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3-alarm fire shuts down SEPTA's Market-Frankford line in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:59
A large fire at a commercial building in Kensington shut down service on SEPTA's Market-Frankford line for hours Tuesday morning.

Bon Jovi sponsors eatery in Sandy-ravaged Jersey shore town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:51

In this Oct. 19, 2011 photo, rock star Jon Bon Jovi sits in his JBJ Soul Kitchen community restaurant in Red Bank, N.J. which lets the needy do community service in return for a hot meal. On Feb. 24, 2015 Bon Jovi said his charitable foundation is funding a similar community restaurant at a firehouse in Union Beach, N.J., which is struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy nearly 2 1/2 years later. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a community restaurant in a Jersey shore community still struggling mightily to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

U.S. conservatives urge Boehner to hold firm on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:48

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks after a House Republican caucus meetingBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans urged House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner not to capitulate in a fight with Democrats over President Barack Obama's immigration policy that threatens a partial Homeland Security shutdown later this week. The conservative lawmakers, led by Representative Jeff Duncan, circulated a letter to Boehner and other House leaders telling them to hold the line in opposing Obama's executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, a Duncan aide said on Tuesday. The House last month attached provisions to block spending on Obama's immigration orders to a $39.7 billion bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Prosecutor: Man collected dead dad's benefits for 29 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:46
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man collected his father's Social Security benefits for 29 years after he died, stealing more than $243,000.

Man wearing apparent bomb found at Connecticut credit union

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:43
Police responding to a report of an invasion at the home of a credit union official on Monday uncovered what they believe is a robbery plot and then found a man with an apparent bomb strapped to his body at the credit union.

UN extends sanctions on Yemen ex-leader and 2 Houthi rebels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:41
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend sanctions on Yemen's former president and two leaders of the powerful Shiite Houthi rebels whose takeover of the capital and much of northern Yemen threatens to split the Arab world's poorest country.

Coat racks break teen's 3-story fall through skylight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:38
PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old was removing snow from a store roof when he fell through a skylight about three stories, landing on some coat racks.

AMBER ALERT - Mother pleads for safe return of 3-year-old Elinor Trotta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:37
Police have issued new vehicle information in the search for a missing 3-year-old girl they say was forcibly taken by her father. The father was last seen in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:35

In this Feb. 14, 2015 picture, Eri and John Castro pose in front of their 2011 Toyota Prius in Glen Burnie, Md. The Castros bought the pre-owned car last year, only to find out after they got it home that it was under recall because it could stall without warning. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)DETROIT (AP) — It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

Wintry mix in U.S. South creates slick conditions for commuters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:34

Downtown Denton, Texas is pictured from atop the Central Fire StationThe storm came as a surprise in North Carolina, where weather models were slow to predict the snowfall generated by cold, moist air over much of the state, resulting in many roads being untreated ahead of the precipitation. Winter weather advisories were in effect across the region, with snow reaching as far east as the North Carolina coast. Another round of wintry precipitation was expected on Wednesday. A 24-year-old man died in a weather-related crash in Utica, Mississippi, after losing control of his vehicle and slamming into a tractor-trailer, local officials said.

Appeals court considering warrantless cellphone tracking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:21
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Atlanta is considering whether investigators must obtain a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower tracking data.

Deputy on restricted duty after dragging woman in courthouse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:21
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy is on restricted duty after officials say he dragged a mentally incompetent woman by the shackles around her ankles through a courthouse hallway.

Motorist questioned in California train crash that hurts 28

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:18
A commuter train crashed into a truck and derailed Tuesday, injuring dozens of people in farmland northwest of Los Angeles.

Judge won't block protesters from Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:16

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoIn a brief electronic ruling, U.S. District Judge George O'Toole denied the request that attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made in late December, saying that the small groups seen around the courthouse advocated "various conspiracy theories" about the bombings but did not speak for their client. O'Toole had previously rejected the request in a closed court session, according to court records.

PHOTOS: House explodes in Ocean Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:12
A house explosion in Stafford Twp., NJ resulted in a number of injuries and dozens of evacuations.

House explosion in Ocean Co., 5 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:05
There is a reported house explosion in Stafford Township, Ocean County.

House explosion in Ocean Co., injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:59
There is a reported house explosion in Stafford Township, Ocean County.

Fire damages Allentown school, giving students a day off

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:51
First the cold kept Pennsylvania children from school. Now, in one community, it's the heat.

A behind-the-scenes look at security in the Mall of America

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:44

Mall of America security walked through the mall on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 in Bloomington, Minn. Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America has provided a rare glimpse into security at the nation's busiest shopping center after an online video purportedly produced by a terrorist group urged extremists to attack shopping malls in Western countries.

Nearly 1,000 inmates moved from Texas prison after unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:36
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — Nearly 1,000 inmates have been relocated from the South Texas prison where an uprising allowed prisoners to seize control of part of the facility.