Most Popular News Headlines - Yahoo! News

  • Massachusetts Police Desperate to Identify Young Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

    Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag. On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, the Massachusetts…

    ABC News
  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination.

    Associated Press
  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today.Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. ...

    ABC News
  • City in Drought-Stricken California Forced to Dump 550,000 Gallons of Water

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state. The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby…

    ABC News
  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all…

    AFP
  • Girlfriend Expects Fireworks When Her Parents Meet His

    DEAR ABBY: I have been with "Tom" for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I'm 24. Here's the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks. Abby, I have put this off because I'm sure they will have nothing in common. My parents are small-business owners and…

    Dear Abby
  • Play

    Husband of Katy woman who disappeared in Caribbean speaks out

    Tragedy struck a Houston-area family vacationing in the Caribbean over the weekend. Amanda Waller disappeared while snorkeling. Now her husband is speaking only to ABC-13

    KTRK – Houston
  • Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Florida Doctor, Teresa Sievers, Found Killed in Her Home, Police Say

    Investigators are searching for clues after Dr. Teresa Sievers, a mother of two, was found dead in her Florida home, a crime authorities are calling a homicide.

    ABC News
  • Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff.

    Associated Press
  • Police close Peaches Geldof heroin inquiry

    Police have ended their probe into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her, saying they have "exhausted all lines of inquiry". The journalist, model and TV presenter -- daughter of Irish rocker and activist Bob Geldof and Paula Yates -- took a fatal overdose of the Class A drug…

    AFP
  • Ukraine rebels withdraw from key frontline village

    Pro-Russian fighters have withdrawn from a strategic frontline village, Ukraine's military reported on Friday, although some troops doubted whether the surprise retreat and lull in fighting would last. Lying just 10 kilometres (six miles) east of the Sea of Azov industrial port of Mariupol -- the…

    AFP
  • Oregon man jailed on suspicion of killing parents dies after suicide attempt

    Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, has been held since June 25 at the Lane County jail in Eugene on two counts of aggravated murder. Police said the bodies found in the freezer of the home in Springfield, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Portland, were those of Randy and Karen Ringquist, both in…

    Reuters
  • Leonard Nimoy's son makes Spock documentary to honor father

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He's creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on "Star Trek."

    Associated Press
  • Play

    Investigation underway after video shows NYPD officer boxing with suspect in Harlem

    The NYPD is investigating a videotaped confrontation between an officer and a suspect on the street, with authorities attempting to determine whether the use of force was justified.

    WABC – NY
  • First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?

    A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, authorities said today. The woman appears to have caught measles when she stayed at local medical facility. It's not clear exactly why doctors failed to catch her measles diagnosis until after…

    LiveScience.com
  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

    ABC News