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6 dead in shooting at suburban Houston home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:11

4 children, 2 adults dead in suburban Houston shootingSix people are dead, including four children, after someone opened fire at a home in a normally quiet neighborhood in a northern Houston suburb.


Police: Gasoline spill led to 2-alarm Radnor fire, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:07

 Gasoline spill led to 2-alarm Radnor fire, 2 injuredDelaware County fire crews were called to a fire at a Main Line estate that injured the homeowner and a firefighter.


Storms bring severe damage, power outages across region

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:05

Storms bring severe damage, power outages across regionMany homes and businesses remain without power after severe thunderstorms raced across the region.


Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife a pig

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:00

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.


Colorado puts annual marijuana demand at 130 tonnes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:59
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Total marijuana demand in Colorado, where the nation's first recreational pot shops opened in January, is estimated at 130 tonnes this year, a study for the state's revenue authority said on Wednesday. A day after Washington became only the second state to allow recreational sales of the drug to adults, the report said the projected demand in Colorado was much higher than anticipated. "The primary difference is caused by much heavier dosage amounts consumed by the state's 'heavy user' population – those who consume marijuana on a daily basis," said the report, prepared for the Colorado Department of Revenue. It said tax figures showed that the retail supply of marijuana was growing in the state, while supply via medical marijuana dispensaries had remained relatively constant.

Georgia man's death sentence commuted a day before scheduled execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:53
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The day before he was due to die by lethal injection, a man on Georgia's death row was granted clemency and his sentence commuted to life without parole on Wednesday by the state Board of Pardons and Paroles. Tommy Lee Waldrip, 68, was due to be executed on Thursday evening for the 1991 shooting death of a man who had been scheduled to testify against his son in an armed robbery trial. It was the fifth death sentence commuted by the Parole Board since 2002, and the first since April 2012. Age could have been a factor in the decision as Waldrip would have been the oldest person to be executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

5 children,1 adult dead in suburban Houston shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:49

4 children, 2 adults dead in suburban Houston shootingFive children and one adult have been fatally shot, and a mother is fighting for her life after a family member opened fire inside a suburban Houston home, according to our sister station KTRK.


Serial rapist is released to Los Angeles County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:40
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The so-called "Pillowcase Rapist" was released from a mental hospital and moved into an Antelope Valley home amid protests by community members Wednesday.

First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:37

Downed tree limbs and fire line tape scatter the grounds at River Valley Ranch summer camp Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Manchester, Md. One child was killed and six others were injured by a falling tree as they headed to a shelter during a severe thunderstorm Tuesday at the camp. (AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Dylan Slagle)MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall.


Deputies in standoff with suspect in Texas deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:37
SPRING, Texas (AP) — Deputies have cornered a man suspected in a shooting at a suburban Houston home that resulted in multiple fatalities.

U.S. House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:36

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaCongressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen. In a series of letters, top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked for the results of several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab inspections and audits of potential weaknesses in biosecurity protocols dating back to October 2007. "How many suspected exposures to select agents and/or toxins have been reported at CDC since October 2007? How many actual exposures have been reported," said the July 9 letter to CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden signed by three Republican panel members including Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan.


1 killed in shooting at Middle Tennessee armory

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:36
LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting at a National Guard Armory in Tennessee has left one man dead and police searching for a suspect.

6 dead, 1 wounded in suburban Houston shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:32

4 children, 2 adults dead in suburban Houston shootingAuthorities say multiple fatalities have been reported from a shooting at a home in suburban Houston.


University of Texas president resigning next year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:23
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of clashes with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the group that oversees the University of Texas System, the president of its flagship Austin campus reached a resignation deal Wednesday that will keep him on the job until June 2015.

Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent federal agency is calling for an investigation into allegations that U.S. officials ignored a law requiring them to catalog, preserve and ultimately return human remains and relics to American Indian tribes.

Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife pig

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:07

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.


Diplomats: Staffan de Mistura is new Syria envoy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:04

FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, Staffan De Mistura, Italy's then-foreign ministry undersecretary, speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India. Mistura has been chosen by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats said Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been chosen by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats said Wednesday.


Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:01

Obama speaks after his meeting with Perry in DallasBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if they want to solve the problem. "Are folks more interested in politics or are they more interested in solving the problem," Obama said he told Perry. If the preference is for politics then it won’t be solved." Obama visited Texas for the first time since the influx of child migrants from Central America overwhelmed border resources. He had talks with Perry aboard his Marine One helicopter and in a group meeting with local officials that Obama called constructive.


5 dead, 2 kids wounded in suburban Houston shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:00

5 children,1 adult dead in suburban Houston shootingAuthorities say multiple fatalities have been reported from a shooting at a home in suburban Houston.


3 officers, male suspect burned in confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:59
CEDAR HILL, Texas (AP) — A man armed with a bottle of flammable liquid set himself and a police officer ablaze Wednesday before another officer shot the suspect at a suburban Dallas shopping strip, police said.