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Phila. team a step closer to Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:43

Phila. team a step closer to Little League World SeriesThe Taney Dragons, a baseball team from Philadelphia, is now one step closer to going to the Little League World Series.


Sheriff: Suspect in girl's death likely got muddy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:27

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — The person who might be responsible for a 6-year-old Washington girl's death would have been "covered in mud" afterward, and authorities on Friday asked the public to report anyone who fit that description over the weekend.


Feds: East Texas man's murky death tied to drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:26

This undated file handout photo provided by the Wright Family shows Alfred Wright of Jasper, Texas. Officials on Friday Aug. 8, 2014, announced the indictment of Shane Dewayne Hadnot for selling drugs resulting in the death of Wright. (AP Photo/The Wright Family, File)DALLAS (AP) — Almost a year after Alfred Wright left his pickup at an East Texas grocery store and disappeared into the woods, authorities have charged a man for selling the drugs they say caused his death.


US cool to Argentina world court bid over default

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt by Argentina to sue the U.S. in the world court appears unlikely to get off the ground.

Mother of Tioga carjacking crash victims dies; suspects face 4th murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:20

Mother of Tioga carjacking crash victims dies; suspects face 4th murder chargeKeisha Williams died Thursday night. The suspects charged in the case now each face a 4th murder charge.


Detroit bankruptcy judge sees good, bad and ugly in bus tour

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:19
By Peter Suciu DETROIT (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy case took a three-hour bus tour on Friday to view various aspects of the troubled city, from notorious blighted areas to bright spots such as the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit had argued the tour would provide important evidence for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes of the challenges facing the city as it seeks approval for its plan to adjust $18 billion of debt and exit the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. A confirmation hearing on the bankruptcy is scheduled to start on Aug. 21. ...

US warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:18

A local woman works on her window after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. At least three civilians have been killed and another 10 wounded in overnight shelling of the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine besieged by government forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned Russia on Friday that any further intervention in Ukraine, including under the pretense of delivering humanitarian aid, would be viewed as "an invasion of Ukraine."


Past doesn't haunt DesJarlais in rural Tenn.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:12

REMOVES REFERENCE TO DESJARLAIS WINNING, AS THE RACE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL BY THE AP - Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., speaks to supporters, late Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in South Pittsburg, Tenn. The race is too close to call between DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District primary, with only a handful of votes separating the two. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Well-known details about U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais — including that he once urged a mistress to seek an abortion and held a gun in his mouth for hours outside his ex-wife's room — didn't deter Republican primary voters from giving him a possible shot at a third term.


Utah developer seeks help for family in landslide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:11

A home is destroyed following a landslide inNorth Salt Lake, UtahNORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — An official with the development firm that built an upscale home destroyed in Utah's recent landslide made a tearful plea for donations Friday as part of a plan to help the displaced family.


Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:10

File- This March 13, 2014, file photo shows the Bloomfield Ten Commandments monument at Bloomfield City Hall in Bloomfield, N.M. A federal judge on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, ruled that the city must remove the monument. Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker said in his ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that the monument amounts to government speech and has the "principal effect of endorsing religion." (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria)BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall.


Atlanta confronts tuberculosis outbreak in homeless shelters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:09
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three homeless people in Atlanta have died of tuberculosis infections as Georgia public health officials work to contain an outbreak affecting shelters, state authorities said on Friday. The outbreak has infected 47 people, including two volunteers, linked to four shelters in Atlanta's Fulton County, said Nancy Nydam, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Health. An isolated case is also being monitored in Vance, Alabama, where health officials on Friday screened auto workers for the disease after an employee at a Mercedes-Benz plant tested positive.

Julio down to Category 2 storm as Iselle lingers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:01

Julio down to Category 2 storm as Iselle lingersHurricane Julio has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and is predicted to miss the Hawaiian islands by about 200 miles.


Washington pot sales reach $3.8M in 1st month

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:58
SEATTLE (AP) — During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.

Suspects arrested in Delaware auction house burglary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:37

Suspects arrested in Delaware auction house burglaryPolice say tips helped them nab the men who they say were caught on video stealing cash and jewelry from an auction house in Delaware.


GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:37
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.

Surfers take to waves as flooding hits Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:34

Two surfers head for the waves in Honolulu on Friday, Aug, 8, 2014. High surf is expected in some spots on Oahu due to Tropical Storm Iselle. Iselle came ashore early Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while Hurricane Julio, close behind it, strengthened and is forecasted to pass north of the islands. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind.


Judge says kidnapping suspect's property stays put

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:33
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ordered investigators to leave in place a trailer and a large storage container belonging to a man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from school but returned home nine months later.

Indiana Guardsman gets 2 years in Ohio bomb case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:31
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Indiana National Guardsman who had homemade explosive devices in his vehicle when he was pulled over in Ohio was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Mother of boys found in squalid Denver home pleads guilty to child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:22
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of four young boys who were found inside a squalid Denver home suffering from malnutrition and unable to speak except by grunts pleaded guilty on Friday to felony child abuse, prosecutors said. Lorinda Bailey, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse, and in exchange prosecutors dropped six other child abuse counts, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office. Bailey and her common-law husband, Wayne Sperling, 66, were arrested in October and charged with abusing their sons, aged 2, 4, 5 and 6, after police found them living amid animal waste in an east Denver apartment teeming with flies. According to an affidavit filed by Denver police in support of the couple's arrest, law enforcement were alerted to the situation when Bailey took the 2-year-old to an emergency room after he suffered a head laceration.

Former candidate for governor arrested in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:21

This undated photo released by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office shows Tye "Glenn" Champ. Champ, who ran for governor of California earlier this year, has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Fresno County Sheriff's Office)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.