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Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:23

Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack ParkInvestigators are hoping a medical examiner's report will shed more light later today on the death of woman whose body was found in Pennypack Park.


Stowaway from San Jose arrested at LA airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:14
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman arrested three times trying to sneak onto flights at San Francisco International Airport managed to fly from nearby San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket — the second person to stow away aboard a flight at San Jose's airport in recent months.

AP names Tom Berman as Central regional editor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:53
CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as Central regional editor. Berman, who has led AP newsrooms and strategic initiatives in the United States and Europe, will oversee AP's coverage and operations across 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest.

US federal judge to review bail granted to Philadelphia officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:52

US federal judge to review bail granted to Philadelphia officersA federal judge will reconsider the bail granted to four Philadelphia police officers charged in a violent robbery scheme.


Jurors hear final arguments in porch shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:48

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Instead of handling his shotgun "like a toy" and shooting an unarmed woman who showed up at his home early one morning, a suburban Detroit man should have kept his doors locked and called police, a prosecutor said Wednesday, urging jurors to convict him of murder.


12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:44

12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbingThe giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.


West Philadelphia shooting victims hit by buckshot, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:24

West Philadelphia shooting victims hit by buckshot, police sayPolice are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia that left a man and a teenage boy hospitalized.


Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:18

Target Slashes Q2 Profit Forecast Tied to Data BreachMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions.


Stocks stabilize as energy sector rebounds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16

People pass in front of the New York Stock Exchange in this Monday, March 9, 2009 photo. Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border caused a sharp sell-off in global stock markets on Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks stabilized on Wednesday as energy prices rebounded. The stock market dropped to its lowest level since May Tuesday as Russia massed troops near its border with Ukraine. Molson Coors jumped after reporting strong earnings.


StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:12

This product image provided by StubHub shows the company's StubHub Music app. The app, currently only for Apple iPhones, launched in San Francisco in June and expands to major cities nationwide Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The app scans your music library and recommends upcoming shows by your favorite artist. (AP Photo/StubHub)LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.


Washington girl still missing after search 'surge'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:57

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Paulette Wright. More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for 6-year-old Jenise, who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/FBI)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officers in Washington state worked through the night, asking residents of an east Bremerton mobile home park about a missing 6-year-old girl, but Jenise Wright remains missing.


Evacuation advisory for California town lifted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:50

Donna Garner, right, embraces former employee Napua Gonsales-Merck while they shift through the remains of the Fireside Village, a restaurant and shop owned by the Garners for over 30 years, in the aftermath of the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Light rain and higher humidity are helping crews make progress in their fight against two wildfires in the Northern California forest that are just miles apart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — A rural Northern California town that was under threat from a wildfire is in the clear for now.


Police: Ky. firefighter killed in interstate crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A firefighter helping put out a vehicle fire was killed Wednesday when a semitrailer slammed into a fire truck along an interstate highway, state police said.

Boy Dies After Playground Stabbing by 12-Year-Old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:47
9-year-old boy dies after being stabbed in back by 12-year-old boy at Michigan playground

Water, Spam fly off Hawaii shelves as storms near

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:37

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms — stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.


Boy 'apparently' an Internet star after interview

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:36
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy's lively TV interview at a Pennsylvania county fair, punctuated by his frequent use of the word "apparently," has turned him into an Internet sensation.

Objection! Interrupting lawyer gets rare sanction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:31
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa meted out an unusual punishment to a lawyer for repeatedly raising objections and interrupting depositions: She must produce a training video showing why such tactics are inappropriate.

Ohio inmates dump lunches after maggot discovery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:30
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say about 1,000 inmates at a central Ohio women's prison dumped their lunches in the trash after another discovery of maggots in the serving area.

Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:25

This photo from circa 1970 provided by the National Library of Medicine shows former U.S. Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld. Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after campaigning against smoking during the Richard Nixon era, has died in Southern California. He was 87. His daughter, Susan Steinfeld, says her father died Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, 2014 in a nursing home in Pomona, Calif., following a stroke he suffered a month ago. (AP Photo/National Library of Medicine)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.


11-year-old boy missing from Hamilton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:09

11-year-old boy missing from Hamilton, N.J.Police are searching for an 11-year-old boy who went missing on Tuesday evening from Hamilton, New Jersey.