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6 shot at Houston music festival; no arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:25
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say six people have been injured in a shooting at Houston music festival.

Threatening call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:22
A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. Investigators did not find any evidence that a man had been on the campus with an assault rifle, Cambridge Police spokesman Jeremy Warnick said.

Photos: 4 children dead in SW Philly blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:14

 Fatal Southwest Philadelphia blazeOfficials say four children are dead after eight homes went up in flames in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Police search for mentally challenged man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:08

Police search for mentally challenged manPolice are searching for a mentally challenged man from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


American Teen Brutally Beaten by Israeli Police, Family Says

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:05
A 15-year-old American high school student was beaten and jailed by Israeli police in what his mother called an "attempted murder," as the incident happened a day after his cousin was killed.

Conjoined Ohio twins, 62, mark a milestone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 00:48
Donnie and Ronnie Galyon turn 62 years, 8 months and 8 days old, thereby outliving Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twins who lived from 1811 to 1874. The twins live with their younger brother Jim Galyon and his wife Mary. Jim Galyon said his older brothers toured with their father, and at times seven other siblings, as a “human oddity” until the shows fell out of fashion in the 1970s. “They were on the road from (age) 4 to 40," Jim Galyon said.

Newtown victim's animal shelter dream turning real

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 00:42

In this April 2012 photo provided by Jenny Hubbard, her daughter Catherine Hubbard hugs their dog Sammy at their home in Newtown, Conn. Despite her tragic death in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, Catherine’s dream of helping animals is close to becoming a reality. By early August 2014, the state is expected to finalize transferring 34.4 acres of the former Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation Inc., which is raising money to fund the new Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. (AP Photo/Jenny Hubbard)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as "caretaker."


Police: Driver slams into NE Philly building and flees

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 00:40

 Driver slams into NE Philly building and fleesPolice say a driver slammed into an apartment building in Northeast Philadelphia early Saturday morning then fled the scene.


Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 00:23

 torn lingerie, a half-eaten corn cob, a sticky Starbucks cup, molding bread, a dented deodorant aerosol can. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — She's a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. Maria Esther Salazar has been either homeless, in jail, or squatting at someone else's house for 30 years.


2nd man to be arraigned in Mich. toddler's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 00:13
INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A second man charged in the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl is expected to appear before a judge.

Missing K-9 officer from Frankford found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 23:59

Missing K-9 officer from Frankford found safePolice say the missing K-9 officer from the Philadelphia's Frankford section has been found safe Saturday morning.


3 confirmed dead in Fla. boat collision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 23:34
MIAMI (AP) — Three people have been confirmed dead in a Florida boat collision, authorities said Saturday.

Democrats courting Florida's changing Cuban voters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 23:33

 end the trade embargo against Cuba. “If you really care about people on the island, we need to get rid of the embargo and let freedom reign,” he said, shouting above a small band of protesters who responded with chants of “Shame on you!” Crist’s supporters cheered louder. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)MIAMI (AP) — When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.


Bird known for mating dance may decide Senate fate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 23:22

This April 2011 photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a male and female Gunnison sage grouse near Gunnison, Colo. The obscure, chicken-sized bird, best known for its mating dance, could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November. The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year. Doing so could limit development, energy exploration, hunting and ranching on the 165 million acres of the bird’s habitat across 11 Western states. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Mike Danzenbaker)DENVER (AP) — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.


Search for missing K-9 officer from Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 23:10

Missing K-9 officer from Frankford found safePolice are seaching for a missing K-9 officer from the Philadelphia's Frankford section Saturday morning.


Attorney: Louis Brown Jr., father of Nicole, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 23:00
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Louis Brown Jr., the father of Nicole Brown Simpson, has died at his Southern California home at the age of 90.

4 kids die in sweeping Philadelphia row home fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:54

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) — A fast-moving fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing four children, engulfing at least 10 houses and displacing more than 40 residents, officials said.


4 children killed in Philadelphia row house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:31

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) — Authorities say a fast-moving fire in southwest Philadelphia has killed four children and burned through a row of houses.


Arthur weakening, downgraded to tropical storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:22
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning.

AccuWeather: Sunny And Pleasant!

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:05

 Sunny And Pleasant!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says it will be comfortable and drier for the weekend.