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Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:54
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab.

Double stabbing in Bronx leaves 1 dead; 1 arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:41

Double stabbing in Bronx leaves 1 dead; 1 arrestedJesus Flores, 40, of New York, has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.


New York nurse charged with smuggling razors, pot into jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse at a New York jail has been charged with smuggling razors and synthetic marijuana to inmates.

Officials work to determine cause of TriBeCa crane collapse that left 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:33

Officials work to determine cause of TriBeCa crane collapse that left 1 deadThe plan was to dismantle the crane Saturday morning. Crews are emptying the hydraulic fluid and fuel from the crane first.


Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:22

 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at clubTampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured.


Republicans prepare for debate ahead of New Hampshire primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:54

Republicans prepare for debate ahead of New Hampshire primaryAn aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals.


AccuWeather: Dry, Quiet Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:22

 Dry, Quiet WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a typical February-like weekend is on the way.


Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:59

James Hetfield of the band Metallica performs at the Super Bowl 50 Metallica Soundcheck held at AT&T Park on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind.


Shooting at Tampa strip club leaves one dead, seven injured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:50
(Reuters) - One person was killed and seven were injured when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded Florida strip club early on Saturday, police said.

Mention of NYC officers' shooting is barred at cop's trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:41
NEW YORK (AP) — This week's shooting of two New York City police officers in a public housing stairwell has become an issue in another officer's manslaughter trial.

Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:15

Anita Barney talks about losing her fortune in a swindle perpetrated by former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, followed by her own role stealing nearly $500,000 from friends on Schlichter's instructions, on Dec. 15, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. Barney, the widow of an ex-Wendy's CEO, has written a book, "Quarterback Sneak," about her experiences, which included pleading guilty in 2012 to two felony theft charges. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of stealing nearly $500,000 from several friends as part of a fraud perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback says she's trying to rebuild her life.


Woman killed in Brooklyn by school bus that jumps curb, NYPD says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:14

Woman killed in Brooklyn by school bus that jumps curb, NYPD saysInvestigators believe a car cut off the school bus, causing it to jump the curb and hit the woman. She died at the scene.


Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:01

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles TaiwanRescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds.


Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:33

A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan. (Brian Marrone via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously.


Q&A on state laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:15

FILE - A customer looks at a pistol at a vendor's display at a gun show held by Florida Gun Shows in Miami on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. States enter data into the national background check system about people who are convicted of crimes that disqualify them from buying guns. That information turns up when licensed dealers conduct background checks and has resulted in more than 120,000 applicants being denied since 1998 for having misdemeanor domestic violence convictions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)During the last two years, 13 states have passed laws meant to help keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers.


Recent state laws on domestic abuse, gun rights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:13

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2015 file photo, pens are placed beside South Carolina's new domestic violence bill before Gov. Nikki Haley signs it into law on in Columbia, S.C. The new law increases penalties for domestic violence and has a gun ban for abusers. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)Specifics of the state laws passed during the last two years that are intended to make it harder for people convicted or suspected of domestic violence to access firearms:


States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 21:12

Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. (AP Photo/ John Beale)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.


13 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:43

Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles TaiwanRescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a building in a high-rise residential complex, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds.


11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:49

Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles TaiwanRescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a building in a high-rise residential complex, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:02

A member of the Maasai Cricket Warriors runs onto the field during a charity cricket match against former Rugby players in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Maasai Cricket Warriors travel the world to campaign against female genital mutilation and substance abuse, while promoting conservation in their homeland. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.