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Explosion in North Philadelphia restaurant caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:46

Explosion in North Philadelphia restaurant caught on videoPhiladelphia Police are searching for a teen caught on camera putting a device in restaurant and walking away moments before it explodes.


Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:38

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2014, members of the Ohio Student Association gathered outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus, Ohio, to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart. Organizers tell the Dayton Daily News they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police. Officers say he refused to drop an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Jim Otte) LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUTCINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.


Family of NY man killed by chokehold talks to feds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:34

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York. The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer met with a U.S. prosecutor on Thursday to again demand a federal probe.


New report highlights poor conditions in Philly schools

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:31

New report highlights poor conditions in Philly schoolsA new report finds conditions in Philadelphia's classrooms are bad and they could soon get a lot worse.


Teen shot and killed in Point Breeze identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:31

Teen shot and killed in Point Breeze identifiedPolice have released the name of the teen who was shot and killed in Philadelphia's Point Breeze section.


Woman robbed outside Brooklawn grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:30

Woman robbed outside Brooklawn grocery storePolice are asking for help finding the man wanted for robbing a 85-year-old woman outside of a grocery store in Brooklawn, New Jersey.


Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:28

Evan Reed appears at his preliminary hearing on a sexual assault charge Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Detroit. Reed, a Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel. He's charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.


British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:26
By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond anything we've seen" and the U.S. Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the death of Foley on the video, which featured a masked man speaking English with a British accent. As Western officials tried to identify the man, the Muslim Council of Britain denounced Foley's "abhorrent murder" and one of its advisers urged anyone who knows the killer's identity to contact the police.

VIDEO: Eagles ready for Steelers in preseason home opener

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:20

 Eagles ready for Steelers in preseason home openerThe Philadelphia Eagles are prepared to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Philly's pre-season home opener.


Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:18

FILE - In this July 19, 2004 file photo, Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, Va. Hassoun is scheduled to appear Thursday, Aug 21, 2014, at Camp Lejeune in an Article 32 hearing, which is the military equivalent of a grand jury. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.


2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:16

2 American Ebola patients released from hospitalAfter nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.


Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:15
Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:11

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malwareSome customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.


Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:10

In this May 7, 2014 photo, Rene Lima-Marin sits for an interview with The Associated Press about the circumstances of his sentencing and incarceration, in a meeting room inside Kit Carson Correctional Center, a privately operated prison in Burlington, Colo. Lima-Marin, who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early, says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life. An appeal filed Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in his case also says his constitutional rights were violated when a judge in January ordered him to finish his sentence after he started a family during nearly six years of freedom. A judge in 2000 sentenced Lima-Marin to a total of 98 years in prison for multiple counts stemming from the robbery of two video stores when Lima-Marin was 20. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.


Death of Connecticut boy left in hot car ruled a homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:08
By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A 15-month-old Connecticut boy's death in a hot car last month was ruled a homicide Thursday by the chief state medical examiner’s office. Benjamin Seitz, of Ridgefield, died of “hyperthermia due to environmental exposure” on July 7 after being left alone for hours in a hot car by his father, Kyle Seitz, according to the medical examiner's office. The temperature in the car reached nearly 88 degrees that day, according to a report issued by Danbury Hospital in Danbury, a city near Ridgefield.

Police: Robbery suspects stalk elderly at banks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:07

 Robbery suspects stalk elderly at banksPolice are searching for two men they say have robbed several elderly victims after they left the bank.


Airlines, cruise ships monitoring Caribbean system

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:06

45 PM EDT shows an area of disorganized clouds moving across the Lesser Antilles associated with a possible developing tropical system. Scattered clouds with rain and thunderstorms is present across portions of the Bahamas and eastern Cuba. Widely scattered clouds are located across the Caribbean Basin. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean.


Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:00

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid poses inside Maxxi museum of contemporary art and architecture in RomeBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review. Hadid, who was born in Baghdad and is now a British citizen, claimed that Filler falsely implied she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She also claimed Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore's "Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book. The complaint was filed with the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.


Man rescued from underneath SEPTA train

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:56

Man rescued from underneath SEPTA trainPhiladelphia fire and rescue units were called to the scene of an accident on the Market-Frankford elevated line in Kensington.


USNA chief says no double standard for athletes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:50

Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in his office in Annapolis, Md. Carter said he wants to focus on continuing efforts to build a cybersecurity center on campus, ensuring students get a strong foundation in leadership and ethics and maintaining and even boosting study abroad opportunities. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy said he does not now believe there is "a cultural issue" in Navy sports with the kind of lax oversight of athletes that is being investigated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but if there is "we're going to take care of it."