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NAACP: Feds should investigate black teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:43

Lesley McSpadden, left, is comforted by her husband, Louis Head, after her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting at the request of the local department, confirmed a Ferguson police officer shot the man. The spokesman didn't give the reason for the shooting. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A local NAACP chapter has called for a federal investigation into the death of a black teenager who was shot by police in a St. Louis suburb.


Team: Stewart won't race Sunday after fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:32
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday following the death of a sprint car driver who was struck and killed by Stewart at an upstate New York dirt track.

Shooting victim collapses near nurse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:26

Shooting victim collapses near nurseA man with a gunshot wound managed to run from the scene, only to collapse right near a passing nurse in North Philadelphia.


White students no longer to be majority in school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:25

This photo taken July 21, 2014 shows Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Barry Tomasetti meeting with young students in teacher Jane Cornell's summer school class at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center in Kennett Square, Pa. For the first time ever _ U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students enrolled than white, a shift largely fueled by growth in the numbers of Hispanic children. White students are still expected to be the largest racial group in the public schools this year at 49.8 percent, but according to the National Center for Education Statistics, minority students, when added together, will now make up the majority. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.


Where 'gay American' Jim McGreevey is, 10 years on

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:12

FILE In this Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 file photograph, New Jersey Gov. James. E. McGreevey addresses a news conference, as his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, and his mother, Veronica McGreevey, right, listen, at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday and acknowledged that he had an extramarital affair with another man. "My truth is that I am a gay American," he said. Ten years after he announced that he was a “gay American” and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform. McGreevey, now 57, runs transitional programs for those getting out of prison and returning to Jersey City, where the mayor sees him as a policy and political adviser. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer,file)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ten years after he announced that he was a "gay American" and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform.


25 years ago, a different Ebola outbreak in Va.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:54
RESTON, Va. (AP) — The return of two Americans infected with Ebola is reminding residents of a northern Virginia community about a scare 25 years ago that permanently linked their town's name to the virus.

NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:39

In this April 11, 2014, photo, Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a New York dirt track where Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.


Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:33

Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offerPalestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in the Gaza Strip.


Engine fire forces evacuations on JetBlue flight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:08

Engine fire forces evacuations on JetBlue flightAn engine fire forced evacuation of a New York-bound JetBlue flight before it could take off on Saturday, Puerto Rico airport officials said.


Fire breaks out on JetBlue flight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:07

Engine fire forces evacuations on JetBlue flightAn engine fire forced evacuation of a New York-bound JetBlue flight before it could take off on Saturday, Puerto Rico airport officials said.


Hawaii's Big Island struggles after tropical storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:01

This photo provided by Andrew Fujimura shows the damage from Tropical Storm Iselle on a home in Puna, Hawaii, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Tropical Storm Iselle, knocked down trees, battered roofs and left the isolated area without electricity. (AP Photo/Courtesy Andrew Fujimura)HONOLULU (AP) — His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists are spending their time in popular parts of Hawaii — sunbathing, kayaking and otherwise back to paradise despite an overcast sky.


Police: Pa. teen killed in manure pit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:50

 Pa. teen killed in manure pitAuthorities say a 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy was driving a piece of farm machinery when it overturned in a manure pit, killing him.


Manager: Tony Stewart to race in NY after accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:44

In this April 11, 2014, photo, Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a New York dirt track where Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A manager for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's racing team says Stewart will race in an event Sunday in upstate New York.


Shark Week 2014 Facts & Photos

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:31

Shark Week 2014 Facts & PhotosImpress your friends at your Shark Week parties with these fun facts.


Teenager struck by car in Mt. Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:21

Teenager struck by car in Mt. LaurelPolice in Burlington County say an 18-year-old girl was seriously injured after being hit by a car.


Person of interest in custody in Pennypack Park murder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:17

 Husband confesses to wife's murder in Pennypack ParkPhiladelphia police confirm to Action News they have a person of interest in custody in connection to the murder of a mother of two in Pennypack Park.


Police: Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:05

 Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shootingFour people were injured in a shooting overnight in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


Tunisia's fishermen save rising tide of migrants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:44

In this image taken from TV Tunisian fisherman Chamseddine Bourrassine paints his boat in Zarzis Tunisia Monday Aug. 5, 2014. Zarzis is like many other costal towns in Tunisia, it relies heavily on it's fishing industry, which employs many of the local men.The fishermen are netting a catch of a different kind too - migrants who attempt to cross the waters, trying to get in to Europe by sea. Many of these migrants have their sights set on a better life, fleeing conflicts in their home countries. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)ZARZIS, Tunisia (AP) — The fishermen of this small North African port are used to catching sea bass and sea bream in their nets, but lately they've been hauling in something else: shipwrecked migrants fleeing war-ravaged Libya on flimsy boats.


Tunisia's fishermen save rising tide of migrants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:44

In this image taken from TV Tunisian fisherman Chamseddine Bourrassine paints his boat in Zarzis Tunisia Monday Aug. 5, 2014. Zarzis is like many other costal towns in Tunisia, it relies heavily on it's fishing industry, which employs many of the local men.The fishermen are netting a catch of a different kind too - migrants who attempt to cross the waters, trying to get in to Europe by sea. Many of these migrants have their sights set on a better life, fleeing conflicts in their home countries. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)ZARZIS, Tunisia (AP) — The fishermen of this small North African port are used to catching sea bass and sea bream in their nets, but lately they've been hauling in something else: shipwrecked migrants fleeing war-ravaged Libya on flimsy boats.


Stewart spokesman: Fatal crash a "tragic accident"

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:41
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A spokesman for Tony Stewart calls the death of a fellow driver he struck and killed at an upstate New York dirt track a "tragic accident."