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Correction: Katrina-The Water City story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:05
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about a new urban water plan for the city of New Orleans, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a chief architect of the plan. He is David Waggonner, not Waggoner.

The Associated Press to move to new NYC headquarters in 2017

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:05
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press plans to move its New York City headquarters in 2017 to an office tower adjacent to the World Trade Center site.

Lawyers for teen charged in slaying to appeal data ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:02
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts teen charged with killing his high school math teacher is refusing to comply with a judge's order to turn over to the prosecution raw data of psychological testing performed on the suspect.

Residents of New England town reluctantly reckon with Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:48

This Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, photo shows a gate on leading into property owned by entertainer Bill Cosby in Shelburne, Mass., tells uninvited guests not to enter. Town residents said the 78-year-old star, his wife and at least one of their daughters have been spending much of their summer -- as they typically do -- in the secluded country estate they’ve owned in the southern edge of town since the 1970s. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (AP) — Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby's compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family.


Deputies fatally shoot armed man during disturbance call

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:45
THONOTOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say deputies shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home near Tampa.

Massachusetts parents say school Wi-Fi sickened child

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:36

Massachusetts parents say school Wi-Fi sickened childA Massachusetts family insists a private school's internet connection is the culprit behind their son's illness.


DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:11

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy.


Abercrombie & Fitch 2Q results beat Street's expectations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:06
NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch's fiscal second-quarter results topped analysts' estimates as a key sales metric improved.

Man shot by police during confrontation in Miami

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:01
MIAMI (AP) — A 21-year-old man was shot by Miami-Dade police detectives after he opened fire on them during an investigation into another shooting.

Man dies after being shot by police, falling from overpass

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 21:58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a man on a roadway overpass has fallen and died after being shot by an officer.

Nov. 12 sentencing date in post-Katrina burned body case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 21:02
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina will learn in November whether he will get a reduction in his 17-year sentence.

Copper heiress estate loses battle to recover $4M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:40
NEW YORK (AP) — The estate of a copper heiress has lost a battle to recover over $4 million in donations she gave a New York City hospital where she lived for two decades.

Parents say school Wi-Fi sickened child

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:39

Massachusetts parents say school Wi-Fi sickened childA Massachusetts family insists a private school's internet connection is the culprit behind their son's illness.


On Mississippi's shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:10

In this July 23, 2015 photo, Efrem Garza stands before his new home built on the lot of his previous house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and holds a photograph taken by a friend of the remains of that house on South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, Miss. Before the storm Garza was surrounded by houses and trees, now 10 years later, there are only two houses on that land, as few of the residents returned and rebuilt. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.


Dedicated New York State police unit to tackle campus sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:03

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media in HavanaNew York state is launching a specialized police unit to help crack down on sexual assault on college campuses, but some victims' advocates are wary, saying law enforcement has not been effective in tackling the issue in the past. A law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month allocates $4.5 million for what officials have said is a first-in-the-nation police unit that will train college officials and local police units to respond better to sexual assaults on campus. The U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating 131 schools for violating federal law in their handling of sexual assault allegations, and New York leads the country with 20 schools on that list.


La Salle University lays off 3 percent of workforce

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle University's new president has announced the Philadelphia school has laid off 23 employees just two months into her tenure.

Robbery suspect shot and wounded by police in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:49

Robbery suspect shot while trying ambush officer in West Philadelphia, police sayPhiladelphia police responding to a robbery have shot and wounded a suspect in West Philadelphia.


Flames, ruptured gas line force 30 residents from Montco apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:39

Flames, ruptured gas line force 30 residents from Montco apartmentsA multi-alarm fire fueled by a ruptured gas line has forced 30 people from their apartments in Upper Merion Township.


1 dead, 1 hurt in violent crash on Route 130 in Burlington, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:20

1 dead, 1 hurt in violent crash on Route 130 in Burlington, N.J.Police say one person is dead and another hospitalized after a violent, single-vehicle crash on northbound Route 130 crash New Jersey.


Flames, ruptured gas line force dozens from Montco apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:19

Flames, ruptured gas line force 30 residents from Montco apartmentsA multi-alarm fire fueled by a ruptured gas line has forced 30 people from their apartments in Upper Merion Township.