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Woman shot in Bucks County; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:57

Woman shot in Bucks County; suspect in custodyPolice say a man is in custody after a shooting that left a woman injured in Bucks County.


Retired NFL star Will Smith shot dead in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:38

Former American footballer Will Smith shot dead in New OrleansBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Will Smith, a prominent member of the New Orleans Saints team that won the NFL's Super Bowl in 2010, was killed by a gunman who shot the retired football player after ramming his car near the city's famed French Quarter, police said on Sunday. Investigators were trying to determine whether the shooting, which also wounded Smith's wife, was a case of road rage or whether there was some other motive, police said. The suspect, Cardell Hayes, 28, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, the New Orleans Police Department said in a Twitter message.


DA: Weather likely a factor in crash that killed 3-year-old girl in Lehigh County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:37

 Weather likely a factor in crash that killed 3-year-old girl in Lehigh CountyAn eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says weather conditions likely played a role in a crash that claimed the life of a 3-year-old girl.


Driver flees after crashing into Bensalem home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:36

Driver flees after crashing into Bensalem homePolice in Bucks County are searching for the driver who crashed into a Bensalem home early Sunday morning.


Aunt hopeful missing San Francisco toddler will be found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:31

This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Arianna Fitts. Police in San Francisco say they're looking for Arianna Fitts whose mother, Nicole Fitts, was found slain Friday, April 8, 2016, after being reported missing a week earlier. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sister of a woman found slain last week and whose 2-year-old girl is missing said Sunday she is hopeful her niece will be found safe.


Police investigate death in West Conshohocken home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:19

Police investigate death in West Conshohocken homeAction News has learned of a death investigation in West Conshohocken.


Willett wins the Masters after Spieth collapses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:18

Willett wins the Masters after Spieth collapsesDanny Willett has won the Masters after a stunning collapse by Jordan Spieth.


Police investigating death in West Conshohocken home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:12

Police investigate death in West Conshohocken homeAction News has learned of a death investigation in West Conshohocken.


The Latest: Aunt hopeful missing toddler will be found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:11

This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Arianna Fitts. Police in San Francisco say they're looking for Arianna Fitts whose mother, Nicole Fitts, was found slain Friday, April 8, 2016, after being reported missing a week earlier. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on missing 2-year-old girl whose mother was found slain in San Francisco (all times local):


The Latest: 2 identified in deadly crash in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:47

In this April 9, 2016 photo provided by KCRA-TV, firefighters view the wreckage of a Honda Civic that slammed into a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, killing all five occupants, on a two-lane highway in Rio Vista, Calif., about 40 miles southwest of Sacramento. (Tom Miller/KCRA-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTRIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly crash in Northern California (all times local):


Top cartel leader appeared to find temporary haven in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:37
DALLAS (AP) — A man who was slain at an upscale suburban Dallas shopping center is identified in federal court documents as the acting leader of a notorious Mexican cartel, a claim that would run counter to the long-held belief that drug kingpins seldom try to hide in the United States.

Wrigley Field prepare to show off new looks at Monday home opener

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:23

Wrigley Field prepare to show off new looks at Monday home openerThe Chicago Cubs home opener is just hours away and crews spent the weekend working at a frenetic pace to get things ready for both players and fans.


Woman found dead inside car after crashing into Salem County lake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:54

Woman found dead inside car after crashing into Salem County lakePolice say a 60-year-old woman was found dead inside a car after crashing into a lake in Salem County.


Human error caused train derailment, BNSF says: LaCrosse Tribune

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:30
In report on the Nov. 7 accident filed with the Federal Railroad Administration, BNSF said a train operator applied the dynamic brakes too quickly, causing the 24 cars to jump the tracks, the newspaper reported. The derailment near Alma, Wisconsin, is under investigation by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:30

In this Tuesday, April 5, 2016 photo, Sarah Kaplan, of Lynn, Mass., rides an elevator to board a bus outside her place of work, in Boston. Transit systems in major U.S. cities are required by federal law to provide specialized services for disabled passengers. In Boston, the deficit-laden MBTA is considering ways of reducing service for the disabled and outsourcing more of it to taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling some advocates who note that ride-hailing services have themselves faced criticism over accessibility.


Melissa McCarthy's 'The Boss' debuts to $23.5M at box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:25

Melissa McCarthy's 'The Boss' debuts to $23.5M at box officeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is "The Boss" at the box office now.


Ohio police officer in critical condition after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:06

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs discusses a shooting that left a SWAT officer in critical condition as officers attempted to arrest a suspect on an arson charge, on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Police said the officer was in a SWAT vehicle approaching the suspect’s apartment early Saturday morning when shots were fired, hitting the officer. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer was critically injured after a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him in Ohio's capital city early Sunday morning.


In report, BNSF says human error cause of train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:55
ALMA, Wis. (AP) — Human error caused a train derailment in November that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according to a BNSF Railway report.

Bones found in Idaho canal likely from boy who died in 1981

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:50
RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say bone fragments likely belonging to a 3-year-old boy who died in a 1981 boating accident have been recovered from a canal in Idaho.

Flight lands safely after bird strike at Florida airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:08
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials say an American Airlines flight landed safely in the Florida Keys after a bird strike.