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New details about New Castle County gas station shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 07:26

New details about New Castle County gas station shootingInvestigators have released new details about the shooting of a gas station worker on Friday in New Castle County, Delaware.


Bucks Co. gas station worker pistol-whipped during robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 07:25

Bucks Co. gas station worker pistol-whipped during robberyA gas station worker was pistol-whipped during a robbery on Saturday morning in Bucks County.


Cole Hamels pitches no-hitter against the Cubs, Phillies win 5-0

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:55

Cole Hamels pitches 1st no-hitter vs Cubs in 50 yearsCole Hamels pitched a no-hitter in the Phillies' 5-0 win against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.


Wisconsin town says goodbye to Marine slain in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:47

Mourners gather for a public visitation for Sgt. Carson Holmquist at Grantsburg High School in Grantsburg, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2015. Holmquist was killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) — A small Wisconsin town said goodbye on Saturday to a Marine killed in the recent attack on a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Oklahoma 16-year-old to be charged as adult in stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 06:43
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma 16-year-old will be charged as an adult alongside his older brother in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings at a suburban Tulsa home, authorities said Saturday.

Authorities: Missing 4-year-old boy's body found in lake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:33
SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 4-year-old boy has been recovered from Lake Erie after a massive search in northern Ohio.

Lost cat found in Honolulu traced to Detroit family

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:31
HONOLULU (AP) — When a family moved from Hawaii to Detroit, Michigan, more than a year ago, they thought they had lost their cat forever.

Judge: US violates agreement in detention of immigrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their mothers after they have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement.

North Florida highway closed after suspect shoots at trooper

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:25
MICANOPY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a man who fired at a state trooper has been found along a north Florida highway.

Democrats woo activists in key Des Moines neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:04

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley plays guitar at a bar Friday, July 24, 2015, in the Beaverdale section of Des Moines, Iowa, a sought after Democratic neighborhood that actively supported President Barack Obama's re-election. (AP Photo/Catherine Lucey_DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The volunteers dubbed their leafy neighborhood Obamadale.


Hundreds bid farewell to woman who died in Texas jail cell

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:57

Mourners arrive to mourn the death of Sandra Bland at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Lisle, Ill. An autopsy report released Friday found that Sandra Bland used a plastic trash bag to hang herself three days after a confrontational traffic stop. The 28-year-old woman’s family has questioned the findings, saying she was excited about starting a new job and wouldn’t have taken her own life. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)LISLE, Ill. (AP) — Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail remembered her Saturday as a "courageous voice" for social justice and promised to keep fighting for clarity on the circumstances surrounding her death.


Indiana girl, 12, arrested in stepmother's fatal stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:55
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A 12-year-old Elkhart girl fatally stabbed her stepmother after the woman confronted her about starting a fire in the family's apartment following an argument, police said.

Drought-like conditions fuel fires in Montana, California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:55
Firefighters hope an approaching cold front quells the hot, dry and windy conditions that have hampered their efforts to contain a wildfire burning through Montana's Glacier National Park.

Two people hurt in blaze at Las Vegas Strip hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:53
The two injured people suffered smoke inhalation, and at least one was transported to a hospital, said Clark County Assistant Fire Chief Sandra Baker in a phone interview. The fire, which broke out at around noon local time, burned trees and cabanas surrounding an outdoor pool at the 14th floor of the hotel before it was extinguished, Baker said.

Hundreds mourn for woman found dead in Texas jail cell

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:46

Sharon Cooper, sister of Sandra Bland, kneels over the burial plot of her sister Sandra Bland during the funeral in the Chicago suburb of Willow SpringsBy Mike Lansu LISLE, Ill. (Reuters) - Hundreds of people on Saturday attended the funeral of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after she was arrested following a minor traffic offense, an incident said by activists to be yet another example of police brutality toward minorities. "This is not a moment of defeat, this is an hour of victory ... We are not funeralizing a martyr or a victim, we are celebrating a hero," said Reverend James Miller, who led the funeral service. Bland, 28, was pulled over by a white Texas state trooper on July 10 near Prairie View, Texas, northwest of Houston, for failing to signal a lane change.


Man pleads guilty to samurai sword killings of 5, including 2 children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:26

Man pleads guilty to samurai sword killings of 5, including 2 childrenA Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children, her boyfriend and a NASA scientist, prosecutors said Friday.


New Orleans police: Suspect shot by officer dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:20
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man driving wildly down his New Orleans street, hitting other cars and homes after having an argument with his wife, was shot to death Saturday by a police officer, a police spokesman said.

San Francisco combats the stench of urine with pee-repellant paint

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:20
The city's Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine. San Francisco's director of public works, Mohammed Nuru - whose Twitter handle is @MrCleanSF - got the idea when he read on social media about the use of the paint in Hamburg, Germany's nightclub district to stop beer drinkers from relieving themselves in the street. The paint, called Ultra-Ever Dry, is sold by Ultratech International Inc and is billed as a superhydrophobic coating that will repel most liquids.

Scary headlines don't deter investors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:17

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, file photo, Specialist Robert Tuccillo, foreground, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. History suggests it's unwise to bet against this bull market. It's kept rising despite two Greece debt crises, a near default by the U.S. on its own debt, also twice, the stripping of its AAA credit rating, several towns and cities going bankrupt, including Detroit, the biggest ever, and, recently, Beijing's failed efforts to avert a crash in its stock market, raising the possibility it might not succeed in letting the air out of a massive credit and property bubble without tripping up the world’s second biggest economy and sending markets elsewhere crashing. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits.


Ocean County man sentenced in crash that killed off-duty officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:17

Ocean County man sentenced in crash that killed off-duty officerA New Jersey man who was high on heroin when he caused a crash that killed an off-duty police officer is now headed to state prison.