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Man arrested after climbing up Brooklyn Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:05
NEW YORK (AP) — A 24-year-old man was arrested after police say he climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and took pictures with his smartphone. It was the second security breach at the span in less than a month.

Cops: Caregiver said she stepped on tot, who died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A child care worker charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that, he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:30

This product image released by Ralph Lauren shows the new Polo Tech compression shirt. The garment offers smart technology to send heartbeat, respiration, stress levels and other data to tablets and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauren)NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.


Police: Carbon monoxide caused missionary deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:04
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries.

Four bodies found floating in debris off Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:04
(Reuters) - Four bodies were found floating in debris off the Atlantic coast of Florida on Sunday but no boat wreckage has been discovered, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Two people boating in the Atlantic Ocean near Hollywood, Florida, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, spotted two male bodies early Sunday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, a spokesman said.

Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:00

Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair homePhiladelphia police are still looking for answers in the murders of two women who were found shot execution style in a home in Mayfair.


Philadelphia to hold parade Wednesday for Taney Dragons

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 06:50

Philadelphia to hold parade Wednesday for Taney DragonsAn adoring crowd of hundreds cheered and applauded wildly for the Taney Dragons who returned back to Philadelphia after their Little League World Series run.


Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:53

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family shows Michael Brown. Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he’ll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.


3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:44
BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A woman, her three children and their grandmother were returning home from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities said Sunday.

Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:38

45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Cristobal moving northward across the Bahamas, as a dense area of clouds with heavy rain and gusty winds. A band 0f clouds present across Bermuda to the Southeast US is associated with a frontal boundary. More scattered clouds are present across Hispaniola and eastern Cuba into the eastern Caribbean Basin. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by swollen rivers on the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.


California winemakers cleaning up after quake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:29

Winemaker Tom Montgomery stands in wine and reacts to seeing damage following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles, barrels and gallons of ruined wine as a result of Sunday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.


Questions and answers about California earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:23

A boy examines cars trapped beneath a collapsed carport at Charter Oaks apartments in Napa, Calif., following an earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. More than fifteen vehicles were trapped or crushed as multiple carports collapsed at the complex during a large earthquake. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa and reportedly lasted between 10 and 20 seconds. Here is a look at some of the basic questions about the science behind the quake that has shaken so many in California.


Survey: US gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:19
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period.

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:06

SUGE KNIGHT BACK AT WORK AT DEATH ROW RECORDS.(Reuters) - Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was among three people shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of several victims in a shooting in West Hollywood," a spokesman for the department told Reuters. Knight, 49, and another man, aged 32, and a woman, 19, were wounded, transported to local hospitals and expected to recover, the department said in a statement. TMZ entertainment news website reported that Knight was leaving a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the 1OAK club on Sunset Strip and that he was in intensive care after undergoing surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.


Man charged in Texas police chief's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:06

Joshua Manuel Lopez is seen in an undated photo provided by the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. Bexar County Sheriff’s Office’s Rosanne Hughes said Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, that Lopez, 24, has been charged in connection with the death of Police Chief Michael Pimentel of Elmendorf, Texas. Pimentel was making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti, when an assailant fired, hitting the chief several times in the shoulder and abdomen. (AP Photo/Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old Texas man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town police chief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Sunday.


Quake rocks California wine country, dozens injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:57

Fallen statue of Bacchus, a Roman god of wine, is seen inside the Ceja Vineyards tasting room after an earthquake in Napa, CaliforniaBy Jim Christie NAPA Calif. (Reuters) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa. It was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Napa. There were no known fatalities, but three people were seriously injured, including a child who suffered multiple fractures after a fireplace fell on him, local fire battalion chief John Callahan said. Although the quake was only moderately strong, it shook up residents, said Barry Martin, community outreach coordinator for Napa, a city of 77,000 located about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.


Police: Car in Potomac River near DC, 1 found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River in the Washington, D.C., area after a car apparently went off a parkway and plunged into the water.

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:30

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, Ellis Hunt Jr., 61, walks past an orange tree, left, which is affected by a disease called "greening", in Lake Wales, Fla. The Hunt family owns 5,000-plus acres of groves and is part of the co-op that contributes to Florida's Natural, the third largest juice brand in the country. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.


Biggest quakes by magnitude in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:27

The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left at least three critically injured in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.


Oglala Sioux leader Gerald One Feather dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:43
OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died. He was 76.