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Teen suspect in 6-year-old's death due in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:08

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Wright. A 17-year-old was arrested Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in the death and sexual assault of the 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said. The boy was arrested without incident by deputies and FBI agents at his home in the same Bremerton-area mobile home park, Kitsap County sheriff's Detective Earl Smith said at a news conference. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl is due in court Monday.


Rescue launched for boat caught in Hurricane Julio

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:36
HONOLULU (AP) — A rescue effort is underway to reach three people aboard a sailboat that got caught in Hurricane Julio about 400 miles northeast of Oahu.

Lightning sparks new fires in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters rushed to put out nine wildfires that were sparked by lightning in the northeastern corner of California on Sunday as a stubborn blaze to the west in Mendocino County continues to challenge crews.

Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:53

 NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver on NY trackTony Stewart pulled out of a NASCAR race Sunday, 12 hours after he struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.


Vandalism reported after vigil for Missouri man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:53

Protesters bang on the side of a police car Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A few thousand people have crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer. The candlelight vigil Sunday night was for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died a day earlier. Police say he was unarmed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few thousand people crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for an unarmed black man shot and killed by a police officer, while afterward several car windows were smashed and stores were looted as people carried away armloads of goods.


Riot erupts over police shooting of unarmed black teen in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:43
A riot erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday following a day of protests over the shooting death of a black teenager by a police officer, police said. "We are currently experiencing a riot," a police dispatcher said. He said officers in riot gear have responded.

Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

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

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT - This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr.


24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:25

24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coasterAuthorities say 24 people stranded on a roller coaster have been rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Police: Husband confessed, charged with wife's murder in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:24

Funeral today after husband charged with wife's murder in Pennypack ParkThe husband of a woman found dead in Pennypack Park has confessed to her murder, police announced Sunday.


Philadelphia man confesses to killing wife while jogging: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:21
(Reuters) - A Philadelphia man was charged with murder after confessing that he strangled his wife while she was out for an evening jog, police said on Sunday. Christopher Murray, 48, failed a lie detector test and then admitted to killing his wife, Police Lieutenant Philip Riehl told a news conference. Murray told investigators that he and his wife, Constance Murray, 46, had argued on the evening of Aug. 4 and she left for a walk or jog in a park near their home.

Authorities name 2 killed in Colorado plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:20
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people who died in a plane crash in northern Colorado.

Family escapes house fire in South Philly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:58

Family escapes house fire in South PhillyA family was able to escape a house fire in South Philadelphia.


Construction starts on parts of I-476, delays expected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:45

Construction starts on parts of I-476, delays expectedPennDOT announced that a new construction project is now underway on I-476 in Delaware and Montgomery counties and that drivers can expect delays.


Driver who hit pedestrians: Truck was 'possessed'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:31
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Hours before police say he plowed his truck into four pedestrians in Bellingham, Dustin Frederick Brown sent text messages to friends saying he was too drunk to drive.

Breastfeeding booth, photos draw complaints in UT

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:29
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say they don't understand the fuss over a breastfeeding booth that drew complaints at a farmer's market in Wasatch County.

$2M anti-pot campaign warns of becoming 'lab rat'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:25
DENVER (AP) — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads, with the goal of telling teens there's uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot.

Thousands gather in vigil for Missouri man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:51

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few thousand people have crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer.


Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born baby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:48

Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born babyAn Australian couple is denying claims that they abandoned their son with his surrogate after learning he had Down syndrome.


1 dead, 1 hurt in New Orleans hotel shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:39
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 20-year-old man shot and seriously wounded a friend Sunday, then killed himself in a hotel at the edge of the French Quarter after a three-hour standoff with police, authorities said.

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:01

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, center, waves to the crowds at the Democratic Unity Breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Honolulu. The breakfast is traditionally held after Hawaii elections and is attended by both winners as well as losers. Fellow Democrat and State Sen. David Ige defeated Abercrombie in a stunning primary-election defeat Saturday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.