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Survey: US gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:19
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period.

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:06

SUGE KNIGHT BACK AT WORK AT DEATH ROW RECORDS.(Reuters) - Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was among three people shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of several victims in a shooting in West Hollywood," a spokesman for the department told Reuters. Knight, 49, and another man, aged 32, and a woman, 19, were wounded, transported to local hospitals and expected to recover, the department said in a statement. TMZ entertainment news website reported that Knight was leaving a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the 1OAK club on Sunset Strip and that he was in intensive care after undergoing surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.


Man charged in Texas police chief's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:06

Joshua Manuel Lopez is seen in an undated photo provided by the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. Bexar County Sheriff’s Office’s Rosanne Hughes said Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, that Lopez, 24, has been charged in connection with the death of Police Chief Michael Pimentel of Elmendorf, Texas. Pimentel was making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti, when an assailant fired, hitting the chief several times in the shoulder and abdomen. (AP Photo/Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old Texas man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town police chief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Sunday.


Quake rocks California wine country, dozens injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:57

Fallen statue of Bacchus, a Roman god of wine, is seen inside the Ceja Vineyards tasting room after an earthquake in Napa, CaliforniaBy Jim Christie NAPA Calif. (Reuters) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa. It was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Napa. There were no known fatalities, but three people were seriously injured, including a child who suffered multiple fractures after a fireplace fell on him, local fire battalion chief John Callahan said. Although the quake was only moderately strong, it shook up residents, said Barry Martin, community outreach coordinator for Napa, a city of 77,000 located about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.


Police: Car in Potomac River near DC, 1 found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River in the Washington, D.C., area after a car apparently went off a parkway and plunged into the water.

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:30

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, Ellis Hunt Jr., 61, walks past an orange tree, left, which is affected by a disease called "greening", in Lake Wales, Fla. The Hunt family owns 5,000-plus acres of groves and is part of the co-op that contributes to Florida's Natural, the third largest juice brand in the country. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.


Biggest quakes by magnitude in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:27

The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left at least three critically injured in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.


Oglala Sioux leader Gerald One Feather dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:43
OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died. He was 76.

Raw footage of earthquake and damage from Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:38

Raw footage of earthquake and damage from Northern CaliforniaFires and home damage caused by the 6.1 quake.


Woman who drank toxic tea released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:31

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Jan Harding, 67, who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital. Harding has been slowly improving since Aug. 10, when she drank a single sip of sweetened iced tea at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital.


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:27

Man dies after being shot backstage at concertA 38-year-old man died Saturday after being shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.


Young boy sent to hospital after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:25

Young boy hospitalized after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shakeA trip to a Dairy Queen didn't end as expected for one family after a young boy made a trip to a hospital.


Napa official: 15 to 16 buildings not inhabitable after quake, limited access to many others

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:23
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa official: 15 to 16 buildings not inhabitable after quake, limited access to many others.

Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:17
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people.

The history of devastating earthquakes in the Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:09

The history of devastating earthquakes in the Bay AreaThe Bay area has previously been marred by two major earthquakes in recorded history, striking in 1906 and 1989.


4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:20
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard says four people have been found dead off the South Florida coast.

Trayvon Martin parents to join rally for slain Missouri teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:10

A parishioners prays at Greater St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church after the pastor ask for peace in the community in FergusonBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot dead in 2012, were expected to join the family of Michael Brown, killed by a police officer in Missouri this month, in a rally in St. Louis on Sunday to protest against police violence. The demonstration will take place one day before the funeral of Brown, an 18-year-old black youth whose slaying by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the town of Ferguson on Aug. 9 led to days of unrest and drew global attention to race relations in the United States. The shooting of Martin by a civilian vigilante was one of the most high-profile incidents of racial tension in the United States in recent years, with family and supporters saying it showed the rough treatment that black youths live with. Representatives of the Brown family said in public flyers that Martin's parents would attend the Sunday demonstration.


3 people critically injured after California earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:05

Strong California earthquake causes injuries, damageThe largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday.


No charges in half-naked man South Philadephia incident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:45

No charges in half-naked man South Philadephia incidentPhiladelphia police have released more details on an incident in South Philadelphia that involved a half-naked man.


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:55

This Aug. 8, 2014 photo shows Rick Blankenship and his- lawn at his home in Long Beach, Calif. As Californians face a historic drought, more people are tearing out thirsty grass lawns to cut down on water use. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.