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APNewsBreak: Los Angeles woman pummeled on video by patrol officer thought she would die

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — APNewsBreak: Los Angeles woman pummeled on video by patrol officer thought she would die.

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:56

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State ParkwayInvestigators are searching for the person who apparently threw a dog out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway.


Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:41

Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposalIsrael and the Hamas militant group on Sunday accepted a renewed Egyptian cease-fire proposal.


24 riders stranded on Six Flags America roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:41

24 riders get stranded on Six Flags America roller coasterAuthorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Phila. team one win away from Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:40

Phila. team headed to Little League World SeriesThe Taney Dragons, a baseball team from Philadelphia, is just one win away from going to the Little League World Series.


Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:35

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) — An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, police said Sunday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the killing.


Police: Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:14

 Argument leads to 4 struck in Feltonville shootingPolice say an argument led to a shooting that wounded four people in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


2 injured in Hunting Park crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:03

2 injured in Hunting Park crashAuthorities say two people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.


Boy, 2, falls to death from NYC apartment window

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:55
NEW YORK (AP) — A 2-year-old boy is dead after plummeting five floors from the window of a New York City apartment building.

24 stranded on Maryland roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:53

This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland.


Hurricane Julio not expected to threaten Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:01

A boy holds an umbrella to a wave in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iselle, the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees when it crossed onto the Big Island in a rural and sparsely populated region. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart)HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service says Hurricane Julio continues to move away from Hawaii and will not pose a threat on the heels of a damaging tropical storm.


Mother of dead Missouri teen wants officer jailed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:01

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) — The mother of an 18-year-old black man shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb says she doesn't understand why police didn't subdue her son with a club or Taser, and she says the policeman who shot him should be jailed.


90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

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

FILE - In this May 16, 1976 file photo, an estimated 10,000 marchers descend on the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill to demonstrate for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Many opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere fought for the ratification in 2014. (AP Photo/File)Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere are making clear this summer that the fight is far from over.


Husband arrested in Philadelphia jogger's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:11
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught.

Texas energy firm worker killed in Egypt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:48
HOUSTON (AP) — An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.

Police: Black teen killed in Missouri was unarmed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:47

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) — An 18-year-old black man shot and killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed, police said Sunday during a news conference that occurred while hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside to demand answers.


NJ wife sentenced for assaulting husband with hot oil

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:38

Dog thrown from moving car on Garden State ParkwayA woman in News Jersey, who threw hot cooking oil on her husband and chased him with a hand ax around their home after he asked for a divorce, is now headed to prison.


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:38

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y. Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion 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.


Winning $90M Powerball ticket sold in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 02:48
DENVER (AP) — Someone in Colorado is holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize.

Texas energy company worker killed in Egypt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 02:45
HOUSTON (AP) — An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.