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Police: Car in Potomac River near DC, 1 found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River in the Washington, D.C., area after a car apparently went off a parkway and plunged into the water.

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:30

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, Ellis Hunt Jr., 61, walks past an orange tree, left, which is affected by a disease called "greening", in Lake Wales, Fla. The Hunt family owns 5,000-plus acres of groves and is part of the co-op that contributes to Florida's Natural, the third largest juice brand in the country. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.


Biggest quakes by magnitude in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:27

The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left at least three critically injured in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.


Oglala Sioux leader Gerald One Feather dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:43
OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died. He was 76.

Raw footage of earthquake and damage from Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:38

Raw footage of earthquake and damage from Northern CaliforniaFires and home damage caused by the 6.1 quake.


Woman who drank toxic tea released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:31

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Jan Harding, 67, who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital. Harding has been slowly improving since Aug. 10, when she drank a single sip of sweetened iced tea at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital.


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:27

Man dies after being shot backstage at concertA 38-year-old man died Saturday after being shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.


Young boy sent to hospital after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:25

Young boy hospitalized after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shakeA trip to a Dairy Queen didn't end as expected for one family after a young boy made a trip to a hospital.


Napa official: 15 to 16 buildings not inhabitable after quake, limited access to many others

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:23
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa official: 15 to 16 buildings not inhabitable after quake, limited access to many others.

Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:17
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people.

The history of devastating earthquakes in the Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:09

The history of devastating earthquakes in the Bay AreaThe Bay area has previously been marred by two major earthquakes in recorded history, striking in 1906 and 1989.


4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:20
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard says four people have been found dead off the South Florida coast.

Trayvon Martin parents to join rally for slain Missouri teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:10

A parishioners prays at Greater St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church after the pastor ask for peace in the community in FergusonBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot dead in 2012, were expected to join the family of Michael Brown, killed by a police officer in Missouri this month, in a rally in St. Louis on Sunday to protest against police violence. The demonstration will take place one day before the funeral of Brown, an 18-year-old black youth whose slaying by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the town of Ferguson on Aug. 9 led to days of unrest and drew global attention to race relations in the United States. The shooting of Martin by a civilian vigilante was one of the most high-profile incidents of racial tension in the United States in recent years, with family and supporters saying it showed the rough treatment that black youths live with. Representatives of the Brown family said in public flyers that Martin's parents would attend the Sunday demonstration.


3 people critically injured after California earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:05

Strong California earthquake causes injuries, damageThe largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday.


No charges in half-naked man South Philadephia incident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:45

No charges in half-naked man South Philadephia incidentPhiladelphia police have released more details on an incident in South Philadelphia that involved a half-naked man.


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:55

This Aug. 8, 2014 photo shows Rick Blankenship and his- lawn at his home in Long Beach, Calif. As Californians face a historic drought, more people are tearing out thirsty grass lawns to cut down on water use. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.


Small actions can reduce wildfire risks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:50

FILE - This combination of photos shows a house on a hillside near Cle Elum, Wash., surrounded by wildfire flames on Aug. 14, 2012, top, and afterwards on Aug. 15, 2012, bottom. A spokesman for the Washington state Department of Natural Resources said the house survived the fire because of the defensible space around the structure with the placement of the driveway and the lack of trees and brush up against the house, preventing flames from reaching it. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.


Homecoming celebration held for Taney Dragons at Love Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:50

Homecoming celebration held for Taney Dragons at Love ParkAn adoring crowd cheered and applauded wildly for the returning Taney Dragons at Love Park in Center City Philadelphia.


Suge Knight, 2 others shot at Chris Brown party in Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:42

Suge Knight, 2 others shot at Chris Brown party in HollywoodRap mogul Suge Knight and two others were wounded in a shooting at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood early Sunday.


Suge Knight, 2 others shot at 1OAK nightclub

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:38

Suge Knight, 2 others shot at Chris Brown party in HollywoodRap mogul Suge Knight and two others were wounded in a shooting at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood early Sunday.