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Top and bottom wind energy-producing states in the US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:19
The U.S. Department of Energy wants 20 percent of the nation's energy to come from wind power in the next 15 years, up from the 5 percent wind generates now. A new Energy Department report finds that wind technology featuring taller towers and larger turbines may get the nation to that goal by opening up areas to wind farm development that were previously dead zones.

Small plane lands on Stafford Township highway near Home Depot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:59

Skydiving plane makes emergency landing on highway in Stafford TownshipA small plane made an emergency landing on a highway in Ocean County, New Jersey, police say.


Man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of Florida girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:52
HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who told police he entered the United States illegally from Mexico has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Florida girl.

Baltimore State Attorney speaks at NAACP convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:35

Baltimore State Attorney speaks at NAACP convention in PhiladelphiaMarilyn Mosby, the State's Attorney of Baltimore, is set to address members of the NAACP at the Loews Hotel Sunday.


Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Medford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:15

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in MedfordPolice in Burlington County are investigating are an accident involving a pedestrian.


Astronomer's ashes nearing icy world he discovered: Pluto

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:12

This 1990 file photo shows Clyde Tombaugh in New York. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, carrying a small canister with his ashes, is scheduled to pass within 7,800 miles of Pluto which he discovered 85 years ago. (AP Photo/Will Yurman)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.


Massive debris removal project to get underway in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:11

This undated photo provided by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, shows pelagic gooseneck barnacles (Lepas anatifera) established on a buoy off the Gulf of Alaska. The barnacles are native, open-ocean barnacles; the most common and abundant organism observed on marine debris. A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris, some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest.


Police: Officer dies after fall during robbery arrest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:02
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A police officer who suffered a head injury in a fall while chasing three teenage robbery suspects died from his injuries Sunday, police said.

Whataburger takes stand against Texas' new open carry law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:53

This Thursday, July 9, 2015 photo shows a Whataburger restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. The iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, taking a stand against a new law legalizing the practice. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places.


Confederate flag down but what happens now

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:42

FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2015, file photo, an honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag as it is removed from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C. Legions of people clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag. But as the euphoria of the moment faded, questions over what exactly that accomplished for race relations in the United States, other than the elimination of a painful symbol of the past, began to arise. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)Legions of people clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag. But the euphoria of a moment that was more than a decade in the making quickly began to shift to a hard question to answer: What exactly had been accomplished for race relations in the United States? Was it more symbolic than substantive?


The name game: Colleges rebrand to get more students

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:42

In this July 9, 2015 photo, a sign notes the school's founding in 1787 on the campus of Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt. The college seeks to change its name to Castleton University to reflect its growth in graduate programs and to attract more out-of-state and foreign students. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.


A year after Eric Garner, sadness and anger, but change

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:24

FILE - In this July 22, 2014, file photo, a mourner places a candle at a memorial for Eric Garner, who died while being arrested by New York City police, in Staten Island. Nearly a year has passed since Garner had the encounter with police that led to his death. Since then, his family has become national advocates for police reform and the department is changing how it relates to the public it serves. (AP Photo/John Minchillo. File)NEW YORK (AP) — It was nearly a year ago when Eric Garner, standing outside a convenience store on July 17, had the encounter with New York City police that led to his death.


Huge herring haul worries rival fishermen, environmentalists

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:14

In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015 photo, herring are unloaded from a fishing boat in Rockland, Maine. New England fishermen are catching staggering amounts of herring, signaling the rebounding of a fishery that collapsed in the early 2000s. But some conservationists and rival fishermen say the fishery, which is important for both food and bait for tuna and lobsters, is wiping out other fisheries with its massive pelagic trawlers. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A little fish that New Englanders have sought since the Colonial era is at the center of a battle over how to manage massive boats that trawl swaths of ocean off the East Coast.


Diplomats: Iran nuke deal could come Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:00

 Iran nuke deal could come SundayNegotiators at the Iran nuclear talks could reach a provisional agreement Sunday on a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country's atomic program in return for sanctions relief, diplomats told The Associated Press.


U.S. military drills stoke politics of suspicion in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 21:58

The headquarters of the Bastrop County Republican Party are seen in Bastrop, TexasTo hear the conspiracy theorists tell it, a labyrinth of tunnels is being built under Walmart stores for military attacks on civilians, and an orchestrated financial crisis will lead to martial law, U.S. troops patrolling chaotic streets, and a dictatorship under President Barack Obama. While such views represent the fringes of American political opinion, they reflect a broader suspicion of the federal government that has run deep in Texas for years. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command exercise, called Jade Helm 15, has brought these fears to a crescendo, particularly in Bastrop.


Dying woman tells police 'he killed me,' boyfriend charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 21:51

Dying woman tells police 'he killed me,' boyfriend chargedAuthorities say a woman who had been stabbed pointed the finger at her boyfriend before she died, saying "He killed me."


Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Again Escapes From Prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 21:01
He escaped once before in 2001.

Emergency vehicle dedicated to fallen Philadelphia firefighters, police officers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 20:57

Emergency vehicle dedicated to fallen Philadelphia firefighters, police officersA new emergency response vehicle was dedicated Saturday to Philadelphia firefighters and police officers who were killed in the line of duty.


Woman sexually assaulted at Cobbs Creek Golf Course

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 20:48

Woman sexually assaulted at Cobbs Creek Golf CoursePolice say a woman on her way to work was sexually assaulted on the grounds of a golf course in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Park section.


AccuWeather: Heating Up Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 20:43

 Heating Up SundayMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the humidity returns this week along with the threat of thunderstorms.