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54 stingrays die at Chicago-area zoo when oxygen level drops

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:29
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say all 54 stingrays in a popular exhibit at a suburban Chicago zoo died because the oxygen levels in their tank dropped too low.

Firm must turn over notes from probe that cleared Christie

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:20
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The law firm that wrote a report clearing Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has been ordered to turn over any handwritten notes or recordings of interviews it conducted with dozens of administration officials.

US soldiers opposed to war now find Canada less hospitable

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:19

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2006 file photo, Army Sgt. Patrick Hart poses for a photo in Toronto. In 2006 Hart had deserted the Army and was living as a "war resister" in Canada. Since then, he turned himself in to the U.S. Army, was convicted of desertion and served time in a military prison. (AP Photo/Harry Rosettani, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When Army Sgt. Patrick Hart decided a decade ago that he would not serve in the war in Iraq, he expected to follow the same path as thousands of American war resisters during the Vietnam era and take refuge across the border.


Baltimore prosecutor: Hardship became inspiration for reform

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:01

Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby smiles as she is introduced before delivering the keynote address during the Women in NAACP Empowerment Forum and Brunch, Sunday, July 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. The event was a part of the NAACP's 106th Annual National Convention, running through July 15. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby decided to run for her current office, she reached out to community activists, politicians and business leaders, eager to share her ideas. Almost all of them, she said, discouraged her from seeking election.


California gas prices spike amid national downward trend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 03:39
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — While gas prices nationwide are on a downward trend, California is experiencing a spike that could see prices top $4 a gallon before easing again, according to analysts.

Father of missing California baby named 'person of interest' by police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:56
Investigators, volunteers and police units with dogs took part in the search for Ember Graham, who disappeared 10 days ago, said the Shasta County Sheriff's Office in a Facebook statement on Sunday. Matthew Graham, 23, reported that he discovered his daughter Ember missing from her crib in his home on July 2, according to a statement on the sheriff's website. Graham was uncooperative with investigators, made inconsistent statements and made no efforts to clear his name, according to the sheriff's office.

Chicago rapper Capo, baby killed in gang-related incident: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:54
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago rapper Capo, a member of Chief Keef's "Glo Gang," has died in a gang-related shooting over the weekend that also resulted in the death of a baby boy who was struck by a vehicle fleeing the scene, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Sunday. The death of Marvin Carr, who went by the name Capo, was confirmed by the group's manager, Renaldo Hess, according to the newspaper. Chicago police confirmed on Sunday that a 22-year-old gang member who was shot in the hip and the back on the city's south side on Saturday afternoon had died, but could not provide his name.

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in 4 sets for 3rd Wimbledon title

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:44

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in 4 sets for 3rd Wimbledon titleFor the second year in a row, Novak Djokovic solved Roger Federer's superb serve in the Wimbledon final.


Bill Cosby's art collection to remain on view at Smithsonian

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:28

Bill Cosby's art collection to remain on view at SmithsonianOver the past seven months, as sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Cosby mounted, a top Smithsonian official met privately with museum directors across the sprawling complex on the National Mall to decide what to do about an exhibit showcasing Cosby's private art collection.


Skydiving school's plane makes emergency landing on highway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:17
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane carrying students from a skydiving school made an emergency landing on a southern New Jersey highway.

Busy Rhode Island beach reopened a day after explosion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:12
The state's fire marshal was investigating the cause of the explosion that occurred around noon on Saturday at Salty Brine Beach on the state's southern coastline, said Rayna Maguire, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. A representative for the fire marshal was not immediately available for comment. It was not clear what caused the explosion, Kurt Blanchard of the Rhode Island Environment Police said on Saturday.

Silicon Valley company starts to take court disputes online

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:04

In this July 2, 2015 photo, Colin Rule, CEO of Modria, poses with the Modria resolution software operating on his laptop at his company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. Experts say Modria is at the forefront of the next wave of legal technology in which laws are translated into computer code that can solve potential legal battles without the need for a judge or attorney. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine working out a divorce without hiring an attorney or stepping into court or disputing the tax assessment on your home completely online.


Skydiving plane makes emergency landing on highway in Stafford Township

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:53

Skydiving plane makes emergency landing on highway in Stafford TownshipA small plane made an emergency landing on a highway in Ocean County, New Jersey, police say.


APNewsBreak: South getting its first big wind farm soon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:52

This undated photo made available by Iberdrola Renewables LLC shows wind turbines on a corn and soybean farm in Trimont, Minn. The company will be building a similar commercial-scale wind energy farm near the coast community of Elizabeth City, N.C. (Iberdrola Renewables LLC via AP)On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm.


Rhode Island beach reopens after mysterious boom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:30
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island beach reopened Sunday, a day after investigators concluded there was no public threat after an unexplained explosion blast knocked a beachgoer to the ground.

Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Escapes Prison Using Tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:27
The Sinaloa Cartel leader also escaped from jail in 2001.

Top and bottom wind energy-producing states in the US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:19
The U.S. Department of Energy wants 20 percent of the nation's energy to come from wind power in the next 15 years, up from the 5 percent wind generates now. A new Energy Department report finds that wind technology featuring taller towers and larger turbines may get the nation to that goal by opening up areas to wind farm development that were previously dead zones.

Small plane lands on Stafford Township highway near Home Depot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:59

Skydiving plane makes emergency landing on highway in Stafford TownshipA small plane made an emergency landing on a highway in Ocean County, New Jersey, police say.


Man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of Florida girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:52
HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who told police he entered the United States illegally from Mexico has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Florida girl.

Baltimore State Attorney speaks at NAACP convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:35

Baltimore State Attorney speaks at NAACP convention in PhiladelphiaMarilyn Mosby, the State's Attorney of Baltimore, is set to address members of the NAACP at the Loews Hotel Sunday.