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Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:38

In this April 17, 2014 photo Jamie Gunderson, right, and her husband, John Gunderson, left, visitors from Las Vegas, look at a new interactive touch screen about victims of the bombing that is part of $7 million upgrade at The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A memorial and museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade so it can better portray how different the world was when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building 19 years ago Saturday.


US arrests more than 200 immigrants in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:04

Immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally are escorted to a transportation bus after U.S. Border Patrol agents detained about 75 immigrants who'd been living in hut for several days in a brushy area Thursday April 17, 2014 near North 10 St. and Sprague St. in McAllen, Texas. Agents spent about three hours rounding up the immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally after they responded to the area. Most of the immigrants are believed to be from Central America. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.


US arrests more than 200 immigrants at Texas camp

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:00

Immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally are escorted to a transportation bus after U.S. Border Patrol agents detained about 75 immigrants who'd been living in hut for several days in a brushy area Thursday April 17, 2014 near North 10 St. and Sprague St. in McAllen, Texas. Agents spent about three hours rounding up the immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally after they responded to the area. Most of the immigrants are believed to be from Central America. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.


Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:53
By Daniel Lovering CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. MIT police officer Sean Collier, 27, was shot multiple times in his car in an apparent confrontation with the bombing suspects days after the blast, which left three people dead and more than 260 injured when two homemade bombs exploded near the race's finish line. Collier was killed in an unsuccessful attempt to steal his gun, authorities said. Police officers, government officials, students and faculty joined members of Collier's family at the outdoor service under a tent a short distance from where Collier was killed, a place marked by a temporary memorial planted with flowers.

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:50

In this artist's concept provided by NASA, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft orbits the moon. Flight controllers on Friday, April 18, 2014 confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to do. (AP Photo/NASA, Dana Berry)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.


MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:09

Boston-area police officers march into a one-year remembrance ceremony for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier on campus in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, April 18, 2014. Authorities say Collier was slain by the suspects of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.


USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:07
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

Florida man charged with murdering son so he could play video games

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:52

Undated booking photo of Wygant released by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in InvernessBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler and left him to die in a playpen, police said on Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, was arrested on Thursday on charges of third-degree murder, which is an unplanned killing, and child neglect with great bodily harm, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Heather Yates, said. Wygant, who is from Homosassa, located about 92 miles west of Orlando, told investigators that he was trying to play Xbox games online at 1 a.m. on Thursday and became frustrated by his son, Daymeon, who was crying uncontrollably, according to the arrest affidavit. Wygant said he placed his hand over the boy's mouth and nose for three to four minutes until the child appeared exhausted and lethargic.


Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the former residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory sits under construction to be used as a rectory for six priests after Gregory moved to a nearby $2.2 million mansion for his own use in Atlanta. Residents in the neighborhood are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate the house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Friday April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in an upscale neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests, in the latest issue involving the home.


Ohio school shooting victim's dad died from heroin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:26
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in Ohio says the father of a boy killed in a 2012 school shooting died of an accidental heroin overdose on the second anniversary of his son's death.

US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:04

Immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally are escorted to a transportation bus after U.S. Border Patrol agents detained about 75 immigrants who'd been living in hut for several days in a brushy area Thursday April 17, 2014 near North 10 St. and Sprague St. in McAllen, Texas. Agents spent about three hours rounding up the immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally after they responded to the area. Most of the immigrants are believed to be from Central America. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.


Post-rehab, injured snowy owl ready to be released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:04
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota.

Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:46

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2013 photo provided by NASA shows the SpaceX Dragon vehicle inside a processing hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX has scheduled another launch attempt Friday, April 18, 2014 to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, April 16, 2014, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the delivery mission. Stormy weather, however, is forecast Friday. Saturday is the backup launch date. (AP Photo/NASA, Kim Shiflett)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere.


State of Texas seizes ranch of imprisoned polygamist leader

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45

Warren Jeffs prison mug shotBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas, where polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sexually assaulted young girls and justified it by claiming he was the "prophet of God," is now the property of the State of Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety, which raided the Eldorado, Texas, ranch in April of 2008, said in a statement released on Thursday that the walled compound has been entered by law enforcement officers and "the residents have agreed to vacate the property." Jeffs was convicted of sexual assault in 2011. The statement noted that the state on January 6 secured a forfeiture judgment from the 51st Judicial District Court. "Law enforcement personnel are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to successfully execute the court order," the DPS said.


Metro-North: Railroad has implemented reforms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:44
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Metro-North says the nation's second-largest commuter railroad has made tremendous strides in improving its safety culture after two derailments last year.

Teacher in chair-throwing incident not punished

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:43
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher who was told she could lose her job for failing to report that a student threw a chair at her won't be punished, school administrators said.

Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:37

FILE - In this November 2012 file photo provided by Nicole Lynch, her brother, Sean Collier, stands in his driveway in Someville, Mass., frying a turkey for his annual kickball Thanksgiving gathering. Investigators said Collier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass., by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a botched attempt to obtain his gun several days after the twin explosions. Collier will be remembered on the first anniversary of his death in a ceremony at MIT Friday morning, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicole Lynch)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are honoring him a year later.


Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:25

Gil VoigtCINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.


Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter.

AP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:09

An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster head stock, left, is shown next to a 2014 model, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Stratocaster ever sold. (AP Photo/Matt York)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.