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29 to become citizens at DC's MLK memorial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine people will become citizens during a ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:14

FILE- In this July 28, 2015 file photo, Erica Canaut, center, cheers as she and other anti-abortion activists rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood Federation of America held a conference call Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to discuss what it calls a “smear campaign” against the organization and its affiliates by a California-based anti-abortion group. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.


Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:11

In this July 31, 2015, photo, Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats near Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles. The Goodyear Blimp is retiring, but a cigar-shaped craft with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side will still be at sports events, it just won't be technically a blimp. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.


The Latest on TV shooting: AG joins hundreds for vigil

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:39

Members of the WDBJ-TV7 news staff prepare for the early morning newscast at the station, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. The balloons and flowers, at right, are addressed to Ward's fiancee, Melissa Ott, who was celebrating her last day at WDBJ on Wednesday, before moving to a station in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):


Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:24

In this July 29, 2015, photo, Work to Ride participant Marisol Jimenez, 9, prepares the pony Lyric for a ride in Philadelphia. Marisol's mother decided to get Marisol involved in Work to Ride, a non-profit program at the Chamounix Equestrian Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmen Sharpe doesn't let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as "The Badlands."


Firefighters holding their own against giant wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:19

An airplane tanker flies through smoky air as it drops fire retardant on a wildfire that flared up in the late afternoon near Omak, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.


Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:10

In this image made from video and provided by WDBJ-TV7 news, Kimberly McBroom, the station’s morning anchor in Roanoke, Va., reacts to a live broadcast during which reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. McBroom tried to reassure viewers immediately after the attack, carried out by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ-TV reporter known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV7 news via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.


Police: Marijuana found in car of murdered law student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:36

 Marijuana found in car of murdered law studentPolice now say that the death of a recent Temple Law School graduate does not appear to have been a random act of violence.


Chester-Upland teachers agree to work without pay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:28

Chester-Upland teachers agree to work without payTeachers in the Chester-Upland school district will work without pay when classrooms open next week.


Pedestrian, vehicle passenger killed in Burlington Co. crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:26

Pedestrian, vehicle passenger killed in Burlington Co. crashTwo people were killed when a truck struck a jogger, then flipped over along Route 206 in Southampton Twp., Burlington County.


VIDEO: Monica Malpass interviews President Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:22

 Monica Malpass interviews President ObamaAction News anchor Monica Malpass had a one-on-one interview with President Obama.


Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:10

This undated photo provided by the Marine Corps shows Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps. Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his home in Stevensville, on Maryland's Kent Island, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83. (Marine Corps via AP)BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.


Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies at 58

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:50

Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies at 58Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force.


1 dead, 1 critical in West Kensington double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:45

1 dead, 1 critical in West Kensington double shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal double shooting that left one man dead and another critically wounded in the city's West Kensington section.


Corvette slams into bridge in Levittown; driver killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:32

Corvette slams into bridge in Levittown; driver killedPolice in Bucks County are investigating a deadly crash in Levittown.


Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:10

 Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.


Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:57
NEW YORK (AP) — A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.

Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:39

Hawane Rio stands in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court where arguments about the Thirty Meter Telescope project are happening Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 in Honolulu. Hawaii's Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea, which is considered sacred land by some Native Hawiians. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.


With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:39

Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove into the front facade of the building before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone.


2 rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:33
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A spokesman for The Venetian Las Vegas says two men found unresponsive in the resort-casino's gondola ride canal earlier this week are no longer in critical condition.