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Destructive Washington wildfire balloons in size

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:43

A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The blaze closed a section of U.S. Highway 2, and resulted in the evacuation of nearly 900 homes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials say a wildfire that prompted the evacuation of a small north-central Washington town has grown substantially to about 260 square miles.


Tour bus crash in upstate New York kills one, injures others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:41
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A commercial tour bus traveling from Canada rolled over on an upstate New York highway on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring several others, police said. The bus, carrying 55 passengers from Quebec to New York City, veered off Interstate 87 onto the median before crashing in North Hudson, 350 miles (402 km) north of its destination, New York State Police said in a statement.

Tour bus crash in upstate New York kills one, injures others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:41
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A commercial tour bus traveling from Canada rolled over on an upstate New York highway on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring several others, police said. The bus, carrying 55 passengers from Quebec to New York City, veered off Interstate 87 onto the median before crashing in North Hudson, 350 miles (402 km) north of its destination, New York State Police said in a statement.

Officials identify mummified remains in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:40

FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo police tape surrounds a home in Pontiac, Mich., where the mummified body of a woman was found in the garage. Officials have confirmed that the remains of Pia Farrenkopf, who lived there alone, had been positively identified using DNA testing. Authorities said the cause and manner of death could not be determined because the body was mummified. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT MANDATORY CREDIT.PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Officials have confirmed that the mummified remains found in the garage of a suburban Detroit home in March were those of the woman who lived there alone.


Suspects charged in North Carolina theft of $10,000 dinosaur replica

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:30
A man and woman caught on video swiping a baby dinosaur replica from a North Carolina museum have turned themselves in, and the roughly foot-long model valued at $10,000 was recovered, state officials said on Friday. The pair has been charged with felony theft after being accused of stealing a duck-billed dinosaur model from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and other items from the state's nearby Museum of History on Monday. Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, who were shown in security camera footage released as part of the investigation, turned themselves in on Thursday, North Carolina State Capitol Police said. The scientifically accurate model of a baby Edmontosaurus was custom-made of museum quality polymer resin for an exhibit that depicts prehistoric life in North Carolina.

Suspects charged in North Carolina theft of $10,000 dinosaur replica

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:30
A man and woman caught on video swiping a baby dinosaur replica from a North Carolina museum have turned themselves in, and the roughly foot-long model valued at $10,000 was recovered, state officials said on Friday. The pair has been charged with felony theft after being accused of stealing a duck-billed dinosaur model from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and other items from the state's nearby Museum of History on Monday. Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, who were shown in security camera footage released as part of the investigation, turned themselves in on Thursday, North Carolina State Capitol Police said. The scientifically accurate model of a baby Edmontosaurus was custom-made of museum quality polymer resin for an exhibit that depicts prehistoric life in North Carolina.

Court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:15
DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.

Camera captures Egg Harbor Twp. credit card theft suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:09

Camera captures Egg Harbor Twp. credit card theft suspectPolice in Egg Harbor Township are asking for your help identifying a woman who they say used a stolen credit card at several stores in a two day span last month.


Camera captures Egg Harbor Twp. credit card theft suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:09

Camera captures Egg Harbor Twp. credit card theft suspectPolice in Egg Harbor Township are asking for your help identifying a woman who they say used a stolen credit card at several stores in a two day span last month.


Police: Md. woman charged after leaving son in car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:59
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland woman has been charged after leaving her 7-year-old son and puppy in a car while shopping.

Police: Md. woman charged after leaving son in car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:59
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland woman has been charged after leaving her 7-year-old son and puppy in a car while shopping.

Missile That Downed Plane Launched From Russian Separatist Territory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:59
Investigators are navigating regional hostility and charred wreckage trying to uncover answers into the downed a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, an act that left 298 people dead.

Missile That Downed Plane Launched From Russian Separatist Territory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:59
Investigators are navigating regional hostility and charred wreckage trying to uncover answers into the downed a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, an act that left 298 people dead.

Power: Urgent investigation needed in plane case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says the United States cannot rule out help from Russia in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysian airlines jet killing all 298 people on board.

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:52

In this Thursday, July 10, 2014, photo, students taste a cannabis-infused dipping sauce prepared during a cooking class at the New England Grass Roots Institute in Quincy, Mass. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for medical and recreational use is giving rise to a cottage industry of foods, infused olive oils, cookbooks and classes as more states legalize marijuana use. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Move over, pot brownies.


Gunman sought in Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:48

Gunman sought in Wilmington shootingPolice are looking for the gunman who shot a 30-year-old man in the chest and leg in Wilmington,Delaware Thursday night.


5 things to know about Arlington House in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:38

The historic Arlington House mansion, top, is seen at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The historic house and plantation originally built as a monument to George Washington overlooking the nation’s capital that later was home to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and 63 slaves will be restored to its historical appearance after a $12.3 million gift. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Here are five things you should know about Arlington House, the historic home of Gen. Robert E. Lee located at Arlington National Cemetery.


$12.3M gift to help restore Robert E. Lee's home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:37
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A historic plantation originally built as a monument to George Washington overlooking the nation's capital, a site that later was home to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and 63 slaves, will be restored to its historical appearance using a $12.3 million gift from a wealthy history buff.

Growing wildfire empties Washington town

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:30

A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The blaze closed a section of U.S. Highway 2, and resulted in the evacuation of nearly 900 homes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already burned at least 35 homes, authorities said.


Woman Loses Relatives in 2 Malaysia Air Disasters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:28
Kaylene Mann lost her brother on Flight 370 and her stepdaughter on Flight 17.