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SUV pinned under truck on Roosevelt Blvd.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:03

SUV pinned under truck on Roosevelt Blvd.An SUV was pinned under a tractor trailer after a crash on Monday morning on Philadelphia's Roosevelt Boulevard.


NY Prison escape probe focuses on likely 'inside' help; $100,000 reward

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:02

NY Prison escape probe focuses on likely 'inside' help; $100,000 rewardGov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that a $100,000 reward is being offered for the capture of two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, apparently through a hole in the back of their cell.


Police seek suspects who stole credit cards from car in Middletown, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:39

Police seek suspects who stole credit cards from car in Middletown, Del.New Castle County Police are looking to identify two people wanted in connection with a theft from a car.


Fire prompts evacuations at Ben Franklin High School in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:35

Fire prompts evacuations at Ben Franklin High School in Spring GardenA fire has prompted evacuations at a Philadelphia School District high school in Spring Garden.


Obama: Cyberattack attempts against US will accelerate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:31
ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama says the problem of cybersecurity hacks targeting the U.S. government is going to accelerate.

U.S. justices reject Maine challenge to Medicaid funding

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:55
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S Supreme Court on Monday rejected the state of Maine's bid to revive its plan to trim some young people from its Medicaid rolls. By declining to hear the case, the court left intact an appeals court ruling that upheld the federal government's decision to reject the state's plan to cut 19- and 20-year-olds from Medicaid. Medicaid is a government health insurance program for low-income and disabled people.

Justices to take on new case over frozen assets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the government can put a hold on untainted money and property that a criminal defendant needs to hire a lawyer.

Trash truck hits pole, closes road in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:47

Trash truck hits pole, closes road in Northeast PhiladelphiaA crash involving a trash truck shut down a road in Northeast Philadelphia.


Pennsylvania man dies in skydiving accident in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:24
NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania man who died in a skydiving accident in northeast Ohio.

Graduation robes gender-neutral in Maryland school district

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:01
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Out of respect for transgender students, three high schools in Maryland's Montgomery County have begun using a single color for graduation robes to make them gender neutral.

Alaska moose, protective of her calves, injures campers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 19:51
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) - A protective female moose with two young calves has injured at least three campers, one of them severely, within a 10-day span at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, park officials said. Officials at the park about 120 miles southwest of Fairbanks have been warning campground guests about the mammal's erratic behavior, and had temporarily closed a handful of sites at Riley Creek Campground. "Cow moose are good moms but not always the best neighbors if you get too close," wildlife biologist Pat Owen said in a Denali Park news release on Friday.

Kicking ax: Women compete in lumberjack sports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 19:46

In this Saturday, April 25, 2015 photo, Alissa Harper, left, and Michele Watkins chop blocks of wood during the Axe Women of Maine's demonstration in Vernon, Conn. Harper, of Bar Harbor, Maine, started Axe Women in 2010. She said it’s empowering for the women to compete in a male-dominated sport. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Make no mistake, these women kick ax. Their T-shirts even say so.


Teen completes 57-mile walk carrying brother on back

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 19:08
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teen who last year walked 40 miles carrying his brother on his back to raise awareness for cerebral palsy has wrapped up an even longer trek with his sibling.

Fire rips through two homes in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:58

Fire rips through two homes in Camden, N.J.A 2-alarm fire has damaged two houses in Camden.


Woman shot in face after answering door in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:41

Woman shot in face after answering door in Hunting ParkPhiladelphia police are searching for two men after a woman was shot in the face after answering her front door in Hunting Park.


$100,000 reward offered after 2 murderers escape NY prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:14

$100,000 reward offered after 2 murderers escape NY prisonGov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that a $100,000 reward is being offered for the capture of two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, apparently through a hole in the back of their cell.


2 day care workers arrested in death of girl left in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:13
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say two Louisiana day care workers were arrested after a 22-month-old girl was left in a hot vehicle for about two hours and died.

$100,000 reward offered for 2 murderers who escaped NY prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:13

$100,000 reward offered after 2 murderers escape NY prisonGov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that a $100,000 reward is being offered for the capture of two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, apparently through a hole in the back of their cell.


Plane skids off runway in Buffalo; no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:03
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a United Airlines plane carrying more than 70 people skidded off a runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport while landing in strong winds.