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Funeral held for 4 kids who died in Philly fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 06:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held for four young children who died last month in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 Philadelphia homes, and fire officials announced that an investigation couldn't determine the exact cause.

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:12

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.


More time given for Bergdahl disappearance probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:11
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A general investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan is getting several more weeks to complete his probe.

Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:08

Amanda Curtis speaks before the opening of the Montana Democratic Party's special nominating convention in Helena, Montana, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Curtis, a legislator from Butte, is one of the candidates seeking the party's nomination to replace Sen. John Walsh in the Senate race against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College.


Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:41
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

Judge: Colorado theater shooting suits can advance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:41
DENVER (AP) — A judge says lawsuits can move forward against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012.

Missouri Governor declares state of emergency in Ferguson amid protests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:35
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. A curfew will be put in place starting at midnight and run until 5 a.m., according to Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who the governor appointed to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Reporting By Carey Gillam; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Girl, 3, dies in 6-story fall at grandma's house

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:16
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has died in a fall from a sixth-story window at her grandmother's apartment complex in Rhode Island.

2 stabbed to death outside Texas skating rink

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:14
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Two men were stabbed to death and several other people wounded in a fight early Saturday outside a North Texas roller skating rink, officials said.

US service members complain private cars missing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:03
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. service members are reporting that their privately owned vehicles have gone missing or been damaged while being shipped to and from overseas bases, according to a newspaper report published Saturday.

Police: NY woman stole 800 Lego sets worth $60,000

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:59
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman is charged with stealing 800 Lego sets worth almost $60,000 and trying to sell them on eBay.

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:54

In this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, written likely in the late 1920s, was written on tablet paper with lead pencil. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press plans to publish an annotated version of "Pioneer Girl" this fall. (AP Photo/South Dakota State Historical Society Press)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.


Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:42

Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in FergusonAnger boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:30

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows Zelda Williams, left, with her father Robin Williams at the premiere of "Old Dogs," in Los Angeles. Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the age of 63. The magnitude of the shock over Williams’s death has been matched only by the outpouring of grief for his loss. “I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay," said his 25-year-old daughter, Zelda Williams. "He was always warm, even in his darkest moments.” (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.


Los Angeles dad owes $250,000 in child support

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:26

Los Angeles dad owes $250,000 in child supportA self-described "celebrity trainer and coach" has been enjoying a lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles, while owing nearly $250,000 in child support in Wisconsin.


Bicyclist tested for DUI after Toms River crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:53

Bicyclist tested for DUI after Toms River crashA bicyclist was undergoing toxicology tests after being struck and injured by a car in Toms River, N.J.


Drunk commuter stabs three men on New York City subway platform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:13
A drunken commuter stabbed and wounded three men with a knife as he got off a subway train arriving at New York's Grand Central Terminal early on Saturday morning, police said. Ivan DeLeon, 38, got into a dispute after a bumping into a child that was with the three men who were trying to board the train, Annette Markowski, a New York Police Department spokeswoman, said. DeLeon was belligerent and appeared to be drunk, Markowski said. The argument escalated on the subway platform as DeLeon slashed and stabbed at the three men with a folding knife, wounding one in his arm, another in his stomach and the third in his chest, Markowski said.

Woman steals San Diego police car, chase ensues

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:06
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman stole a San Diego Police patrol car then led authorities on a freeway chase for about 40 miles before she was arrested.

Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:03

FILE - This April 9, 2012 file photo shows the working nuclear reactor at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. The delays in the nuclear industry are adding up, adding hundreds of millions of dollars to already expensive projects. The latest announcement came from SCANA Corp., which expects a year-long delay in the completion of its two reactors under construction in South Carolina. That announcement raised questions about whether an identical plant under construction by the same builders in Georgia will also see expensive delays. (AP Photo/Jeffery Collins, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago.


Cops: Drunken subway rider stabs 3 on NY platform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a drunken straphanger has stabbed three men on a subway platform in New York City.