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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.

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:23
MIAMI (AP) — The Atlantic hurricane season will continue to be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation, federal forecasters said Thursday.

LA police chief admits involvement in horse deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:18
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has acknowledged his involvement in the department's $6,000 purchase of a horse from his daughter.

National Guard to pull out of NASCAR and IndyCar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:12

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The National Guard is ending its sponsorship of both NASCAR's most popular driver and one of the most recognizable names in IndyCar.


Remains of airmen missing since WWII accounted for

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:12

WWII U.S. B24 BOMBER PLANESBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II, U.S. military officials said.


Teen injured in Southwest Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:12

Teen injured in Southwest Philadelphia shootingPolice say a 19-year-old male was injured in a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:09

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2011, photo, the Fannie Mae headquarters is seen in Washington. Fannie Mae reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial crisis in 2008.


Smoke and flames damage 3 houses in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:05

Smoke and flames damage 3 houses in Camden, N.J.Officials say a fire damaged three vacant houses in Camden, New Jersey early Thursday morning.


US stocks give up an early gain, turn lower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:04

Traders Thomas Kay, left, and Frederick Reimer work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher after Europe's main two central banks decided to keep interest rates on hold. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early gain and turned lower in midday trading as investors assessed the latest company earnings and outlook for the economy.


FBI briefing contract removes reference to 'tonality' of news coverage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:52
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has removed a reference to the "tonality" of news coverage from a solicitation for a contractor to summarize news reports about the agency. The FBI had sought to hire a contractor who would grade news reports and brief staff on whether press coverage was favorable. The amended version also removed requirements that the contractor record such details as date of the coverage and the overall impact of news coverage. "This news briefing service shall be broad in scope, comprehensive in nature, and shall allow FBI executives and other employees to keep current on media coverage of the FBI," the contracting document said.

PHOTOS: Mother killed, Amber Alert issued in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:43

 Mother killed, Amber Alert issued in Drexel HillAuthorities issued an Amber Alert after a 31-year-old woman was murdered and her husband fled with the couple's 2 young sons.


Body of US general arrives at Dover Air Force Base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:40

In this March 3, 2011 photo provided by the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, right, speaks beside Gen. Ann Dunwoody at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. Maj. Gen. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.(AP Photo/U.S. Army, David Kamm)DOVER, Del. (AP) — The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.


Chief admits involvement in LAPD horse deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has acknowledged his involvement in the department's $6,000 purchase of a horse from his daughter.

17-year-old charged with murder in motel tub death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:05

This booking photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Carlos Mercado. Mercado has been charged with murder in the slaying of a 35-year-old man whose beaten and stabbed body was found in a Houston motel bathtub. (AP Photo/Houston Police Department)HOUSTON (AP) — A teenager has been charged with murder in the slaying of a 35-year-old man whose beaten and stabbed body was found in a Houston motel bathtub.


Hawaii airline cancels inter-island flights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:55

This image provided by NOAA taken Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at 2 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Iselle, left and Hurricane Julio. Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't _ and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. The center of Hurricane Iselle is expected to pass very near or over the Big Island Thursday night and just south of the smaller islands Friday. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours however Iselle is still expected to be near hurricane strength as it impacts the Big Island. (AP Photo/NOAA)HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii inter-island commuter airline has canceled flights ahead of hurricanes bearing down on the state.