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Day that Florida boy shot his brothers was like any other

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 03:05
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The moments before 12-year-old Kevin Pimentel shot his two brothers were routine — the stuff that school nights are made of across America.

Ole Miss chancellor refuses offer to extend contract after 2 weeks of protests supporting him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:58
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss chancellor refuses offer to extend contract after 2 weeks of protests supporting him.

Journalism school will release report on rape story Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:58
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A journalistic review of a discredited Rolling Stone magazine article on an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house will be released Sunday, Columbia Journalism School announced on its website Thursday.

Philadelphia airport workers strike over wages and benefits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:55

Airport workers on strike picket Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers at Philadelphia's airport have called a strike to protest what they say are low wages and unfair labor practices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few dozen baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers went on strike at Philadelphia's airport Thursday, demanding higher wages, benefits and an end to what they say are unfair labor practices.


Sheriff links staff cuts to Illinois murder convict's escape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:47

Police officers from the City of Kankakee and Kankakee County search for prison escapee Kamron T. Taylor in Kankakee, Ill., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Authorities say Taylor, a convicted murderer who escaped from jail earlier in the day after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officers armed with rifles on Thursday searched homes in eastern Illinois for a convicted murderer on the run, as the sheriff overseeing the manhunt linked his escape to budget and jail staffing cuts.


Judge says court battle over giant emerald can proceed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled a trial can go forward to determine ownership of an emerald weighing 840 pounds that was hauled out of a Brazilian mine more than a decade ago.

Airbnb offers Cuba lodgings in major US business expansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:31

A home owner sits in his living room at his home with rooms for rent in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The wildly popular online home-sharing service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.


Officials:147 killed in attack at university in Kenya

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:31

147 killed in attack at university in KenyaAl-Shabab gunmen stormed a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's bloodiest attack in the East African country, officials said.


Officials:147 fatalities in attack at university in Kenya

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:29

147 killed in attack at university in KenyaAl-Shabab gunmen stormed a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's bloodiest attack in the East African country, officials said.


Alabama mom: Baby born without nose 'perfect the way he is'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:25

Brandi McGlathery tends to her son Eli at the NICU at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile, Ala., on March 19, 2015. Eli was born at South Baldwin Hospital on March 4 without a nose. Besides not having an external nose, he doesn't have a nasal cavity or olfactory system. Eli has an extremely rare condition known as complete congenital arhinia, said his mother, adding that there are only about 37 cases worldwide like his. The chance of being born with congenital arhinia is one in 197 million, she said. (AP Photo/AL.com, Sharon Steinmann) MAGS OUTMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Before Eli Thompson was born, his father joked that he hoped he wouldn't pass on his nose to his new son.


Report: 5th-grader who leaped to death upset by chess match

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:18

 5th-grader who leaped to death upset by chess matchA fifth-grade boy who lost a chess match during recess was in tears and upset because his opponent did not say "checkmate" before he jumped to his death from a second-story window at his school, according to a police report.


Police patrol Indiana pizzeria that won't cater gay weddings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:02
WALKERTON, Ind. (AP) — Police have stepped up patrols around a small-town Indiana pizzeria after one of the owners said the state's new religious objections law backs their right to deny catering to a same-sex wedding.

Tentative Deal Reached on Iran Nuke Deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:54
Officials make formal announcement from Switzerland.

Alabama inmate on death row for nearly 30 years to be freed after judge throws out case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:43
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama inmate on death row for nearly 30 years to be freed after judge throws out case.

Marshall Islands will appeal in nuclear case against US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is persisting with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that the United States meet its obligations toward getting rid of its nuclear weapons. It filed notice Thursday that it will appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss the case.

California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:22

Frank Gehrke, left, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, and Gov. Jerry Brown walk across a dry meadow that is usually covered in several inches of snow as conducts the snow survey, near Echo Summit, Calif., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Gehrke said this was the first time since he has been conducting the survey that he found no snow at this location at this time of the year. Brown took the occasion to annouced that he signed an executive order requiring the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Gary Whitlock watched water run to a sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned whether California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous efforts in the drought-stricken state.


NY doctor convicted of killing estranged wife in mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:21
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent central New York physician was found guilty Thursday of killing his estranged wife inside their mansion in 2012 and attempting to cover up the crime, which left their bedroom splattered with the victim's blood.

Boy to stand trial in death of pal whose body was in selfie

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:17
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who fatally shot a friend in the face and then took a selfie with the victim's body has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide and firearms charges.

California teacher burned in science experiment accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:04
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in the San Francisco Bay Area say a high school teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns in a science experiment accident.

1 critical in Tacony ATV accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:54

1 critical in Tacony ATV accidentAn ATV rider is hospitalized after an accident in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.