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Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:31

FILE - Actor James Garner, left, smiles as he holds up the Purple Heart medal presented to him in a ceremony in this Monday, Jan. 24, 1983 file photo taken Los Angeles, Calif. Garner was wounded in April 1951 while with U.S. Forces in Korea, but his medal was never presented to him. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.


Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:46
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

6 die in 2 plane crashes in northern Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:39
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Two small planes went down in separate crashes in northern Arizona Sunday, leaving six people dead, authorities said.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:02

People walk next to a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of victims, in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Sunday, July 20, 2014. Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and had them loaded Sunday onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.


Company: Train derails in Wis.; injuries unclear

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:01
SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says three locomotives and several railcars on a southbound train have derailed in Wisconsin.

Two soldiers killed fighting for Israel were U.S. citizens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:59
Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said, the bloodiest day of the conflict, in which about 100 Palestinians were also killed. Max Steinberg, a native of California's San Fernando Valley, was a sniper in the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces, according to a letter sent by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to its email list. Nissim Sean Carmeli, of South Padre Island in Texas, was also fighting in the Golani Brigade, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Ireland: Mich. man held a suspect in UN slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:58
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Federal agents have arrested a man the Irish government calls a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago.

3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:20
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.

UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:08

Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour speaks 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 emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting.


Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:52

Scores dead in first major ground battle in GazaThe first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee.


Body found ID'd as missing swimmer in Island Beach State Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:51

Body found ID'd as missing swimmer in Island Beach State ParkAuthorities say a body found in waters off the Jersey Shore has been identified as that of a French man who disappeared while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast.


Alleged gambling cheat arrested at Pa. casino

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:50

Alleged gambling cheat arrested at Pa. casinoOne of the fugitives most wanted by Nevada gambling regulators has been arrested across the country at a Pennsylvania casino.


Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:42

A paramedic walks by a part of fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014. World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine.


VIDEO: 105-year-old woman throws out first pitch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:40

 105-year-old woman throws out first pitchAgnes McKee at the age of 105 became the oldest woman to ever throw out a first pitch at a San Diego Padres baseball game.


Fundraiser held for families of fatal SW Philly fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:26

Fundraiser held for families of fatal SW Philly fireNot far from where a fire ripped through a Southwest Philadelphia block, killing four children, people gathered to raise money for the families impacted.


Firefighter killed in East Bradford Twp. motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:26

Firefighter killed in East Bradford Twp. motorcycle crashTragedy struck twice for a Chester County family and community - a firefighter was killed in a motorcycle crash and it comes 14 months after his own brother died also in a crash.


Braves win over Phillies 8-2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:22

Braves win over Phillies 8-2Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday.


Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:42

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in UkrainePro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.


Irish praise arrest of peacekeeper killing suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:29
DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — U.S. agents have arrested a man the Irish government calls a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago.

Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:26
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Firefighters made progress on Sunday slowing a massive wildfire in Washington state that has raged unchecked for nearly a week, destroying between 80 and 150 homes and charring a wide swath of wilderness east of the Cascade Mountains. Containment efforts were aided by cooler weather and slowing winds, allowing some 1300 firefighters battling the Carlton Complex blaze about 120 miles (195 km) northeast of Seattle to halt the spread of flames and lower evacuation orders in some areas. "Firefighters are working hard to take advantage of today’s predicted quieter winds to help them get the remaining portions of the fire lined," incident Commander Bruce Holloway said in a statement. "They are focusing near homes and communities where needed." The fire, one of about 18 raging from northern California to Idaho as the Pacific Northwest enters its annual fire season, has been especially vexing because it is near populated centers in Washington’s picturesque Methow Valley, home to about 10,000 people.