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Investigators: Man killed by Wisconsin officer was on drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:49

In this March 6, 2015 frame from Madison Police dash camera video released by Wisconsin State Justice Department, Officer Matt Kenny backs away from the door after shooting inside an apartment in Madison, Wis. The officer won't be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, Tony Robinson, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Madison Police Department via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that Madison police Officer Matt Kenny will not be charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr.


Hearse with flag-draped coffin left in parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:43
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida hearse drivers have been fired after they stopped at a doughnut shop with a flag-draped coffin in the vehicle on the way to a funeral and an outraged man sent a video to a local veterans group.

Sixth person dead in Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia: ABC News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:36
(Reuters) - The death toll from an Amtrak passenger train wreck in Philadelphia rose to six after another person died overnight, ABC News reported on Wednesday. The television network said on Twitter that Temple University Hospital confirmed the additional death. Dozens of others were injured when the New York City-bound train crashed Tuesday night. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Fire breaks out at Downingtown strip mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:24

Fire breaks out at Downingtown strip mallChester County fire crews are battling a two alarm blaze at a Downingtown strip mall.


Katherine Scott reports from Hahnemann University Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:20

Katherine Scott reports from Hahnemann University HospitalAction News reporter Katherine Scott reports from Hahnemann University Hospital on the injured victims in the Amtrak derailment crash.


Landmark Lower Macungie restaurant Buckeye Tavern catches fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:09

Landmark Lower Macungie restaurant Buckeye Tavern catches fireLehigh County firefighters are battling a blaze at a landmark Lower Macungie restaurant.


ETF companies boost bank credit lines amid liquidity concern

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:00
By Ashley Lau and Michael Flaherty NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest providers of exchange-traded funds, which have been funneling billions of investor dollars into some little-traded corners of the bond market, are bolstering bank credit lines for cash to tap in the event of a market meltdown. Vanguard Group, Guggenheim Investments and First Trust are among U.S. fund companies that have lined up new bank guarantees or expanded ones they already had, recent company filings show. The measures come as the Federal Reserve and other U.S. regulators express concern about the ability of fund managers to withstand a wave of investor redemptions in the event of another financial crisis.

At least 5 dead, 65 hospitalized in Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:56

 Speed possible factor in Philadelphia Amtrak crash that killed 6At least five people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Accused 'flash crash' trader seeks release from custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:32

A man walks past the address where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered, in LondonNavinder Singh Sarao, 36, has been charged by the U.S. Justice Department with wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation. His lawyer Joel Smith told London's Westminster Magistrates' Court that an application to vary the bail conditions had been made to the High Court and that there would be a hearing next Wednesday.


Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:24

 US retail salesThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for April on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SLIGHT INCREASE: Economists forecast that retail sales edged up 0.2 percent in April, according to a survey ...


Annie McCormick reports from 30th Street Station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 17:54

Annie McCormick reports from 30th Street StationAction News reporter Annie McCormick reports on the affect the Amtrak train derailment is having on the 30th Street Station.


Judge considering life outside hospital for Reagan shooter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 17:31

Barry Levin, attorney for John Hinckley arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A judge who will decide whether to let the would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan live full time outside a mental hospital will hear closing arguments in the case. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is considering whether to allow President Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin to live full time outside a mental hospital.


1st lawsuit filed over retracted Rolling Stone rape piece

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 17:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A retracted Rolling Stone magazine article that portrayed the University of Virginia as more concerned about its reputation than a student's alleged gang rape has prompted the first of two expected lawsuits.

1 Dem, 1 Republican headed to US House runoff in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:57

Voters arrive at the polls at Olive Branch Middle School in Olive Branch, Miss., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Voters cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to fill the First Congressional District seat left open by the death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal via the AP)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly will spend the next three weeks competing for support in a north Mississippi congressional race after emerging from a field of 13 candidates in a special election.


Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:41

In this May 5, 2015 photo, Patrick Palmer drives his horse-drawn garbage collection wagon and its crew along a street in Middlebury, Vt. Palmer's horses have clip-clopped through the sleepy village of Bristol collecting trash for 18 years. Now he is training a younger crew to collect trash with a team of draft horses in the busier college village of Middlebury. (AP Photo/Andy Duback)MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — The average garbage truck uses about 300 horsepower, but one Vermont service is getting the job done the old-fashioned way: two horsepower.


George Zimmerman awaits police probe in shooting on road

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:26

FILE - In this July 9, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. Police officers in Florida say Zimmerman has been involved in a shooting, Monday, May 11, 2015. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in a case that sparked protests and national debate about race relations. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman had moved away from Florida, but is now sticking around as police investigate his role in a confrontation with a man who shot at him as they were driving.


Arizona prosecutors charge woman who faked cancer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:27
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman was charged with fraud and identity theft after faking cancer to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion five years ago, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Chalice Renee Zeitner, 29, also faces one count each of felony theft and forgery stemming from the scheme in Phoenix between March and 2010, according to a statement from the state Attorney General's Office. State prosecutors accused Zeitner of falsely telling her obstetrician that she had been diagnosed with cancer and that her pregnancy further endangered her life. Zeitner, who was enrolled in Arizona's Medicaid system, received an abortion at a Phoenix hospital on April 2010.

A look at the players in unarmed Wisconsin man's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:18

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne speaks during a press conference at the Dane County Public Safety Building in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Ozanne said that Madison police officer Matt Kenny would not face charges in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson in March 2015. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Tony Robinson Jr., the biracial 19-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Madison in March. The shooting came amid a string of incidents around the country over the last year involving white officers killing black men, adding to growing tension and distrust between the black community and police. A prosecutor announced Tuesday that no charges would be filed against the officer.


Five found shot dead in Arizona home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:57
Five men and women were found shot dead in an Arizona home on Tuesday, the Arizona Daily Star newspaper reported. A visitor to the house saw a person inside with wounds and called the police in at around 6 p.m., Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor told the newspaper.

Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:35

Emergency personnel help a passenger at the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.