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Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 11:30

Grammy Award winning recording artist Irma Thomas, known as the "soul Queen of New Orleans," performs on the front porch of a home on Orleans Ave., as crowds wait for the Krewe of Endymion Mardi Gras parade to pass in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.


Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 11:29
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

Woman killed, man rescued after tree falls on home in Broomall, Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 11:24

Woman killed, man rescued after tree falls on home in Broomall, Delaware CountyA woman is dead and her husband hospitalized after a tree crashed through the roof of their Broomall, Delaware County, home as they slept.


The Latest: Pilot's husband believes she didn't survive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 11:21

30 p.m. and apparently went into the water about two miles outside the harbor entrance, U.S. Coast Guard and other officials said.(KABC-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):


3 sought after cab driver shot, crashes taxi in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 11:21

3 sought after cab driver shot, crashes taxi in Point BreezeTwo men and a woman are wanted in connection with a shooting in the city's Point Breeze section.


Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at tavern in Millville, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 10:35

Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at tavern in Millville, New JerseyFire crews are battling a three-alarm blaze at a tavern in Cumberland County.


San Francisco Ferry Building farmers market vendors report business is slow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:52

San Francisco Ferry Building farmers market vendors report business is slowVendors at the Ferry Building hoping to benefit from big crowds at Super Bowl City are disappointed because some said they've never seen the market as empty as it was today.


Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Cumberland County tavern

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:50

Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Cumberland County tavernFire crews are battling a three-alarm blaze in Cumberland County.


Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:39

Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home — the victims of what Chicago police believe was a "targeted incident."


Cars sink through ice at Lake Geneva Winterfest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:31

Cars sink through ice at Lake Geneva WinterfestDrivers are having that sinking feeling after the ice gave way under their cars in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


Police: 9-year-old girl fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:30
IRONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old sister.

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:17
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.

Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:04
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.

Police: Flag thieves climb coaster at Dorney Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:55

 Flag thieves climb coaster at Dorney ParkSouth Whitehall Township police are seeking the public's help to identify four people wanted in connection with trespassing and theft at Dorney Park.


Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:47
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Family: Boy, 12, killed after rescue attempt in Norristown fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:47

 Boy, 12, killed after rescue attempt in Norristown fireFamily members tell Action News that a 12-year-old boy died after running into a burning home in Norristown in an attempt to save his father.


Washington state's prison chief resigns over botched inmate release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:46
The head of Washington state's prison system resigned on Saturday six weeks after his agency said thousands of inmates may have been mistakenly freed early from state custody since 2002, including two men blamed for deaths when they should have been behind bars. In a resignation letter to Governor Jay Inslee on Saturday, Dan Pacholke defended his three-month tenure as Department of Corrections Secretary and praised his staff's efforts to fix errors that have been blamed on recent deaths. Pacholke, who had served as deputy secretary since 2014, began his career with the agency some thirty years ago as a corrections officer, Inslee's office said.

New York orders probe after radioactive leak at reactor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:08
Cuomo said he learned on Friday of "alarming" levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan, about 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River. The governor has previously asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down the plant because of doubts over the safe evacuation of the area in the event of an accident. Cuomo said in a statement the plant's operator, Entergy Corp, has informed him the contaminated water has not migrated off the site and poses no public health risk.

New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 06:30
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. John Tishman was 90.

Former Sikorsky president killed in Arizona plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:46
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said Jeffrey Pino, 61, of Chandler, Arizona, died in the crash in Maricopa, about 30 miles south of Phoenix. Pino served as president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Connecticut-based unit of Lockheed Martin Corp that builds helicopters, from 2006 to 2012, according to a company newsletter.