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Donations pour in for family of 7 in fatal Lower Chichester Twp. fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:27

Donations pour in for family of 7 in fatal Lower Chichester Twp. fireDonations have been pouring in for a family of seven dealing with the loss of a loved one and their home in a tragic fire in Lower Chichester Township, Delaware County.


Power outages drop to under 900 in Vermont

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:23

Green Mountain Power cuts limbs overhanging powerline in Waterbury, Vt., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Tens of thousands of electric customers across Vermont were left in the dark in the aftermath of two-days of heavy, wet snow. GMP says it's the greatest challenge since Tropical Storm Irene of 2011.MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The number of homes and businesses still without power in Vermont has dropped to fewer than 900.


Hostages Held at Chocolate Shop in Sydney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:07
Several people were taken hostage in a cafe in downtown Sydney today, and police surrounded the store -- ordering a lockdown in the neighboring blocks.

Boy gets stuck in escalator at Oxford Valley Mall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:59

Boy gets stuck in escalator at Oxford Valley MallA 7-year-old boy was hospitalized after he got stuck in an escalator in the Oxford Valley Mall.


Pilot dies in crash of small plane in rural Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:48
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - The pilot of a small plane died in a crash in rural Virginia west of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said. Benjamin J. Hummel, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died at the crash site in Catlett, 45 miles west of Washington, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. Witnesses said the fixed-wing Titan Tornado II appeared to be experiencing engine trouble before it crashed at about 12:30 p.m., Geller said. ...

Hostages Taken at Sydney Chocolate Shop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:31
Several people were taken hostage in a cafe in downtown Sydney today, and police surrounded the store -- ordering a lockdown in the neighboring blocks.

Hostages Taken in Sydney Chocolate Shop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:21
Several people were taken hostage in a cafe in downtown Sydney today, and police surrounded the shop, ordering a lockdown in the neighboring blocks.

Ohio police union slams football star for protest of black boy's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:06

 Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns(Reuters) - A police union in Ohio criticized football player Andrew Hawkins for wearing a shirt protesting the fatal police shooting in November of a 12-year-old African-American boy who was carrying a pellet gun, the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper reported. Hawkins, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, wore a T-shirt during pre-game warm-ups that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford," referring to the 12-year-old Rice and a 22-year-old man, both shot in separate incidents while carrying pellet guns by Ohio police. ...


Police Face Hostage Situation in Sydney Financial District

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:56
A police operation is under way in downtown Sydney, Australia, New South Wales Police confirm to ABC News.

Bill Cosby comments on the media, his wife

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:52

Bill Cosby comments on the media, his wifeBill Cosby broke his silence amid a flood of rape accusations in a very brief interview with The New York Post's Page Six.


Girlfriend: Mitchell in argument before shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:25

25 a.m. of shots fired at the apartment complex, where the 18-year-old freshman player was found. Mitchell was later pronounced dead at a hospital, he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.


Grandmother killed, father and kids injured in raging house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:21

Grandmother killed, father and kids injured in raging house fireA grandmother was killed, and a father and his children were injured after a raging fire destroyed a home in Lower Chichester Township, Delaware County.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:14

 most important that they didn't encourage her to report the attack and that they were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being. (AP Photo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Oregon police arrest second man believed involved in Portland school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:09
(Reuters) - Police in Oregon have arrested a teen believed to have been involved in a shooting outside an Oregon high school that wounded four people, including three teenagers, officials said on Sunday. Marquel Dugas, 18, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Saturday on a probation violation, the Portland Police Bureau said in a news release Sunday afternoon. His arrest followed that of Lonzo Murphy, 22, earlier on Saturday. ...

Major Police Operation in Sydney Financial District

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:14
A police operation is under way in downtown Sydney, Australia, New South Wales Police confirm to ABC News.

Connecticut town marks second anniversary of school massacre

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:51

A woman kneels with her children in front of bells which were being rung outside of St. Rose of Lima Church ahead of Sunday service on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, ConnecticutBy Richard Weizel NEWTOWN, Conn. (Reuters) - Residents of Newtown, Connecticut gathered at a somber prayer service on Sunday to remember the 20 young children and six educators killed by a gunman two years ago in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. The town, located some 78 miles (126 kilometers) northeast of New York City, is holding no official events to commemorate the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There were no formal events last year either. ...


Girlfriend: Mitchell in argument before shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:49

25 a.m. of shots fired at the apartment complex, where the 18-year-old freshman player was found. Mitchell was later pronounced dead at a hospital, he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The girlfriend of an Auburn University football player who was fatally shot says he was arguing with someone at a party when a third person opened fire.


Penguins' Sidney Crosby has mumps

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:14
The National Hockey League's puzzling outbreak of the mumps has now reached the league's biggest star.

Police arrest second man in Portland shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:58
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old man arrested Sunday is the second of three people believed to be involved in a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school, police said.

Black effigies hanged on Berkeley campus spur debate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:48
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Effigies of black lynching victims found hanging at the University of California, Berkeley have sparked debate over whether the images are powerful protest art or just plain tasteless and racist.