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Warren Buffett defends practices, showers advice at meeting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 05:17

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, right, participate in the newspaper tossing competition before the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, May 2, 2015. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the shareholder meeting. The crowd will fill an arena downtown and several overflow rooms to listen to Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves.


Girl flown to hospital after being shot with BB gun in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 05:13

Girl flown to hospital after being shot with air gun in Bucks CountyA girl had to be flown to the hospital after she was shot with a BB gun on Saturday in Bucks County.


No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:55
DETROIT (AP) — Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest.

NY state police defend shackling 5-year-old student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:48
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police are defending the actions of two troopers who placed a 5-year-old special needs student in handcuffs and shackled his feet while bringing him to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Boy flown to hospital after being shot with BB gun in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:44

Girl flown to hospital after being shot with air gun in Bucks CountyA boy had to be flown to the hospital after he was shot with a BB gun on Saturday in Bucks County.


Investigators seek cause of Ohio recycling facility fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:43
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials worked Saturday to determine what caused a large fire that spewed a tower of thick, black smoke as it destroyed a recycling facility in central Ohio.

PHOTOS: Horses and hats at the 2015 Kentucky Derby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:33

 Horses and hats at the 2015 Kentucky DerbyThe 141st Kentucky Derby returns to Churchill Downs on Saturday.


1 of 2 missing cargo vehicles recovered in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:09

1 of 2 missing cargo vehicles recovered in PhiladelphiaOne of two stolen cargo vehicles - thefts that raised the alarm of police - has been recovered in Philadelphia.


What West Virginia's shoddy tanks held, and where they are

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 04:02
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a statewide survey of chemical tanks, the Department of Environmental Protection recently found about 50 tanks that were not-fit-for-service, but still held chemicals close enough potentially to threaten public water supplies.

Man shot multiple times in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 03:34

Man shot multiple times in Hunting ParkPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man fighting for his life in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Pa. Turnpike EB lanes reopen after deadly crash in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 03:17

Crash on Pa. Turnpike kills driver, injures 4 workersThe Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened in Bensalem after a deadly crash involving four construction workers Saturday morning.


Police-involved shooting in Delaware; suspect killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 03:10

Police-involved shooting in Delaware; suspect killedPolice say an officer shot and killed an armed suspect involved in a domestic dispute in Smyrna, Delaware.


Fire rips through historic former mill site in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 03:08
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A huge fire tore through the historic former Bancroft Mills site along the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware.

Military Humvee crashes on N.J. Turnpike in Chesterfield

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 03:07

Military Humvee crashes on N.J. Turnpike in ChesterfieldFour soldiers and two civilians were taken to the hospital after a Military Humvee and Nissan crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike late Friday night.


Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won't risk it

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 02:30

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the world premiere of "Focus" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. As the events in Baltimore have gripped the nation - non-violent protests over the death of a young black man while in police custody turning violent and destructive, inspiring a National Guard response and citywide curfew - some celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. “Don't give the very system that has been using violence to terrorize and exterminate us any justification to use that very violence upon us to keep us in order,” the actress wrote on Facebook Wednesday, April 29, 2015. “This is a time of self-discipline so that the true offenders of justice can be revealed.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated emotional issues publicly.


Mother found dead along with son died of natural causes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 00:56
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman found dead along with her infant son in a western Pennsylvania apartment died of pneumonia rather than a drug overdose as first suspected, authorities said Saturday.

See all the celebrities, hats and horses at the 2015 Kentucky Derby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 00:22

See all the celebrities, hats and horses at the 2015 Kentucky DerbyThe 141st Kentucky Derby returns to Churchill Downs on Saturday.


Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 00:08

In this July 23, 2014 photo released by Dakota State University, Josh Pauli teaches programming to high school students at the GenCyber Camp on the school's campus in Madison, S.D., It was one of six camps held nationally in 2014 that were funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. With the increased demand, the NSA and NSF are collaborating to host 43 GenCyber summer camps in around the country in the 2015. (Erica Clements/Dakota State University via AP)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.


Flames destroy abandoned mill in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 00:07

Flames destroy abandoned mill in WilmingtonA fire gutted an abandoned wooden building on the vacant Brancoft Mills complex in Wilmington, Delaware Friday evening.