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Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:51

A rescued miner, center, is greeted by another miner while being helped by a rescue worker as he leaves the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.


Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:33

Rescuers try to dig girl out of Oregon sand caveLINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.


1 dead in two-car crash in Tuckahoe, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:25

1 dead when limo bus, SUV collide in Tuckahoe, NJNew Jersey State Police say one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Tuckahoe, Cape May County.


Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:24
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline.

Six people die in fire at North Carolina mobile home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:21
(Reuters) - Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday. The fire at the home just outside the town of Garland was reported to emergency responders at 1 a.m. local time on Saturday, and firefighters found bodies inside the residence, the Sampson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. There was no sign of foul play, but investigators were still processing evidence, the sheriff's department statement said.

6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:13

This Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 photo shows the burned remains of a mobile home in Garland, N.C. An early Saturday fire killed six people inside, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson)GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.


Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 600 calls to PECO

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:10

Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 900 calls to PECOA strong odor of gas throughout parts of Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties has prompted hundreds of calls to PECO.


Girl digging on Oregon beach dies after sand hole collapses on her

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:03
(Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said on Saturday. The girl, identified as Isabel Grace Franks, was playing Friday evening on the beach in Lincoln City, about 80 miles southwest of Portland, when she was buried in a hole between 2 and 4 feet deep, the Lincoln City police said. The girl was under the sand for between five and seven minutes before she was pulled out, Lincoln City Police Sergeant Randy Weaver said. The girl, who was visiting Lincoln City with her parents from Sandy, Oregon, was unconscious and not breathing when she was pulled out from the collapsed sand hole.

Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:55
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.

Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 400 calls to PECO

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:42

Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 900 calls to PECOA strong odor of gas throughout parts of Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties has prompted hundreds of calls to PECO.


Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:41
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee.

People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:23
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:21

U.S. President Obama walks on the South Lawn towards Marine One at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Weizel HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, had asked state police for help in locating the car in connection with a possible threat to the president, State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said. Both the state police and the Secret Service declined to specify the nature of the threat. The Secret Service, in a statement on Saturday, said that it had investigated information about a suspicious person and vehicle and was working to determine its validity.


5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:52

Family members of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier, have a moment of silence at the site of the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Fifth from left is his father, Michael Brown Sr., with towel, and mother, Lesley McSpadden, third from right. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.


Eagles release 19 from roster, including K Henery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:42

Eagles release 19 from roster, including K HeneryThe Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with veteran placekicker Alex Henery, the team's fourth-round draft pick in 2011, and opted for rookie kicker Cody Parkey.


Hundreds march in Ferguson to protest police shooting: local media

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:39
(Reuters) - Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot the 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9. For days after the shooting, police and demonstrators in Ferguson clashed nightly, with authorities coming under fire for mass arrests and what critics said were the use of heavy-handed tactics and military gear.

Sam's bid to be first openly gay NFL player on hold

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:31

 Preseason-St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The 24-year-old, a standout with the University of Missouri who had announced he was gay in February, was one of 22 players waived in the final cuts by the Rams to reach the roster limit before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Sam, who became the first openly gay player to be selected in an NFL Draft when he was taken in the seventh round by the Rams in May, had said he would be watching the Missouri Tigers take on South Dakota State in Columbia, Missouri when the final roster moves were made.


Teen test driving Lamborghini dies in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:49

Teen test driving Lamborghini dies in crashA New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.


Widow: Husband died because of hairy chest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:44

 Husband died because of hairy chestA widow whose husband suffered a heart attack on a Southwest Airlines flight says her husband's hairy chest played a role in his death.