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Hundreds attend 'family picnic' for San Francisco archbishop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 08:35

In this Saturday, May 16, 2015 photo, a dove from a supporter lands on the head of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a picnic at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco. Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for Cordileone, who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.


End of Marathon Galveston Bay strike uncertain ahead of vote

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 08:35
Acceptance of a new contract proposal to end a three-and-a-half- month strike by workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay, Texas, Refinery was uncertain on Sunday, one day ahead of a vote on the offered pact, workers said. Several workers leaving a briefing that United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 13-1 conducted on Sunday in the LaMarque, Texas, High School auditorium said they would vote against it. "We've been out too long to let them win." The new contract proposal was developed by a federal mediator working with Marathon and Local 13-1 to end the work stoppage, which began on Feb. 1. The 1,100 striking workers are scheduled to vote by secret ballot on Monday at their union hall in Texas City, Texas.

Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 08:32
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A powerful storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and the possibility of more severe weather.

NYC rapper Chinx killed in drive-by shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:50

NYC rapper Chinx killed in drive-by shootingChinx, a New York rapper who was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group, is dead after a drive-by shooting.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:43
HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials say 12 marines taken to hospital after aircraft made hard landing in Hawaii.

Nine killed in gun battle among Texas biker gangs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:29

Police escort a man at the scene of a shooting in WacoNine people were killed on Sunday when a simmering feud among rival biker gangs boiled over at a sports bar in Waco, Texas, resulting in gunfire and a full-blown battle in the parking lot, police said. The clash took place at Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in a shopping mall in the central Texas city, Waco police said. The fight, which involved members of at least three gangs, erupted shortly after noon and quickly escalated into a brawl involving clubs, knives, and chains, Waco Sgt. Patrick Swanton said. “These are very dangerous hostile biker gangs,” Swanton said.


2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:27
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.

2nd soldier in Humvee crash on NJ Turnpike dies from injuries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:13

2nd soldier in Humvee crash on NJ Turnpike dies from injuriesA second soldier hurt in a military Humvee crash on the New Jersey Turnpike earlier this month has died from his injuries.


Warehouse fire in Plymouth Twp. placed under control

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:12

Warehouse fire in Plymouth Twp. placed under controlA massive warehouse fire overnight in Plymouth Twp., Montgomery County is finally under control after battle that lasted all morning long.


NYC rapper Chinx killed in early morning shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:05

NYC rapper Chinx killed in drive-by shootingA New York rapper who was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group is dead after an early morning shooting.


Madison officer cleared in fatal shooting wants to return

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:01

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Madison, Wis., Police Department shows Officer Matt Kenny. Kenny, who won't face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old man in Madison on March 6, 2015, wants to return to his job, but the police chief fears for his safety. (AP Photo/Madison Police Department, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police officer involved in a fatal shooting that's prompted protests and drawn intense public scrutiny wants to return to his job, according to his attorney, but the city's police chief said he fears for the officer's safety.


Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, SEPTA's Trenton Regional Rail service to resume Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, SEPTA's Trenton Regional Rail service to resume MondayAmtrak and SEPTA have both announced that they will resume service on their lines impacted by Tuesday night's train derailment that left eight people dead.


Police: 9 dead in shooting involving rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 06:04

1 dead in fiery crash that shut down Rt. 295 in Mt. LaurelA shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant has left nine people dead and some others injured.


Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:57

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, Captain Brett McBride streams seawater over the gills of a nearly 15-foot, 2,292-pound great white shark on the research vessel Ocearch in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Chatham, Mass. A crew of researchers and fishermen are tagging great white sharks off Cape Cod in an unorthodox way. The Ocearch team baits the fish and leads them onto a lift, tagging and taking blood, tissue and semen samples up close from the worldís most feared predator. The real-time satellite tag tracks the shark each time its dorsal fin breaks the surface, plotting its location on a map. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)BOSTON (AP) — They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.


Amtrak engineer made no report of object hitting windshield before crash: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:42

NTSB photo of NTSB officials on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia PennsylvaniaBy Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal investigators have found no record that the engineer of the Amtrak commuter train that crashed in Philadelphia last week reported an object hit his locomotive in the minutes before it derailed, a U.S. official said on Sunday. The U.S. passenger rail service said on Sunday it would restore full service between Philadelphia and New York at 5:30 a.m. on Monday following last Tuesday's derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200. In an interview on ABC television's "This Week," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said: "We listened to the dispatch tape, and we heard no communications at all from the Amtrak engineer to the dispatch center to say that something had struck his train." The comment by Sumwalt comes as investigators are looking to explain what caused a circular pattern of damage found on the locomotive's windshield after the accident.


Police: 9 killed after fight, shooting erupts among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:39

Crash, truck fire shuts down Rt. 295, Rt. 73 in Mt. LaurelPolice say 9 people were killed after a fight and a shooting erupted among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas.


Apple CEO tells George Washington U. grads to live by values

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:18

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a picture with his iPhone while addressing graduates during George Washington University's commencement exercises on the National Mall, Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Washington. The university awarded Cook with an honorary doctorate of public service. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on graduates of George Washington University to find their values and commit to living by them to help change the world.


Amtrak to restore Philadelphia-New York service Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:13
(Reuters) - Amtrak will restore service between Philadelphia and New York at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, the passenger rail service said on Sunday, following last week's fatal train derailment. The derailment on Tuesday night in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and sent more than 200 to hospitals. (Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese)

Amtrak to resume full Northeast Corridor service on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:58

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, SEPTA's Trenton Regional Rail service to resume MondayAmtrak now says it will resume full Northeast Corridor operations - including service between Philadelphia and New York City - effective Monday morning.


VIDEO: Passengers escape moments before train hits bus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:36

 Passengers escape moments before train hits busNew surveillance video shows the moments before a train slams into a bus in Georgia.