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President Obama speaks to residents on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:49

President Obama speaks to residents on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversaryPresident Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


PHOTOS: Action News in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:47

 Action News in Louisiana after Hurricane KatrinaIn September 2005, an Action News crew spent a week in Louisiana, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Shooting at New York City hookah lounge kills 1, injures 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:32
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say an overnight shooting at a hookah lounge has left one person dead and three others injured.

Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears; could hit Monday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:10
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears; could hit Monday.

Florida Governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm Erika

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:06

Tropical Storm Erika is seen in the Caribbean Ocean in a NOAA GOES-East enhanced satellite imageMIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika as it made a soggy path through the Caribbean toward the southeastern United States.


Oily spill closes popular beach at New York's Lake George

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:58
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A popular beach at New York's Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water.

SUV and van land on top of each other in Bustleton crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:54

SUVs land on top of each other in Bustleton crashAn SUV and van ended up on top of each other after crashing in a driveway in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.


Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:28

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State UniversityAuthorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.


Behind bright facade, Mississippi coast still battles Katrina demons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:27

Stairs, which are all that remain where a house once stood, are pictured in WavelandThe columned facade of Pass Christian's city hall looks out over the Mississippi coastline to a refurbished harbor, a new yacht club and a bar where locals streamed in for sundown cocktails.     A few miles west, in the city of Bay St. Louis, tourists strolled through the colorful galleries, antique stores and cafes that dot its quaint main street.     Ten years ago this week, the eye of Hurricane Katrina ripped through these two small towns, which face each other across a small bay 60 miles (97 km) east of New Orleans.


Jury mulls fate of defendant in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:03

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in ConcordA New Hampshire jury is set to begin its first full day of deliberations on Friday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl on campus days before his graduation. The trial, which began last week, has exposed uncomfortable aspects of the culture of St. Paul’s School, a nearly 160-year-old academy whose alumni include powerful U.S. business and political leaders such as Secretary of State John Kerry.


Firefighter injured in 2-alarm blaze in Reading, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:41

Firefighter injured in 2-alarm blaze in Reading, Pa.A firefighter was injured in a 2-alarm house fire in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Associated Press photographers reflect on Katrina coverage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:03

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2005 file photo, Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans. Photographer Eric Gay recalled, "It was a sweet moment. Kind of uplifting despite the whole ordeal." (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Hurricane Katrina headed for the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, The Associated Press deployed dozens of staffers to support its New Orleans and Mississippi bureaus.


Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:50

William Smith Jr., right, and Mary Hargis embrace outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Smith, and his partner, James Yates, were denied a marriage license for the third time despite the ruling of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, upholding an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office and requested a marriage license. But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office again defied court orders and turned them away.


Oakland officer fatally shoots assault suspect after bike chain attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:18

Oakland officer fatally shoots assault suspect after bike chain attackAn Oakland police officer fatally shot an assault suspect Thursday morning after police say he attacked her with a bike chain.


Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:36

Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 inningsDaniel Murphy's offense and defense helped the New York Mets remain on a roll.


Student dies after shooting at Georgia university

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:27
Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, was shot during an "altercation" late on Thursday at the university's student union and transported to a local hospital where he died, said school spokeswoman Loretta Heyward. The campus of the historically black university is in the heart of Savannah, an Atlantic seaport that is Georgia's oldest city.

Californians cut water without state imposing fines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:03

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo a lawn is irrigated in Sacramento, Calif. A report is due out Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 on monthly state water conservation figures. Many California cities are conserving well, and officials are turning their attention to the few cities/agencies that aren’t doing so well. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.


Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday — but only in some states.

On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:22

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.


29 to become citizens at DC's MLK memorial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine people will become citizens during a ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.