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Police: Body found at Confederate site; race not a factor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:49
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Police say the death of a homeless man whose body was found at a Confederate monument in Florida was not racially motivated.

U.S. charges sixth man in alleged N.Y.-N.J. Islamic State plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:47
Nader Saadeh, 20, a former resident of Rutherford, New Jersey, viewed Islamic State propaganda online and traveled to Jordan in May in an effort to join Islamic State, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Police: Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:26

 Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injuredA suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County's police chief said early Monday.


New York City's 'responsible banking' law ruled unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:22
New York City's "responsible banking" law, which called for banks holding the city's over $6 billion in deposits to document how well they meet the needs of low-income neighborhoods, is unconstitutional, a U.S. federal judge has ruled. In a 71-page decision made public on Monday, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla said the 2012 law illegally conflicts with both federal and state statutes that regulate banks. "While the animating concerns of the City Council are valid, the means by which it sought to harness banks to redress those concerns intrudes on the province of the federal and state governments," Failla wrote.

FAA: Drone spotted near Newark Liberty International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:18
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Crews on four commercial flights spotted a drone while preparing to land at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Car crashes into home, bursts into flames in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:17

Car crashes into home, bursts into flames in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say two people were hurt when a vehicle hit a home then burst into flames in Northeast Philadelphia.


Robber punches through plexiglass at Germantown deli

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:09

Robber punches through plexiglass at Germantown deliPhiladelphia police are looking for a suspect who robbed a deli in the city's Germantown section.


Second firefighter dies battling California forest fires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Firefighter Michael Hallenbeck is shown in this handout photo provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Sacramento-area man became the second California firefighter to die battling wildfire this year, as a series of lightning strikes ignited blazes in the drought-parched Sierra Nevada over the weekend. Michael Hallenbeck, of the Sierra foothill community of Shingle Springs, was killed on Saturday as he and his firefighting crew tackled a blaze near Lake Tahoe in Northern California, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday. Dave Ruhl, 38, died last month fighting another Northern California fire.


Former Daily Reflector co-publisher, AP board member dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:45
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former co-publisher of The Daily Reflector in Greenville and member of The Associated Press board has died.

Twitter huddles with NFL to tackle audience challenge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:45

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. In a two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service.


Candid photos of royal wedding reception up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:30
BOSTON (AP) — A dozen candid and unpublished photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding reception are the featured items at a Boston-area auction scheduled for next month.

Family calls off private search for Florida teens lost at sea

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:19

14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen are showing in this handout provided by the United States Coast Guard in MiamiThe families of two 14-year-old boys from South Florida have ended a private search for the teens who disappeared last month on a boating trip in the Atlantic Ocean, local media reported. The families of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen said in a statement on Sunday that their "hope becomes a prayer - that one day Perry and Austin will be returned to us," the Palm Beach Post and other news outlets reported.


Gas station clerk beaten during attempted robbery in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:17

Gas station clerk beaten during attempted robbery in Strawberry MansionPhiladelphia police are trying to identify a man who was caught on surveillance beating a gas station attendant during a robbery attempt in the city's Strawberry Mansion section.


China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010, NBC reports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:11

Backlit keyboard is reflected in screen of Apple Macbook Pro notebook computerChinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to an NBC News report on Monday, citing a U.S. intelligence official and top secret document. The officials' government email accounts were not vulnerable to the hacking because they were on more secure systems, NBC said. A National Security Agency briefing in 2014 showed the email intrusion was detected in April 2010 and the U.S. official, who was not identified, said it was still going on, NBC said.


2 dead after vehicle crashes, overturns in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:06

2 dead after vehicle crashes, overturns in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice tell Action News a 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were killed after a vehicle crashed and overturned in Northeast Philadelphia.


Police: Man stole neighbor's Wi-Fi, downloaded child porn

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:01

 Man stole neighbor's Wi-Fi, downloaded child pornOfficials say an eastern Pennsylvania man was arrested after using his neighbor's unsecured wireless Internet to download child pornography.


StoryCorps turning Thanksgiving into an oral history holiday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:55

FILE -In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 file photo, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay demonstrates how to record a story using a smartphone app, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" is an assignment that will last for generations, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay said. StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)As students head back to school, here comes a big homework assignment: StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress.


Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd injures leg

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:39

Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd tears ACLEagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of a right leg injury suffered in Sunday's open practice.


The Latest: Suspect in death of social worker due in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:10

Authorities investigate the scene of multiple deaths at a home in Berlin, Vt., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The Vermont State Police said Saturday they are assisting the Berlin Police Department with a death investigation but didn't provide any additional information. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The latest in the case of a Vermont woman who police say fatally shot a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter. Police believe she also killed two cousins and an aunt (all times local):


Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:55

Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injuredA suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County's police chief said early Monday.