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Vicitm ID'd in fatal Route 42 crash in Gloucester Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:35

Victim ID'd in fatal Route 42 crash in Gloucester Twp.New Jersey State Police have identified the person killed in a crash on Route 42 in Gloucester Township.


Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:22

Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to same-sex marriageIreland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."


PHOTOS: Protests in Cleveland follow acquittal of officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:17

 Protests in Cleveland follow acquittal of officerNumerous arrests were made overnight in Cleveland as crowds protested the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.


After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:11

Mark Rosekind testifies before a Senate hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the NHTSA in WashingtonThe U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the government’s full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.


Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:38

Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.


8 hospitalized, dogs rescued after Norristown carbon monoxide leak

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 18:54

8 hospitalized, dogs rescued after Norristown carbon monoxide leakEight people are in the hospital, two in critical condition, after a carbon monoxide leak in Montgomery County.


NSA Begins Dismantling Phone Data Collection Program

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 18:47
Congress did not extend the powers with expiration of key portions of the PATRIOT Act approaching.

3 displaced in North Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 18:43

3 displaced in North Philadelphia fireAn early morning fire chased three people from their home in North Philadelphia.


8 hospitalized after Norristown carbon monoxide leak

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 18:41

8 hospitalized after Norristown carbon monoxide leakEight people are in the hospital, two in critical condition, after a carbon monoxide leak in Montgomery County.


Residents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:19
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding.

Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 15:57

Pohai George, left, Ashley Montogmery and Nathaniel Whittaker, right, protested against Monsanto at a Waikiki Beach rally in Honolulu on Saturday, May 23, 2015. They were part of an international day of protests against the company. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.


Chris Weidman stops Vitor Belfort by first-round TKO to defend title

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 15:11
A UFC middleweight title fight more than one year in the making ultimately lasted less than three minutes. It was an interesting three minutes.

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:49

A protestor lies on the ground on a downtown intersection as Cleveland police officers block them from a RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandBy Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Protesters took to Cleveland streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.


Fans to hold 'Free Tom Brady' rally

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:20
New England Patriots fans are planning a rally in support of their beloved quarterback Tom Brady.

Cleveland Cop Found Not Guilty in Unarmed Couple's Shooting Deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:05
Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers who fired shots into victims' car.

Protests and Multiple Arrests Follow Cleveland Cop Verdict

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:05
Most demonstrations have been peaceful, city officials say.

Just another birthday for Detroit-area woman _ her 116th

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:44

Jeralean Talley, 115, sits in the living-room of her home in Inkster, MichiganINKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life.


Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:40

Pohai George, left, Ashley Montogmery and Nathaniel Whittaker, right, protested against Monsanto at a Waikiki Beach rally in Honolulu on Saturday, May 23, 2015. They were part of an international day of protests against the company. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.


World's oldest person turns 116

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:55

World's oldest person turns 116A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life.


AccuWeather: Warmer Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:50

 Sunday's WarmerMeteorologist Melissa Magee says temperatures steadily climb over the Memorial Day Weekend!