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2 killed, 1 wounded in Northern California shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:22
COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.

VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:45

This photo taken April 13, 2015, shows exterior of the grand rotunda entry to the historic Black Hills VA in Hot Springs, S.D. The 108-year-old veteran’s hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red, tiled roofs in a Spanish mission-style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, a scenic escape that’s become a haven known for healing veterans over the last century. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker)HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.


Sheriff: Oregon man, suspected in parents' death, kills self

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:40
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, authorities said.

Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:25
Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to his second wife “legitimate” was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that legalized same-sex marriages in the United States. Collier, his lawful wife and a woman he said he married in a “spiritual” ceremony earlier this week sought a license from officials in Billings to legalize their plural marriage. Bigamy and polygamy are illegal under both federal and Montana state law.

AccuWeather: Cloudy, Damp Kickoff to the Holiday Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:46

 Nice Today, A Cloudy, Damp 4thMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says more showers move in Saturday, but most of the weekend will be dry.


Sources: 3 people being questioned in murder of 85-year-old woman in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:41

 3 people being questioned in murder of 85-year-old woman in East Mt. AirySources tell Action News that detectives are questioning three people in connection to the murder of an 85-year-old woman found in her East Mt. Airy home earlier this week.


Woman, 91, in fear over crumbling home in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:29

Woman, 91, in fear over crumbling home in North PhiladelphiaA 91-year-old woman in North Philadelphia was living in fear that an abandoned home next door would soon collapse. After no help from the city, she reached out to Action News.


Fire rips through industrial building in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:20

Fire rips through industrial building in Delaware CountyCrews were called to battle a fire at an industrial building in Folcroft, Delaware County.


Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:38

30 p.m., burning to the ground and clogging the main artery between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for hours. (Jay Rutherford via AP)IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.


Meth in toaster among many drug parcels sent to Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal agents last month intercepted a package mailed to Hawaii from Southern California containing a toaster oven. Hidden inside the four-slice toaster, there appeared to be 6 pounds of crystal meth.

California cancer patient with amnesia identified by family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:56
A Southern California cancer patient unable to recall her identity or family since she was found dazed on a street four months ago has finally reconnected with relatives after a nephew spotted her on the evening news, media reported on Thursday. The woman, whose Facebook image has circulated widely on the Internet and was previously known only as Sam, was identified on Wednesday night as Pennsylvania native Ashley Manetta, 53, according to San Diego's NBC television affiliate. The TV station, which originally broke the story about a California cancer patient with amnesia, said the two siblings then spoke by telephone.

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:54

 Their Greek-issued credit cards were suddenly declined and they were left nearly penniless. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in Queens came to their rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece this Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.


Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:48
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:46

Smoke rises from a CSX train carrying flammable and toxic gas in Maryville, Tenn., Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and nausea.


Police detain man found in NC mall with rifle, ammunition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:45
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Colorado camp resort for pot users falls through

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:38
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing.

Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:32
A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding with the other two riders at the annual World Police and Fire Games, which drew some 12,000 first responders and law enforcers to compete in sporting events in the Washington area, police said. Carlos Silva, 48, died from his injuries a few hours after the early-afternoon crash in Dumfries, Virginia, about 35 miles (56 km) south of Washington, Prince William County police said.

Timeline: BP oil spill, litigation at a glance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:25
(Reuters) - BP Plc reached a $18.7 billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The following is a timeline of key events: * April 20, 2010, RIG EXPLODES: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the Macondo exploration well kills 11 workers and releases millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The well is capped in mid-July. BP ultimately sets aside $42 billion to pay for cleanup costs, damages and penalties. ...

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:25

File photo of fire boat response crews battling the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off LouisianaBy Terry Wade and Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. Under the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the states, BP will pay at least $12.8 billion for Clean Water Act fines and natural resource damages, plus $4.9 billion to states. The preliminary settlement, subject to all sorts of variables, avoids a substantial amount of further litigation.


White House says hopes BP settlement to help Gulf region recover from spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:25
The White House said on Thursday it was pleased to see an agreement reached with BP to end litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "While we have not had a chance to review this agreement in detail, we are pleased to see that this historical agreement will help repair the damage done to the local economies of the gulf and to the wetlands, wildlife and fisheries impacted so severely by the Deep Water Horizon spill," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling on Air Force One.