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US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.

Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:34
DETROIT (AP) — Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86.

American doctor who had Ebola being released today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:30

 No health risk from 2 US Ebola patientsA spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.


Houston woman with massive water bill made one key mistake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:25

Houston woman with massive water bill made one key mistakeApril Cardwell hasn't had running water for nearly three months. But it could have been avoided.


Drug supplier for 'Monsignor Meth' gets 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:24
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Child struck by hit-and-run driver in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:13

Child struck by hit-and-run driver in Bristol TownshipPolice in Bucks County are investigating a hit-and-run accident that injured a child.


Ohio woman sent to prison for school outburst

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:39
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.

Man injured in police-involved shooting in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:38

Man injured in police-involved shooting in CamdenOfficials say a man was injured in a police-involved shooting in Camden, New Jersey Wednesday night.


Car slams into ambulance in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:04

Car slams into ambulance in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a car slammed head-on into an ambulance in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:49

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' at the Walworth Academy in LondonBritish Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. On Wednesday Cameron returned to London from his family holiday in the southern English county of Cornwall to discuss Britain's response to an Islamic State video which appeared to show the killing of James Foley, an American reporter captured in Syria in 2012. He said it was "deeply shocking" that a British national was likely to have been involved but ruled out a knee-jerk response to the video or sending British troops into combat in Iraq.


Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:41

American doctor who had Ebola being released todayA spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.


Man shot in the head inside SUV in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:16

Man shot in the head inside SUV in Grays FerryPolice say a 30-year-old man was shot in the head while sitting in a SUV in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section late Wednesday night.


Weapons haul found in Florida man's car after racially charged gas station shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:06
(Reuters) - A Florida man pulled over by police near a university in a Jeep laden with guns and military gear is facing hate crime charges after he fired gunshots at a gas station during a racially charged argument with an Arab man. The Tampa Police Department said on Thursday the man hurled ethnic slurs during the altercation inside the station's store and then, after walking out and pulling his Jeep in front of the store, fired three gunshots and drove off. Police later stopped the man near the University of South Florida, finding two pistols, an assault rifle, and military equipment, the department said. A bomb squad was called to search his Jeep.

Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:53

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Scott McCann, left, and Jeremy Gilson of Nashua, N.H. kiss while having their commitment ceremony photos taken at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Gay marriage isn't legal in Nevada but the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel will perform a commitment ceremony for couples of any sex. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.


Temple student punched in the face on move-in day

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:30

Temple University student assaulted on move-in dayOfficials say a Temple University student was assaulted on move-in day Wednesday in North Philadelphia.


UK's Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:59
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. On Wednesday Cameron returned to London from his family holiday in the southern English county of Cornwall to discuss Britain's response to an Islamic State video which appeared to show the killing of James Foley, an American reporter captured in Syria in 2012. He said it was "deeply shocking" that a British national was likely to have been involved but ruled out a knee-jerk response to the video or sending British troops into combat in Iraq.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:55

Protesters run when the police shoot tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer have entered their second week. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:37

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol hugs Angela Whitman, of Berkeley, Mo., on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Missouri Highway Patrol took control of the St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.


BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:12

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.


Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:09
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday.