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Raging California wildfire burns right up to homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:11

30 a.m. and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 200 homes. Firefighters attacked the 150-acre blaze in the air and on the ground. The fire destroyed two homes and an outbuilding and was 15 percent contained at nightfall, state fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters saved about 40 homes in a rural Northern California neighborhood as a fast-moving blaze came dangerously close during a holiday weekend that saw several destructive fires across California, officials said.


NYC firefighter trapped in apartment blaze killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 14:41

This photo taken on June 26, 2014, and released by the NYFD, shows Lt. Gordon Ambelas, who died at a hospital late Saturday night, July 5, 2014, after battling a blaze that broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise in New York. Two other firefighters were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, and two civilians were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. (AP Photo/NYFD)NEW YORK (AP) — New York firefighters were mourning the death of a 40-year-old lieutenant killed when he became trapped while looking for victims in a public-housing high-rise fire Saturday, the first to die in the line of duty in more than two years.


Indianapolis officer dies after gunfire in alley

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 14:25
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a veteran officer has died after exchanging gunfire with a person in an alley.

NYC firefighter killed battling Brooklyn blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:52

This photo taken on June 26, 2014, and released by the NYFD, shows Lt. Gordon Ambelas, who died at a hospital late Saturday night, July 5, 2014, after battling a blaze that broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise in New York. Two other firefighters were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, and two civilians were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. (AP Photo/NYFD)NEW YORK (AP) — A blaze broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise Saturday, trapping a New York City fire lieutenant who was overcome by smoke and later died.


Officials: New York firefighter dies from injuries battling blaze at public-housing high-rise.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials: New York firefighter dies from injuries battling blaze at public-housing high-rise.

Indianapolis officer shot, in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:13
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say an officer has been critically injured after exchanging gunfire with a person in an alley.

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, pelts Maritime Canada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:26

Vacationer Cornwell of Tennessee carries her eight-month-old son Riley, through a flooded street after Hurricane Arthur passed through in ManteoArthur weakened from hurricane force on Saturday and pelted parts of Canada's eastern coast with heavy rain and strong winds, leaving 250,000 homes and businesses without power, as the storm swept away from New England. Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning after having reached landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks late on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane, snarling plans for tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. North Carolina reported only slight damage from the hurricane, which quickly traveled northeast. Arthur, now a post-tropical storm, was centered about 90 miles (146 km) southwest of the Magdalen Islands on Saturday night after making a second landfall in Canada on Saturday afternoon.


11 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Poland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:24

11 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash in PolandAuthorities say 11 people were killed and one was injured when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff in Poland.


Police: NJ dad drove intoxicated with kids in car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:22

 NJ dad drove intoxicated with kids in carGalloway Township Police have arrested a man from Mays Landing for allegedly driving while intoxicated with his two children in the car.


Light quake rattles nerves in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:05
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake rattled nerves and jostled store shelves in and around the Southern California community of Big Bear Lake on Saturday.

Ordinary people outnumber targeted foreigners in NSA data: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:31
The Washington Post said on Saturday a study of a large collection of communications intercepted by the U.S. National Security Agency showed that ordinary Internet users, including Americans, far outnumbered legally targeted foreigners caught in the surveillance. "Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net the agency had cast for somebody else," the Post said. Nearly half of the files "contained names, email addresses or other details that the NSA marked as belonging to U.S. citizens or residents," it said.

4 confirmed dead in Miami boat collision

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:28

4 confirmed dead in Miami boat collisionThree boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.


NV sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:08
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

AP PHOTOS: China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:58

CORRECTS SPELLING OF HICKAM, NOT HICKHAM - A red cross marks the deck aboard the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy hospital ship Peace Ark, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hawaii's Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises will be taking place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People's Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags.


Philadelphia fire kills 4 kids, engulfs 10 houses

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:55

A woman cries as she walks past Philadelphia firefighters working on burned row homes on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. A fast-moving fire in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday left four children dead and burned through a number of adjoining homes. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A woman and three other children escaped through a second-floor window.


PHOTOS: Fatal fire in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:38

 Fatal fire in Southwest PhiladelphiaFour children were killed when a 3-alarm fire broke out in Southwest Philadelphia.


Advocates, mom hopeful about delayed deportation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:37

In this April 16, 2014 photo, Ana Cañenquez, center, and her sons Erick Ramirez, 13, and Geovanny Ramirez, right, 17, talk about the possibility of being deported at her home in Garland, Utah. Cañenquez and four of her seven children were originally ordered to leave the United States and return to El Salvador by March 21. That date was pushed back, and now there's no specific deadline for them to leave. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Activists are pointing to the delayed deportation of a Utah mother and her children as the kind of compassion they hope President Barack Obama will pursue in the wake of his announcement that he'll act on his own to address immigration problems.


Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:24

In this photo provided by Mark Dickhaus, detectives and crime scene investigators examine an automobile parked near the scene where multiple gunshots were heard by an officer early Saturday, July 5, 2014, in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis, police spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey said in a news release. One man is in critical condition at a local hospital, Bailey said. Five other men and a woman also were shot, but do not have life-threatening injuries. All of the victims were in their 20s. (AP Photo/Mark Dickhaus)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each other in the street, police said Saturday.


2nd man arraigned in Michigan toddler's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:04

This photo provided by the Michigan State Police on Saturday, July 5, 2014 shows Raphael Hearn. The 29-year-old man was ordered jailed Saturday in connection with the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl, the second man charged in what investigators believe could have been a retaliatory attack for a shooting in April 2014. (AP Photo/Michigan State Police)INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A 29-year-old man was ordered jailed Saturday in connection with the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl, the second man charged in what investigators believe could have been a retaliatory attack for a shooting in April.


Search for missing toddler ends with body found in NY City lake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 08:45
A family outing to a New York City park ended in tragedy on Saturday after a 2-year-old girl wandered off, and police divers found her body in a lake after an hours-long search, authorities said. The family was enjoying a sunny afternoon in Brooklyn's Prospect Park when the toddler, identified as Ruhshona Kurbonova of Brooklyn, walked off with a 4-year-old boy who was a relative.