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Biden, Elizabeth Warren Hold Private Meeting, Sources Say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:27
Biden and Warren have not agreed on some issues, but are known to be friendly.

Walker's health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:27
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearly insurmountable obstacle — getting 60 votes in the Senate.

Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:03

Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversaryThe powerful hurricane hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida and forcing a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect New Orleans.


Man found shot in the head in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:02

Man found shot in the head in CamdenIt happened at the intersection of Sycamore and Orchard Streets after 1:00 a.m. Sunday.


Democrat Sanders courts black voters in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:00

Sanders signs an autograph at the Iowa State Fair in Des MoinesBy Harriet McLeod NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his progressive populism to deeply Republican South Carolina, and made a pitch to connect with the black voters that provide most of the Democratic support in the early primary state. It was the Vermont senator's first visit to the state since announcing his candidacy in late April, in a challenge to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Sanders had canceled a planned appearance in Charleston in June in the wake of the massacre at the city's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that left nine dead.


10K volunteers to help with papal visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 21:57

Mary Sisti, a vetted volunteer for next month's visit to Philadelphia by Pope Francis, poses for a photo near her home Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Princeton, N.J. About 10,000 volunteers will be on the ground in Philadelphia for the upcoming World Meeting of Families and papal visit. And every one of those unpaid aides will have undergone a criminal and professional background check at a cost of $28 each. Sisti paid the full cost of her background check, noting that the $28 fee “was the least I could do. It’s a small contribution and being put to good use for my own purposes.” (AP Photo/Mel Evans)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S.


Whiteside Theatre group exposes original facade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 21:46
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A few blows from a hammer, a yank on a crowbar and a few pounds of elbow grease, and the concrete façade on the front of the Whiteside Theatre came down last Sunday morning. And for the first time in more than 50 years, the original exterior of the historic 1922 show palace was bathed in sunlight.

Juror issued challenge during talks in officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 21:00

A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A juror who heard evidence in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer said he challenged his colleagues to determine what an unarmed black man did to lead the defendant to fatally shoot him.


Tractor-trailer hauling mail crashes on I-95 in Upper Chichester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 20:56

Tractor-trailer hauling mail crashes on I-95 in Upper Chichester, Pa.A tractor-trailer crash slowed traffic on I-95 South near the Pennsylvania-Delaware state line overnight.


Teenage boy shot at home in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 20:52

Teenage boy shot at home in Mt. Laurel, N.J.A teenage boy is hospitalized after being shot in the chest at a home in Mt. Laurel.


Blighted houses still mar New Orleans a decade after Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 20:37

A man walks past an abandoned bulding in the Upper Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans, LouisianaBy Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the hardscrabble Lower Ninth Ward to middle-class Gentilly, thousands of abandoned homes still litter neighborhoods in New Orleans, a glaring reminder of the mass exodus of residents that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005.A decade after the storm triggered flooding that damaged 70 percent of the city's housing stock, the most-blighted streets in town are still lined with boarded-up houses that pose safety hazards to residents who have repaired and rebuilt homes nearby. ...


PHOTOS: Officer killed in Roxborough crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:56

 Officer killed in Roxborough crashAn off-duty Philadelphia police sergeant died when his pickup truck crashed in Roxborough.


For Koch group, winning is rising as priority over purity

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:50

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of the Koch brothers' flagship political organization says a Republican winning the presidency is becoming a higher priority for more of its members, suggesting a rift between pragmatists and ideologues.


10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Still on the Mend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:31
Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana, is making strides with its billion-dollar levee system currently in the works as well as is Superdome.

AccuWeather: Stray Shower Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:15

 Sun and cloudsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says an isolated shower is possible today.


Americans Tell How They Stopped Train Gunman

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 18:56
Two of the men were U.S. service members.

Raging Washington wildfires grow by 100 square miles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:19

A firefighter looks over a controlled fire being used to burn out an area between a house 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) — Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead.


Juror: Defense put police officer's shooting victim on trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 12:11

A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys representing a white North Carolina police officer put the unarmed black man he shot and killed on trial, a juror in the case said Saturday.


Relatives proud of 3 Americans who subdued gunman on train

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:50

Relatives proud of 3 Americans who subdued gunman on trainRelatives of the three Americans who tackled and disarmed a gunman on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris say they are proud of the men and relieved they weren't killed during those chaotic moments.


Philadelphia boy identified as drowning victim at Bucks County park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:37

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.