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Flame from Emirates plane put out at Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:49
BOSTON (AP) — A Dubai-to-Boston flight with 367 passengers and crew members aboard has been grounded at Logan International Airport after an engine fire that officials say was quickly extinguished when the plane landed.

How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:47

Winds from Tropical Storm Iselle blow palm trees near a sign warning of the closure of Kualoa Regional Park in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. All of the public parks on Oahu were closed. Iselle came ashore onto the Big Island early Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while Hurricane Julio, behind it, is forecasted to pass north of the islands. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific, Hurricane Julio, had tourists and residents on edge but is moving away from the islands and no longer posing a threat.


1 dead after pickup careens into farmers market

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:36
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and several others were injured when a pickup truck drove into a farmers market in northern New Jersey.

Lawmakers weigh US role against Islamic fighters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:35

Lawmakers weigh US role against Islamic fightersIslamic militants' growing influence in Iraq and Syria is a threat to Americans, lawmakers from both political parties agreed Sunday even as they sharply split on what role the United States should play in trying to crush them.


Correction: Ladder Truck Crash story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:32
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about the crash of a fire truck, The Associated Press misidentified William Tweedy. He is a retired spokesman for the department, and was at the scene of the crash working as a freelance videographer.

APNewsBreak: Los Angeles woman pummeled on video by patrol officer thought she would die

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — APNewsBreak: Los Angeles woman pummeled on video by patrol officer thought she would die.

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:56

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State ParkwayInvestigators are searching for the person who apparently threw a dog out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway.


Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:41

Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposalIsrael and the Hamas militant group on Sunday accepted a renewed Egyptian cease-fire proposal.


24 riders stranded on Six Flags America roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:41

24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coasterAuthorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Phila. team one win away from Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:40

Phila. team headed to Little League World SeriesThe Taney Dragons, a baseball team from Philadelphia, is just one win away from going to the Little League World Series.


Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:35

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, police said Sunday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the killing.


Police: Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:14

 Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shootingPolice say an argument led to a shooting that wounded four people in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


2 injured in Hunting Park crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:03

2 injured in Hunting Park crashAuthorities say two people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.


Boy, 2, falls to death from NYC apartment window

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:55
NEW YORK (AP) — A 2-year-old boy is dead after plummeting five floors from the window of a New York City apartment building.

24 stranded on Maryland roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:53

This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Hurricane Julio not expected to threaten Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:01

A boy holds an umbrella to a wave in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iselle, the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees when it crossed onto the Big Island in a rural and sparsely populated region. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart)HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service says Hurricane Julio continues to move away from Hawaii and will not pose a threat on the heels of a damaging tropical storm.


Mother of dead Missouri teen wants officer jailed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:01

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The mother of an 18-year-old black man shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb says she doesn't understand why police didn't subdue her son with a club or Taser, and she says the policeman who shot him should be jailed.


90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:47

FILE - In this May 16, 1976 file photo, an estimated 10,000 marchers descend on the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill to demonstrate for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Many opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere fought for the ratification in 2014. (AP Photo/File)Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere are making clear this summer that the fight is far from over.


Husband arrested in Philadelphia jogger's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:11
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught.

Texas energy firm worker killed in Egypt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:48
HOUSTON (AP) — An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.