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Villanova routs Xavier 69-52 for Big East Tournament title

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:41

Villanova routs Xavier 69-52 for Big East titleJosh Hart had 15 points in his latest brilliant performance off the bench, and top-seeded Villanova turned the Big East championship game into a Saturday night blowout by beating Xavier 69-52 for its second tournament title.


Tug sinks off New York's Long Island, one dead, three rescued

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:20
(Reuters) - A tugboat sank off New York's Fire Island on Saturday, and one crew member died and three were pulled from the icy water by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel, the Sea Bear, went down off Fire Island as it was returning to New York from the area's Shinnecock Inlet, said Coast Guard duty officer Mark Averill in New Haven, Connecticut. The Sea Bear notified a vessel service it was taking on water, and the Coast Guard dispatched rescue boats and a helicopter, he said.

Car lands on its side in South Philadelphia crash, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:48

Car lands on its side in South Philadelphia crash, 2 injuredTwo people were injured in a crash in South Philadelphia.


2 injured in South Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:46

Car lands on its side in South Philadelphia crash, 2 injuredTwo people were injured in a crash in South Philadelphia.


NJ doctor helps with baby's delivery through FaceTime

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:10

NJ doctor helps with baby's delivery through FaceTimeLittle Rafael Rivera called the shots even before he was born. He decided the staff at his mother's doctor's office need a little adventure. Mom had gone for a checkup only at her doctor's Newark office.


New video of moment baby rescued alive after 14 hours in crashed car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:13

New video of moment baby rescued alive after 14 hours in crashed carA baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman.


Ferguson activists press ahead, undeterred by latest shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 07:16
By Nick Carey FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - As the hunt for suspects in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, extended into a third day, activists took the first steps on Saturday to force the mayor out of office while residents awaited signs of progress in the investigation. A group called Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) said it was launching a petition drive to recall Mayor James Knowles, one of the few senior city officials still on the job after the police chief, a municipal judge and others resigned in recent days. An uneasy quiet prevailed in the St. Louis suburb on Saturday, in contrast with the mayhem that erupted near midnight on Thursday when gunshot rang out during a protest rally, wounding a pair of officers on a security detail. The shooting sent a fresh jolt of tension through a city that has become a symbol of racial conflict since a black teenager was killed by a white police officer last summer and a grand jury returned no criminal charges.

Hundreds attend funeral for unarmed Wisconsin man shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 07:14

Protestors gather outside Wisconsin Department of Corrections in response to shooting death of Tony Robinson, Jr. in MadisonBy Ben Brewer MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday for the funeral of a 19-year-old man killed by a police officer in Wisconsin's capital on March 6, a shooting that prompted protests over law enforcement's treatment of minorities. Tony Robinson Jr., a biracial young man, was unarmed during a confrontation with a white police officer in Madison, and his death was the latest in a string of shootings of unarmed black and Latino men that has sparked a national debate over race and police tactics that has reached President Barack Obama. About 1,600 people descended on a Madison-area high school field house to remember Tony Robinson, also known as Terrell, with overflow crowds directed to the school gymnasium where a screen was showing the funeral service. Robinson's friends and family were joined by somber residents who traveled from around the state to pay their respects, as well as political leaders including Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Mark Pocan.


Argument ends in murder outside West Philadelphia nightclub

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 07:14

Argument ends in murder outside West Philadelphia nightclubAuthorities say an argument between two men ended in murder outside a West Philadelphia nightclub.


California father killed after swerving to save family in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 07:01

California father killed after swerving to save family in crashA quick-thinking father swerved at the last second when a semi was about to hit his family head-on in California. He lost his life, but his wife and two young daughters survived.


Officials: Possible house explosion in Seaside Heights

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:53

 Possible house explosion in Seaside HeightsOfficials are investigating a possible house explosion in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.


AccuWeather: Improvement Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:51

 Improvement SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a gusty breeze Sunday


Officials: Listeriosis not cause of 3 deaths, may be factor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:47

This undated photo provided by Blue Bell shows a Blue Bell Cotton Candy Bar. The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon's first product recall in its 108-year history. Five people, in all, developed listeriosis in Kansas after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas, according to a statement Friday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA says listeria bacteria were found in samples of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Country Cookies, Great Divide Bars, Sour Pop Green Apple Bars, Cotton Candy Bars, Scoops, Vanilla Stick Slices, Almond Bars and No Sugar Added Moo Bars. (AP Photo/Blue Bell)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday.


Children evacuated from Bucks County nursing facility after gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:37

Children evacuated from Bucks County nursing facility after gas leakA long care nursing facility for children had to be evacuated early Saturday morning after a propane tank outside began to leak in Plumstead Twp., Bucks County.


More remains found during search at Petit Jean Mountain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:22

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2008, file photo, Melinda Glasgow, wife of contracting executive John Glasgow, is interviewed in North Little Rock, Ark. The remains of John Glasgow, who went missing in 2008, have been found in Petit Jean State Park. Conway County Sheriff Mike Smith confirmed that hikers found a skull on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, about 150 yards off Red Bluff Drive in the park. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Bone fragments and skeletal remains have been found in a rugged area of Petit Jean Mountain where the skull of missing Little Rock businessman John Glasgow was found earlier this week, according to Arkansas Parks Director Greg Butts.


Americans returning from Africa for Ebola monitoring

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:05
ATLANTA (AP) — Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola.

Plane lands in Denver after blowing tire on take-off

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 05:49
DENVER (AP) — A Republic Airlines flight from Denver to Kansas City landed safely on Saturday after it was forced to return to Denver International Airport after one of its tires blew on takeoff.

Painting bought for 50 cents in Indiana going up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 05:41

This undated photo provided by Jesse Ronnebaum shows a painting that Ronnebaum purchased at a yard sale for 50 cents over a decade ago in his home in South Bend, Ind. Ronnebaum found out the painting is more than 100 years and he hopes it can be sold for at least $10,000. Jesse Ronnebaum isn’t sure what attracted him to the painting, but he’s glad he held on to it. (AP Photo/Jesse Ronnebaum)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jesse Ronnebaum isn't sure what moved him to buy a worn painting of seven men playing pool from a yard sale other than his love of old things. He knew, though, that he didn't want to pay the asking price — $1. Now the item he got after haggling the cost down to 50 cents may be worth thousands.


Recovery of crashed U.S. Army chopper resumes at Florida bay

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 05:29
(Reuters) - Operations resumed on Saturday to recover the wreckage of a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in a Florida bay, killing 11 military personnel, a spokesman said. Recovery crews are focused on finding human remains from the Tuesday night crash of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter into the Florida Panhandle's Santa Rosa Sound, Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland said in a statement. "We will continue our recovery efforts as needed to ensure we collect as many human remains as possible," he said.

Miami hosts first Formula E electric car race in U.S

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 05:28

File photo of Formula E cars driving into a corner during the Formula E Championship race in BeijingBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Thousands of fans turned out on Saturday for the first Formula E electric car race in the United States, with organizers saying the event along downtown Miami's bayfront would help boost more energy efficient mainstream automobile technology. "Formula E will pioneer technology which will be used on normal road cars," British entrepreneur Richard Branson, the Virgin Racing team owner, told a press conference before the race. "I hope 10 years from now the smell of exhausts from cars will be a thing of the past as much as the smell of cigarettes in restaurants," added Branson, whose Virgin Group sponsors a two-car team. Miami is the fifth of 10 cities around the world to host races for the inaugural year of the Formula E championship, launched in Beijing in September 2014.