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Some Special Olympics athletes forced to sleep on gym floor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor before they were finally shuttled to their host cities.

Man dies after being shot in Camden alleyway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:05

Man dies after being shot in Camden alleywayPolice say a 40-year-old man died after being shot in an alleyway in Camden, New Jersey.


Utah teen charged with murder after luring girl, 12, from home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:01
(Reuters) - A 15-year-old Utah boy has been charged with aggravated murder after allegedly luring a 12-year-old neighbor from her home with a ruse about a lost cat, and then strangling her and dumping her body in a field, prosecutors have said.

IKEA offers repair kit; follows West Chester child's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:58

IKEA offers repair kit; follows West Chester child's deathIKEA is offering free wall anchors for nearly 27 million chests and dressers after two children died in tip-over accidents, including a boy from West Chester, Pa.


Police: Officer pepper-sprays passenger at Orlando airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:58
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say an officer pepper-sprayed an airline passenger who refused to comply with instructions to get off the plane for arguing about whether his oversized bag needed to be checked.

Small plane crashes at Wisconsin airport, 5 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:34

This photo provided by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren shows emergency personnel the scene of a small plane crash Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh, Wis. Officials say five people on board the single-engine Piper Malibu were injured when it crashed while landing at the convention. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/FlightGlobal via AP) MANDATORY CREDITOSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Five people on board a single-engine airplane are hurt after it crashed while landing at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in eastern Wisconsin.


Appeals court OKs tossing strict North Dakota abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:26
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court affirmed a ruling Wednesday that struck down one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country: a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Lawyer cites teacher's health issues in student sex assaults

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:19
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The attorney for a New Jersey high school teacher accused of having sex with six male students says she has a brain condition that left her defenseless to the students' aggressive behavior.

Ex-Buffalo bar manager sentenced to 18 for airman's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Buffalo pub manager has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for shoving a patron down a flight of stairs and causing his death.

Ferguson taps interim police chief who backs changes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:13
Andre Anderson, 50, a commander in the Glendale, Arizona, police department, will be the second person to hold the interim role in the St. Louis suburb since Chief Thomas Jackson resigned in March days after the release of the federal report. Anderson is taking a six-month leave of absence from the Glendale force and will begin working as interim Ferguson police chief on Thursday, Ferguson officials said.

Police: Milford woman, 60, charged after desk fan assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:11

 Milford woman, 60, charged after desk fan assaultA 60-year-old Milford woman was arrested after police say she punched and hit a woman with a desk fan.


Man sentenced to 6 months for Ohio funeral procession death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:07
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man has been sentenced to six months in jail for vehicular homicide for the death of a retired police officer who was escorting a funeral procession in Cincinnati when a car collided with his motorcycle.

Clinton raising money in finance sector as she raps industry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:02

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York. Clinton’s economic agenda calls for higher taxes on companies that focus on short-term profits and high-speed trading instead of investing in workers. But the Democratic presidential candidate's finance operation is going after their executives for another purpose, campaign money. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is pushing an agenda that takes on Wall Street, going after financial investors for focusing too heavily on their own immediate profits. But she's also taking their money, targeting some of those same executives to fund her presidential campaign.


Warehouse fire in North Brunswick, N.J. spreads smoke for miles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:57

Warehouse fire in North Brunswick, N.J. spreads smoke for milesSome residents were warned to close their windows and others were unable to return home hours after a New Jersey warehouse caught fire Wednesday morning.


Police: Man drove drunk, carried box of beer on lawn tractor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34

 Man drove drunk, carried box of beer on lawn tractorState troopers say they had to use a rope to corral a man who was driving drunk on his lawn mower with a box of beer.


Susan Smith tells paper she never planned to kill sons

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother sentenced to life in prison for killing her two young sons never planned to kill them and instead intended to end her own life, according to a letter she wrote to a Columbia newspaper.

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:33

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in WilmingtonA bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware.


The Latest: Georgia fatal shooting of 4 was domestic-related

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:19
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting at a home in metro Atlanta (all times local):

Sheriff: Fatal shooting of 4, including 2 children, was domestic-related; shooter is dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:12
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff: Fatal shooting of 4, including 2 children, was domestic-related; shooter is dead.

Sheriff: Fatal shooting of 4, including 2 children, was domestic-related; shooter is dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 22:12
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff: Fatal shooting of 4, including 2 children, was domestic-related; shooter is dead.