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Residents of Arizona town plan blocking immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:15
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters in a small town near Tucson want to send a message about the immigration debate Tuesday, when they plan to block a bus they believe will be transporting about 40 immigrant children to an academy for troubled youths in Oracle, Arizona.

Lightning deaths at national park concern visitors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:55

Yangsook Chung, left, and Manlim Choi, originally from South Korea but visiting from Salt Lake City, where Choi is a visiting scholar at the University of Utah, take a snapshot along a short trail at a scenic overlook off Trail Ridge Road, above tree-line at Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park, Colo., Monday, July 14, 2014. Lightning killed two people last weekend just miles apart in the popular park, where summer storms can close in quickly with deadly results. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are hiking more cautiously after lightning strikes at the popular park killed two people in two days at the height of summer travel season.


Lightning safety tips for mountain visitors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:29

A family stops at a pull off on Trail Ridge Road, inside Rocky Mountain National Park just west of Estes Park, Colo., Monday, July 14, 2014. Two fatal lightning strikes on consecutive days the previous weekend on the high-altitude road pinpoint dangers not always apparent to visitors to the exposed high country of the park. Afternoon storms visible miles away arrive overhead suddenly. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Lightning strikes have killed two tourists and injured others in recent days in Rocky Mountain National Park. The strikes happened along a popular road that is above treeline and is prone to rapidly-developing early afternoon summer thunderstorms. Here are some precautions mountain visitors should take to stay safe:


In Seattle, delivering legal pot illegally

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:22

In this photo taken June 5, 2014, Even Cox, co-founder of marijuana delivery company Winterlife, poses for a photo in Seattle as an employee packages pot for delivery behind him. Cox began his business by advertising on Craigslist, and now he has around 50 full and part-time employees. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — William "Jackrabbit" Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn't offer: marijuana.


Decades to justice for Florida man on death row for 1985 murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:21

Undated handout photo of Paul HildwinBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - From his cell on Florida's death row, Paul Hildwin has spent 28 years fighting for his life, waiting between cancer treatments for the state to acknowledge decade-old DNA evidence supporting his claims of innocence. More than two weeks after the Florida Supreme Court threw out his death sentence for a 1985 murder, Hildwin remains in a cell measuring 6 by 9 feet (1.8 by 2.7 meters), one of 395 inmates on the nation's second-largest death row. In Florida, two dozen death row inmates have been found innocent, the most in any state.


Oil halts slide on renewed turmoil in Libya

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:13
The price of oil paused Tuesday after tumbling last week as a deteriorating security situation in Libya raised questions over the restoration of exports following an agreement between the government and a regional militia.

Proposal would fine California water-wasters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:05
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses.

Officials: Train derails in Virginia; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:32

This photo provided by the Wythe County public information officer, Jeremy T.K. Farley, shows the scene after 14 railroad cars derailed in Wytheville, Va., on Monday, July 14, 2014. No injuries were immediately reported. (AP Photo/Wythe County, Jeremy T.K. Farley)WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — No injuries or hazardous spills have been reported after 14 Norfolk Southern Corp. railroad cars carrying automobiles and fingernail polish derailed Monday night in southwestern Virginia, a county spokesman said.


Atheist to open NY meeting; top court OKed prayers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:55
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer.

Norfolk Southern train derails in Virginia, no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:05
(Reuters) - A Norfolk Southern Corp train hauling vehicles and nail polish derailed on Monday evening in southwestern Virginia, though there were no injuries or hazardous material spilled, county and company officials said. The 33-car freight train with three locomotives went off its tracks at about 6:15 p.m. local time in the town of Wytheville, about 250 miles west of Richmond, said Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman. The train was headed to Norfolk, Virginia, from Louisville, Kentucky. Wythe County spokesman Jeremy T.K. Farley said about 14 cars, some of which were carrying nail polish, "began to derail" inside the town of roughly 8,000 residents near where the rails intersect a main road, which was been closed.

Police: Teen struck by lightning in Glenolden

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:45

 Teen struck by lightning in GlenoldenA teenager was struck by lightning in Glenolden, Delaware County, according to authorities.


Lightning strikes house in Fox Chase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30

Lightning strikes house in Fox ChasePhiladelphia firefighters were still taking care of potential hotspots late Monday night after lightning struck a home in Fox Chase.


Woman's body found in duffel bag in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:26

Woman's body found in duffel bag in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are investigating the discovery of a young woman's body inside a duffel bag in Kensington.


Officials: Train derails in Wytheville, Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:16
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Virginia say some railroad cars derailed in Wytheville, but no injuries were reported.

Man accused of bludgeoning girlfriend to death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:01
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A man faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, who was found bludgeoned in her suburban New Orleans apartment over the weekend, officials said Monday.

PHOTOS: Monday night's lightning storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:57

 Monday night's lightning stormLightning and heavy rains hit the Philadelphia area on Monday night.


VIDEO: Lightning lights up the Philly skyline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:55

 Lightning lights up the Philly skylineSky 6 captured bolts of lightning illuminating the sky over Center City Philadelphia.


APNewsBreak: Missing pregnant woman's ex indicted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:36

FILE-This undated file photo released by the Maui Police Department shows Carly Scott from Maui. The ex-boyfriend of Scott who was pregnant and disappeared in February, has been indicted on a murder charge in the case. A Maui grand jury indicted Steven Capobianco on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Scott. She was never found. (AP Photo/Maui Police Department,File)The ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February has been indicted on charges of killing her and torching her SUV to cover up the crime.


Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:33

Timothy Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, speaks at the Reuters Global Technology Summit New YorkBy Jennifer Chaussee San Francisco (Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years. Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in Twitter, Skype and Tesla, among other companies, has been agitating for months for a ballot initiative to chop the most populous U.S. state into smaller entities. "It’s important because it will help us create a more responsive, more innovative and more local government, and that ultimately will end up being better for all of Californians," said Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the campaign. "The idea ... is to create six states with responsive local governments - states that are more representative and accountable to their constituents." Salazar said Monday that the campaign had gathered more than the roughly 808,000 signatures needed to place the measure on the November, 2016 ballot.


First U.S. flight deports Honduran kids under fast-track push

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:12
By Gabriel Stargardter SAN PEDRO SULA Honduras (Reuters) - The United States deported a group of Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Barack Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, testing U.S. border facilities and sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday's charter flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged between 18 months and 15 years, the Honduran government said.