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Del. officials find remains of 9 Jonestown victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:36
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say the cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware.

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:32

In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Louise Danzig, of Montauk, N.Y., stands in a field in East Hampton, N.Y., that is home to deer that may carry ticks that cause people to develop allergic reactions to red meat. Danzig landed in the hospital last summer after a tick bite caused her to go into anaphylactic shock from eating a hamburger. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.


Mexico dreams face test after opening to investors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:29
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part.

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:26
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

Person struck, killed by train in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:21

Person struck, killed by train in Delaware CountyService on SEPTA's Wilmington-Newark line was suspended Thursday after a person was struck and killed by an Amtrak Acela train.


New Jersey town renames building after Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:16
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's name is coming off a town-owned building in New Jersey, and President Barack Obama's name is going on it.

275 households told to flee Oregon wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:15

Helicopter drops water on the Rowena fire in Oregon amid high winds and dry conditions on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The Rowena fire began in brush Tuesday night. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Stuart Tomlinson)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the smoke cleared from a new wildfire threatening the small Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena, residents glimpsed an even less-welcome sight — a line of flames visible from the city of The Dalles, about 6 miles away.


Researchers ID boy buried at Fla. school in 1940

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers say they have used DNA testing for the first time to identify the remains of a boy buried at an unmarked grave at a reform school 74 years ago.

Researchers say they have ID'd 1st remains of boy buried at Florida reform school in 1940

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:04
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers say they have ID'd 1st remains of boy buried at Florida reform school in 1940.

US airlines running behind schedule so far in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:55
More U.S. flights arrived late in June than the month before, continuing a string of poor performances by the nation's airlines.

Body of US general arrives at Dover Air Force Base

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:52

Body of US general arrives at Dover Air Force BaseThe body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:50

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Revelations about the NSA's electronic eavesdropping capabilities, with targets reported to include Chancellor Angela Merkel, have sparked anger in Germany, and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts. “Snowden’s leaks were a real boon for us,” said Callas, whose company sells an encryption app which allows users to talk and text in private. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.


Ohio agents take over probe of Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:49
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state crime bureau has taken over investigation of the fatal police shooting of a man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.

Sheriff: Inquiry into alleged child cage took time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:48

This image shows the property outside Laramie, Wyo., on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, where a 7-year-old child was allegedly kept in an outdoor cage behind the residence. A man and a woman face felony charges on allegations that they kept the child in an outdoor cage on and off for three weeks, forcing the child to sleep in the enclosure even during rainstorms. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Jeremy Martin)LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators did not have enough evidence until last month to take custody of a 7-year-old Wyoming boy who was allegedly kept in an outdoor cage, despite requests last year to check on his welfare, authorities said.


2 boys from Amber Alert safe; suspect found dead after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:48

2 boys from Amber Alert safe; suspect found dead after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.The boys' father has been found dead in an apparent suicide after police say he killed their mother and fled to New York.


Senator Alexander faces Tea Party challenge in Tennessee primary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:46

U.S. Senator Alexander interacts with supporters as he campaigns in Dickson, TennesseeBy Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee Republicans on Thursday will decide whether Senator Lamar Alexander has earned a shot at a third term or they should look to one of a half-dozen challengers led by a state representative with Tea Party support. Alexander has crisscrossed the state for the past couple of weeks in a bus tour aimed at convincing voters to support him in Thursday's Republican Primary as the party has other incumbent U.S. senators over their challengers so far in 2014. Alexander is the favorite in the primary and has outspent state Representative Joe Carr, his nearest challenger who has broad Tea Party support, by more than five to one, political analysts have said. Pat Nolan, a long-time Tennessee political analyst, said Alexander has not taken anything for granted and believes the question Thursday will his margin of victory, which could change the way the incumbent looks at the general election.


Woman charged in 1991 son's death after NJ carnival

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:40

Woman charged in son's 1991 death after NJ carnivalA Florida woman was arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son in 1991.


US Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.3 earthquake rattles Hawaii, as storms near islands

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:38
HONOLULU (AP) — US Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.3 earthquake rattles Hawaii, as storms near islands.

National park near Miami may ban fish harvests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:37

In this Wednesday, July 2, 2014 photo, Frenel Geffrard, left, unloads yellowtail snapper, freshly caught off the Florida Keys, at Key Largo Fisheries Inc. in Key Largo, in the Florida Keys. Federal officials are seeking to ban commercial fishing in nearby Biscayne National Park which is offshore from suburban Miami. Officials say cutting off commercial fishing will help improve the numbers and size of fish swimming through the park. At right is Tom Hill, a member of the Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman's Association, who has helped run his family's Key Largo Fisheries Inc. since the 1970's. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — One recent morning at Biscayne National Park, a biologist in scuba gear hovered near a reef, a waterproof clipboard and pencil at the ready to record fish swimming into view. Her pencil rarely moved. There just weren't that many fish to count.


3 cartel members indicted in SC kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:23
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel have been indicted on charges of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom for nearly a week in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana, according to federal officials.