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Man, woman jump from burning Southwest Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:56

Man, woman jump from burning Southwest Philadelphia homeFirefighters were called out to battle a blaze in Southwest Philadelphia


AccuWeather: Morning Fog, Summerlike Warmth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:34

 Morning Fog, Summerlike WarmthMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the weather heats up for Mother's Day.


Autopsy planned for baby allegedly thrown in river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:32
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled for Monday on the 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died six days after authorities allege he was thrown into a river by his mother.

Residents, pets escape Bensalem fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:32

Residents, pets escape Bensalem fireTwo people and two pets were able to escape an early morning fire in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Man in car shot and killed in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:31

Man in car shot and killed in Port RichmondA man was shot in the head while sitting inside a car in Port Richmond, Philadelphia police say.


West Point names barracks for black graduate who was shunned

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:43

FILE--In this Dec. 9, 1998 file photo, Ret. Lt. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., listens to remarks prior to receiving his fourth star from President Clinton at the Old Executive Office Building in Washington. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed alone and ate alone. The future Tuskegee Airman and trailblazing Air Force general later recalled he was “an invisible man.” Now more than a decade after his death, the academy that ostracized Davis is honoring him. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Benjamin Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed alone and ate alone. The future Tuskegee Airman and trailblazing Air Force general later recalled he was "an invisible man."


Castro: This pope's so impressive, I might return to church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:41

 This pope's so impressive, I might return to churchCuban President Raul Castro paid a call on Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday to thank him for working for Cuban-US detente and later said he is so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.


Ala grandma to get life or death in girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:26
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge must decide whether to sentence an Alabama woman to life or execution by lethal injection for the killing of her 9-year-old granddaughter, who prosecutors say died after being forced to run for hours for telling a lie.

Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:17

In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 photo, the Castillio de San Marcos fort, built over 450 years ago, is separated from the Matanzas River by a sea wall in St. Augustine, Fla. St. Augustine is one of many chronically flooded Florida communities afraid their buildings and economies will be inundated by rising seas in just a couple of decades. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — America's oldest city is slowly drowning.


Future of big-city policing on the ballot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore has had a ripple effect on politics in Philadelphia, focusing the city's mayoral race on policing just weeks before an important vote.

Complex challenges posed in international child abductions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:59
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The criminal case against Genevieve Kelley, a New Hampshire woman who absconded to Central America with her 8-year-old daughter more than a decade ago, is about to head to trial.

Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:50
Ana made landfall Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

At Least 1 Dead as Two Tornadoes Touch Down in North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:40
Hail, flash flooding, strong winds expected.

Coast Guard evacuates ill passenger from cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:25
BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard has evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship about 180 miles south of Nantucket.

Small Arkansas town split over anti-discrimination measure

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:15

In this May 6, 2015 photo, a sign in support of an anti-discrimination ordinance is displayed in a retail shop window in Eureka Springs, Ark. Voters in Eureka Springs will decide Tuesday, May 12, 2015 whether to keep a measure that would prohibit the city and private businesses from discriminating against someone based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Nestled in the hills of northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs has long relished in its dual personalities — known for its play depicting Jesus' final days and a 66-foot-tall "Christ of the Ozarks" statue as well as its reputation as a gay-friendly tourist destination, bolstered by being the first in the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses.


3 teens shot in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:15

3 teens hurt in shootings near South StreetPolice are investigating two shootings in South Philadelphia that injured three teenagers.


New call-in line helps business leaders shape Texas laws

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:06

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick works in the Senate Chamber, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Patrick has spent his first five months in office letting Texas’ corporate elite help shape policy on everything from tax cuts to economic development, a move some say is unprecedented. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has never been shy about buttonholing elected officials, but it's seldom been easier since Texas' new lieutenant governor set up regular conference calls for select business leaders and donors to advise him on issues before the Legislature.


Group on trial, accused of aiding Minnesota woman's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:00
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The national right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. goes to trial in Minnesota this week for allegedly assisting in the suicide of a 57-year-old woman who died in 2007 after years of chronic pain. Here's what you need to know:

Man shot in car in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 21:20

Man in car shot and killed in Port RichmondA man was shot in the head while sitting inside a car in Port Richmond, Philadelphia police say.


Feds eye giving endangered status to Gulf whale species

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal regulators.