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Porch shooting trial resuming in Detroit court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:54
DETROIT (AP) — The trial of a suburban Detroit man who fatally shot a young, unarmed woman on his porch is entering a seventh day of testimony.

Man drives a mile after being shot in West Oak Lane, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:50

Man drives a mile after being shot in West Oak Lane, police sayPhiladelphia police have released updated information about an overnight shooting and car crash that began in West Oak Lane and ended in Cheltenham Township.


Man drives a mile after being shot in West Oak Lane, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:50

Man drives a mile after being shot in West Oak Lane, police sayPhiladelphia police have released updated information about an overnight shooting and car crash that began in West Oak Lane and ended in Cheltenham Township.


Toledo mayor keeps water advisory in place for now

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:48

Collin O'Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's mayor says the latest tests suggest the city's tap water is probably safe, but he's keeping in place an advisory against drinking or using it.


Toledo mayor keep water advisory in place for now

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:36

Collin O'Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's mayor says the latest tests suggest the city's tap water is probably safe, but he's keeping in place an advisory against drinking or using it.


Toledo mayor keep water advisory in place for now

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:36

Collin O'Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's mayor says the latest tests suggest the city's tap water is probably safe, but he's keeping in place an advisory against drinking or using it.


Wildfires raging in northern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 18:37

the French Fire, Sunday Aug. 3, 2014 in Madera, Calif.BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in northern California that together have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.


Thousands stranded after California storms; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 18:25

damage on the property following thunderstorms on SundayMOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — About 2,500 people were stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while one person was found dead in a flooded creek, authorities said.


Woman drives 17 blocks after being shot in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 18:23

Man drives a mile after being shot in West Oak Lane, police sayPhiladelphia police say a woman drove 17 blocks after she and a male passenger were shot several times while sitting in a car in West Oak Lane.


Portugal rescues ailing bank with $6.6B bailout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:57

Bank of Portugal governor Carlos Costa arrives to make a statement at the Bank of Portugal headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Portuguese authorities provided 4.9 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in an emergency rescue to prevent the collapse of ailing bank Banco Espirito Santo, one of the eurozone country's oldest and biggest financial institutions. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities are providing 4.9 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in emergency funds to prevent the collapse of Banco Espirito Santo, one of the eurozone country's oldest and biggest financial institutions.


Woman burned in Olney house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:59

Woman burned in Olney house fireA 66-year-old woman suffered burns in a fire in the Olney section of Philadelphia.


Ohio water ban enters 3rd day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:57

Collin O'Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A water ban entered its third day in northwest Ohio after tests showed some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving residents to continue scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.


Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:50

FILE- This undated file image released by Fox Searchlight, Chiwetel Ejiofor portrays Solomon Northup in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." From "12 Years a Slave" to "The Butler" to "Fruitvale Station," 2013 has been a banner year for movies directed by black filmmakers. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk, File)A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen.


Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:45

the French Fire, Sunday Aug. 3, 2014 in Madera, Calif.BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital.


5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:26

A woman prays with others from different religious groups against the spread of the Ebola virus, in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned, as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)Three West Africa nations are struggling to control an outbreak of Ebola. The virus was first discovered nearly four decades ago in Congo in a village near the Ebola River. Since then there have been sporadic outbreaks.


Ohio city to continue water ban after new tests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:53
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New tests Sunday showed some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving regional water supplies off limits and some 400,000 residents in parts of Ohio and Michigan headed into a third day of scrambling to stock up on drinking, cooking and bathing water.

Police: Woman in custody in death of daughter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:50
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort has been taken into custody, authorities said Sunday night.

Ohio city to continue water ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:39

Algae is seen near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, says new tests show that toxins are still in the city's water supply.


1 dead, thousands stranded in S. California storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:30

damage on the property following thunderstorms on SundayMOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms that swept across Southern California on Sunday led to the death of one person and caused mountain mudslides that stranded more than 2,000 others, authorities said.


Guam man found guilty of murder in rampage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:26
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A jury convicted a Guam man Monday of murdering three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage last year that hurt 11 others.