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VIDEO: Rainbow appears as tornado touches down

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:14

 Rainbow appears as tornado touches downIt looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz in Eastern Colorado on Saturday.


Hail, snow, flooding, a tornado and a tropical storm for Mother's Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:23

NOAA image of sub-tropical storm Ana south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United StatesBy Harriet McLeod and Todd Epp CHARLESTON, S.C./SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Reuters) - Hail, snow, flooding, a tornado and a tropical storm made it a "severe weather" Mother's Day in much of the center of the United States and on the Carolina coast on Sunday. Rescue helicopters in Denton County, Texas pulled six people out of homes after thunderstorms dumped heavy rain in the area. In the town of Krum in northern Texas, Hickory Creek flooded, sweeping away cars. "No injuries, that's the most important thing," Sergeant Lonny Haschel of the Texas Highway Patrol told CNN.


Rocker Prince set to perform at 'Rally 4 Peace' concert in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:12
Reclusive rocker Prince was expected to take the stage on Sunday evening in a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in Baltimore in response to the death of a 25-year-old man of injuries suffered in police custody and the riots that followed. The Grammy-winning musician was due to appear at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore along with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL and other, so-far unannounced "superstar guests," according to a statement released earlier this week by the venue. A promotional image for the concert urged attendees to "wear something gray," in apparent reference to Freddie Gray, who died in a Baltimore hospital a week after his arrest on April 12. Days later Baltimore's chief prosecutor announced charges against all six police officers involved in Gray's arrest, ranging from misconduct in office to second degree murder.

Governor says nuclear plant fire produced Hudson oil slick

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:07

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters near the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 after an Entergy company spokesperson said a transformer failed and caused a fire at the Unit 3 nuclear power plant. The fire was extinguished and the unit shut down automatically according to the company. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Part of a New York nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said.


Wisconsin DA to announce decision in shooting by policeman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:06

This combination made with file photos provided by the Madison, Wis. police department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Officer Matt Kenny, left, and shooting victim Tony Robinson. A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will announce on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 whether charges will be filed against Kenny, who fatally shot the unarmed Robinson, 19, in an apartment house on March 6 in Madison. (Madison Police Department/Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will announce on Tuesday whether charges will be filed against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man in Madison.


Special Mother's Day for Montgomery County woman with 11 children

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:04

Special Mother's Day for Montgomery County woman with 11 childrenIt was a Mother's Day to remember for a Montgomery County woman who has 11 children, 56 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.


Grand Canyon to mark renovation of historic photo studio

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:59

This undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows Kolb Studio on the Grand Canyon's South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Park officials will celebrate the completion Saturday of a two-year renovation of the iconic, cedar-shingled property. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Mike Quinn)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The historic Kolb Studio at the Grand Canyon's South Rim will look like new again this week.


1 dead, several injured in Delaware house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:59

1 dead, several injured in Delaware house fireOne person is dead and several others were injured in a house fire in Kent County, Delaware.


Oh, baby! Phillies fan snags foul ball with son strapped to chest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:50

Oh, baby! Phillies fan snags foul ball with son strapped to chestOh, baby, what a catch! A daring dad made the play of the day on Mother's Day at Citizens Bank Park, snagging a hard foul ball with his 7 1/2-month-old son strapped to his chest.


Ana weakens to depression, dumping rain along NC, SC coasts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:42
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana lost the last of its strength and was downgraded to a depression as it created wet and windy conditions along the North and South Carolina coasts.

Man fatally shot in the head in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:39

Man fatally shot in the head in WynnefieldA man was killed in a daytime shooting in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section.


3 teens hurt in shootings near South Street

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:38

3 teens hurt in shootings near South StreetPolice are investigating two shootings near South Street that injured three teenagers.


Police: Body found in West Deptford ravine not a suspicious death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:37

 Body found in West Deptford ravine not a suspicious deathPolice say a patient of an assisted living facility was found dead after falling into a ravine in West Deptford, New Jersey.


The Latest: Mississippi officers had a 'humble spirit'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:29

In this undated photo released by the Hattiesburg Police Department, Officer Benjamin Deen participates in K-9 training at the police academy in Hattiesburg, Miss. Officer Deen and Officer Liquori Tate were fatally shot during a traffic stop, Saturday evening, May 9, 2015, in the southern Mississippi city of Hattiesburg, prompting a statewide manhunt early Sunday for two suspects, authorities said. (Hattiesburg Police Department via AP)HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — 6:15 p.m.


Man, woman charged with murdering two policemen in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 05:44

Marvin Banks, Joanie Calloway and Curtis Banks are shown in this combo of three undated police handout photo in Hattiesburg, MississippiBy Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A man and woman in Mississippi were arrested and charged with murder on Sunday after two police officers were shot dead a day earlier while conducting a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, officials said. Marvin Banks, 29, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were each charged with two counts of capital murder, police said. Banks' brother Curtis, 26, was also arrested and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree later told CNN that a fourth person had been arrested in connection with the case and booked on an obstruction of justice charge.


Twin weather systems unleash storms across the country

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 05:39

Map shows tropical storm Ana’s projected path; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;DENVER (AP) — Tornadoes skipped across the Midwest, days of rain caused rivers to overflow in the West, and Tropical Storm Ana made landfall near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Sunday before being downgraded to a tropical depression.


Prosecutor to announce decision on Wisconsin police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 05:10
By Mary Reardon MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - A county prosecutor will announce on Tuesday whether a Madison, Wisconsin police officer will face charges in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man whose death has touched off protests in the state capital. The shooting of Tony Robinson Jr., who was biracial, was the latest in a string of incidents involving use of lethal force by law enforcement, particularly against young black men, that led to nationwide demonstrations and renewed debate over police brutality and racism. Madison police have said that Officer Matt Kenny was responding to reports that a man who had battered someone was dodging traffic in the street on March 6 when he encountered Robinson. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, who has said that he would give 24-hours notice before making public his decision on whether to charge Kenny criminally, said on Sunday that he would make the announcement on Tuesday.

Does NYC mayor, now a national figure, risk trouble at home?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:17

FILE - In this April 15, 2015 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers the keynote address at the University of Nebraska Foundation’s The Peter J. Hoagland Integrity in Public Service Lecture Series, in Omaha, Neb. As the mayor trumpets his progressive political vision, his travels have taken him far beyond the borders of New York City. It is commonplace for New York City mayors to become national figures, but experts note that de Blasio is risking being perceived as someone who has forgotten about his home. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's political vision — and his political travels — have increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York City.


Oil leaked into Hudson River after fire at nuclear reactor near NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:08

Smoke is seen over the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York(Reuters) - Oil leaked into the Hudson River on Sunday after a transformer fire and explosion a day earlier at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of New York City, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was concerned about environmental damage. The governor, who in the past has called for the plant to be shut down because of its proximity to densely populated New York City, also visited the plant on Saturday. When the transformer exploded, it released oil into a holding tank, which then overflowed, sending oil onto the ground and into the river, Cuomo told reporters on Sunday after he was briefed by emergency and plant officials. He said crews were working to contain and clean up the oil spill but it was not clear yet how much oil had been released.


South Dakota hit with snow on Mother's Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:03

South Dakota hit with snow, tornado on Mother's DayWinter weather is burying spring under piles of white in the Black Hills of South Dakota this Mother's Day Sunday.