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Fire extinguished at ND oil supply company

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:45

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A once-massive blaze at an oil supply and logistics company that housed flammable chemicals in Williston, North Dakota, has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.


In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:27

Israeli police officers secure a destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.


Judges in health care rulings vote party line

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:20

the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. CircuitWASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.


San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:17

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllenBy Marty Graham ESCONDIDO Calif. (Reuters) - A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation's acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday as planning commissioners there rejected a proposal to open a temporary shelter for Central American children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border. By a 6-0 vote, the Escondido Planning Commission found that the proposal for converting a now-vacant retirement home into a 96-bed shelter for young undocumented migrants was incompatible with the neighborhood, many of whose residents opposed the plan. Tuesday night's action in Escondido, a town about 20 miles north of San Diego, comes as thousands of children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua have been streaming into Texas from Mexico by way of human smuggling networks, fleeing extreme poverty, gangs and drug violence in their home countries. U.S. law bars undocumented Central American children from being summarily sent back to their home countries as they could be if they were from Mexico or Canada.


Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:50

A firefighting plane drops water from Fishtrap Lake on a stubborn fire burning near the lake in Lincoln County, Sunday, July 20, 2014, near Cheney, Wash. The fire started Saturday afternoon and spread to several thousand acres, driven by high winds. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTA destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday.


Holmes in court for hearing on expert testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:32

FILE - This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with the July 2012 Aurora shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70. Sunday, July 20, 2014 marks 2 years since theater massacre. Holmes' trial is scheduled to start Dec. 8, 2014 after three postponements. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial.


NYC police training to be overhauled after custody death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:44

A woman pays respect with a candle at the memorial of Garner in Staten IslandBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All New York City police officers are expected to undergo retraining in the wake of a man's death on a city sidewalk shortly after he was placed in a chokehold by officers, Bill Bratton, the police commissioner, said on Tuesday. The dying moments of Eric Garner, 43, can be seen in two bystanders' videos, which have provoked outrage in the city. Garner can be seen arguing with several police officers, who were arresting him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, before he is grappled onto the sidewalk, pleading that he cannot breathe. "The legacy is that we go forward and develop a state-of-the-art training procedure for NYPD officers that allows them to effectively interact particularly with communities of color," Bratton told reporters at the city's police headquarters.


Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:38
CINCINNATI (AP) — National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:22

An American Eagle jet takes off as U.S. Airways jets are lined up at Reagan National Airport in WashingtonAir carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. U.S. carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines were the first to announce cancellations until further notice, followed by flight stoppages by European carriers, including Germany's Lufthansa and Air France. American Airlines said late on Tuesday that it would halt flights to and from Tel Aviv through Thursday while it monitors the situation.


Suspect in Texas police shooting 'presumed dead'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:43

A Hidalgo County Sheriff points a rifle from the top of an armored vehicle Tuesday during a standoff with a capitol murder suspect in La Joya, Texas on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Officials said the suspect was later presumed dead after a final assault on the house. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Nathan Lambrecht) MAGS OUT; TV OUTLA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers during an hours-long standoff Tuesday night is "presumed dead" after officers raided the house he had barricaded inside and exchanged gunfire with him, authorities said.


Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:38

Graphic shows results of a survey about teen drug use; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.


Dog found chained, choking in Philly park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:42

Dog found chained, choking in Philly parkThe Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest after a dog was found chained up and choking in a Philadelphia park.


Local families keep track of teens in Israel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:34

Local families keep track of teens in IsraelBecause it's the summer, there are thousands of American students from Jewish communities in Israel right now at camps and on tours.


Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:33

A sign greets voters before they step up to cast their ballot at a polling site, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the U.S. Senate GOP runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. In addition to the high-profile GOP U.S. Senate runoff, voters in Georgia on Tuesday will cast ballots in a number of other races, including four U.S. House runoffs and state school superintendent. (AP Photo)ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.


Woman, 91, struck by fire truck

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:32

Woman, 91, struck by fire truckAn elderly woman is hospitalized after being hit by a fire truck in Berks County.


Police: Stolen car collides with fire truck, bursts into flames

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:30

 Stolen car collides with fire truck, bursts into flamesThree people, including a firefighter, are hospitalized after a stolen vehicle collided with a Wilmington fire truck.


2 boys rescued from Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:28

2 boys rescued from Delaware RiverTwo boys were rescued from the Delaware River in Tacony on Tuesday night.


CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:14

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.


A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:13

Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson (20) is welcomed after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.


Vigil, march for man who died in NY police custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:53

Richard Watkins holds a sign that reads "I don't want to be next" during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. They marched several blocks to a police precinct and lit candles in Garner's memory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators marched through the streets on Tuesday to demand swift justice for a man who died in police custody.