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300 Pennsylvania State Police personnel to aid in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:09

300 Pennsylvania State Police personnel to aid in BaltimoreThe Pennsylvania State Police is sending 300 troopers and other personnel to help authorities in Baltimore as they try to maintain peace and prevent a repeat of looting and arson that erupted earlier this week.


For 100 years, celebrities have helped urge animal kindness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:05

In this 1915 photo provided by the American Humane Association, children ride a bandwagon during the first campaign promoting kindness to animals, 100 years ago. The American Humane Association is touting its past to move animal welfare forward by celebrating 100 years of Be Kind to Animals Week, which draws celebrities, politicians and everyday enthusiasts each May to raise awareness about the plight of animals. (Humane Society via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — These days, people pay piles of cash to pamper their pets, but problems remain on the farm and in the slaughterhouse, on movie sets and at animal shelters — even in the wild.


Report: Water supply among Ohio firefighter death factors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 22:59
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency's draft report on a suspected arson fire that killed two Ohio firefighters last year said that an inadequate water supply was among several factors that contributed to their deaths.

Judge delays case against Alabama officer charged in assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 22:38
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge is delaying action on a state assault charge against an Alabama police officer accused of injuring an Indian man during a violent confrontation earlier this year.

Conflicting reports given on health of singer Joni Mitchell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:58

FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, Joni Mitchell waves to the crowd during her 70th birthday tribute concert as part of the Luminato Festival at Massey Hall in Toronto. A woman identified as Mitchell's friend of more than 44 years, Leslie Morris, stated in a Tuesday, April 28, 2015, court filing in Los Angeles that the legendary folk singer is unconscious and unable to care for herself. A doctor's declaration accompanying Morris' petition to be named Mitchell's conservator states the singer-songwriter will not be able to attend any court hearings for at least four to six months, but offers no additional details on Mitchell's illness or prognosis. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been the subject of conflicting information, with her website stating she is alert and expected to make a full recovery but a longtime friend saying in a court filing that she was unconscious and unable to care for herself.


Nik Wallenda completes walk of 400-foot wheel in Orlando

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:55
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the rim of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel Wednesday morning in Florida.

Power restored to ex-Revel casino; re-opening date uncertain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:49

Power restored to ex-Revel casino; re-opening date uncertainThe power is back on at Atlantic City's former Revel casino.


Woman dies in Wilmington double shooting; victim ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:38

ID released of woman killed in Wilmington double shootingOne women has died after being shot and another woman remains hospitalized in Wilmington, Delaware.


Woman dies in Wilmington double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:26

ID released of woman killed in Wilmington double shootingOne women has died after being shot and another woman remains hospitalized in Wilmington, Delaware.


A glance at Vietnamese-American community 40 years after war

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:02
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Over the last four decades, the Vietnamese community in the U.S. has grown to 1.7 million, with elected representatives to Congress, state government and local offices.

U.S. military jet lands safely in England after in-flight emergency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:59
A U.S. Air Force refueling jet has landed safely at its base in England, RAF Mildenhall, after an in-flight emergency, the Air Force unit that operates the aircraft said on Wednesday. The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker with call sign QUID 72 returned safely at 1:20 a.m. (08:20 p.m. EDT), an hour after the emergency, according to a statement from the 100th Air Refueling Wing. RAF Mildenhall, in Suffolk, eastern England, had been its planned destination.

Jay Z to perform rare songs to promote Tidal service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:35

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015, file photo, Jay Z arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jay Z is breaking out his B-sides to hype his fledgling music streaming service. The rap mogul announced plans Wednesday, April 29, 2015, to unleash songs he hasn’t performed in a decade, or ever, at a free New York concert to be held on May 13. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Z is breaking out his B-sides to hype his fledgling music streaming service.


Requiem for a clam strip: Last 2 HoJo restaurants soldier on

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:31

In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 photo, customers walk into Howard Johnson's Restaurant in Lake George, N.Y. The HoJo’s on the main strip of the Adirondack Mountain resort town of Lake George and another in Bangor, Maine, are the last two restaurants operating under the famous name. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — The 28 ice cream flavors are just a cool memory. Those fried clam plates? All but eighty-sixed. Howard Johnson's restaurants — the once-ubiquitous orange-roofed eateries that nourished baby boomers before the rise of burgers and burritos — have almost disappeared.


Video shows mother beating woman over parking space

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:12

Video shows mother beating woman over parking spaceWith her husband and children watching, a mother viciously beat another woman over a parking spot.


Pennsylvania McDonald's bans minors after teens attack owner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:10
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A McDonald's restaurant in central Pennsylvania has stopped serving minors after police say a group of unruly teenagers attacked the owner.

NYC Biblical Art Museum to close in June

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:58
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Museum of Biblical Art has announced it will close in June after failing to find a new home.

Flames force 3 people from Deptford Twp. home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:45

Flames force 3 people from Deptford Twp. homeA house fire has left three people displaced in Deptford Township, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.


Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:21
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains.

Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet under curfew

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:16

Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet under curfewBaltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet Wednesday morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.


Mom talks about smacking son around during Baltimore riot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:12

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, speaks at a news conference about the situation in Baltimore with Baltimore's Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Baltimore was a city on edge as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)BALTIMORE (AP) — A mother who was caught on video smacking her 16-year-old son around after he threw objects at police said when they made eye contact, he knew he was in trouble.