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Zimm the macaque captured after 3 days on the loose

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 02:01
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A small, "very spirited" monkey that escaped its enclosure at the Memphis Zoo has been captured.

2 men arrested in theft of ATM from Florida bank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:51
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Two men have been arrested after allegedly using a backhoe to steal an ATM from a central Florida bank.

5 people injured in Bucks County crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:48

5 people injured in Bucks County crashFive people were hospitalized after a crash in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.


Wrong-way crash on I-10 in Arizona leads to 2nd crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:34
QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a fatal crash caused by a wrong-way driver on an Arizona interstate has triggered a deadly pileup.

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, holds all four Grand Slam titles at once

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:26

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, holds all four Grand Slam titles at onceSerena Williams overcame a slow start, eight double-faults and a nervy finish to beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for her sixth Wimbledon title.


General Motors recalling nearly 780K SUVs to fix power lift gate problem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:25

General Motors recalling nearly 780K SUVs to fix power lift gate problemGeneral Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 crossover SUVs mainly in North America because the rear power lift gates can suddenly fall and hit people.


State prosecutor wants to try Tsarnaev for officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:20
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will still face state charges in the death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer even though he is already on death row inside a federal prison, a prosecutor said.

Name of Utah's Dixie State questioned as states remove flags

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 01:02
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Amid the removal of Confederate flags from public property and displays across the South, some in Utah say now is the time for Dixie State University to re-open the discussion about changing its name.

Obama creates national monuments in California, Texas, Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:53

Obama jokes about enjoying guacamole as he joins the first lady to welcome children to a Kids' State Dinner at the White House in WashingtonActing under a 1906 federal law called the Antiquities Act, Obama established National Monument in California, the Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas and the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada. The White House said Obama has used that law, which allows a president to create national monuments at his "discretion," to establish or expand 19 national monuments and has protected more than 260 million acres (105 million hectares) of public lands and waters, more than any other president.


Car and truck collide in Montco; multiple injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:20

Car and truck collide in Montco; multiple injuriesFive people were hurt after a car and truck collided in Upper Providence, Pennsylvania.


AccuWeather: Back in the Comfort Zone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:17

 Back in the Comfort ZoneMeteorologist Chris Sowers says our weekend will be storm-free with low humidity.


'Potty watch' used 1,200 times with limited results

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:07
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Contraband surveillance watches, often informally called "potty watches," have been used 1,200 times in the 2 ½ years since the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's inspector general began keeping track in mid-2012, producing results 41 percent of the time. Of the 1,200 watches, 837 were completed in less than three days; 303 in three- to six days; 35 in six- to nine days; and 25 took longer than nine days.

Contraband watches find drugs, razor blades, tattoo machine

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:06
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's contraband watch program most commonly finds drugs, but inmates have swallowed or concealed in body cavities plenty of other dangerous or odd implements, according to reports by the prison system's inspector general.

20 years on, ex-SC gov Beasley's prayer on flag answered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 00:00

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, left, reacts with former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley after a ceremony where Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law, Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The law enables the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds more than 50 years after the rebel banner was raised to protest the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate battle flag has been an albatross around David Beasley's neck for 20 years, costing him the political legacy of a second gubernatorial term, a seat in the U.S. Senate and beyond.


Teen wounded, suspect in custody in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:59

Teen wounded, suspect in custody in Kensington shootingA 17-year-old suspect was quickly taken into custody after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


California's invasive 'contraband watch' often yields little

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:59

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 photo, Raymond Kidd, a former state prison inmate who was placed on contraband watch, poses at his home in San Francisco, with a journal he kept while in prison. California’s controversial method of recovering contraband from inmates uses “potty watches” where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course. State reports show that they produced results less than 41 percent of the time. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: "potty watches" where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course.


Mother, daughter drown while kayaking without life vests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:58
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman and her adult daughter drowned after their kayaks overturned on the Delaware River.

NYPD tracking officer data on lawsuits, complaints

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:51
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is trying to root out its problem officers and monitor patterns of potential misbehavior by creating a database that combines information from several city agencies on lawsuits, misconduct complaints, internal probes and such seemingly mundane data as sick leave and overtime.

After Trump drama, focus shifts to Miss USA contestants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:31

In this Monday, July 6, 2015 photo, Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia speaks during an interview after rehearsals for the upcoming Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, La. Pageant co-owner Donald Trump recently made comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For weeks the Miss USA pageant has been overshadowed by comments made by Donald Trump denigrating Mexican immigrants. But as women from across the country take the stage Sunday, organizers hope the focus will finally shift to the talented women taking part in the 63rd annual contest.


Man shot at apartment complex in Crescentville

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:27

Man shot at apartment complex in CrescentvilleA man was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting at an apartment complex in Philadelphia's Crescentville section.