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Police: Delivery people targeted for electric bikes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:28

 Delivery people targeted for electric bikesPhiladelphia Police are looking for two suspects who are allegedly targeting food delivery people for their electric bikes.


UN passes resolution calling for plane crash probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:20

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks to the media during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Sunday, July 20, 2014. A Jordan-drafted resolution obtained by The Associated Press expresses "grave concern" at the high number of civilians killed in Gaza, including children, and it calls for an immediate cease-fire, "including the withdrawal of Israeli occupying forces from the Gaza Strip." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved an Australia-proposed resolution calling for an international investigation into the Malaysian plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the site.


Teen strangled, man decapitated in online sex case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:20

Wyoming police Chief James Carmody holds a press conference about the triple homicide of Charles Oppenneer, Brooke Slocum and her unborn child at the Wyoming, Mich., Police Department Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse)WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger online for a sexual encounter.


Washington state wildfire claims first fatality, weather improving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:17

The remnants of a home consumed by the Carlton Complex Fire are pictured near MalottBy Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Cooler weather and lower winds aided firefighters on Monday as they battled a week-old wildfire in Washington state that has destroyed up to 150 homes, scorched a wide swath of wilderness east of the Cascade Mountains and left one person dead. A drop in temperatures on Sunday, with rain expected later in the week, was helping some 1,700 firefighters get a handle on the blaze about 120 miles northeast of Seattle, authorities said.   “We’ve seen a lot of really good progress these past couple of days,” said Joseph Stivey, a fire spokesman with the U.S. Forest Service. We don’t have any percent containment just yet.” The fire, one of about 18 raging from northern California to Idaho as the annual fire season nears its summer peak, has been especially vexing because it is near populated centers in Washington’s picturesque Methow Valley, home to about 10,000 people. One fatality was linked to the Washington fire, a 67-year-old man who died of a presumed heart attack while working to save his home near the town of Carlton from encroaching flames, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.


Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:15
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.

Russia backs probe of plane downed in Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:10

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks to the media during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Sunday, July 20, 2014. A Jordan-drafted resolution obtained by The Associated Press expresses "grave concern" at the high number of civilians killed in Gaza, including children, and it calls for an immediate cease-fire, "including the withdrawal of Israeli occupying forces from the Gaza Strip." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Russia's U.N. envoy says his nation backs a resolution calling for an international investigation of the Malaysian plane downed in eastern Ukraine.


Police: Family friend involved in killing of husband, wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:08

 Family friend involved in killing of husband, wifeTwo men, including a family friend, have been arrested for the deaths of a husband and wife in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


CFO: Sterling can't pay debt without Clippers sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:07

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014, in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties says the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.


Police: Couple killed by suspects hired for chores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:06
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia say two men hired to do household chores strangled a retired couple after the wife caught one trying to steal money.

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:05

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the East Room of the White House Monday, July 21, 2014, in Washington. Obama's executive orders signed Monday prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."


New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:04
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.

Soldier mauled by bear at base in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:01
An Alaska National Guard soldier was mauled by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said.

Police union: Video shows woman attacked officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:59
PITTSBURGH (AP) — More pictures and video have surfaced showing what happened before a city officer punched a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival last month, which the city's police union contends show the officer was justified.

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:47

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks to the media during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Sunday, July 20, 2014. A Jordan-drafted resolution obtained by The Associated Press expresses "grave concern" at the high number of civilians killed in Gaza, including children, and it calls for an immediate cease-fire, "including the withdrawal of Israeli occupying forces from the Gaza Strip." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.


Jersey shore carousel going up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:43

One of the 58 hand-painted animals on the Seaside Heights N.J. carousel is shown here on Monday July 21, 2014. The historic 82-year-old carousel is being sold this fall after surviving Superstorm Sandy and a devastating boardwalk fire intact. Its owners say it is too expensive to maintain and insure. It is one of only about 150 carousels left in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics.


Utah mom accused of killing 6 babies goes to court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:40

FILE - In this April 21, 2014 file photo, Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court, in Provo, Utah. Huntsman appeared in briefly in court Monday, July 21, 2014. Attorneys for Huntsman postponed until October a decision about whether to request an evidence hearing in her case. Police have said Huntsman was heavily into a meth addiction when she strangled or suffocated the infants from 1996 to 2006. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool, File)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborns and packing their bodies away in her garage over a decade appeared in briefly in court Monday before a judge pushed back a planned hearing.


World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

Case of wife falling over cliff goes to Maine jury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:32
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine jury is deliberating the fate of a man accused of bashing his wife's head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff.

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:27
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:25
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident.