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U2 welcomes the Clintons, Springsteen at New York show

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 21:43
NEW YORK (AP) — For its last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden and the finale to its North American tour, U2 welcomed some very famous guests.

Sleepy Sturgis, South Dakota revs up for mammoth motorcycle rally

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 20:02
Outside the Knuckle Saloon, co-owner Ken McNenny lights a cigarette, leans on a bar and nods to a steady stream of motorcycles humming up and down the street days before the official start of the annual rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. McNenny has little time for sleep or riding while preparing the popular hangout for the 75th anniversary Sturgis motorcycle rally that organizers believe may draw a million people to western South Dakota from Monday to Aug. 9. The first rally, organized by Clarence "Pappy" Hoel, who had bought a motorcycle franchise in Sturgis, was a simple race with nine participants and a handful of onlookers in 1938.

Police investigate sex assault at Center City hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:59

Police investigate sex assault at Center City hotelPhiladelphia police say a man is in custody after an alleged sex assault at a Center City hotel early Saturday morning.


At least 6 arrests at rally against traffic stop shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:42
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati.

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:43

FILE- In this July 10, 2015 file frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Encinia, a Texas trooper who arrested Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop, had been cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.


Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:49

FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.


Coast Guard Suspending Search for Missing Teens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:48
Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared off Florida

A look at the extreme West Coast weather

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:47
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Southern California has been pummeled by heavy rain and hail, while the Pacific Northwest is baking in a triple-digit heat wave. Here's a look at the extreme weather:

Several wildfires blacken dry California's golden hills

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:28

Fires approach a home near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blackening the golden hills of California grew deadly Friday, killing a firefighter on the far northern end of the state while triggering the evacuations of hundreds of people elsewhere.


Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:06

Ministers from 12 nations negotiating a Pacific Rim trade pact hold a news conference in Lahaina, Hawaii, Friday, July 31, 2015, saying they made significant progress in reaching an agreement. The ministers, from left, are Australia Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, Brunei Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock Seng, Canada Minister of International Trade Ed Fast, Chile Director General of International Relations Andres Rebolledo, Japan Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Malaysia Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed, Mexico Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser, Peru Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Magali Silva and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Hng Kiang Lim. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.


California governor declares state of emergency over raging wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:49

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, CaliforniaBy Curtis Skinner and Victoria Cavaliere SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's governor declared a state of emergency on Friday as a string of wildfires raged across the state and a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in drought-parched forest, officials said. The firefighter, David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, was on temporary assignment in Northern California, where the brunt of 18 large fires burning across the state have destroyed homes and structures and temporarily displaced hundreds of people, the U.S. Forest Service said. Ruhl was battling the so-called "Frog Fire," which broke out on Thursday near the town of Adin in the state's northeast, when he was killed on duty, the Forest Service said.


Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:31
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night.

Philadelphia to hire 160 new firefighters, thanks to FEMA grant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:45

Philadelphia to hire 160 new firefighters, thanks to FEMA grantThe federal government is coming through with $22.9 million so the Philadelphia Fire Department can hire 160 new firefighters.


Arrest in Wilmington, Delaware basement murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:26

Arrest in Wilmington, Delaware basement murderPolice say 18-year-old Taushia Mitchell has been arrested for killing 29-year-old James Rogers in a home on the 500 block of West 4th Street.


Teen on bike hurt while fleeing bullets in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:18

Teen on bike hurt while fleeing bullets in WilmingtonA teenage boy on a bicycle was hurt while fleeing a hail of gunfire in Wilmington.


Vigil held for mother murdered in Port Richmond home; 2-year-old was next to her

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:16

Vigil held for mother murdered in Port Richmond home; 2-year-old was next to herAbout 100 people packed a block on Aramingo for a vigil to remember Stephanie Dzikowski, the 22-year-old police say was shot and killed in her own home while her two-year-old child was close by.


Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:01

FILE- In this July 28, 2015, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Kerry is returning Friday, July 31, to the Middle East for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.


Guillermo racing in Pacific, remains far from Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:52
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo continues to race west-northwest but remains far away from Hawaii deep in the Pacific.

Search suspended for missing teens off Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:52

14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen are showing in this handout provided by the United States Coast Guard in MiamiThe U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for two 14-year-old boys from South Florida at sunset on Friday, a week after they disappeared while on a fishing trip off the state's Atlantic Ocean coast. The search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen has spanned nearly 50,000 square nautical miles, an area roughly the size of the state of Florida, up to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the Coast Guard said. This is nearly 1,000 miles by land north of Jupiter, Florida, where the teens launched their boat.


Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:50

FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.