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Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:01

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, center, waves to the crowds at the Democratic Unity Breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Honolulu. The breakfast is traditionally held after Hawaii elections and is attended by both winners as well as losers. Fellow Democrat and State Sen. David Ige defeated Abercrombie in a stunning primary-election defeat Saturday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.


New York governor, other officials head to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:42

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media following a news conference and bill signing that authorizes New York City to lower their speed limit in New York. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Cuomo announced the trip Sunday, Aug. 10, saying the delegation would meet with Israeli leaders and visit residents affected by the fighting. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.


Two dozen rescued after Maryland roller coaster malfunctions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:34

This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)(Reuters) - Two dozen people were rescued on Sunday from a Maryland roller coaster that malfunctioned, leaving a car stuck for hours near a high point of the ride, emergency officials said. The passengers were trapped about 75 feet (23 meters) in the air atop the Joker's Jinx roller coaster at the Six Flags America amusement park in Upper Marlboro, outside Washington, fire officials said. The ride stopped working at 2:30 p.m. and the rescue took about four hours, according to Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor. Six Flags Entertainment Corp said in a statement the ride would remain closed during an investigation into what caused the malfunction.


1 dead, 1 injured in Glasgow, Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:32

1 dead, 1 injured in Glasgow, Delaware crashThe Delaware State Police says one person has died and a second person has been injured in a single-vehicle crash in Glasgow.


Sheriff: Reported abduction of woman didn't happen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:30
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan authorities are closing an investigation of an 18-year-old woman's claim she was abducted along a road and held hostage for 16 hours, saying it never happened.

Survey: US gas prices down 6 cents a gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:29
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 6 cents a gallon in the past two weeks and prices in California have fallen 9 cents in the same time period.

Pickup careens into farmers market; woman killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:11
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck drove into a farmers market in northern New Jersey near closing time Sunday, killing a woman who was dragged by the truck for blocks and injuring several others, the mayor of the borough said.

Flame from Emirates plane put out at Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:49
BOSTON (AP) — A Dubai-to-Boston flight with 367 passengers and crew members aboard has been grounded at Logan International Airport after an engine fire that officials say was quickly extinguished when the plane landed.

How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:47

Winds from Tropical Storm Iselle blow palm trees near a sign warning of the closure of Kualoa Regional Park in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. All of the public parks on Oahu were closed. Iselle came ashore onto the Big Island early Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while Hurricane Julio, behind it, is forecasted to pass north of the islands. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific, Hurricane Julio, had tourists and residents on edge but is moving away from the islands and no longer posing a threat.


1 dead after pickup careens into farmers market

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:36
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and several others were injured when a pickup truck drove into a farmers market in northern New Jersey.

Lawmakers weigh US role against Islamic fighters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:35

Lawmakers weigh US role against Islamic fightersIslamic militants' growing influence in Iraq and Syria is a threat to Americans, lawmakers from both political parties agreed Sunday even as they sharply split on what role the United States should play in trying to crush them.


Correction: Ladder Truck Crash story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:32
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about the crash of a fire truck, The Associated Press misidentified William Tweedy. He is a retired spokesman for the department, and was at the scene of the crash working as a freelance videographer.

APNewsBreak: Los Angeles woman pummeled on video by patrol officer thought she would die

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — APNewsBreak: Los Angeles woman pummeled on video by patrol officer thought she would die.

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:56

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State ParkwayInvestigators are searching for the person who apparently threw a dog out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway.


Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:41

Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposalIsrael and the Hamas militant group on Sunday accepted a renewed Egyptian cease-fire proposal.


24 riders stranded on Six Flags America roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:41

24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coasterAuthorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Phila. team one win away from Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:40

Phila. team headed to Little League World SeriesThe Taney Dragons, a baseball team from Philadelphia, is just one win away from going to the Little League World Series.


Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:35

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, police said Sunday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the killing.


Police: Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:14

 Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shootingPolice say an argument led to a shooting that wounded four people in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


2 injured in Hunting Park crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:03

2 injured in Hunting Park crashAuthorities say two people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.