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Body found in creek identified as missing Folcroft boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:47

Body found in creek identified as missing Folcroft boyPolice have confirmed that the body discovered in Darby Creek is that of a missing 11-year-old boy from Folcroft, Delaware County.


Biker thrown from motorcycle after crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:42

Biker thrown from motorcycle after crash in WilmingtonA woman was thrown from a motorcycle after a crash in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday evening.


Man wanted for scamming house hunters on Craigslist, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:39

Man wanted for scamming house hunters on Craigslist, police sayPhiladelphia police are looking for the man who they say got away with $10,000 after he used Craigslist to allegedly scam several house hunters.


7 people in 2 homes sickened by car fumes in SW Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:36

7 people in 2 homes sickened by car fumes in SW PhiladelphiaCar fumes have overcome seven people inside twos homes in Southwest Philadelphia.


Chief: Officers 'did what they had to do' in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:59

A Richmond police officer walks out of an alley at the scene of a shooting involving a police officer, in the Fan District of Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. An armed suspect fired first at two police officers and they were justified in returning gunfire and killing the suspect, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham said Thursday. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When a black man was fatally shot by Richmond police in an alley, some residents believed it was the latest example of an overaggressive police force.


Man, 18, killed in North Philadelphia; woman being sought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:56

Man, 18, killed in North Philadelphia; woman being soughtAn argument between an 18-year-old man and a woman in North Philadelphia ended with the man shot dead.


Long battle with mental illness marked man killed at theater

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:42

This undated photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows Vincente Montano, the attacker at a movie theater in Antioch, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The man armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside the movie theater before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead as he tried to escape out a back door, police said. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The transient glared at patrons in the dark movie theater, the dyed red tips of his hair faded to a dull orange.


Survey: Journalism school training transcends professions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:49
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Who and what is a journalist in the age of social media, sponsored content and sagging newspaper circulation?

Key takeaways from the GOP's second-stage White House debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:30

Republican presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, speaks during a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. Seven of the candidates have not qualified for the primetime debate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a matchup of seven GOP candidates who didn't have the poll numbers to make the main event.


Key takeaways from the first GOP debate of 2016 campaign

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:28

Republican presidential candidates from left, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson talk during a break during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)CLEVELAND (AP) — The first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president opened with an absolute bang as billionaire businessman Donald Trump refused to pledge his loyalty to the GOP.


Trump-inspired debate drama highlights unsettled GOP field

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:23

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CLEVELAND (AP) — It took just one question for chaos to erupt in Cleveland.


FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in 1st debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:21

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker listens during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So it's no surprise that the candidates had a vested interest in puffing up their own records as governors, senators and public figures. And some of them just got the facts wrong.


GOP Scorecard: How the candidates fared in the first debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:08

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, speaks as Jeb Bush listens during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)CLEVELAND (AP) — On a crowded debate stage, 10 Republican candidates for president sought breakout moments and tried to avoid missteps that could sink their White House hopes at this early stage.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:06
"The big problem this country has is being politically correct." — Donald Trump, who refused to apologize for making insulting comments about women during the first Republican presidential debate.

Closing arguments set in terror trial in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:06
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A jury will hear closing arguments in the trial of a Russian military veteran charged with leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

2nd officer testifies in police officer's manslaughter trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:05
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As prosecutors try a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man two years ago, they have elicited testimony from a fellow officer who says he would have acted differently.

5-year-old girl who's losing sight will get to visit Rome

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:49
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The parents who created a "visual bucket list" for their 5-old-old daughter who's slowly going blind started by showing her wondrous sights close to their Ohio home. They never dreamed she'd get to see Rome someday.

Finding their voice: Speech clinic helps transgender clients

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:11

In this July 22, 2015 photo, Brianne Roberts speaks into a microphone during a voice exercise at the University of Connecticut's Speech and Hearing Clinic. Roberts is in a program at UConn that teaches transgender people how to sound more like the sex they identify with. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her "ma'am." Nothing could have delighted her more.


Document: Teen said plans for Oklahoma attack were in house

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:54
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the killing were on a thumb drive inside the family's home, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed Thursday.

US jobs report for July is likely to show another solid gain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:45

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, from left, Sgt. Garret Baganz, Spc. Tyler Sonsoucie and Spc. Ian Sokol work on a ecotech engine during an automotive skills class at Fort Hood, Texas. The men are participants in Shifting Gears, a program sponsored by General Motors that teaches automotive skills and tries to match participants with dealerships around the country. The Labor Department releases employment data for July on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs report for July that the government will release Friday is expected to show another month of solid gains, matching the steady hiring that has propelled the U.S. economic expansion.