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Fire damages Michelin-ranked California restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:53
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — A top-rated Northern California restaurant is severely damaged and a firefighter is recovering from injuries after an early morning fire.

Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:52
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy.

White House says most children at border to be sent home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:48

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress for $2 billion to address the border crisis. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said most of the border-crossers would not qualify to stay in the United States. Those who possibly could get asylum are children who have been victims of domestic abuse. The strong warning came as the White House is expected to lay out on Tuesday what it wants in emergency funding from the U.S. Congress to deal with the flood of children.

Dam construction turns up fossil treasure trove

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:47

Salmon Ruins Executive Director Larry Baker points out the area, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, where artifacts where found by road workers at the Salmon Ruins in Bloomfield, N.M. The pottery pieces and fragments of charcoal, burned corn fibers and other material were found last week when a laborer noticed something red and black glinting in the sun. The Mountain States Constructors Inc. crew was widening U.S. Highway 64 along the Salmon Ruins in Bloomfield when workers made the find. (AP Photo/ The Daily Times, Jon Austria) MANDATORY CREDITFREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.

Threats made against firefighters in wake of blaze that killed 4 children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:46

Threats made against firefighters in wake of blaze that killed 4 childrenThreats have been made to firefighters in the wake a blaze that claimed the lives of four young children Southwest Philadelphia.

Homes damaged in Cobbs Creek collapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:44

Homes damaged in Cobbs Creek collapseTen people have been displaced following a row home collapse in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.

Teen sleeping in bed shot in Sicklerville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:39

Teen sleeping in bed shot in Sicklerville, N.J.A 13-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her bed overnight in Sicklerville, New Jersey.

Venezuelan man charged in Miami with fish and coral smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:38
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Venezuelan man charged with smuggling more than 100 specimens of fish and live coral out of the United States in his luggage faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine after he was arrested trying to board a plane from Miami to Caracas in May. Oscar Cordova-Cobian, 42, pleaded not guilty in a Miami federal court on Monday to a charge of exporting 136 protected marine species. At the time of his arrest, Cordova-Cobian told U.S. ...

Indiana lawmakers may join '0INK' vanity plate row

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:33
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A fuss over a police officer's vanity plate has blown up into a constitutional debate that could lead to the Indiana General Assembly deciding whether to rewrite the law or stop selling personalized license plates altogether.

Family hopes to donate shooting victim's organs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:31
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A family whose 12-year-old daughter was shot while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood is hoping to donate her organs.

Free healthy summer meals for children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:24

Free healthy summer meals for childrenSchool's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean children will have to go without healthy meals.

Jurisdictional issue delays Sterling trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:23

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse with her attorney Pierce O' Donnell, Monday, July 7, 2014. With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on Shelly Sterling had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has refused to shift the Donald Sterling trial to federal court.

Florida teenager at center of escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:20

Photos of the day - July 6, 2014By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Family and friends of a Florida teenager who says he was beaten by Israeli police while in detention describe him as a typical U.S. high school student. Tariq Khdeir, 15, recently finished his freshman year at the Universal Academy of Florida, a private Islamic school where he played on the soccer team. He earned the summer trip to visit relatives by receiving good grades in all of his classes, said his aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir. His cousin, Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, was abducted and killed in Jerusalem last week, sparking violent protests and calls from Palestinians for a new uprising against Israel.

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:18

This Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo by Jerry Compton provided by Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on Thursday, July 3. Removing three Boeing 737 fuselages could take until Tuesday. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said a crew of 50 with eight heavy equipment machines is working in conjunction on the steep bank. (AP Photo/Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Jerry Compton)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

6th person dies after fiery weekend crash in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:14

This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety, shows a damaged vehicle from a head-on collision, Sunday July 6, 2014, in southern Utah. A van carrying five people was trying to pass a vehicle on U.S. Route 191 when it struck an oncoming sports car holding two people near Monticello, about 285 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Both people in the sports car died after it burst into flames, and three of the van's passengers were killed, Trooper Evan Kirby told KSL-TV. The other two passengers in the van were sent to the hospital in critical condition. (AP Photo/Utah Department of Public Safety)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sixth person has died from injuries suffered in a fiery, head-on collision that occurred during one of the deadliest Fourth of July weekends of the past two decades in Utah, authorities said Monday.

2 men sentenced in Detroit attack on motorist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:10

FILE - These undated photos provided by the Detroit Police Department on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows, from left, Wonzey Saffold, James Davis and Bruce Wimbush Jr. Saffold and Wimbush pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for having attempted murder charges dropped. Saffold was sentenced Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wayne County Court to serve six years and four months to 10 years in prison. Wimbush was sentenced to three years’ probation. Other defendants will be sentenced Thursday. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced one man to prison and a second to probation for their involvement in a brutal mob attack on a motorist who accidentally struck a boy with his pickup truck in Detroit.

14 slain, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:08

In this Saturday, July 5, 2014 photo, Georgia Utendahl, left, and Shanice Smith, right, grieve after learning that their family member was shot by police on Chicago's South Side. The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Alex Wroblewski) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — Officials say shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least 14 people dead.

Wedding crasher thief sentenced 4 to 8 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:50

Wedding crasher thief sentenced 4 to 8 yearsA man charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two local weddings has been sentenced to 4 to 8 year in prison.

Officer who killed family had assaulted wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:50

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Lindon City Police Department shows police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah. Authorities say Boren used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January. Spanish Fork City Police Lt. Matt Johnson says the agency's investigation was unable to determine Boren's exact motive. But he says investigators did learn the 34-year-old Boren and his wife were having marital problems. (AP Photo/Lindon City Police Department, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Documents show the wife of a Utah police officer who killed her, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself had sent him text messages threatening to leave him for drugging and raping her.

Vet who died after collapse had served in Vietnam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:46
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque veterans hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from an emergency room — before he died was a 71-year-old husband who had served in the Vietnam War, his family said Monday.