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Fire damages homes in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:52

Fire damages abandoned home in TrentonFirefighters battled a two-alarm house fire in Trenton that spread to the home next door.


Charges pending after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:32

Charges pending after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runCharges are pending against a 58-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


Japan defeats Pennsylvania 18-11 in Little League World Series Championship

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:07

Japan defeats Pennsylvania 18-11 in Little League World Series ChampionshipWith more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.


AccuWeather: The heat returns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:04

 Staying Hot All WeekMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking another heat wave for the first week of September.


Off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:00

Charges pending after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runAuthorities have identified the off-duty Philadelphia police officer who was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle on Roosevelt Boulevard.


From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:40

File-This Oct. 6, 2001, file photo shows Gov. Marvin Mandel, accompanied by his wife, Jeanne, walking to the federal courthouse in Baltimore. Mandel, whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, after spending two days with family while celebrating his son's 50th birthday. Once considered one of Maryland's most powerful and effective governors, Mandel presided over a major reorganization of state government, built a subway in Baltimore and spent $1 billion on school construction. But his accomplishments were overshadowed by his personal tribulations, which included his trial and a messy divorce when he moved out of the governor's mansion, leaving his first wife behind so he could marry another woman. (AP Photo/Bill Smith)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was forever stained by his conviction for selling the powers of office.


Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:20

Chart shows which tests states use to test students on Common Core standards; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.


Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:18

This 1932 photo from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library shows hundreds of Mexicans at a Los Angeles train station awaiting deportation to Mexico. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that actually happened to many Mexican-American families 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The traumatic impact of the experience on Latinos remains evident today, experts and advocates say.(Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library via AP)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.


Rare photos of 19th-century blacks speak to modern Americans

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:58

In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, an 1891 portrait of Johanna Jonkers, sitting for a London Stereoscopic Company photographer, hangs with other portraits made in studios across Britain in 19th and early 20th century, being installed for the show "Black Chronicles II" at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art in Cambridge, Mass. The show runs from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Friday Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some faces are pensive; others are proud. Some are known; others are obscure. All are black.


'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:42

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.


AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:41

In this June 30, 2015 photo, Tino Lozano looks into a bucket as the last of his available well water drips from a hose in front of his home in the community of Okieville, on the outskirts of Tulare, Calif. "There it goes. That was all," said Lozano, masking his desperation with a smile. "That's how we do it in Okieville now." Millions of Californians are being inconvenienced in this fourth year of drought, but it's worse in places like Okieville, where wells have gone dry for many in the Central Valley community which was built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)OKIEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — People living in this dusty neighborhood called Okieville at the heart of California's Central Valley know the harsh reality of drought. Many of their wells have dried up, so some neighbors rig lines from house to house to share water from the remaining wells deep enough to hit water. Others benefit from state drought relief that pays for trucked-in water to fill tanks.


When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:37

In this June 30, 2015 photo, Gilbert Arredondo, left, looks down as he talks about his town's water crisis, standing in front of his tenant's sons, in the community of Okieville, on the outskirts of Tulare, Calif. Arredondo had just informed his tenant, Tino Lozano, that the well connecting their houses had gone dry. The water is disappearing at a particularly alarming pace in their neighborhood, forcing neighbors to rig lines from house to house to share what underground water is still reachable from the deepest wells. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.


When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:34

In this June 30, 2015 photo, Gilbert Arredondo, left, looks down as he talks about his town's water crisis, standing in front of his tenant's sons, in the community of Okieville, on the outskirts of Tulare, Calif. Arredondo had just informed his tenant, Tino Lozano, that the well connecting their houses had gone dry. The water is disappearing at a particularly alarming pace in their neighborhood, forcing neighbors to rig lines from house to house to share what underground water is still reachable from the deepest wells. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.


Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:32

New York University professor and Department of Sanitation of New York anthropologist-in-residence Robin Nagle, right, tosses a bag of garbage into the truck as she accompanies sanitation worker Joe Damiano, during his morning rounds, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Nagle studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.


Man enters secure hallway at Newark Liberty Airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:24

This photo provided by Richard Krezwick shows man on the ground at gunpoint. A portion of Newark Liberty International Airport was evacuated Sunday, Aug. 310, 2015, after police said a man made his way into a secure hallway. It happened around 7 p.m. in Terminal C, according to Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo. Pentangelo said the man had entered the hallway through an exit door and was confronted by Customs and Border Protection agents. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was taken into police custody. (Richard Krezwick via AP)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who made his way into a secure hallway at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, prompting police to evacuate part of an airport terminal, has been taken for a psychiatric evaluation, police said.


Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:46

File-This Oct. 6, 2001, file photo shows Gov. Marvin Mandel, accompanied by his wife, Jeanne, walking to the federal courthouse in Baltimore. Mandel, whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, after spending two days with family while celebrating his son's 50th birthday. Once considered one of Maryland's most powerful and effective governors, Mandel presided over a major reorganization of state government, built a subway in Baltimore and spent $1 billion on school construction. But his accomplishments were overshadowed by his personal tribulations, which included his trial and a messy divorce when he moved out of the governor's mansion, leaving his first wife behind so he could marry another woman. (AP Photo/Bill Smith)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.


Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:31

File-This Aug. 4, 2015, file photo shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waving after delivering a speech at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming. Speaking Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, Kerry says scientists are overwhelmingly unified in the conclusion that humans are contributing to global climate change and that steps must be taken to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.


Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:28

This undated photo provided by Lion Heart Autographs shows a letter by one of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic written six months after the disaster, which could fetch $4,000 to $6,000. The letter - saved by a fellow passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down - will be sold by Lion Heart Autographs, along with two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on Sept. 30, 2015. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. (Lion Heart Autographs via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.


Cops: Maine driver cited after selfie leads to injuries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:55
ORIENT, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police have issued a distracted driving summons to a man who they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers, injuring several of them.

AccuWeather: The Heat Is Back

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:38

 The Heat Is BackMeteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking another heat wave for the first week of September!