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Survey: US gasoline prices down a penny in the past 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:38
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped a penny over the past two weeks to $2.82 a gallon.

Two dead, three hurt in shooting at Kansas City family gathering

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:17
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three others wounded by gunfire at a family gathering in Kansas City overnight, police said Sunday.

Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:05

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood president, speaks in Orono, Maine. wo stealthily recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research have pushed the group and its Democratic allies onto the defensive. Yet it’s unclear how lasting any political damage will be, or if abortion foes’ charges that the organization has broken federal laws are valid. The business-like way the Planned Parenthood officials are seen discussing abortions, at times in grisly terms, has people from all camps wincing. Richards has apologized for the "tone and statements." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.

Satanic Temple holds public sculpture unveiling in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:32

Nine foot tall statue of Satan unveiled in DetroitA Satanic organization unveiled a controversial bronze Baphomet sculpture in Detroit just before midnight on Saturday, after trying in vain to have it installed near a 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma. The Satanic Temple unveiled the one-ton statue at an industrial building near the Detroit River just before 11:30 p.m. local time as supporters cheered, "Hail Satan." Some of the hundreds in attendance rushed to pose for photos. Jex Blackmore, director of the Satanic Temple Detroit chapter, said temple members planned to transport the sculpture to Arkansas, where earlier this year the governor signed a bill authorizing a 10 Commandments monument on the State Capitol's grounds.

Pets thought to be dead found alive after Chester County fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:06

Massive Chester County fire blamed on smoking; pets found aliveIn a remarkable turn of events, pets thought to have perished after a fire ripped through a home in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County, were found alive Sunday.

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking amid Obama visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:41

Documents are photographed in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in a unique lawsuit challenging whether Ethiopia can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months of a Maryland man’s Skype calls and his family’s Internet activities. But the man, known in court filings as Kidane, born in Ethiopia and now an U.S. citizen, isn’t wanted for a crime _ but instead helps out a political opposition group outlawed in his home country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.

AccuWeather: More Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:34

 More Humid TodayMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a pop-up thunderstorm is possible this afternoon, especially in northern and western areas like the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessary

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:25

Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessaryVerizon workers in nine states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday.

Police probe shooting aboard Atlanta commuter train

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:23
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man was wounded when a gunman opened fire aboard a commuter train in Atlanta.

Mother, baby critically stabbed in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:21

Mother and baby stabbed in West Oak Lane; mother ID'dA mother and her young daughter were stabbed and left critically wounded in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.

Brain disorder center's closing sends ripples nationwide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:18

In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 photo, one of the housing units of the Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center is seen in Effingham, N.H. The 88-bed facility for people with traumatic brain injuries, is preparing to close after months of scrutiny over allegations of abuse and neglect, including a client death and residents who wandered into the woods unattended. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When Tyler Richardson's son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems.

Kentucky amusement park ride tips over, 12 injured: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:15
The ride, in which people sitting in swings suspended from above are spun around, tipped over just after 7 pm ET on Saturday in Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Warren County Sheriff's Office spokesman Stephen Harmon said. Police did not know the ages of those hurt, although some were children, or the severity of the injuries.

Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads 'movement'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:03

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures at a news conference near the U.S.- Mexico border outside of Laredo, TexasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging rival Jeb Bush and gaining support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements. Trump was backed by 18 percent of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15 percent, was within the poll's margin of error. "There is a movement going on. ...

Police probe decapitation of Arizona woman and her dogs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:59
The grisly scene was discovered Saturday morning after a neighbor decided to check on the welfare of a married couple he knew had mental health issues. When the husband opened the door to the couple's home he was naked, a portion of his left forearm was cut off, his right eye was missing, and large amounts of blood were seen throughout the home, according to Phoenix police. The neighbor called police who entered the home and found the headless body of Trina Heisch, 49, in a bedroom closet along with two dogs.

New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:37

Diego Rodriguez, assistant FBI director in charge the New York field office, poses outside his office, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in New York. Rodriguez oversees all operations and personnel in the five boroughs of New York City, eight counties in New York state, and La Guardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there.

Ohio city better prepared to keep toxins out of tap water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:24
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Bright yellow buoys equipped with sensors and scattered across western Lake Erie are more than beacons bobbing in the water.

Boston gangster's bid for new trial heads to appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:18

In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Bulger was convicted in August in a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. A federal appeals court in Boston is set to hear arguments Monday, July 27, 2015 on Bulger’s bid to overturn his racketeering convictions. Bulger will not be present for the proceedings. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — During his 2013 racketeering trial, former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger called the proceeding a "sham" after he was barred from presenting the centerpiece of his defense: his claim that a federal prosecutor gave him immunity to commit crimes.

Police: Man used samurai sword in Holland Tunnel road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:59

 Man used samurai sword in Holland Tunnel road rage incidentPolice say a New Jersey man waved a samurai sword at a fellow driver while stuck in traffic at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel.

On LA radio show, a peek into the love lives of immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:57

In this Thursday, July 23, 2015, photo, DJ Daniel Perez, "El Garbanzo" holds up Erazmo's mask, at the "El Show de Erazno y La Chokolata" radio show in Los Angeles. The program offers to help immigrants wondering if girlfriends and boyfriends, wives and husbands left behind or deported back to Mexico and Central America are being faithful. They call in, reveal their woes and then listen offline as the host calls their unsuspecting partner and offers the chance to send a free heart-shaped box of chocolate to their romantic interest. Diaz's show is broadcast by Entravision and reaches over 2 million people nationwide. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — On weekday evenings, carpenters and longshoremen, working mothers and young professionals hailing from Latin America and living in Los Angeles and throughout the U.S. tune their radios to Oswaldo Diaz's show and get a peek into the love lives of immigrants.

Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:50

In this Friday, July 10, 2015 photo, a Karner Blue butterfly is seen after it was released at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission in Albany, N.Y. More than two decades of habitat restoration and breeding programs have put the endangered Karner blue butterfly on track to recovery in the New York pine barrens where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov. The silvery blue, postage stamp-size butterfly is also making a comeback in parts of Ohio and New Hampshire where it was thought to have been wiped out before 2000. Populations have declined but persisted in Wisconsin and Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.