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Fire rescuers treat 7 kittens for smoke inhalation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:26
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Fire rescue officials treated seven kittens for minor smoke inhalation after they responded to a home that was potentially on fire in Bonita Springs.

In King Kong, boardwalk amusement pier embraces the kitsch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:05
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Snorting smoke and wearing an "I love Wildwood" T-shirt, King Kong again clings to a 60-foot lighthouse towering over the shore town's boardwalk. Eight vintage planes circle the gorilla, bringing riders 26 feet in air.

Top Minnesota officials sort out sex offender program's fate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:59
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms, a system the state's political leaders have vigorously defended.

Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:46

FILE - In this May 31, 2014 file photo rescue workers take 12-year-old stabbing victim Payton Leutner to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. A pivotal decision is expected Monday, Augusy 10 2015, in the case of the two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing Leutner to please online horror character Slender Man. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren will rule Monday whether to move the girls out of adult court and into the juvenile system. (AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man — keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.


San Francisco Bay area news crews targeted by robbers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:43
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Examiner photographer Mike Koozmin was on a routine assignment at the city's Hall of Justice in the middle of the day when he was robbed of his camera equipment.

Police officer, 2 others injured in Wilmington crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:30

Police officer, 2 others injured in Wilmington crashA police officer has been injured after a car crash in Wilmington.


Gator captured after attacking, biting off swimmer's arm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:30
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator that bit off her arm while she swam in a river in central Florida.

Quiet victims at peace with Colorado gunman's life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:05

Undated handout courtesy of the Larimer family shows John T. Larimer, one of the victims of James Holmes' movie theater rampage near Denver three years agoWhen the Colorado gunman's defense lawyer rose to make her closing argument and the other families of the murder victims of James Holmes walked out of the courtroom, Scott and Kathleen Larimer stayed in their seats. While other victims' relatives had no wish to hear a plea for the shooter to be spared the death penalty, Scott Larimer said the retired couple never considered leaving. Holmes was sentenced on Friday to a mandatory life sentence in prison after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision in favor of execution.


Correction: Georgia Aquarium-Belugas story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00

FILE - In this June 10, 2008 file photo, Qila, a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium prepares to give birth to a calf in Vancouver. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is asking a federal judge to overturn a federal agency’s denial of a 2012 permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for display in the United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File) (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Aug. 8 about a legal fight between the Georgia Aquarium and a federal agency over a permit to import beluga whales, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to a brief filed by NOAA Fisheries. The quote is from a brief filed by groups who were granted the right to join the case on the side of NOAA Fisheries.


After 190 years, NY's Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:52

In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a man bikes along the Canalway Trail in Niskayuna, N.Y. The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with activity that opened up the West. Now a renewed court fight has drawn fresh attention to the 360-mile-long ribbon of channels, lifts and locks between Albany and Buffalo, calling into question whether taxpayers will again have to foot the hefty bill to keep it and the other canals in the system operating. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West.


PHOTOS: Crowds march to mark anniversary in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:48

 Crowds march to mark anniversary in FergusonCrowds gathered throughout the weekend in Ferguson, Mo. to mark the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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.