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Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:28

A boy holds an umbrella to a wave in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iselle, the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees when it crossed onto the Big Island in a rural and sparsely populated region. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart)HONOLULU (AP) — His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists in popular parts of Hawaii spent their Saturday — sunbathing, kayaking and otherwise back to paradise despite an overcast sky.


Missouri crowd after shooting: 'Kill the police'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 13:45
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black teenager by police sent hundreds of angry residents out of their apartments Saturday in a St. Louis suburb, igniting shouts of "kill the police" during a confrontation that lasted several hours.

4 firefighters, 3 drivers hurt in California crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 13:31
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Four firefighters and three drivers were hospitalized Saturday after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck that was rushing to a kitchen fire in Northern California, authorities said.

4 firefighters, 3 drivers hurt in California crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:45
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Four firefighters and three drivers are hospitalized after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck in the Northern California city of Vallejo.

Hawaii Democrats divided on Senate, governor races

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:42

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie waves to passing cars as he does some last minute campaigning before the primary, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu. As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii's dramatic primary races, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — The top-ticket races in Hawaii's dramatic primary election have divided the Democratic party, with incumbents facing strong challengers and voters choosing between fresh faces and the old guard.


Hurricane Julio downgraded to a Category 1 storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:41
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Julio to Category 1, the least powerful level.

Hurricane Julio downgraded to a Category 1 storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:41
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Julio to Category 1, the least powerful level.

Plane with 2 people aboard crashes in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:21
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a plane that took off from Steamboat Springs bound for Boulder is missing and has apparently crashed.

Plane with 2 people aboard crashes in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:21
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a plane that took off from Steamboat Springs bound for Boulder is missing and has apparently crashed.

50 years on, fateful Vietnam resolution resonates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:07

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1964 file photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, backing his firm stand against aggression in Southeast Asia. Fifty years ago Johnson signed the resolution that historians call the crucial catalyst for deep American involvement in the Vietnam War. From left Rep. Carl Albert, D-Okla., Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., Rep. Charles Halleck, R-Ind., Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill., House Speaker John McCormack and Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark. In right background are Sen. George Aiken, R-Vt., and Sen. George Smathers, D-Fla. (AP Photo/John Rous, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A dubious threat to U.S. interests. A swift vote in Congress for broad presidential war powers in response. A long, costly and bitterly debated war.


Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:57

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibitCirque du Soleil was in town this week with a sneak peak at their new show and the acrobats stopped by the Franklin Institute to check out the new 'Circus! Science Under the Big Top' exhibit that opened in June.


Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:57

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibitCirque du Soleil was in town this week with a sneak peak at their new show and the acrobats stopped by the Franklin Institute to check out the new 'Circus! Science Under the Big Top' exhibit that opened in June.


Crimefighters: Who killed Joseph Devine?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:53

 Who killed Joseph Devine?It's been almost 10 months since a father of three was gunned down in Camden and a reward is being offered to help find his killer.


Missouri woman finds grandson dead, shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:45

A crowd is stopped by police as they were trying to reach the scene where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department confirmed a Ferguson police officer shot the man. The spokesman didn’t give the reason for the shooting, nor provide the officer’s name or race. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Desiree Harris saw her grandson running near her home Saturday afternoon when she passed him in her car. Minutes later, she found his body on the street — fatally shot by a police officer.


Police-mayor tensions mount over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:45

FILE- In this July 31, 2014 file photo provided by the New York City Mayoral Photography Office, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, is seated between New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, left, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, during a round table discussion convened to ease tensions over the July 17, police involved death of Eric Garner. In an interview with The Associated Press, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he wanted to counter "some of the misimpressions and some of the momentum that's been gained by self-serving interests" in the wake of the videotaped death last month of Garner. (AP Photo/New York City Mayoral Photography Office, Bob Bennett, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Police have become increasingly at odds with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the appearance he is taking sides against them after the chokehold death of a black suspect last month — a conflict that has prompted the city's top law enforcement official to do damage control by calling the mayor "very pro-cop."


Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:22

Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military actionPresident Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq.


Police: Suspect flees in stolen ambulance in Reading

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:21

 Suspect flees in stolen ambulance in ReadingAuthorities arrested a man for stealing an ambulance and leading police on a pursuit in Reading.


3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Route 322

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:05

3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Route 322Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that injured three people in Bethel Township, Delaware County.


3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Route 322

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:05

3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Route 322Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that injured three people in Bethel Township, Delaware County.


Warrant issued for ex-boyfriend of woman killed in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:50
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A shooting in Albuquerque on Friday that left one woman dead and three people hurt was sparked by a jealous rage, police said on Saturday.    A spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department said that an arrest warrant for murder had been issued for Marcos Delgado, 36, whom they said was seeking out his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend when the shooting began. "The ex-girlfriend, Anna Vigil, 28, was shot and succumbed to her injuries," said the spokeswomen, Ferris Simmons. One of the victims was released from an Albuquerque hospital Saturday, while the remaining two are in stable condition, according to police. According to a witness, a black Dodge Charger, turned into the parking lot of an industrial park where Vigil had been sitting in a car.