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Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:58

A total lunar eclipse is observed in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday, April 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.


South Carolina college student suspended over racial slur

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:50
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina says it has suspended a student over a photo showing a racial slur being written on a board in a campus study room.

Hemp returns to center stage as pot rules change; expo opens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:10
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.

Runner's art recaptures Boston Marathon's joy and whimsy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:10

In this Friday, March 27, 2015 photo, Alexandra Gast, left, and Hope Phelan of Easthampton, Mass., view “Heartbreak Hill,” part of a collection of Boston Marathon-inspired paintings on display at Marathon Sports in Brookline, Mass. An artist and a competitive distance runner, Phelan created a series of whimsical paintings that celebrate the race and deliberately ignore its terrorist scars. (AP Photo/Patrick Phelan)BOSTON (AP) — With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon.


Several people assaulted by large crowd in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:00

Several people assaulted by large crowd in South PhiladelphiaPolice say several people had to be taken to the hospital after being assaulted by a large crowd in South Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Gloucester County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:41

Pedestrian struck and killed in Gloucester County, N.J.Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident on Route 55 in Mantua Township, New Jersey Saturday morning.


Terror cases allege women wanted to fight, not wed fighters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:18

FILE- In this April 2, 2015 courtroom sketch, defendants Noelle Velentzas, left and Asia Siddiqui, appear at federal court in New York on charges they plotted to wage violent jihad by building a homemade bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type terror attack. According to prosecutors, the pair weren’t interested in taking on the subservient role of going overseas to marry the militant group fighters, but sought to "make history" on their own by building a bomb and attacking a domestic target. (AP Photo/Jane Rosenberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Two women accused in New York City's latest homegrown terrorism case may be part of what some experts say is an evolving threat — a greater willingness by women to shed blood in the name of militant Islamic jihad.


Feds likely to shut down sardine fishing on West Coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 22:48
West Coast fisheries managers will likely shut down sardine fishing this year as numbers decline, echoing a previous collapse that decimated a thriving industry and increasing worries that other species might be withheld from the commercial market.

Activist's childhood home named a national treasure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 22:44

In this photo taken Thursday, April 2, 2015, the childhood home of Pauli Murray is shown in a deteriorating condition in Durham, N.C. The former home of Murray, whose legal acumen laid the groundwork of applying equal protection to women as well as racial minorities has been named a national treasure and will become the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — She was an activist for minorities and women, an attorney, professor, author and eventually, the first black woman to be a priest in the Episcopal Church. She influenced some of this country's great minds, including a Supreme Court justice.


Ferguson, Missouri, releases racist emails from former officials

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 22:28

In this photo made Friday, April 3, 2015, Reginald Rounds, a volunteer with the Organization for Black Struggle, walks door-to-door while canvassing a neighborhood in Ferguson, Mo. The city is preparing for an election on Tuesday when three of six city council seats will be decided. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, have released the full content of racially charged and religiously insensitive emails, including about President Barack Obama, sent between the city’s former court clerk and two ex-police supervisors. The emails, although dating back years before the shooting, were among evidence presented by the Justice Department in a report in March that concluded that racism pervaded the Ferguson Police Department. They were sent and received by Mary Ann Twitty, who was Ferguson’s court clerk, as well as former Ferguson police Captain Rick Henke and former police Sergeant William Mudd. All three were removed from their jobs after the Department of Justice discovered the emails, which prompted an investigation by city officials.


Safety of some vans questioned in wake of Florida crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 22:26

FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, workers pull a van out of a canal at the intersection of US 27 and State Road 78 West, near Moore Haven, Fla. Federal transportation officials are investigating the crash that killed eight members of a Florida church who were riding in a type of van that has raised safety alarms for many years. It’s unknown what caused the overloaded 15-passenger van to plunge into the ravine, but the tragedy is giving fresh exposure to repeated warnings about the vehicles popular with budget-minded houses of worship, schools and other nonprofits. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Federal transportation officials are investigating a crash that killed eight members of a Florida church who were riding in a type of van that has raised safety alarms for many years.


Menendez is not 1st New Jersey senator to be indicted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 21:56

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez waits to speak outside federal court, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted on corruption charges, accused of using his office to improperly benefit an eye doctor and political donor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, who pleaded not guilty this week to bribery charges, occupies the same seat as the last senator to be convicted of such a charge: Harrison "Pete" Williams.


Philadelphia traffic stop caught on video sparks controversy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 21:47

Philadelphia traffic stop caught on video sparks controversyA video of a traffic stop by police in Philadelphia has gone viral with more than 1 million views. The man in the video says officers abused their power but police are painting a very different picture.


Man and woman escape flames in Kensington apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 21:06

Man and woman escape flames in Kensington apartmentA man and woman escaped a burning apartment in Philadelphia's Kensington section early Saturday morning.


Driver surrenders after deadly hit-and-run in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 21:02

Driver surrenders after deadly hit-and-run in Northern LibertiesPolice say a driver turned herself in to police after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia late Friday night.


Illinois convicted killer who escaped jail captured in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 20:54
(Reuters) - Chicago police have captured a convicted killer who overpowered a jail guard, taking his keys and uniform and fleeing in his SUV south of the city three days ago, authorities said. Kamron Taylor, 23, who escaped on Wednesday from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago, was taken into custody by Chicago police at 9 p.m. Friday, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. Responding to a call about a suspicious person on the city's South Side, officers approached Taylor, who fled on foot. Police caught Taylor after a brief foot chase and found he had a handgun, the department said.  Taylor, who was awaiting sentencing, overpowered a jail guard early on Wednesday, taking his keys and uniform.

Philadelphia woman arrested for trying to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 18:51
U.S. authorities arrested a Philadelphia woman on Friday and charged her with attempting to provide support to the Islamic State militant group by planning to travel overseas to join the organization, the U.S. Justice Department said. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas, also known as Fatayat Al Khilafah and YoungLioness, was charged with trying to provide material support and resources, including herself as a fighter, to a foreign terrorist organization, the department said. Prosecutors allege that Thomas communicated with an Islamic State fighter in Syria, who asked her whether she wanted to take part in what was termed a martyrdom operation, to which she responded: "that would be amazing... a girl can only wish." The criminal complaint also alleges that Thomas did online research on indirect travel routes to Turkey and bought an electronic visa to the country. Turkey is a common transit point for people traveling from Europe to enter Syria and join Islamic State.

Driver surrenders after deadly hit-and-run in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 18:51

Driver surrenders after deadly hit-and-run in Northern LibertiesPolice say a driver turned herself in to police after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia late Friday night.


AP WAS THERE: 150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 15:45

CORRECTS RELEASE DAY TO SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY - ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY APRIL 4 AND THEREAFTER -This April 1865 image provided by the Library of Congress shows Federal troops standing in front of the Appomattox Court House near the time of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, in Appomattox, Va. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.


Ala. man after death row: Prosecutors will 'answer to God'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 15:20

Anthony Ray Hinton wipes away tears after greeting friends and relatives upon leaving the Jefferson County jail, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Hinton spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row, and was set free Friday after prosecutors told a judge they won't re-try him for the 1985 slayings of two fast-food managers. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Anthony Ray Hinton, 58, spent half his life on Alabama's death row, sentenced to die for two 1985 murders that for decades he insisted he did not commit.