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Sex offender charged with murder of 2 sisters in 1975 case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:21

This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows the Montgomery County Police mugshot of Lloyd Welch in 1977 after Welch was arrested for a residential burglary near Wheaton Plaza. Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone. (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Forty years after two young sisters vanished from a suburban Maryland mall, an imprisoned sex offender has been charged with murder, authorities said Wednesday, bringing some clarity to a baffling case that made parents afraid to let their children out of the house.

AccuWeather: A Breath Of Fresh Air Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:06

 A Breath Of Fresh Air ThursdayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says you can expect a break from the intense humidity when you wake up Thursday.

US pushes for NGO's acceptance despite China lobbying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has launched a campaign to get U.N. accreditation for the non-profit organization Freedom Now, which works to free prisoners of conscience around the world, but the effort is facing opposition, especially from China.

Penn scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:02

Penn scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease researchUniversity of Pennsylvania researchers have made some exciting strides in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

'Something wonderful': 1st close-up pictures of Pluto

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:59

 1st close-up pictures of PlutoScientists have released the first up-close images ever of Pluto and its big moon Charon. And they say they're amazed.

Philadelphia police push the help of surveillance video with Safecam program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:54

Philadelphia police push the help of surveillance video with Safecam programSurveillance video captured the suspects wanted in an attempted home invasion in West Mt. Airy on Tuesday night - clear images like these are key to helping police track down criminals.

Fire on roof of Spring Garden high-rise building

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:53

Fire on roof of Spring Garden high-rise buildingA 9-story building was evacuated after a fire in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section.

Hurricane Dolores weakens further in Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:18
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores has weakened further in the Pacific off Mexico's coast on Wednesday although it remains a Category 3 storm.

Farewell FAO Schwarz: Last day of business at NYC toy store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:06

Ana Assuncao, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, second left, poses for photos with four "toy soldiers" in front of the flagship FAO Schwarz toy store on Fifth Avenue in New York, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The store, probably the best-known toy store in the world, is closing Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks danced on a large floor piano there in the movie "Big." Multitudes of children wandered through the aisles over the years, hopped up on sugar from the candy store and wide-eyed with delight at the giant stuffed animals and other toys. And a fair number of parents winced at some of the price tags.

Crews recover bodies from 2 Washington state plane crashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:57

In this undated photo provided by Newton Goss, Goss, right, takes a photo with his girlfriend, Autumn Veatch, left. Veatch was a passenger on a plane that crashed Saturday, July 11, 2015, with two other people on board. She survived and was picked up by a motorist Monday after walking out of the rugged and remote crash site. (Newton Goss via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — Ground search crews recovered two bodies Wednesday from the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed into a north-central Washington state mountainside last weekend, forcing a teenager who survived the impact to hike her way off a rugged slope to safety.

Obama: Iran Nuclear Deal Makes 'World Safer'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:28
The president answered questions from reporters at the White House.

Alaska Boy Scout rescued after massive boulder pins his legs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:19
A team of Alaska medics and firefighters rescued a Boy Scout whose legs had been pinned under a 3,000-pound (1,361-kg) boulder that rolled onto him at a riverfront camp in Juneau, rescue officials said on Wednesday. The young man was climbing in a rocky area near the mouth of the Herbert River on Monday when the boulder came loose, trapping him, said Ed Quinto, assistant chief of Capital City Fire and Rescue. Several other Boy Scouts, scout personnel and the boy’s father managed to free one leg caught between the boulder and the sandy ground, but his second leg remained wedged between the boulder and another rock.

Testimony from Rosenberg brother released in famous spy case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:49

FILE - In this 1951 file photo, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are shown during their trial for espionage in New York. The couple is accused of conspiring to recruit her brother, David Greenglass, into gathering "classified information concerning the atomic bomb for the Soviet Union." The federal government has unsealed new grand jury testimony in the sensational Cold War spying case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The couple was executed in 1953 after being convicted in New York of conspiring to give atomic secrets to the Soviets. The previously sealed testimony is from David Greenglass, the brother of Ethel Rosenberg and the government’s star witness in the trial. (AP Photo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of Ethel Rosenberg, who was a star trial witness against his sister and brother-in-law in a sensational Cold War atomic spying case, never implicated his sister in an earlier appearance before a grand jury and said that they had never discussed her role "at all," according to secret court records unsealed Wednesday.

Arm found at Connecticut bridge near where legs found before

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:22
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A human arm has been found in Connecticut near where a pair of legs was found earlier.

PHOTOS: 2015 ESPY Awards Winners

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:18

 2015 ESPY Awards WinnersFind out who's taking home the top prizes tonight at the 2015 ESPY Awards.

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:16

FILE - In this July 9, 2002 file photo, President George W. Bush lets out a laugh after failing to get the clasp together on Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he holds, after Bush tried to put on the entertainer, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. Obama says there's no precedent or mechanism to take back the medal. He declined to talk about the specific allegations against Cosby because there are pending legal matters. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:02

A receptionist dinosaur robot performs at the new robot hotel, aptly called Henn na Hotel or Weird Hotel, in Sasebo, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s a stand-on-wheels taking luggage up to the room, the hotel, that is run as part of Huis Ten Bosch amusement park, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labor costs. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)SASEBO, Japan (AP) — The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes. "If you want to check in, push one," the dinosaur says. The visitor still has to punch a button on the desk, and type in information on a touch panel screen.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:01

Iranians celebrate following a landmark nuclear deal in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran's nuclear efforts short of building a bomb. The agreement could give Iran access to billions in frozen assets and oil revenue, stave off more U.S. military action in the Middle East and reshape the tumultuous region. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Mud, rain, debris, hamper search for Kentucky flood victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:00

Kevin Johnson searches the debris and creek banks for his son, Scott Johnson, who was missing after deadly flooding in Flat Gap, Ky., Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Flash floods in northern Johnson County outside of Paintsville destroyed homes and vehicles and residents were reported missing a day after the floods. Johnson said that his son went missing while trying to save his grandmother, Willa Mae Pennington, 74, whose body was found about a mile downstream from where her mobile home had been washed away. Johnson also credited his son with saving his life and the lives of many of his family by getting them out of the flood waters before he went missing. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — As the Johnson family dug through the wreckage where their trailers once stood, they found a mud-soaked box of family photos, cherished heirlooms and a tiny porcelain statue of Jesus, but not what they were looking for.

VIDEO: Motorcyclist attacked in Arizona road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:51

 Motorcyclist attacked in Arizona road rage incidentAn Arizona driver turned violent after he was allegedly cut off by a motorcyclist.