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Preparations underway for San Francisco's Bay to Breakers footrace

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:06

Preparations underway for San Francisco's Bay to Breakers footraceThousands of people are in San Francisco are getting ready for one of the world's most unique races, Bay to Breakers.


Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilience

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:02

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a forum in San Francisco. Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in life's challenging times, speaking publicly for the first time about her husband's death during a commencement speech on Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in life's challenging times, speaking publicly for the first time about her husband's death during a commencement speech.


Official: Pilot dies in crash during performance at airshow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:28

Authorities investigate the site of a small plane crash at DeKalb Peachtree Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2016, near the end of the Good Neighbor Day Air Show. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI (REV-SHARE)ATLANTA (AP) — A pilot was killed Saturday when his biplane crashed while performing a stunt at a metro Atlanta airshow.


Gov: New Hampshire shootings 'vivid reminder' of cops' risks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:01

A police officer works the scene Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H., after two police officers were shot overnight. No immediate details on the shootings were available. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said the shootings of two Manchester police officers as they pursued a robbery suspect are a "vivid reminder of the risks the members of law enforcement take every day."


Officials: 8 dead, 44 hurt, in South Texas bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:44

A damaged OGA Charters bus is hauled away after a fatal rollover on Saturday, May 14, 2016, south of the Dimmit-Webb County line on U.S. 83 North in Texas. (Laredo Texas, Nuevo Laredo Mexico out, Mandatory credit Danny Zaragoza | Laredo Morning Times.)LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A charter bus headed to a casino crashed in far South Texas on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring 44 others in a one-vehicle rollover, officials said.


Ruled 'broken,' Texas foster care system faces long overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:37

Kristopher Sharp stands for a portrait on Capitol Hill, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Washington. Sharp spent eight years in the Texas foster care system and advocates for reform. "We're constantly being told no, we're making stuff up or it's not that bad or whatever. And here it is, this federal judge is saying it's just as bad as people are saying it is — and in fact, it's even worse." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)DALLAS (AP) — At 5, the girl identified as S.A. entered the Texas foster care system. Within months, she reported being raped by an older child. She was moved more than 45 times, including to psychiatric hospitals, and missed several chances for adoption because of paperwork delays. At 18, after aging out of the system, she walked into traffic and was hit by a car. At last report, she was living in a homeless shelter.


Ohio grand jury rules fatal police shooting was justified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:28
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio grand jury has agreed with a prosecutor's finding, ruling that a fatal shooting by a police officer in a Cleveland suburb was justified and reasonable.

Revamped San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:14

Revamped San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopensThe revamped San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has reopened with a marching band, jumbo red balloons and red confetti raining down from the top of the new 10-story white building bulging from its side.


1886 Winchester rifle sells for $1.2 million at auction

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:11
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — An 1886 Winchester rifle that once belonged to a man who helped capture Apache leader Geronimo has sold for $1.2 million at an auction.

Facebook's Sandberg speaks about husband's death, 'brutality of loss'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:08

Sandberg COO of Facebook attends a session during the annual meeting 2016 of the WEF in DavosFacebook executive Sheryl Sandberg spoke publicly for the first time on Saturday about what she has learned from the sudden death of her husband a year ago, during a commencement speech for students at the University of California, Berkeley. "I've not spoken publicly about this before and it's hard," Sandberg told the 2016 graduating class about the death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015. "Dave's death changed me in very profound ways," an emotional Sandberg said during her roughly 25-minute keynote speech.


Mexico City emits new pollution alert for high ozone levels

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 08:28

FILE - In this March 30, 2016 file photo, cars sit in evening rush hour traffic in Mexico City. Mexican authorities issued a new smog alert Saturday, May 14, 2016, for the capital after ozone levels rose above 150 percent of acceptable limits. On Sunday 20 percent of vehicles will be barred from the streets of the capital and the surrounding suburbs. If conditions don’t improve, that will increase to 40 percent on Monday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have issued a new smog alert for the capital after ozone levels rose above 150 percent of acceptable limits.


Facebook's Sandberg speaks about husband's death, 'brutality of loss'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 08:12

Sandberg COO of Facebook attends a session during the annual meeting 2016 of the WEF in DavosFacebook executive Sheryl Sandberg spoke publicly for the first time on Saturday about what she has learned from the sudden death of her husband a year ago, during a commencement speech for students at the University of California, Berkeley. "I've not spoken publicly about this before and it's hard," Sandberg told the 2016 graduating class about the death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015. "Dave's death changed me in very profound ways," an emotional Sandberg said during her roughly 25-minute keynote speech.


Montana man seriously hurt in fight over racial remark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 08:05
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Recently released documents show two men brutally beat a Montana man outside a Wyoming saloon after an argument over a racial remark.

Montana man seriously hurt in fight over racial remark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 08:05
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Recently released documents show two men brutally beat a Montana man outside a Wyoming saloon after an argument over a racial remark.

Officials: 8 dead, about 40 hurt, in South Texas bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:41
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A charter bus headed to a casino crashed in far South Texas on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring about 40 in a one-vehicle rollover, officials said.

Official: Pilot dies in crash during performance at airshow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:40

Authorities investigate the site of a small plane crash at DeKalb Peachtree Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2016, near the end of the Good Neighbor Day Air Show. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI (REV-SHARE)ATLANTA (AP) — A pilot was killed when his biplane crashed while performing a stunt at a metro Atlanta airshow.


Ex-US Sen. Bob Bennett laid to rest in Salt Lake City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:37

Joyce Bennett, the widow of former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, sits alongside his casket at the interment service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday to remember Bob Bennett as a loving husband and father who did not let his career as a senator define him.


6 people hurt after U-Haul truck crashes into railroad bridge in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:27

6 people hurt after U-Haul truck crashes into railroad bridge in DelawarePolice and medics arrived to find six people hurt and a U-Haul rental truck badly damaged after the truck hit a railroad overpass. Four of the victims were in the back of the U-Haul.


Dad Vail Regatta wraps up along Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:18

Dad Vail Regatta wraps up along Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkThe Dad Vail Regatta, North America's largest and best-known collegiate rowing competition, is now under way.


Dad Vail Regatta wraps up along Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:18

Dad Vail Regatta wraps up along Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkThe Dad Vail Regatta, North America's largest and best-known collegiate rowing competition, is now under way.