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Body found in creek ID'd as missing Delaware County boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:38

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


Ben Franklin Bridge to close for pope, NJ reacts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:37

Ben Franklin Bridge to close for pope, NJ reactsNew Jersey residents are reacting to the decision to shut down the Ben Franklin Bridge to vehicular traffic during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.


Police: Woman chased, assaulted, robbed in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:37

 Woman chased, assaulted, robbed in Queen VillagePhiladelphia Police Special Victims Unit is asking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for a sexual assault in the Queen Village section.


Nashville assailant may have wanted to blow up cinema: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:37

Metro Nashville Police Department photo of Vincente David MontanoBy Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man shot by police after an attack on a Nashville-area movie theater on Wednesday had a propane cannister and lighter fluid on him that he may have wanted to use to set off an explosion, police said on Thursday. The gunman, Vincente Montano, 29, a transient with a history of mental illness, refused numerous requests from police to surrender. Three people were injured when Montano doused the theater with pepper spray, including one man who also suffered a superficial hatchet wound from the assailant.


Officer cross-examined about man killed by police gunshots

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:36

Police officer Randall Kerrick listens to testimony during day four of his trial at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As a Charlotte police officer stands trial for shooting and killing an unarmed black man who was looking for help after a car crash, a second officer testified Thursday that he didn't draw his own weapon and didn't even think about pulling it.


Man barricades self in Somerton home; neighbors evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:26

Barricade situation in Somerton ends, man taken into custodyNeighbors are being evacuated in the Somerton section of Philadelphia after a man barricaded himself inside a home.


Stolen Stradivarius violin is recovered after 35 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:21

Sisters Amy Totenberg, left, Nina Totenberg, center, and Jill Totenberg get their first look at the Ames Stradivarius violin that was stolen from their father, renowned violinist Roman Totenberg 35 years ago, in New York, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Nina Totenberg said the violin surfaced in June when a woman had it appraised in New York and the appraiser immediately contacted authorities. According to court documents, the woman voluntarily returned the violin to the Totenberg family and told investigators she did not know it was stolen. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON (AP) — Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone.


New video released in unsolved Boston art museum heist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:20

In this March 18, 1990 still image from surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's Office,Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, an unauthorized visitor walks inside the rear entrance of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Robbers stole more than a dozen works of art at the museum about 24 hours later. Twenty five years later, the artwork remains missing and no one has ever been charged in the heist. (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Twenty-five years after the famed art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, law enforcement officials released new surveillance video Thursday showing an unauthorized visitor entering the museum the night before the robbery.


Tent collapse raises question of permit, inspection laws

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:19

In a Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015 photo, investigators are at the scene of a circus tent that collapsed, killing a father and his 6-year-old daughter in Lancaster, N.H. Since the accident, questions have been asked about how the circus operator could have prepared for, then put on a show in the middle of the town's fairgrounds without getting a permit or having the giant canopy inspected. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After a circus tent collapse that killed two spectators, questions have arisen about how the circus operator could have prepared for and put on a show at the town's fairgrounds without getting a permit or having the giant canopy inspected.


Half-mile journey: 80-pound pet tortoise reunited with owner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:09
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida woman has been reunited with her 80-pound pet tortoise after he escaped earlier this week and managed to get about a half-mile away.

Guillermo falls apart, new tropical storm forms in Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:05
HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Guillermo is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression as it skirts past the Hawaiian Islands. Meanwhile, a new tropical storm has formed far to the east of the state.

Court strikes down law barring false campaign statements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:04
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts law that makes it a crime to publish false statements about political candidates is unconstitutional, the state's highest court ruled Thursday.

Charges filed against producer of fake Clint Eastwood film

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:59

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Matthew McClintock who is on probation for a 2010 conviction for deceptive practices. Montana officials have filed fraud and theft charges against McClintock accused of scamming investors into giving him more than $24,000 to produce a cowboy documentary he said would be narrated by Clint Eastwood. The film is bogus and the actor was never contacted, state prosecutors said. Other promises McClintock made — that PBS would air the film, royalties would go to breast cancer research and a prominent historian would be involved — were also false, they said in charging papers filed on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Missoula. (AP Photo/Montana Department of Corrections, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials have filed fraud and theft charges against a man accused of scamming investors into giving him more than $24,000 to produce a cowboy documentary he said would be narrated by Clint Eastwood.


Police: Video shows fatal stabbing outside Vegas pharmacy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:57

This Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows suspect Leonard Ray Woods, 46 at the Clark County Detention Center North in Las Vegas. Police say security video shows Woods stalking and fatally stabbing his estranged girlfriend outside a Las Vegas pharmacy hours before he turned himself in. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Security video shows a 46-year-old man hiding between cars before fatally stabbing his estranged girlfriend in the parking lot of a Las Vegas pharmacy, according to a police report made public Thursday.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:49
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police: Theater attacker had propane, lighter fluid; may have wanted to set off explosive.

Marketing group agrees to pay $50M to settle milk price suit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:47
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A national dairy marketing cooperative has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers in an amended settlement of a long-running lawsuit accusing the group of trying to drive down milk prices, but some farmers are still opposed to the deal.

Baby sloth born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:45
CHICAGO (AP) — A Hoffman's two-toed sloth born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is the first offspring of a breeding pair.

No charges against police in Maryland stun gun death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:44

Darrell Brown is shown in a police booking photo taken July 27, 2013, by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office. Brown died April 16, 2015, after Hagerstown, Md., police shocked him with a Taser. Five Hagerstown police officers involved in the stun-gun-related death of Brown, a home invasion suspect won't be criminally charged, authorities said Thursday, Aug. 6, citing an autopsy report's finding that the man died from drug-induced "excited delirium in the setting of police restraint."(Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP).HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Five Hagerstown police officers involved in the stun-gun-related death of a home invasion suspect won't be criminally charged, authorities said Thursday, citing an autopsy report's finding that the man died from drug-induced "excited delirium in the setting of police restraint."


Government seeks documents in case of accused church shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:42
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a summary of testimony the defense plans to use at the trial for a white man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church.

Growth of paddle boarding on display at outdoor retail show

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:29

Julie DeVoe, left, Amelia Travis, middle, and Jaysea DeVoe demonstrate yoga on a Glide brand paddle board in a demo pool at the Outdoor Retailer Show on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. In the last few years there has been significant growth in the popularity of paddle boarding. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Colorful paddleboards and pictures of people practicing the sport in beautiful settings fill the exhibit halls at the world's largest outdoor retail trade show this week in Salt Lake City in the latest illustration of the sport's exploding popularity.