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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:33

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancerFormer President Jimmy Carter revealed that recent liver surgery found cancer has spread in his body but gave few details about his prognosis in a brief statement released Wednesday.


Attorney General Kathleen Kane: Charges tied to porn emails

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:32

 Charges tied to porn emailsAttorney General Kathleen Kane said criminal charges against her are tied to pornographic and racially insensitive emails state prosecutors and judges circulated with one another.


Lawyer: Chelsea Manning faces possible solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:31

FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday.


Father: Killing of Vermont social worker 'like a soap opera'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:02

Jody Herring is led out of court after her arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Barre, Vt., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty on Monday and was ordered held without bail. (Toby Talbot/Times Argus via AP, Pool)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who shares a 9-year-old daughter with a woman accused of killing a Vermont social worker after she lost custody said on Wednesday in his first public comments that he feels bad for the victim's family.


Latest on athlete's death: Chief answers community questions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:02
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting by police in Texas of unarmed college football player Christian Taylor (all times CDT):

The Latest: EPA head to visit New Mexico to address spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:51

Richard Charley, right, and Melvin Jones deliver water to a ranch along the San Juan River on the Navajo Reservation, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Shiprock, NM. Toxic wastewater from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colo., has contaminated the San Juan River in Northern New Mexico from the runoff of the Animas River due to an accidental breach by a mining a safety team working for the Environmental Protection Agency last week. A 100-mile-long plume has since traveled for hundreds of miles, through parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah on the way to Lake Powell, a key source of water for the Southwest. (AP Photo/Matt York)DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local):


Odd suckers: Octopus species that's weirdly social, romantic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:40

This handout photo provided by Roy L. Caldwell shows a LPSO male A15 canteleve large Pacific striped octopus about to catch a shrimp. Shifting shapes, sporting mesmerizing eyes, and showing uncanny intelligence, the octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have re-discovered a species of that sea creature that shares some of our social and mating habits. (Roy L. Caldwell via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.


Man shot in back of head in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:16

Man shot in back of head in OverbrookA man was shot in the back of the head in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.


Inmate who participated in 'San Quentin Six' 1971 escape attempt killed in California prison riot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:07
An inmate who had been imprisoned for 50 years and participated in a notorious 1971 escape attempt from San Quentin was killed and numerous others injured in a riot on Wednesday afternoon at a prison outside Sacramento, officials said. Eleven inmates were taken to hospitals with stab wounds and "numerous" others were injured during the incident at California State Prison-Sacramento just before 1 p.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Officials identified the inmate killed as Hugo Pinell, 71, who had been in custody since 1965.

Army says nay to 700 feral horses roaming Louisiana base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:06

In this Sept. 20, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Army, feral horses graze in front of a soldier riding in an armored Humvee, as part of a security detail, at the Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Center, in Fort Polk, La. Officials are trying to find a way to deal with the approximately 700 "trespass horses," and are holding a meeting Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 to hear input from residents and animal rights groups, among others. (Sgt. William Gore/U.S. Army 40th Public Affairs Detachment via AP)Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.


Former President Carter says he has cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:00

Former U.S. president Carter speaks at the opening of a new exhibit, "Countdown to Zero, Defeating Disease" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York"I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a statement. The Carter family has a history of pancreatic cancer, including his parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter who all died from the disease. Carter told the New York Times in 2007 that he and other relatives had given blood for genetic studies seeking to help doctors diagnose the disease.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:54

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, smoke and fire erupt into the sky after an explosion in the Binhai New Area in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality early Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Huge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials at the Chinese port of Tianjin late Wednesday. (Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via AP) NO SALESYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


VIDEO: Police officers rescue groundhog with head stuck in tin can

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:40

 Police officers rescue groundhog with head stuck in tin canOne lucky groundhog might live to see another Groundhog Day thanks to authorities in Lehigh County.


Woman shot by Los Angeles police may have had knife

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:35
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a woman they say may have been armed with a large knife.

Ohio sets November vote on legalizing marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:27

A Cannabis plant is pictured at the "Weed the People" event as enthusiasts gather to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio voters will decide in November whether to legalize marijuana use for treating illnesses and for getting high. Secretary of State Jon Husted said on Wednesday he had certified the group ResponsibleOhio had gathered enough valid signatures to place a constitutional amendment before voters in November. The proposed amendment's language still needs approval by the Ohio Ballot Board, he said.


Neighbors of Seattle girl file lawsuit seeking to stop crow feeding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:22
(Reuters) - The neighbors of a Seattle girl who gained international media attention for feeding crows and collecting small objects they leave behind have filed a nuisance lawsuit against her parents, an attorney said on Wednesday.

Police: Boy, 8, accidentally shoots self in foot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:21

 Boy, 8, accidentally shoots self in footAn 8-year-old boy is hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in the foot.


Police officers rescue groundhog with head stuck in tin can

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:59

 Police officers rescue groundhog with head stuck in tin canOne lucky groundhog might live to see another Groundhog Day thanks to authorities in Lehigh County.


Future of tribe casino on Martha's Vineyard rests with judge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:56

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, the unfinished community center sits on the Aquinnah Wampanoag reservation in Aquinnah, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. The tribe began work in July 2015 to convert the building into gaming hall. U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Saylor heard arguments Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in the state's bid to block the tribe from opening a casino on the resort island. Lawyers argued that the tribe forfeited its gambling rights when it reached a settlement for tribal land on the island. But the tribe said federal law allows it to offer "high stakes" bingo-style games on the property. (AP Photo/Phil Marcelo, File)BOSTON (AP) — An Indian tribe planning to build a casino on Martha's Vineyard doesn't exercise enough governmental oversight on its tribal land there to be allowed to operate a gambling hall, Massachusetts and other opponents of the plan argued in federal court Wednesday.


Water main break floods road in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:45

Water main break floods road in Montgomery CountyWater is gushing down a road in Montgomery County after a water main break.