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2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:46

Richard Starchia pays his respects Monday, July 28, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed Friday by a hijacked car that lost control and hit a group of people in Philadelphia. Police investigators are talking to two people in connection with the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manhunt for two suspects in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two men believed to have information, Philadelphia's police commissioner said Monday.


Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:41

This combination made from photos provided by Red Lobster shows its Wood Grilled Tilapia, on rectangular plates, with the fish, rice and vegetables spread out separately, top; and the same dish on a circular plate on which slabs of fish are piled over the rice, an architectural presentation that is common at higher-end restaurants. The new plating style marks the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to right its course as it embarks on a new era. (AP Photo/Red Lobster)NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.


After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:41

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Miller and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday, July 28, to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.


Consumer spending, inventories seen lifting U.S. second-quarter GDP

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:35

A woman and child shop at a Walmart in BentonvilleBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely rebounded in the second-quarter from a winter-induced slump at the start of the year and will probably continue to gather momentum through the rest of 2014. Gross domestic product likely grew at a 3.0 percent annual rate, according to a Reuters survey of economists, lifted by an acceleration in both consumer spending and stock accumulation by businesses. I do think we can sustain a 3 percent growth number for the next couple of quarters," said Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in Valhalla, New York. Earlier in the second quarter, growth estimates were as high as 4 percent, but they were lowered as consumer spending and business investment rebounded less than expected.


Fierce storm damages city north of Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:35

Lightning strikes over downtown in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston.


U.S. coastal flooding on the rise, government study finds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:33
Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday. The study examined how often 45 tide gauges along the country’s shore exceeded National Weather Service flood thresholds across several decades.

Man struck, critically injured in Talleyville, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:32

Man struck, critically injured in Talleyville, DelawareA man remains in critical condition after being struck by a sedan Sunday morning in Talleyville, Delaware.


Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:31

EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue holds a photograph of his holds a photograph of his dead brother showing his bruises and injuries during an interview Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Trentadue's quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Trentadue's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government goes to trial Monday, July 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.


Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:30

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.


Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:26

Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titanReal estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.


US cities clean up after powerful storms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:24

Lightning strikes over downtown in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are cleaning up after strong storms destroyed homes, knocked out power for thousands of people and toppled power lines and trees.


Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:20

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.


Atorney IDs person of interest in fatal carjacking crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:14

Lawyer IDs person of interest in fatal carjacking crashThe attorney for one of two "persons of interest" in the fatal carjacking crash in the city's Tioga section has identified his client, saying he expects the man to charged in the case.


Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:09
DETROIT (AP) — One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is $8.5 billion — a figure that's higher than previous estimates.

Sources: Charges coming soon in deadly carjacking crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:57

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.


UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:37

The U.N. Security Council convenes on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Monday, July 28, 2014. The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is demanding an end to the violence in Gaza "in the name of humanity" and is accusing the leaders of Israel and Hamas of being irresponsible and "morally wrong" for letting their people get killed.


Jury deliberations resume in Ventura case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:32
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle have begun their fifth day of deliberations.

Riot, reportedly over Facebook post, ends with one woman, two kids dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:15

Suspect friends robbery victim on FacebookPakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.


Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:14
NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

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.