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'Fire hazard' home burns as couple signs deed to buy it

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:06
MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring vacant house because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed.

Tennessee deputies fatally shoot armed man after chase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:59
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Chattanooga are investigating a fatal shooting by Hamilton County deputies.

Trial set for mom accused of burning 7-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:44
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento, California, woman accused of setting fire to her 7-year-old daughter has been ordered to stand trial on charges including attempted murder and mayhem.

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:37

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weaponsWal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.


PHOTOS: WDBJ community copes after reporter, photographer killed by gunman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:31

 WDBJ community copes after reporter, photographer killed by gunmanThe community came together and the morning team coped on air after a reporter and photographer at WDBJ in Virginia were shot and killed during a live report Wednesday.


Documents: Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:29

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies guard the entrance to Woods Canyon Road near Twisp, Wash. Three firefighters were killed after their engine rushed up a steep gravel road and crashed down a 40-foot embankment near the mountain town of Twisp. Before they could escape, they were overrun by flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.


Medical examiner: Suspect shot by police had severed spine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:05
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis medical examiner says the 18-year-old fatally shot by police last week suffered a severed spinal cord, prompting a lawyer for the family to further question the police contention that the suspect ran a short distance after the shooting.

3rd-grader who shot child at school got gun in home kitchen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 20:07
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen.

Fired reporter kills 2 journalists at former station on live TV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:33

Fired reporter kills 2 journalists at former station on live TVVirginia police say a disgruntled former reporter planned the choreographed execution of two former colleagues broadcast live to a horrified television audience


Northeast Ohio officer charged with selling guns to felons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:30
CLEVELAND (AP) — A police officer outside Cleveland who authorities say sold guns to felons has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:10

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. College students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time during the summer, not the school year, according to the report released Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which examined data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.


Patron robbed at motel on City Avenue in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:39

Patron robbed at motel on City Avenue in WynnefieldPhiladelphia Police are investigating the armed robbery of a motel patron in Wynnefield.


National Zoo says smaller of twin panda cubs has died

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:38

National Zoo says smaller of twin panda cubs has diedJubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness Wednesday as one of the newborn cubs died after three and a half days.


WDBJ morning team struggles after fired reporter kills crew on live TV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:27

Fired reporter kills 2 journalists at former station on live TVThe Roanoke station WDBJ went on the air Thursday morning, the day after two of their journalists were shot and killed live, on air.


Prosecutors say Congressman Fattah seeking to influence jurors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:16

Prosecutors say Congressman Fattah seeking to influence jurorsU.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has tried to influence potential jurors in his racketeering case by publicly boasting about his accomplishments in Congress, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.


Man found shot in the head in Francisville

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:09

Man found shot in the head in FrancisvillePolice are investigating the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in the Francisville section of Philadelphia.


1 person injured in 7-Eleven robbery in Wynnewood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:08

1 person injured in 7-Eleven robbery in WynnewoodOne person is hurt after a robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.


Prosecutors say Congressman Fattah seeking to influence jurors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:06

Prosecutors say Congressman Fattah seeking to influence jurorsU.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has tried to influence potential jurors in his racketeering case by publicly boasting about his accomplishments in Congress, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.


Baby sitter found guilty in death of 19-month-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:56
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut baby sitter charged in the death of a 19-month-old boy has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter.

Man found shot in the head in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:10

Man found shot in the head in FrancisvillePolice are investigating the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia.