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Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:36
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.

Man dies in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:35

Man dies in Kensington shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting in Kensington.


Weather hinders effort to recover AirAsia bodies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:28

Weather hinders effort to recover AirAsia bodiesFamilies who lost loved ones aboard the jetliner endured another excruciating day of waiting Wednesday as bad weather hindered efforts to recover any more bodies and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site.


Duke lacrosse accuser appeals slaying conviction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:27
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has appealed her separate conviction for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Threats, hospitalization preceded police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:21

In this Dec. 30, 2014, photo taken from a video provided by WTXF Television, authorities investigate the scene after a man was shot and killed by police after he tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him in Upper Darby, Pa. The authorities said that the man had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents. (AP Photo/WTXF Television) MANDATORY CREDITUPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man shot and killed by police after he tried to run down officers with his car in a Philadelphia suburb had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents and was previously committed to a mental health facility by his mother, the authorities said.


Effort to kill California's ban on plastic grocery bags moves forward

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:16
(This Dec. 30 story was corrected to fix the spelling of Barrier to Berrier in the third paragraph.) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - An effort to kill California's first-in-the-nation state ban on single-use plastic grocery bags advanced this week after bag makers spent several million dollars on a campaign to gather signatures for a proposed ballot initiative to overturn it. ...

Arizona Supreme Court deals blow to Gov. Brewer by allowing challenge to Medicaid expansion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 01:15
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Supreme Court deals blow to Gov. Brewer by allowing challenge to Medicaid expansion .

Dump truck overturns on I-95 in Port Richmond

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

Dump truck overturns on I-95 in Port RichmondA dump truck overturned on I-95 this morning, spilling debris all over the highway.


Mother pleads not guilty in babies' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:42

Mother pleads not guilty in babies' deathsA Massachusetts woman who lived in a squalid home where police said they found the skeletal remains of three babies pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of murder.


Vegas snow on New Year's Eve is a roll of the dice

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:34

Phil Grucci, president and creative director of Fireworks by Grucci, talks with reporters during New Years Eve fireworks preparation on the roof of the Treasure Island hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The Fireworks by Grucci show will explode from the rooftops of seven casinos. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus)LAS VEGAS (AP) — One fireworks coordinator has a request of Mother Nature in this city of glitzy shows: If you're going to let it snow on New Year's Eve, let it fall at the perfect moment — right before midnight when his show launches from the Las Vegas Strip.


2 men steal pizza delivery man's bag, car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:55

2 men steal pizza delivery man's bag, carPolice are trying to track down two men who stole a delivery man's car in West Philadelphia.


Police fatally shoot man in southern New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:53

Police fatally shoot man in southern New JerseyPolice in southern New Jersey say officers fatally shot a man who had a handgun.


Man critical in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:48

Man dies in Kensington shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in Kensington that left a man in critical condition.


Correction: KKK Robe-Auction story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:32
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — In a story Dec. 30 about the auction of a Ku Klux Klan robe, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the auctioneer, erroneously reported the winning bid. The robe sold for $375, not $350.

Hotel hopes guests head home with a rescue dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:00

In this Nov. 23, 2014 photo provided by Jan Trantham, Will Trantham kneels by Jackson, left, a Shih Tzu, along with Darcy, center, and Sophie. Trantham and his wife adopted Jackson when they checked into Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville, N.C., that is believed to be the only hotel in the United States where guests can adopt the front desk dog. (AP Photo/Jan Trantham)LOS ANGELES (AP) — At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face.


Man gets 5 years for keeping 4 sons in filthy home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:38

Man gets 5 years for keeping 4 sons in filthy homeA father whose four young sons could communicate only in grunts when authorities rescued them from a filthy Denver apartment was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he hoped it would send a message to parents that they can't treat their children like pets.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:08

Indians stand near a cake-shaped car designed by Sudhakar Yadav on New Years’ eve in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The triple decker car is powered with a 100cc engine of a road sweeping machine. The single seater car travels unto 10 kilometers per hour (6 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Hammerstein museum plan hits sour note for some

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 20:06

In this Dec. 29, 2014, photo, Owner Christine Cole, stands in a doorway of a farmhouse at Highland Farm in Doylestown Township, Pa. Oscar Hammerstein co-wrote several blockbuster Broadway shows at this farm in suburban Philadelphia, including “Oklahoma!” and “The Sound of Music.” But his grandson’s plan to turn the site into a museum and theater isn’t music to the ears of some Doylestown residents. Cole and Will Hammerstein envision the $20 million project as a tourist attraction and education center, while some township supervisors and neighbors oppose the scale of the plan, saying it’s too much development for a suburban area. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plan to convert Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein's former home into a tourist attraction appears to be falling on deaf ears, but his grandson hopes public officials will soon start singing a different tune.


Woman, 92, needs help for home overrun by rats in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:57

Woman, 92, needs help for home overrun by rats in TexasA 92-year-old Texas woman issues a plea for help after her home becomes infested by rats.


Basement fire damages home in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:41

Basement fire damages home in Northeast PhiladelphiaA basement fire kept firefighters busy early Wednesday in Northeast Philadelphia.