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Teen shot multiple times in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:50

Teen shot multiple times in North PhiladelphiaA 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.


Boy,16, fatally shot in the head in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:37

Boy,16, fatally shot in the head in Southwest PhiladelphiaA 16-year-old is dead after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in Southwest Philadelphia.


6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:36

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area homeSix children and two adults were restrained and fatally shot in the head at a Houston-area home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously lived there, authorities said Sunday.


2 people, dog rescued from burning boat off Ocean City coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:27

2 people, dog rescued from burning boat off Ocean City coastTwo people and a dog had to be rescued after their boat caught fire about three miles off the coast of Ocean City, New Jersey.


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:46
HOUSTON (AP) — A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

The Latest: Texas child officials had contact with family

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:44

Harris County Chief Deputy Tim Cannon speaks during a news conference in the case of David Conley Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Houston. Eight people were found dead inside a Houston-area home following the arrest of Conley, who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — The latest on the deaths of eight people — six children and two adults — found dead inside a Houston home (all times local):


Circus performs 1st shows since deadly tent collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:11

In a Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015 photo, investigators are at the scene of a circus tent that collapsed, killing a father and his 6-year-old daughter in Lancaster, N.H. Since the accident, questions have been asked about how the circus operator could have prepared for, then put on a show in the middle of the town's fairgrounds without getting a permit or having the giant canopy inspected. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)SANFORD, Maine (AP) — The circus that was performing when a severe storm blew down a tent in New Hampshire — killing a father and his young daughter — has staged its first shows since the accident, but without a tent.


Woman shot by police to face arson and assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — A knife-wielding woman who was shot by a District of Columbia police officer has been charged with assault and arson.

Wastewater spill from Colorado gold mine triples in volume: EPA

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:52

Yellow mine waste water is seen near the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, ColoradoThe discharge, containing high concentrations of heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, was continuing to flow at the rate of 500 gallons per minute on Sunday, four days after the spill began at the Gold King Mine, the EPA said. An unspecified number of residents living downstream of the spill who draw their drinking supplies from their private wells have reported water discoloration, but there has been no immediate evidence of harm to human health, livestock or wildlife, EPA officials told reporters in a telephone conference call. The spill began on Wednesday after an EPA inspection team was called to the abandoned mine near the town of Silverton in southwestern Colorado to examine previously existing wastewater seepage.


1 killed, 11 injured in late-night Arkansas shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:40
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A woman was killed and 11 people suffered minor injuries in a shooting at a home in northeastern Arkansas, authorities said Sunday as they asked community members to come forward with information about the crime.

Hundreds gather to remember slain Vermont social worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:36

This photo provided by the Barre City Police Department shows Jody Herring. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, that the three women found dead at a Berlin home Saturday morning were an aunt and two cousins of Herring. Herring was arrested on a murder charge in the death of Lara Sobel. Sobel was gunned down after work Friday outside a state office building in Barre. (Barre City Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBARRE, Vt. (AP) — About 300 people packed into Barre's Old Labor Hall Sunday to pay tribute to a Vermont social worker who was gunned down by a woman who police say was upset at losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter.


Ferguson protests mostly peaceful on anniversary of Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:37

Michael Brown Sr. leads a memorial march for his son Michael in FergusonHundreds of people marched, prayed and observed minutes of silence in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer a year ago. White, black, old and young people, some pushing children in strollers, turned out for a day of commemorative events in this mostly black St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014. White doves were released after 4-1/2 minutes of silence to represent the roughly 4-1/2 hours that Brown's body lay in the middle of the street after he was shot.


7 taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning at Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:26
AVALON PARK, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a 24-hour Walmart in central Florida was evacuated.

EPA: No health risks to wildlife after Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:26

Onlookers view the Animas River from a bridge 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)DENVER (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado.


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:13

Margie Winters, right, and her wife Andrea Vettori pose for a photograph Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Glenside, Pa. Winters, a popular, married, gay teacher at a private Catholic school has garnered widespread support since she was fired and vows to seek out the pope's ear on LGBT issues when he visits Philadelphia next month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"


Police identify 4 killed in Adirondack Mountains plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:11
LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. (AP) — The four people killed in a fiery crash after a small plane went down in the Adirondack Mountains were longtime friends who were attending a lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid, police and family members said Sunday.

Texas suspect's 13-year-old son among family of eight shot dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:11
The bodies of all eight victims, some of them handcuffed, were found in three bedrooms of the house, Craig Clopton, a homicide detective with the Harris County Sheriff's office, told a news conference. David Conley, 48, surrendered to police after a standoff at the house on Saturday night that lasted several hours, said Harris County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Cannon.

Families calls off private search for missing teens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:51
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The families of two Florida boys who went missing at sea say they've called off their private search.

Trump defends record on women as presidential rivals pile on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:14

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon, so his rivals are scrambling to figure out how best to handle the blowback from every new bout of bluster drowning out their campaigns.


Police: Man killed by police in shootout killed his neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:11
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A shoot-out in a small North Carolina town — sparked by a gunman's alleged killing of a neighbor — left the gunman dead and two police officers wounded, authorities said Sunday. A bystander was also hurt.