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Man charged in fatal stabbing of uncle in Langhorne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 03:54

Man charged in fatal stabbing of uncle in Langhorne, Pa.A 24-year-old Bucks County man is facing murder charges after authorities say he stabbed a family member to death.


Skateboarder riding in road at night struck, killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 03:40

Skateboarder riding in road at night struck, killedDover Police say a skateboarder was struck and killed while he was riding in the road at night.


Cleveland seeks outside probe of boy's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 03:36

This undated photo provided by the family's attorney shows Tamir Rice. Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. (AP Photo/Courtesy Richardson & Kucharski Co., L.P.A.)CLEVELAND (AP) — The city is hoping to hand over the investigation of a 12-year-old boy's fatal shooting by police to an outside agency, as well as future investigations of all deadly use-of-force cases.


Woman dead after Bensalem shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 02:53

Woman dead after Bensalem shootingPolice are investigating a shooting that left a woman dead Thursday morning in Bensalem, Bucks County.


51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 02:18

Arthur Lampitt of Granite City shows off the 1963 Thunderbird turn signal that was embedded in his arm for 51 years after having surgery to remove it on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The 7-inch turn signal was embedded in his arm during a traffic accident that broke Lampitt's hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jesse Bogan) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTCREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.


In with the new: Snappy apps for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 02:09

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2013 file photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou, in San Francisco. Lyft has managed to avoid much of the controversy that’s been dogging Uber, and the image it projects appears to be a kinder, gentler one. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Uber, Facebook, Instagram — sure, they've been all the rage, but as 2014 winds down we're all ready for something fresh. From ride-hailing to photo sharing, here are a few up-and coming apps and startups to watch in in 2015. Which will be the breakout hit of the new year?


Police investigating fatal stabbing in Langhorne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:53

Man charged in fatal stabbing of uncle in Langhorne, Pa.Bucks County authorities are investigating their first homicide of 2015.


PHOTOS: Pictures from the 2015 Mummers Parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:39

 Pictures from the 2015 Mummers ParadeMummers clubs continued a time-honored tradition with their annual New Year's Day strut in Philadelphia.


Tampa police: Woman hit by stray New Year's bullet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:38
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old woman waiting to see New Year's fireworks at a Florida theme park was struck in the leg by a stray bullet fired from somewhere outside the park.

Wolf faces tall challenges as he takes his oath

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:25

Wolf faces tall challenges as he takes his oathGov.-elect Tom Wolf pledged throughout his campaign to provide "a fresh start" for Pennsylvania.


Two killed in crash of sheriff's office helicopter in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:16
(Reuters) - A pilot and a mechanic died in the crash of a helicopter used by Arizona's Cochise County Sheriff's Office and a federal investigation was under way on Thursday into what caused the crash, officials said. The helicopter had just undergone routine maintenance in the Phoenix area and the pilot on Wednesday was flying with the mechanic from there to the Sierra Vista airport in Cochise County when it went down, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement released late on Wednesday. The debris field was discovered near Benson in southern Arizona, according to the Sheriff's Office. ...

More room for chickens likely means costlier eggs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:31

FILE-This Sept. 10, 2008 file photo, chickens huddle in their cages at an egg processing plant at the Dwight Bell Farm in Atwater, Calif. The New Year is bringing rising chicken egg prices across the country as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. The new standard backed by animal rights advocates has drawn fire nationwide because farmers in Iowa, Ohio and other states who sell eggs in California have to abide by the same requirements. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings.


States work to meet new renewable energy standards

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:20
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than five dozen giant turbines erected on a remote mesa in western New Mexico began churning out power for the state's largest electric provider on New Year's Day.

Volkswagen recalls 38,000 cars due to fire risk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:49

Volkswagen recalls 38,000 cars due to fire riskThe Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire.


Magnitude 5.1 quake hits in waters off Northern California coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:41
(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast on Thursday, about 70 miles (113 km) west of the town of Ferndale, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A Ferndale police dispatcher said there were no reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which according to the USGS's website occurred at 4:16 a.m. Pacific Time. No tsunami warning was issued for the area following the magnitude 5.1 quake, according to the USGS and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Ferndale is about 190 miles (306 km) northwest of Napa, California, where a magnitude 6. ...

Tampa police: Woman hit by stray New Years bullet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:45
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old woman waiting to see New Years fireworks at a Florida theme park was struck in the leg by a stray bullet fired from somewhere outside the park.

Earthquake off coast shakes northern California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 21:53
FERNDALE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 5.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern California.

3-alarm fire erupts at auto lighting business in Mt. Holly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:43

3-alarm fire erupts at auto lighting business in Mt. HollyFirefighters battled a 3-alarm blaze at an auto parts company in Burlington County early New Year's Day.


Mummers gear up for annual strut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:01

Mummers ring in 2015 with strut DOWN Broad StreetNothing will keep the Mummers from strutting up Broad Street today, not even the chilly weather.


AP PHOTOS: Dramatic New Year's moments worldwide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:46

A wave crashes on two girls hugging as they usher in the new year, while fireworks explode over Copacabana beach, during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Millions of revelers converged on the beaches of Brazil, the streets of Seoul, South Korea, and New York's Times Square to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes and Ebola outbreaks.