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AccuWeather: Storms give way to humid temps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:47

 Still Warm and HumidAccuWeather says once the storms pass, it will be warm and humid.


Mississippi police dog saves deputy ambushed by two men

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:47
(Reuters) - A Mississippi sheriff's deputy who was ambushed by two men along a remote stretch of highway, then choked and carried toward woodland, was rescued by his canine partner who chased off the attackers, an official said on Wednesday. Deputy Todd Frazier was grabbed by two men as he approached a parked car near the southern community of Pearlington earlier this month, said Hancock County Sheriff's Department Detective Anthony Gambino. While one man put Frazier in a chokehold, and cut his forehead with some type of blade, the other picked up his legs and the pair carried the deputy off toward a woodline, Gambino said.

Jury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:46

Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth, center, walks towards a vehicle from the Hughes County Courthouse in Pierre, S.D., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, with her husband, Chad Haber, right, and her defense attorney, Dana Hanna, left. A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations. (James Nord/Capital Journal via AP)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations.


THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:45

FILE - The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:


Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:33

In this May 25, 2015 photo is the box culvert where Claremore Fire Department Capt. Jason Farley was trapped and drowned on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. Farley and another firefighter who tried to rescue him were pulled into the drain pipe. The other firefighter traveled 200 yards until he was ejected from the pipe and survived the near-drowning, but Farley got caught inside and died. His drowning highlights the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and emergency workers. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUTThe drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.


Habitat for Humanity building homes for 5 North Philadelphia families

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:28

Habitat for Humanity building homes for 5 North Philadelphia familiesDreams are coming true for families who are literally building their own homes in North Philadelphia.


Rash of scooter, motorcycle thefts in South Philadelphia, Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:26

Rash of scooter, motorcycle thefts in South Philadelphia, Center CityPolice are investigating a rash of scooter and motorcycle thefts across the city from South Philadelphia to Center City - and most of the bikes were locked up at the time.


A closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:24

ADDS THAT MICHELLE MARIE CAREY-CHARBA WAS CONFIRMED DEAD WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 - This undated photo provided by the Hays County Sheriff's Office shows Michelle Charba, seated, with William Charba, 6. Both had been missing from Wimberley, Texas since Sunday, May 24, 2015. Michelle Carey-Charba was confirmed as a storm related death on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. William Charba has not yet been found. More than 100 people continued to search along the Blanco River on Wednesday for other bodies but were slowed by large debris fields. (Hays County Sheriff's Office, via AP)At least 21 people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:


Person struck and killed by Amtrak train in Devon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:19

Person struck and killed by Amtrak train in DevonChester County officials are investigating a fatal train accident in Devon.


Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:09

A Houston Chronicle newspaper sits on the curb next to flood soaked carpet padding Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston. The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to at least 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.


Federal government orders pipeline company to clean California oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:59

Crews clean up Refugio State Beach after a massive oil spill on the Californian coast in Goleta, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The federal government on Wednesday ordered a company at the center of a Southern California oil spill to continue its efforts to clean up the pipeline breach that dumped crude onto a pristine stretch of shoreline and into the Pacific Ocean. The order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Coast Guard also requires Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline to submit a written plan by June 6 that will outline measures for analyzing the spill's effects on the environment. The May 19 spill dumped as much as 2,400 barrels (101,000 gallons, or 382,000 liters) of crude onto a pristine stretch of the Santa Barbara coastline and into the Pacific, leaving slicks that stretched over 9 miles (14 km) along the coast.


Hundreds evacuated in Texas after storms leave at least 15 dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:41

Amy Gilmour a volunteer from San Antonio Texas walks past a pile of debris which included parts of destroyed homes that amassed when the Blanco River flooded during the Memorial Day weekend rains in Wimberley TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston. People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to overflow its banks about 30 miles (50 km) west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night, county officials said. "The river is coming up fast and flowing at dangerous volumes," Parker County Judge Mark Riley told a news conference, adding shelters were available.


SkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:30
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver that diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical emergency couldn't resume its journey because the plane required an inspection.

Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:27

A giant sea lion, nicknamed Bubba, swims in a recovery pool at SeaWorld San Diego's animal rescue center Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in San Diego. The sea lion, impaled by a homemade spear, is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.


Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:27

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Actor-comedian Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.


Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:21

Obama delivers remarks at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VirginiaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The immigration order was first put on hold by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen in February after the states, all led by Republican governors, argued that taking in migrants would be overly burdensome.


At least three injured after tornado hits Texas gas drilling rig

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:07
(Reuters) - At least three people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling rig in northern Texas, the Hemphill County sheriff and a hospital official said. One victim sustained minor injuries, the second had non-life-threatening injuries to the face, and the third suffered "an impalement to the abdomen," Hemphill County Sheriff James Pearson said in a statement. Two of the more seriously injured were transported to a hospital in Amarillo and one was treated at Hemphill County Hospital in Canadian, Hemphill Hospital Chief Executive Christy Francis said.

Wounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:06

Janai Wilson, the shooting survivor and the prosecution's key witness in the murder trial of Wayne Burgarello testifies at the Washoe County District Court, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Janai Wilson testified in Washoe District Court in Reno before prosecutors rested their case against Wayne Burgarello on charges of murder and attempted murder. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTRENO, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.


Man arrested in massive downtown Los Angeles arson case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:02
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 56-year-old man has been arrested on arson charges in connection with a massive fire that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles and damaged three nearby buildings, police said on Wednesday. Dawud Abdulwali was taken into custody on Tuesday and booked on arson charges, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said. "Crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles and our first mission is public safety," Mayor Eric Garcetti said at an evening press conference.