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Zoo: Panda cubs doing well, challenging night for caretakers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo says two panda cubs born Saturday are doing well, but their caretakers had a challenging night.

Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:42

 Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicidesThe hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.


Doctor linked to Sen. Menendez seeks bail changes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:37
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida eye doctor linked to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez in a corruption case is seeking changes in his bond conditions in an unrelated Medicare fraud prosecution.

2 bystanders help deliver baby after couple gets stuck in Jersey Shore traffic

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:37

2 bystanders help deliver baby after couple gets stuck in Jersey Shore trafficTraffic on the Jersey Shore can be a nightmare, especially for a woman in labor. One couple in New Jersey found that out the hard way.


Bystander nurse, EMT help deliver baby on NJ highway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:37

Bystander nurse, EMT help deliver baby on NJ highwayTwo bystanders helped deliver a baby after her parents got stuck in traffic on a New Jersey shore highway.


Papal Visit Playbook to provide detailed guide for visitors, residents

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:35

Papal Visit Playbook to provide detailed guide for visitors, residentsOrganizers of the World Meeting of Families are set to unveil a detailed guide to navigating Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit next month.


Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 points

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:31

Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 pointsU.S. stock markets sank in morning trading Monday in a wave of fear that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks.


New Hampshire prisoner claims religious right to have beard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:29
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prisoner in New Hampshire is suing the state after he was placed in secure housing and initially denied parole for failing to shave his thick, bushy beard in violation of prison rules.

Man killed after jumping from I-495 after crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:26

Man killed after jumping from I-495 after crashPolice say a man died after he jumped from I-495 moments after being involved in a vehicle crash.


Hometown, church mobilize to support Plains' Jimmy Carter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:25

The sun rises behind the steeple of Maranatha Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. The Baptist church where former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School classes and he and wife Rosalynn are deacons has been at the heart of their life since they returned to Georgia in 1981. On Sunday morning, Carter will teach his first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to its resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.


Stocks reduce losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:22

Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 pointsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points shortly after the markets opened on Monday.


Man killed after he jumps from I-495 after crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:20

Man killed after jumping from I-495 after crashPolice say a man died after he jumped from I-495 moments after being involved in a vehicle crash.


Off-duty Philadelphia officer killed in crash in Roxborough identified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:17

Off-duty Philadelphia officer killed in crash in Roxborough identifiedSgt. Rafael Ali, 32, was a 10-year veteran of the force who served in the 39th District.


Man shot by police after confrontation in Ocean Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00

Man shot by police after confrontation in Ocean Co.A man is dead after a police-involved shooting on Sunday night in Brick Township, Ocean County


3 men shot during robbery in Trenton neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:46

3 men shot during robbery in Trenton neighborhoodThree men are hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a robbery in Trenton.


Kutztown University freshman dorm evacuated for fumes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:41

Kutztown University freshman dorm evacuated for fumesA freshman dormitory at Kutztown University was evacuated after 19 people became sick from fumes that rose from the building's basement.


Crews find last 2 of 4 bodies after boat capsizes on river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:39
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The last two bodies from a boat carrying six people that capsized on the Ohio River where it runs between Kentucky and Illinois have been found, authorities said Monday.

Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:33
Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, had pulled over to assist the driver of Dodge pickup truck in a ditch on Sunday afternoon, state police said in a statement. The driver, Kevin Daigle, who was driving recklessly earlier, then pulled out a sawed-off shotgun and fired, striking the trooper in the head. You're going to die soon," Louisiana State Police Colonel Michael Edmonson told reporters on Sunday.

Judge to decide whether Pennsylvania official will face perjury trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:24

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane congratulates Governor Wolf following his inauguration ceremony in HarrisburgProsecutors on Monday will lay out the details of their criminal case against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is accused of illegally leaking grand jury information to embarrass a political foe, and then lying about it. Magisterial District Judge Cathleen Rebar will decide if the prosecution has presented enough evidence to send the case for a full trial in Common Pleas Court. Kane, 49, has resisted widespread calls for her resignation, including from Governor Tom Wolf, a fellow Democrat.


Dow plunges more than 1,000 points after open

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:15

Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 pointsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points shortly after the markets opened on Monday.