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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.


AP-NORC Poll: That's rude: More say GOP is discourteous

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:17

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Patchogue, N.Y. When it comes to rudeness in 2016 politics, the Republican presidential contest wins in a landslide. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 78 percent of Americans, including most Republicans, see the GOP race as discourteous. Only about half as many, 41 percent, say the same about the Democratic campaign. Eight in 10 people say remarks about race or gender and sexuality are unacceptable in public places, and that political leaders should be held to a higher standard of behavior than other people. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics, "little," ''lyin," ''low-energy" and worse.


Sanders goes Hollywood: Aiming for a California upset

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

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speaks during a fundraiser at the Avalon Hollywood, in Los Angeles. If Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard. In a building that saw the likes of film stars and movie moguls and later was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Sanders' newly leased Los Angeles headquarters is where his campaign will ultimately go big or go home. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Bernie Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard.


Playoff frenzy hits Bay Area as Warriors play first game Saturday against Rockets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:27

Playoff frenzy hits Bay Area as Warriors play first game Saturday against RocketsComing off the high of their historic night, it's back to business for the Warriors and now their laser focus is set on the Rockets and round one of the NBA playoffs.


Warriors' dominance: a 2nd straight title inevitable?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:14

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry passes during NBA basketball practice on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors play the Houston Rockets in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Golden State Warriors plow into the playoffs with a record 73 wins under their belt and championship rings already on their fingers.


Man says dashcam captures Palo Alto mechanic joyriding in his car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:57

Man says dashcam captures Palo Alto mechanic joyriding in his carA man says his dashcam captured a joy-ride in his luxury car after he dropped it off at a South Bay dealership for repairs.


Hillary Clinton's pricey San Francisco fundraiser attracts protesters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:52

Hillary Clinton's pricey San Francisco fundraiser attracts protestersDemocratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is in San Francisco at a fundraiser that attracted dozens of protesters and supporters of Clinton's Democratic opponent.


Surging oil production, low prices to challenge Doha meeting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:35

FILE- In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 file photo, sun sets behind an oil pump in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. Oil-producing countries are to meet in Qatar on Sunday, April 17, 2016, to discuss a plan to freeze output but their gathering comes as nations like Iran rapidly ramp up their pumping. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)DOHA, Qatar (AP) — OPEC isn't what it used to be.


2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:31

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Burns, Ore. Amid debate about whether they should be tried first in federal court in Oregon or Nevada, Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men are due in court, Friday, April 15, 2016, before a judge in Las Vegas, on charges stemming from an armed confrontation with government agents rounding up cattle two years ago. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas to charges in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago.


Berkeley provost criticized for lax discipline resigns post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:27

FILE - In this Monday, April 11, 2016 file photo, University of California graduate students Erin Bennett, center right, and Kathleen Gutierrez, speak at a news conference on the campus in Berkeley, Calif. Bennett and Gutierrez have filed a complaint regarding alleged sexual harassment by a University of California Berkeley professor. The University of California, Berkeley's second-highest ranking administrator, Claude Steele, who had faced criticism for allegedly being too lenient on a fellow administrator accused of sexual harassment, resigned from his post on Friday, April 15, 2016, citing personal reasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley's second-highest ranking administrator — who had faced criticism for allegedly being too lenient on a fellow administrator accused of sexual harassment — resigned from his post, citing personal reasons.


More body parts found in Seattle likely are slaying victim's

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:25

Seattle Police officer Aaron Stoltz searches garbage and recycling bins, Friday, April 15, 2016, after human remains were found in a nearby container in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Human remains that sanitation workers found in a Seattle neighborhood are likely those of a woman killed by a man who dumped some of her other body parts in a recycling bin last weekend, authorities said.


2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:20

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Burns, Ore. Amid debate about whether they should be tried first in federal court in Oregon or Nevada, Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men are due in court, Friday, April 15, 2016, before a judge in Las Vegas, on charges stemming from an armed confrontation with government agents rounding up cattle two years ago. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused Friday to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas to charges in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago.


Cosby lawyer must show accuser his emails with ex-prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:10

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. Andrea Constand, the accuser in Bill Cosby’s criminal sexual assault case in Pennsylvania wants a judge to void the secrecy clause surrounding their 2006 settlement since each side accuses the other of violating the pact. A hearing Friday, April 15, 2016 in federal court is set to weigh that issue. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault is entitled to any documents or emails the comedian's criminal lawyer shared with a former prosecutor who has become a key defense witness, a federal judge ruled Friday.


Utility to provide apartments to those displaced by gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:08

FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, Porter Ranch Estates sit at the foothills near a Southern California Gas Co. gas well that has been leaking methane daily near the community Porter Ranch, Calif. The Southern California Gas Co. says people who have been living out of hotels since a gas leak prompted them to leave their Los Angeles homes may begin moving into what the utility calls high-quality apartments. SoCal Gas made the announcement Friday, April 15, 2016, two days after a state appeals court ordered it to keep paying to temporarily house thousands of people evacuated from the upscale Porter Ranch area after a gas well began leaking last October. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. says people who have been living out of hotels since a gas leak prompted them to leave their Los Angeles homes may begin moving into what the utility calls high-quality apartments.


Body parts found in Seattle likely from murdered mother: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 12:44

Booking photo of John Carlton in Helena, MontanaJohn Charlton, 37, has been charged in the first degree murder of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old nurse and mother of three girls. Lyne's head, arm, and leg were discovered on April 9 wrapped in plastic and tossed in the recycling container of a Seattle home. Friends told police Lyne and Charlton had met online and had been seeing each other about a month when she disappeared on April 8 after the pair attended a Seattle Mariners baseball game.


Firefighter fatally shot bringing aid to Maryland resident, suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 12:32
The firefighters were responding to a call in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Temple Hills, the Prince George's County Fire Department said. Both firefighters were in critical condition and transported to area hospitals following the evening shooting. The second firefighter, a volunteer, was in serious condition and undergoing surgery.

Mountain lion captured after wandering near Calif. school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 11:54

Mountain lion captured after wandering near Calif. schoolState wildlife officials say a mountain lion that wandered onto the campus of John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills has been tranquilized and will be returned to its habitat.


Water main break in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 11:20

Water main break in West PhiladelphiaA water main break caused anger and frustration Friday for residents in West Philadelphia.