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Safety agency announces recall of firetrucks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:58
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. safety regulators say firetruck-maker Sutphen has issued a recall to fix a problem with its aerial ladders.

California cleans up as storm hits Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:48

An RV sits underwater from the flooded Russian River Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Guerneville, Calif. While the sun rose Friday in a dry San Francisco sky, the storm's affects lingered in Northern California. In Sonoma County, the Russian River was approaching flood stage and was expected to crest several feet above it by early afternoon. Officials advised residents of about 300 homes to evacuate low-lying areas. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the Southwest.

Alabama cop doesn't arrest woman caught stealing eggs; buys her food instead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:46

Officer doesn't arrest woman caught stealing eggs; buys her food insteadAn Alabama woman thought she was going jail after she was caught stealing eggs to help feed her children and grandchildren, but the police officer who came to the scene surprised her.

Effigies of blacks found hanging by nooses at UC Berkeley

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:42
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Three cardboard cutouts of black people were found hanging by nooses Saturday on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Delaware teen accused of murdering father with crossbow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:39
(Reuters) - A teenage boy in Delaware, charged with murdering his father with a crossbow, was being held without bail Saturday in a juvenile detention facility, state police said. Seth Ramsey, 17, of Harrington, was charged with first degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon, Delaware State Police said. He was accused of shooting his 41-year-old father, Todd Ramsey, in the upper torso at the family's home, state police said. Officers had been called to the home on Thursday after Todd Ramsey's co-workers reported him missing from the job for several days, authorities said. ...

SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtiness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:28

Revelers dressed in holiday theme costumes participate in SantaCon on a rooftop bar, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in New York. SantaCon organizers retained lawyer Norman Siegel last week as part of an effort to tame the excesses of the daylong party. Siegel said the government cannot ban SantaCon. But he said the government can reasonably regulate the event. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment.

Marchers in Washington, New York, Boston protest police killings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:11

People board a bus in New York to attend the march for justice in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson, Lacey Johnson and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands marched in Washington, New York and Boston on Saturday to protest killings of unarmed black men by police officers. Organizers said the marches were among the largest in the recent wave of protests against the killings of black males by officers in Ferguson, Missouri; New York; Cleveland; and elsewhere. The protests were peaceful, although police in Boston said they arrested more than 20 people who tried to block a highway. ...

Senate passes shutdown reprieve, funding fight drags on

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:49

Lee walks to the Senate floor during a long series of votes at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate passed a five-day extension of federal funding on Saturday, staving off a government shutdown and buying lawmakers more time to resolve a fight over a longer, $1.1 trillion spending bill led by Tea Party firebrand Ted Cruz. It was the second time in a little over a year that Cruz, the Texas Republican freshman with presidential aspirations, has attempted to stop a key Obama administration initiative by denying government funds. ...

Man shot during attempted robbery in Summerdale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:44

Man shot during attempted robbery in SummerdalePolice are searching for the gunman who shot a man during an attempted robbery in the Summerdale section of Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

Hospital patient's death leads to $3M settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million.

SantaCon merrymakers hit midtown Manhattan for annual pub crawl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:23
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Waves of revelers dressed in Santa Claus outfits invaded Midtown Manhattan on Saturday as part of New York's version of SantaCon, a massive pub crawl that organizers scaled back this year in part to prevent conflicts with a nearby protest march. The loosely organized event, which moves every year to a different neighborhood of the city, has become notorious for leading to public drunkness and rowdy behavior by some of its participants. ...

Female Philadelphia firefighter being laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:03

Firefighters Jacquie Packard, left, Brittney Kern-Hughes, third from right, Donna Garrett, second from right and Unique Lawrence, right, listen to remarks from family members during a funeral service in Philadelphia, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, for fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig who died while battling a house fire Tuesday morning. Craig is the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Like lots of kids, Joyce Craig wanted to be a firefighter when she grew up.

Flames damage house in Chichester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:00

Flames damage house in Chichester, Pa.Flames damaged a family's house in Chichester, Delaware County Saturday morning.

Woman dies after car bursts into flames in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 04:35

Woman dies after car bursts into flames in Hunting ParkPolice say a handicapped woman was killed after her car burst into flames on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section early Saturday morning.

No. 11 Wichita State rallies past Detroit 77-68

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:30

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Detroit 77-68 on Saturday.

Police arrest man in connection with Oregon high school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:11
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old man was arrested early on Saturday morning in connection with a shooting outside a Portland high school that wounded three teenagers and another man, police said. The suspect, identified as Lonzo Murphy, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for violating parole, and additional charges were pending, police said. Murphy was apprehended at 1:30 a.m. local time when a vehicle he was in was stopped by the Portland Police Bureau gang unit in the western part of the city, the department said in a statement. ...

Missouri prosecutor releases more evidence from Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:10

A volunteer writes messages of solidarity with chalk on the sidewalk of W. Florissant(Reuters) - A Missouri prosecutor on Saturday made public two dozen documents related to the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager killed by a white police officer, saying his office had inadvertently held them back. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch released 23 documents, including a transcript of an interview authorities had with Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown in August when the unarmed 18-year-old was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, in Ferguson. The incident set off days of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. A grand jury on Nov. ...

PHOTOS: Funeral for firefighter Joyce Craig

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:01

 Funeral for firefighter Joyce CraigHundreds of people turned out for the funeral for fallen firefighter Joyce Craig.

California cleans up after massive rains, new storm forecast for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 02:42
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Another storm system is forecast to hit California early on Monday, the National Weather Service said, days after heavy rains in the drought-stricken state caused mudslides and flash floods that damaged dozens of homes and left roads impassable. Friday's storm had spawned a small tornado in Southern California -- a rare occurrence there -- that touched down in South Los Angeles, tearing the roof off one structure and damaging at least five others, meteorologists and local officials said. ...

Prosecutors: 3 solicited teens for sex parties

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 02:35
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple and a single mother tried to recruit girls as young as 12 for sex parties with adult men at a hotel and club, according to court papers.