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Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:27

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS PA. (Reuters) - Heavily armed police officers blocked roads through remote woods in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on Saturday in the second week of a search for the gunman who ambushed two troopers at their barracks. The massive manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, identified as the prime suspect in the killing of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, put the rural area on lock-down. ...


Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting Apple products

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:20

Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting Apple productsFormer NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.


5 killed in Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:00
EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.

5 killed in northeastern Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:24

5 killed, including kids, in northeastern Pennsylvania car crashAuthorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.


White House Intruder Had Knife, Claims to Be Iraq Vet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:22
The man who jumped over a White House fence and made it all the way inside the executive mansion before being caught was carrying a 3 1/2-inch knife and told officials he was a veteran of three tours in Iraq, according to the complaint released today.

Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:20
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. "He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing," Donovan said. No further details were available. ...

U.S. Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:14

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzalez, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT (2320 GMT), a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzalez ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ...


Adult, 2 children attacked by pit bulls in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:06

Adult, 2 children attacked by pit bull in West Oak LaneAn adult and two children were attacked by a pair of pit bulls in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:52
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:37

This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a geologist from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory using a radar gun to measure the speed of the lava flow from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton said the slow-moving lava is expected to bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision, and the lava is about 19 days from reaching Pahoa Village Road. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down.


Big stunts at 60th annual Hero Thrill Show in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:25

Big stunts at 60th annual Hero Thrill Show in PhiladelphiaThere were stunts and thrills galore at the 60th annual Hero Thrill Show in Philadelphia!


Suspect charged with slashing throats of mother, son in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:20

Suspect charged with slashing throats of mother, son in CamdenPolice have charged a suspect with slashing the throats of a mother and her teen son in Camden.


Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:20

Tense hunt for Pa. trooper ambush suspect hits 8 daysAuthorities wearing bulletproof vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.


Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:16

Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.


NJ Man Held in Second WH Incident in Less Than 24 Hours

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:12
A man was arrested at the White House today after trying to enter a barricaded entrance to the White House complex with his car, the second security incident on the grounds of the executive mansion in less than 24 hours.

NJ Man Held in Second WH Intrusion in Less Than 24 Hours

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:07
A man was arrested at the White House today after trying to enter a barricaded entrance to the White House complex with his car, the second security incident on the grounds of the executive mansion in less than 24 hours.

Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:50

The 120-foot-tall schooner, Clipper City, center, rests stranded near the Statue of Liberty after running aground and getting stuck in shallow water in New York, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. No injuries were reported and the 121 tourists on board were ferried in small boats to a lower Manhattan marina. (AP Photo/The Advance, Bill Lyons) MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT; NO SALES, NYC OUTNEW YORK (AP) — A 120-foot-tall schooner ran aground and got stuck in shallow waters near the Statue of Liberty on Saturday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported and the 121 tourists on board were ferried in small boats to a lower Manhattan marina.


University of Delaware students rally on harassment; professor ousted

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:30

University of Delaware students rally on harassment; professor oustedHundreds of students at the University of Delaware are calling for more transparency in the school's harassment policy after a professor was accused of offering a student an "A'' in exchange for sexual favors.


Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:28

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS PA. (Reuters) - Heavily armed police officers blocked roads through remote woods in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on Saturday in the second week of a search for the gunman who ambushed two troopers at their barracks. The massive manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, identified as the prime suspect in the killing of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, put the Pocono Mountains on lock-down, with state police advising residents to stay inside. ...


Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:21
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.