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California city rejects child immigrant shelter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:47
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it was mulling a legal challenge.

Plane crashes in Taiwan; at least 51 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:34

Plane crashes in Taiwan; at least 51 deadTaiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:30

the NAACP annual conventionLAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.


Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:27

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Carolyn Allen, left, a 69-year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way to the living room with roommate Marcia Rosenfeld, who owns the apartment Allen lives in New York. The two women are roommates thanks to a home-sharing program run by a New York-based nonprofit agency. Rosenfeld's two-bedroom apartment is too big for her, and even with a senior citizen's rent break, at over $1,000 a month, it was too expensive, so she is happy to have Allen help share living expenses. Allen doesn't want to live alone and doesn't want to spend a lot on rent, so she and Rosenfeld agree the program suits their individual needs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.


Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:13

Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.


Man rushed to hospital with gunshot wound in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:09

Man rushed to hospital with gunshot wound in KensingtonPolice say a 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound in Philadelphia's Kensington section early Wednesday morning.


Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:05
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.

Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:44
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.

Jury to reconvene in Ventura defamation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:03

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.


Viewer records scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:37

Viewer records scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly WalmartPolice say a 6-week-old baby was left unattended inside a SUV in the parking lot of a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart store.


Police: Schuylkill Expressway crash may be road rage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:32

 Aggressive driver caused Schuylkill Expressway crashA crash slowed traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway Wednesday morning, and police say it may have been caused by road rage.


North Dakota oil supply plant fire extinguished

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:16

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A massive blaze that shot fireballs into the sky at an oil supply and logistics company in a western North Dakota oil patch hub has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.


Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:01
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A former Fortune 500 executive who campaigned as a Washington outsider defeated an 11-term congressman on Tuesday in a key Republican runoff election in Georgia, setting the stage for November's race to fill an open Senate seat. Keeping the seat once held by veteran Democrat Sam Nunn in the Republican column is seen as crucial to the party's efforts at seizing majority control of the Senate from the Democrats. David Perdue, a former chief executive of Reebok, Dollar General and Pillowtex, led U.S. Representative Jack Kingston by nearly 8,000 votes, with 92 percent of the state's counties reporting, before Kingston conceded his loss. Perdue will now face Democrat Michelle Nunn, Sam Nunn's daughter, in the November general election for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss.

Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide believed found

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:50

An aerial view of the mud slide damage in OsoSearch teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said. The body believed to be that of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge was located Tuesday morning on the western edge of the disaster site. Medical examiners expect to confirm identification once the remains are recovered, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The Seattle Times reported that the body was found in a deep pocket of debris believed to have been the garage of Regelbrugge's home, about 100 yards from the spot where the remains of her husband, U.S. Navy Commander L. John Regelbrugge III, were recovered on March 25.


Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:57

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) — After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.


1 dead, 2 injured by SW Fla. lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:49
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida.

Tropical depression approaching Lesser Antilles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:56
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a fast-moving tropical depression in the Atlantic is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday night.

Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:54

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Carolyn Allen, left, a 69-year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way to the living room with roommate Marcia Rosenfeld, who owns the apartment Allen lives in New York. The two women are roommates thanks to a home-sharing program run by a New York-based nonprofit agency. Rosenfeld's two-bedroom apartment is too big for her, and even with a senior citizen's rent break, at over $1,000 a month, it was too expensive, so she is happy to have Allen help share living expenses. Allen doesn't want to live alone and doesn't want to spend a lot on rent, so she and Rosenfeld agree the program suits their individual needs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.


Man critical after shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:52

Man critical after shooting in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a man is in critical condition after a shooting in West Philadelphia late Tuesday night.