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Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:08

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aidAs the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

Baltimore mayor imposes curfew, governor declares state of emergency after riots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:48

Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in BaltimoreRioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

Tiny California tribe turns to adoption to boost revenue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:43
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A tiny, casino-owning Native American tribe in Northern California has pursued an unusual strategy to boost revenue: Adoption.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:42

Workers of the German Red Cross (DRK) prepare a load of humanitarian aid for victims of the earthquake in Nepal, in front of an aircraft at Schoenefeld airport outside Berlin Monday, April 27, 2015. The flight will carry around 60 tonnes of supplies for the victims. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

AP PHOTOS: Riots hit Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:42

Firefighters prepare to put out a fire at a store, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — A CVS store set ablaze. People looting shops and hurling rocks and bricks at police. The smell of burned rubber in one neighborhood where youths looted a liquor store.

Mexican police free 92 migrants held near U.S. border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:31
Mexican police freed 92 migrants from a safe house in the city of Reynosa on Mexico's northeastern border with the United States, the government said on Monday. Federal police arrested three suspected gang members during the raid on the building where the migrants, hailing from Cuba, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, were being held, the National Security Commission said in a statement. According to the statement, the raid took place on Friday, a week after Reynosa was hit by gunfights and burning vehicles blocking roads during the capture of a local drug gang boss. Sitting opposite the Texan city of McAllen, Reynosa has been racked by violence over the past year.

NWS: At least 8 tornadoes touched down in Texas Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:23

This April 26, 2015 photo provided by Ben McMillan shows two large hailstones that fell near Rising Star, Texas, about 150 miles southwest of Dallas. A severe storm system that swept across parts of Texas over the weekend brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain, the National Weather Service said Monday, April 27, 2015. (Ben McMillan via AP)DALLAS (AP) — A band of tornadoes that swept across parts of rural Texas over the weekend flattened buildings, tore the roofs off other structures and forced people to rush for shelter, the National Weather Service said Monday.

US court upholds Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:23
CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Monday upheld a Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban that had become a focus in the statewide debate over gun control, though a dissenting judge sharply criticized the majority opinion.

Federal board declines request to reopen Buddy Holly crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:10
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has declined a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

Miller says he will plead guilty in Jewish site shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:07

FILE- In this March 27, 2015, file photo, Frazier Glenn Miller, left, appears in court at the Johnson County Courthouse, in Olathe, Kan., where he asked for his right to a speedy trial. Frazier Glenn Miller, who is accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers, told The Associated Press in a phone call from jail on Monday, April 27, 2015, that he doesn't think he has much longer to live and wants a chance to speak in court about why he committed the crimes. (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP, File)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas says he plans to plead guilty to capital murder to avoid a lengthy trial because of his failing health.

Elderly victim testifies in 1st Jamaican lottery scam case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:06
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An elderly widow from North Dakota who authorities say was among dozens of victims of a Jamaican lottery scam told jurors in federal court she lost about $300,000 and borrowed against her insurance policy with the hopes of collecting $19 million to help her family.

Motorcyclist in grave condition after Delco crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:57

Motorcyclist in grave condition after Delco crashA motorcyclist is in grave condition after crashing in Delaware County.

Theater shooting trial opens with contrasting views of James Holmes' unstable mind

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:54

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr., top right, presides over the opening of the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, far left, in Centennial, Colo., Monday, April 27, 2015. The trial will determine if he'll be executed, spend his life in prison, or be committed to an institution as criminally insane. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a "Batman" premiere.

Nurses union plans short strikes in California and Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:49
A union representing nurses in California and Illinois said on Monday 6,400 members planned to walk off their jobs later this week for a series of one- and two-day strikes amid contract negotiations. Issues in contention vary from location to location, but include salary, health benefits and nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Association. Unless progress is made in contract negotiations over the next two days, union nurses will walk out on Thursday and Friday at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center, Idelson said. They also plan to strike for one day on Friday at two hospitals owned by Providence Health and Services, St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica and Little Company of Mary in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance.

Possible Democratic presidential hopeful O'Malley saddened by Baltimore violence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:47
(Reuters) - Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley said on Monday he was saddened by the situation in Baltimore, where violence erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. "I'm saddened that the City I love is in such pain this night," tweeted O'Malley, who was mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 before becoming governor. Saying that "all of us share a profound feeling of grief for Freddie Gray & his family," O'Malley added: "We must come together as one City to transform this moment of loss & pain into a safer & more just future for all of Baltimore's people." Gray's death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African-Americans after the killings of unarmed black men in Missouri, New York City and elsewhere. Rioters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore on Monday in violence that injured at least 15 police officers.

Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:46
DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home.

Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:42

Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her daughter Jhessye Shockley at the family's suburban Phoenix home and deprived her of food and water until she died. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.

Firefighter arrested for 3 slayings in 15-year-old cold case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35

This April 26, 2015 photo provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Department shows David Dwayne Watson in Tucson, Ariz. Watson, 46, is being charged with the August 2000 killing of his ex-wife and the later killings of his former mother-in-law and a third woman. (Pima County Sheriff's Department via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — While David Watson was rising through the ranks at the Tucson Fire Department, authorities working to solve three cold-case murders had him in mind as their main suspect.

GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.