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Lower Merion home invasion suspect attacks victim with hammer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00

Lower Merion home invasion suspect attacks victim with hammerA son was attacked with a hammer after authorities say he and his father confronted a home invasion suspect in Lower Merion, Montgomery County.


Three killed, two injured in small plane crash at Colorado airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:55
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two injured on Sunday when a single-engine airplane crashed in a field adjacent to a runway at a northern Colorado airport, authorities said. Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the Piper PA-46 aircraft went down shortly before noon near the Erie Municipal Airport, about 25 miles northwest of Denver. "We don't know yet know if it was taking off or landing," said Knudson, adding that five people were on board the plane, which crashed in clear weather. Roger Rademacher, assistant fire chief with Mountain View Fire Rescue, said emergency crews found two people dead inside the wreckage of the six-seat airplane when they arrived at the scene.

PHOTOS: Fatal rollover SUV crash in Poconos

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:22

 Fatal rollover SUV crash in PoconosThree students from Council Rock High School South were killed in a rollover SUV crash in the Poconos on Saturday, August 30, 2014.


3 injured in lightning strike at New York beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:18
NEW YORK (AP) — A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people.

Four members of suburban Chicago family found shot to death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:49
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely disabled adult children. Police said they were investigating the incident in Elmhurst, about 18 miles west of Chicago, but there was no threat or danger to others. The four bodies were discovered Saturday evening after Elmhurst police went to the home for a "well being check," police said.

NY author, Rockefeller speechwriter Persico dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:43
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.

Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:25

FILE - In this May 9, 1960 file photo, Mrs. Olgivanna Wright, wife of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, stands one of the architecture school buildings at Taliesen West, at Scottsdale, Ariz. The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's quest for a way to keep its accreditation status has some school board members at odds with the foundation operating it. Last week, the Scottsdale-based Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced it would not spin off the school into an independent corporation as a way to abide by new standards to gain accreditation. That decision has shaken the school's Board of Governors, who say that could mean the program would eventually become a shell of itself. (AP Photo)PHOENIX (AP) — The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members concerned the degree program will end, while its foundation denied the school is in danger of closing.


Federal agent arrested after brandishing gun

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:01
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent.

3 teenagers dead in Pennsylvania SUV crash, 3 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 04:34
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — An SUV rollover in northeastern Pennsylvania has killed three Philadelphia-area teenagers and injured three others.

Pregnant NY woman shot to death in car; fetus dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 04:27
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A homicide squad in New York is investigating the death of a pregnant woman found with multiple gunshot wounds inside her car. Her fetus also died.

Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat off San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 03:45
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five people were rescued from a pleasure boat that took on water and lost power about 17 miles off the coast of San Diego.

Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 03:16

 Joan Knows Best?" in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.


9 people hurt in 50-car pileup in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:50
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say nine people were hurt in an interstate pileup involving about 50 cars during a dust storm Saturday in southeastern Washington.

Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:36

In this June 2014 photo provided by the Westchester County Department of Correction in Valhalla, N.Y., Nicole Diggs is shown. Diggs, who is charged in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter, could inherit nearly a million dollars from the girl's trust fund, even if she's convicted. Diggs would not be automatically prohibited from inheriting the trust fund because the charge does not allege that she intended to kill the girl. (AP Photo/Westchester County Department of Correction)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she's convicted.


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:28
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

1 critical after 4 men hit by SUV in NE Philly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:22

1 critical after 4 men hit by SUV in NE PhillyFour men were struck by an SUV early Sunday morning in Northeast Philadelphia, and police say the driver may have hit them intentionally.


Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:12

FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.


Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:10

FILE-This Aug. 1, 2014 file photo shows security guards at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, Nevada. Tesla Motors is considering the site as one of two, or possibly three, finalists where it will build a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new model of electric car. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.


Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:44

In this undated photo released by the Idaho National Laboratory, rail cars carry spent nuclear fuel headed to a federal laboratory in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy recently asked for suggestions on getting rail cars to haul used, radioactive fuel from civilian nuclear power reactors to a final depository. However, the U.S. government hasn’t decided where that used fuel will ultimately go. (AP Photo/Idaho National Laboratory)ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.


US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:05

FILE - This March 26, 1947, file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the communist party of the United States a "Fifth Column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Hoover teamed up on a highly classified project, code-named “Washtub,” with the newly created Air Force Office of Special Investigations, headed by Hoover protege and former FBI official Joseph F. Carroll. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.