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Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:58

 Cancer has spread to brainFormer President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis Thursday for the first time since revealing last week that he was ill.


Philadelphia to be no-drone zone for pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:50

Philadelphia to be no-drone zone for pope's visitPhiladelphia will be a no-drone zone when Pope Francis is in town


Father of teen driver in crash that killed 3 Council Rock students to be sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:41

Father of teen driver in crash that killed 3 Bucks County teens to be sentencedA suburban New York man faces up to 21 years in prison for allowing his unlicensed teenage daughter to drive an SUV that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens.


Woman accidentally leaves $35K worth of jewelry in NYC taxi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:31
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman says she accidently left a bag in the trunk of a taxi containing $35,000 worth of jewelry.

Hurt man, 70, survived week in woods by drinking rain water

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 20:18
AVON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man who fell while walking the woods near his western New York home survived a week outdoors by drinking rain water.

Man fatally shot while teaching girlfriend to shoot rifle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 20:17
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a woman fatally shot her boyfriend by accident while he was teaching her to use a rifle.

Boston police officer accused of assaulting woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 20:07
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Boston police officer is facing charges after authorities say he assaulted a woman during a domestic altercation.

Arrest leads to underwater tunnel across US-Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:58

This April 25, 2015 photo, from the U.S. Border Patrol and introduced as evidence in U.S. District Court, Evelio Padilla, a Honduran national, in a wetsuit after his arrest for attempting to smuggle over 50 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. from Mexico by way of a partly-underwater tunnel that crossed the border into a canal near Calexico, Calif. Padilla pleaded guilty Wednesday, Aug. 19, in federal court in San Diego to one count of possession of drugs with intent to distribute. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The arrest of a drug smuggler in scuba gear led to the discovery of a tunnel from Mexico that's partially underwater and ends in a canal.


Former President Carter to open up about cancer diagnosis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:54

Ex-presidente dos EUA Jimmy Carter em Convenção Nacional Democrata em Denver(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will discuss his cancer diagnosis on Thursday, a week after he revealed that recent liver surgery found the disease had spread to other parts of his body.


3 firefighters die in wildfire after vehicle crashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:40

3 firefighters die in wildfire after vehicle crashesThree firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was likely caught by flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state, authorities said. Four other firefighters were injured.


Manager credited with saving dozens in massive motel blast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:54

Manager credited with saving dozens in massive motel blastA fast-acting manager who evacuated a Washington motel minutes before a massive explosion is being credited with saving dozens of lives, including some who were staying in rooms that were reduced to rubble.


Ex-Virginia first lady wants corruption charges overturned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:52
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says a recent appeals court decision rejecting her husband's request to overturn his corruption convictions shouldn't mean her own appeal suffers the same fate.

Three killed, four wounded in western New York shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:37
The incident came on Wednesday night after the end of a basketball game in Rochester. The shots were fired near a local branch of the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, a city of about 210,000 people on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. "This was an outrageous act," Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a news conference near the scene of the shooting.

Lawsuits against Ashley Madison over hack face tough road

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:05

FILE - A Tuesday, April 1, 2014 file photo of Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., posing during a photo session in Tokyo. Hackers claim to have leaked a massive database of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses. In a statement released Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, a group calling itself Impact Team said the site's owners had not bowed to their demands. "Now everyone gets to see their data," the statement said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the names and personal information of millions of potentially cheating spouses around the world will undoubtedly have disastrous consequences for many couples, but Ashley Madison members might think twice before suing over the website's hacking.


Boomerang home buyers poised to return to market with a roar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:49

In this Aug. 10, 2015 photo, Debbie Cooley-Guy sits in the living room of her new home in New Port Richey, Fla. Seven years after the real estate bust, many of those who lost their homes, including Cooley-Guy, have rebuilt their credit and are back in the market. Experts say these boomerang buyers will be hugely influential in the real estate market in the coming year. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TRINITY, Fla. (AP) — Tears still spring into Debbie Cooley-Guy's eyes when she thinks about her dream home, with its wide, sweeping porch. It overlooked a bayou filled with wading birds, a glittering blue pool and the space for not only a 12-foot Christmas tree, but a grand piano as well.


Colorado rebrands anti-pot campaign for kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:11
DENVER (AP) — A state that has legalized recreational marijuana is now renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 15:38
"We're dealing with a celebrity who had the access, power and resources to do anything he wanted to do in the world but he chose to utilize that to cajole, convince and even take advantage of children." — Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite on Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography.

3 firefighters die in wildfire after vehicle crashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:59

Smoke from an approaching wildfire looms over a home near Twisp, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters died after their vehicle crashed as they battled a blaze Wednesday in north-Central Washington, where raging wildfires were advancing on area towns, authorities said. Four other firefighters were injured.


Three firefighters killed battling Washington state wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:50

Firefighters from the Washington National Guard battle the First Creek Fire in Chelan, WashingtonThree firefighters in Washington state were killed and four injured while battling a wildfire threatening the town of Twisp, officials said on Wednesday, as more than a dozen major blazes burned in parched Western U.S. states. The deaths came as a fast-moving wildfire forced authorities late on Wednesday to order the evacuations of about 4,000 homes in Twisp and Winthrop, towns in the foothills of the Cascade mountains of north-central Washington, an emergency management team said on Facebook. "I was just told that three firefighters died while battling the Twisp fire and four were injured," Washington governor Jay Inslee said in a statement.


A look at allegations, charges against ex-Subway pitchman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:55

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to paying for sex with minor girls and receiving child pornography in a case that's destroyed his career with Subway. Fogle, 37, made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on Wednesday, telling a judge he understood the proceedings. Here's a look at the allegations and plea deal, as well as the specific federal charges that could land Fogle in prison for more than a decade: