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2 university students dead in Louisiana shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:08
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two 19-year-old women who were Southern University students and members of the school's athletic program were shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire early Sunday outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex, police and university officials said.

In Iowa corn fields, Chinese national's seed theft exposes vulnerability

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:05

File photo of a U.S. and Iowa state flag are seen next to a corn field in Grand MoundTim Burrack, a northern Iowa farmer in his 44th growing season, has taken to keeping a wary eye out for unfamiliar vehicles around his 300 acres of genetically modified corn seeds. Along with other farmers in this vast agricultural region, he has upped his vigilance ever since Mo Hailong and six other Chinese nationals were accused by U.S. authorities in 2013 of digging up seeds from Iowa farms and planning to send them back to China. Citing that case and others as evidence of a growing economic and national security threat to America's farm sector, U.S. law enforcement officials are urging agriculture executives and security officers to increase their vigilance and report any suspicious activity.


Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:58

In this October 2012 photo, Jim Davis kayaks through waters flooding Bowen's Wharf after Superstorm Sandy in historic Newport, R.I. With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. A multidisciplinary conference is scheduled to convene in Newport this week to discuss preserving those structures and neighborhoods that could be threatened by rising seas. (Dave Hansen/Newport Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWith scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. Some sites and artifacts could become submerged.


US cemetery cases: Unmarked graves, empty urns, resold plots

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:26
Caskets crushed into the same grave, others buried outside cemetery grounds, hundreds of families unable to find loved ones — what happened at Galilee Memorial Gardens in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, is horrifying but not all that rare. Nationwide, lawsuits have been filed and charges pursued over mismanaged cemeteries, and critics are calling for more rigorous oversight.

Report: immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers.

Police: Ex-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:07

This Sunday, April 10, 2016 photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. Police say Hayes has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed Saturday night. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday.


VIDEO: Man breaks into Five Guys, makes himself cheeseburger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:03

 Man breaks into Five Guys in D.C., makes himself cheeseburgerA man took "dine and dash" to a whole new level as he was caught on camera breaking into a Five Guys and cooking himself a cheeseburger.


Doctors say Fitbit saved N.J. man's life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:58

Doctors say Fitbit saved N.J. man's lifeFitbit is the first fitness device that has been used to diagnose a patient, providing doctors with crucial information when their patient is unable to do so.


Doctors say Fitbit device saved Camden man's life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:49

Doctors say Fitbit saved N.J. man's lifeFitbit is the first fitness device that has been used to diagnose a patient, providing doctors with crucial information when their patient is unable to do so.


Asian markets meander on weak China inflation data

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45
TOKYO (AP) — Shares meandered in Asia on Monday, after China reported consumer prices were steady but wholesale prices fell in March. Japan's announcement of mixed trends in machinery orders did little to improve sentiment given the continued strengthening of the Japanese yen.

Police: Off-duty officer's deadly shooting justified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45

 Off-duty officer's deadly shooting justifiedInvestigators tell Action News the deadly shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Philadelphia SWAT officer Saturday was justified.


Delaware State Trooper injured in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:39

Delaware State Trooper injured in car crashA Delaware State Trooper was injured in a crash in New Castle County.


AccuWeather: Warmer & Damp Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:37

 Nice Afternoon For BaseballMeteorologist Melissa Magee says milder temperatures move in Monday followed by rain early this week.


Man critical after being shot twice in head in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:35

Man critical after being shot twice in head in Port RichmondA man is critical after being shot twice in the head in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Man crashes into church after being shot in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:34

Man crashes into church after being shot in Spring GardenA man crashed into a church after being shot in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section.


SFPD continues search for missing toddler after mother found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:10

SFPD continues search for missing toddler after mother found deadPolice said a missing toddler's mother was found dead at John McLaren Park in San Francisco Friday, but aren't releasing details about how she died at this time. They continue to search for her missing toddler, 2-year-old Arianna Fitts.


World Bank: China's growth to ease to 6.7 % in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:35
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China will remain the main driver of growth in Asia this year despite its prolonged slowdown, helped by sustained expansions in other developing countries in the region, the World Bank said Monday.

Small plane crashes on Long Island street, 2 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:30
BAYPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A pilot and a passenger were injured when a single-engine airplane heading to upstate New York crashed on a street in a residential area on Long Island shortly after taking off from a nearby airport.

Schwarzenegger ally's son freed from California prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:25

FILE - This April 7, 2016 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Esteban Nunez. Nunez, the son of former California state Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez, was freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence in the stabbing death of college student Luis Santos in San Diego was significantly reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The CDCR said Sunday, April 10, 2016, that Esteban Nunez was released to parole supervision. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California state Assembly speaker has been freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence was dramatically reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, prison officials said Sunday.


Trump calls Boston Globe "worthless" in response to satire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:05

This image shows a portion of a satirical front page of The Boston Globe published on the newspaper's website on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The editorial board of The Boston Globe used the parody to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. (The Boston Globe via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has derided The Boston Globe as "stupid" and "worthless" in response to a satirical front page printed by the newspaper Sunday that lampoons a potential Trump presidency.