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Sen. Durbin to seek probe of air center sabotage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:25
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

Search for trooper killing suspect shifts slightly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:22
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly over the weekend in the dense woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday.

Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:18

 Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wantedAuthorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.


Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:17

 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shootingPolice say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old.


FBI agents invented a defendant to catch a judge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant — complete with a staged arrest and court appearances.

Harris says working 24/7 to restore Chicago FAA site

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:40

A view of an exterior of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration in AuroraWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Harris Corp on Sunday said it was working to install new equipment and conduct repairs at a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician on Friday in an incident that has continued to snarl U.S. air traffic over the weekend. "Our team is on site working 24/7 with the (Federal Aviation Administration) to install new equipment and restore service to full capacity as quickly as possible," Harris spokesman Jim Burke said in a statement emailed to Reuters. ...


Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:35

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from the film, "The Equalizer." (AP Photo/Sony, Columbia Pictures, Scott Garfield)NEW YORK (AP) — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Police ID NC woman killed in ATV accident in W.Va.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:34
ROCK, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a woman died after her all-terrain vehicle plunged about 150 feet down the side of a mountain in West Virginia.

Police catch last of 13 boys who escaped from Tennessee detention center

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:25
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - The last of 13 boys who escaped Friday night from a troubled Tennessee youth detention facility was caught on Sunday by a police officer on routine patrol, police said. The 16-year-old boy told police he had been hiding in a wooded area since escaping out the front gate of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. ...

Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:51

Damage to trees and homes after heavy winds and rain, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Scottsdale. Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Saturday, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX (AP) — Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted Sunday morning by toppled trees and debris-littered streets.


Truck fire blocks I-95 near Woodhaven Road

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:26

Truck fire blocks I-95 near Woodhaven RoadA truck fire resulted in all northbound lanes of I-95 to be shut down near Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia.


1000 veterans line up for free marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:22

Extracting Innovations COO Seth Cox shows Navy veteran Hikima Nukes how to make active butter for edibles at the Grow 4 Vets cannabis giveaway at the DoubleTree Hotel Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Veterans who RSVPed for the event were given gift bags with cannabis seeds, infused candy bars and a cannabis tincture. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado hotel.


Suspicious fire traps residents in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:33

Suspicious fire traps residents in East Mt. AiryPolice are investigating a suspicious fire that injured two people at an apartment building in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.


Bankruptcy's end more clear than Orr's future

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:33

FILE - In this March 14, 2013, file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, left, speaks at a news conference in Detroit as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who appointed Orr, listens. Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete.


One teenager dead, 3 injured in New York stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:47
(Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy died from a wound to the chest and three other teenagers were injured early on Sunday in stabbings in New York City's Bronx borough, police said. Two 18-year-old men also were stabbed in the chest and a 17-year-old boy in the shoulder, police said. They were in stable condition at a local hospital on Sunday morning. Identities of the victims were not released. No arrests have been made and the investigation was continuing, police said. The attacks occurred at an apartment complex and WCBS 880 Radio in New York reported that a party was going on there at the time. ...

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:40

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcanoFinally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.


Quadruple shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:38

Quadruple shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an early morning shooting in North Philadelphia that sent four people to the hospital.


Man struck and killed by SEPTA train

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:37

Man struck and killed by SEPTA trainA man was struck and killed by a train in the Olney section of Philadelphia.


911 call released in fatal bear attack that killed Rutgers student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:18

911 call released in fatal bear attack that killed Rutgers studentAuthorities have released a 911 call made in connection with a deadly bear attack that claimed the life of a 22-year-old Rutgers student who was hiking with four of his friends.


Chip Kelly-Jim Harbaugh rivalry moves to NFL

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:46

Chip Kelly-Jim Harbaugh rivalry moves to NFLChip Kelly and Jim Harbaugh have been fierce competitors in college when Oregon and Stanford battled for West Coast supremacy.