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VIDEO: Troop homecoming in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 08:00

 Troop homecoming in DelawareIt was a long journey and now troops are finally home with their families in Delaware.


Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

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

FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making an announcement about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Then the president said he was done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration, and that he planned to act on his own via executive action. According to White House officials Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections. The two officials said Obama decided Friday as he returned to Washington from a NATO summit in Wales that circumventing Congress with executive actions on immigration during the midterm campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad overhaul of the immigration system. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation.


2 barns on horse farm catch on fire in Gloucester Co., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:53

2 barns on horse farm catch on fire in Gloucester Co., N.J.Firefighters were called to the scene of a large fire at a horse farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey Saturday morning.


Huntingdon Valley girl uses photos to help animals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:49

Huntingdon Valley girl uses photos to help animalsA young photographer from Huntingdon Valley is combining her love of art and her love of animals to make a real difference.


Storms cut power to more than 600,000 in Michigan, Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:25
(Reuters) - More than 600,000 electric customers in Michigan and Illinois lost power at the height of storms that brought heavy winds and lightning, ripping up trees, downing power lines and leaving at least two people dead, officials said on Saturday. An Illinois woman died Saturday of injuries she sustained when she was struck by a falling tree and a Michigan man was electrocuted after touching a power line, local media said. Molly Glynn, 46, died at NorthShore Evanston Hospital on Saturday, hospital spokeswoman Colette Urban said. Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon Corp unit, reported more than 174,000 customers lost power in Illinois in Friday's storms.

Hawaii residents still on alert as lava flow slows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:11
PUNA, Hawaii (AP) — Residents in a sparsely populated neighborhood near Hawaii's active volcano are still on alert while officials say a dangerous lava flow has slowed its advance.

Mexico hurricane means Southern California rain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:05
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The National Weather Service warned Southern Californians to watch out for weekend flash floods and strong surf because of a Pacific hurricane that is churning north up the Mexican coast.

Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor's race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:42

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis presents her new education policy during a stop at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir called "Forgetting to be Afraid" that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Wendy Davis launched her longshot bid for governor by filibustering her state's tough new restrictions on abortion, and now she's entering the last two months of the race talking about undergoing the procedure herself.


Singer Simone Battle found dead at West Hollywood home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:39
(Reuters) - Singer Simone Battle, a member of the band G.R.L. and former contestant on the "The X-Factor" television show, has been found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said on Saturday. Battle was found on Friday morning and an autopsy could be conducted as soon as Sunday, said Lieutenant David Smith from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department. "Simone's incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart." News of Battle's death was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

California regulator: alter nuclear plant deal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:34
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers.

Society honors critical book on Matthew Shepard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:15
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Historical Society is honoring a book about Matthew Shepard that claims the gay University of Wyoming student was killed in a drug deal and not in a hate crime.

Firefighters make progress battling blaze near California's Yosemite

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:13
Crews battling a wildfire on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park in central California reported progress Saturday containing the blaze though evacuation orders for about 700 homes remain in effect, officials said. The blaze, named the Bridge Fire, was 25 percent contained and holding steady at 300 acres (120 hectares), one day after it erupted in Mariposa County near Oakhurst, some 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) southwest of the national park, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CalFire). The fire was threatening about 700 homes and evacuation orders for those residents would stay in place until firefighters deemed the area safe enough to return, said CalFire spokesman Dennis Mathisen. The Bridge Fire was burning near where a fast-moving blaze last month forced thousands of people out of their homes and businesses in the well-populated region south of Yosemite.

Possible wreckage of small U.S. plane spotted off Jamaica

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:06

A U.S. Coast Guard boat participates in the search for the small plane belonging to real estate executive Larry GlazerBy Aileen Torres-Bennett KINGSTON (Reuters) - Rescuers were searching on Saturday for the wreckage of a small U.S. The plane, with an unresponsive pilot, crashed on Friday after veering far off its course to Florida and triggering a U.S. "Our pilots are very confident that the sighting is consistent with that of a high impact debris field, and this has since been corroborated by a United States Coast Guard C-130 aircraft involved in the operation," the Jamaica Defence Force said in a statement on Friday. The crash killed two people aboard the plane: Larry Glazer, a real-estate executive from Rochester, New York;


County to send anti-federal message by horseback

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:56
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada county will send a message the old-fashioned way to Washington about what it calls federal overreach on public lands: by horseback.

California homes lack water meters during drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:46

In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, is a water meter being installed at the site of a new home under construction in Fresno, Calif. Since 1992, state law has required that all new homes have a water meter, and a 2004 state law requires that homes built before that must be retrofitted by 2025. Still, thousands of homes, many in the thirsty Central Valley, have yet to be metered even as California is locked in the third year of a historic drought. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using.


Ex-trooper claims forced to retire due to weight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:36

Ex-trooper claims forced to retire due to weightA former state trooper is suing the Delaware State Police, arguing that she was forced to retire because of her weight.


Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:49

Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prankComedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."


Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:49

Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prankComedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."


Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:45

Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area homeGirl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.


Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:45

Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area homeGirl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.