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Driver pronounced dead after cab hits home in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 00:40

Driver pronounced dead after cab hits home in West PhiladelphiaThe driver of a cab was pronounced dead after the vehicle hit a building in West Philadelphia on Friday.


US launches airstrikes, re-engages in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 00:36

US launches airstrikes, re-engages in IraqThe Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.


Woman who sneaked on plane arrested at LAX

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 00:19

This undated photo released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles airport's police chief suspected that a woman caught after sneaking onto a Los Angeles-bound flight earlier this week would end up back at his airport. He was right, and she was arrested as she wandered through terminals without a ticket Thursday in violation of her probation handed down just a day earlier, airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said.


Enough evidence found for trial in child cage case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:59

This image shows the property outside Laramie, Wyo., on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, where a 7-year-old child was allegedly kept in an outdoor cage behind the residence. A man and a woman face felony charges on allegations that they kept the child in an outdoor cage on and off for three weeks, forcing the child to sleep in the enclosure even during rainstorms. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Jeremy Martin)LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence to take a Wyoming man to trial on allegations of keeping a 7-year-old boy locked in an outdoor cage, a judge ruled.


Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:57

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2013 file photo shows former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger posing with Smokey Bear after the U.S. Forest Service named him their third honorary Forest Ranger for his leadership on climate change during a ceremony at the Department of Agriculture.in Washington. Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 _ but don’t bring any candles to the party, please. As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, he's burning up Twitter, but his message of fire prevention through personal responsibility hasn’t changed _ much. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday — but don't bring any candles to the party, please.


Accused Boston bomber's lawyers renew bid for trial out of state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:47

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoLawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have renewed efforts to move his trial out of Massachusetts, arguing in new court documents that it would be difficult to find an unbiased jury in the state. Tsarnaev's attorneys filed a declaration late Thursday from a California State University professor who said his examination of poll results and media coverage showed the 21-year-old defendant had a better chance of a fair trial in Washington D.C. "It is my professional opinion ... that the Court should grant a change of venue from the District of Massachusetts, and preferably to Washington, D.C.," Professor Edward Bronson wrote in the declaration, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston. Bronson said research of media coverage and resident attitudes toward Tsarnaev in other potential court venues - including Springfield, Massachusetts, and New York City - showed they were more likely than D.C. residents to believe Tsarnaev was guilty. Tsarnaev is accused of having worked with his older brother, Tamerlan, to plant two homemade pressure cooker bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.


Mother of three kids killed in Philadelphia carjacking dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:42
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The mother of three Philadelphia children killed when a carjacked SUV slammed into their sidewalk fruit stand last month has also died, hospital officials said on Friday. Keisha Williams, 34, died on Thursday night at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia from injuries she suffered from the crash on July 25. Williams was taken to the hospital and all of her three children - Keiearra Williams, 15, Joseph Reed, 10, and Terrance Moore, 7 - were killed. Keisha Williams' death prompted prosecutors on Friday to file additional murder charges against Jonathan Rosa, 19, and Cornelius Crawford, 23, who now face four counts of second-degree murder and conspiracy.

Fugitive lured girls into prostitution, A.G. says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:39

Fugitive lured girls into prostitution, A.G. saysA man who prosecutors say was part of an underage prostitution ring in Philadelphia and who eluded capture for four years is now in police custody.


GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:35

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2006 file photo, a trio of unsold 2006 Buick Rainier sports utility vehicles sits in front of a Buick dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Lone Tree, Colo. General Motors' troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs, including the 2006 Buick Rainier, for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.


Husband set on fire by wife faces child molestation charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:34

Husband set on fire by wife faces child molestation chargesPolice say the woman told them she set her husband on fire after accusing him of molesting her 7-year-old daughter because shooting him ''was too nice.''


Police: Teacher found at school drunk and pantless

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:31

 Teacher found at school drunk and pantlessAn Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on her first day on the job after allegedly appearing at school drunk and without wearing pants.


Fla. wants US Supreme Court to decide gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:13
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage.

Reward up to $36K in Pennypack Park murder case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:01

Reward up to $36K in Pennypack Park murder caseA total of $36,000 in reward money is now being offered in connection with the murder of a mother of two in Pennypack Park.


Eye of Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii: NOAA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eye of Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday with strong winds and heavy rain, the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. The center said Iselle had weakened to a tropical storm as it moved over Hawaii. Iselle is being closely followed by Julio, a Category 3 hurricane set to reach Hawaii on Monday. (Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Bill Trott)

New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:55

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, MississippiMore than seven million Americans have gained health coverage through government programs including Medicaid since enrollment in Obamacare health insurance was launched October 1, the U.S. administration said on Friday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said 7.2 million new participants in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by June brought overall Medicaid enrollment to 66 million people. The enrollees include uninsured Americans who gained coverage through traditional Medicaid, as well as a special Medicaid expansion in 26 of the 50 U.S. states under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.


Man charged with starting massive California blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:38
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the mountain range's largest in its recorded history.

Gay Games 9 to begin Saturday in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:31

A man looks over Gay Games t-shirts for sale in the downtown convention center in Cleveland Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Cleveland and Akron might seem like odd choices to host the 9th International Gay Games, but organizers of the weeklong, Olympic-style event say that’s exactly the point. There are hopes that bringing the Games to the Rust Belt will help chip away at barriers that persist between the gay and straight communities. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — If Cleveland and Akron seem like odd choices to host the international Gay Games, that's because they are. The eight previous hosts for this quadrennial affair have been gay-friendly cities where those who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered feel comfortable.


US wholesale inventories rise 0.3 pct. in June

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:28

In this June 17, 2014 photo, a stocker rolls product to restock at a Kroger grocery store in Richardson, Texas. The Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for June on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they may anticipate slower growth ahead.


A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:26

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, a South Korean quarantine officer, right, checks the body temperature of a passenger against the possible infection of Ebola virus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. South Korea has been stepping up monitoring of its citizens returning from trips to West Africa and other areas affected by the deadly Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee, File) KOREA OUTNEW YORK (AP) — As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.


Mother of 3 kids killed in Pa. carjacking dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:15

Johnathan Rosa Cornelius CrawfordPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of three children killed when a sport utility vehicle that police said was carjacked crashed into a group on a north Philadelphia corner last month has died, officials said Friday.