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Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:00

In this July 21, 2014 photo, George Manko, second from left, and his son, George A. Manko, left, wait on customers at his concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I. Manko has been cited for defying the town's new ban on street vendors, which he said is prompted by town councilors who don't think street vendors fit the town's image. Town officials said the ban was prompted by safety concerns. A court will now decide. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.


Porch shooter back in court as trial resumes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:56

Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch has resumed.


Report says surveillance hampering journalists

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists.

Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:09

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, Knottís Berry Farm newest ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. Once a regional amusement park chain, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. has become an industry giant. It brought in 23.5 million visitors last year to its amusement and water parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTSANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.


Connecticut man accused of shooting pet turtle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:54
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle.

Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:43

Laundry hangs between the homes of Kathryn and Raymond Miller and Nancy and Freeman Burkholder in BergholzBy Kim Palmer BERGHOLZ Ohio (Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning to play in prison. His wife, Kathryn, who had never ridden a public bus before boarding one last year to go to prison for forcibly cutting the hair of her relatives, was introduced to yoga and step classes while behind bars. The Amish shun modern technology and regard beards for adult men and uncut hair for married women as sacred. Unless, like Raymond Miller, 29, you are on probation and must make daily phone calls to a probation officer and wear an electronic ankle monitor while harvesting hay.


Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:22
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

Sources: 2 questioned in carjacking crash that killed 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:18

Lawyer IDs person of interest in fatal carjacking crashPhiladelphia police say they are questioning two persons of interest. More information was expected at a news conference later today.


Sources: 2 in custody in carjacking crash that killed 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:17

 Charges coming soon in deadly carjacking crashPhiladelphia police say they are questioning two persons of interest. More information was expected at a news conference later today.


Man found dead trapped between elevator and shaft wall in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:16
A man was found dead trapped between the outside of an elevator and the wall of the elevator shaft in a New York City apartment building on Monday morning, police said. Police found the body between the 18th and 19th floors of the building in the Bronx after responding to a 911 call an hour or so before dawn, according to a police statement.

Foreign buyers fuel concerns amid Miami luxury condo boom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:42

File photo of the Miami skyline, pictured from a causeway on a rainy day in MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive to lure wealthy international buyers with brand name towers and lavish amenities, there are signs Miami’s latest condo boom has begun to slow and a possible oversupply could temper record prices. Since mid-2011, some 175 towers with more than 27,000 units have been proposed in Miami, says real estate analyst Peter Zalewski of CondoVultures. Florida led the nation for foreign buyers in the quarter ending in March, attracting 23 percent of $92.2 billion of nationwide sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. In the face of economic uncertainty and potentially higher taxes in Europe, Asia and Latin America, wealthy individuals are drawn to Miami's year-round sunshine and prices that are still low when compared with other global capitals.


Father, stepmother of found boy due in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:04
DETROIT (AP) — The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.

One dead after five people shot in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:59

One dead after five people shot in FeltonvilleA shooting in a Philadelphia neighborhood left one person dead and four others wounded.


Porch shooter back in court for 3rd day of trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:58

Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.


Small plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:49
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crash-landed on a remote Florida Gulf Coast beach, killing a Georgia man and critically injuring his 9-year-old daughter as they walked along the shore.

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:39
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.

PHOTOS: Damage from overnight storms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:22

 Damage from overnight stormsThe Action Cam was on the scene after heavy rain, wind and lightning damaged homes and knocked out power.


AccuWeather: Windy, Spotty Storm Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:23

 Windy, Spotty Storm TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says refreshing weather returns tomorrow.


Powerful storm causes damage across the region

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:06

Powerful storms cause damage across the regionA powerful line of thunderstorms ripped across the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys overnight Sunday into Monday, causing damage in several areas.


Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:02
MIAMI (AP) — Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.