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Protesters take to Ferguson streets to mark anniversary of Brown killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:00

A protester yells at police stationed outside the police department in FergusonThe protest in front of police headquarters took on elements of a street carnival ahead of the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer in the city. "The whole idea is for people to be able to vent, to express themselves," said Ferguson police Sergeant Dominica Fuller, one of five African-Americans on the 50-member police force. Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States have converged on Ferguson, a mostly black community of about 21,000 people, to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Brown, who was unarmed when he was shot in a confrontation with a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014.


About 150 homes evacuated in fast-moving Arizona wildfire: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 13:57
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A raging fire broke out on Saturday in a wildlife refuge in northwestern Arizona near the California border, forcing the evacuation of about 150 homes, fire officials said. Authorities ordered the mandatory evacuations from homes in the rural area after the wildfire sparked on Saturday afternoon grew to 2,000 acres in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, said Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia. The American Red Cross had set up a shelter for displaced residents.

Michael Phelps wins 100 fly in 50.45 seconds at U.S. nationals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 13:33
Maybe one day they'll learn.

Video gamers win millions of dollars in Seattle championship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 12:51

Members of Evil Geniuses compete in the Grand Finals of The International Dota 2 Championships at Key Arena in Seattle, WashingtonBy Curtis Skinner SEATTLE (Reuters) - Teams of video gamers playing characters ranging from wizards to monsters exchanged virtual punches, fireballs and lightning strikes over the past six days, battling at the main event of the Dota 2 International 2015 tournament in Seattle. Now in its fifth year and playing to a sold-out crowd in the 17,000-seat Key Arena, the International has grown every year in size, popularity and possible winnings for players. Video games have long been a moneymaker for the tech sector, forecast to generate some $111 billion in revenue this year by consultants Gartner Inc. But over the past several years, playing them has turned into a full-time job for a select few top-tier players, as interest and prize pools have ballooned.


Junior Seau inducted into Hall of Fame by daughter: 'You were everything'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 12:38
Sydney Seau and her three brothers Saturday unveiled Junior Seau's Hall of Fame bust in Canton followed by a speech from Sydney.

Michael Brown's father says family still in mourning

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 12:27

Michael Brown's family lawyer stands with his father as they announce the Brown family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson in ClaytonFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — On the eve of the anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed during a confrontation with a police officer, Brown's father said Saturday that the family still mourns the 18-year-old's death.


Pig's head used in Ferguson anniversary protest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 12:25

Michael Brown Sr., center, locks arms with others as he takes part in a parade in honor of his son, Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig's head during a demonstration marking the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death.


Police chief: Woman armed with knife shot by officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was shot by a Washington, D.C., police officer at the scene of a fire Saturday evening in Northeast Washington.

AccuWeather: Summer Beauty!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:40

 Sunday's Pleasant!Meteorologist Karen Rogers says expect beautiful Summer weather, but watch for rip currents at the shore.


Man wounded in West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:36

Man wounded in West Philadelphia shootingPolice are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia that sent a man to the hospital.


Governor: Woman is 'alleged perpetrator' in 4 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:34

This photo provided by the Barre City Police Department shows Jody Herring. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, that the three women found dead at a Berlin home Saturday morning were an aunt and two cousins of Herring. Herring was arrested on a murder charge in the death of Lara Sobel. Sobel was gunned down after work Friday outside a state office building in Barre. (Barre City Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBARRE, Vt. (AP) — The woman charged in the slaying of a Vermont social worker is also "the alleged perpetrator" of the deaths of three relatives whose bodies were found Saturday, Gov. Peter Shumlin said.


Crime Fighters: $10,000 reward in '08 Coatesville double murder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:30

 $10,000 reward in '08 Coatesville double murderIt's been more than seven years since a young couple was murdered execution style inside a Coatesville home and now a $10,000 reward is being offered to find their killers.


Man shot dead in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:28

Man shot dead in North PhiladelphiaGunfire broke out and a man in his 20s was shot and killed in North Philadelphia.


1 dead, 2 wounded in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:28

1 dead, 2 wounded in Kensington shootingA triple shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section has left one man dead and two others wounded.


Police: Man fatally stabbed by driver after leaving bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:28

 Man fatally stabbed by driver after leaving barPolice say a 21-year old man, leaving a bar in Northeast Philadelphia, was stabbed to death after a confrontation with a driver.


Man struck and killed by train in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:27

Man struck and killed by train in Chester CountyOfficials say a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Thorndale, Chester County.


2 face charges for allegedly shooting wildlife officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:07

This photo provided by Bay County Sheriff's Office shows Lachlan Fain Akins. Florida Panhandle authorities say Samuel Wyndham Reager and Akins, are responsible for shooting a wildlife officer during a violent struggle Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, and tried to repeatedly run him over with his patrol boat. (Bay County Sheriff's Office via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panhandle authorities say the two men responsible for shooting a wildlife officer during a violent struggle Friday also tried to repeatedly run him over with his patrol boat.


Officials lift evacuations in Northern California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:52

The charred remains of a property is shown near Clearlake, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Crews backed by important firefighting resources are gaining ground against a massive Northern California wildfire, but it may be several days before thousands of evacuees can return home, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — All evacuations were lifted Saturday after cooler weather helped firefighters gain more ground against a Northern California wildfire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.


Mother of abandoned Los Angeles newborn arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested the mother of a newborn baby that was abandoned in a stroller on a Los Angeles street.

FBI to assist in probe of Texas football player's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:40

This photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows police officer Brad Miller. Police has identified Taylor as the officer in suburban Dallas, who shot and killed Christian Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Arlington Police Department via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The FBI has been asked to help investigate the death of a Texas college football player who was fatally shot by an officer during a burglary call at a car dealership, a suburban Dallas police chief said Saturday.