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Honolulu officer hits, kills man in wheelchair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:57
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say an on-duty police officer has fatally struck a man in a wheelchair.

San Diego Catholic bishop dies after battle with cancer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:48
Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores, the first Hispanic bishop to preside over San Diego's nearly one million Catholics, died Saturday after a battle with cancer, according to church officials. "Bishop Cirilo Flores passed away peacefully at 2:47 this afternoon at Nazareth House in San Diego," the Diocese of San Diego said in a statement. "Please remember Bishop Flores and his family in your prayers." Bishop Flores was the first Hispanic bishop to lead the church in San Diego, a city where one-third of all residents are of Latino heritage, according to U.S. Bishop Flores served in the post just less than a year, according to his official biography.

Police: Cash falls out of bank robbery suspect's pants in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:20

 Cash falls out of bank robbery suspect's pants in CaliforniaMoney fell out of the pants of a man taken into custody in connection with a bank robbery, according to police in California.


2 believed to be father and son found dead inside New Jersey home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:06

2 believed to be father and son found dead inside New Jersey homeProsecutors say two people, believed to be father and son, were found dead inside their New Jersey home.


Wreckage of small U.S. plane believed sunk in ocean, Jamaica says

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:01

A U.S. Coast Guard boat participates in the search for the small plane belonging to real estate executive Larry GlazerThe plane, with an unresponsive pilot, crashed on Friday after veering far off its course to Florida and triggering a U.S. The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority said the wreckage is believed to have sunk into the ocean in an area about 6,600 feet (2,000 meters) deep. “We would have to assume that the debris sank because we didn’t find it at the surface,” Jamaica Coast Guard Commander Antonette Wemyss-Gorman said at a news conference on Saturday. The Jamaica Defense Force "conducted searches overnight and this morning in same location where they spotted an oil spill," she said.


Officials: Lightning likely caused Abington fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:48

 Lightning strikes Abington home, starts fireMontgomery County authorities say it appears a lightning strike started a house fire late Saturday afternoon in Abington.


PHOTOS: Lightning sparks Abington fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:46
Montgomery County authorities say it appears a lightning strike started a house fire in Abington.

Mystery shrouds US couple's crash off Jamaica

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:30

Jamaican Marine Police return to the Port Antonio Marina after a fruitless search for a plane that crashed into the ocean near Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. A small plane flew down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off Jamaica. The fate of the two or more people aboard was not immediately known. Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force said the plane went down northeast of the coastal town of Port Antonio and the military dispatched two aircraft and a dive team. (AP Photo/Everard Owen)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Rescue crews searching off Jamaica's coast on Saturday said they could no longer see debris spotted earlier, stymieing efforts to solve the mystery surrounding a small plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple that went on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after the pilot was apparently incapacitated.


Victims identified in Florida quadruple murder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:00

Handout of Adam Matos, 28By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida police on Saturday identified four bodies that were found dumped in a roadside ditch, and the suspect in the case appeared in court following his arrest in a SWAT operation that rescued a four-year-old boy holed up with him at a hotel. The victims were the child's mother, Megan Brown, 27, her parents and her boyfriend, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Margaret and Gregory Brown, her parents, were both 52. The fourth victim appears to be a boyfriend, Nicholas Leonard, 37, authorities said, calling the information preliminary. ...


VIDEO: Troop homecoming in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 08:00

 Troop homecoming in DelawareIt was a long journey and now troops are finally home with their families in Delaware.


Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:56

FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making an announcement about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Then the president said he was done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration, and that he planned to act on his own via executive action. According to White House officials Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections. The two officials said Obama decided Friday as he returned to Washington from a NATO summit in Wales that circumventing Congress with executive actions on immigration during the midterm campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad overhaul of the immigration system. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation.


2 barns on horse farm catch on fire in Gloucester Co., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:53

2 barns on horse farm catch on fire in Gloucester Co., N.J.Firefighters were called to the scene of a large fire at a horse farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey Saturday morning.


Huntingdon Valley girl uses photos to help animals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:49

Huntingdon Valley girl uses photos to help animalsA young photographer from Huntingdon Valley is combining her love of art and her love of animals to make a real difference.


Storms cut power to more than 600,000 in Michigan, Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:25
(Reuters) - More than 600,000 electric customers in Michigan and Illinois lost power at the height of storms that brought heavy winds and lightning, ripping up trees, downing power lines and leaving at least two people dead, officials said on Saturday. An Illinois woman died Saturday of injuries she sustained when she was struck by a falling tree and a Michigan man was electrocuted after touching a power line, local media said. Molly Glynn, 46, died at NorthShore Evanston Hospital on Saturday, hospital spokeswoman Colette Urban said. Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon Corp unit, reported more than 174,000 customers lost power in Illinois in Friday's storms.

Hawaii residents still on alert as lava flow slows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:11
PUNA, Hawaii (AP) — Residents in a sparsely populated neighborhood near Hawaii's active volcano are still on alert while officials say a dangerous lava flow has slowed its advance.

Mexico hurricane means Southern California rain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:05
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The National Weather Service warned Southern Californians to watch out for weekend flash floods and strong surf because of a Pacific hurricane that is churning north up the Mexican coast.

Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor's race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:42

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis presents her new education policy during a stop at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir called "Forgetting to be Afraid" that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Wendy Davis launched her longshot bid for governor by filibustering her state's tough new restrictions on abortion, and now she's entering the last two months of the race talking about undergoing the procedure herself.


Singer Simone Battle found dead at West Hollywood home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:39
(Reuters) - Singer Simone Battle, a member of the band G.R.L. and former contestant on the "The X-Factor" television show, has been found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said on Saturday. Battle was found on Friday morning and an autopsy could be conducted as soon as Sunday, said Lieutenant David Smith from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department. "Simone's incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart." News of Battle's death was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

California regulator: alter nuclear plant deal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:34
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers.

Society honors critical book on Matthew Shepard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:15
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Historical Society is honoring a book about Matthew Shepard that claims the gay University of Wyoming student was killed in a drug deal and not in a hate crime.