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PHOTOS: Damage from overnight storms

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 14 min ago

 Damage from overnight stormsThe Action Cam was on the scene after heavy rain, wind and lightning damaged homes and knocked out power.


Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 50 min ago

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.


AccuWeather: Windy, Spotty Storm Today

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 13 min ago

 Windy, Spotty Storm TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says refreshing weather returns tomorrow.


Powerful storm causes damage across the region

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 30 min ago

Powerful storms cause damage across the regionA powerful line of thunderstorms ripped across the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys overnight Sunday into Monday, causing damage in several areas.


Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 34 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 45 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, Clara Taylor, right, pauses before answering a question with Louvon Harris, left, both sisters of James Byrd Jr., after witnessing the execution of Lawrence Russell Brewer in Huntsville, Texas. In debate over slow executions, victim families wrestle with whether those condemned should suffer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death.


5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 49 min ago

In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:


Trial in salmonella outbreak set to begin in Ga.

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 55 min ago
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago is set to begin.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 56 min ago
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 6 min ago

Two members of the Suleman family prepare to lay the wreaths during a memorial service honoring the U.S. teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world, Sunday, July 27, 2014, where nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry off the coast of American Samoa. The body of 17-year-old Haris Suleman was found shortly after his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday after leaving Pago Pago. U.S. Coast Guard officials on Sunday said they were suspending the search for 58-year-old Babar Suleman. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele)PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.


Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 15 min ago
PLYMOUTH, California (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 43 min ago

FILE - In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Miller and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday, July 28, to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.


Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 52 min ago

 The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don’t know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007. (AP Photo/Mikami, File)Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007.


Man dies after lightning hits California beach

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 55 min ago

Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightening Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Christensen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.


California governor to meet with Mexican president

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 4 min ago

Gov. Jerry Brown, right, and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena leave a news conference after talking with reporters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown and Meade attended a luncheon hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce, where they discussed Brown's upcoming visit to Mexico.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.


It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 5 min ago

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.


Tanker with Iraqi Kurdish crude cleared to unload cargo off Texas

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 9 min ago
By Erwin Seba and Terry Wade HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload its cargo at sea off Texas on Sunday as a State Department official signaled Washington would not intervene to block delivery of the controversial crude. Coast Guard officials went aboard the tanker United Kalavrvta on Sunday and verified the ship and crew's ability to safely offload the oil, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The ship set sail from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June with a load of crude oil supplied by a new pipeline from the Kurdish oilfields.

US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 9 min ago

U.S. coal exports,LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world.


Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 10 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, said Monday it lost $45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to $400 million.

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 19 min ago

Lightning strikes over downtown in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.