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Semi-truck ignites after striking cows on highway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:31
WAPATO, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a semi-truck caught fire after striking cows on Highway 97 early Saturday morning.

Slave quarters to be rebuilt at Madison's Va. home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:30

Slave quarters to be rebuilt at Madison's Va. homeWASHINGTON (AP) — Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt for the first time over the next five years, along with other refurbishments to the home of one of the nation's Founding Fathers, thanks to a $10 million gift announced Saturday.


Man rescued from burning home in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:23

Man rescued from burning home in Port RichmondOfficials say a man was rescued from a burning home in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section Saturday morning.


California storm ushers in wet season

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:06

This image provided by the Ventura County Fire Department shows a home on San Como Lane in Camarillo Calif., inundated by mud and debris from a hillside early Saturday Nov. 1, 2014. Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department says residents from about 11 homes were evacuated early Saturday in the neighborhood of Camarillo. (AP Photo/Ventura County Fire Department, Capt. Mike Lindbery)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state's drought, forecasters said Saturday.


Police officer accused of filming women at salon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 02:16
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police officer is being investigated over allegations he secretly recorded nearly two dozen women while they undressed at an Avondale tanning salon.

Former Marine freed from Mexico jail arrives home in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:44

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi talks to U.S. immigration offices at the San Ysidro border crossingBy Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, newly freed after seven months in a Mexican jail on gun charges, arrived in his home state of Florida on Saturday to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A Mexican court released Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, on Friday on psychological grounds. He was set free so he could seek treatment for the post-traumatic stress disorder he developed after his military service, the court said. Tahmooressi was jailed in Mexico after arriving at the border from California with three guns in his pick-up truck. ...


Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:39

Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware ID'dThe man who was rescued after getting trapped inside a collapsing building in Middletown, Delaware has been identified.


Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:37

Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware ID'dA man was rescued after getting trapped inside a collapsing building in Middletown, Delaware.


Teen killed in car crash in West Logan, driver arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:54

Teen killed in car crash in West Logan, driver arrested for DUIPolice say a 16-year-old male was killed in a one-vehicle crash in the West Logan section of Philadelphia Saturday.


Richard Branson: 'We are determined to find out what went wrong' in fatal spaceship accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:46
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Richard Branson: 'We are determined to find out what went wrong' in fatal spaceship accident.

Police: Masked gunman shoots man in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:28

 Masked gunman shoots man in FrankfordPolice are searching for a gunman who wore a Halloween mask when they say, he shot a man in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Saturday morning.


Condition of New York doctor with Ebola upgraded to 'stable'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:22
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The condition of a New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola after returning from West Africa has improved to "stable" from "serious from stable," hospital officials said on Saturday. Dr. Craig Spencer remains in isolation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, where he was admitted on Oct. 23. He had worked with Ebola patients in Guinea. (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Frank McGurty)

Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:47

John Spinello sits in front of merchandise from the game "Operation" at his Bloomingdale, Ill. home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Spinello, the game's creator, is finding out how much people love the 50-year-old game after friends raised funds beyond their expectations in an online campaign in October 2014. He invented the buzzing game as a college student and sold the concept for $500 to a toy invention firm. The game was later licensed to Milton Bradley. But Spinello never got any royalties from the game or merchandise. Now he can't afford the $25,000 for oral surgery. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it.


AccuWeather: Rainy and Windy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:46

 Rainy and WindyMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November.


Fill 'er up: Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:31

 Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 yearsNEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.


Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:12

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteranA Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.


Doubts chip away at nation's most trusted agencies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:03

FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, Steve Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looks over a map showing global health issues under the agency's surveillance from their Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta. In the space of just a few months, the reputations and approval ratings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Secret Service, as well as the Veterans Administration, have been seen a decline. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)Even as Americans' trust in government eroded in recent years, people kept faith in a handful of agencies and institutions admired for their steadiness in ensuring the country's protection.


Russia's top radio station slapped by government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 21:45
The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine. Roskomnadzor's warning to Ekho Moskvy related to this week's program, ...

Woman struck by vehicle in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:46

Woman struck by vehicle in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a woman was struck by a vehicle in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:41

Eric Frein, charged with murder of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Byron Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass Sept. 10, is taken to prison after a preliminary hearing in Pike County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Milford, Pa. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.