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Elderly woman dies in South Philadelphia house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 00:04

Elderly woman dies in South Philadelphia house fireAn elderly woman died in a fire that tore through a home in South Philadelphia.


Man being questioned in police barracks shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:38

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambushTwo troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were questioning a person of interest, state police said Saturday.


5 things about treasure hunter turned fugitive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:38
For more than two years, the U.S. Marshals Service has been on the hunt for Tommy Thompson, an oceanic engineer and treasure hunter who is now a wanted federal fugitive. Here are five things to know about Thompson, the treasure he found and the disputes that followed.

Pedestrian in wheelchair struck and killed in Mercer Co, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:27

Pedestrian in wheelchair struck and killed in Mercer Co, N.J.Police say a 57-year-old woman in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle in Lawrence Township., New Jersey Friday night.


Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:19

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Pay product in Cupertino, Calif. Some experts believe Apple Pay, with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the so-called mobile wallet. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.


Leadership of revamped Portugal bank to resign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 22:45
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The leadership of Portugal's Novo Banco bank says it is resigning — just two months after being named to manage positive assets of the former Banco Espirito following its collapse and division into two parts under Portuguese government intervention.

New focus on minority voting after Brown's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 22:43

FILE - In this March 6, 2007 file photo, pennies rest on top of the headstone marking Dred Scott's grave on the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to deny Scott his freedom, at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Pennies are placed on top of the marker to honor Lincoln's role in freeing the slaves. A few miles from where Michael Brown died lies the gravestone of Dred Scott, a slave who unsuccessfully went to the Supreme Court to be recognized as a free American citizen. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few miles from the street where Michael Brown died is the grave of Dred Scott, a slave who went to the Supreme Court and tried, unsuccessfully, to be recognized as a free American citizen.


2 women hurt in vehicle crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 22:21

2 women hurt in vehicle crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say two woman were hurt in a vehicle crash in Northeast Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


82-year-old woman dies in South Philadelphia house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 21:27

Elderly woman dies in South Philadelphia house fireAn 82-year-old woman died in a fire that tore through a home in South Philadelphia.


State police: Trooper shot dead outside Pa. barracks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 20:55

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambushTwo troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for the suspect or suspects, state police said.


Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 20:52

FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo, Senate Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health subcommittee Chairman Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles _ but also make it tougher for states to regulate them. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.


Pennsylvania State Police: 1 trooper shot dead, 1 injured in targeted attack outside barracks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 20:06
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police: 1 trooper shot dead, 1 injured in targeted attack outside barracks.

State Police: 1 trooper dead, 1 injured in barracks shooting in Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 19:49

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambushState police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect.


VIDEO: Implosion of 16-story Philadelphia high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 19:30

 Implosion of 16-story Philadelphia high-riseIt has stood for nearly 60 years, but it was the end of an era for a 16-story high-rise in the Germantown section of Philadelphia after an implosion on Saturday morning.


NFL star Peterson charged with injuring child, dropped from Sunday's game

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 18:36

 Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota VikingsMinnesota Vikings' star running back Adrian Peterson was briefly detained in a Texas jail early on Saturday charged with injuring a child, according to the website of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Peterson was held on a $15,000 bond early on Saturday morning and was released within about 30 minutes, jail records showed. He was indicted by a grand jury in the county north of Houston, and police issued a warrant for his arrest on Friday. Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that the charge resulted from the footballer "using a switch to spank his son." The charges come on the heels of the NFL indefinitely suspending Baltimore Ravens three-time Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice for domestic violence.


France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 18:00

FILE - In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a person uses Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif. Netflix is tapping into six new markets on Monday hoping to gain hundred thousand new subscribers and balance out the billions spent on entertainment content each year. Their presence is welcome in most European countries, but in France Netflix is facing government-imposed regulatory hurdles and pressure from established local competitors. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)PARIS (AP) — Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions.


PA governor stays execution of killer, citing shortage of lethal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 17:54
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's governor granted a reprieve to a condemned murderer on death row on Friday because the state did not have the drugs needed to put him to death. Governor Tom Corbett granted the temporary reprieve for Hubert Michael, 58, who was scheduled for execution by lethal injection on Sept. 22 for the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Trista Eng. ...

Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 15:28

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump speaks during a news conference in St. Louis County, Mo. Legal experts say a cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Brown was surrendering when he was shot. Crump said the video is "the best evidence you can have other than a video of the actual shooting itself." (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday.


Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 15:17

In this Sept. 6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava advances from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava issued from several spots along a deep ground crack earlier this week, as shown by the distinct fingers of lava making up the flow front. The thick smoke plumes show the flow front moving downslope towards the north. Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira says the lava from Kilauea volcano is still at least a mile away from any homes in Kaohe Homesteads. (AP Photo/Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared.


Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 15:13

This combination of undated photos made available by the Lima Police Department shows, Thomas Michael Lane III, aka T.J. Lane, 19, left, and Clifford E. Opperud, 45. Lane, convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school, scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with Opperud and another prisoner, and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lima Police)LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.