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A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 05:27

FILE - This March 23, 2008, file photo, provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain, 33, of suburban Minneapolis, was killed this year in Syria fighting with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:


5 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Lower Gwynedd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 05:22

5 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Lower GwyneddPolice say five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County.


Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 05:20
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. "He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing," Donovan said. No further details were available. ...

Suspect charged in Camden throat slashings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 04:59

Suspect charged with slashing throats of mother, son in CamdenPolice have charged a suspect with slashing the throats of a mother and her teen son in Camden.


Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 04:56

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2014, file photo, Davis High School English teacher Brianne Altice stands before the judge during her first court hearing in Farmington, Utah. Altice accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy. One of the teenage boys offered graphic details during his testimony at a preliminary hearing on Friday, Sept. 19, about how he went from being Altice's English student to allegedly having sex with her in his Farmington home. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack, File)FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy.


Family of man shot by police invite chief to rally

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 04:15
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memorial, and the police chief has been invited to attend.

Police: Calif. murder sparked by dispute over cats, dog

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:59

 Calif. murder sparked by dispute over cats, dogPolice say a murder in California on Thursday night was sparked by a dispute over cats and a dog. And when it was over, investigators say the female suspect ran away with two young kids.


City cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.

City cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.

2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:50

Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.


700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:48

700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospitalMore than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.


Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:31
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 passengers have been taken off a tall tourist ship that ran aground in low waters near New York City's Statue of Liberty.

Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:27

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.


Destructive California wildfire burning in two national forests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:21

A piece of burnt metal is seen at the King Fire in Fresh Pond northeast of SacramentoBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in California's rugged Sierra Nevada mountains has damaged and destroyed some homes in a small community, as thousands of residents remain evacuated and gusty winds on Saturday are expected to fan the flames, officials said. Officials did not yet have a complete damage assessment from the charred community of White Meadows. On Friday, they reported the week-old King Fire had for the first time torched homes. "The structures that did burn, many of them were completely consumed as the trees around them burned top to bottom. ...


Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:03
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said. Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water. Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of Louisville hospital. ...

Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:03
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said. Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water. Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of Louisville hospital. ...

Man trapped in vehicle after crashing in Gloucester Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:49

Man trapped in vehicle after crashing in Gloucester Twp., N.J.Police say a man had to be rescued from his vehicle after crashing in Gloucester Township, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Police investigate double shooting in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:33

Police investigate double shooting in West Oak LanePolice say two men were shot and wounded during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section late Friday night.


Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:27

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Ana and John Conley, parents of defendant Shannon Conley, exit the U.S. Federal courthouse following their daughter's plea hearing, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Denver. Shannon Conley, a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty under a deal that requires her to give authorities information about others with the same intentions. With foreign fighters from dozens of nations pouring into the Middle East to join the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations, U.S. officials are putting new energy into trying to understand what radicalizes people far removed from the fight and into prodding countries around the world to do a better job of keeping them from joining up. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.


2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:26

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talking about education reform during a forum in Nashville, Tenn. While other Republicans mulling a run for president in 2016 are laying the foundations of their potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is focusing on his growing personal business empire. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire.