Yahoo! National News

Boy shot to death after game honoring fatally shot cousin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:03
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities said a 12-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday at a Knoxville park hours after attending a basketball game to honor a 15-year-old cousin who died while shielding friends in a December shooting that drew attention from President Barack Obama.

Family of 5 killed in fire is mourned; cause still unknown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:58
BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — Friends and neighbors are mourning a family of five, including three children, killed in a duplex fire as investigators try to find out what caused it.

Mormon missionary injured in Brussels attack returns to Utah

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:29
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary severely injured in the Brussels airport bombing arrived back home in Utah over the weekend, his family said.

Student group calls University of New Mexico seal offensive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:16

This undated photo shows the University of New Mexico’s official seal, depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman, that is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students. The Albuquerque Journal reports Native American students in the Kiva Club as well as members of advocacy group The Red Nation call the seal offensive. The seal is stamped on all diplomas and is present at most school events. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal via APALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico's official seal depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students.


Police identify officers who shot man in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man who they say charged at them with a knife.

Two teens swept out to sea from San Francisco beach presumed dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:58
The boys, both 17 years old, entered the sea with three other friends on Saturday. The search on land, sea and air included Coast Guard lifeboats, a cutter and a helicopter. The San Francisco Fire Department, police and park police also joined in the search.

Feds to resume search for sunken El Faro's data recorder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:53
MIAMI (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is resuming its search for the data recorder of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.

Driver stops at burning Pennsauken house, 3 escape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:44

Driver stops at burning Pennsauken house, 3 escapeThree people were able to escape a late night fire thanks to a passerby in Pennsauken, New Jersey.


3 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:41

3 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.Three people were taken to the hospital after a fire erupted at an apartment complex in Camden County.


Pennsylvania launches 24th US medical marijuana program

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:40

Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolfe signs the medical marijuana bill known as Senate Bill 3 into law on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Harrisonburg, Pa. Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT Daniel Zampogna, PennLiveHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.


Three killed in Philadelphia row house shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:38
The three people killed were the suspect's brother, the brother's girlfriend and an unrelated man living in the home, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. All three victims had been shot in the head, NBC 10 in Philadelphia cited police as saying. Philadelphia police did not respond to requests for comment.

Prep school outlines new measures on sexual abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:10
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Top officials of an elite New Hampshire prep school dealing with a flurry of sexual abuse allegations hired several law firms to examine the school's handling of misconduct allegations levelled at faculty members.

British Airways flight believed to hit drone on approach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:04
LONDON (AP) — Police say a British Airways flight from Geneva hit an object believed to be a drone while on approach to London's Heathrow Airport.

1 dead in police-involved shooting in Vineland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:00

1 dead in police-involved shooting in VinelandPolice in South Jersey say a deadly shooting involved one of their own.


Obama immigration action goes before Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:58

A protester holds a sign as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that tests the boundaries of presidential powers, confronting the question of whether President Barack Obama exceeded his authority with unilateral action to spare millions of people in the country illegally from deportation. The case, one of the most consequential of the court's current term that ends in June, pits Obama against 26 states led by Texas that filed suit to block his 2014 immigration plan. The high court is evenly divided with four liberal justices and four conservatives following the February death of conservative Antonin Scalia.


Milestones in the Supreme Court immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:58
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a challenge by 26 states to President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrant children and parents who are in the country illegally. Here is a chronology of the case, United States v. Texas: June 15, 2012 - The Obama administration, through the Department of Homeland Security, initiates the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which suspends deportation for two years for people who entered the country illegally at least five years earlier, before they were age 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012.

Factbox: Legal issues in Supreme Court immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:58
(Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday takes up a challenge brought by Texas and other states to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the eight justices face a series of legal questions beginning with whether Texas and the other state challengers even have grounds to bring the case. Obama's November 2014 orders affect immigrants in the country illegally whose children are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents or who themselves have been in the United States since they were children. In this case, that means the states need to show that they would be hurt by the Obama administration's deferral of deportation for immigrant parents and children with deep ties to the United States but who are in the country illegally.

PHOTOS: Deadly Kensington triple shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:54

 Deadly Kensington triple shootingThree people were shot and killed in a shooting in Kensington early Sunday morning.


Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this point."

The Latest: Ecuador quake death toll rises to 238

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:36

A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Ecuador. (all times local):