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SPCA rescues 122 cats from eastern Pa. home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:58

SPCA rescues 122 cats from eastern Pa. homeThe Pennsylvania SPCA rescued 122 cats and kittens from an eastern Pennsylvania home and transported them to its North Philadelphia facility for medical evaluations.


Kidnapping and Sex Slavery: Covering ISIS’ Religious Justification for Rape

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:58
Rukmini Callimachi discusses how she worked to tell the stories of Yazidi women and girls held as sex slaves by the Islamic State.









Hillary Clinton offers plan to help students with children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:51

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives for a campaign town hall meeting in Claremont,By Amanda Becker CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday that if elected she would dramatically expand a program that provides child care for college students with children, and to create a scholarship program for student parents. Clinton announced the plan at a town hall meeting in Dubuque, Iowa, as she continued to highlight her platform to make college more affordable. Clinton also said she would create a "SPARK College Scholarship" to help parents pay for their own higher education.


Couples gather in Times Square to re-enact kiss at war's end

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:48

Married couple Kenji and Kristen Kawasaki, far left, join others as they re-enact the iconic 1945 Alfred Eisenstaedt kiss photo, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in New York's Times Square. Dozens of couples gathered to re-enact the famous kiss that celebrated the end of World War II. A 25-foot high sculpture replica of the original kiss, top rear right, entitled "Embracing Peace" is in Times Square until Sunday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — With a countdown of "five, four, three, two, one, smooch," couples from across the world puckered up in Times Square on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the famous kiss celebrating the end of World War II.


VIDEO: 'A terrible episode of violence'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:45
Gunmen have killed at least 19 people on the outskirts of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, in a series of overnight attacks.
Categories: BBC World News

AccuWeather: Sunny and Warm Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:42

 Sunny and Warm TodayMeteorologist Karen Rogers says the weekend looks hotter and more humid. Heat wave number four is likely on the way.


Residents clean up after Utah mudslide forces evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:42

Mud coats a road and collects near homes in the Woodland Hills area of Utah, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, following heavy rain and a slide. The mudslide that prompted the evacuation of 14 homes in Utah County sending a couple feet of mud into one basement Thursday night was being cleaned up Friday morning. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents and officials cleaned up Friday after a Utah mudslide led to the evacuation of 14 homes and sent a couple of feet of sludge into one basement.


Tree limb falls on tent killing 2 young campers in Yosemite

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:40
A tree limb fell on a tent in the popular Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, killing two young campers. The campground is one of the parks most popular with a view of Half Dome.
Categories: Sports Center

Tree limb falls on tent killing 2 young campers in Yosemite

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:40
A tree limb fell on a tent in the popular Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, killing two young campers. The campground is one of the parks most popular with a view of Half Dome.
Categories: Sports Center

Tree limb falls on tent killing 2 young campers in Yosemite

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:40
A tree limb fell on a tent in the popular Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, killing two young campers. The campground is one of the parks most popular with a view of Half Dome.

North Korea goes back in time

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:37
North Korea has put its standard time back by half an hour, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of rule by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
Categories: BBC World News

Plane crashes into Little Lehigh River in Allentown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:36

Plane crashes into Little Lehigh River in AllentownA single engine plane crashed into the Little Lehigh River in Allentown on Friday morning.


Overtime Pay Surged at 2 New York State Agencies During Hunt for Escapees

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:36
The State Police and the corrections department attributed the extra $22.9 million to the increase in personnel needed to search for Richard W. Matt and David Sweat.









Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:36

This aerial photo made during a flight provided by the National Wildlife Federation and Southern Wings shows the Lake Borne storm surge barrier in St. Bernard Parish, La., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, which was built after Hurricane Katrina, with the skyline of New Orleans in the background. Scientists say Katrina was especially destructive because of the disappearance of buffer land between New Orleans and the Gulf. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)DELACROIX, La. (AP) — Rocky Morales is watching his small Louisiana town of Delacroix slowly melt into the water. The woods where he played hide-and-seek as a boy are gone. It's all water and mud back there now. So, too, is the nearby marsh where townsfolk once trapped for muskrat, otter and mink.


Hollywood Uses Bigger Screens to Tell Sophisticated Stories

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:35
Large-screen and 3-D formats, usually reserved for action blockbusters aimed at younger audiences, are now being employed for the kind of movies shown at film festivals.









Georgia Aquarium battles federal government over belugas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:34
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium says a government agency's denial of its permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia was arbitrary and capricious, but the government argues the aquarium failed to meet the requirements of a law meant to protect marine mammals.

Addict amnesty: Police give heroin addicts support, rehab

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:33

In this July 10, 2015, photo, a woman speaks to The Associated Press inside the police station in Gloucester, Mass. The woman voluntarily came to the police for help kicking her heroin addiction. Gloucester is taking a novel approach to the war on drugs, making the police station a first stop for addicts on the road to recovery. Addicts can turn in their drugs to police, no questions asked, and officers, volunteers and trained clinicians help connect them with detox and treatment services. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The young woman nursing a fresh black eye has come to the police station in this old fishing city for help. But she's not looking to report a crime or seek someone's arrest. She wants help kicking her heroin addiction.


Man killed after 6-hour standoff told mom he would surrender

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:33

New York City firefighters carry their gear near the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Shortly before emerging from an apartment armed with a fully automatic AK-47, Garland Tyree tenderly told his mother over the phone Friday he had agreed to surrender after a six-hour standoff with police.


Man sentenced to life without parole in deadly Indiana home blast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:32
Mark Leonard, convicted in July on all 53 charges against him, was given two sentences of life in prison without parole for two counts of murder and another 75 years in prison for the remaining counts, said Peg McLeish, spokeswoman for the Marion County Prosecutor Office. Leonard, 46, was sentenced by St. Joseph Superior Court Judge John Marnocha in South Bend, Indiana, McLeish said. In addition to the two deaths, dozens of people were injured in the explosion, which destroyed a house and severely damaged nearby homes in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Night Out: A Night Out With Rose McGowan, Now Behind the Camera

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 04:32
The actress-turned-director learns the hard way that being frank is equal parts liability and asset.