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Woman critically wounded in Aston Twp. shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:59

Woman injured in Aston Twp. shooting; boyfriend arrestedDelaware County authorities are investigating a shooting in Aston Township that left a woman in critical condition.


Man killed, wife seriously injured in Bensalem crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:58

Man killed, wife seriously injured in Bensalem crashAn elderly man is dead and his wife is seriously injured following a rollover crash in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Statues unveiled in honor of fallen 22nd District police officers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:43

Statues unveiled in honor of fallen 22nd District police officersTwo Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty are being honored with a new memorial unveiled at their home district.


Anti-abortion protesters rally at Planned Parenthood sites

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:43
The protests staged at dozens of Planned Parenthood sites came after an anti-abortion group released an eighth video on Friday purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue. During the two-hour morning rallies, demonstrators prayed and chanted outside the facilities as they held signs condemning Planned Parenthood and its practices. "Planned Parenthood sells baby parts," read one sign at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to a photos posted on social media.

The Latest: Count of homes lost is weeks away

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:33

A firefighter keeps an eye on a controlled fire along a driveway being used as a fire break between houses and the main fire Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Okanogan, Wash. Out-of-control blazes in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have "no idea" how many homes may have been lost. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):


Smoke blankets parts of Washington state as firefighters guard town from flames

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:18
Firefighters battling a group of fierce wildfires in central Washington state labored on Saturday to expand containment lines outside a lakeside resort town, as large blazes scorched dry land in other parts of the U.S. West. The continuing fight against a complex of fires near the town of Chelan came a day after President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. When flames advanced late last week toward Chelan, a town of about 4,000 people, authorities evacuated many residents from the area.

Child drowns at park in Hulmeville, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:14

Philadelphia boy identified as drowning victim at Bucks County parkAuthorities are investigating the drowning of a 4-year-old child at a private park in Hulmeville, Bucks County.


Biden meets liberal leader Warren while mulling White House run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:03

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event to announce a major reconstruction project of New York's LaGuardia Airport in New York CityU.S. Vice President Joe Biden met on Saturday with Senator Elizabeth Warren, a popular progressive leader with a big support base among Democrats, as he mulls whether to run for president, according to a source familiar with the matter. Biden has been huddling with senior advisers to evaluate options for taking on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner who has struggled to overcome fallout from her use of a private email server while working as the nation's top diplomat. The vice president's office declined to comment other than to say Biden had left his home in Delaware to come to Washington.


Oil-covered beach near Santa Barbara, California, closed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:01
SUMMERLAND, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara County, California, officials are trying to determine the source of smelly oil and tar balls that have forced the closure of a popular beach.

Correction: Immigrant Birth Certificates story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:46
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In an Aug. 21 story about immigrant families who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, The Associated Press reported erroneously that immigration authorities have been stopped and questioned by immigration officials about their children's immigration status. The story should have said immigrant parents have been stopped and questioned by immigration officials about their children's immigration status.

Giant alligator weighing 920 pounds gets pulled from lake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:30
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds.

Man faces obscenity charge after Rosie O'Donnell's daughter found

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:29

Man faces obscenity charge after Rosie O'Donnell's daughter foundThe owner of the home where Rosie O'Donnell's missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl, according to authorities and the star's spokeswoman.


Tropical depression Kilo could hit Hawaii as hurricane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:01
HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical depression Kilo is expected to gradually strengthen and could pass Kauai as a hurricane next week, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Kentucky GOP OKs caucus; allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:52
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus for Rand Paul - but only if he shows them the money.

Americans Tackle, Hogtie Attacker on Paris-Bound Train

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:47
Two of the men were U.S. service members.

3 people found shot to death in New Mexico home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:46
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police say three people were found shot to death inside a home Saturday and a fourth victim has been hospitalized.

Man dead, elderly woman injured after crash in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:43

Man killed, wife seriously injured in Bensalem crashA man is dead and an elderly woman is seriously injured following a rollover crash in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Services held for woman believed to be oldest US veteran

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:39

FILE - In this July 17, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Emma Didlake, 110, of Detroit, the oldest known World War II veteran, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The Michigan woman who was believed to be the nation's oldest veteran has died a month after meeting the president. The Oakland County medical examiner's office says Didlake died Sunday, Aug. 16 in West Bloomfield, northwest of Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)DETROIT (AP) — Funeral services were held in Detroit for a woman who was believed to be the oldest U.S. veteran at the time of her death.


2 arrested in protests that followed Kerrick mistrial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:04
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.

Storm Kilo to strengthen in Pacific, Danny to weaken in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 03:34
By Karin Stanton KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Weather system Kilo weakened into a depression by early Saturday but is expected to become a hurricane as it travels across the central Pacific towards the Hawaiian islands over the next several days, the National Weather Service said. Kilo, with sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour), was centered roughly 520 miles (835 km) south of Honolulu by Saturday at 5 a.m. (11 a.m. EDT), moving west-northwest at about 17 mph (28 kph), the NWS said. Kilo is expected to strengthen and slow over the weekend, as it begins to turn northwest.