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Authorities search for 2 missing in Lake St. Clair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:10
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people are missing in separate incidents on Lake St. Clair.

Grand Canyon crash a game-changer in air travel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:49

In this Sept. 12, 2013 photo released by the Grand Canyon National Park Service, shows a National Historical Landmark plate overlooking the east end of the Grand Canyon, Ariz. Two commercial airplanes, United Flight 718 and TWA Flight 2 crashed on June 30, 1956 over the Grand Canyon, killing all 128 people aboard in one of the deadliest aviation disasters in the U.S. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Grand Canyon National Park will mark the designation of the crash site as a National Historic Landmark in a ceremony overlooking the gorge where the wreckage was scattered over 1.5 square miles. (AP Photo/Grand Canyon National Park Service)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today. The skies were largely uncontrolled, and pilots outside major U.S. cities relied on sight to avoid catastrophes.


Man dies after being shot inside vehicle in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:18

Man dies after being shot inside vehicle in ParksidePolice say a 21-year-old man died after being shot multiple times inside a vehicle in the Philadelphia's Parkside section Monday night.


Russian arrested in hacking case filed in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:16
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit card numbers.

Riders evacuated from stalled California coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:21
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Monday, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

Jurors: Stepmom's role helped husband avoid death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Delilah Williams testified at her husband's murder trial that she had stomped on her 5-year-old stepdaughter so hard that she heard bone crack.

Prosecutors: No charges for deputy who killed boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:18

File - This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows Rodrigo Lopez, left, and Sujay Cruz, parents of Andy Lopez, as they walk to a news conference in San Francisco. Prosecutors said Monday, July 7, 2014, that they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed Andy Lopez, an unarmed 13-year-old boy, whose death last year sparked protests and criticism that the officer acted too quickly. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old boy say they felt they had lost their son again after prosecutors said they would not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed him, mistaking a pellet gun he was carrying for an assault rifle.


Chronic dryness hinders fight against West's fires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:12

This Saturday, July 5, 2014, photo provided by the Utah State Parks shows the fire from the Taylor Mountain Road Fire near Vernal, Utah. Authorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained. Utah fire officials say they plan to continue putting a perimeter around the Taylor Mountain Road Fire on Monday. Rangers say Steinaker State Park remains closed as crews use it as a staging area. (AP Photo/Utah State Parks)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews fought through a rugged landscape, triple-digit heat, gusty winds, and the stark and chronic dryness of California's long drought to make hard-earned progress against a wildfire burning for its fourth day.


Sterling ordered to testify at Clippers sale trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:46

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse with her attorney Pierce O' Donnell, Monday, July 7, 2014. With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on Shelly Sterling had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling, who's challenging his wife's $2 billion deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, was ordered to testify after he skipped the opening of the case.


A look at legal pot as Washington stores prepare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:20

Cannabis City owner James Lathrop briefly leans against the exterior of his new recreational marijuana store Monday, July 7, 2014, in Seattle. The shop will be the first and, initially, only store in Seattle to legally sell recreational pot when sales begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores open for business this week, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry:


Shooting victim's organs being donated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:15
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a bullet while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood will help save the lives of others as an organ donor.

Two dozen rescued after being stranded on California roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:12
Two dozen people, four of them slightly injured, were left stranded high off the ground after a roller coaster ride struck a tree branch at a Six Flags amusement park in southern California on Monday evening, fire officials said. The Ninja roller coaster, which races at highway speeds suspended from an elevated track, stalled about 20 to 30 feet in the air, leaving some of its occupants trapped in the ride's open cars for more than two hours before they were rescued. The trouble at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Los Angeles, started at about 6 p.m. local time when the ride struck a branch of an adjacent tree, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Michael Pittman said. Department spokesman Ed Pickett said the last of the 24 riders stranded by the mishap were extricated by about 8:30 p.m. Local media footage showed rescuers in hard hats working from an elevated platform and a perch atop the ride's support beams aiding the roller coaster's occupants, one of whom could be seen gripping a safety harness.

Brewer's immigrant driver's license policy blocked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:07
PHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya is one of nearly 19,000 young immigrants in Arizona who have been allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration's deferred action policy, but the benefits of the program in the state have been limited.

In deep South Texas, a daily tide of poor migrants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:02

In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. The epicenter of the recent surge in illegal immigration is a 5-mile slice of deep South Texas that has become a hot spot for migrants, human smugglers and drug cartels. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)MISSION, Texas (AP) — MISSION, Texas (AP) — The influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has grown so large that it now requires its own transportation system: government buses that spend each night idling on a Texas roadside, awaiting the latest arrivals.


4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:30
ATLANTA (AP) — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:27

In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 photo, a model wears a FingerReader ring at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. Researchers designed and developed the instrument, which enables people with visual disabilities to read text printed on paper or electronic devices. (AP Photo Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.


Dry conditions hinder fight vs. Western wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:13

This Saturday, July 5, 2014, photo provided by the Utah State Parks shows the fire from the Taylor Mountain Road Fire near Vernal, Utah. Authorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained. Utah fire officials say they plan to continue putting a perimeter around the Taylor Mountain Road Fire on Monday. Rangers say Steinaker State Park remains closed as crews use it as a staging area. (AP Photo/Utah State Parks)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.


Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:13

Graphic shows job status for 2008 college graduates; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Education.


4 hurt in Los Angeles-area roller coaster accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:40
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car and leaving four people slightly injured and about two dozen others stranded about 20 feet in the air for hours, authorities said.

AccuWeather: The Heat Peaks Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:37

 The Heat Peaks TuesdayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says it will feel like the upper 90s Tuesday with storms near the Lehigh Valley.