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Vandalism reported after vigil for Missouri man

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

Protesters bang on the side of a police car Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A few thousand people have crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer. The candlelight vigil Sunday night was for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died a day earlier. Police say he was unarmed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few thousand people crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for an unarmed black man shot and killed by a police officer, while afterward several car windows were smashed and stores were looted as people carried away armloads of goods.


Riot erupts over police shooting of unarmed black teen in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:43
A riot erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday following a day of protests over the shooting death of a black teenager by a police officer, police said. "We are currently experiencing a riot," a police dispatcher said. He said officers in riot gear have responded.

Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:33

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT - This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr.


24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:25

24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coasterAuthorities say 24 people stranded on a roller coaster have been rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Police: Husband confessed, charged with wife's murder in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:24

Funeral today after husband charged with wife's murder in Pennypack ParkThe husband of a woman found dead in Pennypack Park has confessed to her murder, police announced Sunday.


Philadelphia man confesses to killing wife while jogging: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:21
(Reuters) - A Philadelphia man was charged with murder after confessing that he strangled his wife while she was out for an evening jog, police said on Sunday. Christopher Murray, 48, failed a lie detector test and then admitted to killing his wife, Police Lieutenant Philip Riehl told a news conference. Murray told investigators that he and his wife, Constance Murray, 46, had argued on the evening of Aug. 4 and she left for a walk or jog in a park near their home.

Authorities name 2 killed in Colorado plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:20
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people who died in a plane crash in northern Colorado.

Family escapes house fire in South Philly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:58

Family escapes house fire in South PhillyA family was able to escape a house fire in South Philadelphia.


Construction starts on parts of I-476, delays expected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:45

Construction starts on parts of I-476, delays expectedPennDOT announced that a new construction project is now underway on I-476 in Delaware and Montgomery counties and that drivers can expect delays.


Driver who hit pedestrians: Truck was 'possessed'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:31
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Hours before police say he plowed his truck into four pedestrians in Bellingham, Dustin Frederick Brown sent text messages to friends saying he was too drunk to drive.

Breastfeeding booth, photos draw complaints in UT

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:29
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say they don't understand the fuss over a breastfeeding booth that drew complaints at a farmer's market in Wasatch County.

$2M anti-pot campaign warns of becoming 'lab rat'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:25
DENVER (AP) — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads, with the goal of telling teens there's uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot.

Thousands gather in vigil for Missouri man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:51

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few thousand people have crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer.


Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born baby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:48

Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born babyAn Australian couple is denying claims that they abandoned their son with his surrogate after learning he had Down syndrome.


1 dead, 1 hurt in New Orleans hotel shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:39
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 20-year-old man shot and seriously wounded a friend Sunday, then killed himself in a hotel at the edge of the French Quarter after a three-hour standoff with police, authorities said.

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:01

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, center, waves to the crowds at the Democratic Unity Breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Honolulu. The breakfast is traditionally held after Hawaii elections and is attended by both winners as well as losers. Fellow Democrat and State Sen. David Ige defeated Abercrombie in a stunning primary-election defeat Saturday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.


New York governor, other officials head to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:42

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media following a news conference and bill signing that authorizes New York City to lower their speed limit in New York. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Cuomo announced the trip Sunday, Aug. 10, saying the delegation would meet with Israeli leaders and visit residents affected by the fighting. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.


Two dozen rescued after Maryland roller coaster malfunctions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:34

This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)(Reuters) - Two dozen people were rescued on Sunday from a Maryland roller coaster that malfunctioned, leaving a car stuck for hours near a high point of the ride, emergency officials said. The passengers were trapped about 75 feet (23 meters) in the air atop the Joker's Jinx roller coaster at the Six Flags America amusement park in Upper Marlboro, outside Washington, fire officials said. The ride stopped working at 2:30 p.m. and the rescue took about four hours, according to Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor. Six Flags Entertainment Corp said in a statement the ride would remain closed during an investigation into what caused the malfunction.


1 dead, 1 injured in Glasgow, Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:32

1 dead, 1 injured in Glasgow, Delaware crashThe Delaware State Police says one person has died and a second person has been injured in a single-vehicle crash in Glasgow.


Sheriff: Reported abduction of woman didn't happen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:30
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan authorities are closing an investigation of an 18-year-old woman's claim she was abducted along a road and held hostage for 16 hours, saying it never happened.