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Victim shot, chased and killed in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:34

Victim shot, chased and killed in South PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for a suspect who wounded his target, then chased the victim for ten blocks before shooting him to death in South Philadelphia.


Woman arrested after jumping barricade near White House

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:34

Woman arrested after jumping barricade near White HouseThe Secret Service says a woman was arrested after jumping over a low barricade in front of the White House.


Minneapolis airport terminal area briefly evacuated in bomb scare

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:20
The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1:20 p.m. and the roadway shut down while a bomb squad from the Bloomington, Minnesota police department investigated, airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said. "One of our officers decided to swab it and it came back positive for explosives."The bag, which had been left on a scale at a ticket counter, also tested positive when a Transportation Security Administration agent swabbed it, Scovronski said. The scene was cleared and the terminal reopened about 40 minutes later, she said, after no explosives were found.

Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:18
SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee's parking lot, insisting the officer acted in self-defense.

March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:00
Organizers of "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed black men by police officers over the past year. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People leaders at the rally urged marchers to honor the memories of New York's Eric Garner and Cincinnati's Samuel DuBose, two of the unarmed black men killed in the police confrontations.

Cecil the Lion's Brother, Jericho, Shot and Killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 03:43
Cecil the Lion was killed in July by an American dentist.

Child, 10, shot and wounded in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 03:21

Teen in custody for shooting of boy, 10, in ChesterPolice are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old child in Chester, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon.


Atlanta airport leads in number of guns found in bags

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 03:20
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:53
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.

Family feud in evidence at Bobbi Kristina funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:50

Family feud in evidence at Bobbi Kristina funeralThe ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.


Woman arrested after jumping barricade near White House

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a woman was arrested after jumping over a low barricade in front of the White House.

Private equity pioneer Jerome Kohlberg dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:43
Jerome Kohlberg Jr., a founder of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and a pioneer of the leveraged buyout, died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, aged 90. Kohlberg's death was confirmed by his former partners at KKR on Saturday. Kohlberg began working at investment bank Bear Stearns & Co in 1955, where he mentored younger colleagues Henry Kravis and George Roberts.

Man becomes unresponsive, dies in Dallas County jail lobby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:40
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciousness.

Trump sues celebrity chef over canceled DC restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's organization is suing celebrity chef Jose Andres for backing out of a hotel project in Washington.

Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:22
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:20

FILE - In this July 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Orlando, Fla. The largest Florida corporate donor to a “super” political committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential run is NextEra Energy, the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.


Boy, 10, shot and wounded in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:11

Child, 10, shot and wounded in ChesterPolice are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in Chester, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon.


Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 02:09

In this July 22, 2015 photo, people on the top deck of a river boat view piers toward the Minnesota side for the mile-long St. Croix Crossing bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin near Stillwater, Minn. Three times a month, 350 or more people head out on the 90-minute tours, with adults paying $10 apiece for the chance to view one of the biggest and most expensive bridge projects in Minnesota history. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.


Program urges commuters to drive first, pedal later

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 01:38
BOSTON (AP) — Commuters choosing between driving a car or riding a bicycle to work are being encouraged to try a little of both.