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Dismay in US over Guzman's escape from Mexican prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:01

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. In a scheme befitting a caper movie, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped late Saturday July 11, 2015 from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, the country's top security official announced. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)CHICAGO (AP) — Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of a reputed drug lord ranged from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrated the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S.


Aaron Kromer arrested for battery after allegedly punching boy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:00
Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested early Sunday morning on a misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly punching a boy in the face and threatening to kill his family.

Miss USA contestants vie for title in 64th annual pageant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:44

Miss Hawaii Emma Wo competes in the evening gown competition during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Women from across the country Sunday took the stage to vie for the title of Miss USA in a decades-old beauty pageant of dazzling dresses and sexy swimsuits that has been dogged this year by comments made by Donald Trump bashing Mexican immigrants.


Man shot multiple times in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:40

Man shot multiple times in North PhiladelphiaA man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.


Firefighting planes briefly grounded by drone over wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:27
YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities briefly grounded air tankers that were fighting a wildfire in Southern California on Sunday after a drone flew close to the blaze.

Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:03
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

Massive Manhunt for Escaped Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:21
The Sinaloa Cartel leader also escaped from jail in 2001.

Good Samaritans help give proper funeral for homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:09

Good Samaritans help give proper funeral for homeless manA couple of good Samaritans made sure a homeless man received a proper burial.


Body of missing boater found in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:01

Body of missing boater found in Delaware RiverCoast Guard crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing in the Delaware River in Gloucester County.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:00

FILE - In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to media after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday, July 12, 2015, about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country's nuclear program, predicting President Barack Obama could face hurdles in Congress if negotiators reach a final deal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Good Samaritans help get proper funeral for homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:52

Good Samaritans help give proper funeral for homeless manA couple of good Samaritans made sure a homeless man received a proper burial.


Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Medford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:36

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in MedfordPolice say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Medford, Burlington County.


Wildfires in Washington state threaten homes, prompt evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:54
Two lightning-sparked wildfires roared largely unchecked for a third day on Sunday in north-central Washington state, threatening more than two dozen homes and prompting the evacuation of about 300 dwellings, officials said. The flames have charred nearly 20,000 acres (80 square km) since erupting on Friday in the grass- and brush-covered hills of Douglas County, authorities said. No injuries have been reported, but 29 homes and 30 other buildings were listed as immediately threatened, said Robin DeMario, a spokeswoman for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center that monitors wildfires in the region.

Search for missing boater in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:48

Body of missing boater found in Delaware RiverCoast Guard crews are searching for a boater who went missing in the Delaware River in Gloucester County.


AccuWeather: Humidity Returns Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:55

 Humidity Returns MondayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the humidity returns this week along with the threat of thunderstorms.


Wildfires in central Washington force evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:40
WATERVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in central Washington are encouraging about 100 people to leave their homes Sunday in the path of a fast-growing wildfire.

Greece faces pressure to back deal or consider leaving euro

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:37

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with, from left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a meeting of eurozone heads of state at the EU Council building in Brussels on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Skeptical European creditors raced Sunday to narrow differences both among themselves and with Athens, aiming to come up with a tentative agreement to stave off an immediate financial collapse in Greece that would reverberate across the continent. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and skeptical European leaders negotiated past a self-imposed deadline into the early hours of Monday, with talks stuck on how Greece would guarantee austerity measures in exchange for a rescue package to prevent its banks from collapsing.


Teen celebrates being cancer free with run up Rocky Steps

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:30

Teen celebrates being cancer free with run up Rocky StepsSean Bartolucci always wanted to run up the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art but he pledged to do it only when he was cancer free.


Police: Austin officer fatally shoots armed, fleeing man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:27
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin are investigating the shooting death of an armed man by an officer after the man fled during questioning.

Bicyclist fatally struck in Hunting Park, driver arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:26

Bicyclist fatally struck in Hunting Park, driver arrestedA woman was arrested after police say she struck and killed a man who was riding a bike in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.