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How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:24
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the meaning of partisanship was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications May 16-19. It is based on online interviews of 1,354 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel, including 310 adults who have never been married.

Washington pot shops prepare for historic sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:30

A consumer's guide to marijuana use, published by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, sits on a counter at the Cannabis City marijuana retail shop days before the grand opening Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Seattle. Pot is expected to go on sale beginning Tuesday, July 8, the first day that recreational marijuana can legally be sold in Washington state. The shop is expected to be the first licensed retailer in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.


Lifeguard drowns in the water off S. California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:23
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A lifeguard drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer Sunday off a Southern California beach, authorities said.

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:20

In this June 25, 2014 photo, Chief Medical Resident Julia Vermylen, right, critiques interns after a breaking bad news exercise during intern boot camp, taught by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.


More Than 60 Shot, 9 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:12
Chicago had highest number of homicides for a U.S. city in 2012.

Child helps save her grandmom using CPR

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:59

Child helps save her grandmom using CPRA woman in California is thankful she taught her granddaughter CPR. Little did she know, the child would use that very skill to help save her life.


Outpouring of support after fire kills 4 children, destroys homes in SW Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:48

Fireworks investigated as cause after fire kills 4 childrenThe tragic deaths of four young children in Saturday morning's rowhome blaze in Southwest Philadelphia has brought an outpouring of support from people across the city.


AccuWeather: 90's Return Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:36

 Hotter Today, A Bit More HumidMeteorologist Adam Joseph says the humidity will tag along and eventually a thunderstorm.


At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:34

At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest AmericanA south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday this weekend with cake, a party and a new title - she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world.


Gary police officer found shot dead in patrol car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:34
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary police officer was found shot to death Sunday in his patrol car and three people, including one person of interest, were taken into custody, authorities said.

Vietnam veteran robbed in home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:15

Vietnam veteran robbed in home invasionPolice say a disabled Vietnam veteran was targeted and robbed in a home invasion in the city's Crescentville section.


Woman found shot multiple times in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:59

Woman found shot multiple times in WilmingtonA woman was found shot multiple times on the street in Wilmington, Delaware.


Vietnam vet robbed in Crescentville home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:51

Vietnam vet robbed in Crescentville home invasionPolice say a disabled Vietnam veteran was targeted and robbed in a home invasion in the city's Crescentville section.


6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:29

6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teenIsrael arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week, marking a breakthrough in a case that has touched off violent protests in Arab sections of Jerusalem and northern Israel.


California man says was 'eye to eye' with attacking shark

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:21
(Reuters) - A California man said on Sunday he was “eye to eye” with a great white shark before an attack he thought would kill him as he swam near Manhattan Beach in Southern California. Steven Robles, who suffered chest wounds in the attack on Saturday, said he was able to pull the 7-foot (2-meter) shark off his body. “I saw this shark eye to eye, staring at me as it was crunching into my chest.

California man blows off hands with fireworks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:28
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.

'Eyes of the Shark' Were Last Thing Bite Victim Saw

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:58
A swimmer described the moment he was bitten by a great white shark off the coast of Southern California, saying he went into shock when he "felt the teeth clamping on to my thigh and ribs."

More Than 50 Shot, 7 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:52
Chicago had highest number of homicides for a U.S. city in 2012.

TSA: Some on US-bound flights must turn on phones

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:37

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, passengers queue up for a security check at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices, the agency said Sunday, July 6, 2014. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional screening. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.


TSA: Some at US-bound flights must turn on phones

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:32

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, passengers queue up for a security check at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices, the agency said Sunday, July 6, 2014. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional screening. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.