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Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.

Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 46 min ago

In this June 1, 2015 photo, a worker walks across train tracks in a tunnel still under construction beneath Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev. When operational, the three-mile-long tunnel and intake will allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority to draw water from Lake Mead even if its water level falls below the two current intakes. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.


Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 49 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview on Sunday that he shot her, but said it was an accident.

Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago

United States' Carli Lloyd holds the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.


Sheriff: 4 dead inside SC home; no search for suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:41
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been found dead in a South Carolina home.

No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:06

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2003 file photo, clerks shout in the Euro Dollar Futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Most pits in Chicago and New York where traders bet on future prices of palladium and gold, cattle and corn and dozens of other commodities are expected to close for good on Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Anne Ryan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him.


App eliminates the hassle for beach-goers in Ocean City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:58

App eliminates the hassle for beach-goers in Ocean CityMany beach-goers in Ocean City can relax with the hassle of carrying chairs, coolers and umbrellas - thanks to a new app.


AccuWeather: Summer Pattern Returns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:49

 Summer Pattern ReturnsMeteorologist Melissa Magee says humidity and the threat of thunderstorms returns for the week ahead.


Arson at Wilmington swim club causes $8,000 in damage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:43

Arson at Wilmington swim club causes $8,000 in damageFire officials in Delaware are looking for the suspects responsible for deliberately starting a fire inside a Wilmington swim club.


Delran cheers on Carli Lloyd to World Cup victory

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:35

Delran cheers on Carli Lloyd to World Cup victoryFans cheered New Jersey native Carli Lloyd and Team USA on to their 2015 Women's World Cup victory.


Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:17

FILE- In May 23, 2014, file photo, Burt Shavitz poses for a photo on his property in Parkman, Maine. Shavitz, a former beekeeper, is the Burt behind Burt's Bees. A spokeswoman for Burt’s Bees said Shavtiz died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at his home in rural Maine. He was 80. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.


All lanes reopen after accident, fuel spill on northbound I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:06

All lanes reopen after accident, fuel spill on northbound I-95 in Delaware CountyAll lanes have reopened after an accident and fuel spill that shutdown parts of I-95 near the Blue Route in Delaware County.


Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:47
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:47

A supporter of the No vote waves a Greek flag in front of the parliament after the results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.


Burt's Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz dead at 80

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:40
Shavitz, a "a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man" and beekeeper, co-founded the company with artist Roxanne Quimby in 1984, the company said in a statement. "It is with broken hearts that we must convey the saddest news: Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods," the company said in a statement on Facebook. A company spokeswoman told USA Today that Shavitz died of respiratory issues on Sunday surrounded by family and friends in Bangor, Maine.

Infant found on the side of the road in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:35
PASADENA, Md. (AP) — A baby was left on the side of the road Sunday and her mother has been charged with child neglect, officials said.

Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorities across California said Sunday as they assessed damages and injuries from the July Fourth celebration.

Tour bus catches fire on New Jersey Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:32

Tour bus catches fire on New Jersey TurnpikeA tour bus carrying about 50 people caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike.


To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:28

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2007 file photo shows Calhoun College, one of the 12 residential colleges housing Yale undergraduates at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Some institutions outside the South are reconsidering whether to still honor historical figures with ties to slavery and the Confederacy. There’s also a push to strip the name of John C. Calhoun, a white supremacist, from the building at Yale University. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.


1 dead, 1 injured in Gloucester County crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:05

1 dead, 1 injured in Gloucester County crashA woman was killed and another driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin Township, Gloucester County.