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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.

Strong quake kills 367 in southern China

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:47

Strong quake kills 367 in southern ChinaA strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.


Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking water

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:47

Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking waterLong lines formed at water distribution centers and store shelves were quickly emptied of bottled water after Ohio's fourth-largest city told residents not to drink from its water supply that was fouled by toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie.


Husband sought in 'suspicious' death of Upper Darby woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:33

Husband sought in 'suspicious' death of Upper Darby womanPolice are looking for the husband of a woman who was found dead in a home in Upper Darby.


Man critical in Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:31

Man critical in Wilmington shootingA man in his 20s was found shot multiple times in Wilmington, Delaware.


Chaos, several arrests at birthday party in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:28

Chaos, several arrests at birthday party in Strawberry MansionA police investigation turned into a chaotic scene with multiple arrests at a birthday party celebration in Strawberry Mansion and it was caught on video.


Teen found shot multiple times in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:28

Teen found shot multiple times in Cobbs CreekPolice are investigating a shooting in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia that sent a teenager to the hospital.


Hypothermic man rescued after boat catches fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:20

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a 25-foot pleasure craft is engulfed in flames 3 miles north of Neah Bay, Wash., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. The man had been on the raft for nearly an hour Sunday when an agency helicopter hoisted him up and transported him to a hospital. Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer says she didn’t know his condition, but he was able to walk into the facility. It’s not yet known what caused the fire on the vessel that split in half and sank. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard said Sunday it rescued a severely hypothermic man clinging to his partially submerged life raft off Washington state's northwestern tip after his boat caught fire and he abandoned it.


Tropical storm Bertha strengthens as it moves away from the Bahamas: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:20

Villalba Mayor Ortiz and Bonilla, director of the Emergency Management Agency, stop to check damages affecting improvements to the aqueduct infrastructure in the sector after heavy rain, in Aceituna town(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Bertha, the second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is strengthening quickly as it moves away from the Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The storm was located about 190 miles (305 km) east of the Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph), the Miami-based weather forecasters said.


Ebola fear prompts South Korea university to cancel Nigerians' invitation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:56
A South Korean university rescinded an invitation for three Nigerians to attend a conference and a group of South Korean medical volunteers called off a trip to West Africa amid growing concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Duksung Women's University in Seoul said in a statement the school "politely withdrew" its invitation for three Nigerian students to attend an international conference that it is co-hosting with the United Nations starting from Monday. Since February, more than 700 people in West Africa have died from Ebola, a hemorrhagic virus with a death rate of up to 90 percent of those infected. South Korea on Monday issued a special travel advisory asking people to refrain from visiting Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, while a group of South Korean medical volunteer workers scrapped an annual trip to African countries including Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana scheduled for August.

Lake Erie's algae woes began building a decade ago

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:44

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 toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn't just suddenly appear.


Ohio State band director's firing sets off clash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:41
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new president of Ohio State University and supporters of the school's storied marching band are clashing over the unexpected firing of a band director with deep roots in the organization.

Fla. Legislature to meet this week to pass new map

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:59
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Confronted with a judge's ruling to swiftly redraw the state's congressional districts, Florida's House speaker disclosed extraordinary plans late Sunday to convene a rare summer special session to devise a new map.

Homeless dog adopted by millionaire heiress

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:34

Homeless dog adopted by millionaire heiressA homeless dog is adopted by a millionaire heiress with an animal sanctuary.


Man who shot NYC choke video held on gun charge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:32

FILE- In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, Eric Garner is shown. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the New York City medical examiner after it was determined that a choke hold police used while trying to arrest him in July 2014, caused his death. (AP Photo/Family photo via National Action Network, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The man who recorded video of a fatal police chokehold in New York City has been arrested on gun charges, police said Sunday.


Oregon police: Mother suspected of killing toddler

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:24

This image provided by Cannon Beach Wash. Police Department shows an undated photo of Jessica Smith, 40. A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday,Aug. 1, 2014 and police were searching for their mother. Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said Smith, 40, of Goldendale, Washington, is a person of interest in the case. (AP Photo/Cannon Beach Police Department)CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a toddler found dead and teen girl found seriously injured in a room at a coastal Oregon resort was now wanted on suspicion of murder, authorities searching for the woman said Sunday.


Boyfriend sought in 'suspicious' death of Upper Darby woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:58

Boyfriend sought in 'suspicious' death of Upper Darby womanPolice are looking for the boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in a home in Upper Darby.


Remains found of man wanted for murder of family in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:54
(Reuters) - Human remains found near a river in northern California belong to a man on the U.S. Marshals Service's top 15 most wanted fugitive list for questioning in the murder of his wife and two daughters, officials said Sunday. Dental records confirmed the remains were those of Shane Miller, said the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, adding that they were found not far from where his pickup truck was located during a massive manhunt last year. An anonymous tip led law enforcement to the remains on a bank of the Mattole River in Petrolia, California, the sheriff's office said in a statement. Miller, then 45, was one of the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted fugitives after he fled from law enforcement following the shooting deaths in May 2013 of his wife Sandra, and daughters, Shelby 8, and Shasta, 4.

AP Exclusive: Sikh victim's lessons sustain family

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

Raghuvinder Singh, left, and Jaspreet Singh, right, pose with their mother, Kulwant Kaur, and a photograph of their father, Punjab Singh, on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Jaspreet Singh’s home in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Punjab Singh was severely wounded in a mass shooting at his Sikh temple in 2012, and his family says his lifelong teachings of optimism and hope have sustained them through his long, slow recovery. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope — the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his slow recovery from being shot in the head two years ago by a white supremacist.


Decade on, separate lives for once-conjoined twins

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:01

Formerly conjoined twins Clarence, left, and Carl Aguirre, 12, embrace while relaxing with their mother Arlene at the family's home in Scarsdale, N.Y., Thursday, July 31, 2014. On Monday, Aug. 4, the family will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the surgery that separated the twins at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, where the surgery was performed. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)SCARSDALE, New York (AP) — One twin uses an iPad, plays video games and dances to Michael Jackson tunes. The other has significant, possibly permanent, problems walking and talking.