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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.


Police: Woman fakes death to avoid being killed by boyfriend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:13
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A woman played dead to avoid being killed by her boyfriend after he threw her down a flight of stairs and shoved a rag down her throat, police said.

Man shot multiple times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:12

Man shot multiple times in KensingtonPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man shot multiple times in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


NYC officer on mayor's security team shot with pellet gun

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:05
A New York City police officer assigned to the mayor's security detail was struck by an apparent BB or pellet gun outside the mayor's residence in Manhattan, police said on Monday. The female officer, assigned to Mayor Bill de Blasio's security team, was struck in the back Sunday night and was treated for minor injuries before being released from a local hospital, a police spokesman said in a statement. Michael Veritsky, a 19-year-old from an affluent Manhattan neighborhood, has been arrested in the incident, police said.

US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:44

People watch trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.


Former '30 Rock' star Tracy Morgan weds long-time fiancee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:32

 An All-Star Tribute To Don Rickles, in New York. Morgan married fiancee Wollover, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, according to Morgan's publicist, Lewis Key. Their 2-year-old daughter was in attendance. It is Morgan's second marriage. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy Morgan has married his fiancee of four years.


National Zoo staff keeping cautious eye on panda twin cubs in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:14

Smithsonian's National Zoo image of one of the giant panda cubs born on SaturdayNational Zoo staff are keeping a close eye on giant panda Mei Xiang's newborn twins, given the cubs' fragile state just days after their birth, the zoo's lead veterinarian said on Monday. "The cubs are doing pretty well. Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw, took staff by surprise on Saturday by giving birth to the twins about four-and-a-half hours apart after being artificially inseminated.


Serious crash on Black Horse Pike in Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:03

Serious crash on Black Horse Pike in Gloucester CountyA serious crash slowed traffic on the Black Horse Pike in Gloucester County.


Americans Receive France's Highest Medal After Subduing Gunman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:35
Three Americans were honored by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace, days after they subdued a gunman on a Paris-bound train.

Chinese stock market plunge causes global rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:33

Chinese stock market plunge causes global routWorld stock markets plunged on Monday after China's main index sank 8.5 percent - its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis - amid deepening fears over the health of the world's second-largest economy.


Mississippi deputy shot at traffic stop, expected to recover

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:22
OKOLONA, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a north Mississippi deputy has been shot by a motorcyclist during a traffic stop but is expected to recover.

Fire damages home in Mantua Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:52

Fire damages home in Mantua Twp., N.J.Fire has heavily damaged a home in Gloucester County.


Fire at restaurant in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:29

Fire at restaurant in King of PrussiaFirefighters battled a small fire at a restaurant at the King of Prussia Mall.


New Orleans' finances still vulnerable 10 years after Katrina: Moody's

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:09

File photo of Louisiana homes near a levee remain under water a week after Hurricane KatrinaPension, retiree healthcare and debt service costs combined increased nearly 54 percent from 2009 to 2014, from $129 million to $198 million in 2014, Moody's noted, while fixed costs exceeded 30 percent of the city's operating revenues, even as its contribution to its public pensions fell $17.7 million short in fiscal 2014. New Orleans is also dependent on the oil and gas sector, which is volatile, and its population remains about roughly 18 percent below pre-hurricane levels. In addition, after using its reserves to fill budget gaps during the recession, its liquidity is weak, Moody's said.


Kutztown University freshman dorm evacuated for fumes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:00
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A freshman dormitory at Kutztown University was evacuated after 19 people became sick from fumes that rose from the building's basement.

3 people shot in Trenton neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:00

3 people shot in Trenton neighborhoodThree people are hospitalized after a shooting in Trenton.