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'Come back, daddy': Four-year-old boy's heartbreaking plea at grave of Marine father

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:08

 Four-year-old boy's heartbreaking plea at grave of Marine fatherA 4-year-old boy made a heartbreaking plea at the grave of his soldier father on Memorial Day.


Mom found with dead son in swing; child's death a mystery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:48

Mom found with dead son in swing; child's death a mysteryFurther investigation and toxicology tests are needed to determine what caused the death of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing.


Sinkhole closes runway at DFW airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:32
A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the largest transit hubs in the United States. The sinkhole was found in a safety area adjacent to one of the airport's main runways, a spokesman wrote Tuesday on the airport's Twitter page. The runway will stay closed until repairs are completed, according to the post.

Navy medical research lab in Connecticut gets new commander

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:25
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A psychiatrist with lengthy service aboard submarines, Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler for the past three years has led a little-known medical research laboratory in Groton, where teams of scientists work to better understand the wellness of sailors serving in the undersea fleet.

Two people killed in Houston flooding: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:24
HOUSTON (Reuters) - At least two people have been killed in flooding that hit Houston in the past day and left parts of the city under water, Mayor Annise Parker said on Tuesday. Parker has also requested the city, the fourth most populous in the country, be declared a disaster area. She added that large parts of Houston are high and dry. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:18

FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PRESIDENT'S EX BY SYLVIE CORBET - In this photo taken Friday, April 10, 2015 French President Francois Hollande attends a signature of agreements ceremony by India, and French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Segolene Royal, who signs a raft of business deals at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Segolene Royal is the French president’s ex-partner and mother of his four children, who is a prominent government minister, and she is increasingly appearing alongside President Hollande during important official functions. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon/Pool, FILE)PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.


French diplomat doesn't see Iran nuke deal by end of June

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — France's ambassador in Washington says world powers and Iran will probably miss an end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement.

GPS directs 2 DUI suspects to Montco police station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:08

 GPS directs DUI suspects to Montgomery County police stationA man and woman have been charged with drunk driving after their GPS directed them straight to a Montgomery County police station.


Reactor back 2 online weeks after fire at NY nuke plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:49
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A reactor that was shut down during a transformer fire two weeks ago at a suburban New York nuclear power plant has returned to service.

Supreme Court sides with KBR in false claims dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq.

Did woman sabotage kayak to kill her fiance?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:45

Did woman sabotage kayak to kill her fiance?Police allege a woman killed her fiancé by sabotaging his kayak, all in a scheme to collect insurance money.


Small business jet rolls partly off runway at Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aviation officials say a small business jet rolled partly off a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Protest against Baltimore youth jail shuts down highways

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:37
(Reuters) - Baltimore protesters marching against a planned $30 million juvenile jail shut down highways on Tuesday in the latest demonstration over the city's justice system, motorists and organizers said. The protesters shut down exits from Interstate 395, Key Highway and other roads as many residents were returning from the Memorial Day holiday, according to Twitter posts and pictures from motorists on a Baltimore Sun blog. "We are not going nowhere until the juvenile jail does," one of the organizers, the Reverend Jamal Bryant, said in a Twitter post.

PHOTOS: Woman accused of murdering fiancé

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:34

 Woman accused of murdering fiancéPhotos from the case of Angelika Graswald, accused of tampering with his fiance's kayak, killing him.


Swedish student who vanished in 1982 matched to bones in US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:32
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago, authorities said Monday.

Police: Dozens shot, 8 killed in separate shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:23
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight killed in a series of separate weekend shootings.

By the numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:22
A by-the-numbers look at the first month of the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

Connecticut police probe apparent stabbing, suicide near Yale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:14
(Reuters) - A 21-year-old Yale University student stabbed an acquaintance early on Tuesday and then jumped from the ninth floor of an apartment building near the campus, killing himself, police in Connecticut said. Both people involved were students at the Ivy League university, New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman said, adding that authorities are still investigating the incident. The stabbing victim was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital and is listed in stable condition, police said. (Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston)

Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:09
BALTIMORE (AP) — Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed to determine what caused the death of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.

Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:41

FILE - In this May 29, 2014, file photo, visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York. Starting Wednesday, May 27, 2015, more than 20,000 industry professionals are expected at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan for BookExpo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America.