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10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Still on the Mend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:31
Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana, is making strides with its billion-dollar levee system currently in the works as well as is Superdome.

AccuWeather: Stray Shower Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:15

 Sun and cloudsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says an isolated shower is possible today.


Americans Tell How They Stopped Train Gunman

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 18:56
Two of the men were U.S. service members.

Raging Washington wildfires grow by 100 square miles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:19

A firefighter looks over a controlled fire being used to burn out an area between a house and the main fire Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Okanogan, Wash. Out-of-control blazes in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have "no idea" how many homes may have been lost. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead.


Juror: Defense put police officer's shooting victim on trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 12:11

A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys representing a white North Carolina police officer put the unarmed black man he shot and killed on trial, a juror in the case said Saturday.


Relatives proud of 3 Americans who subdued gunman on train

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:50

Relatives proud of 3 Americans who subdued gunman on trainRelatives of the three Americans who tackled and disarmed a gunman on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris say they are proud of the men and relieved they weren't killed during those chaotic moments.


Philadelphia boy identified as drowning victim at Bucks County park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:37

Philadelphia boy identified as drowning victim at Bucks County parkAuthorities are investigating the drowning of a 4-year-old child at a private park in Hulmeville, Bucks County.


National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:35

National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birthThe National Zoo in Washington says there's one more panda in the world after its female giant panda gave birth to a cub on Saturday.


Altherr, Ruf homer in 9th to lift Phillies to 4-2 win

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:33
Aaron Altherr and Darin Ruf hit back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

Family of Jerame Reid asking for federal investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:32

Family of Jerame Reid asking for federal investigationWith help from the National Awareness Alliance, Jerame Reid's family announced Saturday that they are calling for a federal investigation into his death.


Bradford, Murray look sharp in Eagles' 40-17 win over Ravens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:30

Bradford, Murray look sharp in Eagles' 40-17 win over RavensSam Bradford and DeMarco Murray had successful debuts, Kenjon Barber returned another punt for a score, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Baltimore Ravens 40-17 Saturday night.


Western wildfires: Growing flames charge across dry states

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:26

A tanker airplane pulls up over a ridge as it drops fire retardant on a wildfire north of Twisp, Wash., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Massive wildfires expanding across the arid state have so overtaxed firefighters that the federal government declared an emergency and state officials took the unprecedented step of seeking volunteers to help fight the flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Wildfires continued across the drought-plagued West on Saturday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flames.


Man drowns in pool in Washington Twp., Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:22

Man drowns in pool in Washington Twp., Gloucester CountyEmergency crews had to pull a man out of a swimming pool in Gloucester County Saturday night.


EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials knew of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" of poisonous wastewater from an inactive gold mine, yet appeared to have only a cursory plan to deal with such an event when a government cleanup team triggered a 3-million-gallon spill, according to internal documents released by the Environmental Protection Agency.

3,000 balls float on Los Angeles lake as part of art project

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:17

Volunteers inflate spheres to be lowered into Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park Lake as part of a public art installation by Portraits of Hope on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. The installation will feature about 3,000 inflatable, hand-painted spheres. The vinyl, beach-ball-like orbs were painted by hand earlier this summer by about 10,000 volunteers, including hospital patients, students from nearby schools and youths who took part in the Special Olympics. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surface of a Los Angeles lake is filling up with thousands of colorful, floating balls as part of a large-scale public art installation.


Man rescued from pool in Washington Twp., Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:58

Man drowns in pool in Washington Twp., Gloucester CountyRescue crews had to pull a man out of a swimming pool in Gloucester County Saturday night.


6 lion cubs born to half-sisters at Columbus Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:56

This photo provided by the Columbus Zoo shows Kazi. Zoo officials said Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, that first-time mom Kazi gave birth to three cubs on Thursday, though only two survived. Kazi's half-sister Asali delivered four cubs in the zoo's lion yard on Aug. 16. (Columbus Zoo via AP)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lion cub cousins soon will be working on their roars after being born less than a week apart to half sisters at the Columbus Zoo


Man rescued from pool in Washington Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:54

Man drowns in pool in Washington Twp., Gloucester CountyRescue crews had to pull a man out of a swimming pool in Gloucester County Saturday night.


Bernie Sanders takes aim at 'greedy' Koch brothers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:33

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Vermont senator sought to broaden his appeal with black voters Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in speeches in South Carolina denouncing "institutional racism" in the American political and economic system. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch the face of a "corrupted" political and economic system that the Vermont senator wants to upend.


Family of slain man calls for federal investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 09:50
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by police in southern New Jersey during a traffic stop in December 2014 is calling for a federal probe into the shooting.