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Police search for leads in Camden alley shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:15

Police search for leads in Camden alley shootingPolice in Camden are searching for leads in an overnight shooting.


No serious injuries after helicopter crashes near Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:13

This photo provided by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, officials work the scene after helicopter carrying workers who were inspecting power lines crashed near Baltimore's airport Saturday, April 16, 2016. None of the people reported serious injuries but were taken to the hospital as a precaution, state police said. (Anne Arundel County Fire Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — No one was seriously injured after a helicopter carrying workers who were inspecting power lines crashed near Baltimore's airport Saturday, authorities said.


Victim shot 12 times outside North Philadelphia bar, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:11

Victim shot 12 times outside North Philadelphia bar, police sayDetectives are hoping the bar's customers will help them determine who shot the 23-year-old man and why.


No change a year after Freddie Gray's death, marchers say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:09
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dozens of people marched Saturday in Baltimore to mark the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray.

100 days, counting until DNC comes to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:07

100 days, counting until DNC comes to PhiladelphiaAn official countdown clock outside the National Constitution Center unveiled 100 days and counting until the Democratic National Convention.


4-year-old girl shot, killed in Kensington home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:59

 5-year-old sibling shot, killed sister, 4, inside Kensington homePolice say the child was shot once in the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Mother, father, 3 children killed in suburban duplex fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:45
BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — A fire at a suburban duplex has killed a mother, a father and their three children.

Police: Officer shoots man who points gun at traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:18
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Police say an officer shot and wounded a man just south of Shreveport, Louisiana, Saturday after he pointed a handgun at the officer.

Virginia marks 9th anniversary of Tech shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:05
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is marking the ninth anniversary of the shooting at Virginia Tech.

Helicopter crashes on train tracks near Baltimore-Washington Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:46
The crash, which injured three on board, resulted in delays to Amtrak service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., according to the railroad's statements and social media posts. An Amtrak spokeswoman said that by mid-afternoon all service had resumed between the two cities. Airline operations were not affected, airport spokeswoman Whitney Kidd said.

California-based Sport Chalet closing all its stores

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California-based Sport Chalet said Saturday that it has begun closing all its stores and has stopped selling merchandise online.

Spring snowstorm ramps up in the Rockies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:29

A lone traveller moves past the empty check-in gates of United Airlines in the main terminal at Denver International Airport as a severe spring storm packing high winds and heavy, wet snow sweeps over the intermountain West forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — The latest on Rocky Mountain weather (all times local):


Funeral held for slain former Saints football player

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:29

Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas, reacts with former New Orleans policeman William Ceravolo, partially visible center, near the casket of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith during a public viewing inside the Saints training facility in Metairie, La., Friday, April 15, 2016. Smith was shot to death this past Saturday, and his wife wounded by gunfire, after an altercation following a traffic accident. Both Ceravolo and Thomas were with Smith the night of the shooting. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Funeral services were held Saturday for former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed a week ago.


Gene Cryer, former editor of Sun Sentinel, dies at age 80

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:19
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gene Cryer, the former editor of what is now the South Florida Sun Sentinel, has died following complications from a stroke, the newspaper reported Saturday on its website.

Nellis base welcomes 57th Wing's first woman commander

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:09
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada welcomed the first woman leader of the 57th Wing when Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt took command in a ceremony, The Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1NfmKI9 ) reported.

The Latest: Fire that killed 3 kids and mom claims dad, too

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:04
BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly duplex fire outside Pittsburgh (all times local):

Police identify man killed by off-duty officer in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:56
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police have identified a man they say was fatally shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer during an attempted robbery.

Raul Castro presents grim portrait of Cuban reforms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:27

Delegates attend the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, April 16, 2016. The Communist Party opened their four-day Congress on Saturday, and are expected to decide the course of the island in the midst of an economic crisis and diplomatic thaw with the United States. The party holds its Congress every five years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, acknowledging that the communist bureaucracy he oversees has failed to implement most of the hundreds of changes launched five years ago to stimulate the stagnant centrally controlled economy.


Utah town to memorialize Paiutes massacred by Mormons

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:27
CIRCLEVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah town will erect a memorial to 30 men, women and children from the Paiute tribe who were slaughtered by Mormon settlers 150 years ago.

Hundreds of flights canceled in Denver as blizzard hits Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:21
(Reuters) - A powerful blizzard swept through Colorado on Saturday, dumping at least 2 feet (61 cm) of snow in some parts of the state and forcing the cancellation of most of the scheduled flights at the Denver airport, officials said. United Airlines [UALCO.UL] canceled all of its flights to and from Denver International Airport, the airport said in a statement. All told, more than 800 flights were grounded on Saturday, or more than 65 percent of all scheduled take-offs and landings at the airport, the FlightAware airline tracking website showed.