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Life Flight pioneer and celebrated Texas surgeon Duke dies at 86

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:38
James "Red" Duke, a celebrated Texas surgeon who helped develop the Life Flight helicopter emergency service and played a medical role during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, officials said. Duke, known for his Texas twang and thick mustache, was one of the best-known surgeons in the state who brought changes to emergency medicine that influenced the field globally, said the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where Duke had worked.

Trump has Univision anchor removed from news conference

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:35

Trump has Univision anchor removed from news conferenceRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump had an extended argument with the news anchor from a Hispanic television network, after he initially had the anchor escorted from a news conference.


Yangming apologizes on Facebook: We owe you better

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:33

 We owe you betterA Main Line restaurant shut down due to a roach infestation has taken to social media to issue an apology to its customers.


Police: Temple Law grad found fatally shot in Hockessin parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:28

 Temple Law grad found fatally shot in Hockessin parking lotNew Castle County police say a recent Temple University law school graduate was found dead in a car in a Hockessin nursing home parking lot had been shot in his upper torso.


Judge rules against effort to cut Chester Upland charter school funding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:26

Judge rules against effort to cut Chester Upland charter school fundingIn Delaware County, a judge has ruled against an effort to cut funding to charter schools in the Chester Upland School District.


Crews battle 2-alarm Camden fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:20

Crews battle 2-alarm Camden fireFirefighters battled a two alarm blaze in Camden Tuesday night.


DA: White House fence jumper killed at Chester Co. Justice Center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:17

 White House fence jumper killed at Chester Co. Justice CenterA man who once jumped the fence at the White House was shot and killed at the Chester County Justice Center by a sheriff's deputy on Tuesday after attacking another deputy with a knife.


Developer confident Coliseum City will become reality

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:13

Developer confident Coliseum City will become realityA developer is confident he'll get the money to build a massive development at the Oakland Coliseum that would include a new football stadium for the Oakland Raiders.


National Guardsman who helped thwart attack on French train to get medal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:04

French President Francois Hollande awards U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos with the Legion d'Honneur medal during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in ParisSpecialist Alek Skarlatos, 22, charged accused gunman Ayoub el Khazzani on the train headed to Paris from Amsterdam last week, helping to wrestle away a pistol and an AK-47 assault rifle, and clubbing him on the head with the larger gun, according to the Army. Two people, including Skarlatos' friend, U.S. airman Spencer Stone, 23, were wounded in subduing Khazzani, who has been identified by authorities as a Moroccan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant. French President Francois Hollande on Monday bestowed France's highest honor on Skarlatos, Stone and 22-year-old Anthony Sadler, awarding them the Legion d'honneur at a ceremony at the presidential Elysée Palace, and U.S. President Barack Obama has hailed their bravery.


Angry Sonoma County residents meet with Supes over tribal land deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:02

Angry Sonoma County residents meet with Supes over tribal land dealAngry Sonoma County residents say they've been blindsided by what they call a backroom deal between their county supervisors and a local Indian tribe.


Colorado theater shooter's mother says son is remorseful

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:02

James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. Holmes was convicted Aug. 7 of murdering 12 people when he opened fire on a crowded movie theater in 2012. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday, telling a judge during his sentencing hearing that her son feels remorse but his mental illness and medications made it hard for him to express it.


New deal struck in San Jose with city, police unions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:48

New deal struck in San Jose with city, police unionsA new deal has been reached between San Jose City Council and the police union that could possibly save taxpayers $1.7 billion over time.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:42

Specialist Robert Nelson works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday after falling sharply in the final hour of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Searchers find body of city official who died in landslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:28
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a city building official who went missing in a landslide.

San Francisco man held responsible for stolen Clipper card charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:27

San Francisco man held responsible for stolen Clipper card chargesWhen a San Francisco man's wallet went missing, he did everything right yet he was shocked to find out it wasn't enough.


Dr. James 'Red' Duke, once-familiar TV doctor, dead at 86

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:13

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2013, file photo, Dr. James "Red" Duke instructs a group of U.S. Army flight medics in suturing techniques using pigs feet at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination before going on to become a familiar television doctor, died in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at age 86. (Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — Dr. James "Red" Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination before going on to become a familiar television doctor, died in Houston on Tuesday at age 86.


Hiker burned, two dogs die after leaping into Idaho hot springs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:10
A man hiking through a national forest in Idaho suffered severe burns and his two dogs were scalded to death when both canines plunged into a hot spring and he jumped in after them to try to save his pets, authorities said on Tuesday. The freak accident occurred last week in the Panther Creek Hot Springs, a popular spot in the sprawling Salmon-Challis National Forest, about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of the tourist town of Salmon in east-central Idaho.

Driver shot in head in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:03

Driver shot in head in GermantownPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in the city's Germantown section.


Two arrested after allegedly robbing, shooting tourist in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:57

Two arrested after allegedly robbing, shooting tourist in San FranciscoA San Francisco tourist is recovering after being shot in the shoulder this afternoon and the two men accused of attacking him were arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through three cities.


1 critical in West Oak Lane double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:56

1 critical in West Oak Lane double shootingTwo men are hospitalized after being shot in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.