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VIDEO: Employees react to hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:21

 Employees react to hospital shootingMercy Fitzgerald Hospital employees react to the fatal shooting on campus.


Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:17

This Oct. 14, 2011 photo shows Jim Yost, the funeral director of Owens Funeral Home in Champaign, Ill. Authorities say Yost, 69, was killed Tuesday, July 22, 2014, while taking part in a demonstration parachute jump in Frederick, Okla. An Oklahoma medical examiner's office spokesperson said Yost died from blunt force injuries after his parachute malfunctioned. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Heather Coit) MANDATORY CREDITFREDERICK, Okla. (AP) — A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.


Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:17

John Zemblidge, right, of Phoenix, leads a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents in prayer as they protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. A question and answer look at the current state of executions.


Prosecutor: 1 worker dead in suburban Philadelphia hospital shooting; 2 hurt, including gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:11
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutor: 1 worker dead in suburban Philadelphia hospital shooting; 2 hurt, including gunman.

Alaska vintage tourist train derails, injuring 23

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:08
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said.

School bus involved in Galloway Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:08

School bus involved in Galloway Township crashAtlantic County authorities are investigating an accident that involved a school bus in Galloway Township.


Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:03
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

AccuWeather: Clouds To Sun, Nice Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:00

 RefreshingMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says open up the windows and turn off the air conditioning.


California man says he shot fleeing intruder who said she was pregnant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:58
Police have released few details about the Tuesday night shooting in the middle-class Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles. Tom Greer, 80, told Los Angeles television station KNBC that he is the Bixby Knolls resident who shot the woman, striking her twice in the back just outside his house as she was running away. "She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant, I'm going to have a baby,' and I shot her anyway," Greer told KNBC on Wednesday. The two unarmed intruders tackled him in the hallway, breaking his collarbone, said Greer, whose arm was in a sling as he spoke to a KNBC reporter in his driveway.

Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:55

Hospital ShootingDARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus that may have left as many as three people injured and say a suspect is in custody.


Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:48
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

Ohio State marching band director fired

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:44
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.

Chicago authorities charge man in child's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:42

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows 18-year-old Tevin Lee. On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Lee was charged in the slaying of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover in Chicago last week. The Cook County State's Attorney's office says Lee was charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at members of a rival gang when a stray bullet struck the girl as she was making s'mores during a sleepover, police said Thursday.


3 shot on campus of hospital in Delaware Co.; 1 in custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:39

3 shot on campus of hospital in Delaware Co.; 1 in custodyPolice are on the scene at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where there are reports that three people, including a doctor, have been shot.


Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:38

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seeker U.S. Army veteran John Godman, right, talks to recruiters Nicole Rushton, left, and Megan Hogan, center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.


Storm slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:36

In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area. Softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at the campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTCAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.


Landlords say San Francisco anti-eviction law unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:28
By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A San Francisco law requiring landlords to pay large sums of money to tenants before removing a property from the rental market was challenged in federal court on Thursday amid rising tensions between renters and landlords in the expensive city. The lawsuit filed by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Daniel and Maria Levin, a married couple who own a two-unit house in San Francisco, argues that the new ordinance is unconstitutional because it violates the homeowners’ privacy and property rights. “The Levins just don’t want to be landlords anymore,” J. David Breemer, lead attorney on the case, said.

Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:27
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.

Judge doubts Florida election maps can be fixed by November

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:20
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A judge who ruled Florida’s new congressional districts were unconstitutional earlier this month expressed doubt Thursday that he can postpone next month’s primary election for a quick fix of the political boundaries. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said he will rule by the end of next week on a request by the Republican-run legislature to proceed with the 2014 elections, using the flawed district lines. Lawyers for the League of Women Voters and a coalition of Florida citizens argued that there is still time to realign the districts. Those districts are held by U.S. Representatives Corrine Brown of Jacksonville and Daniel Webster of Orlando.    The legislature offered not to appeal the ruling if Lewis allowed lawmakers to redraw the lines during next year's legislative session and use the revised maps in 2016.

Mother, daughter die of burns from Philadelphia food truck blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:18
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A mother and daughter have died from burns they suffered when a propane tank exploded in the family's food truck in Philadelphia earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday. Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, and her mother, Olga Galdamez, 42, each were burned on more than 50 percent of their bodies from the explosion on July 2, authorities said. They died just days apart, the mother on July 20 and the daughter on July 22, said Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiners Office. The pair was working in the truck at the time of the blast, which sent a propane tank flying 150 feet and injured nine other people.