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Girl hurt after bullet shatters glass in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:57

Girl hurt after bullet shatters glass in West PhiladelphiaA bullet shattered a car window on Saturday night in West Philadelphia and struck a 7-year-old girl.


SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:39
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces.

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:38

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all timeThe Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves.


Defense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:36

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, Aurora Police Officer Justin Grizzle leaves court after testifying at a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo. In testimony last week, Grizzle told of carrying victims Caleb Medley in the back of his patrol car and begging him not to die as he sped to a hospital. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Half-empty tissue boxes littered the floor of Courtroom 201 after a day in which survivors told stories of heartbreak, revulsion and horror about the night James Holmes shot scores of people inside a packed a suburban Denver movie theater.


Google embeds engineers as professors

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:25

Google software engineer and Google In Residence Sabrina Williams, right, talks with students including, from left, freshmen Lucretia Williams, Alanna Walton, and Christopher Hocutt, during a Google Student Development class on Impostor Syndrome at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.


Thousands take part in Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:25

Thousands take part in Broad Street RunThe 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run is now in the history books.


Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles region

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:17
(Reuters) - A mild earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), causing no reported damage. The quake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck at about 4 a.m. (7 a.m. ET) and was centered near View Park-Windsor Hills, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, the USGS said. Shaking described as weak could be felt east to Riverside and south to Irvine, it said. No damage was reported, according to local media. A stronger quake of 4.2 struck on Saturday at midday near Kalamazoo, Michigan, the USGS said. ...

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo Jesse Matthew Jr., right, looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax, Va. A prosecutor’s decision not to seek a death penalty for Matthew Jr., accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student, is emblematic of capital punishment’s decline across the country and in Virginia, the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.


Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:03

In this April 29, 2015 photo, parents pick up their children at the end of the school day at Christ the King School in Burlington, Vt. The church’s sound system that plays recorded bells and hymns has struck a chord with some neighbors, who find it noisy and intrusive. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The sound system next door is making it hard for Olga Lopatina to love thy neighbor: Christ the King church.


AccuWeather: Delightful!

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:43

 Delightful!AccuWeather says sunshine and warmer temperatures for Sunday.


Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:42

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo, Dustin Shaw lifts debris as he searches through what is left of his sister's house in Vilonia, Ark. Forecasters who are troubled by the high death count from twisters in recent years say they must find better ways to communicate if the public is going to behave appropriately as bad weather approaches. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.


Police: Man fatally stabs brother after watching boxing match

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:41

 Man fatally stabs brother after watching boxing matchPolice have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of his brother.


Runners cross Broad Street Run finish line

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:34

Thousands take part in Broad Street RunRunners have begun to cross the finish line at the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run.


Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:30

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 photo, a woman walks past the Center for Women’s Health, in Cleveland. The Associated Press has documented that half of Ohio’s abortion providers have either closed or reduced services over the last four years and the number of abortion procedures also is falling. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.


Mother, son escape Camden fire, critically burned

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:24

Mother, son escape Camden fire, critically burnedA mother and her 7-year-old son were critically burned in a fire in their Camden home.


Touching, funny, messages in obits getting wide audience

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:14
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.

A look at operating status of Ohio abortion clinics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:47
A look at what's happened with Ohio abortion providers since 2011:

State police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:40

This April 7, 2015, booking photo provided by Edgefield County Detention Center, shows Justin Craven, a North Augusta, S.C., police officer, who is charged in the shooting death of an unarmed driver in February 2014 in South Carolina. State police in South Carolina refuse to release dashcam video that apparently shows the white police officer shooting a 68-year-old black man to death in his driveway after a nine-mile car chase. (Edgefield County Detention Center via AP)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police in South Carolina refuse to release dashcam video that apparently shows a white police officer shooting a 68-year-old black man to death in his driveway after a nine mile car chase.


Death sentences, executions in Virginia since 1998

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:37
The death penalty has been on the decline in Virginia and nationally. The numbers of death sentences, followed by the number of executions annually in Virginia since 1998:

Reform still an issue at troubled Port Authority

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:34

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014, file photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly and her attorney Michael Critchley, right, arrive at court for a hearing in Trenton, N.J. David Wildstein, a former Christie ally, pleaded guilty Friday, May 1, 2015, to helping engineer traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 and concocting a cover-up along with Kelly and Bill Baroni, who was Christie's top appointee at the Port Authority. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The indictments against two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie and the guilty plea of a third, all stemming from the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal, and the still-looming investigation involving the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have underlined the need for reform at the agency.