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American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:18
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a security threat forced a flight from Dallas to San Diego to be diverted to Phoenix.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:18

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:59

The 2015 edition of the Farmers' Almanac is seen in Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the notorious "polar vortex" won't soon be forgotten, and the publication is predicting more of the same for the coming winter. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.


The latest on damaging earthquake in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:46

Rubble from a collapsed building facade is seen on a parked car Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NAPA, Calif. (AP) — This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years:


Seed company sued by migrant workers in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:20
CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — A major seed company is being sued by 32 migrant farm workers and seven of their children over the workers' claims that they were underpaid and experienced unsafe conditions and poor housing while removing tassels from corn in southwestern Michigan.

Man arrested after climbing up Brooklyn Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:05
NEW YORK (AP) — A 24-year-old man was arrested after police say he climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and took pictures with his smartphone. It was the second security breach at the span in less than a month.

Cops: Caregiver said she stepped on tot, who died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A child care worker charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that, he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:30

This product image released by Ralph Lauren shows the new Polo Tech compression shirt. The garment offers smart technology to send heartbeat, respiration, stress levels and other data to tablets and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauren)NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.


Police: Carbon monoxide caused missionary deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:04
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries.

Four bodies found floating in debris off Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:04
(Reuters) - Four bodies were found floating in debris off the Atlantic coast of Florida on Sunday but no boat wreckage has been discovered, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Two people boating in the Atlantic Ocean near Hollywood, Florida, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, spotted two male bodies early Sunday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, a spokesman said.

Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:00

Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair homePhiladelphia police are still looking for answers in the murders of two women who were found shot execution style in a home in Mayfair.


Philadelphia to hold parade Wednesday for Taney Dragons

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 06:50

Philadelphia to hold parade Wednesday for Taney DragonsAn adoring crowd of hundreds cheered and applauded wildly for the Taney Dragons who returned back to Philadelphia after their Little League World Series run.


Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:53

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family shows Michael Brown. Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he’ll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.


3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:44
BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A woman, her three children and their grandmother were returning home from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities said Sunday.

Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:38

45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Cristobal moving northward across the Bahamas, as a dense area of clouds with heavy rain and gusty winds. A band 0f clouds present across Bermuda to the Southeast US is associated with a frontal boundary. More scattered clouds are present across Hispaniola and eastern Cuba into the eastern Caribbean Basin. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by swollen rivers on the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.


California winemakers cleaning up after quake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:29

Winemaker Tom Montgomery stands in wine and reacts to seeing damage following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles, barrels and gallons of ruined wine as a result of Sunday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.


Questions and answers about California earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:23

A boy examines cars trapped beneath a collapsed carport at Charter Oaks apartments in Napa, Calif., following an earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. More than fifteen vehicles were trapped or crushed as multiple carports collapsed at the complex during a large earthquake. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa and reportedly lasted between 10 and 20 seconds. Here is a look at some of the basic questions about the science behind the quake that has shaken so many in California.


Survey: US gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:19
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period.

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:06

SUGE KNIGHT BACK AT WORK AT DEATH ROW RECORDS.(Reuters) - Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was among three people shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of several victims in a shooting in West Hollywood," a spokesman for the department told Reuters. Knight, 49, and another man, aged 32, and a woman, 19, were wounded, transported to local hospitals and expected to recover, the department said in a statement. TMZ entertainment news website reported that Knight was leaving a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the 1OAK club on Sunset Strip and that he was in intensive care after undergoing surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.


Man charged in Texas police chief's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:06

Joshua Manuel Lopez is seen in an undated photo provided by the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. Bexar County Sheriff’s Office’s Rosanne Hughes said Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, that Lopez, 24, has been charged in connection with the death of Police Chief Michael Pimentel of Elmendorf, Texas. Pimentel was making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti, when an assailant fired, hitting the chief several times in the shoulder and abdomen. (AP Photo/Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old Texas man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town police chief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Sunday.