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Images Prove Russia Fired Artillery Into Ukraine, US Says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:00
The United States has released images that, it says, prove Russian military forces have fired artillery from Russian territory into Ukraine.

Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans' funding bill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:34

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in BurlingtonBy Peter Cooney WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen said on Sunday. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who heads the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart, Republican Representative Jeff Miller, will outline the agreement at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, their spokesmen said. "Miller and Sanders continued negotiations on a VA reform package this weekend and made significant progress toward an agreement on legislation to make VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals," their offices said in a statement.


Authorities: Lightning strikes 14 in Los Angeles, on Catalina Island; 2 critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities: Lightning strikes 14 in Los Angeles, on Catalina Island; 2 critically injured.

Tanker with Iraqi Kurdish crude cleared to unload cargo off Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:27
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.

Lightning strike causes injuries at Venice Beach; 8 patients transported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:23

Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in CaliforniaEight patients were transported following a lightning strike at Venice Beach on Sunday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:22
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

Police: Man fatally shoots son, wounds girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:19

 Man fatally shoots son, wounds girlfriendDelaware County authorities are trying to find out what led to a double shooting that ended with the death of a five-year-old boy, and his mother critically injured.


US meat supplier in China withdraws products

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:12
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S.-based company at the center of a food scandal in China says it is pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.

Lightning strike causes injuries at Venice Beach; 9 patients transported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00

California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injuredNine patients were transported following a lightning strike at Venice Beach on Sunday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.


California lightning strikes 9; conditions unknown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people have been struck by lightning on Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach boardwalk and a ninth person was hit on Catalina Island as rare summer thunderstorms rolled across Southern California, authorities said.

Police: Family of 5 dead in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:57
SACO, Maine (AP) — Five members of a family, including three children, were found dead Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, state police said.

NJ bridge reopens after getting rammed by runaway barge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:56

NJ bridge reopens after getting rammed by runaway bargeThings are slowly getting back to normal after a barge accident caused major headaches for residents in two South Jersey towns.


Reward at $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUV

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:52

 2 in custody in carjacking crash that killed 3 kidsIt has been two days since two carjackers rammed their stolen SUV into a Philadelphia family, killing three children and critically injuring their mother.


Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:28

This image provided by the The Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction showing a Frederic Remington 1907 painting entitled, "The Story of Where the Sun Goes" drew $1.7 million at the annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday July 27, 2014. Organizers bill it as the world’s largest Western art sale. (AP Photo/The Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction)RENO, Nev. (AP) — A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.


Police: 1 man charged in Chicago train robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:27

This image provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Michael A. Taylor. Police say, Sunday, July 27, 2014, the 20-year-old man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of wallets, phones and jewelry. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of wallets, phones and jewelry.


Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:35

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.


Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:32

Musician Keith Urban performs "Cop Car" during the 2014 CMT Music Awards in NashvilleForty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. "Last evening's Keith Urban concert was not anticipated to present with the volume of issues handled," officials said in the statement. The incident came a month after dozens of people were taken to hospitals for drug and alcohol-related illnesses at a house music concert at Boston's TD Garden.


Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:21
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.

Howard leads Phillies over Diamondbacks 4-2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:11

Howard leads Phillies over Diamondbacks 4-2Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.


NJ bridge closed after its rammed by runaway barge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:58

NJ bridge reopens after getting rammed by runaway bargeThings are slowly getting back to normal after a barge accident caused major headaches for residents in two South Jersey towns.