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$10,000 reward in murder of truck driver in Yeadon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:42

$10,000 reward in murder of truck driver in YeadonEarlier this month, a truck driver was murdered during a robbery in Yeadon. His sister spoke to Action News and a $10,000 reward is being offered to find his killer.


Local reaction to same-sex marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:40

Local reaction to same-sex marriage rulingThere were cheers, smiles and hugs on the lawn of the National Constitution Center, where hundreds gathered to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.


6 hospitalized after fire at Graterford Prison in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:38

6 hospitalized after fire at Graterford Prison in Montgomery CountySix people were hospitalized after a fire at Graterford State Prison in Skippack Township, Montgomery County.


1 escaped murderer fatally shot in NY woods, other is on run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:00

FILE - This combination of file photos released by the New York State Police shows David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt. Matt, who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison with Sweat and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday, June 26, 2015, but Sweat, is still on the run. (New York State Police via AP, File)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed by a border patrol agent in a wooded area 30 miles from the prison on Friday, and the other was on the run, authorities said.


Hawaii governor says state supports telescope construction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says recent attempts to block the road to the summit of Mauna Kea were unlawful and unacceptable.

Parole blocked for killer of California man buried alive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:34

FILE - This file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows convicted murderer David Weidert. Gov. Jerry Brown is blocking parole for the killer of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive. Brown decided Friday, June 26, 2015, that 52-year-old David Weidert still is too dangerous to be released, despite the recommendation by a state panel that parole should be granted. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown decided Friday to block parole for the killer of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive.


Flyers select Ivan Provorov at No. 7 in NHL Draft

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:28

Flyers select Ivan Provorov at No. 7 in NHL DraftWith the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers selected defensemen Ivan Provorov.


Crews recover bodies of nine victims of Alaska plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:06
Emergency crews recovered on Friday the bodies of nine people from the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that remains teetering on a steep rock face after crashing in Alaska, a rescue official said. Eight passengers and the pilot were killed when the aircraft, an excursion flight booked via a cruise ship, went down during a tour of the Misty Fjords area of southeast Alaska on Thursday afternoon, flight operator Promech Air said. A helicopter pilot spotted the wreckage against a granite rock face about 800 feet (240 meters) above Ella Lake, according to an Alaska State Trooper report.

Man shot in the chest in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:02

Man shot in the chest in North PhiladelphiaA man was hospitalized after being shot in the chest in North Philadelphia.


Police identify 6 killed in crash on Tennessee highway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:01

This photo provided by the Chattanooga Police Department shows police and emergency workers at the scene of a nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 near Ooltewah, Tenn, a suburb of Chattanooga. Police in southeastern Tennessee say six people have been killed in the wreck. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police have released the identities of six people killed on a Tennessee highway when a semi-truck hit eight vehicles that had stopped due to road construction.


New York prison escapee killed by police, accomplice still at large

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:53

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeLaw enforcement officers on Friday shot and killed one of two prisoners who broke out of a maximum security prison in New York three weeks ago and were pursuing a second escapee near the Canadian border, authorities said. Richard Matt, a 49-year-old convicted murderer, was killed by U.S. Border Patrol officers after he was spotted in a wooded area in the town of Malone, the New York State Police said. Police were still combing the vicinity for Matt's accomplice, David Sweat, a 35-year-old who was imprisoned for killing a sheriff's deputy.


The Latest: Escapee 'shot when he didn't comply'; 1 sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:44

New York State officers stand guard near the site where one of two convicted murderers that escaped from an upstate maximum-security prison, Richard Matt, was shot, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. An official with knowledge of the manhunt said Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on the run. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison (all times local):


Escaped NY inmate Richard Matt shot and killed by police; David Sweat still on the run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:43

Escaped NY inmate Richard Matt shot and killed by police; David Sweat still on the runOne of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the prison on Friday, and the other is on the run, authorities said.


Man in the chest in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:40

Man shot in the chest in North PhiladelphiaA man was hospitalized after being shot in the chest in North Philadelphia.


More than 50,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after storms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:34

More than 50,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after stormsAs of 9:00 p.m. Friday, more than 50,000 customers remained without power in the tri-state area.


Report: Oil from Santa Barbara spill spread to Redondo Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A petroleum pipeline company said Friday that oil from a Santa Barbara, California, spill spread more than 100 miles to Los Angeles County beaches.

Judge denies Connecticut killer's bid to speed up execution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:14
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has rejected a request by one of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a home invasion to drop his remaining appeals and proceed to execution.

The Latest: Georgia stops issuing Confederate plates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:07

A mourner carries a program while walking in for for the funeral service for Ethel Lance, 70, one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (AP Photo/David Goldman)The latest in the Charleston church shooting. (All times local.)


New York governor confirms death of one escaped prisoner, search on for other

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:07
(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday that escaped prisoner Richard Matt was armed with a shotgun and refused to surrender when he was killed by law enforcement officers, and police are searching nearby for fellow escapee David Sweat. Cuomo told a news conference in Malone, New York, that several leads are being tracked down about Sweat's location in the same area near the Canadian border. (Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington)

Requests for ice cream and flush toilets at Nevada's Burning Man stirs firestorm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:05

An aerial view during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of NevadaThe demands drew the ire of two U.S. lawmakers from Nevada who described the requests, which also included a standing supply of ice cream, as excessive. Burning Man, named for the burning of a wooden effigy that marks the climax of the week-long festival of art and free expression, brings nearly 70,000 people to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada and adds an estimated $35 million to the local economy each year. This year, the bureau asked for a so-called Blue Pit lodging facility that would have restroom trailers with flushable toilets, a washer and dryer room for laundry, and VIP accommodations in so-called "container apartment" units, according to documents seen by Reuters.