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Hidden camera investigation exposes theft at local food pantry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:17

Hidden camera investigation exposes theft at local food pantryIn an Action News Investigation, we caught two employees of a local charity who were supposed to help feed the hungry but, instead, were stealing food for themselves.


Police officer, suspect wounded after exchanging gunfire in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:14

Officer to be released soon, suspect critical after West Phila. gunfireA Philadelphia police officer and a drug suspect are both recovering in area hospitals after exchanging gunfire in West Philadelphia.


Slender Man suspect won't be moved for psychiatric treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:05
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge denied a request Friday to move a 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man to a psychiatric treatment center, but admitted her long-term placement needed to be considered.

Ohio university removes posters for 'straight pride' week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:01
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Posters promoting a "straight pride" week at a northeast Ohio university were removed this week after student leaders determined that the message went beyond free speech.

Thief caught on camera carrying TVs out of Walmart in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:54

Thief caught on camera carrying TVs out of Walmart in Port RichmondPhiladelphia police are searching for a thief who was caught on camera stealing two TVs from a Walmart in the city's Port Richmond section.


Truck takes down several poles on Rt. 202 in Chester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:52

Truck takes down several poles on Rt. 202 in Chester Co.Chester County authorities are on the scene of an accident that has taken down three PECO poles and wires along Route 202.


Police: Officer opens fire on gunman in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:33

 Officer opens fire on gunman in South PhiladelphiaPolice have one person in custody and are looking for another after an officer involved shooting incident in South Philadelphia.


Sheriff: Florida deputy shoots, kills attacking dog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:29
SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a deputy had no choice but to shoot a Rottweiler that ran at him while he was responding to an alarm at a home north of Tampa.

Jury in Etan Patz trial focuses on earlier suspect in 1979 murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:21

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 listened on Friday to a re-reading of witness testimony that implicated another, earlier suspect in the case of the missing 6-year-old boy. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is charged in state Supreme Court in Manhattan with the murder and kidnapping of Patz, one of the first missing children whose pictures appeared on milk cartons in an effort to locate them. His lawyers have said the real culprit is Jose Ramos, long a prime suspect in the disappearance.


No serious injuries after Indiana high school stage collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:20
(Reuters) - More than a dozen students injured in a stage collapse at an Indiana high school were all in good condition on Friday, a city official said. At least 13 young performers fell through the stage when it fell out from under then during a Thursday night performance of "American Pie" at Westfield High School, 20 miles (30 km) north of Indianapolis.

Correction: Columbia University-Gender Bias Suit story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:17
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 23 about a gender bias lawsuit, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Columbia University spokesman. He is Robert Hornsby, not Roger Hornsby.

'Freaknik' promoters cancel Panama City Beach event

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:15
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The promoters of an event billed as "Freaknik" are calling off their annual gathering at Panama City Beach because of public reaction to a sexual assault and to a house party during spring break.

Feds rest corruption case against 6 former Philadelphia police officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:14

Feds rest corruption case against 6 former Philadelphia police officersFederal prosecutors have rested their case in the corruption trial of six former Philadelphia police officers.


BYOB: It's brew your own beer at some colleges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:12

In this Thursday, March 19, 2015, photo, Assistant Brewer, and senior chemistry major Stephen Moser, 23, smells freshly made beer at Innovation Brew Works lab at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Although the beer made on Pomona's campus is sold at the university's pub, school officials say the effort isn't about providing product for boozy frat boys. It's about responding to a booming craft-beer market by giving students the skills to compete for jobs in a rapidly expanding section of the hospitality industry. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A bachelor's in beer? A master's in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies.


Reputed ex-mob boss Joey Merlino free after 4 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:56

Reputed ex-mob boss Joey Merlino free after 4 months in prisonA reputed former mob boss is free after serving four months in federal prison for failing to report a meeting with a former co-defendant at a Florida cigar bar.


Correction: Colorado Shooting-Mental Health story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:54

In this April 22, 2015 photo, posters adorn the wall of the Aurora Strong Resilience Center, a free counseling center opened in 2013 for local residents who have been affected by trauma, in Aurora, Colo. With theater shooting defendant James Holmes' trial starting Monday, April 27, 2015, mental health counselors in Aurora and elsewhere are preparing to help anyone coping with anxiety, flashbacks and other responses to reliving the Aurora theater shootings through testimony and news accounts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story April 23 about how Colorado's mental health support network has been strengthened since the Aurora theater shootings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title for Carl Clark. He is the president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver, not director of a crisis program at the center.


Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:47

 A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” which is scheduled to come out Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.


Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:32

This April 23, 2015 photo shows a facility purchased by The Social Club, a Nashville, Tenn. swingers club, in a small office park in Nashville. The owners of the club are calling the new facility a church in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school. The building is geographically isolated at the end of a dead-end street, but it is near the back of Goodpasture Christian School, a large private school serving pre-school through high school children. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion — it says it's now a church — in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.


Arkansas mechanic jailed after fatal pit bull attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:27
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A mechanic has been arrested after authorities say his pack of pit bull dogs mauled a man to death in central Arkansas.

UN Security Council working on migrant resolution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's ambassador to the U.N. says Security Council members are already working on a council resolution to address the spiraling migrant crisis.