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Officials: 17-year-old boy arrested in death, sexual assault of 6-year-old Washington girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:40
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officials: 17-year-old boy arrested in death, sexual assault of 6-year-old Washington girl.

Wounded soldier skydives with Maine first lady

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:39

In this photo provided by the All Veterans Group, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, bottom, makes a parachute jump with the help of an All Veterans Parachute Team member over Northern Maine, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Travis, who ended up losing all four limbs during combat operations in Afghanistan, made the jump with the All Veterans Group Parachute Team along with the wife of Maine Gov. Paul LePage, to raise money for a veteran center and museum in Fort Kent. (AP Photo/All Veterans Group)Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his team from the 82nd Airborne were checking out reports of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan when one detonated underneath him.


New VA secretary touts fixes to veterans group

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:33

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, speaks at the DAV 2014 National Convention on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. McDonald, a former Procter and Gamble CEO who took the top VA post July 30, met with veterans during his Las Vegas visit. (AP Photo/David Becker)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed a veterans group for the first time since taking over the troubled agency last month, calling his plans to fix it "an opportunity we can't miss nor underestimate."


US launches 4 airstrikes against Iraqi militants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:30

U.S. AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American jet fighters and drones have conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, taking out armored carriers and a truck that were firing on civilians.


Pro-Palestinian activists march to UN headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:19

Supporters of ending the violence in Gaza yell at a rally near Columbus Circle during a protest in New York, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A sea of Palestinians and their sympathizers lined Manhattan streets Saturday, marching to the United Nations and shouting that Israel's response to missile attacks was genocide that took children's lives.


Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen

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

This photo provided by Kings Island shows, left to right, Richard Szoradi, Kaylan Szoradi, Marisa Szoradi, Michelle Szoradi, back, and Aliana Szoradi from Cleveland, Ohio, participating in an attempt to set a new world record for the most people to put on sunscreen at the same time Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. Kings Island says there were 2,148 people at the event. The current world record is 1,822. The event is part of the park’s effort to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers affecting men, woman and children. (AP Photo/Kings Island, Don Helbig)MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park says it has set another record in efforts to help in the fight against cancer.


Pro-Palestine activists march to UN headquarters

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

Supporters of ending the violence in Gaza yell at a rally near Columbus Circle during a protest in New York, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A sea of Palestinians and their sympathizers lined Manhattan streets Saturday, marching to the United Nations and shouting that Israel's response to missile attacks was genocide that took children's lives.


PHOTO GALLERY: Ugandans celebrate gay pride

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:32

A transgender Ugandan poses in front of a rainbow flag during the 3rd Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe. The parade is their first public event since a Ugandan court invalidated an anti-gay law that was widely condemned by some Western governments and rights watchdogs. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans can face a barrage of discrimination and sometimes violence in their everyday lives, but scores of them turned out to march in a gay pride parade Saturday. The gathering in the town of Entebbe was the first since a Ugandan court overturned an anti-gay law on a technicality. Sponsors of the law, which called for jail terms up to life for people convicted of homosexuality, plan to reintroduce it later this month. Some attendees wore masks to conceal their identities.


1 injured when car slams into West Cape May building

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:31

1 injured when car slams into West Cape May buildingPolice say one person was injured after a car slammed into a building in West Cape May, New Jersey Saturday morning.


Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:28

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie wears Google Glass as he waves at passing cars during a campaign event in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Abercrombie faces a tight re-election battle in a primary against state Sen. David Ige. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii's dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands.


Hawaii governor faces tough contest in primary election before hurricane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:25

An emergency road crew clears off debris from a downed tree from the H1 freeway as Tropical Storm Iselle passes through the Hawaiian islands, in Honolulu, HawaiiBy Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii voters went to the polls on Saturday for the state's primary election as authorities and residents rushed to clean up debris from one tropical storm with only a day to prepare for an approaching hurricane. Voters are to decide a Democratic primary contest between Governor Neil Abercrombie and state Senator David Ige. The governor has a thriving economy on his side, but Ige has surged to a double-digit edge in polls despite raising a fraction of Abercrombie's campaign war chest. A loss by Abercrombie, who was endorsed by Hawaii-born President Barack Obama, would mark the first defeat for an incumbent Democratic governor in Hawaii since it was granted statehood in 1959, potentially upsetting the political landscape ahead of the November general election.


SUV slams into Little Caesars in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:23

SUV slams into Little Caesars in West Oak LaneOne person was hospitalized after an SUV slammed into a Little Caesars pizza shop in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Man, 24, shot 4 times in the face in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:22

Man, 24, shot 4 times in the face in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 24-year-old man was shot in the face four times in North Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Police: Good Samaritan attacked in Rittenhouse Square

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:20

 Good Samaritan attacked in Rittenhouse SquarePolice say a man who was visiting Philadelphia was knocked unconscious in Rittenhouse Square, all because he tried to defend a group of women who were being harassed.


A look at US soybean production by state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:13
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Though a large majority of all soybeans grown in the United States leave the farm on a truck bound for a grain elevator or a rail line, most of them wind up either being shipped by rail or barge to end users across the country and beyond.

Eight firefighters hurt in California wildfire are out of hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:01
Eight firefighters who suffered minor injuries while battling a wildfire in northern California were released from a hospital early on Saturday, a fire official said. The firefighters were battling a fire that was triggered by lightening in Mendocino County and has caused the evacuation of 58 homes, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The firefighters - three of whom are from Santa Clara County and five are inmates from an area minimum security prison - suffered 1st and 2nd degree burns on various parts of their bodies and were airlifted to a hospital at the University of California, Davis, on Friday, Tolmachoff said.

U.S. emergency labs ready to work on Ebola drugs if asked

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 05:41
By Sharon Begley and Toni Clarke NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All three U.S. facilities established to quickly make vaccines and therapeutics in the event of a major public health threat say they are standing by to support any U.S. government effort to scale up a treatment for Ebola. The facilities, called Centers for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (ADM), were set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with private industry, to respond to pandemics or chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear threats. They have the expertise to quickly switch production lines to manufacture, for example, a smallpox vaccine if that scourge were to re-emerge, or an anthrax vaccine, and other life-saving compounds against both natural outbreaks and bioterrorism.  "They know our number and they can call us 24 hours a day," said Brett Giroir, chief executive of Texas A&M Health Science Center, site of one of the facilities.

Judge denies GM motion to dismiss ignition suit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 05:13
NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.

Serial home burglary suspect nabbed in Newark, Delaware

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

Serial home burglary suspect nabbed in Newark, DelawarePolice arrested a man who they say was wanted for six different home burglaries in Newark, Delaware.


US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 05:06
BOSTON (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.