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Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:49

Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prankComedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."


Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:45

Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area homeGirl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.


Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:45

Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area homeGirl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.


Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:43

This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats from Islamic State militants and Russian aggression in Ukraine loom large, but September's session may be too short for lawmakers to do anything but talk about them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.


For Joan Rivers, victory from loss in late night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:30

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," in Los Angeles. In October 1986, Rivers made TV history as the first woman hosting a late-night broadcast talk show. She was the first face of the Fox network, headlining its first program, "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers." She died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo, Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers bombed in late night for the world to see, on an upstart network no one thought would last. In the process, she infuriated Johnny Carson, the titanic TV star who had long supported her and, 20 years before, made her an overnight star.


A farewell to art: NY eatery's big Picasso to move

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:14

In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, a man pauses to views Picasso's “Le Tricorne," a 19-foot by 20-foot stage curtain, that hangs in the lobby of the Seagram building, in a passageway connecting the two dining rooms of New York's Four Seasons restaurant. The pairing between one of the art legend’s biggest paintings and one of New York's most illustrious eateries ends Sunday, when the unusual artwork is to be eased off its travertine wall and ultimately moved to a museum, after a legal dispute that for a time split some of the city’s most prominent preservationists. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — For over half a century, the Four Seasons restaurant has been the place where Picasso meets the power lunch.


Suspect in 4 deaths caught at Florida hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:14

Amber AlertHUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Greg and Margaret Brown, their daughter Megan and her young son moved from Pennsylvania to Florida a few months ago, looking for a fresh start after operating a farm that bred and boarded horses and dogs.


Authorities: Man fatally beat dog with TV remote

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:06

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteAnimal cruelty charges have been filed against a man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote.


Authorities: Man fatally beat dog with TV remote

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:06

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteAnimal cruelty charges have been filed against a man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote.


Roberts calls independent challenger a liberal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:59

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, listens while independent candidate Greg Orman answers a question during a debate at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts used the first debate in his unexpectedly competitive re-election campaign Saturday to paint his independent challenger as a liberal Democrat and to mock him for refusing to identify with a major party.


Suspect in 4 deaths caught at Florida hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:55

Suspect in 4 deaths caught at Florida hotelGreg and Margaret Brown, their daughter Megan and her young son moved from Pennsylvania to Florida a few months ago, looking for a fresh start after operating a farm that bred and boarded horses and dogs.


Brazil lawmakers named in suspected kickback

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:36
SAO PAULO (AP) — An imprisoned former director of the country's state-controlled Petrobras oil company has named more than 30 lawmakers allegedly involved in a suspected money laundering and kickback scheme involving company contracts, Brazil's leading newsweekly said Saturday.

A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:34
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch of homes in about a week.

Oh deer! Two tie up traffic on Golden Gate Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:33

Oh deer! Two tie up traffic on Golden Gate BridgeIt was a strange traffic jam on the Golden Gate Bridge. Two deer stopped traffic in the northbound lanes Friday


Wildfire that forced evacuations is extinguished

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:28
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A late-night wildfire that tore through brush in an Oregon city has been extinguished after it forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes.

Ex-cop charged with abusing kids while on duty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:31
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are asking people to step forward if they believe they were assaulted as children by a Flint police sergeant who is charged with sexual misconduct while on duty in the 1990s.

Deputy city attorney arrested in child porn case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A deputy city attorney in Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.

Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:17

Rendi Murphree, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will soon be leaving for Monrovia, Liberia, packs for her trip at her home in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Murphree will be working at the airport in Monrovia, screening outbound passengers for the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chaos. Each day, more patients showed up at the hospital's doors. The deadly virus wasn't the only danger: Ebola was causing such fear that some Liberians were threatening to burn down the isolation unit with doctors and patients inside.


Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:06
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash.

Egypt president asks for patience over power cuts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 01:53

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi speaks in a nationally televised broadcast, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. El-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive hours-long power outage on Thursday that struck the capital and other cities. He estimated the country needs about $12 billion over five years to upgrade and build new power plants to meet increasing demand. On Saturday, el-Sissi formed a new 16-member presidential advisory body of economic and science experts, who are mostly in their 60s and 70s, to advise him on how to tackle the country's myriad of problems. (AP Photo/Fady Fars, MENA)CAIRO (AP) — In a nationally televised speech on Saturday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive power outage that struck the capital and other cities.