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Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience in ABC News Event

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:56

Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience in ABC News EventAmericans in Chicago, Texas and California participated.


Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:48

In this Aug. 23, 2015 photo provided by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, members of Fresno County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue team look at a map of a remote area of the Sierra National Forest, Calif., where Miyuki Harwood, 62-year-old, was found on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team looking for her. Harwood, 62, was found Saturday, Aug. 29 after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days. (Fresno County Sheriff's Office via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.


Suspect in hit-and-run that left 2-year-old dead surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:43

Suspect in hit-and-run that left 2-year-old dead surrendersThe suspect wanted for a hit-and-run last spring that left a 2-year-old boy dead has surrendered.


California doctor faces murder trial in 3 men's drug deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:36

FILE - This March 16, 2012 file photo, Dr Lisa Tseng cries during her arraignment in court in Los Angeles. Attorneys are set to deliver opening statements Monday, Aug. 31, in the trial of Tseng, charged with murder the deaths of three young men who overdosed on prescription pain killers. Tseng has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder. She could face up to life in prison if convicted on all the charges against her. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor says that even after several patients died of overdoses, the California doctor now charged in their deaths continued to prescribe powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes.


Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:36

FILE - In this undated file photo, William McKinley, 25th President of the United States. He was inaugurated in 1897, and again in 1901 just prior to being assassinated on Sept. 6, 1901. Even before he arrived on a historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama was making waves over his decision to rename its famed Mount McKinley, named for President McKinley, as Denali, a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. (AP Photo, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in the state.


Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:34

Alaska-Bound, Obama Makes Waves by Renaming Mount McKinleyANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.


Campaign aims to excite the city for pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:34

Campaign aims to excite the city for pope visitWe're three weeks away from the beginning of the World Meeting of Families, and Philadelphia leaders are hoping to energize and excite the city with the "I'll Be There" campaign, which officially launches today.


Judge seals Alabama governor's divorce file from public view

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:32
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge ordered Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's divorce case to be sealed from public view Monday, and the governor told cabinet members that he would not let distractions get in the way of his push for budget and policy changes.

2 injured in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:31

2 injured in Kensington shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting that left two people injured in the city's Kensington section on Monday.


Wildfire forces evacuation of boaters from Idaho's Salmon River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:29
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Rescue teams scrambled for a fourth day to evacuate dozens of rafters and campers from a popular stretch of Idaho's Lower Salmon River threatened by a massive wildfire on Monday, even as a cooling trend helped crews battling flames in the Pacific Northwest. The evacuation began on Friday after an 18-mile (29-km)portion of the river east of the Oregon border was closed to boating and fishing due to the Tepee Springs fire, which has charred more than 78,000 acres (316 square km) of the Payette National Forest and surrounding timber.

6 high school football players sentenced in hazing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:26
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say six of the seven football players accused of hazing and sexual assaulting four other teammates in a New Jersey high school locker room have been placed on probationary terms.

Small earthquake rattles southern Los Angeles County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:20
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has rattled a highly populated area in southern Los Angeles County, but there are no reports of damage or injury.

Funeral home allegedly operating with suspended license

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:17

Funeral home allegedly operating with suspended licensePolice are investigating a funeral home in West Philadelphia for allegedly operating with an expired license.


Sheriff: Suspect kills mother, stepfather, grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:15

This photo provided by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office shows Robert Seth Denton. Outfitted in camouflage and armed with a high-powered rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition, Denton fatally shot his mother, step-father and grandmother while six children witnessed the carnage in the family's double-wide mobile home in eastern Tennessee, a sheriff said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Sullivan County Sheriff via AP)Outfitted in camouflage and armed with a high-powered rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition, Robert Seth Denton fatally shot his mother, stepfather and grandmother while six children witnessed the carnage in the family's double-wide mobile home in eastern Tennessee, a sheriff said Monday.


White supremacist aiming to kill Jews convicted in three Kansas murders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:14

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasA man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year. A seven-man, five-woman jury took less than two hours to convict Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, on the three murders as well as on three counts of attempted murder for firing at other people during the same shooting spree in April 2014. Jurors will next decide if Cross should get the death penalty, as prosecutors are seeking.


Mom who drove 3 kids into ocean granted conditional release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:14
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Daytona Beach surf last year is being moved from a state psychiatric center to a South Florida medical center as part of a conditional release.

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:09

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.


Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:08

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Mireya Alejandra Lopez who was arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at a home in Avondale, Ariz. She is accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons and attempting to drown a third son. She is jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces.


Jury selected in murder trial for 13-year-old Michigan boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:08
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a 13-year-old boy charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.