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Suspect in minivan opens fire, 3 shot in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 16:35

Suspect in minivan opens fire, 3 shot in West KensingtonA person inside a minivan opened fire on a West Kensington street Monday night injuring three people, Philadelphia police say.


Waikiki beaches closed after rains trigger sewage spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:23

A boat maneuvers out to sea near Point Panic in Honolulu, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Tropical Depression Kilo moved farther away from the main Hawaiian Islands on Monday after moisture associated with the system dumped heavy rain on the state. Heavy rain caused wastewater to spew from manholes near the popular tourist destination of Waikiki, said Markus Owens, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Services. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, prompting city officials Monday to close most of the beach fronting Waikiki.


Bus crashes into NYC building, shears off part of it; 6 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 13:10

A firefighter walks by a bus after the bus crashed into a building in the Rego Park neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The New York Fire Department says the Resorts World Casino bus driver swerved to avoid hitting a car when he crashed into the building Monday. (Judy Ausuebel via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A casino bus crashed into a three-story brick building Monday, sheering off a large part of the structure and injuring six people, authorities said.


Chinese stocks tumble again as other Asian markets rebound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:40

People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Chinese stocks tumbled again Tuesday after their biggest decline in eight years while most other Asian markets rebounded from a day of heavy losses. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was up 2.1 percent at 18,147.42 Tuesday after losing 4.6 percent the previous session. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks tumbled again Tuesday after their biggest decline in eight years while most other Asian markets rebounded from a day of heavy losses.


Survey: Recalls make Americans less satisfied with cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:37

FILE - In this Thursday, June 25, 2015, file photo, Japanese seat belt and air-bag maker Takata Corp. Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada gestures during a news conference regarding the expanding recall of his company's air bags in Tokyo. The 2015 American Consumer Satisfaction Index found that satisfaction with automobiles dropped for the third straight year to the lowest level since 2004. Last year automakers recalled a record 64 million vehicles for problems such as exploding air bags, including Takata air bags. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)DETROIT (AP) — Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade, and it's largely because they're getting sick of dealing with recalls.


National Rifle Association sues Seattle over 'gun violence' tax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:21

Attendees visit the trade booths during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, TennesseeThe National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups sued Seattle on Monday over a new tax on firearms and ammunition sales, arguing the city had violated a Washington state law barring municipalities from enacting local firearms regulations. Earlier this month, Seattle City Council unanimously approved a "gun violence tax" on sellers of firearms and ammunition, directing proceeds toward violence prevention programs and research beginning in January.


AP Exclusive: Man describes tackling police shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:58

In this frame from video provided by KPLC, state police chief Mike Edmonson, right, stands with Robert Ledoux, the good Samaritan who helped capture a man accused of shooting a state trooper, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Lake Charles, La. Kevin Daigle is accused of shooting Senior Trooper Steven Vincent on Sunday evening when Vincent found Daigle's truck in a ditch. (KPLC via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; LOCAL MEDIA OUT; AMERICAN PRESS OUTLAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It was a scene that probably would have made most people run the other way: a bloodied state police trooper lying on the asphalt by the side of a Louisiana country road, the lights from his police cruiser still flashing as a man with a shotgun stood nearby.


Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:24
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Erika develops in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:01
MIAMI (AP) — Here's the latest news on tropical weather.

Man arrested in pellet gun shooting of NY mayor's guard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of using a pellet gun to shoot a New York City officer assigned to guard the mayor has been arraigned on assault, reckless endangerment and other charges.

Sergeant sentenced to 25 years on assault, desertion charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:29

This June 2015 photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows David Lawrence Helm. Helm, an Air Force technical sergeant who fled Illinois to avoid a trial on child sexual assault charges, faces a court-martial beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He is accused of sexually assaulting a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 at several locations in 2013 and 2014, including at Illinois' Scott Air Force Base and in Tennessee. A woman also was allegedly assaulted at Scott Air Force Base and in Dayton, Ohio. Helm was declared a fugitive in early June after missing his scheduled trial. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — An Air Force technical sergeant who fled Illinois earlier this year while awaiting a court-martial will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to child sexual assault charges.


New Mexico investigates school's hiring of sex abuse suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:21

Jason Martinez is seen in this Denver Police Department booking photo dated July 18, 2013, in Denver, Colo. New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the state's largest school district hired Martinez as a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado. (Denver Police Department via AP)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general said Monday he will investigate how the state's largest school district hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado.


Record wildfire in Washington gets international, local help

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:18

Firefighters walk through heavy smoke Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Firefighters across the West saw little relief over the weekend as wildfires raged in the drought-stricken region, but for those in Washington, other states will soon provide additional resources. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — As Washington state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.


Ashley Madison, parent company sued in U.S. over data breach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:17

A photo illustration shows the privacy policy of the Ashley Madison website seen behind a smartphone running the Ashley Madison app in Toronto(Reuters) - Infidelity website Ashley Madison and its parent company have been sued in federal court in California by a man who claims that the companies failed to adequately protect clients' personal and financial information from theft, saying he suffered emotional distress. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by a man identified as John Doe, seeks class-action status. The lawsuit accuses Ashley Madison and parent company Avid Life Media Inc, which is based in Toronto, of negligence and invasion of privacy, as well as causing emotional distress.


Avian flu outbreak among reasons for soaring egg prices

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:17

Avian flu outbreak among reasons for soaring egg pricesThe avian flu outbreak this spring that resulted in the killing of 48 million domestic chickens is among the reasons for soaring egg prices in California.


Contract for new U.S. long-range bomber due soon: Air Force secretary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:11

B-2 Stealth Bomber performs a flyover at the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CaliforniaU.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp for a deal that could be worth $50 billion to $80 billion to the winning bidder. James said the bomber program would not be subject to a ban on new program starts that would take effect if Congress passes only a year-long continuing resolution for fiscal 2016, instead of a budget, since the program official began in fiscal 2012.


IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury suffered at Pocono Raceway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:04

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury suffered at Pocono RacewayIndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.


Katrina marker commemorates flooding of Lower 9th Ward

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:50
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The catastrophic flooding of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward now has a commemorative marker at the site where a floodwall protecting the neighborhood collapsed, unleashing a wall of water 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina.

Book club kicked off Napa Valley Wine Train

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:40

Book club kicked off Napa Valley Wine TrainThe hashtag #LaughingWhileBlack is gaining traction on social media after members of a black women's book club say they were unfairly ejected from the Napa Valley Wine Train over the weekend.


IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies after hit with debris at Pocono Raceway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:37

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury suffered at Pocono RacewayIndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.