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The Latest: Oregon man identified as 1 of 12 missing Marines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 13:09
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest in the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii's Oahu (all times local):

Sale of ex-Showboat casino to Philly developer finalized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 13:02

Sale of ex-Showboat casino to Philly developer finalizedThe $23 million sale of Atlantic City's former Showboat casino to Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein has been completed.


PennDOT conducting Schuylkill Expressway expansion study

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:56

PennDOT conducting Schuylkill Expressway expansion studyOfficials say PennDOT is studying the possibility of opening the shoulder of the Schuylkill Expressway to traffic as an additional lane.


12 displaced after partial home collapse in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:50

12 displaced after partial home collapse in FrankfordPolice said a dozen people have been displaced after a partial collapse at a home in the city's Frankford section.


High waves hamper search for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:49

A CH-53E Super Stallion, used by the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463,prepares to carry off a U.S. Army Huey Helicopter aboard Barber's Point Naval Air Station, Marine Corps Base HawaiiHigh waves expected for the next several days will hamper the search for 12 Marines missing at sea after two helicopters collided near the island of Oahu in Hawaii, U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Friday. Two Coast Guard cutters and several Coast Guard aircraft were searching, along with two U.S. Navy warships and local police and fire department helicopters, the Coast Guard said. A safety zone has been set up from the shoreline that matches up with the accident site to 8 miles (13 km) out to sea, the Coast Guard said.


NJ family makes plea for return of Navy vet's 'priceless' possessions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:48

NJ family makes plea for return of Navy vet's 'priceless' possessionsNavy veteran Edward Joyce's possessions were stolen from a vehicle, just hours after his funeral.


The Latest: Suspect guilty of manslaughter on Bourbon St.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:42
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest developments in the trial of the only suspect arrested after a 2014 gunfight on New Orleans' famous Bourbon Street that left a bystander fatally injured and nine others wounded. All times are local:

Firefighters battle blaze at Bucks County home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:38

Firefighters battle blaze at Bucks County homeFire crews battled a blaze Friday at a home in Bucks County.


Man hospitalized after SUV strikes pole, falls down embankment in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:36

Man hospitalized after SUV strikes pole, falls down embankment in DelawareA man is hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash in New Castle County.


Could email derail sexual assault case against Cosby?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:35

Could email derail sexual assault case against Cosby?CNN reported Friday night on the existence of an email that could conceivably derail the Montgomery County sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.


Chicago suspect's last words: 'I give up. I'm shot.'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:23

In this image made from a surveillance video released by City of Chicago Law Department, a Chicago police officer, lower right corner of the frame, is seen aiming his gun at Cedrick Chatman, who is not pictured, during a foot chase on Jan. 7, 2013, in Chicago. City attorneys on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, released grainy 2013 surveillance video showing the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white police officer. A federal judge granted the release of the video to be made public under intense pressure from activists demanding more transparency and reforms to a police department under scrutiny over cases of alleged misconduct. (City of Chicago Law Department via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — The last words of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer in 2013 were, "I give up. I'm shot," according to documents released Friday, a day after the city released video of the shooting.


Warehouse worker takes third of $1.6 billion Powerball pot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:14

John Robinson, left, brings in the family dog, Abby, as Robinson's wife, Lisa, center, arrives for a news conference with Rebecca Hargrove, right, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Robinson's winning Powerball ticket was authenticated as one of three winning tickets in the $1.6 billion jackpot drawing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future.


Family mourns Columbia student who died in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for an outdoor service in New York City to say goodbye to a Columbia University student killed in a crash in Honduras.

Things to know about 12-week-old Los Angeles gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:53

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, a truck leaves the Southern California Gas Co. facility where a natural gas well has been leaking uncontrollably for weeks in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. In trying to reassure the public there's no long-term health risk from the leak, Southern California Gas Co. has said in news releases and FAQs on its website that since the crisis began, just two air samples briefly showed elevated concentrations of the substance. But a closer look at the online data by The Associated Press and outside experts actually shows that a dozen samples from the Porter Ranch community contained at least twice the amount of benzene that Southern California air regulators consider the normal background level. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A leak from an underground natural gas storage facility that has sickened Los Angeles residents and sent thousands from their homes has been out of control for 12 weeks and a possible fix is expected no sooner than March. Here are some things to know about it:


Chicago releases documents related to shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:49

In this image made from a surveillance video released by City of Chicago Law Department, a Chicago police officer, lower right corner of the frame, is seen aiming his gun at Cedrick Chatman, who is not pictured, during a foot chase on Jan. 7, 2013, in Chicago. City attorneys on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, released grainy 2013 surveillance video showing the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white police officer. A federal judge granted the release of the video to be made public under intense pressure from activists demanding more transparency and reforms to a police department under scrutiny over cases of alleged misconduct. (City of Chicago Law Department via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — A day after the release of a video of a shooting of a black Chicago teenager by a white police officer, the city released documents related to the 2013 incident indicating the teen's last words were, "I give up. I'm shot."


Venezuela president gets rare live TV criticism

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:44

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, speaks with President of the National Assembly Henry Ramos Allup, prior to delivering his annual state of the nation report in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Ahead of a surprise dire economic data release, Maduro said he would declare an economic emergency giving him 60 days to unilaterally enact sweeping reforms. The decree will be debated in the newly-seated opposition congress next week. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a stunning display of Venezuela's tense new political order, President Nicolas Maduro suffered through a long scolding from the head of the country's new opposition Congress Friday after presenting his state of the nation address.


Outlets seek to unseal Planned Parenthood shooting documents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:08
DENVER (AP) — Several news organizations are petitioning the Colorado Supreme Court to reverse a judge's order to seal details of the case against Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear.

Final design for Tucson shooting memorial released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:26

This architectural illustration provided by Tucson's January 8th Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of Chee Salette Architecture Office, shows a final design of the memorial honoring the victims of a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson. Carved symbols along a dark red steel wall will be among the various parts of a large memorial to honor victims of the mass shooting in Tucson that gravely wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Tucson's January 8th Memorial Foundation/Courtesy of Chee Salette Architecture Office via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Carved symbols along a dark red steel wall will be among the various parts of a large memorial to honor victims of the mass shooting in Tucson that gravely wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.


1 injured in Strawberry Mansion house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:23

1 injured in Strawberry Mansion house fireFire crews battled a house fire that left one person injured in the city's Strawberry Mansion section.


15-year-old hopping from building rooftops falls, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:22
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old girl who was hopping from rooftop to rooftop in New York City fell between buildings to her death.