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US communities diverge on child migrant response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:56

Demonstrators hold signs and flags outside the Mexican Consulate on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Houston. The sharp contrast in how Americans are reacting to the immigrant influx mirrors the divisiveness seen in Congress as the nation’s leaders attempt to find solutions to an issue that could worsen in the coming months. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)DALLAS (AP) — As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.


3 years on, girl's unsolved slaying haunts town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:51

FILE- In this photo taken Wednesday July 27, 2011, New Hampshire State Police Troopers enter the family home of Celina Cass in Stewartstown, N.H. It has been almost three years since the 11-year-old body was found in the Connecticut River. Investigators remain silent about the details of Celina’s death except to call it a homicide. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted a massive search before her body was found against a dam in the Connecticut River remains a haunting presence in her small rural town.


Kentucky town opens filling station to the public

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:45

Samir Cook fills up his vehicle at a city-run station on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Somerset, Ky. The station on the outskirts of Somerset opened to the public on Saturday, selling regular unleaded gas for $3.36 a gallon. In the first three hours, about 75 customers fueled up at the no-frills city station, where there are no snacks, no repairs and only regular unleaded gas. The city’s mayor says he hopes the no-frills station will lower gas prices around town. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Somerset's city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market.


Police: Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy, 7

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:43
GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and other offenses

Police: Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy, 7

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:43
GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and other offenses

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:42

FILE - In this April 22, 2010 file image from video provided by the United States Humane Society, a Hallmark Meat Packing slaughter plant worker is shown attempting to force a "downed" cow onto its feet by ramming it with the blades of a forklift in Chino, Calif. The yearslong battle between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving to federal courts as ag-gag laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Opponents of the law point to the Chino video and the investigation that followed, which led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history, saying the secrecy puts consumers at higher risk of food safety problems and animals at higher risk of abuse. (AP Photo/Humane Society of the United States, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.


Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:40

Mary O’Melia is seen in an undated photo provided by the American Civil War Museum. O’Melia served at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va.,as housekeeper for Jefferson Davis and his first lady, Varina Davis, and was a confidante of the first lady. The image of O’Melia is now in the possession of The American Civil War Museum in Richmond. A woman who says her late husband was related to O’Melia provided the museum with the photograph. (AP Photo/American Civil War Museum) Wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Loc: CS23-2, Box 7RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery.


Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:40

Mary O’Melia is seen in an undated photo provided by the American Civil War Museum. O’Melia served at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va.,as housekeeper for Jefferson Davis and his first lady, Varina Davis, and was a confidante of the first lady. The image of O’Melia is now in the possession of The American Civil War Museum in Richmond. A woman who says her late husband was related to O’Melia provided the museum with the photograph. (AP Photo/American Civil War Museum) Wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Loc: CS23-2, Box 7RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery.


Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:35
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame.

Malaysia Airlines staff try to cope with disasters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:19

Malaysia Airlines staff try to cope with disastersCoping with two disasters within a few months has left some Malaysia Airlines employees so shaken that they've been unable to function properly at work, a union official said Saturday. The airline suffered ...


HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 23:11

Graphic shows annual number of HIV diagnoses.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.


Ky town starts retail gas venture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 22:10
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city is venturing into the retail gas business by opening a municipal-run filling station.

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:33
Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied. As dozens ...

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:22

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidenceUkraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with 298 people on-board.


Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:22

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidenceUkraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with 298 people on-board.


FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:18
ATLANTA (AP) — As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.

FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:18
ATLANTA (AP) — As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.

Flames force family from home in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 20:26

Flames force family from home in Port RichmondOfficials say a fire forced a family from their home in the Philadelphia's Port Richmond section early Saturday morning.


Flames force family from home in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 20:26

Flames force family from home in Port RichmondOfficials say a fire forced a family from their home in the Philadelphia's Port Richmond section early Saturday morning.


Fire truck and car collide in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 19:21

Fire truck and car collide in CamdenPolice are investigating an accident involving a fire truck and another vehicle in Camden, New Jersey Friday night.