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AP PHOTOS: In rural Georgia, a junkyard of classic cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 14:43

Eddie McDaniel, who goes by Fast Eddie, walks through Old Car City, the world's largest known classic car junkyard, where he occasionally plays piano for visitors Thursday, July 16, 2015, in White, Ga. Over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres of forest which have been turned into a junkyard museum by owner Walter Dean Lewis. The two grew up playing in the cars on the lot which started as a general store selling auto parts in 1931 by Lewis' parents. Lewis stopped selling parts about six years ago when he realized he could sustain the business more as a museum, charging $15 for visitors just looking, and $25 for photographers. Many of the cars have never moved in over 30 years and in some cases, trees now grow through them, even lifting some off the ground. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WHITE, Ga. (AP) — Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis' parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the '70s, over time.


California man wins $25K in contest to encourage voter turnout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 14:08
A Los Angeles man received a check for $25,000 on Friday just for voting. Ivan Rojas, a 35-year-old security guard, was randomly chosen for the prize through a lottery set up by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a group that works to encourage voter turnout among the Latino community during local elections. The contest was designed by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project to try and reverse chronically low voter turnout in local elections, said president Antonio Gonzalez.

Coast Guard says 1 dead, 4 injured in Alaska plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 13:28
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A plane crash in southeast Alaska left one person dead and four others injured, the Coast Guard said Friday.

Motorists flee as wildfire races across California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 13:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire swept across a Southern California freeway in a mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending motorists running to safety before burning at least four structures. Two people suffered minor injuries, authorities said Friday.

One killed, four rescued in Alaska plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 13:04
One person was killed and four were rescued from rugged terrain in Alaska on Friday after a small plane crashed during a short flight from Juneau to a nearby island, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The plane went down 18 miles west of Juneau, the state capital, Coast Guard Petty Office Grant DeVuyst said. The plane was operated by Wings of Alaska and was making the 20-minute flight from Juneau to Hoonah, according to the carrier.

Wildfire overruns packed California freeway, burns cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:59

Frame grab from video of cars burning on Interstate 15 during a brush fire in the Cajon Pass, CaliforniaA fast-moving brush fire in the Southern California foothills overran a packed freeway in a mountain pass on Friday, destroying four structures and torching 20 vehicles as drivers abandoned their cars and scrambled to safety. The wildfire, which broke out Friday afternoon in the drought-parched foothills of San Bernardino County, had grown from 500 acres (200 hectares) to 3,500 acres (1,416 hectares) in a matter of hours, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The blaze ripped down a portion of the Interstate 15 freeway that links Southern California and Las Vegas, forcing about 60 drivers to flee their cars on Cajon Pass.


1 commuter train sideswipes another in New York; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:41
NEW YORK (AP) — Two commuter trains scraped sides on the nation's biggest commuter railroad during rush hour on Friday, breaking windows and snarling service, but authorities said no one was injured.

Residents sue Seattle to block city haulers from snooping into trash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:39
Seattle is violating constitutional guarantees of privacy and due process in allowing garbage collectors to inspect refuse bins to gauge a home's compliance with the city's strict trash-sorting rules, residents said in a lawsuit this week. The Washington state metropolis last year became the second major U.S. city after San Francisco to pass a law prohibiting most food or food scraps from being disposed of in residential and commercial garbage. A city attorney and a public utility spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Lightning kills 1, injures 3 near popular Colorado trailhead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:30
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old woman died after she and three other hikers were struck by lightning near a popular trailhead west of Buena Vista.

Murdered Drexel grad likely knew her attacker, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:29

Murdered Drexel grad likely knew her attacker, police sayPhiladelphia police say they are making progress in their investigation into the disturbing murder of a young woman who seemed to have everything going for her.


It's a dad-daughter overnighter in New York for the Obamas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:28

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sasha Obama, right, departs Air Force One at JFK International Airport in New York, Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is enjoying a father-daughter weekend in New York with his teenage girls.


Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:28

Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaOne motorcyclist was killed and another injured in a three vehicle crash in Northeast Philadelphia.


Officer shoots suspect in the chest in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:28

Officer shoots suspect in the chest in North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police say an officer was forced to open fire on a armed man in North Philadelphia.


Man fatally shot in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:27

Man fatally shot in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Southwest Philadelphia.


Woman found dead in Texas jail was excited about new chapter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:10

William Mitchell, 5, of Houston, holds a sign at a rally at the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, Friday, July 17, 2015, to protest the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were no cameras in Bland’s jail cell to show if the Illinois woman hanged herself in the lockup as a medical examiner has ruled. Her relatives and supporters dispute the finding. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Friends' recollections and Sandra Bland's own words present a picture of a young woman on the cusp of finding her niche in life. She seemed to have landed a perfect job. She had a voice and following on social media for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality and was active in her community.


The Latest: Chattanooga's Muslim community mourns Marines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:38

Michael Dexter sings "Amazing Grace" by a makeshift memorial outside the Armed Forces Career Center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man, who by accounts lived a typical life in suburban America, attacked the career center and a Navy-Marine training center a few miles away in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities (all times local):


Sides fails to reach settlement in family detention lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:19
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and immigrant rights lawyers have failed to reach an agreement in a lawsuit over conditions faced by immigrant children detained with their mothers after crossing the U.S-Mexico border, according to documents filed in a California federal court Friday.

How did gunman go from ordinary suburban kid to killer?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:14

In this aerial image taken from video, law enforcement personnel work the scene of a shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center Chattanooga Thursday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, Tenn., unleashed a barrage of gun fire from his car at a recruiting center and the U.S. military site, killing at least four Marines before he was shot to death by police. (WTVF via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALESCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed.


The Latest: Officials decry some posts in Texas jail death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:14

Anthony Collier, of Houston, marches with others from the Waller County Jail to the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead, Texas, Friday July 17, 2015, to protest the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were no cameras in Bland’s jail cell to show if the Illinois woman hanged herself in the lockup as a medical examiner has ruled. Her relatives and supporters dispute the finding. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail cell (all times are local):


Suspect in slaying of U.S. Marines made 2014 trip to Mideast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:04

U.S. flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, TennesseeBy Richard Valdmanis and Mark Hosenball CHATTANOOGA, Tenn./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants. Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized U.S. citizen, died on Thursday in a firefight with police after a rampage at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 24-year-old engineer traveled to Jordan, from around April to November, U.S. government sources and friends of Abdulazeez in Chattanooga told Reuters.