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Asian stocks fall further after global sell-off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:25

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. A fresh sell-off of Chinese shares prompted renewed jitters across global markets on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell further Friday after a survey showed Chinese manufacturing weakened this month.


Wildfires rage in U.S. Northwest, army and foreign crews called in

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:17

Firefighters flee as the Twisp River fire advances unexpectedly near Twisp, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. crews battling a flurry of wildfires raging unchecked across the Pacific Northwest contended with high winds on Thursday, a day after three firefighters were killed and four others were injured in Washington state. Authorities late Thursday ordered the immediate evacuation of the small community of Tonasket, nestled along the bank of the Okanogan River in north-central Washington, impacting about 1,000 people. On Wednesday, some 4,000 households in the riverfront towns of Twisp and Winthrop, in the foothills of the Cascade mountains about 75 miles (120 km) southwest of Tonasket, were also forced to flee the encroaching blaze.


Caitlyn Jenner could face criminal charge for fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:03

Kim Kardashian Tells Caitlyn Jenner Their Family Was Upset By Her Vanity Fair InterviewLOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff's investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman in February, officials said Thursday.


Woman sentenced to death in 2010 child murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:52
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge says a woman should die for the 2010 murder of her common-law husband's 3-year-old son.

The Latest: Bodies of 3 firefighters removed from scene

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:46

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow salutes as ambulances carrying the bodies of three firefighters killed a day earlier fighting a wildfire near the town drive past Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Authorities say the three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was apparently caught by a "hellstorm" of flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state that killed three firefighters (all times local):


AP PHOTOS: Deadly Washington wildfire rages on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:43

Firefighter Mark Groves, who said he was 32 hours into fighting fire, takes a breather Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash., a day after three firefighters were killed fighting a wildfire near the town. Authorities say three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was apparently caught by a "hellstorm" of flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)An investigation was underway Thursday after a wildfire in Washington state claimed the lives of three firefighters and left four others injured, one critically.


AccuWeather: Flash Flood Watches Posted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:40

 Flash Flood Watches PostedMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says downpours this evening and overnight could be heavy enough to cause poor drainage area flooding.


Washington state's top court extends SeaTac's $15 wage to airport workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:23
A Seattle suburb's $15 hourly minimum wage for certain employees applies to thousands of workers at the region's main airport, Washington state's top court ruled on Thursday. Voters in the city of SeaTac, where Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is based, approved a 2013 initiative enacting a $15 minimum wage and other benefits for workers in the hospitality and travel industries, but thousands of airport employees were later excluded by court order.

Thousands feast at Diner en Blanc at Navy Yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:23

Thousands feast at Diner en Blanc at Navy YardThe fourth annual Diner en Blanc may have been damp, but the Navy Yard rivaled Paris, France, where the event originated nearly 30 years ago.


'A hole in our state's heart': 3 firefighters mourned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:55

Steve and Nancy Morse talk on their phones as they watch a wildfire burn above their home on Twisp River Road in Twisp, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The Morses said they felt confident their home would survive, but were playing it safe by being further away from the fire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The firefighters — members of a specially trained unit that is sent into danger ahead of everyone else to size up a wildfire — rushed up a narrow, winding gravel road with steep hills on either side.


No arrests days after fatal shooting of girl in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:38

Ferguson police Sgt. Dominica Fuller speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Fuller gave an update on the investigation into a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl dead and her mother injured after someone fired shots into their home Tuesday in Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson police are searching for clues about the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot when someone fired into a home where she was doing homework on her mother's bed.


Alleged 'Senior Salute' Rape Victim Breaks Down on Stand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:15
The girl, now 16, is being cross examined in court.

Florida woman says she secretly recorded Jared Fogle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:35

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Florida woman says former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle told her years ago about his interest in having sex with minors and that she went to authorities who told her to record the conversations.


Navajo Nation president eyes lifting advisory on river water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:25

In this Aug. 18, 2015 photo, Joe Ben Jr., Shiprock Chapter House Farm Board representative, wipes off oil from a water tank in Shiprock, N.M. The quality of San Juan River water on the Navajo Nation has returned to what it was before a spill at a Colorado gold mine sent toxic sludge into the waterway, federal officials said Thursday. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The quality of San Juan River water on the Navajo Nation has returned to what it was before a spill at a Colorado gold mine sent toxic sludge into the waterway, federal and tribal officials said Thursday.


Further investigation planned in whale deaths in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:08

This June 5, 2015 photos provided by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, shows a fin whale carcass found on Whale Island, Alaska in the Kodiak Archipelago. A federal agency announced plans Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of many large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May. (Dr. Bree Witteveen/Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency announced plans Thursday for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May.


Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:07
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children.

Pickup truck hit by train lands on river tuber in California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:04
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman floating on a Northern California river was seriously hurt when an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck and knocked it into the water.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:02

FILE -- In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Michelle Duggar, left, poses with her husband Jim Bob, second from left, and children, including their oldest son Josh, tallest standing, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark. Calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever," ex-reality star Josh Duggar has apologized for a "secret addiction" to pornography and for cheating on his wife he said in a statement posted Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, on the family's website. The statement was apparently spurred by Duggar's name appearing among millions exposed in a data breach of customers of the Ashley Madison website, an online service that caters to men and women looking to cheat on their spouses. (AP Photo/Beth Hall, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Drug industry links run deep in field of sexual medicine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:47

FILE - In this June 22, 2015, photo, a tablet of flibanserin sits on a brochure for Sprout Pharmaceuticals in the company's Raleigh, N.C., headquarters. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)WASHINGTON (AP) — How do you measure sexual desire?


Funeral held in Minnesota for 8 slain Texas family members

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:45

Eight hearses carrying the family members killed in the Aug. 8, shooting in Houston, Texas, travel from United Methodist Church in La Crescent, Minn., to Prince of Peace Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. David Conley faces capital murder charges for the killings. Authorities say he handcuffed most of the family members and eventually shot each in the head. (Rory O'Driscoll/La Crosse Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLA CRESCENT, Minn. (AP) — Eight black hearses lined up side by side outside a church in a small southeastern Minnesota community Thursday, each set to carry one member of a slain Houston, Texas, family to their final resting place.