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Volkswagen recalls some Tiguans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 23:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen of America is recalling 151,389 Tiguan SUVs due to the possibility of stalling.

Firm hasn't paid ND fine for wastewater violation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 23:16
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It's been two years since state regulators touted a record $1.5 million fine against a company for illegally dumping 20,000 barrels of toxic liquid and threatening drinking water supplies near a large western North Dakota city, and little has changed. The now-dissolved company is under federal investigation, the penalty is unpaid and the affected site is still contaminated.

Go home kids: Baltimore launches strict evening curfew for youth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 23:10
As dusk crept over Collington Square Park, in east Baltimore, the children's chatter of questions began. "What time is my curfew?" "What if I'm out with my brother and he's 18?" "If I hide, can I still stay out and play?" A 23-year-old man with thin, cascading braids who goes by the name Dreads interrupted the chorus of voices: "It's 8:05! You all have 55 minutes left!" A new youth curfew law, among the strictest in the nation, took effect in Baltimore on Friday night.

Heavy flames damage Southwest Philadelphia apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 21:51

Heavy flames damage Southwest Philadelphia apartmentOfficials say heavy flames damaged an apartment in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 21:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and Chevron are waiting to see whether health officials can contain the danger.

Man hospitalized after drive-by shooting in Willingboro, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 21:42

Man hospitalized after drive-by shooting in Willingboro, N.J.Police say a man was hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in Willingboro, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Ex-teacher accused of trying to lure former student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 21:24

Ex-teacher accused of trying to lure former studentOfficials say an ex-teacher from a Willingboro, Burlington County, New Jersey middle school is accused of trying to lure a former student.


Etihad, Gulf Air re-route Iraq flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:47
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Gulf-based airlines said Saturday they have re-routed flights over Iraq because of the deteriorating security situation there, even as Turkish Airlines said it has resumed flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil.

Wounded soldier to skydive with Maine first lady

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photo, Staff Sgt. Travis Mills arrives at the Blaine House in Augusta, Maine. Mills lost four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan. He survived, along with his sense of humor and determination, to become an advocate for wounded warriors. On Saturday, he continued his efforts by jumping out of a plane with Maine's first lady Ann LePage, wife of Gov. Paul LePage in northern Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)A former paratrooper who lost four limbs in Afghanistan is planning to skydive in Maine with a first lady afraid of heights.


Cleveland hosts Gay Games in gay marriage battleground state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:36
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Thousands of athletes and fans are converging on Cleveland on Saturday for the opening ceremonies of the 9th Gay Games, bringing the international event to a state that has become a key battleground for gay marriage rights. A federal appeals court in Cincinnati this week heard arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky. Gay marriage supporters have seen a series of legal victories around the country since the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional last year. Cleveland was selected in 2009 over Boston, Washington and other large U.S. cities to host the games, held every four years since they debuted in 1982 in San Francisco.

Hagel: US, India must improve defense cooperation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:20

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, talks with Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley as they walk for a meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Hagel is on a three day official visit to India. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday.


Religious conference draws GOP presidential maybes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:41

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses as he delivers a speech to 2014 Red State Gathering attendees, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Possible presidential candidate Cruz predicts Republicans will retake the Senate this year and that "2016 will be even better." (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1,000 people are expected at a daylong religious conference in Iowa — several of them potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president.


Tropical storm warning lifted for all Hawaii as Iselle passes by

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:19
KAPAAU Hawaii (Reuters) - A tropical storm warning has been lifted for all Hawaii, after the storm, Iselle, battered the state, said Ray Tanabe, acting director of the National Weather Service in the Pacific region. As Hawaii residents clean up from Tropical Storm Iselle, they are bracing for the arrival of Category 2 Hurricane Julio which is expected to make landfall as early as Sunday. (Reporting by Ken Wills in Kapaau and Malia Matthoch McManus in Honolulu, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Several hundred at vigil for slain girl, 6

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:44
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred people turned out Friday night for a vigil to honor a 6-year-old Washington girl found murdered several days after she disappeared from her Bremerton-area home.

Both men pulled from Seattle lake have drowned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:34
SEATTLE (AP) — A Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman says both young men who were pulled unconscious from Seattle's Green Lake have died.

Kidnap victim rescued after 2 days without water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:12
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities said Friday they rescued a woman who was kidnapped and then held for ransom for two days without any food or water.

Firefighters gain ground on Oregon blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:08

This Aug. 2, 2014 satellite image provided by NASA shows a view from space of several fires burning in northern California and southern Oregon. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the image. Red outlines show where high surface temperatures are associated with active burning. Authorities said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. All graphic material is in the original image from the source. The horizontal line in the upper third of the photo is the Oregon-California border. (AP Photo/NASA)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials were upbeat Friday about their progress in fighting a wildfire in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge that destroyed one home, damaged two others and threatened more than 700 residences.


Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:56

Surfers and body boarders wait for waves at Sandy Beach Park in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Tropical Storm Iselle is causing higher-than-normal waves in parts of the island of Oahu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves as wind and rain let up.


Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:50

FILE - This March 30, 2011, file photo shows former White House press secretary James Brady, left, who was left paralyzed in the Reagan assassination attempt, looking at his wife Sarah Brady, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington marking the 30th anniversary of the shooting. This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.


Bears beat Eagles 34-28 in preseason opener

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:35

Bears beat Eagles 34-28 in preseason openerThe Chicago Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-28 on Friday night in their preseason opener.