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Large rodent who briefly escaped cage at National Zoo dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The determined large rodent who briefly escaped his cage at the Smithsonian National Zoo last month has died.

Large rodent who briefly escaped cage at National Zoo dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The determined large rodent who briefly escaped his cage at the Smithsonian National Zoo last month has died.

Police Fire Officer Who Killed Unarmed Football Player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:14
Officer Brad Miller was fired in the death of Christian Taylor.

Police Fire Officer Who Killed Unarmed Football Player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:14
Officer Brad Miller was fired in the death of Christian Taylor.

Police Fire Officer Who Killed Unarmed Football Player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:14
Officer Brad Miller was fired in the death of Christian Taylor.

Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:12

Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visitIf you're coming to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis in September, there are still a number of options of where you can stay.


Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:12

Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visitIf you're coming to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis in September, there are still a number of options of where you can stay.


Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:12

Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visitIf you're coming to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis in September, there are still a number of options of where you can stay.


Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:12

Battleship New Jersey becomes hotel for pope's visitIf you're coming to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis in September, there are still a number of options of where you can stay.


Early recording of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00

Early recording of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech releasedDr. Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount eight months prior to his iconic speech in Washington DC.


Early recording of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00

Early recording of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech releasedDr. Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount eight months prior to his iconic speech in Washington DC.


Early recording of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00

Early recording of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech releasedDr. Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount eight months prior to his iconic speech in Washington DC.


Autopsy: 5-year-old Arizona boy likely died from exposure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:56

This undated family photo released by the Coconino County Sheriff’s office shows missing boy, Jerald Joseph Williams. The search for the 5-year-old Arizona boy who went missing from a campsite north of the Grand Canyon entered its fifth day Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, as volunteers walked shoulder to shoulder in thick vegetation and heavy rain looking for any sign of the child. (Coconino County Sheriffs via AP)JACOB LAKE, Ariz. (AP) — A 5-year-old Arizona boy found dead five days after vanishing from a campsite north of the Grand Canyon likely died from exposure, authorities said Tuesday.


Oklahoma governor: No plans to delay scheduled execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:53

FILE- This file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Richard Glossip. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she has no plans to delay next month's execution of a man condemned for his role in a 1997 killing, despite concerns raised by death penalty opponents that he is innocent. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she has no plans to delay next month's scheduled execution of a man condemned for his role in a 1997 killing, despite concerns by death penalty opponents that he is innocent.


Arlington Police Fire Officer Who Killed Football Player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:49
Officer Brad Miller was fired in the death of Christian Taylor.

Arlington Police Fire Officer Who Killed Football Player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:49
Officer Brad Miller was fired in the death of Christian Taylor.

Police say store video shows suspect in Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:49
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have released surveillance video footage they say shows the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police in Ferguson minutes before he fired a gun at plainclothes officers.

Officer fired for 'troubling' decisions in shooting of Texas teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:47

Police handout of officer Brad MillerA white officer who fatally shot a black Texas teenager last week at a Dallas-area car dealership has been fired after making a series of troubling decisions, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said on Tuesday. Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old college football player at Angelo State University, became the latest unarmed black man to die at the hands of a white police officer after officials said he was seen on security surveillance tape vandalizing cars at an auto dealership in Arlington. Taylor was shot multiple times by Arlington police officer Brad Miller, 49, who was still undergoing training with the department, police said.


Coast Guard searching for missing crew member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:41

Coast Guard searching for missing crew memberThe Coast Guard is searching for a missing crew member between Bayonne, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland.


Restrictions to remain for rivers hardest hit by Colorado mine waste spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:39

Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near an abandoned mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, ColoradoNew Mexico officials joined Colorado on Tuesday in declaring an emergency due to toxic wastewater spewing from an abandoned gold mine, a spill that prompted authorities to close two rivers to drinking water and irrigation intakes for at least another week. The San Juan River and its northern tributary, the Animas River, have been fouled by the release of more than 3 million gallons (11.3 million liters) of acid mine drainage inadvertently triggered by a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers last Wednesday. The discharge has continued to flow at the rate of about 500 gallons (1,900 liters) a minute from the site of the century-old Gold King Mine, near the town of Silverton in southwestern Colorado, into a stream below called Cement Creek.