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4 children found alone inside basement in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:55

 Mom locked 4 kids in basement as punishmentFour children were found alone inside the basement of a home in Philadelphia's Kensington section.

Lil Wayne tour buses shot up in Atlanta area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:41

Lil Wayne tour buses shot up in Atlanta areaTwo of rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses were hit by gunfire as they drove on a freeway in the Atlanta area

Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:21

A capsized catamaran drifts in the water as search and rescue operations continue off Dauphin Island, Ala. on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Coast Guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Ala. (Sharon Steinmann/ via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing Sunday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay.

How to help Nepal earthquake victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:07

An empty coffin rests next the ghats of the Bagmati River, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. An earthquake hit Nepal centered outside Kathmandu on Saturday, the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here's a look at humanitarian efforts under way in Nepal and how to donate online:

Medic, Filmmaker Killed in Everest Avalanche

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:52
Google executive, doctor and filmmaker among those killed.

National Guard called up to deliver water in Minnesota bird flu fight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:49
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center has called on the National Guard to deliver water for use in the effort to contain the rapidly spreading avian flu virus, the center said on Sunday. Starting Monday, 30 National Guard soldiers and 15 military water trucks from the Willmar, Minnesota-based 682nd Engineer Battalion and the Brooklyn Park-based A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion will be used, the center said in a statement. The National Guard became available to be activated for such efforts last week, after Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency over the spread of the strain of avian flu, which has lead to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the United States so far. Minnesota's action followed a similar move by neighboring Wisconsin a few days earlier.

Medic, Flimmaker Killed in Everest Avalanche

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:42
Google executive, doctor and filmmaker among those killed.

Love, cookies help sisters lost in the woods for 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:41

Love, cookies help sisters lost in the woods for 2 weeksTwo sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV.

Ex-Ranger's long march to honor WWII hero

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:41

In this April 30, 2014 photo provided by Ben Appleby, Rick Tscherne poses with a memorial to Col. William O. Darby in Torbole, Italy. The former U.S. Army Ranger is organizing a 40-mile road march in northern Italy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deaths of Darby, a legendary World War II officer, and 25 of his soldiers on the same day. (Ben Appleby via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For years after Col. William O. Darby was killed in World War II, fellow soldiers would make a pilgrimage to his family's home just to talk to his mother about the fallen hero credited with forming the U.S. Army Rangers.

Loose bison that crossed New York highway shot and killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:39

Loose bison that crossed New York highway shot and killedThe escape of a small herd of bison from a farm in upstate New York ended badly Friday, with the animals being fatally shot after crossing the New York State Thruway.

Baltimore baseball fans urged to stay in stadium due to protests: social media

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 02:30
(Reuters) - A message on a scoreboard at a Baltimore baseball game has asked fans to stay at Camden Yards as protests continue outside the stadium, according to social media. The scoreboard said the city's mayor and the police department had asked "all fans to remain inside the ballpark until further notice," according to photos posted to Twitter and a report from local television station WBAL. (Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by David Gregorio)

New Castle County Police investigating death of 20-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:54

New Castle County Police investigating death of 20-year-oldNew Castle County Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man.

Ohio in a minority as high court weighs same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:32

Kelly Noe, left, listens to her partner Kelly McCraken speak to supporters during a send-off event in support of plaintiffs in gay marriage cases that will be argued April 28before the U.S. Supreme Court on the steps of City Hall in downtown Cincinnati, Friday, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)CINCINNATI (AP) — While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:28

 Black Ops 3," the third installment in Treyarch’s military shooter saga, scheduled for release Nov. 6. (Activision via AP)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits.

U.S. mulls ransom policy for families of overseas hostages: ABC TV

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:25
The Obama administration is considering changing a U.S. policy prohibiting families of hostages held overseas from making ransom payments to abductors, according to a television report on Sunday. "Under recommendations contained in an ongoing White House review of U.S. hostage policy, there will be absolutely zero chance ... of any family member of an American-held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," according to the report aired on ABC's "This Week." The report said three senior U.S. officials told of the policy review, but it did not indicate when a decision might be made. A White House official contacted by Reuters would not comment on the ABC report. Last year, U.S. military forces unsuccessfully tried to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages thought to be in eastern Syria only to find that they had been moved.

Storied NYC college awaits results of attorney general probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:25

Cooper Union's Foundation Building with its clock tower, one of the tallest in lower Manhattan when it was erected in 1859, rise above tree tops in Cooper Square Park, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in New York. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which produced alumni like Thomas Edison and World Trade Center planner Daniel Libeskind while remaining tuition-free for generations is awaiting the results of a probe that could expose financial mismanagement and tarnish its reputation. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations.

Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:25

In this April 10, 2015 photo, an eager Spotted Salamander crosses the road to get to its breeding pool, on North Lincoln Street in Keene, N.H. Frogs, salamanders and toads have a shorter window for their annual migration to the temporary vernal pools where they breed thanks to this year's late spring and the trend toward hotter and dryer summers. (Brett Amy Thelen/Harris Center for Conservation Education via AP)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

Correction: Nepal-Earthquake Warning story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:21

 Map locates a deadly earthquake in Nepal. ; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;In a story April 26 about a gathering of earthquakes experts a week before the Nepal quake, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one expert. His name is Hari Kumar, not Hari Ghi. The story also misspelled the name of his company, which is GeoHazards International, not Geohazards International.

Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:16

Jonathon Keats poses in his "millennium camera" exhibit at the Mead Art Museum on the Amherst College campus Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Amherst, Mass. Keats, a San Francisco-based writer who describes himself as an experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a camera he plans to perch atop a church-less steeple on the Amherst College campus, hoping the device will chronicle climate change by making a 1,000-year-long photograph of the Holyoke Range in western Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years.

Two dead, five boaters missing after storm hits Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:12
(Reuters) - At least two people are dead and five are missing after a powerful storm capsized several vessels off the Alabama coast, including sailboats participating in a regatta, Coast Guard officials said on Sunday. One of the bodies of those killed was found on Sunday morning and the other was located the night before in or near the waters in Mobile Bay, where severe weather struck the Dauphin Island regatta on Saturday afternoon, said Coast Guard Captain Duke Walker. Crews using rescue vessels and aircraft searched through the night for the missing people, covering 1,779 sq miles by Sunday morning, Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said.