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Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:53

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. The calendar says Iowa's presidential caucuses are more than a year away. But it's never too early for potential GOP presidential candidates in 2016 to court social conservatives in the early-voting state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)AMES, Iowa (AP) — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.


San Francisco's Candlestick Park hosts final event

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:16

FILE - In this April 1, 1960 file photo, Candlestick Park is shown in San Francisco. Candlestick Park, known for its bone-numbing winds, the Catch and the earthquake-rocked 1989 World Series is officially closing after more than a half century of hosting sporting and cultural events. In a bow to historical symmetry, the Stick's finale will be a performance Thursday by Paul McCartney, 48 years after the Beatles' last scheduled concert lit up the venue. (AP Photo/File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Candlestick Park, San Francisco's cold and windy workhorse stadium, is closing after more than a half-century of hosting sports, concerts and other events. Over the years, the park was home field for the Giants and 49ers and the site of some of their greatest triumphs.


Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:55

Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's deathA 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said.


A look at California legislation on sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:43

Students watch a public service announcement called, "1 is 2 Many," featuring actor Seth Meyers among others, during an orientation meeting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego. Defining consensual sex is a growing trend by universities under pressure to do more to protect victims. Throughout the country, schools have been adopting policies on their own that set the parameters for distinguishing when consent was given for a sexual activity and when it was not. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State Assembly is expected to vote on legislation this month that would require colleges that receive state funds for student assistance to adopt an "affirmative consent standard" as part of their sexual assault policies in determining allegations from a complainant.


US military conducts more airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:38

US military conducts more airstrikes in IraqThe Defense Department says a new round of airstrikes by U.S. fighter jets and unmanned drones has targeted Islamic militants in Iraq.


US Ebola check means quarantine of missionaries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:34
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Missionaries retuning to the United States after working with patients infected with Ebola will be put in quarantine and monitored, health officials said Sunday.

Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:23

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo, algae is seen near the City of Toledo water intake crib in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Environmentalists, scientists and farmers agree that agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie that are linked to the toxins found in the drinking water of 400,000 people last weekend. But how much of a role do the farms play? Researchers know some of the answers, yet there are still many unknowns. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.


Pennsylvania teen dies in manure pit, trapped under farm equipment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:22
A 15-year-old drowned in a manure pit in Pennsylvania when a piece of farm equipment overturned and trapped him underneath, officials said on Sunday. Police said the youth from the south-central town of Intercourse was driving a skid loader, a compact piece of equipment that helps farmers remove manure from barns, on Saturday when it accidentally toppled into the farm’s 4 ft-deep manure pond.

Police source: Husband confesses to wife's murder in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:21

 Husband confesses to wife's murder in Pennypack ParkThe husband of a woman found dead in Pennypack Park has confessed to her murder, a police source tells Action News.


Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:09

Philly history may hold Democratic convention edgePhiladelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention


Crist opponents question his political conversion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:02

FILE- In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist speaks at the Florida Press Association and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors at a gubernatorial forum in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, July 10, 2014. Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist’s opponents are questioning whether his political conversion is believable as the former governor seeks his old job with his new party. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It sounds like something Republican Gov. Rick Scott would ask of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist: "How can the people of Florida trust your recent conversion?"


Protesters rally after black teen's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:57

Lesley McSpadden, left, is comforted by her husband, Louis Head, after her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting at the request of the local department, confirmed a Ferguson police officer shot the man. The spokesman didn't give the reason for the shooting. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — About 200 people are rallying outside of a suburban St. Louis police department to protest the death of a black teenager who was shot by police.


Protesters rally after black teen's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:57

Lesley McSpadden, left, is comforted by her husband, Louis Head, after her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting at the request of the local department, confirmed a Ferguson police officer shot the man. The spokesman didn't give the reason for the shooting. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — About 200 people are rallying outside of a suburban St. Louis police department to protest the death of a black teenager who was shot by police.


NAACP: Feds should investigate black teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:43

Lesley McSpadden, left, is comforted by her husband, Louis Head, after her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting at the request of the local department, confirmed a Ferguson police officer shot the man. The spokesman didn't give the reason for the shooting. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A local NAACP chapter has called for a federal investigation into the death of a black teenager who was shot by police in a St. Louis suburb.


Team: Stewart won't race Sunday after fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:32
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday following the death of a sprint car driver who was struck and killed by Stewart at an upstate New York dirt track.

Shooting victim collapses near nurse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:26

Shooting victim collapses near nurseA man with a gunshot wound managed to run from the scene, only to collapse right near a passing nurse in North Philadelphia.


White students no longer to be majority in school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:25

This photo taken July 21, 2014 shows Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Barry Tomasetti meeting with young students in teacher Jane Cornell's summer school class at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center in Kennett Square, Pa. For the first time ever _ U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students enrolled than white, a shift largely fueled by growth in the numbers of Hispanic children. White students are still expected to be the largest racial group in the public schools this year at 49.8 percent, but according to the National Center for Education Statistics, minority students, when added together, will now make up the majority. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.


Where 'gay American' Jim McGreevey is, 10 years on

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:12

FILE In this Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 file photograph, New Jersey Gov. James. E. McGreevey addresses a news conference, as his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, and his mother, Veronica McGreevey, right, listen, at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday and acknowledged that he had an extramarital affair with another man. "My truth is that I am a gay American," he said. Ten years after he announced that he was a “gay American” and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform. McGreevey, now 57, runs transitional programs for those getting out of prison and returning to Jersey City, where the mayor sees him as a policy and political adviser. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer,file)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ten years after he announced that he was a "gay American" and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform.


25 years ago, a different Ebola outbreak in Va.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:54
RESTON, Va. (AP) — The return of two Americans infected with Ebola is reminding residents of a northern Virginia community about a scare 25 years ago that permanently linked their town's name to the virus.

NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:39

In this April 11, 2014, photo, Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a New York dirt track where Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.