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Blaze damages house in Upper Darby, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:39

Blaze damages house in Upper Darby, Pa.A fast-moving fire damaged a house in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Women make history by passing Army's grueling Ranger test

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:17

Women make history by passing Army's grueling Ranger testTwo women have passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead.


Man shot in the face in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:17

Man shot in the face in CamdenPolice are searching for the man who shot another man in the face in Camden, New Jersey.


Woman tests negative for Ebola at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:16

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials sayA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after a woman who recently visited West Africa tested negative for Ebola.


Man shot in the leg in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:07

Man shot in the leg in West PhiladelphiaA 24-year-old man was shot in the leg in West Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


1 child dead, 3 critical after hit by car in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:53

1 child dead, 3 critical after being hit by vehicle in Burlington CountyOne child is dead and three others hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle as they walked along a street Burlington County.


Kennedy University Hospital back to normal after patient reports fever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:40

Woman tests negative for Ebola at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after testing a woman who recently visited West Africa for an illness.


Students begin moving into Hawaii dorms after fatal fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:20

The Hale Wainani dormitory is seen at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Two men fell from the 14th floor of the University of Hawaii dormitory, one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said. The 24-year-old man who died was trying to bring inside an apparently distraught 19-year-old who went out a window onto the ledge early Sunday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — The students assigned to the University of Hawaii apartment where a man fell out of a window to his death while trying to stop another man from jumping off a 14th-floor ledge will have the option to get new housing arrangements.


WW II fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; fought at Guadalcanal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.

Uncle Sam joining ranks of businesses reviewed on Yelp

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:13

The mobile view of the Yelp site application shown on an iPhone mobile, shows the TSA Checkpoint Terminal 1 at the Los Angeles International Terminal location in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Frustrated travelers have already been turning to the popular site for years to vent about the long, slow-moving airport security lines, intrusive body scans and questioning of agents. The General Service Administration unveiled last week that it had reached a deal with Yelp so the public can rate federal agencies, from the Transportation Safety Administration to national parks. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Watch out TSA: You'll be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands, and other services reviewed on Yelp, and Uncle Sam says it will take the online ratings into account to improve what the government calls "customer satisfaction."


Fire traps residents in Camden home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:00

Fire traps residents in Camden homeA fast-moving blaze trapped residents inside a Camden, New Jersey home.


CHP officers charged in connection with California homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:52

CHP officers charged in connection with California homicideThree current and former California Highway Patrol officers, a prominent criminal defense attorney and four others were formally charged Tuesday in connection with the disappearance and death of a Northern California man.


Rough Fire forces mandatory evacuation in Hume Lake area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:51

Rough Fire forces mandatory evacuation in Hume Lake areaThe Rough Fire is zero percent contained after burning more than 23,000 acres. Now mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Hume Lake and Cedar Grove.


Legacy Bush donors account for half of Jeb Bush's donations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:15

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to reporters at The Varsity restaurant during a campaign stop Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush's fundraising network is two generations in the making, and it shows.


Beer run ends after suspect was hit by 2 vehicles and dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:11

Beer run ends after suspect was hit by 2 vehicles and diesOne person is dead after being hit by two vehicles in Tulare County near Highway 99 and Betty Drive in Goshen.


Gas explosion destroys section of Washington state hotel, injures one

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:10
The Motel 6 in Bremerton, on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle, had been evacuated due to a gas leak about 30 minutes before the blast, police said. Firefighters were combing through the wreckage checking to ensure everyone was evacuated, police said on Twitter. Images and video taken by Seattle local media show a fire behind the motel, with a section of the building demolished.

Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:07

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks while touring the Carpenters International Training Center Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Las Vegas. The training center was on of several places Clinton visited in the Las Vegas area on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.


Qualcomm exec among those killed in midair plane collision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:02

Authorities say multiple people died following the midair collision and crash of two small planes near an airport in southern San Diego County. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the collision occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, about 2 miles northeast of Brown Field Municipal Airport. (John Gastaldo/U-T San Diego via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot of a small plane who was killed in a collision with a small jet over Southern California was an executive at San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm, Inc., authorities and the company said.


Official: 3 men missing in Alaska landslide presumed dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:37

The Gary Paxton Industrial Park Administration Building is surrounded by rain water, mud and debris after landslides Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in Sitka, Alaska. Homes in the town have been flooded, and there were reports of residents not being able to reach their homes or leave their neighborhood, said a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. (James Poulson/The Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDITANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men missing following an Alaska landslide are presumed dead and the search will be a "body recovery effort," an official said late Tuesday.


Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating military prison rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:23

People hold signs calling for the release of imprisoned wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning while marching in a gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe former intelligence analyst was convicted in 2013 of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history. "Chelsea's ridiculous convictions today will not silence her," her attorney Nancy Hollander said on Twitter.