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Utah boy tells how he was found by rescuers in mountains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:13

Malachi Bradley, center, smiles at his brother Levi as he is reunited with his family, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Uintah County, Utah, after being lost near the Wyoming border on Sunday. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Malachi Bradley was searching for wild mushrooms in eastern Utah when he realized he had wandered too far from the mountain lake where he was hiking with his father and siblings.


Shallow depths belie hazards as waterparks' popularity grows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:00

In this Aug. 5, 2015, photo, lifeguards simulate a shallow water rescue on a backboard from a water slide at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Concern is growing about risks present even when most waterpark water is shallower than 3 feet. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — With their appealing slides and wave pools, splashing around at waterparks is an increasingly popular way to spend a summer day. But the shallow waters belie hazards that experts say visitors who are focused on the fun may be underestimating.


Deported man captured in tourist photo before slaying of San Francisco woman: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:50

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San FranciscoA convicted felon who had been deported to Mexico five times was seen acting erratically and captured in a tourist photo just moments before police say he shot dead a 32-year-old woman on a San Francisco pier last month, investigators said on Tuesday. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to the seemingly random shooting of Kathryn Steinle on July 1 as she walked with her father and a friend along the city's waterfront. A San Francisco Superior Court judge is weighing whether prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed to trial with murder charges.


Prep school grad accused of rape set to testify at trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:40

Owen Labrie listens to testimony in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A young man accused of raping a fellow student at an elite prep school in New Hampshire is set to testify in a trial that has exposed a campus tradition of sexual conquest.


You can blame the beeping economy for worst US traffic ever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:05

Traffic crawls along the Capital Beltway during rush hour, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.


Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:53
Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways.

Police: Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:41

West Virginia State Police create a barricade outside Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in response to state police indicating that a weapon is in the school. All children have been evacuated from the school and are safely awaiting buses. No injuries have been reported according to the West Virginia State Police. (Lindsay Hawken/The Inter-Mountain via AP)PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said. No injuries were reported.


American who helped stop France terror attack returns to US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:17

Anthony Sadler, center, who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, walks across the tarmac to a waiting vehicle at Sacramento International Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Sadler and two Sacramento-area friends, U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, helped subdue Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man with ties to radical Islam who was carrying a handgun and an assault weapon on the train Friday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday.


U.S. commuters spend about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:10

Heavy traffic jam on New York's 2nd Avenue builds up during the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average urban commuter to waste about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, a report released on Wednesday said. The Texas Transportation Institute report estimates U.S. highway congestion costs $160 billion a year, including from lost productivity, gas burned while idling in traffic and additional wear and tear on vehicles. "The higher congestion levels are clearly the downside of increased economic activity," said Bill Eisele, senior researcher for the TTI, which put together the annual Urban Mobility Scorecard along with traffic tracking company INRIX. TTI is part of Texas A&M University.


Boundaries shift in the U.S. on what cellphone use is rude: survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:07

A man stands in Grand Central Terminal, as passengers face limited train service on New Haven Line between Stamford Station and Grand Central Terminal due to Con Edison power problem in New YorkBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? The Pew Research Center survey on shifts in what is acceptable in an always-wired world found 82 percent of American adults say that using cellphones hurt conversation in social gatherings. Lee Rainie, Pew's director of Internet, science and technology research, said the survey underscored big issues about how technology is disrupting longstanding rules on human interaction.


Talladega mayor loses re-election bid after assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:46

Talladega Mayor Larry Barton walks with his wife, Mary Barton during an election, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. Voters will decide whether their mayor, who was re-elected despite a federal conviction and is recovering from an assault, will be back in office for a fifth term. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor who had been re-elected in 2011 despite a federal conviction and recently was recovering from an assault lost a bid for a fifth term in office Tuesday.


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.