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Kruk: Cole Hamels would be perfect for Dodgers

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

 Cole Hamels would be perfect for DodgersCurrent ESPN baseball analyst and former Philadelphia Phillie John Kruk says Cole Hamels would be a perfect fit for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Missouri man kills father by lying on his head to 'prove a point'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:56
Kyle Webb, 44, of Grandview, Missouri, is charged with killing Franklin Webb late Saturday night at a home they shared after the father complained about the way his son was cleaning up around a leaky pipe, according to a police report. Kyle Webb admitted the killing, telling police that he became angry at his father's complaints and attempted to scare him by acting as though he was going to hit him with an empty vodka bottle, according to the police report. Franklin Webb then tried to punch his son but fell back, hitting a kitchen chair before falling to the floor where the son jumped on top of him, the police report states.

Nebraska man, 85, says mail carrier saved his life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:54
SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — An 85-year-old Nebraska man credits a mail carrier with saving his life on a recent hot day after he fell in the yard.

Cole Hamels preparing for next start after no-hitter as deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:54
Fresh off baseball's third no-hitter of the season, Cole Hamels is preparing to start for the Phillies on Thursday.

Dog reunited with Arizona owners after turning up in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:47
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A dog that went missing from a Mesa home two years ago is back after journeying more than 1,800 miles.

Crews gain ground on wildfires in Montana, California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:05
Evacuation levels in Montana's Glacier National Park are being downgraded as the weather improves and more firefighters arrive to battle the blaze.

Boat of missing teens found off Florida; Namath offers help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:04

14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen are showing in this handout provided by the United States Coast Guard in MiamiTEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a boat belonging to two missing 14-year-old fishermen has been found off Florida's Atlantic coast.

San Francisco police shoot man who attempted carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:45
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police shot a man who stole a car and attempted to carjack another near San Francisco International Airport, authorities said.

2 siblings charged in 1996 killing of aunt in South Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:39

2 siblings charged in 1996 killing of aunt in South TexasA brother and sister face capital murder charges in the 1996 stabbing death of their aunt during a South Texas robbery allegedly linked to drugs.

Two killed, six injured in boat accident near Baltimore bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:38
Two bodies were pulled from the water near the Francis Scott Key Bridge spanning the Patapsco River, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said in a statement. The power boat hit a concrete piling along a shipping channel that protects the bridge from boat strikes, police said.

Texas county where inmate died has history of racial tension

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:30

Sylvester Nunn leans against his pickup and talks about growing up in Waller County Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Hempstead, Texas. Nunn sells watermelons from the back of his truck along the highway, a generations-old summer tradition. A more troubling tradition, of racial strife, has resurfaced here in the days since a black woman named Sandra Bland died in the county jail after a traffic stop by a white state trooper. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — In the searing 100-degree Texas heat, Sylvester Nunn uses three worn beach umbrellas to protect himself and the produce piled in the bed of his old Chevy pickup truck as he carries on a generations-old summer tradition.

Las Vegas hotel reopens pool where fire started

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:13

Las Vegas hotel reopens pool where fire startedA Las Vegas high-rise hotel has reopened its rooftop swimming pool a day after a fire sent patrons running and black smoke billowing above the Strip.

New Jersey chain saw artist has tools swiped

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:05
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey chain saw artist says somebody nicked his tools.

Rand Paul plans to keep pushing to defund U.S. Planned Parenthood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:47

U.S. Senator Paul embraces wife Kelley before announcing candidacy for president during an event in LouisvilleBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential contender Rand Paul said on Sunday he plans to push Congress to cut federal funding for the non-profit reproductive healthcare organization Planned Parenthood in a debate over its treatment of aborted fetal tissue. "I think the time is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to such a gruesome procedure," Paul, a Kentucky senator, said on Fox News Sunday. "People are outraged by this and I think the American people deserve to have a vote on it." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has started a fast-track process to bring Paul's legislation for a vote soon, McConnell's spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

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.