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Boy, 12, charged with killing nine-year-old at Michigan playground: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:05
(Reuters) - A 12-year-old western Michigan boy has been charged as an adult in the stabbing death of a 9-year-old boy at a mobile home park playground, police said on Tuesday. Michael Conner Verkerke, 9, was playing with three other children at the Kentwood, Michigan, playground at about 6 p.m. on Monday when the oldest of them, Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, allegedly pulled a knife and repeatedly stabbed Verkerke in the back, Kentwood police said. The victim ran to his home at the mobile home park, collapsed on his porch and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died late Monday evening, police said. Lawhorn, who lives in a neighborhood near the mobile home park, went to a nearby residence, called police and turned himself in, Kentwood Police Chief Thomas Hillen told Reuters.

Saddam Hussein's tomb damaged in fighting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:05
The tomb of Iraq's deceased dictator Saddam Hussein was damaged in clashes between militants from the Islamic State radical group and government soldiers in his hometown, according to local officials Tuesday.

Dubai's Emirates halting flights to northern Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:04
The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday it is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency led by jihadist militants.

Marvel's 'Guardians' lands $94.3M at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:03
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is already orbiting $100 million at the box office.

Burglars who took Hank Aaron baseball rings sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:03

 New York Mets at Atlanta BravesTwo men who burglarized the Atlanta home of retired Major League Baseball star Hank Aaron and stole “priceless” rings destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Isiah Slaton and Amir Coleman pleaded guilty late Monday and early Tuesday to burglary and theft charges.


13 people hurt in NYC Theater District bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02
NEW YORK (AP) — A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District has injured 13 people, three of them seriously.

Red ceramic poppies spill from Tower of London

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02
A blood-red sea of ceramic poppies is spilling from the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in World War I on the 100th anniversary of its start.

Double-decker buses collide in Times Square, 11 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02

Double-decker buses collide in Times Square, 13 injuredThe Fire Department of New York says a traffic accident apparently involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Theater District has injured 11 people, three of them seriously.


US officials: US general killed in Afghan attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02

 US general killed in Afghan attackAn American general was killed in an apparent insider attack Tuesday by a member of the Afghan security forces, a Pentagon spokesman said, the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to be killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars.


Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:00
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal died Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Missing fishing boat captain has arrest warrant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:59

This undated photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department shows Timothy Lybrand. The Coast Guard suspended search for Lybrand, a captain who may have abandoned his fishing boat early Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach. (AP Photo/Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A missing captain who may have abandoned his fishing boat when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest, authorities said Tuesday.


Restaurant Review: Ivan Ramen

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:58
Ivan Orkin, a Long Island native famous for cooking his interpretations of ramen in Tokyo, has opened a restaurant on the Lower East Side.

Wyoming couple charged with abuse for imprisoning child in cage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:55
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Wyoming couple are charged with felony child abuse for forcing the woman's 7-year-old son to live in an outdoor cage where they periodically fed him and sometimes freed him to use the bathroom, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. Jena Harman and her live-in boyfriend, Alexander Smith, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted on child abuse and felonious restraint charges tied to allegations they kept the boy locked in a 6-foot cage outside their rural Wyoming home for weeks at a time, court documents show. ...

Flyers: Kimmo Timonen being treated for blood clots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:52

 Kimmo Timonen being treated for blood clotsThe Philadelphia Flyers announced on Tuesday that defenseman Kimmo Timonen is being treated for bloods.


Warning about rip currents as Bertha passes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:51

Warning about rip currents as Bertha passesWhile Tropical Storm Bertha won't hit the U.S. directly, it will cause dangerous rip currents at the shore.


Suspected burglar shot by female homeowner in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:48

Suspected burglar shot by female homeowner in DelawareDelaware State Police have captured a suspected burglar shot and wounded by a female homeowner early Tuesday morning.


Residents: Restrict emissions at oil refineries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:47

Darryl Malek-Wiley, left, with the Sierra Club in New Orleans speaks as U.S. Congressman Pete Olson (R-Texas), right, listens at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Galena Park, Texas. The EPA is considering a rule that would force refineries to monitor emissions of benzene. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — Environmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions data to help reduce communities' exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.


Sources identify jogger found dead in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:46

Sources identify jogger found dead in Northeast PhiladelphiaSources have identified the woman whose body was found in a park near a Northeast Philadelphia cemetery on Tuesday.


Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:46

FILE - This July 14, 2010, file photo, shows Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Gannett is spinning off its publishing business from its broadcasting and digital operations. The company is also acquiring full ownership of Cars.com for $1.8 billion., the company announced Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.