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3 face charges of impeding probe in 1975 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:49
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Three people face charges of impeding an investigation in connection with the 40-year-old slayings of two Maryland sisters.

2 rescued from burning boat off Ocean City coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:38

2 people, dog rescued from burning boat off Ocean City coastTwo people were rescued from a burning boat near Ocean City, New Jersey late Sunday morning.


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:37

 Plenty of scofflaw businesses don’t pay the legal minimum now and probably won’t pay the new, higher wages either. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.


Gator captured after attacking, biting off swimmer's arm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:21
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator that bit off her arm while she swam in central Florida.

Trooper shoots, wounds 14-year-old boy on Trenton street

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:19
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State police say a trooper shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy who authorities believe was firing gunshots on a Trenton street.

Thousands of mines with toxic water lie under the West

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:55

A warning sign from the city is displayed in front of the Animas River as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)DENVER (AP) — Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of drinking water.


Man, 21, killed in Center City crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:42

Man, 21, killed in Center City crashA young man is dead after his car slammed into a tree in Center City Philadelphia.


Federal authorities investigating collision of 2 trains

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:38
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating how two trains collided in central Georgia, injuring four people.

PHOTOS: Boat fire off Ocean City, NJ coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:35

 Boat fire off Ocean City, NJ coastAction News viewers captured the smoke from a boat fire three miles off the coast of Ocean City, NJ.


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:28

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Jerry Hartfield speaks from a visiting area at the Hughes Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice outside Gatesville, Texas. Hatfield, locked up for more than 35 years even though an appeals court threw out his conviction for a 1976 slaying, is returning to court Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, for a retrial. (AP Photo/Michael Graczyk, File)BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.


Fire rescuers treat 7 kittens for smoke inhalation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:26
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Fire rescue officials treated seven kittens for minor smoke inhalation after they responded to a home that was potentially on fire in Bonita Springs.

In King Kong, boardwalk amusement pier embraces the kitsch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:05
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Snorting smoke and wearing an "I love Wildwood" T-shirt, King Kong again clings to a 60-foot lighthouse towering over the shore town's boardwalk. Eight vintage planes circle the gorilla, bringing riders 26 feet in air.

Top Minnesota officials sort out sex offender program's fate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:59
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms, a system the state's political leaders have vigorously defended.

Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:46

FILE - In this May 31, 2014 file photo rescue workers take 12-year-old stabbing victim Payton Leutner to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. A pivotal decision is expected Monday, Augusy 10 2015, in the case of the two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing Leutner to please online horror character Slender Man. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren will rule Monday whether to move the girls out of adult court and into the juvenile system. (AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man — keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.


San Francisco Bay area news crews targeted by robbers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:43
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Examiner photographer Mike Koozmin was on a routine assignment at the city's Hall of Justice in the middle of the day when he was robbed of his camera equipment.

Police officer, 2 others injured in Wilmington crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:30

Police officer, 2 others injured in Wilmington crashA police officer has been injured after a car crash in Wilmington.


Gator captured after attacking, biting off swimmer's arm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:30
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator that bit off her arm while she swam in a river in central Florida.

Quiet victims at peace with Colorado gunman's life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:05

Undated handout courtesy of the Larimer family shows John T. Larimer, one of the victims of James Holmes' movie theater rampage near Denver three years agoWhen the Colorado gunman's defense lawyer rose to make her closing argument and the other families of the murder victims of James Holmes walked out of the courtroom, Scott and Kathleen Larimer stayed in their seats. While other victims' relatives had no wish to hear a plea for the shooter to be spared the death penalty, Scott Larimer said the retired couple never considered leaving. Holmes was sentenced on Friday to a mandatory life sentence in prison after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision in favor of execution.


Correction: Georgia Aquarium-Belugas story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00

FILE - In this June 10, 2008 file photo, Qila, a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium prepares to give birth to a calf in Vancouver. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is asking a federal judge to overturn a federal agency’s denial of a 2012 permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for display in the United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File) (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Aug. 8 about a legal fight between the Georgia Aquarium and a federal agency over a permit to import beluga whales, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to a brief filed by NOAA Fisheries. The quote is from a brief filed by groups who were granted the right to join the case on the side of NOAA Fisheries.


After 190 years, NY's Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:52

In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a man bikes along the Canalway Trail in Niskayuna, N.Y. The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with activity that opened up the West. Now a renewed court fight has drawn fresh attention to the 360-mile-long ribbon of channels, lifts and locks between Albany and Buffalo, calling into question whether taxpayers will again have to foot the hefty bill to keep it and the other canals in the system operating. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West.