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Mayor Nutter, state, local officials to discuss pope plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:54

Mayor Nutter, state, local officials to discuss pope visit planning at 2 p.m.Mayor Michael Nutter has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to discuss Philadelphia's planning for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis.


DART bus and vehicle crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:51

DART bus and vehicle crash in WilmingtonEight people were taken to the hospital after a DART bus and vehicle crashed in Wilmington, Delaware.


UN releases $70 million for humanitarian emergencies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is releasing $70 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability from Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region to Myanmar.

Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:45

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to historian Robert Conquest, left, in Washington. Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. Conquest’s wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.


$1500 reward offered as police, FBI search for missing boy in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:41
A reward is now being offered as police and the FBI continue their search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing on Monday from Folcroft, Delaware County.

Shots fired for 2nd day near Mississippi military site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:38

Shots fired for 2nd day near Mississippi military siteShots were fired for a second consecutive day near a military facility in southern Mississippi, but there are no reports of anyone being wounded, National Guard officials said Wednesday.


Sheriff: 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:35

 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moonInvestigators in the Florida Panhandle are looking into the deaths of a woman and her two adult sons as a ritualistic killing that could be connected to the recent blue moon.


Rugged California terrain strains weeklong search for gunman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:33

This undated composite sketch provided by the Kern County Sheriff's Office shows the suspect involved in the wounding of police officers in the Kelso Valley, Calif., area on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Authorities on Monday, Aug. 3, searched an area east of Bakersfield, Calif., as part of a six-day manhunt involving the wounding of the deputies. (Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weeklong search for a gunman tied to a kidnapping, a killing and the wounding of two California sheriff's deputies has run up against difficult high-desert terrain that is tough to scan and even harder to traverse.


Four children die in central Missouri condominium fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:24
"In my career, about 26 years, we've had a few fatalities, but not multiples like this, and of this age," Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer was quoted as saying by Missouri TV station KSDK. The children were believed to be related but were not siblings, Dorhauer told the station. The children, found unconscious in bedrooms, were pulled from the building by firefighters and rushed to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead, Dorhauer told reporters.

Mysterious gravestone for 8-year-old found at New Jersey bus terminal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:21

Mysterious gravestone for 8-year-old found at New Jersey bus terminalThe grave marker has the name "Max Ferreira" carved into it and is dated from June 16, 1990 to Sept. 29, 1998. It's not clear if this was for a boy, a pet or something else.


Federal agency says 33 injured in Missouri plant explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:12
MARSTON, Mo. (AP) — Preliminary investigations indicate molten aluminum hitting water caused explosions that injured more than 30 employees at a southeast Missouri aluminum plant, a federal agency said Wednesday.

Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:11
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Sheriff: 'Ritualistic' triple murder may be tied to blue moon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:10

 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moonInvestigators in the Florida Panhandle are looking into the deaths of a woman and her two adult sons as a ritualistic killing that could be connected to the recent blue moon.


Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:03

Plants burned in the Rocky Fire are shown near Lower Lake, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Firefighters made some progress Tuesday afternoon with some help from light rain that fell in the area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)MIDDLETOWN, California (AP) — Thousands of firefighters battling an unruly Northern California wildfire were aided overnight by cooler temperatures and higher humidity.


Newborn, umbilical attached, found in stroller on Los Angeles street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:58

Newborn, umbilical attached, found in stroller on Los Angeles streetA baby with his umbilical cord still attached was found abandoned in a stroller near a church in South Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, police said.


Fact sheet: 2015 Lexus GS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:56

This product image provided by Toyota shows the 2014-2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. The midsize luxury sedan has a starting retail price that's thousands less than the popular 2015 BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and comes with more front and rear legroom than its two German competitors and a longer powertrain warranty. Better yet, Consumer Reports magazine lists the predicted reliability of the GS 350 as much better than average — another leg up on BMW and Mercedes. (Toyota via AP)2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport


Lexus GS 350 a practical, fun luxury sedan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:55

This product image provided by Toyota shows the 2014-2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. The midsize luxury sedan has a starting retail price that's thousands less than the popular 2015 BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and comes with more front and rear legroom than its two German competitors and a longer powertrain warranty. Better yet, Consumer Reports magazine lists the predicted reliability of the GS 350 as much better than average — another leg up on BMW and Mercedes. (Toyota via AP)Luxury car buyers who are driving enthusiasts with a practical streak should be sure to look at the 2015 Lexus GS.


Cops: Man angry baby wasn't named for him killed ex, grandma

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:39

In this undated photo provided by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police shows Cesar Mazza. Police say Mazza, upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him, fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death. Mazza, 25, was awaiting arraignment, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, on two counts of criminal homicide and a charge of kidnapping. (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police via AP)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death.


With pot legal, hemp shop in District of Columbia reopens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hemp shop in the nation's capital is reopening after three years now that possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in the District of Columbia.

California governor challenges GOP candidates on climate change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:30

California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown speaks during the "Modern Slavery and Climate Change" meeting at the VaticanThe letter, sent a day ahead of the Republican primary debate in Cleveland, attributed California's raging wildfires and years-long drought to global warming caused by human activity, a theory generally rejected by the Republican Party. Brown recently enacted an aggressive plan to cut California's greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Last month, he urged governors and mayors at a Vatican conference to "fight the propaganda" of big business interests that deny that climate change is human induced.