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PHOTOS: Mourners gather for Joan Rivers' funeral

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:08

 Mourners gather for Joan Rivers' funeralFamily and friends gathered at a star-studded funeral service in New York City Sunday for comedy legend Joan Rivers.


Atlanta Hawks' co-owner admits racially charged email

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:45

Atlanta Hawks' co-owner admits racially charged emailLess than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.


Police search Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:44

Police search Schuylkill River near Boathouse RowFirst responders are searching the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park after a report of a person in the water.


Shooting victim crashes enroute to hospital in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:43

Shooting victim crashes enroute to hospital in West PhiladelphiaA shooting victim is hospitalized in critical condition after being involved in a traffic accident on the way to the hospital.


Developer presumed dead in crash revamped NY city

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:23

Jamaican Marine Police return to the Port Antonio Marina after a fruitless search for a plane that crashed into the ocean near Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. A small plane flew down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off Jamaica. The fate of the two or more people aboard was not immediately known. Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force said the plane went down northeast of the coastal town of Port Antonio and the military dispatched two aircraft and a dive team. (AP Photo/Everard Owen)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from crumbling industrial center to trendy destination for young professionals, friends and colleagues said.


America's wealth gap 'unsustainable,' may worsen: Harvard study

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:06
The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but is unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a Harvard Business School study released on Monday. The study, titled "An Economy Doing Half its Job", said American companies - particularly big ones - were showing some signs of recovering their competitive edge on the world stage since the financial crisis, but that workers would likely keep struggling to demand better pay and benefits. "We argue that such a divergence is unsustainable," according to the report, which was based on a survey of 1,947 of Harvard Business School alumni around the globe, and which highlighted problems with the U.S. The results marked an improvement from a 2012 Harvard Business School survey of its alumni showing 58 percent of respondents expecting a decline in U.S.

Prince William and Kate expecting 2nd child

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:48

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd childBritain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child.


Japan says economy contracted 7.1 percent in 2Q

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:19

FILE - In this March 1, 2014 photo, a worker adjusts the net at a construction site in Tokyo. Japan says revised data show its economy contracted at an annual rate of 7.1 percent in April-June. The data released Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, showed business investment fell more than estimated earlier. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy shrank more sharply in the second quarter than first estimated and the latest indicators suggest only a modest bounce back since then.


Car slams into restaurant, ruptures gas line in Northeast Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:12

Car slams into restaurant, ruptures gas line in Northeast Phila.A driver crashed into a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant, rupturing a gas line, then fleeing the scene.


Some police agencies not racially balanced

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:10

FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, palm trees frame the Anaheim City Hall in Anaheim, Calif. Police maintained a heavy presence on the streets of Anaheim to guard against further violent protests in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by officers. The mother of Manuel Diaz condemned the unrest that has roiled the city, saying she did not want them to become her son's legacy. The killing of an unarmed black man by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the racial gap between black police and the communities where they work has narrowed over the last generation, particularly in departments that were once the least diverse. A much larger disparity now divides the low number of Hispanic officers in police departments. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks.


AP Exclusive: Police short on Hispanic officers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:08

FILE - In a July 24, 2012 file photo, police stand at the entrance to city hall in Anaheim, Calif., as demonstrators gather on the steps to protest the death of Manuel Diaz, 25, who died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during a police pursuit. The killing of an unarmed black man by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the racial gap between black police and the communities where they work has narrowed over the last generation, particularly in departments that were once the least diverse. A much larger disparity now divides the low number of Hispanic officers in police departments. In Waco, Texas, for example, the community is more than 30 percent Hispanic, but the police department of 231 fulltime sworn officers has only 27 Hispanics. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Stuart Palley, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect.


Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:02

FILE - This handout file photo taken Sept. 2, 2014, provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The hope is that the first human safety study of the vaccine might eventually be used in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. (AP Photo/NIAID, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.


Family tragedy shapes some Miss America platforms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:34

 The Impact of Substance Abuse on The Family.” Her brother Tyler Johnson, who committed suicide, was addicted to methamphetamine, but hid it from his parents and siblings. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Raeanna Johnson and the rest of her family didn't know her 18-year-old brother Tyler was addicted to methamphetamine until after he committed suicide and his toxicology report came back.


Harvard's health school to get record $350M gift

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:34
BOSTON (AP) — A $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health is the largest single donation in the university's long history, officials said, and will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics.

Spokesman: Chick-fil-A restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy has died at age 93

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:29
ATLANTA (AP) — Spokesman: Chick-fil-A restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy has died at age 93.

2 Iowa women get married after 72 years together

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes have gotten married.

Wide judo pants, bright reds and blues for Edun

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:43

In this image released by Starpix, Rihanna, from left, Laurie Anderson, Bono and Ali Hewson sit in the front row at the Edun Spring 2015 collection, Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — The Africa-facing brand Edun, founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, printed dots on wide cropped pants in blue and red along with line patterns on bright white looks for the spring collection at New York Fashion Week.


Mountain lion attack leaves six-year-old California boy injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:57
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mountain lion attacked and injured a 6-year-old boy hiking with family and friends on Sunday along a wooded trail in California's Silicon Valley before two adults managed to frighten the cat away, a state wildlife official said. The attack occurred at about 1 p.m. local time in an open-space preserve adjacent to the historic Picchetti Ranch Winery just west of the town of Cupertino, said Lieutenant Patrick Foy of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The victim's parents reported that the child was walking about 10 feet ahead of the rest of the group - two adult couples each hiking with their three small children - when "the mountain lion came out of nowhere" and grabbed the boy.

Mountain lion attacks 6-year-old California boy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:48
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old boy Sunday in Northern California and began dragging him away before his father and another man fought the animal off, authorities said.

China exports up 9.4 percent, imports shrink again

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:43
HONG KONG (AP) — China's exports grew more than forecast in August while imports shrank unexpectedly for the second month in a row, a reminder of the fragile recovery in the world's No. 2 economy, customs data showed Monday.