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AccuWeather: Heat Wave Hangs On

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:52

 One More Day in the 90sMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says we'll have one more very hot day, before cooler, unsettled weather arrives.


70 years later, WWII vet's prayer book returned to wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:45

70 years later, WWII vet's prayer book returned to wifePatricia DeFinis has fond memories of her husband Anthony.


Asian stocks mostly down on weak data, commodity prices

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:43

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets were mostly higher Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, as the yuan steadied and Greece inched closer to receiving its latest bailout. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Tuesday as disappointing data from the U.S. and further drops in prices of oil and other commodities led investors to remain cautious about betting on risky assets.


Man killed, woman injured in Olney shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:37

Man killed, woman injured in Olney shootingPolice are investigating a fatal shooting in the Olney section of Philadelphia.


15-year-old in custody in connection with sex assault, beating of North Philadelphia girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:31

Teen to be charged with rape, attempted murder of 5-year-old girl in North PhiladelphiaA 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with the sex assault and beating of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia.


Lawyers for Texas gay couple settle suit over marriage license

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:20
The attorneys for Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton said in a statement that they settled the suit against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang for the cost in legal fees, or almost $44,000. "Clerk Lang is fortunate that the Hood County Commissioners agreed to resolve the lawsuit now to save her from dealing with the additional expense and significant financial exposure her actions caused the taxpayers of her county,” Jan Soifer, of Austin law firm O’Connell & Soifer, said in the statement.

15-year-old in custody in connection with sex assault, beating of North Philadelphia girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:30

15-year-old in custody in connection with sex assault, beating of North Philadelphia girlA 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with the sex assault and beating of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia.


Fatal Blast Kills at Least 20 in Bangkok

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:25
One of two bombs found near a Hindu shrine exploded.

White House, Cuba work to resume scheduled commercial flights: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:20
The White House is seeking an agreement with Cuba to begin scheduled commercial flights between the two countries as soon as December, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing officials. On Friday, U.S. Marines hoisted the American flag at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years at a ceremony led by Secretary of State John Kerry that marked the restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana. The Journal said the administration and the U.S. airline industry were united behind efforts to resume scheduled airline service to Cuba.

Ex-police officer faces murder charge in Virginia shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:18

Fairfax County Police Department photo of former Fairfax County police officer Adam TorresA former Virginia police officer was charged with second-degree murder on Monday for a 2013 on-duty shooting death of a man who had his hands raised, police said. Adam Torres, a onetime Fairfax County police officer, was charged after an indictment by a special grand jury for shooting John Geer, 46, of Springfield, at his home, police said in a statement. The charges mark the first time in the 75-year history of the Fairfax County Police Department that an officer will face charges for an on-duty shooting, the Washington Post reported.


Man, 30, critical after South Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:03

Man, 30, critical after South Philadelphia shootingPolice in South Philadelphia are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition.


Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from dorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:56

The Hale Wainani dormitory is seen at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Two men fell from the 14th floor of the University of Hawaii dormitory, one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said. The 24-year-old man who died was trying to bring inside an apparently distraught 19-year-old who went out a window onto the ledge early Sunday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — Two men fell from the 14th floor of a University of Hawaii dormitory — one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said.


Police: Mom suspected of killing husband, 2 kids, self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:54

This Aug. 14, 2015 photo shows the mobile home where a couple and their two young children were found dead in Grand Traverse County’s Garfield Township, Michigan, according to authorities. Police say the deaths were a homicide-suicide, although the manner of death remains undermined. (AP Photo/John Flesher)GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman found dead in a northern Michigan house with her husband and two young children is suspected of killing them and fatally stabbing herself, authorities said Monday.


Ex-police officer indicted on murder charge in 2013 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:50
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former Fairfax County police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man as he stood inside his front door with his hands up in 2013 was indicted Monday on a second-degree murder charge, authorities said.

15-year-old in custody in connection with assault of North Philadelphia girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:43

15-year-old in custody in connection with sex assault, beating of North Philadelphia girlA 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with the assault of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia.


First two women soldiers pass elite U.S. Army Ranger course

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:30
Two women have made military history after becoming the first female soldiers to pass the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger Course, the Army said on Monday. In April, 19 women and 381 men began the first Army Ranger school that included women. The course, based at Fort Benning, Georgia, includes training in woodlands, mountainous terrain and Florida swampland.

Seattle officer pulls over speeding car; mom gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:20
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police officers wound up helping with the birth of a baby after a routine traffic stop — and it was all recorded on a patrol car's dashboard camera.

Apparel maker Patagonia stops buying Ovis 21 wool after PETA video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:20
The footage published on Thursday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) showed the cruel treatment at farms which supplied the Ventura, California-based company with merino wool used in its base layers and insulation. Patagonia's Chief Executive Officer Rose Marcario said in a statement the company was shocked by the video, and they were dismayed to witness such "horrifying" mistreatment.

Governor says case of foster child's death highest priority

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:14
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said the case of a 2-year-old girl who died in foster care days after welfare workers visited her home and found her in good health has his highest priority and the state is launching its own internal investigation.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:04

Police investigate the scene after an explosion in Bangkok,Thailand, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: