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Virginia officials hope facial sculptures solve mysteries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:49

Busts of unidentified crime victims are lined up in the offices of the Chief Medical Examiner for Virginia Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Richmond, Va. The medical examiner's office is hoping a new set of facial sculptures created by the FBI will help identify eight people found dead in Virginia between 1972 and 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Their identities are a mystery: the remains of eight people found dead in Virginia between 1972 and 2014, two of them victims of a double murder nearly three decades ago.


Black Women's Expo returns to Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:43

Black Women's Expo returns to ChicagoOne of Chicago's most anticipated annual events is returning to McCormick Place April 8-10, 2016.


Black Women's Expo returns to Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:43

Black Women's Expo returns to ChicagoOne of Chicago's most anticipated annual events is returning to McCormick Place April 8-10, 2016.


Hundreds gather in Center City to honor loved ones lost to gun violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:18

Hundreds gather in Center City to honor loved ones lost to gun violenceMore than 300 people from across the city gathered Friday night at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia in Center City to honor the lives of those lost to gun violence and to give strength to survivors left behind.


Weekend Watch: BGA Idea Forum on TIF funds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:15

 BGA Idea Forum on TIF fundsBGA is hosting a "BGA Idea Forum" on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) issues next week, including the stockpiling of tax dollars many critics want used to help the the public schools and take care of other budget needs.


Weekend Watch: BGA Idea Forum on TIF funds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:15

 BGA Idea Forum on TIF fundsBGA is hosting a "BGA Idea Forum" on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) issues next week, including the stockpiling of tax dollars many critics want used to help the the public schools and take care of other budget needs.


Roz Varon's Weekender Report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:12

Roz Varon's Weekender ReportRoz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend.


Roz Varon's Weekender Report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:12

Roz Varon's Weekender ReportRoz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend.


Nova Nation turns out in force for Victory Parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:11

Nova Nation turns out in force for Victory ParadeThe parade, which celebrated the Villanova Wildcats' historic NCAA Championship victory, drew thousands of fans from across the region.


After 8½ years, no trial yet in Times Square hotel killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:10

In this undated photo taken from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators Website, Clarence Dean is shown. Dean is suspected of murdering Kristine Yitref in 2007 while Yitef worked as a prostitute in New York. A trial date for Dean was finally set after an eight-and-one-half year legal battle over forensic evidence involving a bite mark on the victim's body. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — At first, justice looked like it would come swiftly for Kristine Yitref. Police made an arrest just one day after her lifeless body was found by a chambermaid in a Times Square hotel.


Details about the federal rule regarding lead in water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 22:05
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal rule that took effect in 1991 is designed to protect the public from unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. Some answers to common questions about how it works:

Van Zandt: Show nixed because N Carolina law is 'evil virus'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 21:56

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016 file photo, Steven Van Zandt performs in concert with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band during their "The River Tour 2016" at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Guitarist Van Zandt says Bruce Springsteen and the band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, something he called an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S. Van Zandt tells The Associated Press the decision was made not to perform Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C., because of the law, which critics say discriminates against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S.


Turn your old furniture into something new

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 21:44

Turn your old furniture into something newIt's time for spring cleaning, and that means you may be looking for new items to add to your home.


Turn your old furniture into something new

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 21:44

Turn your old furniture into something newIt's time for spring cleaning, and that means you may be looking for new items to add to your home.


Halting LGBT rules, N Carolina lawmakers again rebuff cities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 21:40

FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks with reporters following the opening session of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington. McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper are tapping into emotions about a new North Carolina law getting national attention to raise money in their high-stakes gubernatorial race this fall. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The decision by the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory to overturn Charlotte's anti-discrimination ordinance for LGBT citizens isn't simply another skirmish in the decades-old culture war between conservatives and progressives.


Tears, gratitude when man meets N.J. officer who saved his mother's life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 21:02

Tears, gratitude when man meets N.J. officer who saved his mother's lifeThere were hugs and tears Friday night as Evesham Township Police Officer Bryan Strockbine met for the first time the grateful son of a woman he saved after a vicious attack.


AccuWeather: Rain and Snow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 20:28

 Rain and SnowMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a mixture of rain and snow is expected today followed by a FREEZE WARNING tonight!


2 men sought in Point Breeze double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 20:26

2 men sought in Point Breeze double shootingTwo men are wanted in connection with a double shooting in Philadelphia's Point Breeze section.


One victim of South Philadelphia crash identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 20:25

One victim of South Philadelphia crash identifiedOne of the people killed in a South Philadelphia car crash has been identified.


Domestic violence group launches "Be Bold" campaign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 20:11

Domestic violence group launches "Be Bold" campaignIn Illinois, 84 people, including 15 children, died from domestic-violence related incidents between July 2013 and June 2014.