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As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:35
MIAMI (AP) — By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. A crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen. The floor is vibrating, the air filled is with fog, sleek videos are flashing on massive screens.

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:17

 Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son chargedAuthorities say a son will be charged after his mother shot him inside her Germantown home in Philadelphia.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Former Virginia governor's letter to wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:41
The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial:

Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:37

Long irrigated rows that once held 11,500 marijuana plants are spread over two acres near Raymondville, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Authorities found the hidden pot farm while attempting to capture immigrants who fled into it on Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.


Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:34

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, a small jet approaches the runway at East Hampton Town Airport. Residents across eastern Long Island are complaining about the noise generated from jets, helicopters and other aircraft that land at the small municipal airport, which is situated in the heart of the summer playground for the rich and famous. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.


Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:31
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."

Chicago's Pullman site could become national park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:30

FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks during a news conference at the historical Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Jarvis said he plans to recommend that the Interior Secretary ask President Obama to declare Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood a unit of the national park system. The neighborhood’s ornate brick homes were built in the 1800s by industrialist George Pullman as a blue-collar utopia to house workers from his sleeping-railcar factory. Supporters say the neighborhood also is significant for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)CHICAGO (AP) — It was a different kind of company town. Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, built by industrialist George M. Pullman in the 19th century, was a sort of blue-collar utopia for people who worked at his state-of-the-art factory, where they built luxurious railroad sleeping cars.


U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:25

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. The breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) exposed highly personal information of workers at the Department of Homeland Security's headquarters as well as its U.S.


Parents turn teen in for sexting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:52

Parents turn teen in for sextingPolice say parents of a 13-year-old girl turned her in for sexting naked selfies to boys.


Owner gets stolen life-size statue of Obama back

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:49

Owner gets stolen life-size statue of Obama backPolice have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner's northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of Twisted Tea.


Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:25

FILE - This March 4, 2014 file photo shows William Koch, brother of Charles Koch and David Koch interviewed in New York. The Kochs are demonized by Democrats, who lack a liberal equal to counter their weight, and not entirely understood by Republicans, who benefit from their seemingly limitless donations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics.


6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:23

FILE - This March 4, 2014 file photo shows William Koch, brother of Charles Koch and David Koch interviewed in New York. The Kochs are demonized by Democrats, who lack a liberal equal to counter their weight, and not entirely understood by Republicans, who benefit from their seemingly limitless donations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Six thoughts from William Koch, on family, money and politics. From an interview with The Associated Press:


4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:21

This undated photo provided by the Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries shows the Koch family photo on holiday card. They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. They’re demonized by Democrats, who lack a liberal equal to counter their weight, and not entirely understood by Republicans, who benefit from their seemingly limitless donations. (AP Photo/ Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries)WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.


1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:15

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set freeA former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.


Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:36

Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nightsFerguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.


Britain plans tougher laws to tackle UK jihadists

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:33
By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. British Muslims and politicians have expressed horror at the apparent involvement of a Briton in the murder, which has fed concerns about the number of Islamist militants from Britain joining conflicts overseas and then returning home radicalised. Home Secretary Theresa May said she was preparing new laws to tackle Islamist militants at home and to stop them going abroad to fight, adding that Britain faced a long struggle against a "deadly extremist ideology".

Sharpen the pencils: Tennessee revives cursive teaching

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:06
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Children in Tennessee will have to get used to holding a pencil again next year when new cursive handwriting standards go into effect in schools throughout the state. The trend around the United States is to emphasize keyboarding - a skill that is included in the Common Core education standards adopted by most states. "I am surprised we have stopped teaching it in some places," said Gary Nixon, executive director of the Tennessee School Board. If you can do it, great, but if not, it doesn't matter," said Cory Woodroof, 21, a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville who felt grade school handwriting classes were wasted time.

Getting your child the needed vaccinations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:01

Getting your child the needed vaccinationsThe CDC wants to make sure all parents know what vaccinations their children will need as they prepare for another school year.