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Stewart spokesman: Fatal crash a "tragic accident"

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:41
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A spokesman for Tony Stewart calls the death of a fellow driver he struck and killed at an upstate New York dirt track a "tragic accident."

Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:30

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Wright. A 17-year-old was arrested Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in the death and sexual assault of the 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said. The boy was arrested without incident by deputies and FBI agents at his home in the same Bremerton-area mobile home park, Kitsap County sheriff's Detective Earl Smith said at a news conference. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said.


Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:24

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, left, addresses the supporters of Hawaii State Sen. David Ige as Ige, right, looks on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu. Ige defeated incumbent Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie in the state's primary election to win the Democratic Party's nomination. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)HONOLULU (AP) — In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races that have divided the party.


Hawaii's governor concedes primary defeat as storm nears

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:00

An emergency road crew clears off debris from a downed tree from the H1 freeway as Tropical Storm Iselle passes through the Hawaiian islands, in Honolulu, HawaiiBy Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Incumbent Governor Neil Abercrombie conceded defeat on Saturday as Hawaii voters overwhelmingly backed his challenger in the state's Democratic primary, even as local authorities and residents cleaned up debris from a tropical storm and tried to prepare for an approaching hurricane. With two-thirds of the votes counted, Abercrombie trailed his opponent, state Senator David Ige, by 66.5 percent to 30.5 percent. "For 40 years going back to 1974 ... every waking breath that I’ve taken, every thought I had before I slept, was for Hawaii," Abercrombie said. The loss by Abercrombie, who was endorsed by Hawaii-born President Barack Obama, marked the first defeat for an incumbent Democratic governor in Hawaii since it was granted statehood in 1959, potentially re-arranging the political landscape before the U.S. general election in November.


8 firefighters burned battling California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:30
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight firefighters who suffered minor burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California left the hospital Saturday as crews gained enough ground on other blazes across the West to allow hundreds of people to return to their homes.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Tony Stewart-Crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:08
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story Tony Stewart-Crash because it erroneously said he was involved in an accident that killed a young woman last year. The woman did not die.

Witness: Tony Stewart hits driver at NY dirt track

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:49

In this April 11, 2014, photo, Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a New York dirt track where Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses say NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck another driver at a New York dirt track Saturday, a year after he was involved in another crash that left a young woman dead.


Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:28

A boy holds an umbrella to a wave in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iselle, the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees when it crossed onto the Big Island in a rural and sparsely populated region. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart)HONOLULU (AP) — His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists in popular parts of Hawaii spent their Saturday — sunbathing, kayaking and otherwise back to paradise despite an overcast sky.


Missouri crowd after shooting: 'Kill the police'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 13:45
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black teenager by police sent hundreds of angry residents out of their apartments Saturday in a St. Louis suburb, igniting shouts of "kill the police" during a confrontation that lasted several hours.

4 firefighters, 3 drivers hurt in California crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 13:31
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Four firefighters and three drivers were hospitalized Saturday after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck that was rushing to a kitchen fire in Northern California, authorities said.

4 firefighters, 3 drivers hurt in California crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:45
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Four firefighters and three drivers are hospitalized after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck in the Northern California city of Vallejo.

Hawaii Democrats divided on Senate, governor races

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:42

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie waves to passing cars as he does some last minute campaigning before the primary, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu. As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii's dramatic primary races, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — The top-ticket races in Hawaii's dramatic primary election have divided the Democratic party, with incumbents facing strong challengers and voters choosing between fresh faces and the old guard.


Hurricane Julio downgraded to a Category 1 storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:41
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Julio to Category 1, the least powerful level.

Hurricane Julio downgraded to a Category 1 storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:41
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Julio to Category 1, the least powerful level.

Plane with 2 people aboard crashes in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:21
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a plane that took off from Steamboat Springs bound for Boulder is missing and has apparently crashed.

Plane with 2 people aboard crashes in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:21
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a plane that took off from Steamboat Springs bound for Boulder is missing and has apparently crashed.

50 years on, fateful Vietnam resolution resonates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:07

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1964 file photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, backing his firm stand against aggression in Southeast Asia. Fifty years ago Johnson signed the resolution that historians call the crucial catalyst for deep American involvement in the Vietnam War. From left Rep. Carl Albert, D-Okla., Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., Rep. Charles Halleck, R-Ind., Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill., House Speaker John McCormack and Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark. In right background are Sen. George Aiken, R-Vt., and Sen. George Smathers, D-Fla. (AP Photo/John Rous, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A dubious threat to U.S. interests. A swift vote in Congress for broad presidential war powers in response. A long, costly and bitterly debated war.


Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:57

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibitCirque du Soleil was in town this week with a sneak peak at their new show and the acrobats stopped by the Franklin Institute to check out the new 'Circus! Science Under the Big Top' exhibit that opened in June.


Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:57

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibitCirque du Soleil was in town this week with a sneak peak at their new show and the acrobats stopped by the Franklin Institute to check out the new 'Circus! Science Under the Big Top' exhibit that opened in June.


Crimefighters: Who killed Joseph Devine?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:53

 Who killed Joseph Devine?It's been almost 10 months since a father of three was gunned down in Camden and a reward is being offered to help find his killer.