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Wilmington police arrest 12 in ATV crackdown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:57

Wilmington police arrest 12 in ATV crackdownWilmington police arrested at least one dozen people and seized about three dozen vehicles in an ATV crackdown.


Dubai to open Marvel, Cartoon Network-branded theme park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:30

Marvel heroes, Iron Man and Black Widow pose at the IMG Worlds of Adventure press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Dubai will soon have a one-stop destination for families whose tastes run from Spider-Man to velociraptors to the Powerpuff Girls. Local developer Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group said Sunday that a new 1.5 million square-foot (139,355 square meter) indoor amusement park it is building on the city's desert outskirts will open on August 15. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai will soon have a one-stop destination for families whose tastes run from Spider-Man to velociraptors to the Powerpuff Girls.


St. Louis police say 3 hurt in shooting at city park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:10
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say three people have been shot at a city park, one by a park ranger.

Former US senator talks of 2 loves _ Clare and Matthew

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:51

FILE- In this June 21, 2011, file photo, former Sen. Harris Wofford attends the National Building Museum for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington. Harris Wofford, 90, talks tenderly of his two loves — his late wife Clare and his soon-to-be spouse Matthew Charlton — in a New York Times opinion piece on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Clare died in January 1996. Harris and Carlton plan to marry April 30. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford talks tenderly of his two loves — his late wife Clare and his soon-to-be spouse Matthew Charlton — in a New York Times opinion piece.


Couple whose baby was mauled by dog gave up on 911 calls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:12

This photo provided by the San Diego County Department of Animal Services shows a male American Staffordshire terrier-mix named Polo, in their custody after it mauled to death a 3-day-old boy, police said Friday, April 22, 2016. The parents were in bed watching TV with their newborn son and dog Thursday night when the mother coughed. The coughing startled the dog and it unexpectedly bit the baby, Sgt. Tu Nguyen said. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police in San Diego say a couple whose 3-day-old baby was mauled to death by the family dog made two unsuccessful 911 calls before getting frustrated and driving the boy to the hospital themselves.


Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:42

Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., after crossing the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.


Slaying of eight Ohio family members called 'sophisticated' execution

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:52
Revealing one possible clue in the case, officials said investigators had found three marijuana cultivation sites at one of the homes, but they declined to say whether the cannabis "grows" might be linked to the killings. Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said it was clear the victims, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were deliberately singled out for attack, most of them while they slept, rather than killed at random or in a crime of passion. While DeWine at times used plural pronouns, he insisted investigators remained unsure whether they were seeking one or more perpetrators.

The Latest: Pilot tells of difficulties of long solar flight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:50

Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The solar-powered airplane, which is attempting to circumnavigate the globe to promote clean energy and the spirit of innovation, arrived from Hawaii after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a solar plane that landed in California after crossing the Pacific (all times local):


Flyers fall to Capitals in Game 6, ending season

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:31

Flyers fall to Capitals in Game 6, ending seasonThe Philadelphia Flyers' season is over after losing to the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.


Illinois college adds major in brewing amid craft beer boom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:20
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois university has a new accredited degree in fermentation science to train future brewers, distillers and vintners.

Beyond music, Prince's legacy includes black activism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:10

FILE - In this May 10, 2015, file photo, fans line up outside Royal Farms Arena before Prince's Baltimore concert. Beyond dance parties and hit songs, Prince’s legacy included black activism. He performed “Baltimore” in its namesake city shortly after Freddie Gray died of injuries suffered in a police transport van. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPrince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist.


Manager: Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:08

Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul had died. The singer, born Paul Williams, was 81 years old.


Gangster's girlfriend faces sentencing on contempt charge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:58
BOSTON (AP) — A woman who spent 16 years on the run with Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) faces sentencing this week for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger as a fugitive.

Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:52

In this April 21, 2016 photo, Brian Nelson, a prisoners' rights coordinator for the Uptown People's Law Center, poses for a photo at the UPLC office in Chicago. Nelson served 26 years in prison for armed robbery and murder, many of which were in solitary. Illinois lawmakers are pushing state prisons to restrict their use of solitary confinement, joining a national movement that has policymakers rethinking a decades-old punishment that critics say has deep psychological impacts. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete dust from his cell, even though he's been free since 2010.


Partnership deals in vogue to counter low growth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:42
LONDON (AP) — With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm EY said Monday.

Slaying of eight Ohio family members called 'sophisticated' execution

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:41
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said it was clear the victims, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were deliberately singled out for attack, most of them while they slept, rather than killed at random or in a crime of passion. "We would anticipate that this could be a lengthy investigation," he added.

Gunman wounds 2 outside Wisconsin prom before cops kill him

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:39

Map locates Antigo, Wisconsin, site of a shooting at a prom; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday.


Bubble burst: Florida man using "hydropod" at sea rescued

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:39
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man bidding to reach Bermuda in an inflatable bubble has been voluntarily rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Rescue pup Vincent crowned 'Beautiful Bulldog' in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:35

Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The owners of Vincent, a rescued 60-pound English bulldog, aren't quite sure how old he is.


Teenager struck near Washington Township Carnival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:18

Teenager struck near Washington Township CarnivalA pedestrian was seriously injured after getting hit by a vehicle on a South Jersey street.