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Penn State hires new athletic director

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:15

Penn State hires new athletic directorPenn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.


Man shot while driving in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:15

Man shot while driving in CamdenPolice in Camden say a man died Saturday night after being shot while behind the wheel of a vehicle.


Prado helps D-backs beat Phillies 10-6 in 10

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:09

Prado helps D-backs beat Phillies 10-6 in 10Martin Prado doubled, homered and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.


AccuWeather: Storms Likely Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:44

 Strong Storms TonightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says strong storms are possible for the second half of the weekend.


Woman reaches out to family of crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:39

Woman reaches out to family of crash victimsA Feltonville woman whose loved ones were killed five years ago after a carjacking has reached out to the Tioga victims' families.


Reward at $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUV

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:36

Reward at $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUVA $110,000 reward is being offered until 12:00 noon Monday for any information on the suspects involved.


Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.

California wildfire near Sacramento forces hundreds to flee

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:46

Members of the CAL Fire Vina Helitack crew battle the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, CaliforniaA wildfire forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents in a rural area east of the California state capital Sacramento on Saturday, a day after the blaze broke out, fire officials said. The wind-swept fire burned more than 3,000 acres (1,200 ha), destroying five residences and two outbuildings and causing one minor injury, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The fire is centered about 5 miles (8 km) north of the town of Plymouth and 30 miles east of Sacramento in north central California and it covers parts of Amador and El Dorado counties, according to Cal Fire. More than 50 fire engines were on the scene of the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, Cal Fire said.


American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:40

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.


California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:04
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned tinder-dry by drought.

U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:20

Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in KenemaA 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse. Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country's two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward. It was not immediately clear how he caught Ebola. The relief group's Melissa Strickland said that he had followed strict safety protocols when treating patients.


PHOTOS: Victims of carjacking crash remembered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:10

 Victims of carjacking crash rememberedFriends and neighbors remembered the three children killed in deadly carjacking crash in Tioga.


New York Times backs sending federal marijuana ban up in smoke

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:55

A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleThe New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea as it compared the U.S. government's stance on America's most widely used illicit drug to the prohibition on alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The post on the newspaper's website is part of an editorial series that in the coming days will explore different aspects of marijuana use, from health effects to how the criminal justice system treats it.


Gary, Indiana, begins knocking down eyesore high-rise hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:45

A warning sign is seen on a walkway leading to abandoned Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary, IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The demolition of the tallest, ugliest building in Gary, Indiana - an abandoned 14-story hotel which has been a prominent symbol of decay in this troubled steel town - began on Saturday, said city spokeswoman Chelsea Whittington. The concrete structure right next to City Hall has been empty for two decades - so long that trees sprout from the roof. Plans called for demolition to start with the removal of a pedestrian bridge, city officials said. Opened in 1971 as a Holiday Inn, it closed a few years later.


American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:39
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:31

Fast food workers from across the U.S. attend a convention in Villa Park, Ill. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber)VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.


PHOTOS: Deadly carjacking crash in Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:18

 Victims of carjacking crash rememberedTwo children were killed and three people hospitalized after a carjacking incident ended in a crash.


Federal judge rules DC ban on handguns unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:05

Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort WorthA federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional. "There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny," Judge Frederick Scullin said in an opinion. "Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia's complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional," he added in his 19-page ruling. The court ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes and to let non-residents carry them as well.


Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This June 18, 2013 file photo shows Boeing Company chairman and chief executive officer Jim McNerney, during a news conference, in Le Bourget, France. McNerney apologized Friday, July 25, 2014, for saying the aerospace giant’s employees were “cowering” during his tenure, a comment one union official called “a new low” in the company’s relationship with workers. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers.


Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:47

Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, left, speaks alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. Eric Garner, 43, died on Thursday, July 18, during an arrest in Staten Island, when a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.