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Officer fatally shoots man swinging flag pole in Louisville

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 12:13
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An African man was shot and killed by a Louisville Metro Police officer Saturday afternoon, after police say he grabbed a flagpole and swung it at the officer.

Police: 4 hurt when gun goes off at Waldorf Astoria

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 11:59

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest’s gun went off accidentally at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris.


Novelist loses sailboat, saves marriage, in the Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 11:37

Michael Hurley, a South Carolina author who lost his storm-battered sailboat on a failed Atlantic crossing, left, poses for a photo with Maine Maritime Academy junior Gabrielle Wells on the stern of the training vessel State of Maine, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Wells was student officer of the deck when Hurley’s distress call was received Wednesday, leading to Hurley’s rescue around 500 miles south of Newfoundland. (AP Photo/David Sharp)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A South Carolina novelist lost his storm-battered sailboat but saved his marriage during a failed Atlantic crossing that ended in his rescue by students aboard a maritime college's training ship.


4-year-old girl pulled from pond in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 11:13

4-year-old girl pulled from pond in Newark, Delaware diesA young girl is hospitalized after being pulled from a pond in Newark, Delaware Saturday night.


Sixers' Embiid hits setback in recovery from foot injury

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:48

Sixers' Embiid hits setback in recovery from foot injuryBad news for the Sixers. A scan on Joel Embiid's right foot reveals less healing than anticipated.


Sixers' Embiid hits setback in recovery from foot injury

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:48

Sixers' Embiid hits setback in recovery from foot injuryBad news for the Sixers. A scan on Joel Embiid's right foot reveals less healing than anticipated.


5 Injured in Accidental Gunfire at Waldorf-Astoria Wedding Reception

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:41
The person who fired the gun was taken into custody.

Police source: 4 hurt when gun goes off at Waldorf Astoria

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:41

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest’s gun went off accidentally at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A police source says a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris.


Gunfire wounds four at Waldorf Astoria wedding in New York

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:15
The incident at the hotel in Midtown Manhattan took place at about 7:30 p.m. ET and is believed to have been an accident. The New York Post reported that the gun belonged to a wedding guest. It went off in the lobby of the hotel, run by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc as guests were taking photos.

Clinton pitches to working Americans at presidential campaign rally

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 09:54

Chelsea Clinton, husband Marc Mezvinsky, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton stand onstage at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New YPresidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination. In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton touched on many of the issues that energize liberal Democrats. Speaking on New York's Roosevelt Island, with Manhattan's skyscrapers as a backdrop, Clinton promised to "make the economy work for everyday Americans, not just those at the top" if elected president.


Body of US citizen killed fighting ISIS is returned home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 09:53
BOSTON (AP) — The body of a Massachusetts man killed while fighting alongside the Kurds against the Islamic State group has been returned home.

4 Injured in Accidental Gunfire at Waldorf-Astoria Wedding Reception

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 09:51
The person who fired the gun was taken into custody.

Authorities ID woman killed in Iowa mall shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 09:06

This undated photo provided by the Coralville Police Department shows Alexander Matthew Kozak, who has been charged with first-degree murder in a shooting that occurred Friday, June 12, 2015, inside Coral Ridge Mall near its food court. The woman shot and killed in the eastern Iowa shopping mall was a 20-year-old employee of a children's museum inside the mall and knew the man who shot her, authorities said on Saturday during a news conference. (Coralville Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A woman shot and killed in an eastern Iowa shopping mall was a 20-year-old employee of a children's museum inside the mall and knew the man who shot her, authorities said Saturday.


Los Angeles mayor signs $15/hour minimum wage hike into law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 09:02

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs an ordinance raising the city's minimum wage in Los AngelesLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday signed a law hiking the city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020, an increase that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers. The Los Angeles City Council approved the wage hike in May with a 14-1 vote. The law requires businesses with 25 or more employees to increase pay for minimum wage workers to $15 by 2020.


NY rural residents on edge as search for 2 killers continues

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:53

Joyce Mitchell is led into court June 12, 2015 in Plattsburgh, New York, where she pleaded not guilty to helping two convicted killers in New York state escape by smuggling tools to themDANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge Saturday as the massive manhunt for two killers stretched over an eighth day and the two men remained undetected after cutting themselves out of a maximum-security prison with power tools.


Suspect killed after attack on Dallas police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:43

Handout photo of Dallas Police Department headquarters windows riddled with bullet holes in DallasA man attacked the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department with gunfire and explosives early on Saturday and was shot dead inside a van by police snipers, ending a standoff, authorities said. The hours-long drama began soon after midnight when the suspect, who identified himself to police as a man who had a history of delusions and criminal charges, riddled the headquarters with bullets, police said.


Search for missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier suspended

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:17
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The search for the missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier was called off Saturday afternoon after a helicopter spotted the body of a deceased male climber near the summit.

Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 per hour

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:17

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, joins members of the City Council and community leaders as he signs into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, in at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The ordinance makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law on Saturday an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the biggest city in the nation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.


8 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:09

8 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-riseEight people were hospitalized following a fire inside a high rise apartment building in Cheltenham's Wyncote section Saturday afternoon.