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Fierce storm hits Phoenix, tens of thousands lose power

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:53
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of customers throughout the Phoenix area remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm knocked down power lines and halted flights at the city's international airport, authorities said. Crews worked through the night and into the morning to restore service to customers from a thunderstorm that brought heavy rains, winds and lightning as it rumbled through metropolitan Phoenix on Monday night. Utilities Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service Co said more than 70,000 customers lost power at the peak of the latest storm to hit the area.

Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to 'be courageous' while singing for him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:49

Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to 'be courageous' while singing for himPope Francis, speaking from the Vatican via satellite, asked a teenage girl from Chicago to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.


Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:44
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their health care providers.

Lincoln Square Lanes to be torn down

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:38

Lincoln Square Lanes to be torn downThe building that housed Lincoln Square Lanes, one of Chicago's oldest bowling alleys, will be torn down on Tuesday.


Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:34

In this Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 photo, dozens of people gather during a rally outside the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit regarding the shooting death of Terrance Kellom by an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer in April 2015. As the Black Lives Matter movement gains more public attention, there are questions being raised about who’s in charge of the movement and what its long-term goals are. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.


Investigation finds claw machines are rigged to steal your money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:32

Investigation finds claw machines are rigged to steal your moneyAn investigation by a popular blogging service found the software that runs claw machines allows owners to rig them to make the most profit possible.


Gas leak prompts evacuations in Hamilton Twp., Atlantic Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:30

Gas leak contained, evacuations over in Hamilton Twp., Atlantic CountyA construction crew struck a gas main, causing a leak and prompting the evacuation of an Atlantic County neighborhood Tuesday morning.


Manhunt underway in Fox Lake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:09

Manhunt underway in Fox LakeA manhunt is underway in far north suburban Fox Lake. Police said they are looking for two men who should be considered armed and dangerous.


2 children injured after 2 pickup trucks collide in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:56

2 children injured after 2 pickup trucks collide in Camden CountyPolice are investigating a crash that injured two children Tuesday morning in Winslow Township, New Jersey.


Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to 'be courageous' while singing for him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:55

Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to 'be courageous' while singing for himPope Francis, speaking from the Vatican via satellite, asked a teenage girl from Chicago to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.


Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:48

Rep Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, faces a large group of media as the House Select Committee on the Qualifications of Reps Courser and Gamrat meets in the House Appropriations room on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The committee held the first of several disciplinary hearings for two lawmakers, Republican Reps. Todd Courser and Gamrat, who are accused of misusing public resources to hide an extramarital affair. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan legislative committee on Tuesday held a disciplinary hearing for two conservative lawmakers accused of misusing public resources to hide an affair, including by sending a false, sexually explicit email claiming one of them had sex with a male prostitute.


Woman with MS delivers own granddaughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:46

Woman with MS delivers own granddaughterA 51-year-old mother with Multiple Sclerosis gave birth to her own grandchild, acting as a surrogate for her daughter. And the pregnancy had a very unexpected and welcome side-effect.


Funeral director charged with abuse of corpse after decaying bodies found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:41

Funeral director charged with abuse of corpse after decaying bodies foundA West Philadelphia funeral home director has been charged after decomposing bodies were found inside the business, which police say was operating with an expired license.


California to end notorious decades-long isolation, unlimited segregation of most gang leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:38
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to end notorious decades-long isolation, unlimited segregation of most gang leaders.

Warrant: Suspect left bite marks on dead 2-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:37

 Suspect left bite marks on dead 2-year-oldAuthorities have charged a Winston-Salem man in the death of a 2-year-old boy who they say had bite marks on various parts of his body that were caused by the suspect.


Mother, 2 girls struck by vehicle in Lakewood, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:33

Mother, 2 girls struck by vehicle in Lakewood, NJA mother and her two young daughters were injured after being struck by a vehicle in Lakewood, New Jersey.


Family stuck in Portugal 6 months after delivering twins early

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:33

Family stuck in Portugal 6 months after delivering twins earlyBack in May, Kim Spratt went into labor while on vacation with her husband in Portugal and delivered twins four months early.


On the run: Suspect in Raleigh rape and two shootings - one fatal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:29

 Suspect in Raleigh rape and two shootings - one fatalRaleigh police are searching for a 21-year-old man in connection with two shootings, one fatal, and the rape of a 15-year-old girl


Allegedly drunk woman sticks out tongue in New Jersey mug shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:29

Allegedly drunk woman sticks out tongue in New Jersey mug shotA woman arrested in New Jersey on charges of public nuisance, public consumption of alcohol and interfering with police stuck her tongue out at the camera during the taking of her mug shot.


Police: Teen impersonates officer, tries to stop real cop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:26
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager has been accused of impersonating law enforcement and trying to stop a driver who turned out to be a real police officer.