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1 dead in double shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:09

1 dead in double shooting in West PhiladelphiaOne man is dead and another is hospitalized after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Former pro wrestling star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 Lehigh County death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:04

Former pro wrestling star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 Lehigh County deathFormer professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend in Lehigh County more than three decades ago.


Chester-Upland teachers return to classrooms without pay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:57

Chester-Upland teachers return to classrooms without payIt was back to school Wednesday for students and teachers in a distressed school district in Delaware County, where the financial burdens are so bad, teachers have agreed to work without pay.


3 family members killed in Monmouth Co. blaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:36

3 family members killed in Monmouth Co. blaze"Police tried to get in, but the house was fully involved," said Long Branch Public Safety Director Jason Roebuck.


Chester-Upland teachers return to classrooms without pay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:19

Chester-Upland teachers return to classrooms without payIt was back to school Wednesday for students and teachers in a distressed school district in Delaware County, where the financial burdens are so bad, teachers have agreed to work without pay.


Wrongly convicted brothers could get $750,000 payout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:14
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina brothers could each receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state, three decades after wrongful convictions in the killing an 11-year-old girl landed one on death row and the other in prison for a life sentence.

Louisiana arguing to keep 'Angola Three' inmate locked up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:03
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana attorneys are set to ask a federal appeals court Wednesday to block the release of longtime state inmate Albert Woodfox and allow prosecutors to try him a third time in the 1972 death of a prison guard.

Baltimore judge to weigh motions in high-profile police death case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:03

Baltimore police officer attempts to secure a crime scene with tape at the scene of a shooting in West BaltimoreA Baltimore court will hear pretrial arguments on Wednesday in the case against six U.S. police officers accused in the death of a black man from an injury in police custody. The death of Freddie Gray, 25, in April drew worldwide attention when it triggered protests and a day of rioting, arson and looting. The case became part of a national debate on police treatment of minorities in the United States.


Obama visits Arctic community to discuss Native issues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:56

Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, AlaskaBy Roberta Rampton and Steve Quinn ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans. After meeting tribal leaders and fishermen in Dillingham, home to the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery, Obama will fly into Kotzebue, an Arctic town of about 3,000 that is battling coastal erosion caused by rising seas. The stops, at the end of a three-day tour of Alaska, are also aimed at cementing Obama's legacy on improving ties with Native Americans.


1 dead in double shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:53

1 dead in double shooting in West PhiladelphiaOne man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Police address mix-up leaves man, officer wounded, dog dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:50

DeKalb County police officers work at the scene where an Atlanta-based officer was shot Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, five miles from Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish did not immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — Tama Colson was finishing an evening walk when she saw the police cars speed into her neighborhood. As she approached her home she heard a loud "pop-pop-pop" and saw her neighbors fleeing into their yard two houses down.


Plea ends former police chief's case in death of black man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by a white former police chief of a small South Carolina town reluctantly accepted a plea deal on a lesser charge that will give him a year of home detention, but no prison time.

Plea ends former police chief's case in death of black man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by a white former police chief of a small South Carolina town reluctantly accepted a plea deal on a lesser charge that will give him a year of home detention, but no prison time.

Man shot dead inside car in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:22

Man shot dead inside car in ChesterPolice say a man was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Chester, Pennsylvania.


Slain Cop Identified as Manhunt Continues for Suspects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:18
The officer called in that he was chasing three suspects.

Deadly auto-pedestrian accident in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:59

Deadly auto-pedestrian accident in New CastleThe driver remained on the scene while police investigated the deadly crash


Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:24

Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gestures while speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. He says exploratory drilling is going well in the Arctic Ocean despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.


India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:17

In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a Mahindra GenZe 2.0 pre-production prototype is riden in Ann Arbor, Mich. Mahindra, India’s largest SUV maker, wants to increase its presence in the U.S. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.


WWII vet transmitted news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:25

In this Aug. 12, 2015 photo, World War II veteran Stephen Dennis poses in Mechanicville, N.Y. Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Less than a year later, he survived one of the Pacific’s fiercest naval battles. On the day Japan formally surrendered to end WWII, the young sailor from upstate New York was transmitting the news to the world that the bloodiest conflict in history was officially over. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South Pacific.


Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:34

This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992. Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987, is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.