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Austin police kill man suspected of slaying 1 in hotel lobby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:30
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man with a rifle who gunned down another person early Sunday in the lobby of a posh downtown Austin hotel was then shot and killed by officers, police said.

Some Hamptons villages seek limits on new construction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:00

This photo taken Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Southampton, N.Y., shows a large seven-bedroom home that has recently been built alongside a three-bedroom ranch home near the downtown shopping district. Southampton is among the villages in the Hamptons considering size limits for building on small lots after receiving complaints from residents and civic groups about the influx of such houses. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches.


AccuWeather: Sunday's Brighter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:46

 Sunday's BrighterMeteorologist Chris Sowers says today's a good one, but the pattern turns increasingly more uncomfortable and unsettled this week.


Several rescued from fire near Ocean City Boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:43

Several rescued from fire near Ocean City BoardwalkFirefighters rescued several people who were trapped in a burning home off the Ocean City Boardwalk.


1 dead in Olney double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:35

Man shot and killed in Port RichmondA double shooting in the Olney section of Philadelphia has left one man dead.


Handyman charged in murder of 85-year-old East Mt. Airy woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:33

Handyman charged in murder of 85-year-old East Mt. Airy womanA man has been charged in the murder of an 85-year-old woman found in her East Mt. Airy home last week.


Wild Walk gives NY museum visitors treetop view of forest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:32

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 2, 2015, visitors to the new Wild Walk cross a suspended bridge to visit a replica of a hollow pine tree at Tupper Lake, in N.Y. The $5.5 million Wild Walk, which opened to the public July 4, is part of the Wild Center, a hands-on natural history museum in the Adirondacks. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — While most boardwalks skirt beaches or traverse bogs and marshlands, a new wooden walkway in the Adirondacks takes nature lovers on a tour of the treetops to let them experience the forest from the perspective of the birds and beasts that live there.


Teenage girl fatally stabbed outside Walgreens in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:30

Teenage girl fatally stabbed outside Walgreens in Hunting ParkPhiladelphia police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenage girl in Hunting Park.


Accident, fuel spill closes NB I-95 in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:07

Accident, fuel spill closes NB I-95 in DelcoAn accident has closed all northbound lanes on I-95 near the Blue Route in Delaware County.


Accident closes NB I-95 in Delco, fuel spill reported

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:58

Accident, fuel spill closes NB I-95 in DelcoAn accident has closed all northbound lanes on I-95 near the Blue Route in Delaware County.


Swimmers catch small shark in Sea Isle City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:47

Swimmers catch small shark in Sea Isle CitySome swimmers at the Jersey Shore caught a small shark near the shoreline - and they say it's not the first time.


Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:45

FILE - In a Monday, June 22, 2015 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, center, is applauded during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.


Woman struck by bullet while at Pennsylvania amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:45
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police believe a shot that injured a woman at a suburban Pittsburgh amusement park came from outside the park, perhaps from someone nearby celebrating the Fourth of July.

Billy Joel gets married during Fourth of July party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:42

Billy Joel gets married during Fourth of July partyBilly Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.


For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:39
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

Boat explosion in Maryland injures 10 people

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:35
Ten people, including three children, were injured when a boat refueling at a Chesapeake Bay marina in Maryland exploded in flames on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. The injured were rushed to local hospitals, including five who were taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center's burn unit in Washington, D.C. The 38-foot cabin cruiser was refueling around 6:30 p.m. ET at a Solomons Island marina, about 75 miles southeast of Washington, when an unknown source ignited the vessel and caused a flash fire, according to the Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue department.

Officials identify New York man who drowned at Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:25

Officials identify New York man who drowned at Jersey ShoreOfficials have released the name of a New York City man who drowned this weekend while swimming at the Jersey Shore.


Highlights: Californians paying more for water in drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:15

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Maximinio Gonzales washes a car at Bob's Car Wash in Roseville, Calif. To reduce water use, owner Nancy van Overbeek says they have upgraded their recycling and reclamation system and are not watering their lawn. Overbeek has noticed the drought surcharge on her water bill, but hasn't had to pass it along to customers because of the slight reduction in the primary water bill. Californians who thought their water bills would be reduced as they conserve water have found local water agencies are charging more for water and charging "drought surcharges" to make up lost revenue.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California residents are finding themselves in an ironic bind where they have to pay more while using less water in the drought. That's because water agencies are losing revenue under strict conservation regimes, but still have to pay for staff, maintaining pipelines and other fixed costs.


VIDEO: Mayor Nutter's 'drop-the-mic' performance of Rapper's Delight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:14

 Mayor Nutter's 'drop-the-mic' performance of Rapper's DelightFor his final Philly 4th of July Jam as mayor, Michael Nutter truly left his mark on stage.


California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:14

In this photo taken Thursday, July 2, 2015, Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay, Calif. Due to the reduction of water use, plant operators are using only two of the three sediment ponds that are the first step in preparing the raw water taken from nearby Folsom Lake, for use by Roseville area water users. Due to the less water use, Roseville is among the water agencies that have had to impose a "drought surcharge," in order to make up the lost revenue.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.