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Florida sheriff: Deputy critically injured after shootout

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida county sheriff said his deputies were ambushed as they approached a home to serve a search warrant as part of a prostitution investigation.

Man shot dead, car riddled with bullets in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:16

Man shot dead, car riddled with bullets in TaconyPolice say an unidentified man was shot dead and a car was riddled with bullets in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.


Jim Gardner reports on Argentina's Dirty War & Pope Francis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:11

Jim Gardner reports on Argentina's Dirty War and Pope FrancisAction News is in Argentina all this week, learning about Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires and what shaped his views and faith.


Human remains found by sheriffs at northeast Ohio drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:08
ROAMING SHORES, Ohio (AP) — Police participating in a northeast Ohio raid say they found more than just drugs: They say they also found bones.

Armed man robs Northeast Philadelphia post office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:03

Armed man robs Northeast Philadelphia post officePolice and US Postal Service officials are investigating an armed robbery of a Northeast Philadelphia post office.


Beach evacuated after lifeguards spot pool of blood in water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:03
EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials say lifeguards at a Massachusetts beach spotted a pool of blood in the water and ordered swimmers out.

Man found dead on West Chester road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:48

Man found dead on West Chester roadPolice are investigating the death of man found on a road in West Chester, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Two bodies recovered, one person missing in Alaska landslide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:47
All three people were presumed dead, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement. Two construction workers and a building inspector were reported missing after the slide took out a residential property under construction in Sitka, a city some 100 miles (60 km) south of the state capital Juneau. In all, six landslides hit the city when about 3 inches (7.6 cm) of rain fell in several hours, downing scores of trees and destroying or damaging several other buildings.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 15:05
"I'm aware it. Of course it's an issue because conduct is very important. And we expect good conduct on the part of our people. ... The services are looking into it and as well they should be. Absolutely." — Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who confirmed the Pentagon was looking into the list of people who reportedly used military email addresses to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison.

Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:57
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children.

Dive team explores wreckage of Tuskegee Airman's WWII plane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:19

In a photo provided by NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the wreckage of a P-39 is shown at the bottom of Lake Huron on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Seven divers spent a week archaeologically documenting for the first time the wreckage of the plane that was piloted by a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen when it crashed seven decades ago during a training exercise. (Stephanie Gandulla/NOAA- Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary via AP)PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Kamau Sadiki traveled from the nation's capital to Michigan to join a dive team charged with officially documenting for the first time the wreckage of a plane that was piloted by a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.


Q&A: The story behind an invasive plant in the southwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:50

This Aug. 5, 2015, photo provided by Friends of Verde River Greenway shows a tablet used to collect field data of salt cedar in Cottonwood, Ariz. The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the Southwest, to prevent erosion. It grew fast, its thick branches and oily leaves spreading across five states. (Anna Schrenk/Friends of Verde River Greenway via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the southwest, to prevent erosion. It grew fast, its thick branches and oily leaves spreading out across five states in the West.


Hurricane Danny expected to lose its punch by the weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:27

45 AM EDT shows Hurricane Danny slowly progressing west-northwestward at 12 miles per hour towards the Caribbean region. This tropical system has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Scattered rain showers are currently spread over Cuba and the Lesser Antilles. Thunderstorms are also developing over northern South America and the southern Lesser Antilles. (Weather Underground via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Tiny Hurricane Danny is expected to lose the limited punch it's packing by this weekend.


Rumors fed unrest following St. Louis police shooting: alderman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:19

Firefighters attempt to put out a fire at an abandoned building with the protection of St. Louis City Police in St. LouisThursday's vigil was peaceful following a night of unrest on Wednesday, when officers reported they had been targeted with bricks and bottles and used tear gas to disperse angry crowds, said a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman. St. Louis Alderman Antonio French posted images on his Twitter page of people at the vigil holding candles, hugging and making buttons that call for unity in the community. Wednesday's shooting came less than two weeks after the St. Louis area was flooded with protesters from around the country marking the anniversary of the Aug. 9, 2014, police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.


Explosion at New York high school injures three

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:10

The sixth floor of the John F. Kennedy High School is seen after an explosion in the Bronx borough of New York(Reuters) - A gas line explosion at a New York high school on Thursday injured three construction workers, one critically, and badly damaged at least three floors of the building, authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 8 p.m. EDT at John F. Kennedy High School in New York's Bronx borough while construction work was going on in a sixth-floor laboratory, a police spokesman said. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who held a press briefing from near the school, said the Department of Buildings would evaluate the structural integrity of the building.


U.S. Postal Service to review government email use for infidelity site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:05
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service and its internal watchdog plan to review whether or not some of the agency's employees may have violated federal policies by using their government email on the infidelity website Ashley Madison. "We are looking into this matter and will follow our existing administrative process if misconduct is identified," U.S. Postal Service spokesman Dave Partenheimer said in a statement. Cyber security experts said data dumps on Tuesday and Thursday by a group calling itself Impact Team appeared to be authentic, exposing customer information that included government email addresses.

A summer of pain for NJ commuters who rely on rails to NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:03

FILE- In this June 22, 2015 file photo, commuters read and check their phones as they wait for a New Jersey Transit passenger train to start its trip to New York from Trenton, N.J. Delays this summer on trains between New York and New Jersey have been so bad lately that federal, state and city officials have begun talking with new urgency about long-stalled plans to build a second set of tunnels. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America.


Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:29
NEW YORK (AP) — A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building.

Asian stocks fall further after global sell-off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:25

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. A fresh sell-off of Chinese shares prompted renewed jitters across global markets on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell further Friday after a survey showed Chinese manufacturing weakened this month.


Wildfires rage in U.S. Northwest, army and foreign crews called in

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:17

Firefighters flee as the Twisp River fire advances unexpectedly near Twisp, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. crews battling a flurry of wildfires raging unchecked across the Pacific Northwest contended with high winds on Thursday, a day after three firefighters were killed and four others were injured in Washington state. Authorities late Thursday ordered the immediate evacuation of the small community of Tonasket, nestled along the bank of the Okanogan River in north-central Washington, impacting about 1,000 people. On Wednesday, some 4,000 households in the riverfront towns of Twisp and Winthrop, in the foothills of the Cascade mountains about 75 miles (120 km) southwest of Tonasket, were also forced to flee the encroaching blaze.