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2 stabbed aboard tanker; man jumps to death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 07:45
BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a crew member jumped from a tanker to his death off the coast of Delaware after a stabbing that left a man dead and another person injured.

Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 07:29

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, left, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon take part in a news conference in Ferguson, Mo. Nixon assigned protest oversight to Johnson after violent protests in Ferguson erupted in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic or both, his calm-yet-commanding presence has captured international attention. But when it comes to keeping the peace in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teen, Johnson knows his neighbors' opinions are what matter most.


Missouri governor declares emergency, sets curfew in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 07:04

Demonstrators weep on each others shoulders as masked individuals break into a store, during on-going demonstrations to protest against the shooting of Michael Brown, in FergusonBy Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday, trying to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Johnson was named by the governor this week to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Some in the crowd reacted angrily to the news and several said the police officer who killed Brown must be prosecuted for murder if peace is to return to the community. The unrest erupted after police officer Darren Wilson, 28, shot and killed Brown shortly after noon a week ago as Brown and a friend walked down a street that runs through an apartment complex where Brown's grandmother lives.


Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 07:03

Attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Jan Harding, 67, is in critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital's burn unit, unable to talk and fighting for her life, Guymon said. She drank sweet tea containing a toxic cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat at a Utah restaurant after an employee mistook the substance for sugar and mixed it into a dispenser, Guymon said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.


Fun off the baseball field in Williamsport, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 06:38

Fun off the baseball field in Williamsport, Pa.Williamsport, Pennsylvania is home of the Little League World Series but there is much more to do there besides just watch baseball.


Driver, passenger killed in Alloway Township crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 06:34

Driver, passenger killed in Alloway Township crash ID'dPolice identified the two people who were killed when a car slammed into a light pole and a tree in Alloway Township, Salem County.


Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 06:26

Governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfewMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.


Taxpayers on hook for $6.5M to Bridgegate law firm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 06:14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Funeral held for 4 kids who died in Philly fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 06:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held for four young children who died last month in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 Philadelphia homes, and fire officials announced that an investigation couldn't determine the exact cause.

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:12

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.


More time given for Bergdahl disappearance probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:11
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A general investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan is getting several more weeks to complete his probe.

Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:08

Amanda Curtis speaks before the opening of the Montana Democratic Party's special nominating convention in Helena, Montana, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Curtis, a legislator from Butte, is one of the candidates seeking the party's nomination to replace Sen. John Walsh in the Senate race against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College.


Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:41
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

Judge: Colorado theater shooting suits can advance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:41
DENVER (AP) — A judge says lawsuits can move forward against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012.

Missouri Governor declares state of emergency in Ferguson amid protests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:35
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. A curfew will be put in place starting at midnight and run until 5 a.m., according to Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who the governor appointed to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Reporting By Carey Gillam; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Girl, 3, dies in 6-story fall at grandma's house

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:16
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has died in a fall from a sixth-story window at her grandmother's apartment complex in Rhode Island.

2 stabbed to death outside Texas skating rink

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:14
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Two men were stabbed to death and several other people wounded in a fight early Saturday outside a North Texas roller skating rink, officials said.

US service members complain private cars missing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:03
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. service members are reporting that their privately owned vehicles have gone missing or been damaged while being shipped to and from overseas bases, according to a newspaper report published Saturday.

Police: NY woman stole 800 Lego sets worth $60,000

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:59
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman is charged with stealing 800 Lego sets worth almost $60,000 and trying to sell them on eBay.

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:54

In this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, written likely in the late 1920s, was written on tablet paper with lead pencil. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press plans to publish an annotated version of "Pioneer Girl" this fall. (AP Photo/South Dakota State Historical Society Press)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.