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Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:07

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks while touring the Carpenters International Training Center Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Las Vegas. The training center was on of several places Clinton visited in the Las Vegas area on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.


Qualcomm exec among those killed in midair plane collision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:02

Authorities say multiple people died following the midair collision and crash of two small planes near an airport in southern San Diego County. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the collision occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, about 2 miles northeast of Brown Field Municipal Airport. (John Gastaldo/U-T San Diego via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot of a small plane who was killed in a collision with a small jet over Southern California was an executive at San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm, Inc., authorities and the company said.


Official: 3 men missing in Alaska landslide presumed dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:37

The Gary Paxton Industrial Park Administration Building is surrounded by rain water, mud and debris after landslides Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in Sitka, Alaska. Homes in the town have been flooded, and there were reports of residents not being able to reach their homes or leave their neighborhood, said a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. (James Poulson/The Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDITANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men missing following an Alaska landslide are presumed dead and the search will be a "body recovery effort," an official said late Tuesday.


Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating military prison rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:23

People hold signs calling for the release of imprisoned wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning while marching in a gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe former intelligence analyst was convicted in 2013 of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history. "Chelsea's ridiculous convictions today will not silence her," her attorney Nancy Hollander said on Twitter.


Explosion demolishes part of Washington state motel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:22
SEATTLE (AP) — An explosion demolished part of a Motel 6 in Bremerton, Washington, on Tuesday night — critically injuring a gas company worker just minutes after the acting hotel manager had evacuated the building due to a leak.

Erin Andrews cancels Central California Women's Conference appearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:09

Erin Andrews cancels Central California Women's Conference appearanceOrganizers of the Central California Women's Conference were scrambling to find a new keynote speaker.


Marquette University names 1st James Foley scholar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 13:51

In this undated photo provided by Jake Zelinsk, he poses for a photo with the Detroit skyline in the background. Marquette University announced Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, that Jake will be the first recipient of a Marquette, Wis., University scholarship named after executed U.S. journalist James Foley. (Courtesy Carol Zelinski/Jake Zelinsk via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A high school graduate from the Detroit area has been named the first recipient of a scholarship named for journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria and later beheaded by Islamic State militants.


Ruben Amaro Jr. says Chase Utley likely to remain with Phillies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 13:46
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday in a radio interview that Chase Utley likely will remain with the team for the rest of the season.

Family of woman killed in San Francisco drive-by shooting asks for witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:40

Family of woman killed in San Francisco drive-by shooting asks for witnessesA woman's family is pleading for anyone who knows anything about a drive-by shooting that killed a 36-year-old mother in San Francisco's Bayview District.


EPA unveils new neighborhood map website

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:25

EPA unveils new neighborhood map websiteA new website launched by the Environmental Protection Agency is helping neighbors better understand the challenges some regions face in terms of environmental quality.


Bon Appetit names San Francisco's AL's Place nation's top new restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:18

Bon Appetit names San Francisco's AL's Place nation's top new restaurantA new eatery in San Francisco has been named the nation's top new restaurant by Bon Appetit Magazine.


FDA approves first pill aimed at boosting female libido

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:13

FILE - In this June 22, 2015, photo, a tablet of flibanserin sits on a brochure for Sprout Pharmaceuticals in the company's Raleigh, N.C., headquarters. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.


Ohio mother confesses to killing three young sons over past year: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:59
Brittany Pilkington, of Bellefontaine, about 160 miles (260 km) southwest of Cleveland, was arrested on three counts of murder and was being held at the Logan County jail, police said. Pilkington, who confessed to killing her boys after questioning, told investigators she had murdered them because their father, Joseph Pilkington, was not paying enough attention to their daughter, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. Police did not confirm Brittany Pilkington's age but the Dispatch reported she is 23.

AccuWeather: Sizzling to Soupy!

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:55

 Sizzling to Soupy!Meteorologist Cecily Tynan says our heat wave is ending. Now, get ready for a very humid airmass with tropical downpours.


Popular Radnor Twp. Chinese restaurant Yangming shut down over roaches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:31

Popular Radnor Twp. Chinese restaurant Yangming shut down over roachesInstead of dinner, customers arriving at Yangming in Radnor Township, Delaware County Tuesday night were met with a note on the front door from the health department stating that the restaurant was closed due to insect and rodent infestation.


Boys & Girls Club sued by parents after counselor arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:30

Boys & Girls Club sued by parents after counselor arrestA Philadelphia mother has filed a lawsuit against the Boys & Girls Club in Germantown.


Arrest in shooting of 10-year-old boy in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:28

Arrest in shooting of 10-year-old boy in WilmingtonPolice say they have made an arrest in their investigation into a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition.


Kennedy University Hospital turning away ambulances, patient reports fever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:27

Kennedy University Hospital turning away ambulances, patient reports feverKennedy University Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey is currently turning away ambulances.


1 dead, 3 critical after struck by car in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:25

1 child dead, 3 critical after hit by car in Burlington CountyOne child is dead and three others are in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Burlington County.


Man arrested over bounty hunter raid on Arizona police chief's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:03
A bounty hunter believed responsible for deliberately giving a rival false information that led to a mistaken raid on the Phoenix police chief’s home was arrested on Tuesday, police said. Aaron Bray, 28, was taken into custody and booked into county jail on suspicion of one count of felony computer tampering for allegedly creating the face-off at Chief Joseph Yahner’s Phoenix home on Aug. 4. Police said Bray is accused of sending a text message to bounty hunter Brent Farley telling him that an Oklahoma fugitive wanted on a drug charge was at the chief’s address, sparking the raid by 11 individuals.