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10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:21

In this image taken from video made available by Guardia Costiera, an Italian coast Guard vessel and helicopter during ongoing search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Sunday April 19, 2015, to locate migrants who are believed to be lost at sea. UNHCR says Sunday, the search and recovery rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying migrants is believed to have overturned north of Libya, with some 600 people still missing. (Guardia Costiera via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya; 24 dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:44

Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya; 24 deadEmergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean.


Three found shot to death in Pennsylvania hotel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:41
(Reuters) - A man shot and killed another man and a woman before killing himself in a southern Pennsylvania hotel room on Sunday, police said. The three were all found in a room at a Quality Inn in Springettsbury Township, about 100 miles west of Philadelphia. "There's no threat to anyone at this time that we're aware of," Springettsbury Township Police Chief Daniel Stump told a local CBS television affiliate. Springettsbury Township has a population of about 27,000.

Utility: No leaks found in California gas line that exploded

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:35
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.

Bobby Brown tells concert goers his ailing daughter is awake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:21

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs with New Edition at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Brown told concert goers Saturday, April 18, 2015, that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home. In a video, Brown tells the crowd during a concert appearance at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas, that “Bobbi is awake,” adding that “she is watching me.” The crowd screamed after his remark. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, file)ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown told concert goers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home.


Baltimore investigates death of man in police custody

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:08
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable."

Man fatally struck in Plumstead Township, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:31

Man fatally struck in Plumstead Township, Bucks CountyA male pedestrian was struck and killed in Plumstead Township, Bucks County.


3 injured in Delaware State University shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:28

3 injured in Delaware State University shootingAuthorities say three people were wounded in a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.


ESPN: Tim Tebow agrees to deal with Eagles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:12

 Tim Tebow agrees to deal with EaglesESPN is reporting that Tim Tebow agreed on a deal with the Eagles, a league source said Sunday night.


Police arrest 4 after student shot at Charlotte university

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:09
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four men are facing multiple charges after the early-morning shooting of a student on the campus of a small, private university in Charlotte.

Montgomery County family gets much-needed help after arrival of triplets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:46

Montgomery County family gets much-needed help after arrival of tripletsA Montgomery County family got a boost from friends they didn't know they had after the unexpected arrival of triplets.


Soldier's son presented 70-year-old dog tags found on beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:10
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — Dog tags a U.S. soldier lost on a Massachusetts beach 70 years ago have been returned to his son at the same place.

Death of Baltimore man a week after arrest raises questions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:10
(Reuters) - A black man died in a Baltimore hospital on Sunday, a week after he was arrested and dragged into a police van by white patrol officers, authorities said on Sunday, raising questions about how he sustained his injuries and prompting an investigation. Freddie Gray, 27, died at the Shock Trauma Center, a part of the University of Maryland Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Karen Lancaster said. Representatives of the hospital and the Baltimore police were not immediately available for further comments. Gray's death follows a series of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Denver police issue dozens of citations at pot events

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:08

Partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana on one of several days of the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park, Saturday April 18, 2015. The annual event is the second 4/20 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can't use it in public.


Police worry woman suspected in murder-abduction may flee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:06
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Police are taking precautions to ensure a woman suspected of killing an Indiana mother in order to steal a 3-week-old infant doesn't flee a hospital in Texas where she is being treated for depression.

Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:34

Former President Bill Clinton, left, holds the hand of former state Rep. Susan Winchester, right, the chairman of the the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundations, during a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Oklahoma City National Memorial in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Winchester lost her sister Dr. Peggy Clark in the bombing. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.


Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.

Heavy smoke spreading from fast-growing fire near Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:46
(Reuters) - Evacuation orders were lifted on Sunday for residents near a fast-moving brush fire east of Los Angeles that had threatened more than 200 homes overnight, even though heavy smoke was still menacing the area, fire department officials said. Residents sensitive to smoke were cautioned to stay inside as windy conditions blew the haze around the Prado Dam region, about an hour's drive east of Los Angeles in drought-stricken California. The smoke was affecting communities from Anaheim to Chino Hills and western San Bernardino County, said Captain Liz Brown of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CalFire).

Fire crews say parrots in burning house were calling for help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:11

Fire crews say parrots in burning house were calling for helpFirefighters arriving at a burning house in Idaho on Friday say they heard what sounded like calls for help from inside.


Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:10

Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-workerA 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place - the company where she works.