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NY mail carrier accused of hoarding 40,000 letters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005.

NC airport lights off early, disrupting 2 flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:37
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials say runway lights at Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina were turned off early, disrupting two incoming flights and canceling two departures.

Police investigate suspicious fire in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:36

Police investigate suspicious fire in Winslow TownshipPolice and fire investigators were on the scene of a suspicious fire in Winslow Township, Camden County.


Fire damages Cape May Lewes Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:29

Fire damages Cape May Lewes FerryOfficials say a fire has damaged the Cape May Lewes Ferry known as the "Delaware" early Friday morning.


Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:24
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month.

Montana ex-teacher to be re-sentenced in rape case after outcry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:20
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana is to be re-sentenced on Friday for raping a 14-year-old student, after a court earlier jailed him for only one month in a judgment that outraged women's rights activists. A prosecutor has recommended that former Billings High School instructor Stacey Rambold instead serve 10 years in prison for the 2007 rape of his pupil, Cherice Moralez, who committed suicide before the case went to trial. Rambold pleaded guilty last year to one count of rape and was sentenced by state judge G. ...

Woman dies in Chester house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:20

Woman dies in Chester house blazeOfficials say a woman died in a 2-alarm house fire in Chester, Delaware County late Thursday night.


Cops: Student shared pot-laced lollipops with pals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:07
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A police chief in Connecticut says a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized.

5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:48
BOSTON (AP) — Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more than $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Woman dies Chester house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:38

Woman dies in Chester house blazeOfficials say a woman died in a 2-alarm house fire in Chester, Delaware County late Thursday night.


Woman badly burned at Port Richmond gas station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:53

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas stationPolice say a woman was badly burned after a freak accident at a gas station in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section late Thursday night.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:11

airstrike footage on the Jeribe West Refinery in Syria on WednesdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Los Angeles schools knew of complaints against former teacher: LA Times

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:02
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District knew of complaints made against a former teacher some 30 years before he was convicted of taking bondage-style photographs of his young students, some with spoonfuls of semen held to their faces, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Court documents filed in a civil lawsuit showed that education officials received complaints against 63-year-old Mark Berndt as early as 1983, after he allegedly dropped his pants during a school field trip, the Los Angeles Times said. ...

Police, protesters clash at rally in Ferguson, Missouri: CNN, KMOV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:33

File photo of two men stand over the makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in FergusonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Several protesters were arrested on Thursday night after police clashed with demonstrators at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer last month, CNN and KMOV-TV reported. A number of protesters were arrested after Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson began marching with a crowd of rally-goers and a scuffle broke out near him, the broadcasters, CNN and St. Louis television station KMOV, said. Reuters could not independently verify the reports. ...


Arrest site for abduction suspect at road's end

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:23

Jill Howard, left, and her stepdaughter Martie Belt, talk about the arrest of Leroy Matthew Jr. as they walk along the beach Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, near Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GILCHRIST, Texas (AP) — If kidnap suspect Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was looking to hide from authorities, he picked what would seem to be a good spot with the remote Bolivar Peninsula, a finger of Gulf of Mexico barrier sand and scrub vegetation barely above sea level.


Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:50

Smoke hangs over Reno-Tahoe International Airport as a plane takes off on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Reno, Nev. Crews in California have been fighting the King Fire, east of Sacramento, which is threatening thousands of homes and prompting "dense smoke advisories" across the region. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A day of light rain brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire Thursday, dramatically reducing the number of homes that are threatened by the flames from several thousand to just hundreds.


Police make arrest in Washington stabbing death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:31
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man sought in a Vancouver stabbing death has been arrested after a daylong manhunt.

Two convicted in California of conspiring to join al Qaeda

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:25
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two men accused of seeking to join al Qaeda and training to carry out attacks on U.S. military bases and personnel in the Middle East were convicted on federal charges in California Thursday after a trial of more than six weeks, prosecutors said. A U.S. District Court jury in Riverside, California, found Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, guilty of conspiring to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda and conspiring to kill officers and employees of the U.S. government. ...

Man struck multiple times in West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:05

Man struck multiple times in West Philadelphia shootingPolice say a man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot multiple times in West Philadelphia.


Police investigate baby death in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:51

Police investigate baby death in Oxford CirclePolice are investigating the death of a baby in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section.