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George W. Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:02

George W. Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years after KatrinaFormer President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans - the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points - to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:01

In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.


U.S. appeals court upholds protest ban on Supreme Court plaza

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a federal law banning protests on the marble plaza directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.

Georgia university investigating fraternity's alleged racist taunts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:56
The Georgia Institute of Technology is investigating allegations that white members of a campus fraternity shouted racial slurs at a black female student earlier this month. The Atlanta university "does not condone discriminatory language or behavior and is taking this matter very seriously," Dean of Students John Stein said about the allegations against members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Virginia teen gets 11 years for supporting Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:38
A Virginia teenager who had pleaded guilty to online support of the militant group Islamic State was sentenced to just over 11 years in federal prison on Friday, the U.S. Justice Department said. Ali Amin, 17, of Manassas, was the first minor prosecuted by the United States in such a case. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton handed down a 136-month sentence in a hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, the department said in a statement.

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:34

In this frame grab from video provided by WTOC-TV, authorities respond to a shooting at Savannah State University, late Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Savannah, Ga. Authorities said a student was killed. (WTOC-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.


Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:32
Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed.

It's a boy! Washington zoo gives details on new panda cub

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:59

A smaller of two panda cubs born to Giant Panda Mei Xiang August 22 is fed from a bottle at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in WashingtonThe U.S. National Zoo's surviving giant panda cub is a boy and was fathered by the zoo's male panda, the zoo said on Friday. The cub was born on Saturday to Mei Xiang, who is a top tourist draw in the U.S. capital. The cubs were sired by Tian Tian, the zoo's male giant panda, the zoo said in a statement.


Prosecutor: No charges for police involved in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:55
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say the Portsmouth, Virginia, officers involved in a fatal shooting of a black man in March won't be charged.

President Obama speaks to residents on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:49

President Obama speaks to residents on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversaryPresident Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


PHOTOS: Action News in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:47

 Action News in Louisiana after Hurricane KatrinaIn September 2005, an Action News crew spent a week in Louisiana, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Shooting at New York City hookah lounge kills 1, injures 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:32
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say an overnight shooting at a hookah lounge has left one person dead and three others injured.

Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears; could hit Monday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:10
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears; could hit Monday.

Florida Governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm Erika

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:06

Tropical Storm Erika is seen in the Caribbean Ocean in a NOAA GOES-East enhanced satellite imageMIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika as it made a soggy path through the Caribbean toward the southeastern United States.


Oily spill closes popular beach at New York's Lake George

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:58
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A popular beach at New York's Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water.

SUV and van land on top of each other in Bustleton crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:54

SUVs land on top of each other in Bustleton crashAn SUV and van ended up on top of each other after crashing in a driveway in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.


Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:28

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State UniversityAuthorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.


Behind bright facade, Mississippi coast still battles Katrina demons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:27

Stairs, which are all that remain where a house once stood, are pictured in WavelandThe columned facade of Pass Christian's city hall looks out over the Mississippi coastline to a refurbished harbor, a new yacht club and a bar where locals streamed in for sundown cocktails.     A few miles west, in the city of Bay St. Louis, tourists strolled through the colorful galleries, antique stores and cafes that dot its quaint main street.     Ten years ago this week, the eye of Hurricane Katrina ripped through these two small towns, which face each other across a small bay 60 miles (97 km) east of New Orleans.


Jury mulls fate of defendant in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:03

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in ConcordA New Hampshire jury is set to begin its first full day of deliberations on Friday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl on campus days before his graduation. The trial, which began last week, has exposed uncomfortable aspects of the culture of St. Paul’s School, a nearly 160-year-old academy whose alumni include powerful U.S. business and political leaders such as Secretary of State John Kerry.


Firefighter injured in 2-alarm blaze in Reading, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:41

Firefighter injured in 2-alarm blaze in Reading, Pa.A firefighter was injured in a 2-alarm house fire in Reading, Pennsylvania.