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Fire damages Bucks County apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:05

Fire damages Bucks County apartment complexAn overnight fire damaged a rental office and laundry facilities at a Bensalem, Pa. apartment complex.

NWS: No tornado, but winds leave widespread damage in Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:58

 No tornado, but winds leave widespread damage in Gloucester CountyThe National Weather Service says it wasn't a tornado, but 85 mph straight-line winds that hit Gloucester County, New Jersey during severe storms on Tuesday, leaving massive damage behind.

Power outages dip below 200,000 for first time since storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:57

Power outages dip below 200,000 for first time since stormsThe total number of power outages dipped below the 200,000 mark Thursday morning for the first time since a line of severe storms tore through the region Tuesday afternoon.

Less than 200,000 still without power after storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:41

Power outages dip below 200,000 for first time since stormsThousands are still without power following a line of severe storms that tore through the region on Tuesday afternoon.

California police destroy thousands of marijuana plants in bust: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:32
Authorities in three remote northern California counties joined forces in a raid on marijuana farms, destroying some 15,300 plants, the Eureka Times-Standard said on Wednesday. The region, some 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco, is known to be popular with marijuana growers. California is among twenty-three U.S. states that allow cannabis for medical but not for recreational use.

PPL Park to shelter Delaware Co. storm victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:40

PPL Park to shelter victims from Tuesday's stormsThe Philadelphia Union is opening PPL Park in Chester today as a shelter for residents impacted by Tuesday's destructive storms.

Assistance for Delaware County storm victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:09

PPL Park to shelter victims from Tuesday's stormsFind out information on shelters available to residents

Prosecutors probe deadly California balcony collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:50

The floor section of a damaged balcony is laid on a flatbed truck in Berkeley, CaliforniaProsecutors have launched an investigation into the deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, California last week that killed five Irish students and an American friend, a district attorney official said on Wednesday. Berkeley city officials announced on Tuesday that criminal charges were not expected, but Alameda County deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick told Reuters in an email late on Wednesday that prosecutors continued to investigate. "In light of Berkeley's statement Tuesday afternoon that it had concluded its investigation, this office will be the lead agency," Drenick said.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:05
"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done — irreparable damage." — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moments before a judge sentenced him to death.

Fire at North Carolina church ruled as arson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:45
The fire, at the Briar Creek Baptist Church, was estimated to have caused more than $250,000 worth of damage, the Charlotte Fire Department said in a statement. "We completed our work on the scene and determined this was intentionally set," Charlotte Fire Department Senior Fire Investigator David Williams said. The fire came a week after a white gunman entered an historic African-American church in neighboring South Carolina and killed nine people during a Bible study session.

Kim Kardashian to speak to prestigious Commonwealth Club

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:01

US television personality Kim Kardashian gestures, during a photocall at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)Kim Kardashian is joining a prestigious list that includes Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.

Ex-California fire chief convicted of stabbing girlfriend to death: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:55

Orville Fleming, 55, of Sacramento, California, is pictured in this handout photoA former California fire chief, who evaded capture for two weeks after his live-in girlfriend was found stabbed to death at their home, was convicted of murder on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Orville "Moe" Fleming was convicted of second-degree murder after three days of deliberation by a jury, the Times reported citing Sacramento County District Attorney spokeswoman Shelly Orio. Before his arrest, investigators had been searching desperately for Fleming, who was missing for days after police discovered the body of 26-year-old Sarah Douglas in their Sacramento home last May.

Hospital homecoming for Australian born prematurely in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:38

James O'Leary, right, and his father Brett, left, are hugged by members of Bellevue hospital neonatal team that helped care for him at a party in his honor, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in New York. James O'Leary was born by surprise, a world away from his home in Australia. His mother was six months pregnant when she went into labor on a vacation in New York. Nearly six years later, he and his father visited Bellevue hospital Wednesday to thank the doctors, nurses and others who cared for him. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — James O'Leary weighed barely over a pound when he was born by surprise in New York, a world away from his home in Australia.

Marathon bomber 'sorry' for attack after 2-year silence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:37

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence on the death and devastation he caused two years ago with words that were not a political tirade or a justification.

Fire begins near California interstate, threatens homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:28

A truck drives past a heavy plume of smoke from a wildfire next to the Interstate 5 freeway in Santa Clarita, Calif., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of firefighters are trying to protect homes from the wildfire ripping through brushy canyonlands north of Los Angeles. The fire began in the Newhall area of Santa Clarita on the shoulder of Interstate 5. (Christopher Brown via AP)Wildfires are sweeping through several dry Western states, including a massive blaze that briefly shut down part of the main interstate between Southern and Northern California. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them:

Protesters block construction of giant Hawaii telescope

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:19

Hilo police face off with protestors Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Maunakea Visitors Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope is set to resume Wednesday after a nearly two-month delay in construction. Protesters oppose the project because it will be built on land held sacred by many Native Hawaiians. (Jamm Aquino/The Star-Advertiser via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALESHONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes.

After Charleston shootings, poll highlights race dilemma for Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:04

People take part in the morning service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonBy John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential contenders face a dilemma when talking about racial issues after last week's racially motivated murders at a South Carolina church, as a new poll shows many Republican primary voters are less likely to see the topic as important. While more than three-quarters of Americans believe race relations must be addressed in the United States, a smaller majority of only about 65 percent of likely Republican primary voters agree, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. "There is a tension Republicans are trying to navigate, and they are really stuck between a rock and a hard place," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson.

3 indicted in college student's death in Georgia jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:44
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Mathew Ajibade was arrested on a domestic violence charge in January and was later found dead, strapped to a chair in a county jail in Savannah, Georgia. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted two former jail employees and a health care worker in the college student's death, yet another in a list of fatal encounters between law enforcement and black men.

Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:29

Cars pass a gas station sign displaying gas prices Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in San Diego. An estimated 41.9 million people will drive 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, up 0.7 percent from last year and the most since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day.

Guard who gave meat to 2 inmates arrested after their escape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:25

A New York State Police officer escorts suspended Clinton Correctional Facility guard Gene Palmer, left, from Plattsburgh Town Court in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Palmer is believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two Clinton Correctional Facility inmates before they escaped on June 6. He faces charges including promoting prison contraband and tampering with physical evidence, state police said. (Rob Fountain/The Press-Republican via AP)PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday.