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Stabbing deaths of Oklahoma family may have been recorded

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 02:38
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A search warrant affidavit in the stabbing deaths of a Broken Arrow couple and three of their children indicates last month's slayings may have been recorded on video.

Vehicle crashes, flips in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 02:22

Vehicle crashes, flips in BensalemAt least one person has been hospitalized following a rollover crash in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Congressman says NYC federal building gunman got 'raw deal'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 02:02

Officers work at the scene following a shooting at a federal building, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in New York. Police said a man walked into the building and opened fire before shooting himself. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A man who gunned down a security guard at a federal building in Manhattan before killing himself was a whistleblower who had been given "a raw deal" by the agency that fired him, a New Jersey congressman who took up the man's case said Saturday.


Man shot, killed after charging at police with knife

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 01:54
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a man was shot and killed by officers when he charged at them with a knife.

Thousands Attend Trump Rally in Mobile, Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 01:41
The rally had to change venues twice.

Jimmy Carter focuses on faith as cancer treatment begins

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 01:38

Jill Stuckey places "Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor" signs in front of the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign headquarters in downtown Plains, Ga., on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2015, in advance of the former president's return to his hometown. Carter announced the day before that he has cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes." (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter always goes home to Plains, Georgia. The tiny town he calls a "haven" was there when he got out of the Navy, when he left the governor's office and when he lost the 1980 presidential election.


Arrest in Northeast Philadelphia home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:44

Arrest in Northeast Philadelphia home invasionPolice have made an arrest following a home invasion and robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.


Work already on new Hudson River tunnels has been costly

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:31

FILE - This photo taken on Thursday April 17, 2014, shows ongoing construction of a rail tunnel, left, at the Hudson Yards redevelopment site on Manhattan's west side in New York. Amtrak is constructing an 800-foot-long concrete box inside the project to preserve space for a tunnel from Newark to New York City that would allow it to double rail capacity across the Hudson River. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buried deep under Manhattan is a $185 million hole in the ground, evidence that while politicians bicker over how to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, work on the project has been underway for years.


Minor earthquake hits near Mammoth Lakes, California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:30
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — A minor earthquake has hit a rural area near Mammoth Lakes, California, but authorities say there have been no reports of damage.

25 years later, Seabrook remains pivotal in nuclear debate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:26

FILE- A portion of the more than 1000 anti-nuclear power demonstrators march toward the front gate of the Seabrook nuclear power station construction site in this April 30, 1977 file photo in Seabrook, N.H. Seabrook came online in August 1990. It’s currently licensed to operate until 2030 and has applied for a 20-year extension. (AP Photo)SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The Seabrook Station nuclear power plant was conceived during the turbulent 1970s and was under construction when accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl stoked fears of a global nuclear calamity.


At 150, FDNY is increasing diversity, with some hurdles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:21

In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 photo, a firefighter with Fire Department of New York Engine 69/Ladder 28, the "Harlem Hilton", rushes to the firetruck after receiving a call during an FDNY block party in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. At 150 years old, the nation’s largest fire department is undergoing a massive shift in hiring and recruitment after a court ordered changes to diversity the almost all-white, all-male department. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — With a ladder truck, a rescue demonstration and a chance for children to spray a fire hose, a Harlem block party this month honored the 150-year history of the nation's largest fire department. But the recruitment table was there to help shape a changing future.


Legal showdown looms over the NCAA's ban on paying athletes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:09

In this file photo taken Jan. 14, 2014 attorney Jeffrey L. Kessler walks out of federal court after presenting oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in St. Louis. Kessler is representing Clemson football player Martin Jenkins and two others in a lawsuit against the NCAA. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they're professionals.


Jury awards former basketball star Michael Jordan $8.9 million in brand case: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:59

Former basketball great Michael Jordan delivers a speech as he attends a party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan shoe line in ParisA jury awarded retired basketball player Michael Jordan $8.9 million in his lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used his name in a one-page magazine advertisement without his permission, the Chicago Tribune and other local media reported. Jordan, 52, led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships in the 1990s. The jury deliberated six hours after a two-week trial in federal court in Chicago, and decided on the award amount on Friday evening.


Deadly shooting in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:35

Deadly shooting in Cobbs CreekPhiladelphia police say a 21-year-old man was gunned down outside a home in Cobbs Creek.


Man shot while walking with female friend in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:30

Man shot while walking with female friend in Grays FerryA 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot while walking with a friend in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Flags to half-staff for late civil rights leader Julian Bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:18
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered flags to fly half-staff to honor late civil rights leader Julian Bond on same day his family scatters his ashes.

Man dead after being shot by Maryland State Police trooper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:02
NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man wanted on a warrant for theft is dead after being shot by a state trooper after a struggle.

Americans Credited With Stopping Attacker on Paris-Bound Train

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:01
Two of the men were U.S. service members.

Okanogan wildfires fire grow by 100 square miles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 22:49

Flames from a wildfire rise atop a hillside near homes below Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Tonasket, Wash. The flames were knocked-down within minutes by a firefighting helicopter dropping water. Wildfires picked up their destructive pace across the drought-choked West on Friday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flames. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A series of wildfires in north-central Washington that left three firefighters dead grew by more than 100 square miles, but officials hope easing winds forecast for Saturday will allow them to gain the upper hand.


Family mourns teen's machete slaying in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 21:59

This undated photo made available by the Miami-Dade Corrections Dept., shows Christian Colon, one of four South Florida vocational school students that have been charged with second-degree murder after their classmate, Jose Amaya Guardado, 17, was attacked with a machete and left to die in a shallow grave near the school, according to an arrest report. The suspects were students at Homestead Job Corps, a live-in school and vocational training program for at-risk students run by the U.S. Department of Labor. (Miami-Dade Corrections Dept. via AP)HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jose Amaya Guardado's mother said she brought her son to the United States nine years ago to escape the violence rampant in their native El Salvador. But now his family is mourning his death in what police describe as a brutal machete attack.