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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.

Bad training invalidates 170 Ohio concealed weapons licenses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:06
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office says about 170 people who received improper gun training from an instructor have been notified that their licenses to carry concealed weapons are invalid and they'll have to retake classes.

Police: Dog mauls boy to death on Chicago's South Side

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:03
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a dog on the South Side of Chicago.

Police confront home invasion suspects in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:10

Police confront home invasion suspects in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the three people who pulled off a home invasion in Northeast Philadelphia and nearly got caught.

Maryland lawmakers take up police reform after Baltimore unrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:08

People gather at city hall in Baltimore, MarylandBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baltimore rioting over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is spurring Maryland lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform after legislation stalled in the statehouse. Legislators hope that the death of Freddie Gray, 25, can galvanize the Democratic-controlled state Assembly after bids for reforms, especially one that would alter a state law giving police special rights, went nowhere in the last legislative session. "Unfortunately for Freddie Gray, he becomes symbolic of similar type of issues facing police departments across the nation," said state Senator Catherine Pugh, co-chair of a 20-member bipartisan working group appointed this month to study police issues.

Large fire damages 3 homes in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:49

Large fire damages 3 homes in Strawberry MansionFire damaged three homes in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.

Police: 3 children hurt when waterspout uproots bounce house

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 16:42

In this photo provided by Burt Osteen, glass is scattered around a toppled basketball hoop after a waterspout made landfall at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla. on Monday, May 25, 2015. Authorities say three children were injured when the waterspout uprooted a bounce house and sent it across a parking lot into the road. (Burt Osteen via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said.

What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:16

Two men kiss as first results start to filter through in the referendum, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the "no" campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriages, say the only question is how large the "yes" side's margin of victory will be from Friday's vote. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)NEW YORK (AP) — Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts in the countries' situations:

Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:01

In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, two cleanup crew members work to remove oil from the sand along a portion of soiled coastline near Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. Oil spilled from a pipeline resulted in the cleanup efforts at the onshore site and along several miles of California coastline. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday.

Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:22

U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux(Reuters) - Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered. The Clark County, Nevada coroner's office said in a posting on Twitter that it had taken jurisdiction over King's body, and that autopsy results would take a minimum of six to eight weeks. "Our coroner takes jurisdiction over #BBKing body, performs autopsy.

Horses return to Mackinac Island in rite of spring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:08

In a photo from Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Mackinac Island Mich., United Parcel Service driver Dan Minta delivers packages on the island using a horse drawn cart. Horses do the heavy lifting on the island, hauling people and cargo across the car-free tourist destination in northern Michigan. Many of the 500 horses that are so vital to the island’s operations during the warm-weather months over winter on farms. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Automobiles are not permitted on Michigan's Mackinac Island. Horses most certainly are.

Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:16

FILE - In this July 13, 2012 file photo, Samsung Electronics Co. Chief Operating Officer Lee Jae-yong arrives at the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate. Samsung said Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that its defacto holding company Cheil Industries Inc. will acquire Samsung C&T Corp. by offering 0.35 new Cheil shares for every Samsung C&T share. Analysts say the transaction will give Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong a big say in the conglomerate including its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate.