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High pressure system cranks up the heat across the West

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:55

Visitors to Echo Park Lake near downtown Los Angeles shade themselves under an umbrella as paddle boats keep close to a large fountain to keep cool on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. The National Weather Service says Southern California's sharp warming trend will build into the weekend, with above-normal temperatures in many areas. Forecasters say the hottest conditions will be Friday through Sunday. Valley and desert temperatures will range from 100 to108 degrees, with highs from 85 to 95 elsewhere. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the West was smothered in a blanket of heat Saturday with triple-digit temperatures hitting Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities.


Boy, 5, drowns at Queens beach, New York City police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has drowned at a New York City beach.

5 homes to be demolished after fire in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:47

5 homes to be demolished after fire in TrentonA total of five homes will have to be demolished following a fire in Trenton, New Jersey.


Funeral held for 19-year-old killed by Texas police officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:22

Pastor Ronnie Goines, left, leans in to listen to Adrian Taylor, father of Christian Taylor, during funeral services for Christian at the Koinonia Christian Church in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Taylor was unarmed when he was fatally shot Aug. 7 by an Arlington police officer responding to an after-hours burglary call. The rookie police officer who shot the Angelo State University student was fired Tuesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More than 1,000 people on Saturday attended the funeral of a college football player who was shot and killed by a North Texas police officer answering a burglary call at a car dealership.


Two parachutists injured at Chicago Air & Water Show

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:20
The two men, one from a Navy team and one from an Army team, were injured, said Donna Dixon, a spokesperson for the U.S. Army Golden Knights team. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. CT (12 a.m. EDT) during the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing Chicago Fire Department Deputy Chief Julie Coy.

Girl, 6, injured in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:09

Driver caught after girl, 6, injured in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runA 6-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after she was injured in a hit-and-run on Saturday evening in Northeast Philadelphia.


Arrest made in shooting that prompted New Mexico 911 dispatcher to resign

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:08
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - (Note strong language in paragraph 10)Police in New Mexico have arrested the 18-year-old son of a state lawmaker in connection with a drive-by shooting that made headlines after it was revealed that an emergency services dispatcher had hung up on a teenage girl who was trying to assist the victim. Seventeen-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver died in the June shooting in Albuquerque and the 911 dispatcher, Matthew Sanchez, resigned late last month. On Saturday, Albuquerque police said they had arrested the suspected shooter in the case, Donovan Maez of Albuquerque, late Friday night.

Girl, 4, injured in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 08:01

Driver caught after girl, 6, injured in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runA 4-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after she was injured in a hit-and-run on Saturday evening in Northeast Philadelphia.


Girl, 4, injured in Northeast Philadephia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:54

Driver caught after girl, 6, injured in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runA 4-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after she was injured in a hit-and-run on Saturday evening in Northeast Philadelphia.


2 parachutists injured at Chicago Air & Water Show

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:48

A Navy Leap Frog parachutist receives medical attention on North Avenue Beach on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, after a performance at the first day of the annual Chicago Air & Water Show in Chicago. (Michael Noble Jr./Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Two parachutists were seriously injured Saturday during the Chicago Air & Water Show after colliding midair while performing a stunt, a parachute team spokeswoman said. Witnesses say at least one of the men clipped the top of a high-rise apartment building before falling to the ground in the city's Gold Coast neighborhood.


AT&T helped U.S. NSA in spying on Internet traffic: N.Y. Times

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:44

A man walks past the AT&T store in New York's Times SquareTelecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed NSA documents. The newspaper reported that the company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order allowing wiretapping of all Internet communications at the headquarters of the United Nations, an AT&T customer. The documents date from 2003 to 2013 and were provided by fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Times reported.


Arrest made in shooting that prompted New Mexico 911 dispatcher to resign

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:39
Police in New Mexico have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a drive-by shooting that made headlines after it was revealed that an emergency services dispatcher had hung up on a teenage girl who was trying to assist the victim. Seventeen-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver died in the June shooting in Albuquerque and the 911 dispatcher, Matthew Sanchez, resigned late last month. On Saturday, Albuquerque police said they had arrested the suspected shooter in the case, Donovan Maez of Albuquerque, late Friday night.

Man charged with felony hit-and-run after six injured in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:24
The six people and the suspect, whose name has not been released, have been treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The motorist appeared to run a red light and then struck two women before hitting the car, police said. Fire officials said previously all of the people struck by the suspect were pedestrians.

Rescuers search for missing swimmer in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 06:53

Body of missing swimmer recovered in ManayunkRescuers are in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia looking for a swimmer who went missing in the Schuylkill River.


More than a thousand mourn Texas teen fatally shot by officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 06:52
More than 1,000 mourners attended a funeral on Saturday for Christian Taylor, an unarmed 19-year-old African American fatally shot by a white officer in Texas in an incident that raised fresh attention of police treatment of racial minorities. Teammates from Angelo State University where Taylor played football and friends remembered him at a church in the Dallas-area city of Arlington as a person full of energy who had much to offer. Former Arlington police officer Brad Miller, a 49-year-old trainee, was fired this week for what the department said was his poor judgment in events surrounding the shooting last week of Taylor, who had broken into an auto dealership and was vandalizing cars.

Suspect shot by officer during struggle for gun dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 06:10
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Maryland police say a suspect who was shot during a struggle over an officer's gun has died.

Boy charged in fatal Atlantic City shooting won't be tried as adult

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 05:58

Boy charged in fatal Atlantic City shooting won't be tried as adultProsecutors say they will appeal a judge's ruling that an Atlantic City teenager should not be tried as an adult in the fatal shooting of another teen.


Suspected Connecticut bank robber shot by police after chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 05:56
A suspected bank robber shot by police after a high-speed chase that spanned several Connecticut towns is in critical condition at a hospital in the state capital of Hartford, officials said Saturday. Christopher Anderson, 53, crashed at a busy intersection in Bolton, near Hartford after an 11-mile pursuit that reached speeds of up to 80 miles per hour in a silver Toyota, spokespersons for the state police and the Manchester, Connecticut police said. The three-town chase began after a South Windsor police officer noticed a suspect run from the First Niagara Bank branch late Friday afternoon, just as a robbery was being reported, police said.

Women say former coach at university took secret nude pics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 05:51
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Four women at a private West Virginia university say their former assistant basketball coach secretly photographed them nude.

Boy, 9, and woman, 18, wounded in Chester shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 05:43

Boy, 9, and woman, 18, wounded in Chester shootingPolice are searching for the gunman who opened fire and left a 9-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman wounded in Chester.