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Golfers refuse to testify about on-course fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:29
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania golfers accused of fighting over the rules had assault charges dismissed after they refused to testify against one another.

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:25

 the search for a gunman in Canada after three officers were killed and the shooting at Reynolds High School. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.


Man dies in shooting outside Philly peace concert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:13

Fairmount ParkPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was fatally shot outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city, police said Thursday.


AP's Frank Bajak among Cabot Prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism on Thursday announced this year's winners of the oldest award in international journalism, the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Man fatally stabbed in New Orleans' French Quarter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:27

New Orleans police and Louisiana state troopers investigate a fatal stabbing on Toulouse Street near Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 47-year old man who is believed to be homeless. Witnesses told police that they observed the victim involved in a physical altercation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are investigating a stabbing death in the French Quarter of a man believed to be homeless.


Tugboat captain killed when crane hits bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:20
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says a tugboat captain is dead after the arm of a crane struck a bridge and fell back onto the tug's pilothouse.

Frustrated mom creates app to control child's phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:08

Frustrated mom creates app to control child's phoneOne local mom took control and invented an app that her kids and yours can't ignore


Slovak PM critical of Ukraine for sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:46
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russia.

Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:24
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin taxi drivers are celebrating a decision by authorities to ban the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city.

Family of slain child says it will sue NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:23
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old New York City boy stabbed to death in a public housing elevator has notified the city that it is planning a $281 million lawsuit.

Teens shot near playground in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:14

Teens shot near playground in South PhiladelphiaThe search is on for the gunman who shot two teens in South Philadelphia.


Deputies: Man calls 911 after assaulting woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:07
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job.

Korean Air to halt Kenya flights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:07
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Korean Air Lines Co. will suspend flights to Kenya in what it said Thursday is a measure to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Good Samaritan helps mom whose tires were slashed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:49

Good Samaritan helps mom whose tires were slashed in Northeast PhiladelphiaTires were slashed on nearly a dozen cars in Northeast Philadelphia and a Good Samaritan stepped in to help one of the victims.


Good Samaritan helps tire slashing victim in NE Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:38

Good Samaritan helps mom whose tires were slashed in Northeast PhiladelphiaTires were slashed on nearly a dozen cars in Northeast Philadelphia and a Good Samaritan stepped in to help one of the victims.


Communities across US recover after floods

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:32
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

Man in clown mask robs 7-Eleven in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:27

Man in clown mask robs 7-Eleven in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo masked men, one wearing a clown mask, made off with cash from a 7-Eleven store in Northeast Philadelphia.


Couple sentenced for stealing from disabled man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:01
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has admitted she pretended to be disabled in order to befriend a developmentally disabled man and steal from him.

Police test mental health of daughter of American tourist killed in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:29

The daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase in Bali gestures while in custody in a police station in DenpasarBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Thursday ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Police arrested the daughter, Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, on Wednesday after a taxi driver found a battered body in a suitcase outside the St. Regis luxury hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali. The body was identified by hospital officials as Chicago-based Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62. Neither Mack nor Schaefer has been charged but police have detained them as suspects.


Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:16

In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Lennie Gerber, left, and her spouse, Pearl Berlin, laugh while at their home in High Point, N.C. The couple, who have been together 48 years and legally married in Maine in 2013, have a federal challenge pending against North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — On the summer night Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman."