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Germany backpedals on claim Qatar funds extremists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:50
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group.

Co-defendant in cannibal-plot case wants freedom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A co-defendant of the New York City police officer dubbed the "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too.

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:59
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official said Friday.

Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:55
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:46

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter deathDea Millerberg, 41, was sentenced Thursday for helping her husband dispose of a teen's body after baby-sitting turned into a night of sex and drugs


Washington state motorists stranded after floods, mudslides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:44
Heavy rainfall in a wildfire-charred area of North Central Washington state triggered flash flooding and mudslides that stranded motorists and closed highways, a forecaster said on Friday. Vehicles were trapped in debris-laden water at about 8 p.m. PDT Thursday (0300 GMT Friday) in Okanogan County, and mud and rocks carried by moving water blocked State Highway 20, said National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Corfidi. Heavy rain started early Thursday afternoon in North Central Washington state, which has been burned by destructive wildfires.

China's Xi courts public opinion in Mongolia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:18
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is courting public opinion in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor.

Taney Dragons lose to Chicago 6-5, eliminating them from Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:16

Taney Dragons lose to Chicago 6-5, eliminating them from Little League World SeriesPhiladelphia's Taney Dragons loss to Chicago 6-5 on Thursday, knocking them out of the Little League World Series.


Prosecutor: No criminal charges in Irene aid fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:09
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

2-alarm Camden blaze leads to partial wall collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:25

2-alarm Camden blaze leads to partial wall collapseOfficials say a two-alarm blaze led to a partial wall collapse in Camden, New Jersey early Friday morning.


2-alarm Camden blaze leads to partial wall collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:25

2-alarm Camden blaze leads to partial wall collapseOfficials say a two-alarm blaze led to a partial wall collapse in Camden, New Jersey early Friday morning.


Man shot and killed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:06

Suspect shoots man dead, waits for police to arrive in FrankfordPolice are investigating a shooting that left one man dead in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:06

A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, electrocuting the firefighters. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."


2 armed men sought in diner robbery in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:53

2 armed men sought in diner robbery in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for two armed men who allegedly robbed a Red Robin diner in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.


2 armed men sought in diner robbery in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:53

2 armed men sought in diner robbery in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for two armed men who allegedly robbed a Red Robin diner in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:26

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, in Ferguson, Mo. The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, N.C. Brown's shooting has prompted multiple investigations and triggered days of rioting reflecting long-simmering racial tensions in a town of mostly black residents and a majority white police force. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged.


Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:25

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Dias Kadyrbayev, center, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in federal court in Boston during a hearing where he pleaded guilty before Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, right, to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. At left is his defense attorney Robert Stahl. Kadyrbayev, of Kazakhstan, was accused of removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.


Roads, homes damaged by Washington mudslides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:40
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington area hit hard by recent wildfires was battered by thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and mudslides, damaging roadways and homes and stranding some motorists, authorities said.

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:31

This Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows boxes of Jell-O on a shelf at a store in Vauxhall, N.J. Despite its enduring place in pop culture, sales of Jell-O have tumbled 19 percent from five years ago, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in poularity. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman)NEW YORK (AP) — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.


California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:25
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.