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Man critical after stabbing in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:52

Man critical after stabbing in KensingtonPolice are searching for the person responsible for stabbing a man in Philadelphia's Kensington section late Friday night.


2-alarm fire at auto garage in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:50

2-alarm fire at auto garage in FrankfordFire crews were called to battle a two alarm fire at an auto garage in Frankford.


Fire damages house in Tredyffrin Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:34

Fire damages house in Tredyffrin Twp.A 2-alarm blaze damaged a 2-story house in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania Friday night.


Fire damages house in Tredyffrin Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:34

Fire damages house in Tredyffrin Twp.A 2-alarm blaze damaged a 2-story house in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania Friday night.


Virginia latest state to consider taking more DNA samples

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is considering expanding the number of misdemeanor convictions that would require an offender to submit a DNA sample to a state databank.

Virginia latest state to consider taking more DNA samples

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is considering expanding the number of misdemeanor convictions that would require an offender to submit a DNA sample to a state databank.

Even as US job market picks up, unemployed face frustration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:22

In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Debbie Ramsawak, Director of Operations at the Hilton Bentley Miami Beach hotel, center, seated, talks with job applicant Zikey Cook, 24, left, during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute, in Miami. The job market remains a frustrating place for America’s 8 million unemployed even at a time when employers are adding jobs and hanging out the most help-wanted signs in 14 years. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market remains a frustrating place for America's 9 million unemployed — perhaps more so as hiring has accelerated along with job postings.


NYC looks to expand ferry service to its far-flung ports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:16

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, photo a commuter ferry travels on the East river from Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York to the 34th Street Pier in Manhattan. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to bring ferry service to some of New York City's waterfront neighborhoods.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The skyscrapers of Manhattan look almost close enough to touch from parts of the waterfront of Brooklyn's industrial Red Hook neighborhood.


NYC looks to expand ferry service to its far-flung ports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:16

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, photo a commuter ferry travels on the East river from Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York to the 34th Street Pier in Manhattan. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to bring ferry service to some of New York City's waterfront neighborhoods.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The skyscrapers of Manhattan look almost close enough to touch from parts of the waterfront of Brooklyn's industrial Red Hook neighborhood.


Bullet strikes car and injures man in Burlington City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 21:45

Bullet strikes car and injures man in Burlington City, N.J.Police say a man was hit by a bullet after it struck a car in Burlington City, New Jersey Friday night.


Bullet strikes car and injures man in Burlington City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 21:45

Bullet strikes car and injures man in Burlington City, N.J.Police say a man was hit by a bullet after it struck a car in Burlington City, New Jersey Friday night.


Powerball players eye jackpot estimated at $380 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 21:42
One of the richest Powerball jackpots ever offered is up for grabs on Saturday, with the multi-state lottery's grand prize reaching an estimated $380 million after the previous drawing failed to produce a winner. Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and grow until at least one player comes up with the winning number at a drawing. The jackpot winners receive either payments over 29 years or a smaller cash lump sum. The cash option for the jackpot was about $257 million.

$12,000 ring stolen from Zales in Philadelphia Mills Mall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 21:06

$12,000 ring stolen from Zales in Philadelphia Mills MallAuthorities say a $12,000 ring was stolen from a jewelry store at the busy Philadelphia Mills Mall in Northeast Philadelphia.


Officials: Possible measles case in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 21:02

 Possible measles case in Montgomery CountyThe Montgomery County Health Department said on Friday it is investigating a report of a possible measles case.


Driver slams into pole on Route 73 in Mt. Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:48

Driver slams into pole on Route 73 in Mt. LaurelPolice say a driver lost control and crashed on Route 73 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.


ISIS Claims US Hostage Kayla Mueller Killed in Airstrike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:02
Terror group believed to be holding 26-year-old humanitarian.

Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:32

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. The IS statement could not be independently verified. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDITPRESCOTT, Arizona (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old Arizona woman who Islamic State extremists say has been killed in an airstrike in northern Syria have said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.


No encryption standard raises health care privacy questions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 16:06

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, the Anthem logo hangs at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age _ a striking omission in light of the cyberattack against Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age — an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against Anthem.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 16:05
"But as a first reaction, we think it's illogical and we are highly skeptical about it. How could they identify a Jordanian warplane ... in the sky? What was the American lady doing in a weapons warehouse?" — Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani about Islamic State group claims that U.S. aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller had been killed in a Jordanian air strike in northern Syria.

Did the electrified third rail make train wreck deadlier?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 15:30

The electrified third rail, right, runs next to Metro-North Railroad tracks, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Valhalla, N.Y. An SUV driver and five train passengers were killed Tuesday evening in a rush-hour collision in Valhalla. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether the rail's unusual design explains why the crash was so deadly.