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A push to restore pride in the way Appalachians speak

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:01

Kirk Hazen, left, and graduate student Jordan Lovejoy smile during an interview session in Pineville, W.V., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Hazen is director of the Dialect Project at West Virginia University, and Lovejoy was helping him gather samples in her native Wyoming County. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a sparsely populated Appalachian county, the young couple is recounting how they met while a language researcher captures their story with a high-end audio recorder.


Woman Released From Hospital After Rhode Island Beach Blast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 16:50
A witness said the injured woman "went five feet up in the air."

APNewsBreak: Diplomats: Iran announcement planned Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 13:08

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks in the garden of Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks plan to announce Monday that they've reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country's atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday.


Miss Oklahoma wins Miss USA contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:48

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned Miss USA by Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, wearing a hot pink strapless dress as she deftly fielded the interview portion of the competition by saying the country needed to improve race relations to beat out 50 other contestants.


Oklahoma woman named Miss USA; Trump a no-show

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:12

Newly crowned Miss USA Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma reacts after winning the 2015 Miss USA beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, LouisianaOklahoma's Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, capping weeks of controversy in the run-up to the annual beauty pageant after its co-owner Donald Trump made incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants while announcing his run for president. Despite the controversy, no incidents or disruptions were apparent either in the audience or on stage during the live broadcast from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, carried on cable channel Reelz after NBC dropped the show over Trump's remarks. Trump, who traditionally attends, said on Saturday he would be campaigning and would not be on hand.


Authorities search for small plane overdue in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:10
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Crews are searching for a small, private plane that didn't reach its destination in Lynden, Washington, on Saturday, the Washington State Department of Transportation said.

Supporters hold vigil for fired Catholic school staffer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:58
More than 100 people gathered together in support of a woman who lost her job at a Montgomery County Catholic school because of her same-sex marriage.

D'Army Bailey, National Civil Rights Museum promoter, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:33

This Nov. 12, 2011, photo shows Adrienne Bailey and her husband Judge D'Army Bailey, civil rights activist and a founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, walk on the red carpet as they arrive with other dignitaries and guests to the 2011 Freedom Awards at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tenn. Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015, his wife said. He was 73. (Mike Maple/The Commercial Appeal via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, his wife said. He was 73.


Man and woman wounded in Logan shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:10

Man and woman wounded in Logan shootingA man and woman were both wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Gunman killed after ambushing police near Chicago, second man found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:03
The two officers, called to the house in a normally quiet, tree-lined neighborhood in the village of River Forest, just west of Chicago, were ambushed at the door by the suspect, said the town's deputy police chief, James O'Shea. The gunman, reported by Chicago-area media to be 24 years old, was killed in the ensuing shootout. Chicago-area media reported that the woman, believed to be the assailant's mother, was hospitalized in critical condition.

Dismay in US over Guzman's escape from Mexican prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:01

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. In a scheme befitting a caper movie, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped late Saturday July 11, 2015 from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, the country's top security official announced. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)CHICAGO (AP) — Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of a reputed drug lord ranged from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrated the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S.


Aaron Kromer arrested for battery after allegedly punching boy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:00
Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested early Sunday morning on a misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly punching a boy in the face and threatening to kill his family.

Miss USA contestants vie for title in 64th annual pageant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:44

Miss Hawaii Emma Wo competes in the evening gown competition during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Women from across the country Sunday took the stage to vie for the title of Miss USA in a decades-old beauty pageant of dazzling dresses and sexy swimsuits that has been dogged this year by comments made by Donald Trump bashing Mexican immigrants.


Man shot multiple times in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:40

Man shot multiple times in North PhiladelphiaA man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.


Firefighting planes briefly grounded by drone over wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:27
YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities briefly grounded air tankers that were fighting a wildfire in Southern California on Sunday after a drone flew close to the blaze.

Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:03
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

Massive Manhunt for Escaped Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:21
The Sinaloa Cartel leader also escaped from jail in 2001.

Good Samaritans help give proper funeral for homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:09

Good Samaritans help give proper funeral for homeless manA couple of good Samaritans made sure a homeless man received a proper burial.


Body of missing boater found in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:01

Body of missing boater found in Delaware RiverCoast Guard crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing in the Delaware River in Gloucester County.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:00

FILE - In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to media after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday, July 12, 2015, about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country's nuclear program, predicting President Barack Obama could face hurdles in Congress if negotiators reach a final deal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: