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Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 02:08

In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile launches on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Air Force said the missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. (Joe Davila/U.S. Air Force via AP)VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system.


Man accused of beating son ordered held on $200K cash bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 02:08
EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of beating and starving his 7-year-old son has been ordered held on $200,000 cash bail.

Judge dismisses part of New Jersey train derailment lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 02:03
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two rail companies aren't liable for some claims arising from the 2012 train derailment in southern New Jersey that released a hazardous gas, a federal judge has ruled.

USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:59
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to stockpile a bird flu vaccine as the agency plans for a possible return of the virus that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring.

Last official charged in chemical spill pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:58
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The executive who appeared unsympathetic when he spoke to the public after a chemical spill sullied tap water for 300,000 people pleaded guilty Wednesday to pollution charges and could face up to three years in prison.

Atlantic may see first 2015 hurricane as 'Danny' strengthens: U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:53
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Danny is on track to become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season by Friday and could approach the Caribbean islands by the late weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday. It is still too early to predict whether Danny, currently a tropical storm with winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour (85 kph), will impact the United States, said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the hurricane center in Miami. Danny is the fourth named storm of what is expected to be a quieter-than-normal Atlantic hurricane season, he said.

Guard at 'Muslim-free' gun range accidentally shoots self

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:50
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man guarding a small-town Oklahoma gun range and survivalist shop that declared itself a "Muslim-free" business dropped his weapon and accidentally shot himself.

Young victims hit by car in Burlington Co. ID'd; 1 child killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:27

Young victims hit by car in Burlington Co. ID'd; 1 child killedOne child is dead and three others hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle as they walked along a street Burlington County.


Former Subway pitchman seeks to plead guilty to child pornography, sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:23

Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Expected to Serve Jail Time as Part of Plea DealFormer Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle asked a federal judge on Wednesday to accept his plea of guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Federal Judge Mark Dinsmore must now review the plea deal Fogle's attorneys reached with prosecutors and decide whether to accept it. Fogle, who became famous after losing a lot of weight on a diet that included Subway sandwiches, was placed on home detention and must wear an electronic monitoring device.


The Latest: Military police officer among Ranger grads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:19

In this photo taken on April 19, 2015, one of the 20 female soldiers, top left, who is among the 400 students who qualified to begin Ranger School, does lunges in between obstacles on the Darby Queen, one of the toughest obstacle courses in U.S. Army training, at Fort Benning, Ga. Two women have passed the Army’s grueling Ranger test, but tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead, senior officials told The Associated Press. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including as special operations forces. (Robin Trimarchi/Ledger-Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The latest on the first female Army soldiers to complete the military's elite Ranger School (all times local):


Man making deposit robbed of $85K in Cheltenham

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:15

Man making deposit robbed of $85K in CheltenhamPolice in Montgomery County are searching for two men who stole $85,000 from a Philadelphia businessman.


Former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:11
Former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes, who served 15 consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives during which he investigated the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr, died at the age of 90, his family said on Wednesday. Stokes died peacefully at his home late Tuesday with his wife by his side a month after he said he was suffering from lung and brain cancer and was being treated at the Cleveland Clinic, the family said in a statement. Elected in 1968, Stokes served in the House from 1969 until 1999 as the first black member of Congress from Ohio.

AccuWeather: Very Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:06

 Very Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the rest of the work week will be humid with drenching showers and thunderstorms possible.


Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:02
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress.

Ex-cop denied bail on murder charge, collapses in courtroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:01

This handout photo provided by the Fairfax County, Va., County Department shows former Fairfax County police officer Adam Torres. Torres, who was charged with murder for shooting and killing a man on a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance. (Fairfax County, Va., County Department via AP)FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former police officer charged with murder for shooting and killing a man during a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance.


Agency: Stores must stop drone sales at New Jersey airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:56
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — At least two stores inside Newark Liberty International Airport are selling drones despite federal rules prohibiting flying them near airports.

Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:37

In this photo taken on April 26, 2015, one of the 20 female soldiers, who is among the 400 students who qualified to start Ranger School, tackles the Darby Queen obstacle course, one of the toughest obstacle courses in U.S. Army training, at Fort Benning, in Ga. Two women have now passed the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press. (Robin Trimarchi/Ledger-Enquirer via AP)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School, families of the soldiers confirmed Wednesday.


Full court won't rehear appeal of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's corruption convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:36
CHICAGO (AP) — Full court won't rehear appeal of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's corruption convictions .

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:35

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials sayA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after doctors determined a female patient who recently visited West Africa does not have Ebola.


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

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:34

Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from college dormUniversity of Hawaii students planned to start moving into their campus housing Tuesday, just days after a man fell to his death while trying to pull a distraught man from a ledge at a dormitory, police said.