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Riot, reportedly over Facebook post, ends with one woman, two kids dead

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 30 min ago

Suspect friends robbery victim on FacebookPakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.


Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 31 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 45 min ago

In this July 21, 2014 photo, George Manko, second from left, and his son, George A. Manko, left, wait on customers at his concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I. Manko has been cited for defying the town's new ban on street vendors, which he said is prompted by town councilors who don't think street vendors fit the town's image. Town officials said the ban was prompted by safety concerns. A court will now decide. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.


Porch shooter back in court as trial resumes

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 48 min ago

Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch has resumed.


Report says surveillance hampering journalists

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 12 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists.

Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 36 min ago

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, Knottís Berry Farm newest ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. Once a regional amusement park chain, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. has become an industry giant. It brought in 23.5 million visitors last year to its amusement and water parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTSANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.


Connecticut man accused of shooting pet turtle

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 51 min ago
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle.

Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 2 min ago

Laundry hangs between the homes of Kathryn and Raymond Miller and Nancy and Freeman Burkholder in BergholzBy Kim Palmer BERGHOLZ Ohio (Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning to play in prison. His wife, Kathryn, who had never ridden a public bus before boarding one last year to go to prison for forcibly cutting the hair of her relatives, was introduced to yoga and step classes while behind bars. The Amish shun modern technology and regard beards for adult men and uncut hair for married women as sacred. Unless, like Raymond Miller, 29, you are on probation and must make daily phone calls to a probation officer and wear an electronic ankle monitor while harvesting hay.


Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 22 min ago
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

Sources: 2 questioned in carjacking crash that killed 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 27 min ago

Lawyer IDs person of interest in fatal carjacking crashPhiladelphia police say they are questioning two persons of interest. More information was expected at a news conference later today.


Sources: 2 in custody in carjacking crash that killed 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 28 min ago

 Charges coming soon in deadly carjacking crashPhiladelphia police say they are questioning two persons of interest. More information was expected at a news conference later today.


Man found dead trapped between elevator and shaft wall in NYC

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 29 min ago
A man was found dead trapped between the outside of an elevator and the wall of the elevator shaft in a New York City apartment building on Monday morning, police said. Police found the body between the 18th and 19th floors of the building in the Bronx after responding to a 911 call an hour or so before dawn, according to a police statement.

Foreign buyers fuel concerns amid Miami luxury condo boom

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 3 min ago

File photo of the Miami skyline, pictured from a causeway on a rainy day in MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive to lure wealthy international buyers with brand name towers and lavish amenities, there are signs Miami’s latest condo boom has begun to slow and a possible oversupply could temper record prices. Since mid-2011, some 175 towers with more than 27,000 units have been proposed in Miami, says real estate analyst Peter Zalewski of CondoVultures. Florida led the nation for foreign buyers in the quarter ending in March, attracting 23 percent of $92.2 billion of nationwide sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. In the face of economic uncertainty and potentially higher taxes in Europe, Asia and Latin America, wealthy individuals are drawn to Miami's year-round sunshine and prices that are still low when compared with other global capitals.


Father, stepmother of found boy due in court

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 41 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.

One dead after five people shot in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 46 min ago

One dead after five people shot in FeltonvilleA shooting in a Philadelphia neighborhood left one person dead and four others wounded.


Porch shooter back in court for 3rd day of trial

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 47 min ago

Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 49 min ago

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Small plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 56 min ago
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crash-landed on a remote Florida Gulf Coast beach, killing a Georgia man and critically injuring his 9-year-old daughter as they walked along the shore.

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Yahoo! National News - 18 hours 6 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.

PHOTOS: Damage from overnight storms

Yahoo! National News - 18 hours 23 min ago

 Damage from overnight stormsThe Action Cam was on the scene after heavy rain, wind and lightning damaged homes and knocked out power.