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County sheriff touts grenade launcher as key tool

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:48
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Goshen County are touting a grenade launcher as a useful tool for keeping the peace, even though they have never used it.

7 injured when fueling boat catches fire in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:47
BOSTON (AP) — Officials say seven people are being treated for injuries after a boat caught fire at a dock in Boston.

M&Ms products recalled due to mislabeling of allergens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:16

M&Ms products recalled due to mislabeling of allergensMars Chocolate is issuing a voluntary recall of M&Ms products due to mislabeling of allergens.


Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:15

An armed U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle guards the White House complex during an evacuation over a security alert moments after U.S. President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandBy Peter Cooney WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the U.S. Army said on Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, is expected to appear in court in Washington on Monday facing a charge of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. The U.S. ...


Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:46

20 p.m. crash on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Bear, Del. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)BEAR, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said.


Coroner: No crime after miscarried fetus found in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:40

 No crime after miscarried fetus found in freezerNo crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:15

Several hundred Syrian refugees wait to cross into Turkey at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Turkey opened its border Saturday to allow in up to 60,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Egg Harbor Township man gets jail time for fatal pit bull beating

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:13

Egg Harbor Township man gets jail time for fatal pit bull beatingA New Jersey man who beat a dog to death earlier this year is now headed to jail.


2 University of Delaware students robbed at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:59

2 University of Delaware students robbed at gunpointPolice are looking for the suspect who robbed two University of Delaware students at gunpoint in Newark.


Global marches draw attention to climate change

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:28

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, from left, primatologist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participate in the People's Climate March in New York, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.


Police: Rifle carried by Pa. trooper ambush suspect found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:26

 Rifle carried by Pa. trooper ambush suspect foundAuthorities said Sunday that they've recovered one of the weapons used by the suspect wanted for fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another.


California man gets creative to not waste water

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:23

California man gets creative to not waste waterA California resident, fed up with water wasting, is now taking matters into his own hands.


New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:22
By Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. ...

Police capture last of five escaped California inmates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:07
(Reuters) - Police have recaptured the last of five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Sunday. The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murder, escaped on Friday shortly after 9 p.m. from the Madera County Jail, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fresno. Roel Soliz, 30, of Chowchilla, was apprehended mid-afternoon on Sunday in the small central California town of Fairmead, Sheriff John Anderson said in a statement. ...

Global marches draw attention to climate change

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:07

Global marches draw attention to climate changeTens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.


California authorities capture 5th jail escapee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:05

California authorities capture 5th jail escapeeA fifth man who escaped a Central California correctional facility has been captured, authorities said Sunday.


Fresno man gets creative to not waste water

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:04

California man gets creative to not waste waterA California resident, fed up with water wasting, is now taking matters into his own hands.


Milwaukee fraternity president faces drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:46
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The president of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity being investigated after a party there left several people hospitalized and with memory lapses is facing unrelated drug charges.

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:35
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.

Searchers say closing in on Pennsylvania police shooter suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:16
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Searchers found an assault rifle and ammunition hidden in the woods on the ninth day of a massive hunt for a man suspected of attacking two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one of them, police said on Sunday. Police said they believe they are closing in on Eric Frein, 31, who they describe as a survivalist, in a rugged area of forests, boulders and caves in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania, where he could easily hide from heat-seeking sensors in helicopters. ...