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Teen injured in Tacony hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:50
A teenager is hospitalized after being struck by a car in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

3-year-old girl found in Massachusetts, father in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:47
Authorities have cancelled the Amber Alert for Elinor Trotta after the 3-year-old and her father were located in Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon.

Four Wesleyan students arrested in connection with overdoses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:41
(Reuters) - Four students at Connecticut's Wesleyan University have been arrested on drug charges in connection with a dozen students who were treated for overdoses of the party drug MDMA, police said on Tuesday. The students - 21-year-old Eric Lonergan, 21-year-old Zachary Kramer, 20-year-old Andrew Olson, and 20-year-old Rama Agha Al Nakib - had all been arrested by Tuesday night, Middletown Police Chief William McKenna said in a statement.

VIDEO: Stafford Twp. house explosion caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:40
Video from a police cruiser's dash cam shows the moment a house exploded on Tuesday in Stafford Township, New Jersey.

Missouri man charged with murdering four in mobile home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:39
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A southwestern Missouri man accused of shooting dead a pregnant woman and two others inside a mobile home early on Friday was charged on Tuesday with four counts of murder. According to a probable cause statement filed in the case by the state Highway Patrol, Brian Williams, 25, of Sparta, Missouri, confessed to committing the crime after driving to the victims' trailer home in Ozark before dawn and pushing open the front door as the victims slept. Williams told investigators that he crept inside gripping a pistol in both hands and wearing a headlamp to see in the darkness, then fatally shot Casey Maples and James Marsh in one bedroom, and Christina Winden in another. Williams told investigators that after the shootings he retrieved some property that belonged to his girlfriend, and left, according to the probable cause statement.

Christie sets out teachers' pension reform

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:14

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) attends the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 78th annual "Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner"By Luciana Lopez TRENTON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he had struck a deal with the state's teachers on a road map for pension reform while warning of a dire future if other unions do not make similar commitments to cut the cost of workers' retirement benefits. The governor's office later acknowledged that more work remained to be done on pension reform. The agreement between Christie, a Republican weighing a 2016 bid for the White House, and the New Jersey Education Association came despite a long-bitter relationship and continuing uncertainty over many details. "If we do not reform, next year we would be asked to spend nearly $8 billion on pension and health benefits," said Christie in his annual budget address on Tuesday afternoon in the state capital.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:10

A Southern California passenger rail timetable shows the cancelled schedules of the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at Union Station downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, after three cars of a Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides after a collision with a truck on tracks in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


GOP ends right-to-work hearing early, enraging unions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:04

Dave Mandehr, left, and Andy Olsen join demonstrators in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. as rallies against proposed right-to-work legislation continue, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the state Senate's labor committee ended a public hearing on contentious right-to-work legislation early and sent it on to the full Senate Tuesday, enraging dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak and sparking a demonstration in front of the Senate chamber.


Clinton says she would push for inclusive problem-solving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:46

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if she decides to seek the White House again she would try to bring Republicans from red states and Democrats in blue states into a "nice, warm, purple space" that would encourage problem-solving.


Asian stocks mostly up, cheered by US Fed chair remarks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:43

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The U.S. stock market is back at a record high as traders are encouraged by the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 18,209. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in early Wednesday trading, cheered by diminished prospects that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon.


Dueling photos take center stage as Arias case nears end

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:35

Jodi Arias looks toward family members during the sentencing phase of her retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — The prosecutor at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial launched his closing arguments Tuesday by repeatedly showing jurors gruesome crime scene photos of the victim's slit throat.


No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:27

Ice flows in New York harbor near lower Manhattan, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. A wide swath of the country is experiencing record-breaking temperatures while other areas are expecting more winter precipitation Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)A wide swath of the country shivered in freezing, record-breaking temperatures while other areas saw more winter precipitation Tuesday.


Woman wishes she could have saved son killed by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:20

Agapita Montes-Rivera, right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, sits with interpreter Fabian Ubay, left, as they talk with the media in Kennewick, Wash., Tuesday, Feb. 24. Agapita Montes-Rivera viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — When Agapita Montes-Rivera first watched the video of her son being gunned down by police in Washington state, she rushed to the TV set in a futile effort to help him.


Ex-Marine found guilty in shooting deaths of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle, another man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:20
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Ex-Marine found guilty in shooting deaths of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle, another man.

Oil-gas panel suggests consulting role for local government

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:09

Pat Quinn, former mayor of Broomfield, Colo., and member of the Oil and Gas Task Force, explains his proposal to the board as it tries to put the final touches on recommendations for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to consider in the settlement of disputes over oil and gas drilling, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Denver. The meeting comes as some activists have renewed a campaign to banning the use of hydraulic fracturing in the state. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — A Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities, but the panel decided against suggesting that cities and counties be allowed to enforce their own rules.


Jury reaches verdict in 'American Sniper' killing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:09
Prosecutors in the murder trial of an ex-Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man told jurors Tuesday before they began deliberations that they should disregard the insanity defense of the defendant's attorneys.

Jury deliberations begin in 'American Sniper' killing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:06
Prosecutors in the murder trial of an ex-Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man told jurors Tuesday before they began deliberations that they should disregard the insanity defense of the defendant's attorneys.

Police say jury has reached verdict in 'American Sniper' trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:06
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Police say jury has reached verdict in 'American Sniper' trial.

Rescued sea turtle flown from Oregon to California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:56

Solstice, a rescued endangered olive ridley sea turtle, lies in a crate as she arrives Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Coronado, Calif. The turtle, who was rescued from frigid Northwest waters and treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Ore., caught a ride back to California Tuesday on a Coast Guard training flight. The turtle was dehydrated with a body temperature 15 degrees below normal when she was found Dec. 21 on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington. She will undergo rehabilitation at Sea World in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A sea turtle that was rescued from frigid Northwest waters and treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium has caught a ride back to California on a Coast Guard training flight.


More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix expected Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:55

A man photographs the frozen Schuylkill River, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)States of emergencies have already been declared and schools have already been closed ahead of wintry weather mix that is expected to continue to batter a wide swath of the country on Wednesday.