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Tornado warning for Northampton Co. cancelled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:19

 More Drenching Storms TodayAccuWeather is tracking more potential storms for Thursday afternoon and evening.


Detective: Georgia couple had 2 life insurance policies for toddler who died in hot SUV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:18
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Detective: Georgia couple had 2 life insurance policies for toddler who died in hot SUV.

Hurricane Arthur expected to begin weakening: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:17

Children play in the surf of Hurricane Arthur, at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina(Reuters) - Hurricane Arthur was expected to begin weakening by Friday night and become a post-tropical storm by Saturday as conditions for its development have been deteriorating along the coast of North Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The hurricane was located about 70 miles (115 km) south-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph). "The core of Arthur is expected to approach the coast of North Carolina in the hurricane warning area tonight," the NHC said.


Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:17

FILE - In this July 19, 2013 file photo, a visitor makes a phone call with his mobile phone as he looks at a school of golden trevally displayed at an aquarium in Shanghai, China. A study released Thursday, July 3, 2014 by the journal Science, which involved college students who left their cellphones and other distractions behind to be alone to think for six to 15 minutes, found that many of them reported it wasn’t very fun. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Wouldn't you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time alone with your thoughts? Maybe not, says a study of volunteers who actually tried it.


FBI agents tried to stop US woman bent on jihad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:15
DENVER (AP) — FBI agents tried more than once to discourage a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who said she was intent on waging jihad in the Middle East before they arrested her in April as she boarded a flight at the start of a trip to Syria, newly unsealed court documents show.

New Mexico middle school shooter sentenced to detention until age 21

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:09
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy who brought a sawed-off shotgun to his New Mexico middle school and wounded two classmates in January has been sentenced to be held in juvenile detention until age 21, a court official said on Thursday. Mason Campbell was sentenced on Wednesday by Chaves County District Court Judge Freddie Romero to the maximum term under New Mexico's youth offender law.

TORNADO WARNING for Northampton Co. until 2:30 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:08

 More Drenching Storms TodayThere is a TORNADO WARNING for the northeastern part of Northampton County until 2:30 p.m.


Floating strip club navigates regulatory trouble

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:06

This undated handout photo provided by Alaskan Leader Tours, shows the converted fishing boat, "Wild Alaskan," in Kodiak Island, Alaska. The new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fisherman on the converted fishing boat, but apparently not everyone approves of the idea. (AP Photo/Alaskan Leader Tours, Darren Byler)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" — and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.


Cybercrime ring uncovered in Brazil

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:58
SAO PAULO (AP) — A massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said.

Ohio man took dead mom's Social Security benefits for 33 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:55
(Reuters) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he collected more than $230,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his mother for 33 years after she died. Frank Pospisil admitted in U.S. District Court in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday that he had stolen his mother's Social Security survivor benefits totaling $230,479 since she died in 1981, according to federal court documents. Two attorneys listed for Pospisil did not return calls seeking comment on Thursday.

Wisconsin ex-cop said deaths of women in luggage an accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:55

Laura Simonson, 37, is pictured in this handout photoBy Brendan O'Brien ELKHORN Wis. (Reuters) - A former Wisconsin police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases said that he accidentally killed the women during sexual encounters, a detective testified on Thursday. The testimony by the detective, Jeffrey Recknagel, of the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, came during a hearing in the case. Judge Phillip Koss ruled on Thursday that Wisconsin prosecutors have demonstrated probable cause to continue the case against Steven Zelich, 52. He is charged with two felony counts of hiding a corpse in Walworth County, where the suitcases were found.


Midwest prepares for the worst amid flood threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:54
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa and cities along the Iowa River prepared for the worst Thursday amid concern that rising waters could top a key reservoir and inundate the area next week.

CDC to sleepy drivers: Hit the hay, not the road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of U.S. drivers are expected to hit the highways this holiday weekend — and some of them may be nodding off behind the wheel.

5 things to know about Louis Zamperini

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:51

This undated photo provided by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie is photographed with Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, according to Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. He was 97. Jolie is directing the Universal movie, "Unbroken," about the life of Zamperini. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II veteran who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a prisoner of war, died this week at age 97.


Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:50

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2011, file photo, a Subaru logo is displayed on a sign at a dealer's lot, in Portland, Ore. Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can cause longer stopping distances. For about half the vehicles, it’s the second recall for the same problem. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.


NYC cabbie guilty of arranging Pakistan killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:49
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City taxi driver was convicted Thursday of arranging two killings in Pakistan because he was dismayed that his daughter had left an arranged marriage.

Official: Del. should have closed bridge sooner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:48
Delaware officials should have closed a damaged interstate bridge sooner and missed opportunities by not having qualified personnel respond quickly to tips about the bridge's deterioration, the state's transportation secretary said Thursday.

PHOTOS: Brian & Mara Taff's twin baby boys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:46

 Brian & Mara Taff's twin baby boysThe Action News family keeps growing! Check out the twin boys of Action News anchor Brian Taff and his wife Mara.


GMO labeling initiative moves a step closer to Oregon ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:43
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore.  (Reuters) - An initiative requiring mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon moved one step closer to the November ballot on Wednesday after advocates said they submitted more than enough qualifying signatures to the state.  Oregon Right to Know officials say they submitted more than 155,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's Office in Salem, far exceeding the required 87,213 needed by July 3 to qualify for the ballot. The state, which must validate the signatures, has until Aug. 2 to determine if it will qualify.  "I don't anticipate that it will take that long," said Tony Green, spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office. Advocates of labeling say consumers deserve to know if the food they eat contains GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. Many consumer groups question both the safety and the environmental impacts of genetically modified foods.

Alaska boat boasting strippers navigates trouble

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:41

This undated handout photo provided by Alaskan Leader Tours, shows the converted fishing boat, "Wild Alaskan," in Kodiak Island, Alaska. The new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fisherman on the converted fishing boat, but apparently not everyone approves of the idea. (AP Photo/Alaskan Leader Tours, Darren Byler)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island featuring exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat already has encountered trouble.