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Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at age 64

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:55

Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at age 64Joan Sebastian, one of Mexico's great ballad singers, has died at 64.


AccuWeather: Downpours Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:48

 Downpours TuesdayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Melissa Magee says an increase in humidity and storms returns Tuesday.


Harvard Law grad charged in bizarre California kidnapping police called hoax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:45

Harvard Law grad charged in bizarre California kidnapping police called hoaxA former U.S. Marine and San Francisco lawyer who's been charged in the kidnapping of a California woman is now a suspect in two other similar cases.


Drexel Hill man killed after falling off ladder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:38

Drexel Hill man killed after falling off ladderA freak fall claimed the life of a Delaware County man.


Teenager falls 20 feet off cliff near Neshaminy Creek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:35

Teenager falls 20 feet off cliff near Neshaminy CreekA teenager slipped off a cliff and onto the ground near the Neshaminy Creek in Middletown, Bucks County.


2 women who testified against Cosby seek transcript release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:31

2 women who testified against Cosby seek transcript releaseTwo of Bill Cosby's accusers have joined a court bid to have his full testimony from a 2005 sexual-battery lawsuit unsealed.


Hurricane Dolores moving slowly; Claudette far off coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:25
MIAMI (AP) — A hurricane and two tropical storms of varying strength lingered off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts on Monday, but none posed an immediate threat to land.

Coast Guard halts search for ship passenger near Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:24
SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a passenger reported missing from a Holland America cruise ship in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle.

50 Cent files for bankruptcy protection after losing lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:14

 A jury ordered the rapper-actor Friday, July 10, 2015, to pay $5 million to a woman who said he acquired a video she made with her boyfriend, added himself as a crude commentator and posted it online without her permission. Born Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent burst to the fore of gangsta rap with 2003’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin,’” its lead single, “In Da Club,” and a tough life story that included having been shot nine times. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The rapper 50 Cent, known for the album "Get Rich or Die Tryin','" has filed for bankruptcy.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:05

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, demonstrators march to protest the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner in the Staten Island borough of New York. Nearly a year has passed since Garner had the encounter with New York City police that led to his death. Since then, his family has become national advocates for police reform and the department is changing how it relates to the public it serves. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Milton Hershey School employee charged with sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:58

Milton Hershey School employee charged with sex assaultA Milton Hershey School employee is charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.


2 more charged in death of boy beaten for eating cake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:38
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police filed charges Monday against the mother and an uncle of a 9-year-old boy who died after allegedly being beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

UN report: 15,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 16 months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:36
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The conflict in Iraq has taken a terrible toll on civilians with nearly 15,000 killed and 30,000 wounded during a 16-month period ending on April 30, by the Islamic State group, Iraqi security forces and others, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

Spotlight shining on Pluto on cold outskirts of solar system

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:35

FILE - In this 1931 file photo, Clyde Tombaugh poses with the telescope through which he discovered the Pluto at the Lowell Observatory on Observatory Hill in Flagstaff, Ariz. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, carrying a small canister with his ashes, is scheduled to pass within 7,800 miles of Pluto which he discovered 85 years ago. (AP Photo)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spotlight is bright enough to thaw even Pluto.


Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought as flyby looms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:32

This July 11, 2015, image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. On Tuesday, July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come closest to Pluto. New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles over 9½ years to get to the historic point. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Little Pluto is a little bigger than anyone imagined.


Disbarred lawyer charged in kidnapping police called hoax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:09

This is a June 2015 booking photo released by the Dublin, Calif., police department, showing Matthew Muller after he was arrested on robbery and assault charges. On Monday, July 13, 2015, Muller was named as a suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman from Vallejo in March of 2015 that police originally believed was a hoax. (AP Photo/Dublin PD)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The case of a California woman who said she was kidnapped for ransom only to have police call it a hoax took another bizarre twist Monday when federal prosecutors announced they charged a disbarred Harvard-trained lawyer with her abduction.


Firefighters battle Pennsauken bakery fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:07

Firefighters battle Pennsauken bakery fireA fire broke out at a Pennsauken bakery Monday night.


Teenager swinging on rope falls 20 feet near Neshaminy Creek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:59

Teenager falls 20 feet off cliff near Neshaminy CreekA teenager swinging from a rope fell onto the ground near the Neshaminy Creek in Middletown, Bucks County.


Video released of Donovan McNabb's DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:50

Video released of Donovan McNabb's DUI arrestVideo has been released showing former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb being arrested on DUI charges.


Son of Boston police captain charged in terror bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:45

In this July 26, 2012 photo provided by the Northumberland News, Alexander Ciccolo participates in a peace walk through Brighton, Ontario. Law enforcement officials say Ciccolo was arrested after his father, a Boston police captain, alerted authorities that his son was talking about joining the Islamic State group and setting off bombs. (Dave Fraser/Northumberland News via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of students live online.