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Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:27

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledgesHamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday.


Traffic Alert: Bike ride closes Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:37

 Bike ride closes Ben Franklin BridgeThe Ben Franklin Bridge is shut down for an annual charity bike ride.


Fire teams battle 2 fast-moving California blazes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:33
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:27
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

Firefighters hurt fighting blaze in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:16

Firefighters hurt fighting blaze in MantuaTwo firefighters were injured battling a blaze in Philadelphia's Mantua section.


Penn State hires new athletic director

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:15

Penn State hires new athletic directorPenn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.


Man shot while driving in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:15

Man shot while driving in CamdenPolice in Camden say a man died Saturday night after being shot while behind the wheel of a vehicle.


Prado helps D-backs beat Phillies 10-6 in 10

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:09

Prado helps D-backs beat Phillies 10-6 in 10Martin Prado doubled, homered and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.


AccuWeather: Storms Likely Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:44

 Strong Storms TonightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says strong storms are possible for the second half of the weekend.


Woman reaches out to family of crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:39

Woman reaches out to family of crash victimsA Feltonville woman whose loved ones were killed five years ago after a carjacking has reached out to the Tioga victims' families.


Reward at $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUV

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:36

Reward at $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUVA $110,000 reward is being offered until 12:00 noon Monday for any information on the suspects involved.


Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.

California wildfire near Sacramento forces hundreds to flee

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:46

Members of the CAL Fire Vina Helitack crew battle the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, CaliforniaA wildfire forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents in a rural area east of the California state capital Sacramento on Saturday, a day after the blaze broke out, fire officials said. The wind-swept fire burned more than 3,000 acres (1,200 ha), destroying five residences and two outbuildings and causing one minor injury, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The fire is centered about 5 miles (8 km) north of the town of Plymouth and 30 miles east of Sacramento in north central California and it covers parts of Amador and El Dorado counties, according to Cal Fire. More than 50 fire engines were on the scene of the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, Cal Fire said.


American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:40

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) — An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.


California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:04
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned tinder-dry by drought.

U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:20

Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in KenemaA 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse. Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country's two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward. It was not immediately clear how he caught Ebola. The relief group's Melissa Strickland said that he had followed strict safety protocols when treating patients.


PHOTOS: Victims of carjacking crash remembered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:10

 Victims of carjacking crash rememberedFriends and neighbors remembered the three children killed in deadly carjacking crash in Tioga.


New York Times backs sending federal marijuana ban up in smoke

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:55

A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleThe New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea as it compared the U.S. government's stance on America's most widely used illicit drug to the prohibition on alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The post on the newspaper's website is part of an editorial series that in the coming days will explore different aspects of marijuana use, from health effects to how the criminal justice system treats it.


Gary, Indiana, begins knocking down eyesore high-rise hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:45

A warning sign is seen on a walkway leading to abandoned Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary, IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The demolition of the tallest, ugliest building in Gary, Indiana - an abandoned 14-story hotel which has been a prominent symbol of decay in this troubled steel town - began on Saturday, said city spokeswoman Chelsea Whittington. The concrete structure right next to City Hall has been empty for two decades - so long that trees sprout from the roof. Plans called for demolition to start with the removal of a pedestrian bridge, city officials said. Opened in 1971 as a Holiday Inn, it closed a few years later.


American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:39
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.