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Firefighters rescue ducklings after mother killed in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:59

Firefighters rescue ducklings after mother killed in DelawareThe mother of a group of ducklings was killed trying to help her babies trapped in a sewer in Delaware.


2nd funeral Saturday for victim in Ohio shooting massacre

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:54
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The long goodbyes to eight members of a rural Ohio family killed more than a week ago continued Saturday with a funeral for a young mother as authorities remained silent in what they've said will be a lengthy investigation.

Six killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:46

A woman holds a baby in a canoe as Texas Guardsmen arrive to assist after flooding in BrookshireBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The woman and her grandchildren died in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Dallas, after escaping a house where flood waters had reached the roof line.


The Latest: 6th body found after flooding in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:44

Map locates Palestine, Texas; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):


Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:42

Former Gov. Jan Brewer attends the Arizona Republican 2016 state convention at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday's Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.


Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm unique

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:37

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett tours the exhibit floor before presiding over the annual shareholders meeting Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual meeting.


Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:07

FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn performs at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Glenn is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday, April 29, 2016 for a single titled "Trash," in which he appears to be trashing the church. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.


Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:01

File-This Feb. 16, 1981, file photo shows Daniel Berrigan, ex-priest, now political activist on NBC-TV’s “Today” show in New York. The Roman Catholic priest and Vietnam war protester, Berrigan has died. He was 94. Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, says Berrigan died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.


6th body found after Texas flash floods

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:57

Map locates Palestine, Texas; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops.


Body found in Target parking lot in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:38

Body found in Target parking lot in King of PrussiaAuthorities are investigating after a body was discovered in the parking lot of a Target store in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.

Body found in Target store parking lot in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:11

Body found in Target parking lot in King of PrussiaAuthorities are investigating after a body was discovered in the parking lot of a Target store in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:03

In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, Denise Moore, center, in white, of Des Moines, Iowa, poses with her family, from left, daughter Alex Gibbs, Emily Bosch, son Kodi Baughman, granddaughter MacKenzie Moore, sons Kori Moore, Kelli Moore, daughter Andy Gibbs, and son Kasi Baughman during a visit to Water Works Park, in Des Moines, Iowa. Moore, a mother of seven, nearly lost her parental rights after her arrest in 2003 for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect.


Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service animals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:03

FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, an Uber driver sits in his car near the San Francisco International Airport. Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals. The settlement is designed to resolve a lawsuit in federal court that alleges Uber discriminates against passengers with service dogs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.


The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 08:36

 Berkshire investors reject climate change reportOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours (all times local):


100-year-old woman sets new world record at Penn Relays

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 07:55

100-year-old woman sets new world record at Penn RelaysMost of Saturday's events highlighted high school and college athletes, or the elite men and women, but one race in particular captured the hearts of the crowd - proving it's never too late to make your mark at the Penn Relays.


1 adult, 1 child hurt in Port Richmond house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 07:32

1 adult, 1 child hurt in Port Richmond house fireTwo people, including a 1-year-old child, are recovering after a house fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Shot fired during dispute between Kensington neighbors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 07:31

Shot fired during dispute between Kensington neighborsPolice say a dispute between neighbors ended in a standoff after a shot was fired in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood.


Man's neck slashed at Center City hotel; suspect charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 07:27

Man's neck slashed at Center City hotel; suspect chargedPhiladelphia police have charged a man accused of slashing another man's neck inside a Center City hotel.


Road closures, SEPTA preps for Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 07:15

Road closures, SEPTA detours for Broad Street RunIn just hours, Broad Street will go from lanes of backed up cars to lanes of runners for the 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.