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Rain puts damper on New Hampshire topless beach protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:47

Topless activists pose for photographs for onlookers during a "Free the Nipple" demonstration in Hampton BeachRainy weather put a damper on a plan for hundreds of women to shed their tops at a popular New Hampshire beach on Sunday in a statement for gender equality, with only two or three dozen showing up. More than 1,300 people had indicated they would attend the event at Hampton Beach. The Hampton Beach gathering coincided with "Go Topless Day," which is loosely observed in the United States and other countries.


San Francisco airport terminal cleared over suspicious item

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:35
(Reuters) - Travelers were cleared from a terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday after a "suspicious item" was found at a security checkpoint area, airport officials said on Twitter.

2 climbers die in fall in Grand Teton National Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:31
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Two women died when they fell about 200 feet while trying to climb a mountain Grand Teton National Park.

Biden, Elizabeth Warren hold private meeting, sources say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:24

Biden, Elizabeth Warren hold private meeting, sources sayJoe Biden met privately with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C., today, in what appears to be a strong indication of how seriously the vice president is mulling a 2016 bid, two sources familiar with the meeting told ABC News.


Prosecutor, witness in social worker death, copes with guilt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:20

Washington County State's Attorney Scott Williams stands near where Vermont social worker Lara Sobel was shot and killed outside a state office building in Barre on Friday Aug. 21, 2015. Williams, who took the rifle away from the alleged shooter and tended to Sobel, revisits the parking lot to grieve. Williams turned the prosecution of the case over to the office of the Vermont Attorney General. Suspect Jody Herring has pleaded not guilty in the killing of Sobel. She's due in court Aug. 25 to answer charges she also killed three relatives. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The prosecutor is drawn time and again to the parking lot where flowers and candles now mark where he tried to save a social worker's life. Going back, he says, helps him cope with the guilt he feels because he lived and she didn't.


Plane crashes on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, killing 2 men

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:16
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two men died Saturday night when a small plane crashed on the Kenai Peninsula, said Alaska State Troopers.

Eisenhower Foundation raises money for updates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:13
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — To mark the 125th year since Dwight D. Eisenhower's birth, a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign has begun to do a better job of telling the story of the nation's 34th president.

Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 03:26

Brian Webber, of Birmingham, Ala., listens to instructions given out to the crowd waiting to enter Maranatha Baptist Church for Sunday School class Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. On Sunday morning, former President Jimmy Carter will teach his first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and personal meaning than usual because of who delivered it: Jimmy Carter.


Burglary suspect caught on camera in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:54

Burglary suspect caught on camera in CamdenPolice are asking for the public's help finding a burglary suspect caught on camera in Camden.


1 year after San Francisco Bay's biggest quake in decades

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:50

20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 with some of the repairs being completed in the next few months. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)The 6.0 magnitude quake that woke the placid wine town of Napa at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay area in a quarter-century. It killed one person and injured 200 as bricks and furniture - and wine bottles - toppled onto sleeping families. One year later, the signs of lingering damage are minimal - a wobbly winery building here, a shrouded, Victorian-era downtown facade awaiting repairs there.


Bystander nurse, EMT help deliver baby in car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:45
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Two bystanders helped deliver a baby girl after her parents got stuck in traffic on a New Jersey shore highway on their way to a hospital.

Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:27
ATLANTA (AP) — Local officials say a former deputy sheriff from Georgia was among the victims of a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.

Police say man with knife fatally shot by Virginia deputy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:06
KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia deputy fatally shot and killed a man who approached police with a knife.

Ex-wife of Continental Resources CEO sues over investment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:04
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former wife of billionaire Oklahoma energy tycoon Harold Hamm, who was awarded nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, is now suing Hamm over the sale of a company the two co-owned.

Town scrambles to deal with increase in sinkholes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:00
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia are scrambling to deal with an increase in sinkholes across the city.

Abandoned Chicago railway reborn as commuter corridor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 01:52

In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 photo, bicyclists pedal along the Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago. The trail was once an abandoned Chicago railway line that has been transformed into a bike corridor. This relic of the city’s industrial past is now a vision of its future. Chicago is helping lead the way as American cities transform hulking pieces of obsolete infrastructure into useful, even inspiring, amenities. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture.


3 Sacramento men speak about role in stopping terror attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 01:40

3 Sacramento men speak about role in stopping terror attack"He leaves here a young man on an excursion to broaden his world view and to have fun with his buddies, and he comes back France's national hero," Tony Sadler said of his son, Anthony, one of the three American men.


2 hurt in crash in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:52

2 hurt in crash in Oxford CircleTwo people were hospitalized from the crash, in which one vehicle flipped and landed on the front yard of a home.


Fire hits HollyFrontier's Tulsa refinery: local reporter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:49
(Reuters) - A fire at HollyFrontier Corp's 125,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is being handled by the company's in-house fire crews, according to a Twitter message by a local journalist. The Tulsa Fire Department told Reuters it had not been notified of a fire that required outside assistance. Oklahoma Highway Patrol also said they had not been contacted.

AccuWeather: Sun and clouds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:34

 Sun and cloudsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a stray shower is possible east of the Delaware River this afternoon.