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Bernie Sanders takes aim at 'greedy' Koch brothers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:33

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Vermont senator sought to broaden his appeal with black voters Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in speeches in South Carolina denouncing "institutional racism" in the American political and economic system. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch the face of a "corrupted" political and economic system that the Vermont senator wants to upend.


Family of slain man calls for federal investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 09:50
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by police in southern New Jersey during a traffic stop in December 2014 is calling for a federal probe into the shooting.

Woman injured in Aston Twp. shooting; boyfriend arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 09:31

Woman injured in Aston Twp. shooting; boyfriend arrestedDelaware County authorities are investigating a shooting in Aston Township that left a woman injured.


Michigan couple that challenged gay marriage ban wed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 09:11
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse — the two Michigan women who legally challenged the state's ban on gay marriage — exchanged vows Saturday during a ceremony in suburban Detroit.

Relatives proud of 3 Americans who subdued gunman on train

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 09:02

In this image made from TV, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, who helped overpower high-speed train attacker talks to the media early Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, in Arras, France. Three Americans and a Briton are together being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman they encountered on a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris Friday evening. (AP Photo /APTN) TV OUT - FRANCE OUTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of the three Americans who tackled and disarmed a gunman on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris say they are proud of the men and relieved they weren't killed during those chaotic moments.


Storm Kilo to strengthen in Pacific, Danny to weaken in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 08:58
By Karin Stanton KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Weather system Kilo weakened into a depression by early Saturday but is expected to become a hurricane as it travels across the central Pacific towards the Hawaiian islands over the next several days, the National Weather Service said. Kilo, with sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour), was centered roughly 520 miles (835 km) south of Honolulu by Saturday at 5 a.m. EDT , moving west-northwest at about 17 mph (28 kph), the NWS said. Kilo is expected to strengthen and slow over the weekend, as it begins to turn northwest.

Cal students return for start of school year

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 08:49

Cal students return for start of school yearIt's a day of new beginnings and long goodbyes at UC Berkeley. This weekend students are moving into the dorms and campus housing for the start of the new school year.


California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 08:35

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 28, 2015, volunteer Ivette Portela bottle feeds a young fawn at the Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue in Loomis, Calif. California's historic drought has caused a scarcity of food in the wild that has been blamed for unusual animal activity. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.


Skydivers parachute into funeral of Army skydiver

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 08:30

Parachuters fly over Lakota West's football field Saturday, Aug. 21, 2015, during the funeral service in West Chester, Ohio, for Army Master Sgt. Corey Hood. Hood, 32, a Lakota West graduate and member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, died Aug. 16 following a performance at the Chicago Air and Water Show. (Madison Schmidt/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)CINCINNATI (AP) — A solo Army Golden Knight parachutist honored a comrade's dream by landing on the high school football field where hundreds of mourners gathered for his funeral Saturday, a week after he was involved in a deadly accident at a Chicago air show.


Danny weakens to a tropical storm, heads for Leeward Islands

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 08:06

Tropical Storm Danny is seen in the Atlantic Ocean in this image from the NOAA GOES-East satelliteWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Danny weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday as it headed for the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (105 km per hour), was about 520 miles (840 km) east of the Leeward Islands, the center said. Danny was moving west at about 14 mph (22 kph). Tropical storm watches were in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin. ...


Giant panda gives birth at Washington's National Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:55
The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw in the U.S. capital, gave birth to a cub on Saturday, the zoo said. Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:34 p.m. EDT after her water broke about an hour beforehand, zoo officials said. “All of us are thrilled that Mei Xiang has given birth.

Indiana team that raided Fogle's home used mobile laboratory

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:35

In this Aug 19, 2015 photo, Assistant US Attorney Steven D. DeBrota, right, and Indianapolis Police chief Richard Hite, discuss the child pornography case against Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle following his hearing in Indianapolis. The extensive investigation that led this week to longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreeing to plead guilty to sex and child pornography crimes shines the brightest spotlight yet on an Indiana task force devoted to pursuing crimes against children that is one of the nation's most aggressive and effective child pornography hunters. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When they arrived at Jared Fogle's home last month, law enforcement officials were armed with more than a search warrant: They rolled up with a mobile forensics laboratory that has revolutionized how Indiana investigates child-exploitation and pornography crimes and helped make the state a national model.


'Underground railroad' assists Iraqi refugees in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:23

This photo taken Aug. 20, 2015, shows Fadi Hirmiz near the San Ysidro border crossing. At home in Iraq, "I was afraid for my family, for our kids." A Southern California nonprofit is running an "underground railroad" to assist Chaldean Catholics fleeing the turmoil in Iraq. (Alejandro Tamayo/U-T San Diego via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California nonprofit is running an "underground railroad" to assist Chaldean Catholics fleeing the turmoil in Iraq, its founder says.


1 hurt in crash on I-95 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:19

1 hurt in crash on I-95 in BensalemPennsylvania State Police are investigating an accident on northbound I-95 in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Woman sought in connection with Wildwood stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:01

Woman sought in connection with Wildwood stabbingPolice at the Jersey Shore are asking for the public's help in their search for a woman wanted in connection with a stabbing in Wildwood.


New Mexico city sees heightened security after church blasts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:01
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Heightened security persists in Las Cruces, where police and federal agents will sweep more than 100 churches for explosives this weekend.

Woman critically wounded in Aston Twp. shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:59

Woman injured in Aston Twp. shooting; boyfriend arrestedDelaware County authorities are investigating a shooting in Aston Township that left a woman in critical condition.


Man killed, wife seriously injured in Bensalem crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:58

Man killed, wife seriously injured in Bensalem crashAn elderly man is dead and his wife is seriously injured following a rollover crash in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Statues unveiled in honor of fallen 22nd District police officers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:43

Statues unveiled in honor of fallen 22nd District police officersTwo Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty are being honored with a new memorial unveiled at their home district.


Anti-abortion protesters rally at Planned Parenthood sites

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:43
The protests staged at dozens of Planned Parenthood sites came after an anti-abortion group released an eighth video on Friday purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue. During the two-hour morning rallies, demonstrators prayed and chanted outside the facilities as they held signs condemning Planned Parenthood and its practices. "Planned Parenthood sells baby parts," read one sign at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to a photos posted on social media.