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Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 08:02

A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a trail of significant damage.


California wildfire destroys 8 homes; others rage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 08:00

30 a.m. and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 200 homes. Firefighters attacked the 150-acre blaze in the air and on the ground. The fire destroyed two homes and an outbuilding and was 15 percent contained at nightfall, state fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)COLLINSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A fire tore through a Northern California community, destroying eight homes and damaging three more over the holiday weekend that has firefighters throughout California hard at work.


Airline fuselages to be pulled from Montana river

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 07:47

This Saturday, July 5, 2014 photo by Brock Sarbeck provided by Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on Thursday, July 3. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says 19 cars from a westbound train derailed. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the derailment is under investigation. (AP Photo/Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Brock Sarbeck)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed.


Conjoined Twins Surpass Age of the Original 'Siamese' Twins

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 07:21
Ronnie and Donnie Galyon are eagerly awaiting a major milestone this Saturday. Even though it's not the conjoined twins' birthday, the duo plans to celebrate turning 62 years, 8 months and 7 days old with a big block party.

Missing Harrisburg man found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 07:16

Missing Harrisburg man found safePolice say a missing man from Harrisburg who was visiting the Philadelphia area has been found safe.


4 children killed in fast moving SW Phila. fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 07:11

4 children killed, 8 homes destroyed in SW Phila. fireOfficials say four children are dead after a fast-moving 3-alarm fire ripped through several homes in Southwest Philadelphia.


1 dead, 1 injured in Wilmington head-on crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 07:09

 Driver fleeing accident killed in double fatal crashDelaware State Police are investigating a head-on crash in Wilmington that left one man dead and another with serious injuries.


4 children killed fast moving SW Phila. fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 07:07

4 children killed, 8 homes destroyed in SW Phila. fireOfficials say four children are dead after a fast-moving 3-alarm fire ripped through several homes in Southwest Philadelphia.


Indy police question person about shooting of 7

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:53

In this photo provided by Mark Dickhaus, detectives and crime scene investigators examine an automobile parked near the scene where multiple gunshots were heard by an officer early Saturday, July 5, 2014, in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis, police spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey said in a news release. One man is in critical condition at a local hospital, Bailey said. Five other men and a woman also were shot, but do not have life-threatening injuries. All of the victims were in their 20s. (AP Photo/Mark Dickhaus)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a shooting in a bar-hopping neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each other in the street


4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:43
HOUSTON (AP) — A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting.

8 ducklings rescued from storm drain in Cheltenham

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:42

8 ducklings rescued from storm drain in CheltenhamSeveral ducklings had to be rescued after getting caught in a storm drain in Cheltenham, Montgomery County.


One critical after seven shot in Indianapolis nightclub district

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:42
(Reuters) - Seven people were shot and wounded, one critically, early Saturday in an Indianapolis night club district after an argument broke out between two people, police said. No suspects were in custody and the shooting remained under investigation, according to a Twitter posting from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

16-year-old struck in Wildwood hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:39

16-year-old struck in Wildwood hit-and-runPolice are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck a 16-year-old boy in Wildwood, New Jersey.


Light quake rattle nerves in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake rattled nerves and jostled store shelves in and around the Southern California community of Big Bear Lake on Saturday.

Nonprofits help the dying make farewell videos

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:27

This Feb. 18, 2014 photo shows Carri Rubenstein, founder of the Thru My Eyes nonprofit organization, at her home in Scarsdale, N.Y. Her group helps people with fatal illnesses - usually cancer-stricken parents with young children - make farewell videos for their families. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Carolyn Ngbokoli doesn't remember the sound of her mother's voice. She was just 19 when her mom died, and no recordings were left.


Philadelphia fire kills 4 kids, destroys 8 houses

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:21

A woman cries as she walks past Philadelphia firefighters working on burned row homes on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. A fast-moving fire in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday left four children dead and burned through a number of adjoining homes. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing 4-year-old twin girls, a 4-year-old boy and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A mother and three of her children escaped through a second-floor window.


4 children dead, homes destroyed in SW Philly fire

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

4 children killed fast-moving SW Phila. fireOfficials say four children are dead after a fast-moving fire ripped through several homes in Southwest Philadelphia.


First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 05:43

FILE - This May 27, 2014 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama, with Eric Goldstein, chief executive officer, Office of School Support Services, New York City Department of Education, left, and Donna Martin, School Nutrition Program, Burke County Board of Education, in Georgia, during a discussion with school leaders and experts on school nutrition in an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Obama stressed the importance of students, parents, school officials, community leaders, and health advocates coming together to protect and advance the progress that has been made in schools across our country. She is in the biggest fight of her tenure as she pushes back against a House Republican effort to soften a key component of the anti-childhood obesity effort at the center of her legacy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet.


California Highway Patrol probes video of officer punching woman

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 05:32
California Highway Patrol is investigating a video showing an officer pummeling a woman alongside a Los Angeles freeway during an arrest that began with an attempt to stop her from walking into traffic, an agency spokeswoman said on Saturday. The video, which was taken by a passing motorist, posted online and broadcast by local television stations, has caused an outcry from community activists who say the officer used excessive force in the arrest on Tuesday. Officials from the Highway Patrol on Friday became aware of the video, which captures an incident that occurred on Interstate 10 in Los Angeles, and they have launched a use of force investigation, Sergeant Denise Joslin, an agency spokeswoman, said in an email. "We’re looking at every possibility, every fact, every circumstance that have contributed to this situation and we’re going to try to come to a just conclusion," Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris O'Quinn said at a news conference on Friday.

Family wants officer held accountable in beating

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 05:31

In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her, according to a CHP assistant chief. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation. (AP Photo/David Diaz)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned down on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.