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Marvel's 'Guardians' rockets to top of box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:44

This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." The movie releases on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office.


Toledo Zoo using own water amid Lake Erie toxin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:43
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo says it's using its own water reserves for the animals as drinking water for some 400,000 people in the region remains off limits because of toxins in Lake Erie.

Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:33
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct.

Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:33
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct.

Somali candidate eyes milestone in US race

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:31

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Mohamud Noor hands out his campaign literature in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. A Noor victory would presumably set him on course to be the highest-ranking Somali-American elected official in the country. He’s trying to bump one of the Legislature’s longest-ever serving House members in Phyllis Kahn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a neighborhood dubbed "Little Mogadishu," Mohamud Noor can't walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand.


Second U.S. aid worker with Ebola to leave Liberia Monday night

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:01
A second American health worker suffering from Ebola is due to fly from Liberia's capital Monrovia to the United States overnight on Monday, the country's information minister said. "The airport authorities tell me it will be Monday night or very early on Tuesday at around 1 am," Lewis Brown told Reuters by telephone on Sunday. Nancy Writebol, a missionary working for U.S. charity Samaritan's Purse, is due to travel on the same plane that transported her colleague Dr. Kent Brantly from Liberia on Saturday, Brown added.

Israel Strikes Gaza as Troops Start Redeploying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:48
Israel continues strikes in Gaza war amid signs it is scaling back its ground offensive

Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:33

FILE--In this July 24, 2014 file photo, a hospital worker embraces a woman near the scene of a shooting at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. The deadly shooting at the suburban Philadelphia hospital is serving as yet another illustration of the hazards mental health professionals face on the job, and, experts say, the need for hospitals to do more to protect them. (AP Photo)When a man opened fire at a hospital outside Philadelphia, fatally shooting his caseworker and wounding his psychiatrist, the doctor saved his own life and probably the lives of others by pulling out a gun and shooting the patient.


Elderly woman from Germantown found safe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:12

Elderly woman from Germantown found safePolice say a missing 87-year-old woman from Germantown has been located.


Eggnog blast in New Jersey injures two, damages building

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:11
(Reuters) - Authorities are investigating an explosion that originated in a vat of eggnog, damaged a pharmaceutical plant and caused minor injuries to two workers in New Jersey, local media said on Sunday. Two employees were mixing artificial eggnog flavorings in a laboratory at Pharmachem Laboratories in Totowo, New Jersey on Saturday night when the explosion occurred, Totowa Fire Marshal Allen Del Vecchio told WABC-TV Eyewitness News. They were trying out a new eggnog recipe, the station said, adding that the cause of the blast was undetermined. The explosion blew off the rear of the three-story plant and left glass scattered on the ground, WABC-TV reported.

Upper Darby woman's death deemed suspicious

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:07

Upper Darby woman's death deemed suspiciousPolice are investigating a suspicious death in Upper Darby.


Strong quake kills at least 175 in southern China

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:06

Strong quake kills 367 in southern ChinaA strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400.


'Guardians' rockets to top of box office with $94M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:29

This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." The movie releases on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office.


Billion-dollar debate in Oklahoma divorce: Was oilman just lucky?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:19
By Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK (Reuters) - For years, Continental Resources, the largest oil driller in the booming Bakken Shale formation, touted the hard work of its CEO and founder, Oklahoma billionaire Harold Hamm, as "a driving force" behind the company’s success. "Over the course of the Company’s history, Mr. Hamm has successfully grown the Company through his leadership skills and business judgment," Continental’s annual 2013 proxy filing to investors said. In the Hamm bio from the company's annual proxy this May, Continental struck the language extolling the founder's chops. Monday marks the start of Hamm’s divorce trial in Oklahoma County Court, which may result in the largest-ever divorce judgment.

Bail denied for suspect in fatal shooting of 3-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:05

Bail denied for suspect in fatal shooting of 3-year-oldPolice announced charges against a suspect in a shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl and injured three adults in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.


Arizona rollover crash kills man, 2 girls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:01
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man and two children are dead following a single-vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix.

Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:50

 It’s looming, it’s threatening and there’s little he can do.“There is not enough to retire with,” said Kistler, a Golden, Colorado, resident who said he is unable to build up a nest egg for his wife with his modest salary helping seniors navigate benefits. “It’s completely frightening to tell you the truth. And I, like a lot of people, try not to think about it too much, which is actually a problem.”(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It's looming and threatening, but there's little he can do.


UN chief calls strike nearly UN school in Gaza 'a moral outrage and a criminal act'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:23
NEW YORK (AP) — UN chief calls strike nearly UN school in Gaza 'a moral outrage and a criminal act'

Cop: Man charged with teen's kidnap loves conflict

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:58

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. stands during his arraignment at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kibby was charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail after a brief court appearance Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The man charged with kidnapping a teenager nine months ago is very bright, has strong opinions and thrives on conflict, according to a police officer who had two decades of contact with him.


Old issue still dogs Kansas tea party candidate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:54

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts waves to the crowd as he rides on the back of a pickup in a parade Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Gardner, Kan. Roberts is facing tea party-backed challenger Milton Wolf in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Milton Wolf's chances of becoming the next tea party insurgent to knock off a GOP party titan got a huge boost when it was revealed that incumbent Pat Roberts's official residence in Kansas was rented space in a friend's Dodge City house. The three-term senator seemed perfect for casting as a Washington insider who was out of touch with his home state.