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Buffett donates record $2.84 billion to Gates, family charities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:45

Warren Buffett speaks at his Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge in OmahaThe 10th annual donation, Buffett's largest, comprised 20.64 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, and increased Buffett's total contributions to the charities to more than $21.5 billion. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share. Also receiving donations are the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, named for Buffett's late first wife, and the Howard G. Buffett, Sherwood and NoVo Foundations, respectively overseen by his children Howard, Susan and Peter.


Body found in Delaware River near Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:41

Body found in Delaware River near Queen VillageA body was found in the Delaware River on Monday morning near the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia.


Man injured in West Philadelphia robbery and stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:33

Man injured in West Philadelphia robbery and stabbingA man in his 30s was stabbed after at least two men broke into his West Philadelphia home.


Man shot and killed in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Man shot and killed in Port RichmondA man was shot and killed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Suspected active shooter after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:51

Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospitalPolice say they are investigating a suspected active shooter situation after a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.


Amber Alert: Child allegedly taken at knifepoint by father in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:47

Amber Alert cancelled in New Jersey; child and father foundNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert after a child was allegedly taken at knifepoint by his father.


Police check report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:42

Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospitalPolice say they are checking on a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.


A look at some of Atlantic City's non-gambling attractions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:36
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A look at some of the non-gambling attractions in Atlantic City as the resort city tries to move beyond offering just gambling:

Man charged with threatening Obama's life in online post

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:35
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama.

Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:30

This product image provided by Mondelez shows an "Oreo Thin". Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins," which have a similar cookie-to-filling ratio as regular Oreos, except that they're slimmer, to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week. (Mondelez via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.


Police: Officers checking on report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed military hospital near DC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:25
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police: Officers checking on report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed military hospital near DC.

Flight returns to Denver after problem during takeoff

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:13
DENVER (AP) — Southwest Airlines says a flight heading to Los Angeles returned to Denver International Airport because of possible tire problems during takeoff.

Man critically wounded in Frankford shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:03

Man critically wounded in Frankford shootingA man was critically injured in a shooting Sunday night in the city's Frankford section.


Former AG Eric Holder returning to private law practice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:44

FILE - In this March 12, 2015 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder announces six pilot cities for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, at the Department of Justice in Washington. Holder is returning to private law practice, rejoining the same firm where he worked before becoming attorney general. The firm of Covington & Burling announced Monday that Holder, who left the Justice Department in April after more than six years as attorney general, would be rejoining the firm as a partner. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder is returning to private law practice, rejoining the same firm where he worked before becoming attorney general.


Value of Carli Lloyd's image soars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:35

Value of Carli Lloyd's image soarsAfter Carli Lloyd scored her second goal in the first five minutes of Sunday's World Cup final, so many people were going to her official website that it crashed.


'Pearl Harbor' trends on Twitter after U.S. soccer victory over Japan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:25

 Women's World Cup-Final-Japan at United States(Reuters) - The Twitterverse lit up with references to the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after the 5-2 U.S. victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup championship match but other Twitter users called those comments offensive. "Hey Japan, that one was for Pearl Harbor. U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A," Twitter user Cloyd Rivers wrote in a tweet that was "favorited" more than 15,000 times and retweeted 10,200 times.


Suspect in SF Pier Death Says Shooting Was an Accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:11
Police said there doesn't appear to be a connection between the suspect and victim, Kate Steinle.

Maryland mom held on $500K after infant found on roadside

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 21:40

Maryland mom held on $500K after infant found on roadsideA Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after police say she left her 6-week-old daughter on the side of a road Saturday.


9-year-old loses hand while playing with fireworks in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 21:21
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has lost a hand while playing with fireworks in Boston.

4 found dead at South Carolina home; no search for suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 21:01
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Four people, including a local county official, were found shot to death at a suburban home Sunday night, and police were not looking for a suspect, authorities said.