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Police run down tips about Pa. trooper ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:12

Police run down tips about Pa. trooper ambush suspectWith schools closed and the public jittery, authorities hunting for a suspect in last week's fatal ambush.


Miami Beach prepares for extreme high tides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:10

City of Miami Beach, Fla., assistant directors of Public Works, Mike Alvarez, left, and Jay Fink, look at new water pumps that will be part of a new storm water pump station being installed, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Miami Beach. City officials say the annual king tides are expected to be almost three inches higher than last year. Extreme high tides in the fall and spring push seawater up through aging infrastructure, flooding some Miami Beach streets with more than a foot of water even on sunny days, snarling vehicle and pedestrian traffic. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Climate change is not only already visible in iconic South Beach, but so is climate change adaptation, in the form of new storm water pumps meant to keep rising sea levels from swamping low-lying streets, city officials said Wednesday.


Teen charged with sexual assault on team bus trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:54
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

Water main break buckles road in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:53

Water main break buckles road in Center CityA water man break buckled a roadway in Philadelphia Center City early Wednesday morning.


Guard, inmate were hurt in school shooter escape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:53

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)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Corrections officials say one of the inmates who escaped from an Ohio prison with a convicted school shooter last week was injured along with a prison guard while on the run.


Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:47

Artificial sweeteners are displayed, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in New York. Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, according to results of a study released Wednesday by the journal Nature. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.


Peter Fonda's 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:45

This Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo shows the Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif. It’s one of the most recognizable motorcycles of all time. The auction house Profiles in History tells The Associated Press it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at its Oct. 18, 2014 sale. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.


Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:43

FILE - This Dec. 20, 2013, file photo shows shoppers passing through the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta. Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted earlier this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping reform that Republicans had pushed, according to an Associated Press review. As a result, it's unclear if the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had touted. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.


Transgender Connecticut teen found safe after escaping custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:37
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A transgender teenager whose detainment without charges at a Connecticut adult prison sparked protests this year, was back at a juvenile detention facility after fleeing a private treatment center, state officials said on Wednesday. Hartford police picked up the 16-year-old, who was born male but identifies as female, hours after she escaped from a therapeutic treatment facility on Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families said in a statement. ...

Police: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol until passing out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:28

 Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol until passing outPolice say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.


Vehicle fire erupts on tarmac of Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:06

Vehicle fire erupts on tarmac of Philadelphia Int'l AirportA vehicle burst into flames on Wednesday morning on the tarmac of the Philadelphia International Airport.


U.S. needs better end-of-life care, which might cut costs: study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:05

An elderly couple looks out at the ocean as they sit on a park bench in La Jolla, CaliforniaBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs to improve its medical care for people nearing death, a move that might cut rising healthcare costs, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study said on Wednesday. The 507-page "Dying in America" study is aimed at opening a debate on how the U.S. healthcare system treats Americans nearing death and urges comprehensive care to improve the quality of life in their final days. ...


MLB umpire Joe West suspended for Jonathan Papelbon incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:01

MLB umpire Joe West suspended for Jonathan Papelbon incidentMajor League Baseball has suspended umpire Joe West for one game without pay due to an incident with Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.


AccuWeather: Staying Cool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:49

 Staying CoolMeteorologist Karen Rogers says temperatures will dip before our weekend warm-up.


Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:37
SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday, waking up residents who felt it miles away in Seattle.

Several suspects in Center City Philadelphia attack on gay men to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:33

Several suspects in Philadelphia attack on gay men expected to surrenderPhiladelphia police say several suspects involved in the attack on two gay men in Center City are expected to surrender on Wednesday.


2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:26

In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt poses for a portrait at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Eberhardt was named Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."


3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:22

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was foundWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.


State police trooper freed from cruiser after crash on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:17

State police trooper freed from cruiser after crash on I-95A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was involved an accident in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Pa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a Congressional office building in Washington.