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Police investigate baby death in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:51

Police investigate baby death in Oxford CirclePolice are investigating the death of a baby in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section.


AccuWeather: Get Ready For Summer's Return

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:50

 Better Today, Beautiful This WeekendMeteorologist Adam Joseph says the sunny, summer-like conditions will arrive with perfect timing.


Cuban couple reunited in U.S. after year-long sea odyssey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:48

Cuban migrant Mailin Perez kisses with her husband Jose Caballero after arriving via Mexico at a bus station in AustinBy Ashley Landis AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Almost a year after he smuggled his way out of Cuba on a homemade boat, Jose Caballero was reunited late Thursday with his wife who survived a harrowing sea voyage of her own last month. The two embraced tightly at the Greyhound bus terminal in Austin, Texas, hours after Mailin Perez crossed the border from Mexico, taking advantage of a U.S. policy that allows entry to Cubans arriving by land. "Right now we're so happy, but exhausted from all the tension. There were so many desperate moments," said Caballero. ...


Tropical Storm Rachel moving in Pacific off Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:45

00 a.m. EDT, shows rain showers spreading across the Pacific Northwest and northern California as a cold frontal system is moving through the area. Tropical Storm Rachel can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of the image. Rachel is currently moving northwestward at 13 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Clear skies are dominating the southwestern United States up into the Northern Plains as stable air is currently located over this region. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Rachel strengthened Thursday over open waters off Mexico's Pacific coast, but was expected to pose little threat to land.


Chief: 'no idea' where missing Virginia student is

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:40

This undated image provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows a booking photo of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/Galveston County Sheriff)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The owner of a bar where a missing University of Virginia student was last seen with a man charged in her abduction says she could barely walk that night without the man's support.


Action News TroubleShooters: Wedding videos edited, leaky roof fixed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:35

 Wedding videos edited, leaky roof fixedA newlywed finally sees her wedding video with the help and generosity of our viewers plus a pair of tenants got their leaky roof fixed - thanks to Action News TroubleShooters.


Asia stocks down after Wall Street stumbles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:34

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. Global stocks markets were mostly higher Thursday Sept. 25, 2014 after a surge in new home sales in the U.S. bolstered sentiment. But gains were limited by worries about Europe's stagnant economy and violence in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since July, with benchmarks weighed down by uninspiring U.S. economic data and Apple's iPhone software glitch.


VIDEO: NFL player gives daughter pre-surgery pep talk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:29

 NFL player gives daughter pre-surgery pep talkIt was a big pep talk from a dad whose daughter who had surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to remove a cancerous tumor.


Accused killer cross-examines victims' family in murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:21

Accused killer cross-examines victims' family in murder trialThe man accused of killing a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia, elected to represent himself in the case, and on the emotional first day of the trial, he cross-examined the victims' family.


Dutch tourist fined for crashing drone in Yellowstone hot spring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:51
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Dutch tourist has been ordered to pay penalites of more than $3,000 for crashing a drone aircraft into a famous hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, a park spokesman said on Thursday. Theodorus Van Vliet was trying to take aerial pictures of Yellowstone last month when his camera-equipped drone crashed into Grand Prismatic Spring, a geothermal feature known for its brilliant colors caused by bacteria and minerals, officials said. ...

Jury begins retrial of Florida loud music shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:50
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury began hearing the retrial on Thursday of Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man charged with murder after he shot an unarmed black teenager during an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four black teens listening to music at a Jacksonville gas station in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Prosecutor John Guy on Thursday gave a chilling dramatic narrative opening of the night Davis died after verbally insulting Dunn. ...

Jury finds 2 men guilty in federal terror trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:35
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two California men were convicted Thursday of conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas.

Rifle used in deadly 1966 Texas rampage for sale

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:16
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A rifle used in the 1966 sniper rampage at the University of Texas that left 16 people dead and dozens more wounded is being sold in an online auction.

Police: Burglar kills accomplice over stolen items

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:07
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a burglar fatally shot his accomplice after the two men argued about how to split up the stolen goods.

WestJet flight to Canada makes emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:06
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Canada made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport just 13 minutes after takeoff.

Detroit elected officials regain city control

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:05
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to return oversight of daily operations to elected officials while retaining the city's state-appointed emergency manager to oversee bankruptcy matters until they are resolved.

3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday.

Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:45

6.1 magnitude earthquake 80 miles NW of Anchorage Alaska.A powerful earthquake shook up a large swath of Alaska, including the state's largest city.


Border agent charged with assault of migrant teen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:39
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent stationed in Nogales, Arizona, is facing a charge of aggravated assault in an incident involving a 15-year-old migrant boy.

1 killed, 1 injured in stabbing at food company

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:37
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — An "angry employee" at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City stabbed two women, killing one of them, Thursday before an off-duty law enforcement officer shot the suspect, police said.