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School board votes to send back sex-ed textbook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:57
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Fremont school board is sending back to the publisher a sex-education textbook after complaints from parents that it is too graphic for ninth-graders.

Feral horse fight brewing in New Mexico village

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:36

This still image from video from May 31, 2014 shows a stray horse outside of a Placitas, New Mexico, neighborhood attempting to chew a steering wheel of a car. For decades, the free-ranging horses have roamed this small mountain hamlet in New Mexico where they often gallop on residents' property and dash along roads. Federal officials say they plan on removing the horses roaming on nearby federal land after some residents complained the 125 or so horses have damaged the landscape amid drought conditions.(AP Photo/Russell Contreras)PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — For decades, free-ranging horses have roamed this mountain village in New Mexico, galloping on residents' property, dashing along roads and attracting tourists and wildlife fans hoping to catch a glimpse.


Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:22

This undated photo provided by Professor Maryam Mirzakhani via Stanford shows her on the university's campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, the Iranian-born Stanford University professor became the first woman to win math’s highest honor, the Fields Medal. The prize is awarded every four years to mathematicians 40 years old or younger. It was established in 1936. (AP Photo/Maryam Mirzakhani via Stanford)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.


Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:09

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, left, meets with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, during the Senate session, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.


Alaskan woman, mauled by bear, walks to truck and drives to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:31
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Alaskan hiker survived after being mauled by a brown bear on a wilderness trail, walking more than a mile to her truck and driving to hospital after the attack, state police reported on Wednesday. Thea Thomas was hiking on Tuesday along the Heney Ridge Trail in Cordova, a remote and sparsely populated coastal fishing community southeast of Anchorage, near a stream in which salmon were spawning when two dogs she had with her ran ahead. She told the Alaska Dispatch News she was bitten about seven times, the worst to her back and inner thigh. "By the end, I was thinking, 'I could die here'." Thomas returned to her truck, some 1.5 miles away, after the attack, according to a report by Alaska State Troopers.

China panel fires adviser over Qualcomm tie

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:25
BEIJING (AP) — A panel that advises China's Cabinet on anti-monopoly policy has fired an economist who was paid to help prepare a report for Qualcomm, a U.S. company that is the target of a pricing investigation, according to state media.

Man stabbed multiple times in Pine Hill, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:05

Man stabbed multiple times in Pine Hill, NJPolice say a man was stabbed multiple times in Pine Hill, New Jersey.


Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:56

An explosive device deployed by police flies in the air as police and protesters clash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people lobbing molotov cocktails at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.


VIDEO: NJ team wins Little League Softball World Series

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:54

 NJ team wins Little League Softball World SeriesA team of 11-12 year olds from Robbinsville, New Jersey went on to win the Little League Softball World Series.


Local restaurants fundraise for child fighting rare disease

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:35

Local restaurants fundraise for child fighting rare diseaseThe Philadelphia restaurant community is coming together to raise money for a young boy from our area who is fighting a rare-life threatening disease.


Shooting outside peace concert at Dell Music Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:31

Shooting outside peace concert at Dell Music CenterPolice are investigating a shooting they say happened during a peace benefit concert at the Dell Music Center.


SEPTA, union reach tentative agreement in contract dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30

SEPTA, union reach tentative agreement in contract disputeSEPTA officials say they have reached a tentative agreement with one of two unions representing their Regional Rail workers.


Taney Dragons arrive for Little League World Series festivities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:29

Taney Dragons arrive for Little League World Series festivitiesPhiladelphia's Taney Dragons have arrived in Williamsport, Pa. to begin their Little League World Series experience.


Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:29

Revel casino still talking with potential biddersA day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.


Local leader killed by truck at West Chester grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:21

Local leader killed by truck at West Chester grocery storePolice say a West Goshen Township Supervisor was killed by a pickup truck in a crash at a West Chester grocery store.


Military base shelters for young immigrants close

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:58
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — Officials have closed the three shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children that were set up temporarily on military bases to cope with a surge of Central Americans illegally crossing the border.

Police use tear gas on Ferguson protesters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33

A line of police wait for demostrators at Canfield Avenue after they had walked down W. Florissant in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.


Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:25
BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, says its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.

Shooting during peace concert at Dell Music Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:50

Shooting during peace concert at Dell Music CenterPolice are investigating a shooting they say happened during a peace benefit concert at the Dell Music Center.


2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:49
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have occurred.