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Police investigate double shooting in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:33

Police investigate double shooting in West Oak LanePolice say two men were shot and wounded during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section late Friday night.


Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:27

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Ana and John Conley, parents of defendant Shannon Conley, exit the U.S. Federal courthouse following their daughter's plea hearing, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Denver. Shannon Conley, a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty under a deal that requires her to give authorities information about others with the same intentions. With foreign fighters from dozens of nations pouring into the Middle East to join the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations, U.S. officials are putting new energy into trying to understand what radicalizes people far removed from the fight and into prodding countries around the world to do a better job of keeping them from joining up. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.


2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:26

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talking about education reform during a forum in Nashville, Tenn. While other Republicans mulling a run for president in 2016 are laying the foundations of their potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is focusing on his growing personal business empire. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire.


Georgia's ex-president exiled in trendy NYC area

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Georgia's former president is spending his self-imposed exile in one of New York City's hippest neighborhoods.

Last stretch of New York's High Line to open

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:12

Pedestrians stroll between gleaming luxury apartment buildings along the High Line in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The last stretch of the elevated walkway opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.


Young man struck crossing street in Gloucester Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:55

Young man struck crossing street in Gloucester Twp., N.J.Police say a young man was struck crossing a street in Gloucester Township, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:51
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.

Organizers say Los Angeles rejects giant street waterslide plan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:40
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities in Los Angeles have rejected a plan to set up a water slide down a city street that drew criticism from conservationists in the drought-hit state, organizers said. The one-day "slip 'n slide" event scheduled for next Saturday would have seen as much as 16,000 gallons of water splashed down the slide, and it prompted thousands of opponents to sign an online petition calling for the idea to be scrapped. In a statement posted online on Friday, organizers Slide the City said they had been told their permit was denied. ...

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:32
PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed everyone on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.

Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:07
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin.

A look at Chicago's incoming, outgoing archbishops

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:01

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)BISHOP BLASE CUPICH


U.S. immigration protesters drop U.S. border blockade plan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:59
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A plan by U.S. protesters against illegal immigration to block traffic at more than a dozen border crossings in the southwest on Saturday was canceled after organizers said they received online threats from Mexican drug cartels. Billed as a "Shut Down All Ports Of Entry" protest against the Obama administration's immigration policies, demonstrators had said they would try to stop incoming and outgoing traffic at 17 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. ...

AccuWeather: Summers Last Stand!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:37

 Summers Last Stand!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a brief surge of mild air for the final weekend of summer.


5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:

Guyana reports slight drop in deforestation rate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:07
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's environment ministry says the country saw less deforestation in 2013 thanks to a decrease in gold mining activity.

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:01

FILE- In this May 20, 2014 file photo, Dr. Monica Wehby greets supporters at the headquarters in Oregon City, Oregon after winning the Oregon Republican Primary race for Senate. The pediatric neurosurgeon is looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate. She’s styled herself as a moderate on abortion and gay marriage, earning national attention. But she’s perhaps best known for something less flattering, a series of old police reports showing her ex-husband and a former boyfriend separately called police to report she was harassing them. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.


Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:01

File photo of Bishop Blase Cupich answering questions from the press in Bellevue WashingtonVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, 65, who is seen as a moderate and is currently the bishop of Spokane, Washington, succeeds the more conservative Cardinal Francis George, 77, who is retiring. Chicago, with more than 2.2 million parishioners, is the third-largest U.S. ...


Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:51
Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:39

FILE - In this file photo from March 7, 2014, historians and members of the Midwest History Working Group from left to right, John Miller, Mike Allen, Jon Lauck, Kurt Leichtle and Catherine Cocks attend a meeting in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 7, 2014. One of the ideas they came up with was to publish an online journal on a shoestring budget. But the University of Nebraska Press expressed interest in publishing a printed journal, and the group jumped at the chance. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When T.V. Golden set out to bring a modern irrigation system to parched northwestern Nebraska in the late 19th century, some of the more established settlers objected, fearing that acknowledging the problem would stanch the flow of immigrants who had turned the area into a "young Ireland."


Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:08

Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVsChrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.