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Reports: Sixers center Joel Embiid needs another surgery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 04:18

 Sixers center Joel Embiid needs another surgeryDespite no pain and feeling great, Sixers center Joel Embiid is headed for surgery again on his slowly healing right foot, according to multiple reports.


Minnesota teen recounts harrowing canoe accident on border

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 04:14
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teenager says he drifted in and out of consciousness as rescuers worked to free him after his canoe capsized and pinned him to the rocks near the crest of a waterfall in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near the Canadian border.

Minnesota teen recounts harrowing canoe accident on border

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 04:14
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teenager says he drifted in and out of consciousness as rescuers worked to free him after his canoe capsized and pinned him to the rocks near the crest of a waterfall in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near the Canadian border.

Two arrested in shooting of volunteer policeman near Arizona marijuana farm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 04:12
The volunteer followed a speeding quad bike to the entrance of a residence near Ash Fork, about 140 miles north of Phoenix. When he exited his police car, he was shot in the hip by three of about twenty rounds aimed at him and his vehicle, according to a statement from sheriff's office on Saturday. After police surrounded the residence and its many out buildings, Jason Niedermeyer, 24, and his father, Gregory, 49, were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and marijuana production, the sheriff's office said.

Two arrested in shooting of volunteer policeman near Arizona marijuana farm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 04:12
The volunteer followed a speeding quad bike to the entrance of a residence near Ash Fork, about 140 miles north of Phoenix. When he exited his police car, he was shot in the hip by three of about twenty rounds aimed at him and his vehicle, according to a statement from sheriff's office on Saturday. After police surrounded the residence and its many out buildings, Jason Niedermeyer, 24, and his father, Gregory, 49, were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and marijuana production, the sheriff's office said.

Explosion Report Prompts Evacuation at Rhode Island Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 04:07
The Salty Brine beach has been evacuated and one person is in the hospital.

Lawyer wants charges dismissed against mom with dead babies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:52
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer is seeking to have charges dismissed against a mother who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of three babies were found.

San Francisco sheriff's woes began before immigration uproar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:45

FILE - In this Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi fields questions during an interview in San Francisco. Mirkarimi was already fighting for his political life. Then his jail released a Mexican national wanted by federal immigration authorities who wanted to deport the man for the sixth time. The jail’s decision to release Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is charged with randomly shooting to death a young San Francisco woman shortly after his release, has placed Mirkarimi squarely in the center of a national debate over immigration. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ross Mirkarimi was a rising San Francisco politician when he was elected sheriff — and then the trouble started.


Southern California beaches tested for tar balls after spill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:38
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The effort to track the impact of a crude oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast in May hit beaches this week as far south as Orange County, officials said Saturday.

New Jersey mother, daughter drown while kayaking without life vests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:35

New Jersey mother, daughter drown while kayaking without life vestsAuthorities say a New Jersey woman and her adult daughter drowned after their kayaks overturned on the Delaware River.


Hundreds gather for underwater radio broadcast in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:34
BIG PINE KEY, Florida (AP) — Hundreds of divers and snorkelers have submerged to listen to a local radio station's four-hour broadcast piped beneath the sea in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Mother, daughter drown while kayaking without life vests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:22

New Jersey mother, daughter drown while kayaking without life vestsAuthorities say a New Jersey woman and her adult daughter drowned after their kayaks overturned on the Delaware River.


Massachusetts prosecutor to charge bomber Tsarnaev with murder: Boston Globe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:18

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston(Reuters) - A Massachusetts district attorney plans to bring state murder charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death in a federal trial for launching a deadly bomb attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said she would charge Tsarnaev with murdering MIT police officer Sean Collier and for other crimes in the aftermath of the marathon attacks, the paper said. Ryan said a guilty verdict in Massachusetts could keep Tsarnaev in prison if he successfully appeals his federal convictions, the Globe reported.


Small plane makes emergency landing on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:16
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — A stalled engine is being blamed for forcing a small plane to make an emergency landing on Interstate 95 in Maine.

Apparent explosion injures woman on Rhode Island beach: officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 03:04
"There is no real evidence of a device so we are still trying to piece this together as far as what could have caused this explosion," Kurt Blanchard of the Rhode Island Environment Police said in an interview with CNN. Blanchard confirmed the details with Reuters. Officials from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said they were searching for a suspect they believe planted something in the sand before fleeing, according to CBS News.

Turkey Testicle Festival host not ruffled by competing event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 02:59
EAST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — The owner of a suburban Chicago pub that has held an annual Turkey Testicle Festival for 32 years isn't testy at all that a nearby community plans to host its own celebration of the unusual dish this November.

Dead Poets Society founder visits 500th grave

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 02:38

Walter Skold, right, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, visits the final resting place of notable poet, jazz musician and philosopher Sun Ra at Elmwood cemetery in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, July 10, 2015. The visit marked the 500th grave of a dead poet he has visited since starting his literary journey six years ago. Craig Legg, a Sun Ra fan from Birmingham, reads his poetry aloud. (Tamika Moore/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Maine man who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets has reached a milestone.


Richmond police: 2 killed when hit by train

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 02:19
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Richmond, Virginia, say two people were killed when they were hit by a train.

Gov. Hogan names CEO for BWI Airport, fires veteran chief

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 02:13
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has fired the chief executive of Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport and replaced him with the director of Cleveland's airport.

Zimm the macaque captured after 3 days on the loose

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 02:01
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A small, "very spirited" monkey that escaped its enclosure at the Memphis Zoo has been captured.