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Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

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

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla. Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach. (AP Photo/Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.


Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

Police interview 2 in deadly Philly carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:01

Investigators gather at the scene of a fatal accident in North Philadelphia, Friday July 25, 2014. Two children were killed and three people critically injured when a hijacked car lost control and hit a group of people near a fruit stand, according to police. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they are questioning two men concerning the carjacking and crash that left three children dead last week.


Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:01

A body is moved from a crime scene at an apartment complex where five members of a family, including three children, were found dead authorities said Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Saco, Maine. Investigators said a family friend had contacted a worker at the apartment complex worried about the well-being of the family. The worker entered the apartment and discovered one body, then immediately called police. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)SACO, Maine (AP) — A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.


Man killed, daughter hurt in Florida beach plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56
(Reuters) - A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. The pilot of the single-engine Piper Cherokee had placed a distress call to Venice airport on Florida's west coast around 2:45 p.m. local time, officials said. A beachgoer from Georgia, Ommy Irizarry, 36, was killed and his 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, was critically injured, according to Sarasota County Sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose. The plane's pilot, Karl Kokomoor, 57, of Englewood, Florida and his passenger were not injured.

UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:42

A Palestinian doctor treats 3-day-old Shaymaa al-Sheikh ‘Ali at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, in the northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 27, 2014. The baby's mother, 24-year-old Shaymaa Hussein al-Sheikh ‘Ali, who was killed by shrapnel from an airstrike on her family home, posthumously gave birth by Caesarean section at Al Aqsa hospital on Thursday. Doctors said they expect the infant to remain hospitalized for about 5 weeks. The baby's father, Ibrahim Sheikh Ali, was wounded along with several others in the strike. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it.


One dead after lightning strikes crowd at California beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:40
(Reuters) - One man died and at least eight people were injured on Sunday in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, officials said. "I heard this crackle and there was this giant bolt of lightning shooting across the sky and the loudest thunder I’ve ever heard," witness Joe Doro told KCAL-TV. The eight survivors were hospitalized for treatment and observation after the lightning hit near Ocean Front Walk facing the Pacific Ocean, around 2:15 p.m. (2115 GMT), said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main. A 20-year-old man taken to Marina Del Rey Hospital was later pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles county coroner's department.

CORRECTS: Coroner: Man taken to hospital after lightning hits 14 people in California has died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:32
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CORRECTS: Coroner: Man taken to hospital after lightning hits 14 people in California has died. (Corrects APNewsAlert that says 14 people were injured on California beach because 1 person was injured on Catalina Island)

Coroner: Man taken to hospital after lightning injured 14 on California beach has died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner: Man taken to hospital after lightning injured 14 on California beach has died.

Small plane crash on Florida beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:12

 1 dead, 1 injuredA father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed Sunday on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.


Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:05

Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN schoolIsrael acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:45

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Driver seriously injures woman during Zombie Walk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:43

Crowds cross the street outside the convention center on Day 3 at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.


California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning struck 13 people at a popular beach in Los Angeles and another man golfing on Catalina Island, leaving two critically injured as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:40

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.


Family of five found shot dead in Maine home: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:38
Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said. The five, a father and mother in their 30s and three children believed to be 4, 7 and 12, were discovered on Sunday afternoon in three rooms of their second-floor apartment in Saco, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Portland, state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Police ask for help in search for missing Olney man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:36

Police ask for help in search for missing Olney manPhiladelphia police are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing 64-year-old man who suffers from dementia.


California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:26

California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injuredThunderstorms are quite rare in Southern California, but people living in Southern California got a stark reminder today of how ferocious they can be. Fourteen people were struck by lightning.


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.