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Police charge teen in killing of 1-year-old boy in New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:19
MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been arrested in the death of a 1-year-old western New York boy who was strangled.

3 killed, 1 injured in possible drag racing crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:00

3 dead, 2 injured in crash split car in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say the car split in half after the driver lost control on a sharp curve. The search is on for a second car that may have been involved.


Police: Drag racing crash kills 3, injures 1 in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an apparent drag-racing crash in Philadelphia has left three people dead, one person in critical condition and a car split in half.

PHOTOS: Possible drag racing crash in NE Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:48

 Possible drag racing crash in NE Phila.Police investigate a deadly high-speed crash in Northeast Philadelphia they say may have been the result of drag racing.


Boston's bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:40

A boat glides along the Cambridge, Mass., side of the Charles River, Monday, July 27, 2105, in front of the Boston skyline, behind. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.


3 killed, 1 injured in drag racing crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:22

3 killed, 1 injured in possible drag racing crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say the car split in half after the driver lost control on a sharp curve. The search is on for a second car that may have been involved.


Water parks and piano class: Colorado movie gunman's childhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:15

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialDefense lawyers trying to save the life of Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes have called witness after witness to take the stand just feet from where he sits, tethered to the floor, expressionless. At the beginning of his trial in late April, defense lawyers said they would show how Holmes was a normal, happy, social child who could have belonged to any of the jurors, before he was struck by severe mental illness.


Police: Man loses 2 fingers in ceremonial musket misfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:08
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands.

PHOTOS: Drag racing crash in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:07

 Possible drag racing crash in NE Phila.Police investigated a deadly high-speed crash in Northeast Philadelphia they say was likely the result of drag racing.


AccuWeather: Humid, Afternoon Thunderstorms Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:25

 Heat warning, afternoon storms todayMeteorologist David Murphy says Friday will be hot, but much less humid.


Three killed, one injured in drag racing crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:20

3 killed, 1 injured in drag racing crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaThe car split in half after the driver lost control.


Three killed, 1 injured in drag racing crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:10

3 killed, 1 injured in drag racing crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaThe car split in half after the driver lost control.


Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:04
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox.

Dentist who killed lion sends letter to patients explaining actions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:40

Dentist who killed lion sends letter to patients explaining actionsWalter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved lion during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, sent a letter apologizing to his patients while thanking them for their support.


Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:35

FILE - In this July 24, 2014 file photo, street performer Daniel Gallegos drinks water while the temperature remain in the triple digits in Las Vegas. Las Vegas city officials announced a proposed ordinance establishing specific zones where 27 to 38 tip-seeking performers can entertain between 3 p.m. and 2 a.m. under Fremont Street's massive video-screen awning. Entertainers will also need to register with the city. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.


Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:12

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday, July 30, 2015, about who has the right to sell a hilltop convent that is the subject of competing offers from pop superstar Perry and a local businesswoman. The dispute has pitted Los Angeles’ Catholic archbishop against an order of elderly nuns with only five surviving members, at least two of whom oppose selling their former home to Perry. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry.


Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:06

FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker takes a photo on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. But the Wave isn’t without dangers that led officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to implement a series of safety measures following a trio of deaths in 2013. A new proposal to change the way permits are doled out and increase fees also could free up more people to do safety checks. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush.


Ohio Cop Involved in Shooting Indicted for Murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:02
Authorities release body cam video showing a cop killing a man during stop.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:02
"What you have there is basically raw sewage. It's all the water from the toilets and the showers and whatever people put down their sinks, all mixed up, and it's going out into the beach waters." — Marine biologist John Griffith, who examined AP's water quality tests in Rio de Janeiro, where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic water sports.

3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:44

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, shows the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Three University of Virginia graduates and members of the fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday,July 29, 2015, court records show. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.