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New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 20:23
A police officer was found shot dead in his patrol car in New Orleans this morning.

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 20:01

FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court was hearing arguments in President Barack Obama's health overhaul which, if successful, could halt health care premium subsidies in all the states where the federal government runs the insurance marketplaces. A Supreme Court ruling expected in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But Republicans _ not White House officials _ have been the ones talking about damage control. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.


Police investigate possible abduction in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 19:55

Police investigate possible abduction in Camden, N.J.Police are investigating the report of a possible abduction in Camden, New Jersey.


Teen critical in Camden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 19:32

Teen critical in Camden shootingA teenager was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in Camden.


WWII vet to receive honorary diploma from Ohio high school

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 18:57

Charles W. Benning, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, left to fight the war in Europe before he could graduate from high school. Next Thursday, Yellow Springs High School will award him the diploma he never received. (Ty Greenlees/Dayton Daily News via AP)SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war.


Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 18:49

FILE - In this Saturday, May 16, 2015, file photo, U.S actors Emma Stone, left, and Bradley Cooper pose for photographers at a photo call for the film, "Aloha," in London. The Sony Pictures romantic comedy, which releases in U.S. theaters on May 29, 2015, is drawing criticism in Hawaii, where it was filmed. Some Native Hawaiians, including the state’s film commissioner, are taking issue with using a Hawaiian word to title a mainstream Hollywood movie. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.


Police: Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:53

 Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyedA bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.


Man found shot dead on street in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:14

Man found shot dead on street in West PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the suspect responsible for shooting and killing a man in West Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Shooting victim dies at hospital in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:14

Shooting victim dies at hospital in North PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for answers after a shooting victim showed up at the hospital with his friend and later died in North Philadelphia.


John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:31

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1994 file photo, Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the school in Princeton, N.J., after being named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for economics. Nash, whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.


UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:12

In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, cars are parked in the center of the village in Harmondsworth in London. Residents of the village close to Heathrow Airport are campaigning against the expansion of the airport which they claim will decimate their community. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.


Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:03

In this April 27, 2015 photo, a barista brews coffee at a Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Tokyo. Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)TOKYO (AP) — Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.


Couple missing for 2 weeks found in California wilderness

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:32
WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A couple missing for two weeks were found Sunday in a remote part of San Diego County with the elderly husband dead and his wife severely dehydrated, after surviving on just rain water and some food, authorities said.

Dozens arrested, cited after Northern California protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:11
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland on Sunday in a second night of protests against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests.

Man, boy dead in cherry picker accident in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:31
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man and a 12-year-old boy are dead and three other boys are injured after the cherry picker they were in was thrown by a gust of wind.

Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:49

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2014, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol Dome, in Washington, surrounded by scaffolding for a long-term repair project, and framed by the last of autumn's colorful leaves. Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks while avoiding a government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.


Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:28

David Barry consoles his 5-year-old daughter, Marley, while she tries to sleep in a flood evacuee room created at the San Marcos Activity Center, Sunday May 24, 2015, in San Marcos, Texas. The Barry family was evacuated from their apartment at 4 a.m. Sunday morning and was waiting to hear if they could return. (Erika Rich/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.


YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:50

FILE - In this March 29, 2006 file photo, YouTube cofounders Chad Hurley, 29, left, and Steven Chen, 27, pose for a photo with their laptops at their office loft in a San Mateo, Calif. YouTube has been celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout May 2015 because the site entered its testing, or “beta,” phase in May 2005, but the company’s roots go further back. Co-founders Hurley, Chen and Jawed Karim started YouTube in February 2005 shortly after realizing there wasn’t an easy way for people to share their videos on the Internet. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.