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3 row houses burn in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:54

3 row houses burn in Camden, N.J.Firefighters battled a blaze in Camden, New Jersey where three row houses burned.


Florida keeps eye on Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Monday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:53

A large navigation buoy hit by strong winds and waves, floats near the coast, as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from the area in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.


No suspect identified in shooting death of Georgia university student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:49
The fatal shooting of a student on the campus of Georgia's Savannah State University was under investigation on Friday, with no suspect yet identified a day after the confrontation that resulted in the man's death. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, was shot during an "altercation" late on Thursday at the university's student union, the school said in a statement. The shooting appeared to be "an isolated incident," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Oklahoma day care probed for drugging kids to get them to sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:43
A southeastern Oklahoma day care is under investigation for child abuse on suspicion of drugging children in its care, including those under a year old, to get them to sleep, police and state officials said on Friday. Officials from the day care center were not immediately available for comment. According to dosage recommendations on its packaging, liquid Benadryl is not to be given to infants younger than one year old or children who weigh less than 20 pounds, unless specifically ordered by a doctor.

Prosecutors say they won't seek retrial for white North Carolina officer who shot black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:38
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't seek retrial for white North Carolina officer who shot black man.

Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to 'share condolences'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:35
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to 'share condolences'

Woman finds vials of blood inside Target order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:28

Woman finds vials of blood inside Target orderSo where did it come from, and how did it get there, and whose blood is it anyway?


George W. Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:02

George W. Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years after KatrinaFormer President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans - the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points - to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:01

In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.


U.S. appeals court upholds protest ban on Supreme Court plaza

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a federal law banning protests on the marble plaza directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.

Georgia university investigating fraternity's alleged racist taunts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:56
The Georgia Institute of Technology is investigating allegations that white members of a campus fraternity shouted racial slurs at a black female student earlier this month. The Atlanta university "does not condone discriminatory language or behavior and is taking this matter very seriously," Dean of Students John Stein said about the allegations against members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Virginia teen gets 11 years for supporting Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:38
A Virginia teenager who had pleaded guilty to online support of the militant group Islamic State was sentenced to just over 11 years in federal prison on Friday, the U.S. Justice Department said. Ali Amin, 17, of Manassas, was the first minor prosecuted by the United States in such a case. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton handed down a 136-month sentence in a hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, the department said in a statement.

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:34

In this frame grab from video provided by WTOC-TV, authorities respond to a shooting at Savannah State University, late Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Savannah, Ga. Authorities said a student was killed. (WTOC-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.


Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:32
Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed.

It's a boy! Washington zoo gives details on new panda cub

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:59

A smaller of two panda cubs born to Giant Panda Mei Xiang August 22 is fed from a bottle at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in WashingtonThe U.S. National Zoo's surviving giant panda cub is a boy and was fathered by the zoo's male panda, the zoo said on Friday. The cub was born on Saturday to Mei Xiang, who is a top tourist draw in the U.S. capital. The cubs were sired by Tian Tian, the zoo's male giant panda, the zoo said in a statement.


Prosecutor: No charges for police involved in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:55
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say the Portsmouth, Virginia, officers involved in a fatal shooting of a black man in March won't be charged.

President Obama speaks to residents on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:49

President Obama speaks to residents on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversaryPresident Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


PHOTOS: Action News in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:47

 Action News in Louisiana after Hurricane KatrinaIn September 2005, an Action News crew spent a week in Louisiana, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Shooting at New York City hookah lounge kills 1, injures 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:32
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say an overnight shooting at a hookah lounge has left one person dead and three others injured.

Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears; could hit Monday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:10
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears; could hit Monday.