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Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:12
GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (AP) — A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress — a $1,000 tip.

Turkey and Iran seek closer economic cooperation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:58

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speak before a joint news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Rouhani is in Turkish capital for a one-day official visit.( AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost economic cooperation between their neighboring nations.


Air Force airman from Maryland dies in Southwest Asia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:45
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say an Air Force airman from Maryland has died after extreme winds caused structural damage to the building in which he was working in Asia.

After apology, Philly among many Jackie Robinson tributes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:41

People pass by a Philadelphia Mural Arts Program mural of Jackie Robinson in Philadelphia on Friday, April 15, 2016. On Jackie Robinson Day, Philadelphia is acknowledged its racist treatment of the baseball pioneer when he played in the city nearly 70 years ago. City leaders issued an official apology in March, and highlighted its official apology during a ceremony Friday, also honoring Moses Fleetwood Walker, the first black Major League player. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As cities across the country honored Jackie Robinson's pioneering baseball career, one also apologized for its racist treatment of Major League Baseball's first black player nearly 70 years ago.


Feds seek public comments on caribou habitat plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:40
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are seeking public comments on a plan to designate 30,000 acres of critical habitat for the last remaining herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 48 states.

New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:22

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, casinos are pictured on the Las Vegas Strip. A new report by the Las Vegas tourism board shows visitors are spending more money on their trips to Sin City. The latest statistics come from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which issued its visitor profile study results this month.(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists are spending more money on their trips to Sin City, according to a new report by the Las Vegas tourism board.


United Airlines workers ratify new contracts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:13
United Airlines workers have ratified a set of new contracts that will increase their pay and benefits over the next five years.

Rule targets prosecutors who don't reveal innocence evidence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 22:52

In a photo from March 28, 2016, Robert Wilcoxson stands at his hotel window in Detroit, with a view of the city of Windsor, Ontario behind him. Wilcoxson is one of two people freed by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, and he received $5 million in compensation. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As four men sat in prison for a murder they didn't commit, records show that state investigators sent proof of their innocence to a North Carolina prosecutor, but he never revealed it to the convicted men.


TSA woes mean major delays for Philadelphia travelers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 22:21

TSA woes mean major delays for Philadelphia travelersPhiladelphia International Airport has been identified as one of the worst in the nation when it comes to long security lines.


Military brass to gather in Vermont to highlight ROTC origin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:43

In this April 12, 2016 photo, ROTC cadet Jacob Jasewicz squats next to an unloaded rifle that was used as part of a training exercise at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., The exercise is part of the training undergone by ROTC students at Norwich. On April 21 and 22, some of the nations top military officers will be at Norwich to commemorate the 100th anniversary of ROTC, which produces about 70 percent of the nations military officers. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Almost 200 years after Vermont native Alden Partridge set up the nation's first private military college on the banks of the Connecticut River, thousands of young women and men across the country are perpetuating his dream of having civilian-educated officers leading the nation's military.


Bernie Sanders says he met with Pope Francis.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:30

Backdropped by St. Peter's Basilica dome, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets reporters outside the Perugino gate at the Vatican, Friday, April 15, 2016. Sanders spoke at a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of "Centesimus Annus," a high-level teaching document by Pope John Paul II on the economy and social justice at the end of the Cold War. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)Sanders said the meeting took place Saturday morning before the pope left for his one-day visit to Greece. Sanders said it’s a message he has been sending as well. “We had an opportunity to meet with him this morning,” Sanders said.


TSA woes mean major delays for Philadelphia flyers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:29

TSA woes mean major delays for Philadelphia travelersPhiladelphia International Airport has been identified as one of the worst in the nation when it comes to long security lines.


Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with federal government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:23

Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on attitudes toward government; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;CHICAGO (AP) — All that talk of an angry America?


APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:16

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo released by The Marine Mammal Center, Mo’o, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, participates in rehab after being rescued and admitted to the Marine Mammal Center’s Big Island seal hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Seven seals were found either abandoned or malnourished and were rescued by federal officials and then rehabilitated at the marine hospital in Hawaii. The Coast Guard picked them up and flew them back to Honolulu Thursday, April 14, 2016 for the first leg of their trip back to their native Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. (Julie Steelman /The Marine Mammal Center via AP)ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard airplane rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island, carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals.


Man caught on camera stealing packages from Wynnefield home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 20:44

Man caught on camera stealing packages from Wynnefield homeSurveillance video shows a man making off with boxes of high-price electronics from the front porch of home in the Wynnefield section of Philadephia.


Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 20:39

Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictionsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Saturday called on the United States to ease restrictions on non-American banks doing business with the Islamic Republic, saying it would help reassure Iranians over last year's nuclear deal.


Police officer recovering after crash in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 19:07

Police officer recovering after crash in West PhiladelphiaA Philadelphia police officer who was responding to a call for help from a fellow officer is recovering after a crash in West Philadelphia.


1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:45

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shootingOne of two firefighters shot Friday night while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died and another remains in serious condition, officials said.


Maryland paramedic killed in shooting; firefighter critical

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:42

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shootingAction News has learned a 39-year-old paramedic has died after a shooting during a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.


Pope discussed moral economy with Bernie Sanders before Greece trip

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:26

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses supporters at his campaign rally in Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York CityPope Francis met U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the Vatican on Saturday morning and the two discussed the need for morality in the world economy before the pontiff left for a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs told Reuters that the meeting took place in the Vatican guesthouse where the pope lives and where Sanders had spent the night after addressing a Vatican conference on social justice. The Vatican had said that a meeting between the two was not planned, and Sanders said he did not expect to meet the pope during his trip.