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2 Alaska skiers hoped their snow cave wouldn't become a tomb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 14:24

This Friday, April 8, 2016 photo provided by Jenny Neyman shows Chris Hanna, of Soldotna, Alaska, skiing on the Harding Icefield, with the Kenai Fjords and mountains surrounding Seward, in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Two skiers stranded for four nights on an Alaska ice field braved cold and hunger but also claustrophobia as the ceiling of snow cave they dug for shelter sagged close to their faces. Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman say they thought the cave Hanna tunneled under 4 feet of snow might collapse before rescuers could reach them. (Jenny Neyman via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — By their third day in a tiny snow cave under 4 feet of snow, Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman thought the shelter in an Alaska ice field might turn into a tomb.


Officer's fatal shooting of teen to go to grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:29
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Travis County prosecutors say they plan to present evidence in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked 17-year-old by an Austin police officer to a grand jury for possible criminal charges.

Trump rails against delegate system; Clinton looks to Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:28

Clinton on brink of Dem nomination; Trump strengthens pathWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton, the nearly unstoppable Democrat, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump accelerated Wednesday toward Northeast primaries on an increasingly direct path to presidential nominations after trouncing party challengers in New York.


University of Wisconsin police search for man with knife

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:19
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students were warned to avoid part of the campus in Madison after reports that a man with a knife grabbed two women, who were able to flee unharmed.

Stanford students reveal meal-cooking robot at Cool Expo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:52

Stanford students reveal meal-cooking robot at Cool ExpoStanford graduate students held a Cool Expo event to reveal new technology, including a robot that may be able to cook you meals in the near future.


UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:34

Jamaica's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith addresses the United Nations special session on global drug policy, Wednesday April 20, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from "the evils of addiction." Cuba opposed the legalization of drugs or declaring them harmless.


3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more predicted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:29

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette addresses the media, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Flint, Mich. Months after officials conceded that a series of bad decisions had caused a disaster, charges were filed against a pair of state Department of Environmental Quality employees and a local water treatment supervisor and stem from an investigation by the office of the attorney general. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has become a criminal case, with two state regulators and a city employee charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that alarmed the country and brought cries of racism.


EXCLUSIVE: San Jose leaders vow to take action after 2 fire hydrants fail to work

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:18

 San Jose leaders vow to take action after 2 fire hydrants fail to workSan Jose city leaders said they're going to take action after fire crews discovered two fire hydrants were broken as they were fighting a fire.


Thousands attend annual 4/20 festival at Golden Gate Park to celebrate marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:18

Thousands attend annual 4/20 festival at Golden Gate Park to celebrate marijuanaAt precisely 4:20 p.m. on 4/20, 15,000 people lit up joints or gobbled marijuana laced brownies to celebrate the annual San Francisco pot festival in Golden Gate Park, an unofficial celebration.


Killer worm invades Peninsula oak trees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:04

Killer worm invades Peninsula oak treesThere's a killer worm that has Bay Area experts on high alert.


Four killed in Alaska plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:56
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Wednesday when a small plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, police said.

Flyers escape elimination, defeat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:51

Flyers escape elimination, defeat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4The Philadelphia Flyers have escaped elimination by defeating the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.


Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures dozens in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:49

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this video grab a large plume of smoke rises from the Mexican State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos' petrochemical plant after an explosion in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The explosion killed several people, injuring dozens and sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air, officials said. (Inmel Enoc via AP)MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing three people, injuring more than 100 and sending a toxin-filled cloud into the air, officials said.


Exclusive: Video surfaces of adult watching possible student fight club

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:48

 Video surfaces of adult watching possible student fight clubNot only did the brawl take place in full view of at least one adult, it seems no one stepped in to stop it.


Arizona officer involved in shooting had raised concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:29

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 5, 2016, file photo, candles, flowers and stuffed animals mark the site where Loreal Tsingine was shot and killed by Winslow, Ariz., police officer Austin Shipley on March 27. At least two officers who trained Shipley, who later shot and killed Tsingine, armed with scissors, had serious concerns that he was too quick to go for his service weapon, ignored directives from superiors and falsified reports, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — At least two officers who trained an Arizona policeman who later shot and killed a woman armed with scissors had serious concerns about his work, including that he was too quick to go for his service weapon, ignored directives from superiors and falsified reports, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.


Mexico: Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures over 60

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:14

 Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures over 60An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing 3 people, injuring dozens and sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air, officials said.


The Latest: Anchorage police ID 4 dead in plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:10
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small airplane just north of Anchorage (all times local):

Bodies recovered after 4 killed in Alaska small plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:05
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said.

Police: Man who fired at officers had homicide victim's car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:57
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether a man accused of firing at officers in a Phoenix suburb is connected to a trio of shooting deaths in the state after he was found with a car belonging to a victim.

Trial for indicted Washington auditor comes to a close

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:57

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley leaves the federal courthouse during a court recess, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Testimony concluded in Kelley's five-week fraud trial Tuesday, and U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said closing arguments will begin Wednesday following jury instructions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The five-week fraud trial of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley drew to a close Wednesday, with prosecutors calling it a "plain case of fraud and a cover-up" and the defense team describing it as a "disaster."