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Woman burned in Germantown house fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:18

Woman burned in Germantown house fireA 67-year-old woman is in the hospital after she was burned in a house fire in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


Pressure mounts on Polish government to save WWII museum

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:58
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative government is coming under growing pressure to permit the opening next year of a major new museum on World War II — an ambitious project with an international approach that the country's nationalistic new leaders dislike.

Markets Right Now: European markets gets some respite

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:43

Specialist James Sciulli, foreground, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors were discouraged by signs of weakness in the U.S. job market and some weak corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)LONDON (AP) — The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):


AP FACT CHECK: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:33

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 6, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, in Bethpage, N.Y. Trump says he would create coal-mining jobs as president, and he criticizes Hillary Clinton for saying “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners” out of work. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he will revitalize Appalachia’s coal industry. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)DALLAS (AP) — Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.


Officer shot in gunfight with carjacking suspect in Pittsburg

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:12

Officer shot in gunfight with carjacking suspect in PittsburgAn Antioch officer was injured in a shooting following a chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash in Pittsburg Wednesday afternoon.


Three hospitals deny 7-month-old baby heart transplant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:36

Three hospitals deny 7-month-old baby heart transplantA Bay Area mother is desperately seeking a hospital that will approve her baby girl for a heart transplant before little A'laijah is taken off life support on Friday.


Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:12

FILE- In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Brown must sign, veto or return the bills to the Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, or they automatically become law on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November.


Man hospitalized after being pulled from Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:54

Man hospitalized after being pulled from Delaware RiverA man is hospitalized after being pulled from the Delaware River.


No Powerball winner, jackpot vaults to at least $415 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:48
The winning numbers from Wednesday's draw were 30, 47, 57, 66, 69 and the Powerball number was 3, lottery officials said. The Powerball jackpot has grown past $300 million for the first time since January, when three tickets for the game split $1.6 billion, a record for any U.S. lottery. Seventeen consecutive drawings have produced no winner, lottery officials said.

Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:44

In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016 photo, a streetcar takes a practice run along Main Street in Kansas City, Mo. A city that once had one of the nation’s largest streetcar networks is preparing to launch smaller, modern version that supporters say will shape development for years to come. Kansas City is celebrating the opening of its 2.2-mile streetcar line on Friday, May 6, 2016, with street parties, speeches and fireworks. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district — a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.


Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:44

In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016 photo, a streetcar takes a practice run along Main Street in Kansas City, Mo. A city that once had one of the nation’s largest streetcar networks is preparing to launch smaller, modern version that supporters say will shape development for years to come. Kansas City is celebrating the opening of its 2.2-mile streetcar line on Friday, May 6, 2016, with street parties, speeches and fireworks. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district — a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.


Penn dedicates new trauma center in slain doctor's honor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:41

Penn dedicates new trauma center in slain doctor's honorUniversity of Pennsylvania is dedicating a new trauma center in Dr. John Pryor's honor.


Temple student set to graduate after recovering from hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:19

Temple student set to graduate after recovering from hit-and-runRachel Hall's parents say it's a miracle to be able to see their daughter receive her graduating honors after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left in a coma.


Takata air bag recall now largest in US history

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:07

Takata air bag recall now largest in US historyFederal authorities announced they're more than doubling the size of the Takata airbag recall, which has now made it the largest recall in U.S. history.


Images show NJ escaped inmate at Barnegat CVS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:07

Search continues for escaped inmate in NJ; schools are openAs police in Ocean County, New Jersey continue their search for an escaped inmate, they have released new photos of the man.


Suspects sought in theft of antique doors from Bala Cynwyd apartment building

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:54

Suspects sought in theft of antique doors from Bala Cynwyd apartment buildingLower Merion police are trying to track down the thieves who ripped the doors right off the frame, and then stole them from an apartment building in the Bala Cynwyd neighborhood.


Total of 42 Hanford workers evaluated for chemical exposure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:43
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Officials say the number of workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation evaluated for chemical vapor exposure has climbed to 42, following reports last month that a tank had leaked several thousand gallons of radioactive waste.

Airman surprises daughter with heartwarming reunion beyond words

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:40

Airman surprises daughter with heartwarming reunion beyond wordsA video captured one Delaware County family's heartwarming reunion Wednesday between a military dad and his daughter.


Powerball jackpot increases to $415 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:33

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. Powerball estimates that its jackpot for the May 4, 2016, drawing is $348 million. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has grown even larger.


Basset hounds stay at dying baby's side until the very end

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:31

Basset hounds stay at dying baby's side until the very endA family's two pet dogs refused to leave the side of a terminally ill baby girl as she lay dying.