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Authorities: 4 dead after small plane crashes in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:48
AMERY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people have died after a small plane crashed in a field in rural western Wisconsin.

AccuWeather: Heat Wave #3 On the Way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:46

 Heat Wave #3 On the WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says heat and humidity will build through Thursday.


Body found in luggage near Seattle, second time since May

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:45
The body was discovered at about 8:30 a.m. when a maintenance worker came across the suitcase at a dumpster in an apartment complex in SeaTac, home to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, King County Sheriff's spokesman Stan Seo said. In mid-June law enforcement officials asked for the public's help in solving the mystery behind a woman's body found in a suitcase and left near a river outside of Seattle.

Man, woman sought in Montgomery County identify theft spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:39

Man, woman sought in Montgomery County identify theft spreeIn Montgomery County, authorities are trying to track down a man and a woman who are using identity theft to steal well over $100,000.


VIDEO: Police chase ends with van flip, driver arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:31

 Police chase ends with van flip, driver arrestThe police chase ended with an overturned van and an arrest.


Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov't could prove costly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:27

FILE - This July 13, 2011, file photo shows the Ram logo on a Ram pickup truck at a dealership in Hillsboro, Ore. Fiat Chrysler will buy back about 300,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls, two people briefed on the matter say. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.


New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:25

Vice President Joe Biden, left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, chat during the Association for a Better New York luncheon, in New York, Monday, July 27, 2015. Cuomo introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild New York City's LaGuardia airport. The airport in Queens is one of the busiest in the nation, but is cramped and outdated. Vice President Joe Biden last year dubbed it a "Third World country." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate.


Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:21

FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade. The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday, July 27, 2015, on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.


Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:21

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Brown, who was in hospice after months of receiving medical care, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)Medical examiners performing an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown said Monday their initial findings turned up no obvious cause of death, while experts said the months that have passed since Brown was found face-down in a bathtub are working against authorities now tasked with solving how she died.


PHOTOS: Police chase in New Jersey, Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:55

 Police chase in New Jersey, PhiladelphiaA police chase started in Oaklyn, New Jersey and ended in Philadelphia, crossing state lines more than once.


Oregon sheriff treated after 20 suspicious envelopes found across state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:54
The FBI is investigating at least 20 letters received by law enforcement agencies across Oregon on Monday after a rural sheriff was hospitalized following exposure to an unidentified white powder in an envelope, officials in the state said. Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County was exposed to an unknown "chemical substance" after opening a letter delivered to his office, a department dispatcher said. Palmer was hospitalized after developing a rash and was being treated early Monday evening, said Eric Schmidt, communications manager for the Association of Oregon Counties.

Alaska governor returning sealskin vest amid local ethics probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:50
Alaska's governor and lieutenant governor will return sealskin vests received as gifts, the governor's office said on Monday, amid an ethics investigation by a municipal government into possible misuse of taxpayer funds by its mayor. The probe was ordered earlier this month by the North Slope Borough Assembly. The vests were bought for about $3,500 each from a daughter of the mayor of the borough, which occupies the northernmost part of the state.

Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:49

Margaret Hilaire bows her head in prayer during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell on July 13 in the Waller County Jail, just days after being arrested by Encinia during a traffic stop. Authorities determined through an autopsy that Bland hanged herself with a plastic bag. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a white state trooper.


Oil leak caused Marine jet crash in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:39
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An oil leak caused a Marine fighter jet to crash in a Southern California neighborhood last year, setting several homes on fire and destroying the aircraft, it was reported Monday.

Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:05

Dondie LeBlanc Breaux, mother of Mayci Breaux, center, and Kevin Breaux, right, father of Mayci, are comforted outside the Church of the Assumption, after her funeral in Franklin, La., Monday, July 27, 2015. She was one of two people killed in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others.


Former letter carrier convicted of delivering marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:46
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former letter carrier has been convicted of delivering packages of marijuana from a post office to the home of a conspirator.

California seeing more wildfires, but sustaining less damage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:36

A helicopter flies away from a burning ridge after dropping water on the Willow Fire near Bass Lake, Calif., Monday, July 27, 2015. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The number of California wildfires so far this year is up, but the acreage burned is smaller, the result of favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say.


Suspect leads police past Deptford Mall, over Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:36

Police arrest suspect after chase in South Jersey, PhiladelphiaPolice have arrested an armed robbery suspect after a chase that began in Oaklyn, New Jersey and ended in Philadelphia.


Police chase suspect on Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:33

Police arrest suspect after chase in South Jersey, PhiladelphiaA police chase that began in Oaklyn, New Jersey went into Philadelphia back into New Jersey has returned to Philadelphia.


Police Chase Video: Suspect drives into Philadelphia over Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:32

 Suspect drives into Philadelphia over Ben Franklin BridgePolice chased the suspect back into Philadelphia over the Ben Franklin Bridge.