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1 injured in police-involved shooting at Claymont Rite-Aid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 18:58

1 injured in police-involved shooting at Claymont Rite-AidDelaware State Police are investigating a police-involved shooting at a pharmacy in Claymont.


Homeless man sets self on fire during St. Pat's bar crawl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 18:54
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A homeless man set himself on fire in the middle of a city street near where hundreds of revelers were hopping bar to bar for an annual St. Patrick's pub crawl on Saturday night, police said.

Shell casings found on I-495 after fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 18:44

1 dead, 1 critical in shooting near I-495Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting in Minquadale.


Slain aid worker honored as ultimate Good Samaritan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 17:33

Ron Mueller speaks with his son Eric in the background during the memorial service for his daughter Kayla Mueller in the Yavapai College Performance Hall Saturday, March 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Les Stukenberg)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The father of an international aid worker killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants read a moving letter at his daughter's hometown memorial service, recounting her discovery that her life's purpose was to ease the suffering of others.


Slain aid worker honored as ultimate Good Samaritan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 15:20

Ron Mueller speaks with his son Eric in the background during the memorial service for his daughter Kayla Mueller in the Yavapai College Performance Hall Saturday, March 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Les Stukenberg)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The father of an international aid worker killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants read a moving letter at his daughter's hometown memorial service Saturday, recounting her discovery that her life's purpose was to ease the suffering of others.


Beyond Clinton, many 2016 hopefuls have used private email

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:58

Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des MoinesATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to catch heat for her extensive use of a private email account to conduct official business while she was secretary of state. But the Democrats' 2016 presidential favorite isn't the only White House hopeful whose transparency has come into question.


Iditarod show goes on despite lack of snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:40

Musher Monica Zappa of Kasilof, Alaska, leads her team past spectators Saturday, March 7, 2015, during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. The official start is Monday in Fairbanks, where the race was moved because of a lack of snow to the south. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If there is one day when mushers in the Iditarod sled dog race don't have to worry about trail conditions, it should be Saturday during the ceremonial start.


Crime Fighters: Who killed Luis Garcia?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:52

 Who killed Luis Garcia?It's been just over six years since a young man was gunned down outside a nightclub in Camden and now a reward is being offered to find his killer.


Man dead in East Oak Lane standoff is possibly murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:42

Man dead in East Oak Lane standoff is possibly murder suspectOfficials are investigating whether a suspect who reportedly killed himself in a standoff Saturday night in East Oak Lane is a wanted killer.


Search intensifies for missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:38

Search intensifies for missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman NaibThe search continues to intensify for a missing 13-year old boy from Newtown Square, Delaware County.


Police search for missing, endangered teen Nysirah Harris

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:37

Police search for missing, endangered teen Nysirah HarrisPolice are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old from Philadelphia's Kingsessing section.


9 hurt in garage roof collapse at California college party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:30

This photo provided by San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, City Fire Department personnel view the scene after a garage roof collapsed during an early St. Patrick's Day party near California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, early Saturday, March 7, 2015. Seven people were hospitalized, with one person's thigh impaled by a piece of debris, according to The Tribune of San Luis Obispo. None of the injuries are life-threatening, authorities said. Hundreds of students were at the party, many dressed in green.(AP Photo/San Luis Obispo City Fire Department)SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Nine people were injured after a garage roof collapsed Saturday during an early St. Patrick's Day party at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo that spiraled out of control and caught both city and university officials off-guard.


Family members of Officer Robert Wilson open up

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:25

Family members of Officer Robert Wilson open upWe are learning more about slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III from those who knew him best - his family.


2 found dead inside Best Western hotel in Pleasantville

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:24

2 found dead inside Best Western hotel in PleasantvillePolice are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a hotel in Pleasantville, New Jersey.


Boy aged 11 charged with homicide in Nashville

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:00
The boy told Metro Nashville detectives he was playing with a gun that he had found when the older boy was shot on Thursday, police said. The victim ran to a neighbor’s house for help and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died, police said. The younger boy fled the scene of the shooting but was found and apprehended, police said.

Jury sides with cop in his arrest of student photographer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal jury has sided with a Philadelphia police officer who arrested a college student as he photographed a police encounter with a homeless woman.

Fatal police shooting of unarmed 19-year-old prompts protest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:56

 Black man, 19, dies after shot by officerMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted, prompted protesters Saturday to take to the college town's streets with chants of "Black Lives Matter." The city's police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.


Protesters march in Wisconsin after black man shot dead by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:21
By Tom Lynn MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Demonstrators marched on Saturday to protest the police killing of a 19-year-old unarmed black man in Madison, Wisconsin, a shooting that came amid growing scrutiny of law enforcement's use of lethal force against minorities, the poor and mentally ill. Chanting "the whole damn system is guilty as hell," hundreds of protesters walked peacefully from police headquarters in the state capital to the neighborhood where the young man was shot by police on Friday evening. They carried a banner reading "Black Lives Matter" that stretched the width of the street and signs that read "Justice 4 Tony" and "5 Shots 5 Times Unacceptable." The shooting occurred after a police officer responded to calls reporting a man was dodging cars in traffic and had battered another person, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said. Koval said the victim, identified as Tony Robinson Jr., did not have a weapon.

Employees assaulted during robbery at Olney grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:19

Employees assaulted during robbery at Olney grocery storePolice are looking for the armed men wanted for assaulting two employees during a robbery at a grocery store in Olney.


Obama says Selma a living history lesson for his daughters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:08

Malia Obama, left, and sister Sasha Obama laugh together as they leave a speech by their father President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)SELMA, Ala. (AP) — In four minutes, President Barack Obama gave his daughters a living history lesson on the civil rights movement.