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A century after lynching, town still wrestles over history

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:47
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Down past the Big Chicken, the 56-foot-high, steel-beaked beacon of extra crispy that may be this town's most prized landmark, the wedge of dirt hard by Interstate 75 is notable only for its lack of notability. Stopping here, Rabbi Steven Lebow leaves the engine running and car door open.

Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:44

In this July 31, 2015 photo, two rattlesnakes hide in a crack in a rock at an undisclosed location in western Rutland County, Vt. Biologists say a mysterious fungus is threatening to wipe out some isolated populations of rare rattlesnakes in Vermont and elsewhere. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Biologist Doug Blodgett said Vermont's small population of rattlesnakes is being threatened by the fungus that was first identified by scientists a few years earlier. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can't protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out.


Man shot in chest at Philadelphia playground

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:22

Man shot in chest at Philadelphia playgroundA man is in critical condition after getting shot at a Philadelphia playground.


College-bound teen shot at own party in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:20

College-bound teen shot at own party in West PhiladelphiaA 19-year-old man heading off to college is now hospitalized after police say he was shot at his own party.


Fire damages North Philadelphia restaurant, home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:14

Fire damages North Philadelphia restaurant, homeA suspicious fire has destroyed a North Philadelphia restaurant as well as the owners' home.


Donald Trump Offers No Apologies Over 'Blood' Comments

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:13
The GOP presidential candidate spoke with George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."

Frankford fire under control

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:11

Frankford fire under controlFirefighters battled a fire in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Things to know about Social Security's disability crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 20:04

FILE- In this Aug. 12, 1985, file photo, Lillie Steinhorn, 74, stands inside the computer tape storage room at the headquarters of the Social Security Administration in Baltimore. She began work for the agency in 1936, a year after the Social Security Act was signed into law. As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday on Aug. 14, 2015, the federal government's largest benefit program faces serious financial problems that could be fixed with only modest changes, if Congress acts quickly. (AP Photo/Bill Smith, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year — right in the middle of a presidential election — unless Congress acts.


Drivers trapped after large tree falls on Lincoln Drive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 19:43

Drivers trapped after large tree falls on Lincoln DrivePart of Lincoln Drive was closed overnight after a large tree fell across the road in Fairmount Park.


Things to Know: Unarmed college football player shot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 19:12

This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor. A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Officers were responding to a burglary call in Arlington when they discovered someone had driven a vehicle through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department. The statement said police approached the suspect and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, an officer shot Taylor. (Angelo State University via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An unarmed college football player was shot dead at a suburban Dallas car dealership by a trainee police officer during a middle-of-the-night burglary call. The death of 19-year-old Christian Taylor has raised some of the same questions as other recent police shootings involving unarmed suspects.


8 Found Dead Inside Houston-Area Home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 18:57
A man was taken into custody.

Reflecting on Ferguson a Year Later

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 18:37
ABC News' Steve Osunsami looks back at the shooting of Michael Brown.

AccuWeather: Sunday's Pleasant!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 18:07

 Sunday's Pleasant!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says heavy showers and thunderstorms arrive this week!


Wastewater from Colorado mine reaches New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 17:05

Ducks wade in the Animas River as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923( Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.


Miami business leaders want orca released from captivity

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 17:02

FILE - In this March 9, 1995 file photo, trainer Marcia Hinton pets Lolita, a captive orca whale, during a performance at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to the orca's decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium. Seaquarium officials say Lolita is healthy and removing her would be cruel and traumatic. Their critics plan to protest Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, outside the Miami attraction. (Nuri Vallbona/The Miami Herald via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to an orca's decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium.


7 critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say seven people were critically injured in a hit-and-run crash involving two cars in Hollywood.

Police: Woman shot by officer in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was reported in stable condition after being shot by a police officer in northeast Washington after allegedly refusing to drop a knife.

Protesters take to Ferguson streets to mark anniversary of Brown killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 14:00

A protester yells at police stationed outside the police department in FergusonThe protest in front of police headquarters took on elements of a street carnival ahead of the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer in the city. "The whole idea is for people to be able to vent, to express themselves," said Ferguson police Sergeant Dominica Fuller, one of five African-Americans on the 50-member police force. Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States have converged on Ferguson, a mostly black community of about 21,000 people, to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Brown, who was unarmed when he was shot in a confrontation with a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014.


About 150 homes evacuated in fast-moving Arizona wildfire: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 13:57
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A raging fire broke out on Saturday in a wildlife refuge in northwestern Arizona near the California border, forcing the evacuation of about 150 homes, fire officials said. Authorities ordered the mandatory evacuations from homes in the rural area after the wildfire sparked on Saturday afternoon grew to 2,000 acres in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, said Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia. The American Red Cross had set up a shelter for displaced residents.

Michael Phelps wins 100 fly in 50.45 seconds at U.S. nationals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 13:33
Maybe one day they'll learn.