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Mother, baby pulled from Allentown river in attempted murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:30

Mother, baby pulled from Allentown river in attempted murder-suicideAuthorities say a mother threw her baby into an Allentown river then jumped in herself in what appears to be an attempted murder-suicide.


New Jersey boy, 12, buys illegal stun gun online

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:28

New Jersey boy, 12, buys illegal stun gun onlineA 12-year-old New Jersey boy used a gift card to buy a dangerous and illegal stun gun online.


Vigil held for 2 men killed in fiery Cobbs Creek crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:22

Vigil held for 2 men killed in fiery Cobbs Creek crashDozens turned out to remember two men who were killed in a fiery car accident in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section.


Officials: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:19

Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in TexasAuthorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.


2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:17

 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contestAuthorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.


5 Tufts students go on hunger strike over janitor layoffs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:05
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university's plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.

Officials: 2 killed after opening fire on security guard at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:03
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Officials: 2 killed after opening fire on security guard at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:00

A mural of Freddie Gray is painted on the side of a building by local artist Nether, right, across the street from a makeshift memorial where Gray was arrested Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after riots were sparked over the death of a Gray who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/David Goldman)BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.


1 officer, 2 suspects shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:46

 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contestA provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.


Justice Department to boost disclosure of cellphone tracking programs: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:42
The U.S. Justice Department will begin disclosing more information about how law enforcement officials use secret cellphone tracking devices and is reviewing how the technology is deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The newspaper, quoting Justice Department officials, said senior officials had determined they must be more open about the way the devices are used and why, although there was no agreement about how much to disclose or how quickly. Asked about the report, Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said: “With regard to this particular technology, the Department of Justice is in the process of examining its policies to ensure they reflect the department’s continuing commitment to conducting its vital missions while according appropriate respect for privacy and civil liberties.” The Journal said the FBI had begun getting search warrants to use the technology that traces criminal suspects through their cellphones.

Cops hail man who fatally shoots suspect outside Utah store

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:38
Police are hailing a man who shot and killed a would-be carjacker outside a Utah grocery store, saying he did the right thing by coming to the aid of the vehicle's owner.

Slain Pa. trooper's parents say they forgive Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:32

Slain Pa. trooper's parents say they forgive Eric FreinThe parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer Eric Frein and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.


1 officer, 2 suspects shot at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:30

 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contestA provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.


Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:27

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. Frein is charged with fatally shooting Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding another during an ambush at their barracks in September. The parents of Cpl. Dickson II said Sunday, May 3, 2015 during an interview that they have forgiven Frein in the death of their son. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys, File) MANDATORY CREDITTOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.


Officer: Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:22

Man critical in Port Richmond shootingA provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:22

James Carter calls out to a friend crossing the street as he stands in front of the remains of a senior center that burned during the riots following Freddie Gray's funeral Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan has called for a statewide "Day Of Prayer And Peace" on Sunday after civil unrest rocked Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Waves along California force cruise ship to change course

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:15
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Big waves along the Southern California coast on Sunday forced a cruise ship to change course and led to at least 16 rescues, authorities said.

Police: Mother threw baby off bridge into river, then jumped

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:01
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and baby were rescued after witnesses reported seeing her throw the 1-year-old boy into an eastern Pennsylvania river and then jump from a bridge.

Texans, put down your guns and pick up guitars: rally organizer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 08:53
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - By the hundreds, guitar-toting Texans came to a bridge in downtown Dallas on Sunday to deliver a simple message that the streets would be a lot safer if people packed musical instruments instead of firearms. The event called Open Carry Guitar Rally was aimed at trying to curtail the desire of gun owners to carry handguns openly in public, mocking rallies held in support of such firearms measures. They just think that the open carry thing is crazy," said organizer Kyle Reynolds, 46. Reynolds put the event together after groups in favor of allowing the open carry of handguns brandished weapons at rallies for expanded gun rights in city streets, area stores and the capitol.

Quakes hit California, but no damage or injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 08:46
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two separate quakes at or near magnitude-4.0 hit Northern and Southern California on Sunday, with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.