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Army Parachutist Killed in Air Show Accident Was 14-Year Vet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:14
He was identified as Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood of Ohio.

Army skydivers returning to Fort Bragg after member's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:50

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood. A parachutist the Army Golden Knights, Hood died Sunday after suffering severe injuries from an accident during a stunt on Saturday at the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. (U.S Army via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base where they will have access to counseling after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, a spokeswoman for the group said.


Bond remembered for civil rights work after his death at 75

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:34

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) — Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.


Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:22

Erich and Christie Timko lost their home and pickup as the Canyon Creek Complex fire advanced along a canyon leading to John Day. Erich Timko is a senior trooper with Oregon State Police and remained on duty despite the loss. The lighting-sparked fire, which took out more than two dozen homes, continued to rage Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in the eastern Oregon community. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian/OregonLive via AP)Sunday ushered in calmer weather across the West, aiding firefighters who worked to contain flames fed by drought conditions and whipped up by wind and heat.


Police probing death of foster child; 2nd remains critical

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:34
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine how a 2-year-old girl died and a second young girl was left in critical condition after they were found unresponsive at a home in Massachusetts.

Questions and answers about the war wound 'moral injury'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:32

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marines patrol the Nawa district, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. A psychological wound known as moral injury is gaining attention in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with veterans now being treated for these injuries to the soul — even as medical experts debate whether moral injury is a condition unto itself or a subset of post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)A psychological wound known as moral injury is gaining attention in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with veterans now being treated for these injuries to the soul — even as medical experts debate whether moral injury is a condition unto itself or a subset of post-traumatic stress disorder.


The numbers: California measure fails clean energy promises

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:17
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act in 2012, raising taxes on corporations. Voters were told the additional revenues would fund energy-efficiency projects, and the Legislature decided it would create jobs by spending the money on school energy upgrades.

US Army skydiver dies from Chicago air show injuries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:51

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood. A parachutist the Army Golden Knights, Hood died Sunday after suffering severe injuries from an accident during a stunt on Saturday at the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. (U.S Army via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with another jumper during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, authorities said.


Bay Area sizzles during weekend heat wave

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:56

Bay Area sizzles during weekend heat waveLike Southern California, the Bay Area is baking under hot temperatures and some communities even saw record highs Sunday.


Eagles defeat Colts in preseason opener

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:42

Eagles defeat Colts in preseason openerThe Philadelphia Eagles have defeated the Indianapolis Colts 36-10 in the first game of the preseason at Lincoln Financial Field.


AccuWeather: The Heat Continues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:38

 Still Hot, Humid TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the hot stretch of weather continues this week!


50,000 attend Maroon 5 concert on Atlantic City beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:30

50,000 attend Maroon 5 concert on Atlantic City beach50,000 fans packed the beach in Atlantic City to see to see pop band Maroon 5 and its popular frontman Adam Levine.


Man dies in motor home fire on Hwy 116 in Sonoma Co

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:27

Man dies in motor home fire on Hwy 116 in Sonoma CoA man was killed Sunday morning after the motor home he was driving caught fire on state Highway 116 east of Petaluma in unincorporated Sonoma County.


Triple shooting in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:15

Triple shooting in OlneyPhiladelphia police are investigating a triple shooting in Olney.


Tribe to keep pursuing casino after referendum fails

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:57
BOSTON (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard tribe will continue pursuing a plan to turn an unfinished community center into a gambling hall after a tribal referendum to halt the effort failed Sunday.

Brewers minor leaguer says he's gay; MLB lauds his courage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:57
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — It had been a long day and night for David Denson, in so many ways.

Merced police: 2 women face charges after puppy left in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:27

 2 women face charges after puppy left in hot carMerced police say two women left a puppy in a hot car in the Walmart parking lot on Loughborough Drive near Olive Avenue Sunday afternoon.


Philadelphia police search for missing 12-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:26

Philadelphia police search for missing 12-year-old girlPhiladelphia police are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl.


1 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash on Long Island railway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:23
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A small, single-engine plane crashed on to a Long Island railroad crossing Sunday, killing the pilot, injuring a passenger and shutting down service on a branch of the nation's busiest commuter rail line, officials said.

350-acre brush fire burns 6 structures in Castaic

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:08

350-acre brush fire burns 6 structures in CastaicLos Angeles County firefighters are battling a 350-acre brush fire that burned six structures in the Angeles National Forest in Castaic Sunday afternoon.