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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 15:31

Two survivors hold their sandals as they stand in the mud after a landslide in Elangipitiya village in Aranayaka, Sri Lanka, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Colombo, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Weeklong rains have caused chaos across the island, unleashing deadly landslides and driving tens of thousands from their homes. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 15:01
"I had a panic attack. I'm doing OK now, but it was pretty freaky to be right there a second before it happened." — Sightseer Jenna Noelle of Austin, Texas, who was outside the White House on Friday when a man with a gun approached a checkpoint. The man was shot by a Secret Service officer and critically wounded.

Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 14:49

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a drone operated captures videos and still images of an apartment building in Philadelphia. A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without being overly intrusive. The suggestions are voluntary, but some business interests involved in the debate hope the guidelines head off tougher regulations that they fear could smother the drone industry in its infancy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)DALLAS (AP) — A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without being overly intrusive.


G-7 commits to step up controls on terrorist financing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 14:22

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew talks to reporters during a press briefing in Sendai, northern Japan, Friday, May 20, 2016. Top finance officials of the Group of Seven industrialized economies kicked off their two-day meeting over discussions on revitalizing the global economy on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Kurtenbach)AKIU, Japan (AP) — The Group of Seven major economies agreed Saturday to more aggressive action to fight financing of terrorism and violent extremism that are a threat to global stability.


A look at what led San Francisco's police chief to resign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor forced the city's police chief to resign after a series of racially charged incidents over six months that culminated when a sergeant fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car.

New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:17

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, left, walks with new acting San Francisco Police Chief Toney Chaplin on Friday, May 20, 2016. The new police chief in San Francisco has inherited a daunting job in a city divided by race, where black residents' trust in law enforcement has been frayed by a series of violent confrontations and the perception that officers are hostile toward minorities. (AP Photo/Paul Elias)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car.


Suspected car thief arrested after standoff in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:10

Suspected car thief arrested after standoff in North PhiladelphiaAfter more than two hours, a standoff involving a suspected car thief ended peacefully with the suspect being walked to a police cruiser in North Philadelphia.


In Delaware Valley, ISIS influence hits home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:44

In Delaware Valley, ISIS influence hits homeCounter-terrorism officials in the area say they are increasingly seeing ISIS influence, and that's because getting to that group is not nearly as hard as one might imagine.


Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:31

Police secure a location after a shooting near the White House in Washington DCA U.S. Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said. The Secret Service, which protects the president and his family, briefly locked down the White House as a precaution, and Vice President Joe Biden was secured within the White House complex during the lockdown, a White House spokeswoman said. A man carrying a gun approached a checkpoint shortly after 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) when uniformed Secret Service officers ordered him to stop and drop the weapon, the Secret Service said in a statement.


Deposition text: Cosby's wife refused to answer many queries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:18

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby, left, and his wife Camille appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts before he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. According to a transcript of the deposition released Friday, May 20, 2016, Camille Cosby refused to answer dozens of questions during a combative February deposition. She was subjected to intense questioning by a lawyer for seven women who claim the comedian branded them as liars after they accused him of sexually assaulting them decades ago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife refused to answer dozens of questions during a combative deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who say the comedian branded them liars after they accused him of sexually assaulting them, according to a transcript released Friday.


VIDEO: Philadelphians enjoy warm Friday night

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:08

 Philadelphians enjoy warm Friday nightFrom a Phillies game with their favorite pup to relaxing in hammocks at Street Harbor Park, Philadelphians took advantage of a warm Friday night.


Agent Orange's legacy continues to haunt Vietnam and Veterans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:03

Agent Orange's legacy continues to haunt Vietnam and VeteransMost tourists arriving at the new Danang International Airport don't know it's been one of Vietnam's most contaminated Agent Orange sites, with dioxin levels in some areas 350 times international safety standards.


Marin Co. man seeks to repeat Lindbergh's historic NYC-Paris flight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:55

Marin Co. man seeks to repeat Lindbergh's historic NYC-Paris flightIt's a typical hanger at Gnoss Field in Novato. Inside is a man, who on May 20, 2017, may very well have much of the world watching him.


Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train in Ewing Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:53

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train in Ewing TownshipMercer County authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train in Ewing Township.


Man shot by Secret Service near White House from Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:52

Man shot by Secret Service near White House from Pa.The White House was locked down for around 45 minutes Friday afternoon after a man carrying a gun near the complex was shot by Secret Service agents, a senior administration official said.


Police seek gunman in killing of Howard High student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:46

Police seek gunman in killing of Howard High studentSources tell Action News that police have the name of the gunman who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in Wilmington, Delaware.


Ninth person dies following charter bus crash in South Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:32
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Officials say a ninth person has died after being injured in the crash of a charter bus in South Texas last weekend.

One of nation's oldest Japantowns in San Jose gets new building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:25

One of nation's oldest Japantowns in San Jose gets new buildingIt's one of America's oldest Japantown, and on Friday they got something new with the grand opening of the Japantown Senior Apartments in San Jose.


Maker Faire kicks off this weekend in San Mateo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:15

Maker Faire kicks off this weekend in San MateoWhen the poofs of pyrotechnics and the grinding of gears echo through the streets of San Mateo -- it must be time for Maker Faire. This year's event for do-it-yourselfers is the biggest ever.


Secret Service Shoots Man Carrying Gun Near White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:09

Secret Service Shoots Man Carrying Gun Near White HouseThe White House was locked down for around 45 minutes this afternoon after a man carrying a gun near the complex was shot by Secret Service agents, a senior administration official said.