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Teacher tackles teen during Washington high school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:06

Teacher tackles teen during Washington high school shootingA government teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a 16-year-old student who fired two shots into the air Monday at a Washington state high school, police and students said.


Books of The Times: Review: Oliver Sacks Looks at His Life in ‘On the Move’

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:03
His time grown short, Dr. Sacks describes an existence of work, writing and shyness.

O'Sullivan through to quarter-finals

BBC World News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:03
Five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the quarter-finals of the World Championship by beating Matthew Stevens.
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Greece Says It Is Changing Team That Negotiates With Creditors

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:02
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is putting officials in charge of day-to-day talks who are less polarizing than the finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis.






Maine lawmakers eye hayride regulations after deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:02
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine must ensure that hayrides are inspected to help prevent accidents like one that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured more than 20 others last year, a state lawmaker said Monday.

Timline: Key events in the history of U.S. gay rights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:59
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court case that will decide whether states can ban gay marriage marks another milestone in the history of the American gay rights movement. 1950 - The Mattachine Society, considered the first national U.S. gay rights organization, is founded in Los Angeles. 1958 The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case One, Inc. v. Olesen, backs the free-speech rights of a gay magazine after U.S. postal officials and the FBI labeled it obscene and prohibited its mail distribution. It is seen as the first gay rights case before the Supreme Court.

Factbox: Essential facts about U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:59
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hears arguments over whether states may ban gay marriage.

VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche

BBC World News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:52
Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal.
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Prosecutor: Cop behind wheel in wrong-way fatal was drunk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Toxicology results show that an off-duty New Jersey officer behind the wheel in a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend on a New York City highway was drunk, a Staten Island prosecutor said Monday.

First Draft: Gay Businessman Who Hosted Ted Cruz Event Apologizes

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:47
Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, said he had shown “poor judgment.”






Feds: Witness in 'maternity tourism' case freed on bond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman from China has been released on bond after being arrested on suspicion of trying to leave the U.S. while she is a witness in a so-called "maternity tourism" case, federal prosecutors said.

Suspect arrested after crashing through Utah airport fences

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:46

This Monday, April 27, 2015 booking photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff shows Leo Greene, 39, of Salt Lake City. Greene has been arrested after crashing through a fence and sprinting from police onto a runway at the Salt Lake City airport early Monday, April 27, 2015. The 8-minute chase started on a public road near Salt Lake City International when an airport police officer tried to stop a car with its bumper dragging. The car took off, crashing through the fence lines and onto the tarmac area. The car then crashed into another fence and Greene jumped out and ran before being arrested. (Salt Lake County Sheriff via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man has been arrested after crashing his car through two fences and sprinting from police onto a runway at the Salt Lake City airport early Monday.


Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN

BBC World News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:44
At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.
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Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:38

People line up outside the Supreme Court in Washington ahead of Tuesday's arguments focusing on gay marriageBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Anti-gay rights activists rallied in front of the courthouse steps condemning same-sex marriage, while a line snaked around the block of people, many displaying gay rights messages, hoping to snag one of the limited number of seats available in the courtroom for Tuesday's 2-1/2 hour oral arguments. The nine justices will be hearing arguments concerning gay marriage restrictions imposed in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, four of the 13 states that still outlaw such marriages. The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.


Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Focus on Chaotic Upbringing in Case Against Death Penalty

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:38
The defense faces a challenge as it tries to persuade jurors that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was led astray by his extremist older brother.






'Very brave' teacher tackles student gunman at Washington state high school - Washington Post

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:34

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'Very brave' teacher tackles student gunman at Washington state high school
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A school shooting in Washington state was over almost before it began on Monday, thanks to the quick response of a North Thurston High School teacher, police said. The gunman, whom police identified as a student, opened fire just before the start of ...
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APNewsBreak: Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:33

FILE - In a Thursday Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, former family practice doctor Genevieve Kelley, center, looks back at her lawyers during a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter during a custody dispute. Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather "the only man I consider to be my dad."


Quake-ravaged Nepal tower becomes site for selfies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:31
Historic Dharahara Tower crumbled into massive pile of debris, and people are clicking selfies and photos of their friends in front of the wreckage.

Pennsylvania official in custody after 6-hour SWAT standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:17
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — A small-town politician threatened to detonate propane tanks and claimed to have "thousands of rounds" available for a rifle he brandished after an argument with his son turned into a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team, police said Monday.

Migrants, Hoping to Cross Mediterranean, Must First Navigate a Lawless Libya

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:12
Despite the costs and risks, migrants continue to traverse a country where warring militias have become the only law.