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Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 400 calls to PECO

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 8 sec ago

Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 400 calls to PECOA strong odor of gas throughout parts of Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties has prompted hundreds of calls to PECO.


Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack case

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 17 sec ago
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee.

Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 2 min ago
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 5 min ago

U.S. President Obama walks on the South Lawn towards Marine One at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Weizel HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, had asked state police for help in locating the car in connection with a possible threat to the president, State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said. Both the state police and the Secret Service declined to specify the nature of the threat. The Secret Service, in a statement on Saturday, said that it had investigated information about a suspicious person and vehicle and was working to determine its validity.


5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.

22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 27 min ago

A rescued miner, center, is greeted by another miner while being helped by a rescue worker as he leaves the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.


6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 29 min ago
GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 34 min ago

Family members of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier, have a moment of silence at the site of the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Fifth from left is his father, Michael Brown Sr., with towel, and mother, Lesley McSpadden, third from right. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.


Eagles release 19 from roster, including K Henery

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 44 min ago

Eagles release 19 from roster, including K HeneryThe Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with veteran placekicker Alex Henery, the team's fourth-round draft pick in 2011, and opted for rookie kicker Cody Parkey.


Hundreds march in Ferguson to protest police shooting: local media

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago
(Reuters) - Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot the 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9. For days after the shooting, police and demonstrators in Ferguson clashed nightly, with authorities coming under fire for mass arrests and what critics said were the use of heavy-handed tactics and military gear.

Factbox: Defensive end Michael Sam

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 50 min ago
(Reuters) - Factbox on defensive end Michael Sam, whose bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season on Saturday. EARLY PROMISE Attended Hitchcock High School in Hitchcock, Texas where he played football, both as a defensive end and offensive tackle. Recruited by a number of colleges, he accepted a scholarship with the University of Missouri where he became a consensus All-American and co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference as a senior in 2013.

Sam's bid to be first openly gay NFL player on hold

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 55 min ago

 Preseason-St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The 24-year-old, a standout with the University of Missouri who had announced he was gay in February, was one of 22 players waived in the final cuts by the Rams to reach the roster limit before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Sam, who became the first openly gay player to be selected in an NFL Draft when he was taken in the seventh round by the Rams in May, had said he would be watching the Missouri Tigers take on South Dakota State in Columbia, Missouri when the final roster moves were made.


Police: Man found dead in Logan not victim of hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 55 min ago

 Man found dead in Logan not victim of hit-and-runContrary to what they previously reported, police now say that a man found dead along a roadway in Philadelphia's Logan section was not the victim of a hit-and-run.


Teen test driving Lamborghini dies in crash

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 37 min ago

Teen test driving Lamborghini dies in crashA New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.


Widow: Husband died because of hairy chest

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago

 Husband died because of hairy chestA widow whose husband suffered a heart attack on a Southwest Airlines flight says her husband's hairy chest played a role in his death.


6 dead in North Carolina house fire

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago

6 dead in North Carolina house fireAuthorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina.


Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 53 min ago

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablazePolice say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.


Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 56 min ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.

Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 8 min ago
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.