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Man charged in chase that ended in girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:04
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl.

Abandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:43

In this July 10, 2014 photo, Susan Peirce, founder of Red Bucket Equine Rescue, bonds with a rescued horse at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money or both. When the recession started, some people had to dump their horses and discontinue donations to horse charities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.


Jury reconvenes in defamation case brought by Jesse Ventura

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:33
By Todd Melby ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A jury reconvened Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, alleging his reputation was sullied by claims in a former Navy SEAL's book about his involvement in a bar fight. In closing arguments a day earlier, defense lawyers said Ventura, a former professional wrestler, was a publicity seeker trying to grab headlines by filing a defamation case against the estate of a fellow ex-Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who died after serving his country with honor. In Kyle's book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," he alludes to a bar fight in which he slugs someone who made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. They said their client was defamed by the section chronicling a bar fight between the two men.

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:25

A traveler views a departures board Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.


Fact sheet: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:24
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's latest is most fuel efficient

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:24

This undated product image provided by Honda shows the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid vehicle. The fuel-thrifty Accord four door, the first with an electric plug, is propelled by stored electric power on most short trips of up to 13 miles. (AP Photo/Honda)The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.


Officials probe North Dakota oil supply company

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:21

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic.


Police: Aggressive driver caused Schuylkill Expressway crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:15

 Aggressive driver caused Schuylkill Expressway crashA person police are calling an "aggressive driver" is facing multiple citations following a two-car crash on the Schuylkill Expressway.


U.S. scientists urge 'national vision' to curb coastal risks in report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:12
(Reuters) - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday. Urging a "national vision" toward addressing coastal risks, the report comes on the heels of a Reuters analysis published earlier this month showing that coastal flooding along the densely populated Eastern Seaboard of the United States has surged in recent years, with steep financial consequences. The great majority of money - most of it federal dollars -spent on coastal risks goes toward recovery after a disaster rather than on planning for and mitigating against storms, climate change and sea-level rise, the report said. Instead, the federal government should push for a national coastal risk assessment to identify best practices and uniform measures of progress, and move away from the current decentralized approach to coastal management, the report said.

Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:08

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass.BOSTON (AP) — It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?


Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00

Man dies in California after beach hole collapsesA young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.


First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:53

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


California city rejects child immigrant shelter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:47
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it was mulling a legal challenge.

Plane crashes in Taiwan; at least 51 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:34

Plane crashes in Taiwan; at least 51 deadTaiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:30

the NAACP annual conventionLAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.


Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:27

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Carolyn Allen, left, a 69-year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way to the living room with roommate Marcia Rosenfeld, who owns the apartment Allen lives in New York. The two women are roommates thanks to a home-sharing program run by a New York-based nonprofit agency. Rosenfeld's two-bedroom apartment is too big for her, and even with a senior citizen's rent break, at over $1,000 a month, it was too expensive, so she is happy to have Allen help share living expenses. Allen doesn't want to live alone and doesn't want to spend a lot on rent, so she and Rosenfeld agree the program suits their individual needs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.


Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:13

Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.


Man rushed to hospital with gunshot wound in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:09

Man rushed to hospital with gunshot wound in KensingtonPolice say a 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound in Philadelphia's Kensington section early Wednesday morning.


Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:05
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.