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US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:12

US launches airstrikes, re-engages in IraqThe Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.


Tropical Storm Iselle weakens on Hawaii approach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:07
HONOLULU (AP) — The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii was rapidly weakening on its approach to the state, while a second system close behind it strengthened and was on track to pass north of the islands.

Fast-moving flames damage house in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:56

Fast-moving flames damage house in KensingtonOfficials say a fast-moving fire damaged a house in Philadelphia's Kensington section early Friday morning.


US productivity recovers after steep 1Q fall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:54

In this Friday, June 6, 2014 photo, Anthony Scharf dries a car at a car wash in Woodmere Village, Ohio. The Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers were more productive in the April-June quarter and labor costs rose slightly, a sharp turnaround from grim first-quarter figures.


Jim Gardner talks one-on-one with PSU coach James Franklin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:52

Jim Gardner talks one-on-one with PSU coach James FranklinJim Gardner's one-on-one series continues with new Penn State head football coach James Franklin.


Oklahoma woman gets 22 years in child abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:49
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for locking her 4-year-old son in a dog cage.

Oklahoman facing child abuse charges to enter plea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:44
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma teen is scheduled to enter a plea to federal charges that accuse him of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya.

Stowaway arrested again at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:42

This undated photo released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after wandering through terminals without an airline ticket, authorities said.


US worker productivity rebounds in 2nd quarter after steep fall at beginning of year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — US worker productivity rebounds in 2nd quarter after steep fall at beginning of year.

NYC agrees to settle police-car fatality case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:33
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to a $2 million settlement with the family of a Brooklyn man who died in a collision with a police car.

35 years later, remains of Jonestown victims found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:27

inside of the former Minus Funeral HomeDOVER, Delaware (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, funeral directors in Delaware struggled to quickly bury and cremate the remains of more than 900 people who died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, many of them Peoples Temple followers who drank cyanide-laced punch.


Toddler prompts lockdown after squeezing through White House fence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:11

Toddler prompts lockdown after squeezing through White House fenceOn Thursday night, a toddler slipping through slats in the gate caught the eyes of the gun-toting officers who are charged with protecting the president.


Tough anti-abortion laws examined in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:10

Tough anti-abortion laws examined in federal courtEven with legislatures in summer recess, there's no lull in the battle over state anti-abortion laws as several federal courts decide whether to uphold or strike down some of the most sweeping measures. ...


Obama Authorizes Air Strikes, Aid Mission in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:02
President Obama said tonight he has authorized "targeted" air strikes if necessary to protect American interests in Iraq from insurgent forces that are taking over the country's northern cities.

Tropical Storm Iselle weakens on Hawaii approach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:35

Tropical Storm Iselle weakens on Hawaii approachThe first storm in a one-two punch that sent Hawaii scrambling to brace itself weakened on its approach to the state, while a second system close behind was largely expected to pass north of the islands.


Fla. teen accused of abusing boy to get HIV test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:34
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A teenager who was beaten unconscious after a Daytona Beach father says he found him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son will undergo HIV testing.

Flames force residents from apartment in Montgomery Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:34

Flames force residents from apartment in Montgomery Co.One woman was hospitalized after a frightening night for more than a dozen residents in Ambler, Pa.


2 hospitalized after crash in Gloucester Co., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:56

2 hospitalized after crash in Gloucester Co., N.J.Police say two people are in the hospital after a crash in Washington Township, New Jersey early Friday morning.


Iselle weakens to tropical storm as it lashes parts of U.S. state Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:51
(Reuters) - Iselle weakened to a tropical storm late on Thursday with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph (110 kph) as it lashed parts of the Hawaiian archipelago, the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. The storm, which has left thousands on the Big Island without power, was moving west at 10 mph (17 kph), with its eye still about 50 miles (80 km) south of the town of Hilo, the center said in a statement. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson)

Portugal flag carrier pilots stage 24-hour strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:45
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — TAP Air Portugal pilots are staging a 24-hour strike on Saturday over what they say is a deterioration in work conditions, with their walkout disrupting the flag carrier's operations during the peak summer vacation period.