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Driver shot in head in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:03

Driver shot in head in GermantownPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in the city's Germantown section.


Two arrested after allegedly robbing, shooting tourist in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:57

Two arrested after allegedly robbing, shooting tourist in San FranciscoA San Francisco tourist is recovering after being shot in the shoulder this afternoon and the two men accused of attacking him were arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through three cities.


1 critical in West Oak Lane double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:56

1 critical in West Oak Lane double shootingTwo men are hospitalized after being shot in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Ex-J.P. Morgan analyst pleads not guilty to insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former J.P. Morgan Securities analyst in California pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking part in insider trading that prosecutors say netted more than $600,000.

Los Angeles projects $161 million surplus for Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston's 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected Tuesday that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

Oshkosh wins $6.75 billion deal to replace U.S. Army, Marine Humvees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:17

Oshkosh JLTV military vehicles are shown in Oshkosh, WisconsinU.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced on Tuesday. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc , as well as AM General, a privately held company that built the original Humvees, the Army said in a statement.


Sex abuse charges against ex-school official prompt review

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:54

Jason Martinez is seen in this Denver Police Department booking photo dated July 18, 2013, in Denver, Colo. New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the state's largest school district hired Martinez as a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado. (Denver Police Department via AP)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime school administrator from Denver brought the professional credentials to become deputy superintendent in New Mexico's largest school district this summer. But there was more to his background: an arrest record that includes child sex abuse and domestic violence charges in Colorado that emerged publicly after his recent resignation from his post last week in Albuquerque.


Preliminary hearings begin in Pier 14 murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:41

Preliminary hearings begin in Pier 14 murder casePreliminary hearings began Tuesday in the Pier 14 shooting death of Kate Steinle, a murder that's become a national story because her accused killer is an undocumented immigrant.


Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bill for exit exam reprieve

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:27

Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bill for exit exam reprieveGov. Jerry Brown said he will sign a bill to rescue nearly 5,000 high school students who couldn't graduate this year because the state canceled a required exit exam.


Man shot in head in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:23

Man shot in head in GermantownPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in the city's Germantown section.


Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Wisconsin firm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:00

Oshkosh JLTV military vehicle is shown in Oshkosh, WisconsinOSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers.


Steelers sign Michael Vick to 1-year contract

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:54

Steelers sign Michael Vick to 1-year contractThe Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to a 1-year contract, the team announced Tuesday night.


Ex-Vegas firefighter cast as mastermind in wife slaying case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:54

A photo of Shauna Tiaffay, right, is displayed on a screen over the shoulder of George Tiaffay in court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Las Vegas. George Tiaffay is accused of hiring a homeless man to kill his wife Shauna Tiaffay nearly three years ago. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor alleged Tuesday that George Miguel Tiaffay befriended, supplied and promised to pay a homeless handyman who bludgeoned his casino cocktail server wife to death with a claw hammer a few weeks after the couple filed for divorce.


Maryland moves last inmates from decrepit Baltimore jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:49

FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. Maryland moved the last inmates out of the dangerously decrepit men's section of the detention center on Tuesday, Aug. 25, state officials said, completing the closure of the notorious facility. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland moved the last inmates out of the dangerously decrepit men's section of the Baltimore City Detention Center on Tuesday, state officials said, completing the closure of the notorious facility.


State, environmentalists clash over $225M Exxon settlement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:48
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After originally seeking $8.9 billion, New Jersey's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites is a reasonable compromise considering the substantial legal risks the state faced, a judge ruled Tuesday in approving a deal that Gov. Chris Christie's administration called historic and opponents called a sell-out.

The Latest: Official: Teacher did 'miraculous job'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:45

Parents of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.v.,walk to the school to meet up with their children that were evacuated after a "hostage-like" situation occurred in the cafeteria of the school, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says a suspect was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Ben Queen)PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — The latest in the arrest of a suspect after a report of a gun at a West Virginia high school (all times local):


Caltrain reaches record ridership surpassing 58,000 daily commuters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:43

Caltrain reaches record ridership surpassing 58,000 daily commutersCaltrain is seeing a record number of riders. In fact, during the 2015 fiscal year, the transportation agency reported carrying the most passengers in history.


Los Angeles city leaders approve ride-hailing pickups at airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:35
Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to let ride-hailing services such as uberX and Lyft pick up passengers at the city's international airport, which will become the largest U.S. air hub to allow the practice. The 9-6 vote affirmed an action in June by members of the local airport commission, aides to council members said. Some City Council members had expressed concerns about that decision and opened a review process.

2 bears who caused trouble at Grand Teton at Dakota zoo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:21
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A zoo in southeast South Dakota has taken in two black bears that caused some trouble at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Investigator says suspect admitted to San Francisco shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:21

FILE - In this July 6, 2015 file photo, Father Cameron Faller, right, and Julio Escobar, of Restorative Justice Ministry, conduct a vigil for Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco. A San Francisco judge is set to hear evidence in a shooting at a city pier that became a flash point in the national immigration debate because the suspect was released from jail despite a request from federal immigration authorities to keep him locked up. Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez is due in court on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, for a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try him on a murder charge in the July slaying of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. Sanchez has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admitted to shooting and killing a young San Francisco woman out for an evening stroll with her father, a homicide investigator testified Tuesday.