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Yale beats Harvard in 150th regatta for first victory since 2007

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 04:17
(Reuters) - Yale's heavyweight crew defeated Harvard on Sunday in the 150th running of the their regatta on the Thames River in Connecticut, giving the Bulldogs their first victory in the storied race since 2007. Yale took a 5-second lead at the first mile marker in the race on the Thames River, America's oldest collegiate sporting event, and never relinquished it, finishing nearly 17 seconds ahead of the Crimson.

Marine set to be tried for 3rd time in Iraq war-crime case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 04:04

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III speaks at his home in Oceanside, Calif. A third retrial is set to begin for Hutchins, convicted in a high-profile court martial case for the 2006 killing of an Iraqi civilian. The Los Angeles Times reports Hutchins is scheduled to be tried again Monday, June 8, 2015 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., north of San Diego. Hutchins was convicted in 2007 by a Marine jury of unpremeditated murder for killing a 52-year-old former Iraqi police officer in Hamdania village. Six other Marines and a Navy corpsman were also convicted in the Pendleton 8 case.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A retrial is set to begin for a Marine convicted in a high-profile court martial for the 2006 killing of an Iraqi civilian.


$100,000 Reward Offered for Capture of Escaped Prisoners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 03:29
Two convicted murderers escaped from update N.Y. prison using power tools.

Cultural taboo, property-value worries hit veterans cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 03:22
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Residents concerned about cultural taboos and property values are opposing a move to convert a former air base into the Southern California Veterans Cemetery.

Truck hits tree and bees attack; 3 injured, deputy stung

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people were critically injured and a sheriff's deputy badly stung after a catering truck lost control and jumped a curb, hitting a tree and triggering a swarm of angry displaced bees.

Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teen at pool party

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:54
A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced in social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on another at a pool party disturbance, officials said on Sunday. "This video has raised concerns that are being investigated," the police department in McKinney, a city about 30 miles north of Dallas, said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Friday and raised questions on social media about racial bias in policing since most of the people targeted by the officer, who appears in the video to be white, were black teens in a multi-race crowd.

Colorado looking to drier weather, though storm risk remains

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:39
DENVER (AP) — A soggy Colorado was looking forward to clearer, calmer skies over the next few days — though forecasters warned another Pacific storm could send a watery wallop next weekend.

Obama, with beer and wurst, works to mend US-German ties

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:34

US President Barack Obama, joined by Horst Seehofer, Minister President of Bavaria, right, is greeted by traditionally dressed Bavarian men and women as he arrives on Air Force One at the airport in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015, en route to the G-7 summit at the Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)KRUEN, Germany (AP) — Feasting on Bavarian beer and sausages, President Barack Obama on Sunday celebrated decades of U.S. friendship with Germany despite recent challenges and said the country "is proof that conflicts can end and great progress is possible."


Skateboarder chases, detains driver police say hit girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:11
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A driver accused of striking a teenage girl in Kailua-Kona was chased down by a skateboarder and detained until police arrived.

Arizona water outlook not as dire as neighboring California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 01:56

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 file photo, showing the low water levels at Lake Pleasant, in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona is in the midst of a 20-year drought and faces a cutback of part of its Colorado River water supply as early as 2016, but water experts have been planning for decades in the desert state foresee no restrictions on urban water consumption or other drastic measures such as those ordered by California Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this year because the groundwater banking projects and conservation steps taken over that period leave Arizona in a comfortable spot. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Gripped by a prolonged drought, Arizona faces possible cuts to its main water supply in the next 18 months.


2 more slayings as spike in Baltimore violence continues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 01:50
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are investigating two more slayings as the city continues to endure a spike in violent crime.

Man shot and killed in Willingboro

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:45

Man shot and killed in WillingboroA man was shot and killed in Burlington County late Saturday night.


Man shot dead in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:42

Man shot dead in South PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting in South Philadelphia that left a man dead.


Man hospitalized in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:40

Man hospitalized in Kensington shootingA man was hospitalized after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Blurry lines between bikers, police clubs draw concern

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:40

FILE - In this June 16, 2010 file photo, bikers arrive at Weirs Beach for bike week in Laconia, N.H. As Laconia gets ready to host the annual Bike Week in a few weeks, concerns about the relationship between police and biker gangs has been scrutinized following the shooting between rival motorcycle gang members May 17 in Waco, Texas.(AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, discipline and brotherhood. And on weekends tens of thousands of cops routinely trade their cruisers and badges for choppers and club colors.


Police: Man shot 15 times near South Philadelphia park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:37

 Man shot 15 times near South Philadelphia parkA man is in critical condition after a shooting near Wharton Square in South Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Sunday's Pleasant!

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:33

 Sunday's Pleasant!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says expect a lot of sunshine out there this afternoon.


Untouched cave to provide clues to Black Hills history

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:31
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region's climate has changed over thousands of years.

2 men shot entering North Philadelphia homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:30

2 men shot entering North Philadelphia homesTwo men were shot, one critically, while walking into their homes in two separate incidents in North Philadelphia.


Dowsers tap into far more than water at annual convention

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:28

In this Thursday, June 4, 2015 photo, Richard Roy of Laval, Quebec, Canada, demonstrates the use of a Y-rod at the American Society for Dowsing's annual convention in Lyndonville, Vermont. Practitioners of dowsing use metal rods, forked sticks and pendulums and what they say is their subconscious to tap into a universal natural knowledge. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Some journey here to learn an ancient practice. Others to hone their skills. Many return year after year.