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N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US for illegal entry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:03
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month.

Buzz building ahead of Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:37

Buzz building ahead of Broad Street RunSome 40,000 runners are getting ready for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, and all of those extra feet in town added to the buzz on Saturday night in Center City.


On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:33
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.

Festive Baltimore rallies in hope after police charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:29

Protesters march down West North Avenue as they demonstrate against police brutality and celebrate the charges against the arresting officers in the death of neighborhood resident Freddie Gray in West BaltimoreBy Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to hopes for change following swift criminal charges against six police officers. There was an upbeat mood at the march from the housing projects where 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested last month to a plaza in front of city hall where the city's chief prosecutor announced charges on Friday ranging from murder to assault in his death.


Crimefighters: Who killed Pernell Earle?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:29

 Who killed Pernell Earle?A sister, in mourning over the death of her brother, is asking for your help after a full year without justice.


After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:23
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet in peaceful marches that have turned violent.

Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:09

A seagull takes flight from a bed of yearling oysters, growing on large "mother" shells planted throughout the bed, at low tide Friday, May 1, 2015, in Willapa Bay near Tokeland, Wash. Washington oyster growers are preparing to spray up to 2,000 acres of commercial shellfish beds after winning state approval to use a neurotoxic pesticide to control a native burrowing shrimp that threatens the shellfish industry. But federal agencies and others say there’s not enough information to gauge the impact of imidacloprid. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow.


Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:08

FILE - In this Friday, May 1, 2015 file photo, Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's top prosecutor, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. Mosby charged six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt. But getting a jury to convict police officers of murder and manslaughter will be far harder than obtaining arrest warrants. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt.


Roxborough native signs free agent deal with Eagles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:58

Roxborough native signs free agent deal with EaglesLast month, we called Roxborough native Rasheed Bailey one of the best collegiate receivers you've probably never heard of.


American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:19
(Reuters) - American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Baffert, after winning his fourth Kentucky Derby, said if American Pharoah came out of the race in good health the next stop would be the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

Plainclothes NYPD officer shot; 1 suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:11

NYPD officer shot in head recovering; suspect in custodyA plainclothes New York City police officer riding in an unmarked car was shot and critically wounded Saturday evening by a man police had approached after suspecting him of carrying a gun, a police spokeswoman said.


State's Attorney details roles of each of 6 charged officers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:08

Members of Baltimore Police Department are pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentSix officers are charged in Freddie Gray's death from injuries he suffered while in police custody. State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby says the officers repeatedly failed to get Gray medical treatment after his arrest. The police officers' union has said they are not responsible for Gray's death.


Baltimore's curfew takes a toll on city businesses

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 09:45
By Scott Malone BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Five days after rioters torched buildings and looted stores in an outbreak of violence over the death of a black man who was fatally injured in police custody, Baltimore's bars and restaurants are hurting. With police and National Guard troops enforcing a 10 p.m. nightly curfew that will continue over Saturday night, businesses in all corners of the city are forced to close early and are seeing fewer customers during the shortened hours they are open, business owners said on Saturday. "It's just devastating, financially," said Ron Furman, owner of Max's Taphouse, in the city's Inner Harbor district, which is popular with tourists. It's a ghost town." Traffic was slowest on Tuesday and Wednesday when many downtown office workers chose to work from home or left work early out of fears of a repeat of Monday's rioting, business owners said.

Police officer injured in Spring Garden crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 09:12

Police officer injured in Spring Garden crashA Philadelphia police officer was injured in a two vehicle crash in the Spring Garden section Saturday morning.


Mormon church issues statement on health of its president

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 09:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has issued its first statement that directly addresses the health of its 87-year-old president.

Girl flown to hospital after being shot with air gun in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 08:47

Girl flown to hospital after being shot with air gun in Bucks CountyA girl had to be flown to the hospital after she was shot with either a pellet gun or BB gun on Saturday in Bucks County.


Police: Man shoots, kills would-be carjacker outside store

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 08:45
OREM, Utah (AP) — A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said.

Suspect shot dead by shopper outside Utah grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 07:40
OREM, Utah (AP) — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store.

Boaters rescued from rushing river during annual antler hunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 07:16
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers and law enforcement officers carried out a daring moonlight rescue after a boat full of people capsized in a rushing river and two other boats were swept downstream during a popular antler-hunting event in Wyoming.

American Pharoah wins the 141st Kentucky Derby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 07:15

American Pharoah wins the 141st Kentucky DerbyAmerican Pharoah is the winner of the 141st Kentucky Derby.