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Plane carrying five crashes into Colorado reservoir

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 22:06
(Reuters) - A small plane carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado on Saturday afternoon, according to local authorities, who said none of the people aboard were thought to have survived. Marti Whitmore, Ouray County attorney and public information officer, said in a statement the search for the wreckage of plane would resume early on Sunday. "There are believed to be no survivors, but no victims have been recovered as of this evening," Whitmore said in the statement, released late on Saturday. "No identities of those onboard have been released at this time, pending notification of next of kin." She said the plane crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir, about 25 miles south of Montrose, Colorado.

Washington slide kills 3; searchers seek survivors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:55

A wide aerial view shows the extensive damage of the landslide after taking out a chunk of earth from the side of the hill facing the Stillaguamish River, and down into the State Route 530, on the left, between the cities of Arlington and Darrington, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Search and rescue operations are underway for survivors. (AP Photo/ The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam )SEATTLE (AP) — After hearing voices pleading for help, rescuers were conducting an overnight search for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people and forced evacuations because of fears of severe flooding.


Report: 1 dead after shuttle bus overturns on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 16-passenger shuttle bus struck a guardrail and overturned before dawn Sunday along busy Interstate 95 south of the nation's capital, leaving one person dead and several others injured, Virginia State Police told broadcast outlets.

WWII troop transport plane will return to Normandy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:34

This photo taken March 6, 2014, shows pilot Naomi Wadsworth with a World War II-era Douglas C-47, housed at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, N.Y. At the invitation of the French government, the airplane will return to France in June to participate in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. The airplane, known as Whiskey 7 because of its markings, is one of the original troop carriers that dropped paratroopers in advance of the amphibious invasion. In June it will recreate its role and drop paratroopers over the original drop zone in Sainte-Mere-Eglise. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)GENESEO, New York (AP) — The next time the American military transport plane known as Whiskey 7 drops its paratroopers over Normandy, France, it will be for a commemoration instead of an invasion.


Kids learn stroke signs in class through imitation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 20:28

In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, photo, third-grader Andrea Esteban tries to imitate the droopy smile of a stroke victim at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York. The hospital teaches children to recognize stroke and get victims to a hospital quickly. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Esteban tried to smile with half her face, crossing her eyes in the process, and her third-grade classmates giggled. Matthew Velez struggled to speak, "Luh, luh, uh, gronk," and the kids erupted in laughter.


5 critical following Phoenix apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 18:13
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say four children and one adult are in critical condition following an early morning apartment fire in west Phoenix.

Ocean hunt for missing jet focuses on pallet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:58

 France has images of possible jet debrisPlanes and a ship scrambled Sunday to find a pallet and other debris in a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether the objects were from the Malaysia Airlines jet that has been missing ...


N. California town reels after train strikes teens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:21
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California town was reeling Saturday after learning that a teenage boy was killed and a teenage girl was seriously injured after they were hit by a freight train while walking to a Sadie Hawkins Day dance.

Wash. mudslide kills 3; searchers seek survivors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:53
SEATTLE (AP) — Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.

Search for survivors continues in Wash. mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:28

A wide aerial view shows the extensive damage of the landslide after taking out a chunk of earth from the side of the hill facing the Stillaguamish River, and down into the State Route 530, on the left, between the cities of Arlington and Darrington, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Search and rescue operations are underway for survivors. (AP Photo/ The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam )SEATTLE (AP) — Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.


Fire chief: Search for survivors continues following Washington state mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:08
SEATTLE (AP) — Fire chief: Search for survivors continues following Washington state mudslide.

Gay marriages in Michigan halted by appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:54

Jenny Stanczyk, rear at left, and Cheryl Pine, rear at right, wait in line to apply for a marriage license at the Oakland County Clerks office with Maria, front left, and Nina Stanczyk in Pontiac, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014. A federal judge has struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage Friday the latest in a series of decisions overturning similar laws across the U.S. Some counties plan to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Saturday, less than 24 hours after a judge overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)MASON, Mich. (AP) — MASON, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court reinstituted Michigan's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state's county clerk's offices to get hitched.


More planes join ocean hunt for missing jetliner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:50

Ground crew members wave to a Japanese Maritime Defense Force P3C patrol plane as it leaves the Royal Malaysian Air Force base heading for Australia to join a search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines, flight MH370, in Subang, Malaysia, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Search planes headed back out to a desolate patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More planes joined the search Sunday of a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone.


VP Biden calls on Congress to pass gay rights bill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject.

Galveston Bay oil spill threatens bird migration

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:35

A barge loaded with marine fuel oil sits partially submerged in the Houston Ship Channel, March 22, 2014. The bulk carrier Summer Wind, reported a collision between the Summer Wind and the barge, containing 924,000 gallons of fuel oil. The barge collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, PO3 Manda Emery)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Crews armed with infrared cameras planned to work through the night after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.


Three elephants escape Missouri circus, damage two vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:20
(Reuters) - Three elephants escaped from a circus in suburban St. Louis on Saturday, damaging two vehicles but causing no injuries before they were captured, a circus spokesman said. The pachyderms busted out the back entrance of Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, at about 5:30 p.m. local time (2230 GMT) between performances of the Moolah Shrine Circus, said event spokesman Dennis Burkholder. They were in a private holding area and escaped into an employee parking lot, Burkholder said. It is unclear how they got out, he said. ...

Obama tweets his congratulations to underdog Dayton basketball team

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:08

 NCAA Tournament-3rd Round-Syracuse vs DaytonDayton, a No. 11 seed in the South region, defeated No. 3 seed Syracuse 55-53. Dayton won a surprise victory over No. 6 seed Ohio State in the first round. "Devin Oliver, I may need to take you up on that pick-up game one of these days," the president said in a Twitter post signed "bo," which means he wrote it himself.


Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:23

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 a day after Fox's home and Statehouse office were raided by federal and state authorities. Fox told reporters outside his home Saturday he would make a statement “when it’s appropriate.” Authorities raided Fox’s Capitol office and home Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, FBI, IRS and state police. Officials haven’t said who or what they are investigating. Fox wouldn’t comment when asked if he plans to resign. He also wouldn’t say if a lawyer is representing him. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.


Sheriff: 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:20

This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows the aftermath of a mudslide that moved a house with people inside in Snohomish County on Saturday March 22, 2014. The Washington Department of Transportation says mud, trees and building materials are blocking both directions of State Route 530 near the town of Oso. Search and rescue operations are underway by Snohomish County crews and the Washington State Patrol. Spokesman Bart Treece of the Washington State Department of Transportation says he doesn't know how long the two-lane rural road will be closed. He says drivers are advised to find another way to get between Darrington and Arlington. (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol)SEATTLE (AP) — A massive landslide of mud, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and several others, and destroyed six houses, authorities said.


Crews try to contain oil spill in Galveston Bay

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:12

Environmental personnel drive onto the Texas City Dike with oil containment booms for oil remediation following a barge collision in the ship channel, causing an oil spill Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Houston. The barge carried 924,000 gallons of fuel oil. (AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.