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Federal autopsy ordered in Ferguson teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:48

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 timesU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.


Gunfire erupts as protesters flee in Missouri city where officer shot black teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:37
FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - Shots were fired and police shouted through bullhorns for protesters to disperse, witnesses said, as chaos erupted Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager was shot by police last week. Hundreds of protesters fled to safety after authorities fired canisters of smoke to disperse them hours ahead of a planned midnight curfew. The crowd of about 400 appeared to be marching peacefully but a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol said "aggressors" had advanced on a law enforcement command post. ...

Taney Dragons beat Texas 7-6 in 2nd Little League World Series game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:34

Taney Dragons beat Texas 7-6 in 2nd Little League World Series gamePhiladelphia's Taney Dragons are on a roll, beating Texas 7-6 to win their second game in a row in the Little League World Series.


2 sought in alleged assault along Kelly Drive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:32

Couple assaulted on Kelly Drive; suspects at largePolice are looking for two men who allegedly assaulted a couple along Kelly Drive.


Teen admits to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park ranger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:20

Teen admits to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park rangerA 19-year-old spoke exclusively to Action News admitting to his role in a video-taped attack on a park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park.


None hurt in hard landing at Utah air base

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:17
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — All six crew members aboard a C-130 air tanker escaped injury when a possible landing gear malfunction forced an emergency landing at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah, that started a small fire.

Mother, son identified in deadly train accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:58
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The state medical examiner's office has identified two people who were struck and killed by a light-rail train in the Portland suburb of Gresham on Saturday.

Teen confesses to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park ranger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:22

Teen admits to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park rangerA 19-year-old spoke exclusively to Action News confessing to his role in a video-taped attack on a park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park.


Man dies in skydiving accident in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:08
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — The Mason County sheriff's office says a 35-year-old Puyallup man has died in a skydiving accident at Sanderson Field in Shelton.

Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:05

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, prays during a meeting of clergy and community members held to discuss law enforcement's response to demonstrations over the killing of Michael Brown, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Florissant, Mo. Nixon says "operational shifts" are ahead for law enforcement in the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.


2 dead, 2 hurt in Arkansas freight train collision

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:50
Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said.

Revel wanted to close Atlantic City casino Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:44
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday.

Taney Dragons win 2nd game in Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:36

Taney Dragons beat Texas 7-6 in 2nd Little League World Series gamePhiladelphia's Taney Dragons are on a roll, winning their second game in a row in the Little League World Series.


Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:46

In this Aug. 11, 2014, photo, Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis that affects the spine, poses in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif. Hill has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law, could not afford the medication required for her condition because of the plan's high copays. As a result she's has had to get financial assistance from the drug manufacturer. Hill says riding her bike helps manage her arthritic condition. Advocates for patients with serious health problems say that one of the main goals of the new health care law is being undermined. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.


Woman survives flash flood but reports surface she died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:18

Woman survives flash flood but reports surface she diedA Detroit woman says she's happy to be alive after reports surfaced that she had died during a flash flood.


VIDEO: Woman survives flash flood but reports surface she died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:12

Woman survives flash flood but reports surface she diedA Detroit woman says she's happy to be alive after reports surfaced that she had died during a flash flood.


Curfew set for second night in Missouri city where black teen shot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:06
FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - Authorities on Sunday imposed a midnight curfew for the second straight night in the tense St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot to death last week by police. Officials plan to decide on a day-by-day basis whether to extend the curfew, imposed Saturday night by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in an effort to quell protests and looting, Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman Justin Wheetley said. (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Writing by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Eric Walsh)

More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:01

More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspectsMore charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.


Woman marries at dad's Alzheimer's care center

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 06:42
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan woman who had been planning a traditional church wedding changed the venue to an Ohio nursing home so her father with Alzheimer's could walk her down the aisle.

Taney Dragons ready for round 2 of Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 06:26

Taney Dragons beat Texas 7-6 in 2nd Little League World Series gamePhiladelphia's Taney Dragons are ready for their second game in their quest to bring home the Little League World Series title.