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Cathedral to remove sprinkler system that drenched homeless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco on Wednesday dismantled a sprinkler system it had installed at the city's cathedral during one of the worst droughts in California history to soak the alcoves and prevent homeless people from sleeping there.

Lawsuit targets U.S. program on suspicious behavior at airports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:09
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A civil liberties group on Thursday sued the U.S. government for information about a program that screens airport passengers using behavior detection techniques that it says is a vehicle for racial and religious profiling. The effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration program, which uses thousands of TSA employees to screen nearly 2 million airline passengers daily for fear, stress and other behavior, has been questioned by government watchdogs and in congressional hearings. An American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed on Thursday seeks to force the TSA to hand over documents about the Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program. "The TSA's use of behavior techniques has given rise to numerous allegations of racial and religious profiling," the lawsuit said.

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rig

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:05

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rigAn overturned tractor-trailer continued to cause traffic concerns Thursday morning, more than 12 hours after it crashed on the Vine Street Expressway.


3rd suspect arrested in fatal stabbing over spilled coffee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:50
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A third suspect has been arrested in Connecticut in a fatal stabbing that police say began as a fight over spilled coffee.

Powerball ticket worth $2M sold in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:40

Powerball ticket worth $2M sold in PennsylvaniaA $2 million Powerball ticket was sold in Pennsylvania for Wednesday's night drawing.


14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:32

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePolice are questioning a 14-year-old boy in connection to a man killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section last week.


Flames damage house in Mill Creek, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:16

Flames damage house in Mill Creek, Del.A fast-moving blaze damaged a house in Mill Creek, Delaware early Thursday morning.


Police: Woman held captive for days, assaulted with hammer and bleach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:15

 Woman held captive for days, assaulted with hammer and bleachA 43-year-old man faces multiple charges after police say he held a woman captive for days, assaulting her with a hammer and bleach.


Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:05

Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-NicetownFire crews were called to the scene where a vehicle struck three homes in the Tioga-Nicetown of Philadelphia Thursday morning.


2 separate crashes slow traffic on Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:01

2 separate crashes slow traffic on Kelly Drive in Fairmount ParkTwo separate crashes slowed rush hour traffic on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Some video of Secret Service scandal may have been erased: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:57

Secret Service on guard at the White House in WashingtonSurveillance video of two U.S. Secret Service agents drunk driving at the White House may have been erased as part of the agency's policy of deleting recordings every 72 hours, CNN reported on Thursday. Two videos of the incident, where the agents slowly pulled onto White House grounds and into an active bomb investigation, exist, but the chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, told CNN that he learned other recordings may have been deleted. The director of the agency charged with protecting the president as well as other agents, Joseph Clancy, is set to testify about this latest scandal before a Senate committee Thursday afternoon. He testified earlier this week at the House of Representatives.


Overturned tractor-trailer continues to slow traffic on Vine Street Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:56

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rigAn overturned tractor-trailer continued to cause traffic concerns Thursday morning, nearly 12 hours after it crashed on the Vine Street Expressway.


Mom pleads guilty after girl hands out heroin at day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:52
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has pleaded guilty to child endangerment after authorities say her 4-year-old daughter handed out heroin at her day care thinking it was candy.

Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:35

In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Abreham Zemedagegehu, seated in a conference room of lawyer’s office in Washington, discusses the lawsuit he filed against the Arlington, Va., sheriff in federal court. Zemedagegehu, a U.S. citizen who was born in Ethiopia, learned that he'd been accused of stealing an iPad _ an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety. (AP Photo/Matt Barakat)WASHINGTON (AP) — He knew he was in jail, but he didn't know why.


1 male being questioned in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:28

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police are questioning one male in connection to the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook last week.


1 being questioned, 2 released in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:40

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police have released two men while another is still being questioned in connection of the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook last week.


Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-295 in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:39

Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-295 in DelawareThe remnants of a tractor-trailer fire is slowing traffic on I-295 in Delaware.


Jurors to begin deliberations in Atlanta test cheating trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:42
ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy.

Virginia gov. calls for investigation into student's arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:12

In this photo provided by Bryan Beaubrun, Martese Johnson is held down by an officer Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Charlottesville, Va. Court records show that Johnson was charged with obstruction of justice without force and public swearing or intoxication. The Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling for an investigation into the arrest of the student. (AP Photo/Bryan Beaubrun)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a bloody face as he is being held down by an officer.


Classes resume today after fumes sickened students, teachers at Paulsboro High School

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:12

Classes resume today after fumes sickened students, teachers at Paulsboro High SchoolSchool officials tell Action News classes will resume Thursday morning at Paulsboro High School after fumes from a nearby refinery sickened more than a dozen people.