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NASA: Huge solar flare nearly hit earth in 2012

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:43

 Huge solar flare nearly hit earth in 2012NASA: Earth nearly destroyed 2 years ago


Kansas man arrested after baby girl dies in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:42
A foster parent for a 10-month-old Kansas girl who died after being left in a car in sweltering heat for more than two hours has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment, police said on Friday. The man and the older child went into the home without realizing the baby was still in the car, said Lieutenant Dan East of the Wichita Police Department.

Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:35
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Whether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation.

US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:29
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.

Police: Delco hospital gunman had 39 bullets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:20

 Delco hospital gunman had 39 bulletsInvestigators said that the gunman accused of killing his caseworker and wounding a doctor in a Delaware County hospital building on Thursday had 39 bullets on him.


Embattled grocery chain weighs proposal to buy it

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:20

Shoppers encounter empty shelves as they shop Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Market Basket supermarket in Haverhill, Mass. A decades-long family feud, which brought about the ouster of Arthur T. Demoulas as CEO of the privately held company, led to a worker revolt, customer boycotts and empty shelves in the grocery chain's stores in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More than 100 Massachusetts legislators and mayors, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan have publicly supported the employees. (AP Photo)WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — Board members of the beleaguered Market Basket grocery store chain say they will "seriously consider" a proposal from its fired chief executive to buy the company as the chain faces a workers' revolt that has paralyzed the stores.


Police: Delco hospital shooting gunman had 39 bullets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:15

 Delco hospital gunman had 39 bulletsInvestigators said that the gunman accused of killing his caseworker and wounding a doctor in a Delaware County hospital building on Thursday had 39 bullets on him.


Chinese grad student found beaten to death near USC campus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:13
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has been found dead in his off-campus apartment after being assaulted late at night on his way home, police and university officials said. The body of Xinran Ji, 24, an electrical engineering student who enrolled at USC in the fall of 2013, was discovered at about 7 a.m. local time Thursday morning, a few blocks away from where police say he had been attacked nearly six hours earlier. No arrests had been made as of Friday morning in the assault, which university officials said appeared to be an isolated incident. It came two years after two other USC graduate engineering students from China were shot to death as they sat in a parked car together in a neighborhood adjacent to the campus in what police said was a robbery attempt gone wrong.

PHOTOS: Deadly carjacking crash in Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:12

 Deadly carjacking crash in TiogaTwo children were killed and three people hospitalized after a carjacking incident ended in a crash.


Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:08
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:07
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

AP names new enterprise editor for western US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:02
PHOENIX (AP) — Raghu Vadarevu, an editor on The Associated Press' West Desk, has been promoted to West assistant editor for enterprise.

Colorado deputies end dramatic crime spree captured on camera

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:56
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies in Colorado ended a two-hour crime spree by a couple suspected of carjacking when a lone officer tackled a gun-toting man following a dramatic pursuit that was caught on camera. Authorities say Christopher David Sullivan, 37, and an underage girl fled on Wednesday after being stopped by a Jefferson County deputy for a traffic violation, triggering a manhunt around Lookout Mountain, about 12 miles west of Denver. "During the suspects' attempts to elude police they stole three vehicles, burglarized two homes, menaced 12 innocent bystanders and left at least six separate crime scenes in their wake," Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday in a statement. Waving his rifle, he tries unsuccessfully to stop several vehicles on a nearby highway before being confronted at gunpoint by a Jefferson County motorcycle officer.

One Kuwaiti inmate to stay at Guantanamo, second goes home: panel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:55
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti man with links to al Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison, while a second is cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said on Friday. Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari, who has been held at the U.S. prison in Cuba without charge since 2002, is a security threat because he is susceptible to recruitment by extremists, the Periodic Review Board said. Al-Kandari "almost certainly retains an extremist mindset and had close ties with high-level al Qaeda leaders in the past," the review board said in a ruling posted on a Defense Department website. A Pentagon profile ahead of his board hearing in June said al-Kandari had served as an al Qaeda recruiter.

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51

In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area. Softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at the campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTCAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter.


Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison, but a judge says he's already fulfilled his sentence.

Family seeks federal probe of police custody death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:50

Emerald Garner, right, stands next to the coffin of her father, Eric Garner, during his funeral at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Garner died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death.


Earthquakes occur in 3 parts of Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:49
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted three different parts of the state.

US rig count down 4 to 1,871

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:49
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 1,871.

Fox's Jarrett pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:46

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office is Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett. Jarrett pleaded guilty Friday, July 25, 2014 to disorderly conduct following a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. An airport spokesman said Jarrett’s plea was put on hold for a year and will be thrown out if he doesn’t commit the same or similar offenses and if he abides by certain conditions _ among them, no alcohol or drug offenses and he must complete treatment. (AP Photo/Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.