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Teenager critical after North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:21

Teenager dies after North Philadelphia shootingA 16-year-old boy is critical after being shot in North Philadelphia.


3 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:16

3 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in DelawarePolice say they arrested three teen boys in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally challenged man in New Castle County, Delaware.


Weather slows Yosemite wildfire that dozens fled

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:15

In this photo provided by Yosemite National Park, smoke from a fire rises above Little Yosemite Valley near Yosemite National Park, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park's backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said. (AP Photo/Yosemite National Park)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.


Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:15

Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada storesHome Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.


Woman granted retrial with new DNA evidence for 1976 Nevada murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:33
A woman who has spent more than three decades incarcerated for a 1976 Nevada killing she says she did not commit has won her bid for a retrial with new DNA evidence and will be freed from prison in the meantime, her attorney said on Monday. A Washoe County judge granted the retrial for Cathy Woods, 64, who has recanted her confession and claims she was wrongly convicted in 1985 of slaying 19-year-old University of Nevada student Michelle Mitchell, said public defender Maizie Pusich. The judge reviewing the case was persuaded in part by DNA evidence recovered from a cigarette butt found lying next to Mitchell's body that tied her slaying to an Oregon prison inmate serving time for attempted murder in an unrelated case, Pusich said.

Truck slams into sheriff's office; driver shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:08
SINTON, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a man was shot dead after his pickup truck slammed into the front entrance of a South Texas sheriff's office and he opened fire.

Man thought dead found guilty in child's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago only to resurface as a murder suspect.

Former California policeman pleads no contest in baseball bat beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:56
By Joaquin Palomino SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Northern California police officer pleaded no contest Monday to assault and vandalism for beating a woman with a baseball bat while off duty, officials said. Prosecutors said Gregory Thompson, 53, wore a mask in the attack, which took place outside of a home owned by a relative. The officer, who retired last week from the Walnut Creek Police Department near San Francisco, faces up to five years and eight months in prison in the attack, Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Barry Grove said. ...

Obama on Ray Rice video: A 'real man' doesn't hit a woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:54

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question at a press conference at the conclusion of the NATO Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, WalesSpeaking out against domestic violence in the wake of a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator, President Barack Obama said on Monday that "hitting a woman is not something a real man does." “The President is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement. "Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors," the White House statement added, saying that stopping domestic violence "is something that’s bigger than football." The Ravens released Rice on Monday after the video, published on the website TMZ, showed him punching Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, and her falling face down on the elevator floor.


Cars engulfed as rain sets record for Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:52

Cars are underwater at 43rd Ave. and I-10 in the westbound lanes in Phoenix, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, after record-setting rainfall caused massive flooding throughout the Valley. Heavy storms pounded the Phoenix area early Monday, flooding major freeways, prompting several water rescues and setting an all-time single-day record for rainfall in the desert city. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Norbert pushed into the desert Southwest and swamped Phoenix with record rainfall for a single day, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars.


Expert: Over 12,000 foreign fighters in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 12,000 foreigners from 74 countries have gone to fight with rebels in Syria, 60 to 70 percent from other Middle Eastern countries and about 20 to 25 percent from Western nations, a leading expert on terrorism said Monday.

Schwarzenegger reveals portrait by Austrian artist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:46

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his official portrait after it was unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The photograph-like giant image of the former governor was done by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein and will hang on the third floor of the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lifted the curtain on his official portrait Monday, revealing a photograph-like giant image of the onetime bodybuilder standing in front of the official California seal.


Missouri, Texas plan executions Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:26
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two of the nation's most active death penalty states are planning executions Wednesday, even as attorneys for the condemned men try to save them.

Two women in their 90s marry in Iowa, seven decades after meeting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:25
(Reuters) - Two Iowa women in their 90s celebrated seven decades they have spent together as a couple by getting married over the weekend in a small ceremony. Vivian Boyack, 91, and "Nonie" Dubes, 90, exchanged vows at the First Christian Church in Davenport on Saturday. The couple then enjoyed a reception dinner with close friends and relatives, many of whom had been prodding them to marry since gay marriage became legal in Iowa in 2009. "I felt like I was in a dream and that I would wake up and it was not going to be true," Boyack said.

Firefighter injured during Fox Chase blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:22

Firefighter injured during Fox Chase blazeA firefighter suffered smoke inhalation battling a blaze in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia.


Training on tap for NY officers after chokehold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:17
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.

Officer fires gun to quell West Philadelphia fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:15

Officer fires gun to quell West Philadelphia fightPolice say it took a warning shot from an officer's gun to quell a violent altercation between two men in West Philadelphia.


U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:13
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's internal watchdog on Monday said it found numerous quality control problems during an investigation of the troubled "kill vehicle", or warhead, built by Raytheon Co for the Boeing Co-led U.S. In the report, the Pentagon's inspector general said quality standards were not met in 48 specific cases, involving issues that ranged from software testing, supply chain requirements and management of design changes that made the kill vehicle "suspectible to quality assurance failures." It said the U.S.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:08
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Pilot killed at air show where 11 died in 2011

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:07
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pilot died in a plane crash Monday while attempting to qualify for the Reno National Championship Air Races, the same event where a wreck in 2011 killed a pilot and 10 spectators on the ground.