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1 dead in serious crash on WB Schuylkill Expressway at Rt. 1

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:18

1 dead in serious crash on WB Schuylkill Expressway at Rt. 1One person is dead and several others are injured following a crash on I-76 in East Falls.

Laser pointed at police helicopter at Temple University

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:14

Laser pointed at police helicopter at Temple UniversityPolice say someone pointed a laser at a police helicopter in North Philadelphia.

Judge orders psych tests for man accused in 9/11 bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:11
JACKSONSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a mental evaluation for a young Florida man accused by the FBI of sending bomb-making plans to an informant for an attack at a 9/11 anniversary event in Missouri.

Murder charge filed in shooting outside Boys and Girls Club

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:10
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 21-year-old gang member has been charged with killing three people and wounding four others by shooting a stolen assault rifle into a crowd outside the Rochester Boys and Girls Club last month, authorities said Tuesday.

Two students killed in Houston school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:09
One of the students, a 17 year old, was pronounced dead at the scene and the other, who was 14, died at a hospital, the Houston Independent School District said. The other two students, both boys, and the bus driver were hospitalized with serious injuries, the district said. The bus was bound for Furr High School, which is also home to a charter school, the district said.

Colorado hunter charged with shooting pilot of ultralight aircraft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:05

Adams County Sheriff's Office photo of hunter Frank UrbanA hunter in Colorado has been charged with firing a shotgun and wounding the pilot of an ultralight aircraft who was flying over a field where the alleged shooter was stalking doves, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Frank Urban, 49, faces one felony count of second-degree assault and another of menacing with a weapon, the Adams County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Commander Susan Nielsen of the Adams County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to reports of shots fired on Sept. 1 outside the town of Byers, about 40 miles east of Denver.

Russian man pleads guilty in US in major hacking scheme

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:04
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Russian man pleaded guilty in the U.S. on Tuesday to a major role in a computer hacking scheme that authorities say involved stealing and selling 160 million credit and debit card numbers.

Florida woman guilty in 3-decade Social Security theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:43
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits over three decades.

AccuWeather: Tons of Sun, Warmer Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:41

 Tons of Sun, Warmer TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says our weather stays very warm straight through the weekend.

The Latest: Professor killed self a mile from parents' house

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:40

Students leave a counseling session at Delta State University, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Cleveland, Miss., the day after a lockdown that lasted into the evening in connection with the murder of history professor Ethan Schmidt by another instructor. Police say Shannon Lamb, an instructor at the same school, killed Schmidt in his office Monday morning. Lamb later died in Greenville of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — The latest on the college professor who is accused of killing his girlfriend and driving 300 miles to Delta State University to gun down a fellow professor in his campus office. The gunman, Shannon Lamb, took his own life Monday night as police closed in on him (all times local):

Nun who vandalized uranium bunker resentenced to time served

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:39

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2012, file combo photo shows anti-nuclear weapons activists Sister Megan Rice, left, Michael Walli, center, and Greg Boertje-Obed in Knoxville, Tenn. They were convicted in 2013 of sabotage for vandalizing a bunker storing much of the nation's bomb-grade uranium. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the sabotage charge in May, leaving a conviction on the lesser charge of injuring government property. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, a judge resentenced the three to time served. (Saul Young/The Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists have been resentenced to time served for vandalizing a storage bunker that held much of the nation's bomb-grade uranium.

Lawyer pledges vigorous defense in frat pledge hazing death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:35

People walk past Baruch College in New YorkPOCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for a fraternity member expected to be charged with murder in the death of a New York City college freshman during a hazing ritual says his client will mount a vigorous defense.

Trial set over death after New Jersey town Polar Bear Plunge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:22
A lawsuit filed by the parents of a Pennsylvania woman who died after attending an icy-water Polar Bear Plunge at the New Jersey shore is headed to court.

The Latest: Embattled NM secretary of state visits offie

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:18

FILE - In this July 16, 2011, file photo, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. Duran is due in district court, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, to be arraigned on 64 counts of embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and other charges. The charges involve a total of $13,000 in campaign donations. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on fraud charges against New Mexico's secretary of state (all times local):

The Latest: Thousands without power in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:08

A swift-water rescue crew helps a man after he was stranded in a tree in the Los Angeles River near downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Rescuers were looking for more victims possibly stuck in thick vegetation along the riverbank just north of downtown, in an area known for homeless encampments. A record-breaking storm slammed parched Southern California on Tuesday, sending rainfall gushing down roadways and turning the morning commute treacherous. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest developments on record rainfall in Southern California (all times local):

Pentagon sidelined on discussions with Russia on Syria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 04:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has so far played no role in the U.S. discussions with Russia over its military build-up in Syria and the complications that could have on coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants there.

Man charged with murder after mom's remains found in her car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 03:29
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces murder charges after his mother's remains were found in the trunk of her car in Newark.

New Orleans mayor spared house arrest threat in dispute with union

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 03:27

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks to the media during a news conference announcing the arrest of Travis Boys in New Orleans(Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been spared house arrest on weekends after the Louisiana Supreme Court said he could remain free while appealing a contempt-of-court order in a decades-old dispute over back wages owed to firefighters. The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a district court, which had threatened Landrieu with house arrest if the issue was not resolved, had "abused its discretion." Civil District Court Judge Kern Reese earlier this month held Landrieu in contempt in the squabble over back wages for firefighters that went unaddressed by the city through several mayoral administrations. Under a 1980s judgment, the city owes firefighters $75 million in back wages, plus $67 million in interest, because of the city not giving firefighters raises required by state law.

Bezos' space company to build, launch rockets in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 03:26

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, left, unveils the new Blue Origin rocket, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, applauds during a news conference at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Bezos announced a $200 million investment to build the rockets and capsules in the state and launch them using the historic Launch Complex 36. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is shipping his space business to Florida.

Georgia school district repudiates baptisms on football field

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 03:18
A Georgia high school violated local public school district policy by allowing a mass baptism of members of its football team on the school's field in an event criticized by a group advocating for the separation of church and state, officials said. A pastor dunked 18 Villa Rica High School players and one coach into a tub of water on the school's field in a Christian baptism ceremony before an August football team practice. "We are pleased that the school district has publicly affirmed its commitment to keep religion out of public school events, and concurs that the bizarre baptisms crossed the line," Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation, said in a statement on Tuesday.