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Ohio water ban enters 3rd day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:57

Collin O'Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A water ban entered its third day in northwest Ohio after tests showed some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving residents to continue scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.


Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:50

FILE- This undated file image released by Fox Searchlight, Chiwetel Ejiofor portrays Solomon Northup in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." From "12 Years a Slave" to "The Butler" to "Fruitvale Station," 2013 has been a banner year for movies directed by black filmmakers. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk, File)A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen.


Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:45

the French Fire, Sunday Aug. 3, 2014 in Madera, Calif.BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital.


5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:26

A woman prays with others from different religious groups against the spread of the Ebola virus, in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned, as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)Three West Africa nations are struggling to control an outbreak of Ebola. The virus was first discovered nearly four decades ago in Congo in a village near the Ebola River. Since then there have been sporadic outbreaks.


Ohio city to continue water ban after new tests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:53
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New tests Sunday showed some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving regional water supplies off limits and some 400,000 residents in parts of Ohio and Michigan headed into a third day of scrambling to stock up on drinking, cooking and bathing water.

Police: Woman in custody in death of daughter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:50
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort has been taken into custody, authorities said Sunday night.

Ohio city to continue water ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:39

Algae is seen near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, says new tests show that toxins are still in the city's water supply.


1 dead, thousands stranded in S. California storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:30

damage on the property following thunderstorms on SundayMOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms that swept across Southern California on Sunday led to the death of one person and caused mountain mudslides that stranded more than 2,000 others, authorities said.


Guam man found guilty of murder in rampage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:26
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A jury convicted a Guam man Monday of murdering three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage last year that hurt 11 others.

Ailing 'Ghostbusters' artist gives bird to cancer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:15

In this July 16, 2014 photo, artist Michael Gross, who is battling cancer, sits in his studio between one of his paintings and one of his photos on his computer screen in Oceanside, Calif. Gross has decided to use his art and the work of other artist to raise money in his fight against cancer. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Gross never planned on joining the front lines of the fight against cancer.


Washington woman arrested on murder charges in death of toddler

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:30
A Washington state woman was arrested on Sunday on murder charges after her two-year-old daughter was found dead and her teenage daughter badly hurt in an Oregon resort hotel, officials said. Police in Cannon Beach, 80 miles (130 km) west of Portland, arrested 40-year-old Jessica Smith just off a logging road near the resort, police told a media conference. Aggravated murder is the highest murder charge in Oregon and can carry a potential death sentence, authorities said.

Replant after wildfire or let nature take over?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:49

In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, Chad Hanson, of the John Muir Project, inspects a young Ponderosa Pine tree growing in an area destroyed by 2013's Rim Fire, near Groveland, Calif. Nearly a year after the Rim Fire charred thousands of acres of forest in California's High Sierra, a debate rages over what to do with the dead trees, salvage the timber to pay for forest replanting and restoration or let nature take its course. Hanson and other environmentalist say that the burned trees and new growth beneath them create vital habitat for dwindling bird such as spotted owls, and black-backed woodpeckers and other wildlife. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California's High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?


Mudslides cut off access for hundreds in Calif.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:34

An official of Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, Calif., inspects damage on the property following thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. About 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains were unable to get out because the roads were covered with mud, rock and debris, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman)OAK GLEN, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms across Southern California on Sunday brought flash floods that led to a few rescues, while thick debris flows cut off access to two mountain towns and stranded more than 2,000 people people.


Report: Suspect in custody in toddler's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:32
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody Sunday in the case of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort, authorities said.

Body-paint artist blends models into NYC landmarks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:20

In this July 29, 2014 photo, artist Trina Merry, left, paints model Jessica Mellow in colors of the Manhattan Bridge in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The city’s streets are Merry’s studio, and the naked body is her canvas. She creates images that seamlessly camouflage her mostly nude models into New York City’s skyline, blending them into the details of the Empire State Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Central Park and other landmarks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's streets are Trina Merry's studio, and the naked body is her canvas.


In NY giveaway, Pez dispensers filled with cash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Pez dispensers buried on New York City beaches this weekend contained something even sweeter than candy: cold, hard cash.

Remains found of man sought in family's slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:12

FILE - This undated photo released by the Shasta County Sheriff's office shows Shane Miller, 45. Officials say their search for Miller, a man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters last year has ended with the discovery of skeletal remains on a Northern California riverbank. Shasta County sheriff's Detective Dave Eoff said dental records confirmed Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 that the remains belonged to Shane Miller. (AP Photo/Shasta County Sheriff, file)PETROLIA, Calif. (AP) — The extensive search for an ex-convict suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters last year ended with the discovery of skeletal remains on a Northern California riverbank that officials confirmed Sunday as those of the fugitive.


Affectionate graffiti mars sacred Indian site

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:40
CHIMACUM, Wash. (AP) — Graffiti expressing affection for someone named Miranda has marred one of the most sacred sites for an American Indian tribe in Washington state.

US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:30

An ambulance departs Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Interstate 75, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta expect an American that was infected with the Ebola virus to be transported today.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.


Second Maryland concertgoer dies of suspected overdose

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:15
A second person has died of a suspected drug overdose following a Maryland pop and dance music festival that left another dead and more than a dozen hospitalized with drug-related illnesses, police said on Sunday. The person, a 17-year-old from Woodbridge, Virginia, died at an area hospital following the all-day Mad Decent Block Party in Columbia, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Baltimore, the Howard County Police Department said in a statement. On Friday, Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina, who also attended the concert, died of a suspected drug overdose after being taken to the hospital at around 9 p.m. local time, police said. The Mad Decent Block Party travels throughout the United States.