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Reports: Officers ignored man's breathing problems

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers in Los Angeles ignored pleas for help and complaints by a man who said he couldn't breathe and later died in custody, reports show.

National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:02

Panda cub Bao Bao hangs from a tree in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks her first birthday and the the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao.


Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:02

In this Aug 20, 2014 photo, a waitress works during the pre-launch rehearsal at the new restaurant Nazdarovie where the reproduction of Soviet propaganda poster hangs over the bar area in Havana, Cuba. The new retro-Soviet restaurant serves minty mojitos, but they come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.


Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:55

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's VineyardBy Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30 - as some conservative Republicans hope it will - if lawmakers fail to act. Obama said in his weekly radio address that if Congress lets the bank close, it would be stunting U.S. "If Congress fails to act, thousands of businesses, large and small, that sell their products abroad will take a completely unnecessary hit," the president said.


Cops: Tot spent night in car while mom went to bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:40
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a toddler spent the night in a car outside a bar after her mother went drinking and ended up in the hospital.

Family buries remains of veteran killed in 1952

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:07

In this Aug. 22, 2014 photo, Eleanor Yeager, 84, Tech. Sgt. Engolf Hagen's sister, reaches from her wheelchair and touches the box with her brother's remains during a burial ceremony at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif. Hagen died when a Globemaster carrying 52 passengers crashed and exploded on an Alaskan glacier in 1952. The site was found two years ago. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Joshua Sudock) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTWHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force veteran whose body lay lost in the snow of an Alaskan glacier for six decades has been buried with military honors in California.


Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:03

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in IcelandREYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.


National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 01:30

National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthdayThe National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.


Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 01:14

Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold deathThousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future have taken to New York City streets to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.


Police: 3 gunmen kill woman, hurt mom in Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:58

 3 gunmen kill woman, hurt mom in PittsburghThree gunmen fired at least 20 shots into a home, killing a woman and wounding her mother inside their garage, police said Saturday.


As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:35
MIAMI (AP) — By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. A crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen. The floor is vibrating, the air filled is with fog, sleek videos are flashing on massive screens.

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:17

 Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son chargedAuthorities say a son will be charged after his mother shot him inside her Germantown home in Philadelphia.


Former Virginia governor's letter to wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:41
The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial:

Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:37

Long irrigated rows that once held 11,500 marijuana plants are spread over two acres near Raymondville, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Authorities found the hidden pot farm while attempting to capture immigrants who fled into it on Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.


Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:34

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, a small jet approaches the runway at East Hampton Town Airport. Residents across eastern Long Island are complaining about the noise generated from jets, helicopters and other aircraft that land at the small municipal airport, which is situated in the heart of the summer playground for the rich and famous. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.


Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:31
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."

Chicago's Pullman site could become national park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:30

FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks during a news conference at the historical Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Jarvis said he plans to recommend that the Interior Secretary ask President Obama to declare Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood a unit of the national park system. The neighborhood’s ornate brick homes were built in the 1800s by industrialist George Pullman as a blue-collar utopia to house workers from his sleeping-railcar factory. Supporters say the neighborhood also is significant for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)CHICAGO (AP) — It was a different kind of company town. Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, built by industrialist George M. Pullman in the 19th century, was a sort of blue-collar utopia for people who worked at his state-of-the-art factory, where they built luxurious railroad sleeping cars.


U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:25

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. The breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) exposed highly personal information of workers at the Department of Homeland Security's headquarters as well as its U.S.


Parents turn teen in for sexting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:52

Parents turn teen in for sextingPolice say parents of a 13-year-old girl turned her in for sexting naked selfies to boys.