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2014 Philly Jam: The Roots

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 08:57

 The RootsThe Roots perform at Wawa Welcome America's Philly Jam 2014.


California city is latest immigration flashpoint

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 08:53

A pro-immigration demonstrator looks across a police line at the opposing side, Friday, July 4, 2014, outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif. Demonstrators on both sides of the immigration debate had gathered where the agency was foiled earlier this week in an attempt to bus in and process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)MURRIETA, California (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border.


Train derails in western Montana; 3 cars in river

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 08:47
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A freight train derailed in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River.

5 arrested at California immigration protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 08:38

Demonstrators from opposing sides confront each other while being separated by Murrieta police officers, Friday, July 4, 2014, outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif. Demonstrators on both sides of the immigration debate had gathered where the agency was foiled earlier this week in an attempt to bus in and process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were arrested amid dueling anti- and pro-immigration rallies after a confrontation with police near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California.


Body of missing boater recovered in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 08:01

Body of missing boater recovered in Delaware RiverPhiladelphia police say the body of a man who vanished after his boat capsized in the Delaware River has been recovered.


Protesters gather, await arrival of undocumented immigrants in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:55

Singer Lupillo Rivera pickets before the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol StationBy Alicia Avila MURRIETA Calif. (Reuters) - Immigration demonstrations intensified in a southern California town on Friday as protesters filled a desolate road to a U.S. Customs and Border Station to await the arrival of undocumented Central American families for processing. Protesters on both sides of the immigration issue flocked to Murrieta, California, where police said some 140 undocumented families were expected on buses from Texas. Protesters carried banners and megaphones, prayed, chanted and danced as they waited for the buses. Murrieta residents made headlines earlier this week when they successfully blocked three buses transporting undocumented families to the border station.


Hot dogs gobbled, small-town parades cheered as U.S. marks soggy July 4

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:37

People sit and eat hot dogs and look at the Empire State Building after a hot dog eating competition was moved indoors due to bad weather on Independence Day in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hot-dog eating champs, backyard picnickers and small-town parade lovers pressed on with Fourth of July celebrations on Friday, some featuring less sizzle than usual after Hurricane Arthur dampened many Independence Day plans. In Washington, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, presided over a barbecue and concert on the White House South Lawn attended by members of the U.S. military and their families. Hurricane Arthur traveled up the East Coast but did not wash out the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, where a slate of professional eaters competed for purses of $20,000. Runner-up Matt Stonie took down 56 hot dogs in 10 minutes.


Stolen Tesla torn apart in fiery crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:35

A Hollywood street is closed during an investigation after a car crash involving a Tesla left half the remains wedged between two walls at Congregation Kol Ami synagogue, in West Hollywood, Calif., Friday, July 4, 2014. Authorities said several people were injured after a high-speed chase involving what was reported as a stolen Tesla. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A stolen Tesla speeding through Los Angeles-area streets went out of control and was torn in half in a fiery crash with other vehicles that injured its driver and six other people.


14-year-old arrested in shooting of 11-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:26
ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Police in the San Francisco Bay Area have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of shooting and wounding an 11-year-old boy.

Thousands pray for peace at Rainbow Family fest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:43

Thousands of gathers met in the Uinta Mountains near Heber City for the annual Rainbow Family Gathering on Monday, June 30, 2014. At the start of the week, Forest Service officials estimated that around 4,000 people wet at the gathering. The crowd is expected to reach 10-20,000 by the Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 8,000 members of counterculture group the Rainbow Family have arrived in eastern Utah for the annual gathering's final celebration, officials from the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.


Weaker Hurricane Arthur heads to Nantucket, Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:22

A surfer rides a wave after Hurricane Arthur in Kitty HawkBy Chris Keane NAGS HEAD N.C. (Reuters) - A weakened Hurricane Arthur was aimed at southern New England on Friday, wielding tropical storm-force winds, after an earlier landfall in North Carolina that caused only slight damage. The summer resort areas of Nantucket and Cape Cod, popular destinations for visitors over the long Fourth of July weekend, were issued tropical storm warnings by the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center, which predicted powerful winds and several inches of rain. "It will certainly have some impact for southern New England," said John Cangialosi, an NHC meteorologist. "It's very tricky conditions there for the Fourth." Arthur was expected to bring rain and winds of tropical storm strength, or 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km per hour), to the Massachusetts coast, the center said.


Suspect named in Bourbon St. shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:20
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief Ronal Serpas says a 20-year-old suspect has been arrested and faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with a Bourbon Street gunfight that left a woman dead and nine people hurt.

AccuWeather: Damp Start, Nice Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:15

 Holiday Weekend Gets BetterMeteorologist David Murphy says it will be a bit breezy but comfortable for fireworks tonight and great for the weekend.


VIDEO: Celebrating July 4th in Wildwood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:58

 Celebrating July 4th in WildwoodThe Action Cam was at July 4th celebrations throughout the area!


Rip currents the concern at NJ shore after Arthur

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:55

Rip currents the concern at NJ shore after ArthurBeachgoers at the Jersey Shore are being warned about potentially dangerous rip currents that could be spawned by Hurricane Arthur.


Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:50

FILE - In this July 3, 2012, file photo, hot-dog eating champions Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas pose for photographers at City Hall Park in New York, during a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot-dog eating contest. The pair aim to take the crowns again at the annual Fourth of July contest on Coney Island.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.


Mom travels 7,000 miles to be with cancer-stricken daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:46

Mom travels 7,000 miles to be with cancer-stricken daughterThis is a story of a young girl's persistence during adversity and a mother's undeniable love.


Rip currents big concern at NJ shore after Arthur

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:39

Rip currents the concern at NJ shore after ArthurBeachgoers at the Jersey Shore are being warned about potentially dangerous rip currents that could be spawned by Hurricane Arthur.


Bear attacks jogger, her dogs in Montana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:17
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials are trying to trap a bear that attacked a female jogger and her dogs on U.S. Forest Service land in northwestern Montana.

Illinois man suspected in two murders is arrested in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:14
(Reuters) - Police in Wisconsin arrested an Illinois man on Friday who is suspected of killing two people and became the target of a nationwide manhunt. Terrance Doddy, 36, of Rockford, Illinois, was apprehended in Beloit, Wisconsin, after leading police on a high-speed car chase across the Illinois-Wisconsin border, police said. Doddy is suspected of killing a woman at a rest stop west of Chicago and taking her car a day after killing a man in the northern part of the state, authorities said. The car chase began when the stolen vehicle was spotted by an Illinois State Police trooper, Rockford police said in a statement.