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NYPD: 1 officer killed, 8 hurt in van crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:24
NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old rookie police officer was killed early Sunday and eight other officers were injured when their van crashed into a concrete barrier in the Bronx, police said.

Bus overturns in New Castle County, dozens of injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:01

1 dead, dozens injured when tour bus overturns in New Castle CountyPolice and rescue crews are on the scene of an overturned bus in New Castle County, Delaware with dozens of injuries reported.


More drought forecast next year across West

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:49
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

Arrest warrant issued for man seen with missing Virginia student: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:57
(Reuters) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said on Sunday. The man, Jesse Leroy Matthew, presented himself at the police station on Saturday after officials said they were looking for him. After departing the station house following a brief discussion with police, he led law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase. ...

Ex-school custodian in NJ sentenced for hidden cameras

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:44

Ex-school custodian in NJ sentenced for hidden camerasA former custodian who videotaped students and teachers with hidden cameras in a southern New Jersey high school won't have to serve a prison sentence.


New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:43

Protesters walk though Times Square as they take part in the "People's Climate March" down 6th Ave. in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. ...


Clementi family become advocates after suicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:36

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 file photograph, Jane Clementi, right, answers a question as she sits with husband, Joseph Clementi in their home in Ridgewood, N.J. Tyler Clementi’s decision to jump off the George Washington Bridge after learning that his college roommate was spying on his relationship with another man sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people and brought the spotlight associated with it to his family’s front door. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Clementi's family could have stayed silent after he killed himself.


Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

9 days in, no contact with Pa. trooper ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:11

 Rifle carried by Pa. trooper ambush suspect foundNine days into the search for the man who police say shot and killed a Pa. State Trooper and wounded another, authorities say they have had no contact with the suspect.


Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:58

US Marshall's lead Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Yemen, out of Federal Court following a hearing Monday, June 1, 2014 in Rochester. The Rochester man was indicted Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 on charges that he tried to provide material support to the Islamic State by helping three men who said they would travel to Syria to “engage in violent jihad” alongside the group’s militants, according to the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Shawn Dowd)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."


U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:47

Feinstein talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL players harming their partners or children have embarrassed the league, prompting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize on Friday and promise reforms. That has not silenced the criticism. ...


Thousands fill NYC streets for climate march

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:45

Thousands fill NYC streets for climate marchDemonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change.


'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:30

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Dylan O'Brien appears in a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones."


Police: 4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:28

 4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrainedFour children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday.


Some California wells run dry amid drought

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:26

In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, Yolanda Serrato, 54, and her family of five bathe with water from this tank in front of her house in East Porterville, Calif. About two months ago, the well where Serrato and her husband have lived for 21 years dried up. They drink bottled water and wash with water from the 300-gallon tank filled up once a week. Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.


California wildfire destroys 10 houses, 22 other structures

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:25

A firefighter lights a backfire to prevent the King Fire from spreading in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - Ten houses and 22 outbuildings have been destroyed in a wildfire that swept through parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California over the past week and continues to burn, a fire official said on Sunday. No residents of the homes were hurt, said Tom Piranio, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Firefighters were only recently able to enter the burned areas to tally the structural damage caused by the King Fire, he added. About 12,000 homes have been evacuated since the blaze began on Sept. 13, Piranio said. ...


With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:19

Alibaba employees attend the opening bell ceremony during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:


Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:19
EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday.

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:16

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013, file photo, a worker levels the coal on a freight train in Taiyuan in northern China's Shanxi province. Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.


Warmer, More Humid!

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:53

Warmer, More Humid!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says expect a brief surge of mild air this afternoon before much cooler changes arrive tomorrow.