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Gary, Indiana, begins knocking down eyesore high-rise hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:45

A warning sign is seen on a walkway leading to abandoned Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary, IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The demolition of the tallest, ugliest building in Gary, Indiana - an abandoned 14-story hotel which has been a prominent symbol of decay in this troubled steel town - began on Saturday, said city spokeswoman Chelsea Whittington. The concrete structure right next to City Hall has been empty for two decades - so long that trees sprout from the roof. Plans called for demolition to start with the removal of a pedestrian bridge, city officials said. Opened in 1971 as a Holiday Inn, it closed a few years later.


American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:39
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:31

Fast food workers from across the U.S. attend a convention in Villa Park, Ill. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber)VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.


PHOTOS: Deadly carjacking crash in Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:18

 Victims of carjacking crash rememberedTwo children were killed and three people hospitalized after a carjacking incident ended in a crash.


Federal judge rules DC ban on handguns unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:05

Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort WorthA federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional. "There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny," Judge Frederick Scullin said in an opinion. "Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia's complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional," he added in his 19-page ruling. The court ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes and to let non-residents carry them as well.


Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This June 18, 2013 file photo shows Boeing Company chairman and chief executive officer Jim McNerney, during a news conference, in Le Bourget, France. McNerney apologized Friday, July 25, 2014, for saying the aerospace giant’s employees were “cowering” during his tenure, a comment one union official called “a new low” in the company’s relationship with workers. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers.


Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:47

Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, left, speaks alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. Eric Garner, 43, died on Thursday, July 18, during an arrest in Staten Island, when a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.


Cops: Driver ran over pal who feared he was drunk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:42

This photo released on Saturday, July 26, 2014 by the Suffolk County Police Department on New York's Long Island shows Lawrence Pagano, 23, who called 911 after his car struck Krystal Berkowitz, 21, on Saturday. Police said Pagano ran over and killed his friend who had climbed out of his car and started walking home because she was worried he was drunk. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday in Setauket, N.Y. on Long Island. Berkowitz was pronounced dead at the scene. (AP Photo/Suffolk County Police Department)SETAUKET, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York say an inebriated man ran over and killed a friend who had climbed out of his car and started walking home because she was worried he was drunk.


Man shot inside car at shopping center in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:04

Man shot inside car at shopping center in Bear, DelawareDelaware State Police are investigating a shooting in a shopping center parking lot in Bear.


Police investigate explosion inside RV in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:53

Police investigate explosion inside RV in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an explosion that happened inside a recreational vehicle (RV) in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday.


Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:49

 Mockingjay - Part 1." The movie releases on Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.


2 women dead, 6 people hurt in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:25

2 women dead, 6 people hurt in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford TownshipTwo women were killed and 6 other people injured in a crash on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County.


PHOTOS: Deadly crash on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:12

 Deadly crash on Garden State ParkwayThe Action Cam was on the scene after two women were killed and 6 people injured in Ocean County.


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:11

Emergency personnel work at the site of a collision between a pickup truck and a small airplane which was making an emergency landing on Nevada Route 445, about 20 miles north of Reno, Nev. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Police said all four occupants of both vehicles escaped with minor injuries. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)RENO, Nev. (AP) — A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Surveillance tape shows police punching suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:49
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Surveillance video from a private residence appears to show Southern California police officers punching a suspect who fled arrest and hitting him in the legs with a baton.

FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:25

FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally is seen at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio. U.S. Federal authorities are investigating how private information about unaccompanied child migrants being held at two U.S. military bases got into the hands of scammers, who have used the knowledge to steal money from the children’s relatives. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.


Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:44
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.

2 dead, 6 injured in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:44

2 dead, 6 injured in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford TownshipTwo people are dead and 6 injured following a crash on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County.


Serious crash shuts down Garden State Parkway in Stafford Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:32

2 dead, 6 injured in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford TownshipA serious crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan has shut down the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County.