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Woman struck by bullet while at Pennsylvania amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:45
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police believe a shot that injured a woman at a suburban Pittsburgh amusement park came from outside the park, perhaps from someone nearby celebrating the Fourth of July.

Billy Joel gets married during Fourth of July party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:42

Billy Joel gets married during Fourth of July partyBilly Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.


For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:39
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

Boat explosion in Maryland injures 10 people

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:35
Ten people, including three children, were injured when a boat refueling at a Chesapeake Bay marina in Maryland exploded in flames on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. The injured were rushed to local hospitals, including five who were taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center's burn unit in Washington, D.C. The 38-foot cabin cruiser was refueling around 6:30 p.m. ET at a Solomons Island marina, about 75 miles southeast of Washington, when an unknown source ignited the vessel and caused a flash fire, according to the Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue department.

Officials identify New York man who drowned at Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:25

Officials identify New York man who drowned at Jersey ShoreOfficials have released the name of a New York City man who drowned this weekend while swimming at the Jersey Shore.


Highlights: Californians paying more for water in drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:15

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Maximinio Gonzales washes a car at Bob's Car Wash in Roseville, Calif. To reduce water use, owner Nancy van Overbeek says they have upgraded their recycling and reclamation system and are not watering their lawn. Overbeek has noticed the drought surcharge on her water bill, but hasn't had to pass it along to customers because of the slight reduction in the primary water bill. Californians who thought their water bills would be reduced as they conserve water have found local water agencies are charging more for water and charging "drought surcharges" to make up lost revenue.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California residents are finding themselves in an ironic bind where they have to pay more while using less water in the drought. That's because water agencies are losing revenue under strict conservation regimes, but still have to pay for staff, maintaining pipelines and other fixed costs.


VIDEO: Mayor Nutter's 'drop-the-mic' performance of Rapper's Delight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:14

 Mayor Nutter's 'drop-the-mic' performance of Rapper's DelightFor his final Philly 4th of July Jam as mayor, Michael Nutter truly left his mark on stage.


California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:14

In this photo taken Thursday, July 2, 2015, Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay, Calif. Due to the reduction of water use, plant operators are using only two of the three sediment ponds that are the first step in preparing the raw water taken from nearby Folsom Lake, for use by Roseville area water users. Due to the less water use, Roseville is among the water agencies that have had to impose a "drought surcharge," in order to make up the lost revenue.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.


Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:07

Jeremy Alcede talks about his legal issues Friday, June 5, 2015, outside the federal courthouse in Houston. Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a judge’s order to share his social media passwords with the new owner of the business he lost in bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.


PHOTOS: Fireworks over the Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:53

 Fireworks over the ParkwayThe Philly 4th of July Jam 2015 ended with a bang as fireworks lit up the night sky.


Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:14

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2003 file photo, clerks shout in the Euro Dollar Futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Most pits in Chicago and New York where traders bet on future prices of palladium and gold, cattle and corn and dozens of other commodities are expected to close for good on Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Anne Ryan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him.


PHOTOS: Philly 4th of July Jam 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:04

 Philly 4th of July Jam 2015Photos from the Philly 4th of July Jam 2015 on the Ben Franklin Parkway.


Owners of former Michael Vick dogfighting house clash with county

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:52

Owners of former Michael Vick dogfighting house clash with countyThe black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road - a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place.


Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:24

In this June 11, 2015, photo, a hexacopter drone is flown by Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. The small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms, transmitting detailed information about crops, directing farmers to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals used. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone.


At Least 14 Injured in Carolina Beach House Deck Collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 19:52
A family was getting ready to take a photo when the deck collapsed, police say.

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 14:44

Fireworks explode over the East River in front of the Manhattan skyline as seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:


Injured 9/11 Firefighter Wins $5 Million Lottery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 13:50
"My mind became blank" after scratching off the ticket.

Two dead, three missing in Louisville boat accident: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 13:36
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three were missing after a boat crashed into a bridge in downtown Louisville Saturday night.

AccuWeather: Brighter Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:26

 Sunday's BrighterMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect warmer temperatures for the end of the holiday weekend.


Crime Fighters: Who killed Thaddeus Pitts?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:19

 Who killed Thaddeus Pitts?A father in Camden was gunned down in his own neighborhood and a reward is now being offered to help nab his killer.