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Man accused of murdering estranged wife near Atwater identified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:48

Man accused of murdering estranged wife near Atwater identifiedAction News is learning more about the man accused of murdering his estranged wife at a family party near Atwater this weekend.


Officials probe death of 1 foster child, injuries to another

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:43
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl died while in foster care and another was in very critical condition Sunday after the pair was found unresponsive at a home.

1 dead, 1 injured after Sanger bar fight ends with shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:30

1 dead, 1 injured after Sanger bar fight ends with shootingA bar fight in Sanger ended with a shooting that left one man dead and another injured, according to authorities. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday near 8th and K streets.


Rough Fire scorches more than 16,300 acres near Hume Lake; Cedar Grove under evacuation order

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:26

Rough Fire scorches more than 16,300 acres near Hume Lake; Cedar Grove under evacuation orderCedar Grove is now under a mandatory evacuation order due to a wildfire. The Rough Fire has now grown to 16,390 acres near Hume Lake with zero containment.


BP settlement may not resolve suits filed by 2 universities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:26
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC's $18.7 billion settlement for its 2010 oil spill may not end lawsuits filed by two public university systems against the oil giant, a newspaper reported Sunday.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:11

An Indonesian immigration officer shows four missing foreign tourist passports on Derawan island, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 16,2015. Four foreign tourist were reportedly missing while diving off Sangali island in Indonesia province of East Kalimantan, officials said Sunday.(AP Photo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Hundreds of 'Rosie the Riveter' attempt record in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:52
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of women of all ages donned blue coveralls, red socks, and red bandannas with white polka dots and gathered near San Francisco in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most Rosies in one place at one time since World War II.

PHOTOS: Rescue at Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:09

 Rescue at Jersey ShoreEmergency responders braved dangerous conditions to rescue three people stranded when a fishing boat ran aground on a jetty at the Jersey shore.


Software upgrade may have caused 400 U.S. flight cancellations: FAA

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:42
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Sunday that a software upgrade at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Virginia, may have led to more than 440 flights getting canceled on the heavily populated U.S. East Coast on Saturday.

FAA: software update may be responsible for malfunction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — A technical problem at an air traffic control center in Virginia that caused hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled along a large swath of the East Coast was possibly caused by a software upgrade, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday.

Police: Stolen car crashes in Wilmington following pursuit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:08

 Stolen car crashes in Wilmington following pursuitWilmington police say the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed injuring two innocent people and another suspect.


Montana declares state of emergency as U.S. Northwest battles blazes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:57
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Montana declared a state of emergency on Sunday to battle more than a dozen wildfires as blazes, fueled by drought and winds, also raged in Oregon, Idaho and the California wine region north of San Francisco. Wildfires have destroyed 50 homes in north central Idaho while a fire in north-central Washington nearly doubled in size, almost encircling the town of Chelan and forcing the evacuation of some 1,500. The Reach fire, sparked on Friday by lightning strikes and high winds, had doubled to 55,000 acres (22,250 hectares) by Sunday, fire incident spokesman Wayne Patterson said.

Jerusalem Fire in Lake, Napa counties now 82 percent contained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:55

Jerusalem Fire in Lake, Napa counties now 82 percent containedMore than 13,000 firefighters are working to control the 17 wildfires that continue to burn throughout California. The 25,000-acre Jerusalem Fire is now 82 percent contained, with full containment expected Monday.


Julian Bond remembered as civil rights champion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:54

En esta imagen de archivo del 8 de julio de 2007, el entonces presidente de NAACP Julian Bond en una intervención en la convención anual de la organización de derechos civiles en Detroit. Bond, activista de derechos civiles y expresidente de NAACP, murió el sábado 15 de agosto de 2015. (AP Foto/Paul Sancya, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Reaction to the death of civil rights activist Julian Bond:


US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:49

US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremonyJapanese and U.S. cities marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.


3 injured in hot air balloon accident in Lancaster County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:49

3 injured in hot air balloon accident in Lancaster CountyA deflating hot air balloon struck overhead electrical wires after landing in a Pennsylvania field, shocking three people including one who was given CPR by a bystander, authorities said Sunday.


'Straight Outta Compton' goes to the top of the box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:41

'Straight Outta Compton' goes to the top of the box officeThe boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." struggled to find its footing.


Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and activist, dies at 75

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:38

FILE- In this July 8, 2007, file photo shows NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group all the way to the top leadership post at the NAACP.


Police: Missouri robber left his heart monitor at the scene

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:36
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in a southeast Missouri auto part store burglary after he left his heart monitor in front of the cash register.

Milwaukee Brewers minor-league baseball player comes out as gay: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:35
(Reuters) - A first baseman for the minor league Helena Brewers, a rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, has come out publicly as gay, a first for an active player connected with Major League Baseball, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. David Denson, 20, came out publicly to the newspaper with the help of former major leaguer Billy Bean, who last year was named MLB's first "Ambassador for Inclusion," the Sentinel reported on Sunday. Only two major league players have ever come out publicly as gay - Bean and Glenn Burke - and both had already left the game, the paper reported.