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AccuWeather: More Storms at the Shore

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:40

 Warm Today, Mainly DryMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the potential for more flooding rain in parts of Delaware and South Jersey.

California man who hoarded snakes is sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:31

FILE - This undated image provided by the Santa Ana Police Department shows William Buchman. On Thursday, July 10, 2014, he pleaded guilty to animal neglect, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and can't have a pet for five years. In January 2014 reports of a vile smell at his Santa Ana home led to the discovery of about 400 pythons, including 280 that were dead or dying. (AP Photo/Santa Ana Police Department)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who had 400 snakes in his home, many of them dead or dying, pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to provide proper care for them.

Search for missing Delaware mother continues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:31

Search for missing Delaware mother continuesOn the front lawn where Nefertiri Trader was last seen, family and friends said prayers and made emotional pleas to the public

Middle East violence hits close to home for local families

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:29

Middle East violence hits close to home for local familiesFor two local families, the violence in the Middle East strikes very close to home.

Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:26

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall testifies in court at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.

Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:57

Environmental workers take samples to assess level of contamination, and surveyors measure size of affected area at the site of saltwater spill Thursday, July 10, 2014, near Mandaree, N.D. A pipeline leak on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation spilled 1 million gallons of saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production. Company officials say the leak likely started over the Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Tyler Bell)MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday.

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:40

Patti Beller prays Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Spring, Texas, outside the home that was the scene of a multiple shooting the night before. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Lee Haskell was booked Thursday on a capital murder/multiple murders charge and held without bond. Authorities believe Haskell fatally shot two adults and four children on Wednesday night and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, who called 911. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) MANDATORY CREDITA man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:30

Alix Tichelman, left, of Folsom, Calif., confers with public defender Diane August during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tichelman, an alleged upscale prostitute, is facing manslaughter charges for the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, a Google executive. Tichelman, who is also facing drug and prostitution charges, is being held on $1.5 million bail. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shmuel Thaler)MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

State: Michigan boy found in basement was abused

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:05

FILE - In this June 27, 2014 file photo, Charles Bothuell IV leaves the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich., after a court hearing for his wife, Monique Dillard-Bothuell. His 12-year-old son found in his basement after a widely publicized 11-day search was abused by his father and stepmother and forced to rise before dawn for intense workouts of 100 pushups and even more situps, according to Michigan's child-welfare agency. Detailed allegations of physical and mental abuse were filed this week as the state tries to terminate the parental rights of Charlie Bothuell IV. No criminal charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb, Jr) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — A 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after a widely publicized 11-day search was abused by his father and stepmother and forced to rise before dawn for intense workouts of 100 pushups and even more situps, according to Michigan's child-welfare agency.

Police-involved shootings focus of forum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:56

Police-involved shootings focus of forumRelatives of people who have been shot by Philadelphia police officers turned out at City Hall Thursday night, amid an investigation into the department's use of deadly force.

Slain author feared Ventura tale had eclipsed book

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor.

Guns found at teen slaying suspect's home in Tenn.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:43

Lobelville Mayor Robby J. Moore, right, and business owner Robert Mathis lower flags in front of City Hall in Lobelville, Tenn., Thursday, July 10, 2014. A 15-year-old was charged with one count of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory, according to the state's Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Lucas L. Johnson)LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory as investigators explored possible motives, an official said.

Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:34

Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald SterlingLOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale — and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal — but there is hope for more time.

Fireworks reports checked in deadly apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:33

In this photo provided by Kevin Moav, fire engulfs the top floors of a three-story apartment and business building Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Lowell, Mass. Officials confirmed that seven people died in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire. (AP Photo/Kevin Moav)LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

Arizona inmate's bid to postpone execution denied

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:32
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday denied an Arizona death-row inmate's request to postpone his July 23 execution until officials reveal details about the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.

Measles cases hit 18-year high in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:32
(Reuters) - Washington state health officials reported on Thursday the highest number of measles cases since 1996 and urged residents to seek vaccinations against the preventable disease during the state's third outbreak of the virus this year. Washington has been hit with 27 cases of measles so far in 2014, up from five last year, and more than were reported in the state during the past five years combined, said Kelly Stowe, spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Health. ...

Florida executes man for 1994 rape, murder of girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:22

Death row inmate Eddie Wayne Davis is seen in an undated picture from the Florida Department of CorrectionsFlorida has executed a man for the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.

Police: Another body part found on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:14
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating another body part found in a Long Island town.

Georgia man charged with murder in son's car-seat death fired from job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:14
A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based home improvement chain confirmed that Justin Ross Harris, 33, of Marietta, Georgia, had been terminated from the company, which had employed him as a computer specialist.

U.S. defense chief voices confidence in grounded F-35 fleet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:46

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gestures as he speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon in WashingtonBy David Alexander EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.    In a visit to the Florida base where the blaze occurred in late June, Hagel spoke with F-35 pilots and maintenance workers about the Lockheed Martin aircraft but was not able to say whether the planes would be cleared to resume flight in time to participate in air shows in Britain. Key F-35 contractors are Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and BAE Systems Plc. Hagel, speaking in front of a pair of the F-35s, said the pilots and maintainers voiced "tremendous confidence" in the so-called fifth-generation aircraft, which has stealthy radar-evading technology and a suite of integrated sensors that digest and feed information to the pilot through a special helmet.    "Some of the pilots told me it was the best aircraft that they had ever flown and some said it was the easiest and simplest aircraft they'd ever flown," Hagel said.    "I was particularly happy to hear that because I believe this aircraft is the future for our fighter aircraft for our services," he said.