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Drone seized in Poland after near-collision with plane

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 21:19
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities confiscated a drone and questioned a man after a Lufthansa passenger plane approaching Warsaw's international airport nearly collided with a flying object, police said Wednesday.

Police: Man drove drunk, carried box of beer on lawn tractor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:58
WASHINGTONVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State troopers say they had to use a rope to corral a man who was driving drunk on his lawn mower with a box of beer.

U.S. team in Jordan to interrogate uncle of Tennessee shooter: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:45

U.S. flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, TennesseeU.S. investigators are in Jordan to interrogate the Jordanian-American uncle of a suspect in the fatal shooting of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee last week, the uncle's lawyer said on Wednesday. The suspected gunman, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, was killed in a gunfight with police on July 16 after he sprayed gunfire at a military recruitment center in Chattanooga and then at a nearby Naval Reserve Center. The engineer's family say he had long-standing psychological and substance abuse issues and was taken to stay with his uncle, Assad Ibrahim Abdulazeez Haj Ali, in Amman for a short visit last year to help his recovery.


Massive fire burning in warehouse in North Brunswick, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:32

Massive fire burning in warehouse in North Brunswick, N.J.A raging warehouse fire in North Brunswick, N.J, Wednesday morning is having an impact on a major highway and prompting some local evacuations.


'Ragtime' author E.L. Doctorow dies in New York at 84

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:32

FILE - In this April 27, 2004, file photo, American author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University in New York. According to Doctorow's son Richard, the author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Few minds were as playful and as serious as E.L. Doctorow's.


Massive fire burning in warehouse in North Brunswick, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:13

Massive fire burning in warehouse in North Brunswick, N.J.A raging warehouse fire in North Brunswick, N.J, Wednesday morning is having an impact on a major highway and prompting some local evacuations.


Phila. police officer hurt in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:12

Police officer hurt, suspect dead in Northeast PhiladelphiaA Philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after being injured while serving a warrant in Northeast Philadelphia.


Parishioners in Massachusetts church standoff to make case in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:07
Parishioners of a Massachusetts Roman Catholic church who have staged a decade-long vigil intended to stop the Boston archdiocese from closing it are due to argue their case in a state appeals court on Wednesday. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is the last of a half-dozen Boston-area churches that parishioners have occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week, since 2004 when the archdiocese listed it among some 70 parishes to be closed in a restructuring. The Boston Archdiocese ordered the closure of the church, located on a 30-acre (12-hectare) plot of land on the waterfront in Scituate, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Boston, in a round of cost-cutting dating to the early days of the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Jersey Shore storm: Boats damaged, police vehicles hit by lightning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:51

 Boats damaged, police vehicles hit by lightningBeach patrol boats were blown to smithereens by a fast-moving storm that took everyone by surprise.


Body discovered in Delaware River, believed to be missing swimmer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:51

Body discovered in Delaware River, believed to be missing swimmerThe body of a man has been discovered in the Delaware River in Bristol, Bucks County days after a swimmer went missing in the same area.


Gunman sought in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:32

Gunman sought in Kensington shootingPhiladelphia police are looking for the gunman who shot and wounded a 29-year-old man in the Kensington section.


Colorado death penalty in focus as massacre trial enters new phase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:09

File photo of Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler at the arraignment of James Holmes in Centennial, ColoradoThe lead prosecutor in the Colorado movie massacre trial tore into the state's governor at a news conference, calling him arrogant and weak for giving the mass murderer a reprieve from execution. This was two years ago, and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler was not talking about James Holmes, who last week was found guilty on all counts by a jury for fatally shooting 12 people and wounding 70 at a midnight premiere of a Batman film in July 2012. At the time, Brauchler was responding to Governor John Hickenlooper's decision to grant a temporary reprieve in an earlier Denver-area mass killing.


Black backer of Confederate flag was anomaly in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:46

FILE - In this May 8, 2000, file photograph, Anthony Hervey holds a Confederate flag while standing underneath the Confederate monument in Oxford, Miss. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Hervey was killed Sunday, July 19, 2015, when his 2005 Ford Explorer left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County. Hervey, of Oxford, has drawn attention over the years for opposing efforts to change the flag. He said he dressed in Rebel soldier garb to honor blacks who served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP, File)OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — In a town where Confederate soldier statues stand sentinel on the courthouse square and a university campus, Anthony Hervey remained an anomaly — a black man who draped himself in the Confederate battle flag and publicly declared his loyalty to the secessionist Lost Cause and his belief that the Civil War was not fought over slavery.


Wildfire closes popular Glacier Park roadway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:44
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana have forced the closure of Glacier National Park's most popular roadway and prompted the evacuation of homes in the central part of the state.

Domestic dispute leads to barricade situation in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:16

Domestic dispute leads to barricade situation in KensingtonAn argument between a man and woman led to a barricade situation in Philadelphia's Kensington section, police say.


In wake of riots and crime spike, Baltimore mayor under fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:10

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stands outside vacant homes before a ceremony to kick off their restoration in Baltimore. For many in Baltimore, the memory of April's riots - and the mayor’s handling of the unrest - is still fresh. After firing embattled police commissioner Anthony Batts, who bore the brunt of public outrage, Rawlings-Blake remains the primary figure head of a city that is still reeling from the damage it suffered. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake climbed onto the deck of an abandoned row house in Tuesday's sweltering summer heat and promised that "better is coming" as she promoted the restoration of a blighted block not far from where riots broke out earlier this year.


AccuWeather: Sunny, Less Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:09

 Sunny, Less Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says we're at the beginning of a beautiful stretch of summer weather.


Sex offender held in sex-crime case was on immigration bond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:44

This Wednesday, July 15, 2015 booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows Keane Dean, 26. Authorities say Dean, charged with sex crimes on a 14-year-old California girl reported missing by her parents, is a registered sex offender in deportation proceedings who was out on immigration bond. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigrant in the country illegally who is a registered sex offender is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after being freed on bond by the judge overseeing his deportation proceedings, authorities said.


I-10 at washed out bridge in California to reopen Friday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:49

This aerial photo shows the collapsed elevated section of Interstate 10, Monday, July 20, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif. All traffic along one of the major highways connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when the bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a major storm, and the roadway in the opposite direction sustained severe damage. (AP Photo/Matt York)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The main route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix, which was closed when a surge of floodwater damaged several bridges spanning small desert gullies, is set to partially reopen Friday — far sooner than officials first estimated.


Report: Pot legalization in California presents trade-offs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:45

20 p.m. on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. A commission led by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is releasing its recommendations on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, for how marijuana should be grown, sold, taxed and kept out of the hands of minors if voters decide to legalize the drug for recreational use next year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A blue-ribbon panel says curtailing the illegal marijuana market in California should be the primary goal of legalizing the drug's recreational use in the state, and not developing another tax source.