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4-year-old girl shot, killed in North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:19

4-year-old girl shot, killed in Kensington homePolice say the child was shot once in the face, and died at the scene.


More than 3 dozen Cuban migrants caught at sea

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:53
MIAMI (AP) — Nearly 40 Cuban migrants are being repatriated to Cuba after being caught at sea by U.S. Coast Guard officials.

Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:30

The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference, during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Saturday, April 16, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials are pledging a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish worldwide economy.


Zookeeper mourned a day after being fatally injured by tiger

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:20

Police officers enter the administration building at the Palm Beach Zoo after zookeeper Stacey Konwiser died while being attacked by a tiger, Friday, April 15, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Stacey Konwiser, 38, was attacked and killed by a 13-year-old male tiger in an enclosure known as the night house that is not visible to the public, Palm Beach Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter said. It's where the tigers sleep and are fed. (Damon Higgins/Palm Beach Post via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — South Florida zoo staffers and friends of a veteran keeper attacked and killed by a Malayan tiger met Saturday morning to mourn her death as investigators sought clues as to what led the tiger to violently turn on his caretaker.


Los Angeles body camera program delayed by 'sticker shock'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $58 million plan to equip nearly every Los Angeles police officer with body cameras by the end of the year has been delayed by concerns over the price tag.

4-year-old girl shot, killed in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:14

4-year-old girl shot, killed in North Philadelphia homePolice say the child was shot once in the face, and died at the scene.


Florida school bus driver charged with sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:41
WINTER HAVEN, Florida (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a school bus driver has been arrested and charged for sexually assaulting four special needs students.

U.S judge says terrorism convict can't be deported to Pakistan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:46
By John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland man believed to be the youngest person ever convicted of U.S. terrorism charges may not be deported to Pakistan because he would likely face torture there by government officials, an American judge has ruled. Mohammed H. Khalid, who legally moved from Pakistan with his family to suburban Baltimore as a young teenager, was arrested in 2011 at age 17 as part of the failed "Jihad Jane" conspiracy to murder a Swedish artist who had blasphemed the Prophet Mohammad. Khalid pleaded guilty to terrorism charges and cooperated with the FBI more than 20 times, teaching U.S. agents how to combat online jihadists, records show.

Wounded Maryland volunteer firefighter survives shooting that killed one

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:25

Firefighter/Medic John Ernest Ulmschneider is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Prince George's County Fire DepartmentJohn Ulmschneider, a 37-year-old firefighter and medic, died as a result of his injuries at a hospital late on Friday, the local fire department said in a statement. The firefighters were responding to a call on Friday to check on the well-being of a man whose relatives had been unable to reach him, Prince George's County police said on Facebook.


Pope says it’s crazy to see his meeting with Bernie Sanders as political

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:13

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of LesbosPope Francis said on Saturday that his meeting with Bernie Sanders, contesting the Democratic candidacy for the U.S. Presidency, was not meddling in politics and that anyone who thought otherwise should “look for a psychiatrist”. Sanders and the pope met briefly on Saturday morning at the Vatican guest house where Francis lives and where Sanders and his wife spent the night after he addressed a Vatican conference on social justice. This is called good manners and it is not getting involved in politics,” the pope told reporters in answer to a question aboard the plane returning from the Greek island of Lesbos, where he visited a refugee camp.


Tiger recovering after killing Florida zoo worker

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:13
A male Malayan tiger was recovering on Saturday at a Florida zoo, a day after he killed a 38-year-old zoo worker preparing for evening routines in a behind-the-scenes area where tigers eat and sleep, according to zoo officials. The tiger, one of four members of the endangered species at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society in West Palm Beach, Florida, was subdued with a tranquilizer following the deadly encounter around 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Friday. Stacey Konwiser, 38, a lead keeper at the zoo, had been preparing the area known as the tiger night house for evening cleaning and feeding routines, the zoo said in a statement.

Water-born gastroenteritis outbreak in Spain affects 670

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:43
MADRID (AP) — The health authority of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia says more than 670 people have been affected by an outbreak of gastroenteritis linked to bottled water.

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.