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Delco firefighter, charged with arson, now accused of child rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:05

Fmr. Delco firefighter, charged with arson, now accused of child rapeA volunteer firefighter from Delaware County, who was charged with arson back in August, is now being accused of raping more than one dozen children.


Virginia bar suspends law license of convicted ex-governor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:53
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended former Gov. Bob McDonnell's license to practice law, citing his felony public corruption convictions.

Baby's face eaten in ferret attack in Darby Borough

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:47

Baby attacked by 3 ferrets in Darby homeA one-month-old baby is hospitalized after losing up to 25 percent of her face after being attacked by three ferrets inside her home.


One suit dropped, one remains in dispute between MLK's children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:23

Bernice King and Martin Luther King, III attend a service on the 25th anniversary of the King Holiday in AtlantaBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in their tense relations as they continue to fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. Bernice King said in a statement late Thursday that her father's estate had voluntarily dropped its August 2013 lawsuit against the non-profit Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, which she heads. King's sons, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, acting as majority board members of their father’s estate, had sought to revoke the center’s right to use King's name and image unless Bernice King was removed as CEO. Bernice King said the estate's decision to drop the suit vindicated the King Center's position on its licensing rights and offered a promising sign that the feud pitting the children against one another was on the road toward reconciliation.


At U.S. airports, record number of firearms found in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:14

Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport in New YorkA record number of firearms was found at U.S. airport security checkpoints in 2014, and more than four out of five guns were loaded, the Transportation Security Administration said on Friday. The number of firearms leapt 22 percent to an all-time high of 2,212 last year, more than triple the number in 2005, the TSA said in its 2014 summary. A loaded .38-caliber revolver was found at New York's La Guardia airport clipped to a 94-year-old man's belt. "The most common excuse that we hear from people is that they forgot they had their firearms with them," said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.


Pedestrian dead after being struck by 4 cars in I-495 hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:13

Pedestrian dead after being struck by 4 cars in I-495 hit-and-runDelaware State Police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by four different hit-and-run vehicles on I-495 in Edgemoor.


UPDATED MAPS: Saturday's Nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:49

 Saturday's Nor'easterAccuWeather has updated information on a Nor'easter expected to bring a mix of snow and rain to the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.


Police: 14-year-old Chicago-area boy stabs brother to death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:45
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy stabbed his 16-year-old brother to death in the Chicago suburb of South Chicago Heights.

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:41

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China. China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The virtual private network provider Golden Frog wrote on its blog that the controls have hit a wide swath of VPN services. The popular provider Astrill informed its users this week that the controls have started hitting iPhone access to services such as Gmail. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)BEIJING (AP) — China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.


Teen accused in crime spree charged with statutory rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:28
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — One of two teenagers suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has returned to Kentucky to face several charges including statutory rape.

Flames erupt in car with bad battery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:26

Flames erupt in car with bad batteryA car owner says a bad battery may be responsible for a vehicle catching on fire in the Logan section of Philadelphia Friday morning.


DNA ties prisoner to 2 of 6 serial killings from 1976

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:22

This undated photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Rodney Halbower. Northern California prosecutors have charged Halbower, an Oregon prison inmate, with two counts of murders connected to a string of serial killings of young woman that terrified the region during the first four months of 1976. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — DNA evidence linked an Oregon prisoner to at least two of the six serial killings of young women that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area and a city in Nevada four decades ago, investigators say. He is suspected of the other slayings.


14-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:21

11-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crashA teenager has died following a two vehicle crash in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


Tsarnaev lawyers defend use of juror quotes to move trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:19

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later in January 2015, the Justice Department has given no indication it is open to any proposal from the defense to spare Tsarnaev's life, pushing instead toward a trial that could result in a death sentence. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Friday they did nothing wrong by including excerpts from juror questionnaires in their third request to move the trial outside Massachusetts.


Couple delivering meal saves Maine man, 99, who had fallen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:31
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Two volunteers for an organization that delivers hot meals to elderly residents are being credited with saving a 99-year-old Maine man's life.

14 cats killed in central Pennsylvania fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:28
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters say a fire in a central Pennsylvania home killed 14 cats and displaced three people.

Teenager hurt in serious crash in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:28

11-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crashA teenager is hospitalized after a 2-vehicle crash in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


89-year-old man charged with killing roommate, 86, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:22
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An 89-year-old man charged with fatally beating his 86-year-old roommate at a Buffalo-area assisted living facility has died.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:13

In this photo taken Saturday Jan. 17, 2015 a young snowboarder gets ready for lessons at Gunstock Ski area in Gilford, N.H. The popularity of snowboarding that grew at a rapid pace in the 1990s and early 2000s may have reached its peak according to the National Sporting Goods Association. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Connecticut school massacre suit moved to U.S. federal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:05

The car driven by Adam Lanza is pictured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ConnecticutBy Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Gunmaker Remington won a bid to move a lawsuit by families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, officials said on Thursday. The move could help Remington by taking the suit out of the hands of a state system that might be influenced by local issues, said Timothy Lytton, a professor at Albany Law School. "The defendants must believe they have a better chance of stopping the lawsuit in federal court than in state court," he said, adding that federal courts have a track record of rejecting gun manufacturer liability cases. Ten families of the victims of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, filed suit in state court in December against Remington, owner of Bushmaster Firearms International, which manufactured the AR-15 rifle used in the attack.