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Viewing tonight for Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:51

Viewing tonight for Shane MontgomeryFamily and friends will gather in Manayunk Thursday evening to begin saying goodbye to Shane Montgomery.


2-year-old found outside, alone, with no shirt on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:45

2-year-old found outside, alone, with no shirt onThey were scary moments Thursday morning when a toddler was found outside in the frigid cold, wearing very little clothing.


School bus involved in Northeast Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:42

2 students taken to hospital after Bustleton school bus accidentA school bus was involved in a crash on Thursday morning in Northeast Philadelphia.


Ohio bridal shop visited by Ebola patient closing down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:39
(Reuters) - An Ohio bridal shop that temporarily closed after it was visited by an Ebola-affected Texas nurse announced on social media this week that it was closing down. "I am sad to announce that Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal is being forced to wind down its operations after thirty years of service due to the devastating effect that recent events have had on our business," said a message posted on the Akron shop's Facebook page on Wednesday. "Despite our best efforts, we simply have been unable to recover. ...

Missouri town surprises sick 'Princess Molly' with fireworks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:31

In this Jan. 7, 2015 photo, Molly McKinley sits with her mom Dawn Bricker during a surprise party for her in Hannibal, Mo. The 11-year-old, who has a life-threatening neurological disorder, had asked Make-A-Wish Missouri for a trip to Disney World, but when her illness made that impossible the organization sought to give her a Disney-like party with fireworks in her hometown. Despite bitter temperatures, people in her northeast Missouri community found a way to grant the wish and crown her “Princess Molly.” (AP Photo/The Courier-Post, Bev Darr) MANDATORY CREDITHANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl wanted a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri community found a way to grant the wish and crown her "Princess Molly."


UN: Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations commission of inquiry says it has found evidence of ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central African Republic, but it couldn't prove that genocide has occurred amid months of unprecedented sectarian violence that left thousands dead.

Presley's first record, 'My Happiness,' up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:26
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In 1953, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records in Memphis and recorded the song "My Happiness." He was only 18.

Police identify man shot by officers at Ohio airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:55
(Reuters) - Police on Thursday identified a knife-wielding man who officers shot and killed just outside a terminal at the Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city. Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed, 41, lunged at an officer with a knife Wednesday afternoon, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the Columbus Division of Police said in a statement. Police wanted to question the man because an airline ticket agent reported someone had attempted to buy an airplane ticket using identification that belonged to a woman, police said. ...

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:48

In this photo provided by exploreClarion.com/Bauer Truck Repair, vehicles remain at the scene of a fatal 18-vehicle pileup that occurred in whiteout conditions Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, on Interstate 80 near Clarion, Pa. State police said that two people who died were struck after exiting their vehicles at the scene. The victims' identities were not being released until families could be notified. (AP Photo/exploreClarion.com/Bauer Truck Repair)CLARION, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania motorist and a Kentucky trucker were identified as those who died in an 18-vehicle crash caused by a snow squall that left drivers with little visibility on Interstate 80, authorities said Thursday.


Coast Guards begin Great Lakes icebreaking operations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:19
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have begun icebreaking operations to keep shipping lanes open in the Great Lakes.

Massachusetts court mulls case reviews after crime lab scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:13

Annie Dookhan, a former chemist at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute, listens to the judge during her arraignment at Brockton Superior Court in Brockton, MassachusettsBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Civil rights lawyers on Thursday asked Massachusetts' top court for measures that would help thousands of people overturn drug convictions based on evidence tainted by a rogue crime lab scientist, in a case that could have national implications. The American Civil Liberties Union told Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justices that a huge number of defendants have not yet been notified they can challenge their convictions in the wake of one of the country's biggest crime lab scandals, and that those who do may be afraid to act. "There are ...


2 students taken to hospital after Bustleton school bus accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:12

2 students taken to hospital after Bustleton school bus accidentTwo students were taken to the hospital after a school bus accident in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia.


Colorado woman killed in avalanche studied snow science

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:08
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Friends of the 23-year-old Colorado woman who died after an avalanche swept her into some trees say she loved skiing and was educated about slide dangers.

Video: Police restrained teen after shooting her brother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:52
CLEVELAND (AP) — A video released by the city of Cleveland shows a police officer pushing a 14-year-old girl to the ground and handcuffing her with the help of another officer soon after a third officer fatally shot her younger brother.

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:42

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highwayA western Pennsylvania motorist and a Kentucky trucker were identified as those who died in an 18-vehicle crash caused by a snow squall that left drivers with little visibility on Interstate 80, authorities said Thursday.


Worker presumed dead after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:38

Worker presumed dead after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol TownshipAuthorities say a worker is presumed to have been killed when a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township overnight.


Man pleads guilty in grave digging in search of 'real will'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:35
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of helping a woman ransack her father's grave in search of his "real will" pleaded guilty in a plot a prosecutor described as "something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story."

French hunt for 2 in attack on paper; Paris mourns victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:11

France hunts for 2 suspects; Nation mourns their victimsWith tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.


Mother released on $250K bail, had fled with child in 2004

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:10
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who turned herself in to authorities a decade after fleeing with her 8-year-old daughter in a custody case has been released from jail on $250,000 cash bail.

Supreme Court to meet again to decide on hearing gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:04

Revelers gather at Castro St. in San Francisco, after the United States Supreme Court delivered rulings on Proposition 8 and the federal DOMABy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who opted in October not to take up the issue of state bans on gay marriage, are set to meet behind closed doors on Friday to consider once again whether to hear any cases on the contentious issue. The court has five cases pending concerning same-sex marriage prohibitions in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Louisiana. The legal issue is whether the state bans violate the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. ...