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Funeral held for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:39

Funeral held for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'Four young children killed in a fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia last month were laid to rest Saturday.


Deadly motorcycle accident in Elk Twp

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:27

Deadly motorcycle accident in Elk TwpA crash in Gloucester County has claimed the life of a motorcyclist.


Argument leads to deadly shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:14

Argument leads to deadly shooting in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a deadly shooting in West Philadelphia was the result of an argument inside a take-out restaurant.


Bicyclist struck, critically injured in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:02

Bicyclist struck, critically injured in LoganA man riding his bike home from work is hospitalized in critical condition after colliding with an SUV.


From campaign driver to a top aide on Obama break

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:53

Anita Decker Breckenridge, President Barack Obama's top-ranking adviser on his vacation to Martha's Vineyard, stands near an American flag in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Once a driver and secretary for Barack Obama, Anita Decker Breckenridge now is the president’s top-ranking adviser on his vacation to Martha's Vineyard, responsible for a high-powered operation that's a far cry from their humble early journeys together. Breckenridge was an early hire for Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2003. She'd drive him across Illinois in search of votes, arguing over what radio station to listen to and keeping their eyes peeled for a Subway or Panera Bread to get lunch. The times have changed. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — One of President Barack Obama's top-ranking advisers on his vacation is a former political operative who drove the candidate around Illinois during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then served as personal secretary in the White House.


Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:33

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters leads the band in "Carmen Ohio" following a NCAA football game against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State officials say there is no recent record of campus police attending an annual ritual where marching band members entered Ohio Stadium in their underwear. The Midnight Ramps were cited in an investigation into the band's "sexualized culture" that resulted in Waters’ July 24 firing. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Adam Cairns, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio State trustees have decided against reinstating the university's marching band director, who was fired after an investigation showed he knew about, but failed to stop, a sexualized band culture.


Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:22

In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Tony L. Brannon, Murray State University's agriculture dean, shows hemp seeds taken from a plant at the school's research farm in Murray, Ky. Researchers and farmers are producing the state’s first legal hemp crop in generations. Hemp has turned into a political cause in the Bluegrass state. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.


Native Americans connect to past through gardens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:49

In this July 10, 2014 photo, Lilah White, left, and Natalie Cree Arguijo carry plants during a gardening exercise with the American Indian Center in Chicago. The center is using gardens to teach urban Native American youth about the importance of their connection to the land. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)CHICAGO (AP) — A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land that they'll transform into a garden with edible and medicinal plants.


Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:46

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff)CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.


2 killed in Alloway Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:26

2 killed in Alloway Township crashNew Jersey State Police are investigating an overnight accident that claimed the lives of two people.


VIDEO: Shelter Me - Diamonds in the Ruff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:16

 Shelter Me - Diamonds in the RuffWe are featuring the winning rescue group in 6abc's Shelter Me Contest. This week it's Diamonds in the Ruff dog rescue.


NY couple kidnapped, intended to hurt Amish girls, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:14

NY couple kidnapped, intended to hurt Amish girls, police sayA northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them,


Funerals today for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:51

Funeral held for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'Four young children killed in a fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia last month will be laid to rest Saturday morning.


Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:08

NY couple kidnapped, intended to hurt Amish girls, police sayA northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them,


Homeless man stabbed outside church in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:51

Homeless man stabbed outside church in Center CityPhiladelphia police say someone violently attacked a homeless man right in front of a church.


Funerals today for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:34

Funerals today for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'Four young children killed in a fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia last month will be laid to rest Saturday morning.


Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:57

US Sen. Brian Schatz, center, celebrates with supporters after defeating fellow Democrat US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to retain his senate seat, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat — he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.


Russian accused of hacking detained by U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:54
A Russian accused of hacking U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data has been ordered by a Washington State judge to be held pending his trial in October, citing risks that he could flee the country, prosecutors said. The arrest of Roman Seleznev, the 30-year-old son of a deputy in Russia's lower house of parliament, has increased tensions between the two countries, already at their worst since the end of the Cold War over the Ukraine crisis. Shortly after Seleznev's arrest was announced last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said his capture amounted to kidnapping and accused the United States of violating a bilateral treaty. Russia has demanded his immediate release.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:07
"We had to evaluate the security of the officers there and also the rioters. We just felt it was better to move back." — Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson after some protesters began throwing rocks and other objects at police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:57

Protesters hold up signs, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in front of a convenience store that was looted and burned following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by police nearly a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed: