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Boy, 3, found in lake after boat-watching trip with dad

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 03:05
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an autistic 3-year-old boy was pulled from a lake in central Georgia after a frantic search for the missing child.

Victim shot, chased and killed in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:59

Victim shot, chased and killed in South PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for a suspect who wounded his target, then chased the victim for ten blocks before shooting him to death in South Philadelphia.


Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:46

In this Friday July 24, 2015 photo, Carson Kimsey, 23, right, and wife Nikki Kimsey pose for a photo in Abbeville, S.C., where they hoped to buy a Confederate flag, only to learn that the store had sold out. Many Americans hoped the Confederate flag was retired for good after two Southern governors had it removed from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. (AP Photo/Jeffrey S. Collins)HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.


Baltimore sees 11 shot, 2 fatally, over the weekend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fresh off its deadliest month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot — and two of them killed — in the first two days of August.

Lottery registration begins Monday for SEPTA's papal visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:37

Lottery registration begins Monday for SEPTA's papal visit passesSEPTA's lottery registration will begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday for Regional Rail passes during the pope's visit to Philadelphia.


Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:02

Police say person of interest in custody in officer killingMemphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer.


Teen in custody for shooting of boy, 10, in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 01:50

Teen in custody for shooting of boy, 10, in ChesterA 17-year-old suspect is in police custody, after a 10-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Chester.


Thief caught on camera stealing dog out of woman's driveway in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 01:33

Thief caught on camera stealing dog out of woman's driveway in New JerseyIn surveillance video, a woman is seen walking up to the Pomeranian, picking it up and and walking away.


Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing on golf course

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 01:31
NEW YORK (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of New York golf course because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. No injuries were reported.

Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 01:00

RICOH Women's British Open 2015Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate among the 10 top-polling candidates as he leads the 17 candidates vying to represent their party in the November 2016 election. Trump has raised eyebrows and ire with attacks on his fellow candidates, accusing former Texas Governor Rick Perry of wearing glasses to look smarter and belittling the war hero status of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the party's 2008 presidential candidate and a prisoner during the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Trump said he was not planning to go on the offensive.


Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:25

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, a dusting of snow coats the White Mountains Presidential Range as leaves change colors in Jefferson, N.H. Critics of proposals to import relatively clean hydropower from Quebec into the Northeastern United States worry that transmission lines will despoil the natural beauty of places like New Hampshire's White Mountains with power lines. Others fear over-reliance on it will stymie efforts to trim consumption and develop renewable energy sources closer to home. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely.


Fatal police shooting in Wal-Mart under review 1 year later

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:16
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year after a 22-year-old black man was killed by a white police officer while carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart, federal officials' review of the case remains unfinished as his relatives plan an anniversary vigil — and the region grapples with the aftermath of a different deadly police shooting.

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:08

This Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo shows a side body panel of space shuttle Challenger, left, and the cockpit widows of Columbia, right, displayed at the Forever Remembered exhibit and memorial for the astronauts that perished on the two shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.


Steelers trade for Brandon Boykin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:02
Pittsburgh is upgrading its defensive backfield by trading a conditional fifth-round 2016 pick for Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, the Steelers announced Saturday night.

Bucks County teen convicted for fatally striking HS student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

Bucks County teen convicted for fatally striking HS studentAn 18-year-old has been convicted of vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Bensalem teenager who was struck as she walked to the school bus last year.


Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:59

In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, the lunch box astronaut Michael P. Anderson used as a child are among his personal effects displayed in the "Forever Remembered" exhibit and memorial for the astronauts that perished on the Columbia and Challenger space shuttles, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia accidents.


Cake: The new favorite mode for American political debate?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:54

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, bakery owner Marjorie Silva stands for a photo inside her Azucar Bakery, in Denver. Silva is facing a discrimination complaint with Colorado’s Civil Rights Division because she refused to write hateful words about gays on a cake for a customer. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone's happy.


Separate NYC gunfire incidents leave 2 dead, 11 wounded

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Two people were killed and 11 others wounded in three overnight shootings in New York City, including nine people hurt when gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn, police said Sunday.

Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:54

FILE - In a Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, Sallie Sanders, second from left, is helped by, from left, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and Judge Damon Keith, with a ribbon cutting outside her new house in Hamtramck, Mich., near Detroit. Keith, now 93, has ordered taxpayers in Hamtramck to pay up as a way to end a housing discrimination case that has been in federal court for more than 40 years. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case — 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination.


No indications of potential gang violence at 75th Sturgis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:52

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, the city streets of Sturgis are lined with motorcycles days before the official kickoff of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. Preparations are under way for the landmark 75th anniversary rally beginning Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, where organizers are planning for up to one million people. (AP Photo/Toby Brusseau, File)STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week, all headed to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.