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Fire at manufacturing plant in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:42

Fire at manufacturing plant in Northeast PhiladelphiaFirst responders were on the scene of a fire at a manufacturing plant in Northeast Philadelphia.


Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:34
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died.

APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:12

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports, The Associated Press has learned.


Man charged in teen's disappearance heads to court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:10

This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H. (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man was due in court Tuesday to face a kidnapping charge in the case of a teenager who vanished after leaving her high school in October and then showed up at home last week.


Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:53

Sand Fire evacuees Doc Bassett, and his neighbor Bev Matson take care of his dog Sophie while waiting for fire updates from officials at the evacuation center in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.


Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:46
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.

Hiker, 13, found in California national park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:42

This undated photo provided by Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks, shows Austin Shedd. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks said in a statement that staffers were searching Monday, July 28, 2014, for Shedd, 13, who disappeared after getting separated from a group of hikers in Central California. (AP Photo/Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks)KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.


Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:18
BOSTON (AP) — Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:19

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza warIsrael escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.


Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:19

Carol Leigh, a long-time sex worker and advocate for decriminalizing prostitution, poses for a photograph in her office in San FranciscoBy Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker for 24 years — and "I hope to be doing it for another 24," says Maxine Doogan. Sex workers argue that decriminalizing prostitution would be the best way to fight trafficking by ending the black market, and giving women the ability to report crimes against them.


2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:01

Riconya Jackson, left, and her mother Tonia Jackson pay their respects Monday, July 28, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed Friday by a hijacked car that lost control and hit a group of people, in Philadelphia. Police investigators are talking to two people in connection with the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.


Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:38
BOSTON (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.

DA: Charles Barkley wants to pay for funerals of children killed in carjacking crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:20

 Charles Barkley wants to pay for funerals of children killed in carjacking crashLegendary Philadelphia 76ers star Charles Barkley is interested in paying for the funerals of three children killed in a crash in Tioga on Friday.


Man stabbed several times outside Overbrook home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:18

Man stabbed several times outside Overbrook homePolice say a 58-year-old man was stabbed multiple times outside a home in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:10

A man walks amid cleanup crews on Vinal Street in RevereBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston, Massachusetts, and many of its northern suburbs on Monday. "Obviously we had a monumental storm come through our city early this morning," Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo told reporters. Rizzo wrote on Twitter that officials would be arranging a relief fund on Tuesday.


Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:03
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:36

A police officer stands near a crime scene on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said.


Some niche retirement communities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:15
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States.

2 men charged, ID'd in fatal Tioga carjacking, crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:12

Suspects arraigned, denied bail in fatal Tioga carjacking, crashPhiladelphia police have identified the two men charged in the carjacking and crash on Friday in the Tioga section of the city that left three children dead and their mother critically injured.


Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:43

FILE- In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va. Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, July 28, 2014 in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.