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Teenager bitten by shark at North Carolina Outer Banks beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:31
The National Park Service said on its Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page that the Dare County Sheriff’s Office reported that emergency responders were called to help an injured person on the beach near Waves, N.C. Paramedics found a 17-year-old boy with multiple shark bite injuries to his right calf, buttocks and hands. The victim was swimming with several other people at the time but no one else was injured, NPS said.

Nearly 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:29

Nearly 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park partyA fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, injuring nearly 500 people, including 141 in serious condition, authorities said.


Coast Guard suspends search for missing 2012 Olympic sailor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:56
MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday in Biscayne Bay outside Miami for a missing sailor who was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic sailing team.

Funerals in Charleston for slain members of black church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:36

Rain falls as pallbearers exit Emanuel AME Church carrying the casket of Cynthia Hurd as mourners for Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders file inside the church for their funerals Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Hurd, Jackson and Sanders were three of the nine people killed in the shooting at the church on June 17. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Speaking at the funerals for three of the victims of a deadly attack on a historic African-American church in South Carolina, eulogizers said Saturday that the lives lost had become a catalyst for change.


Police: Surviving escapee could face a harder time alone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:47

A law enforcement official stands guard on Studley Road where the search for convicted murderer David Sweat continues, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Duane, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday. Sweat is on the run, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — With his escape partner killed, the surviving convicted murderer who pulled off an elaborate breakout from a maximum-security prison three weeks ago could have a tougher time eluding the army of searchers scouring miles of thick woods in far northern New York, police said Saturday.


76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor: NBA titles still go through big men

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:35
Jahlil Okafor is a fan of Steph Curry and enjoyed watching the MVP lead the guard-heavy Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship.

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside South Carolina capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:15

Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate Flag from a pole at the Statehouse in ColumbiaAn activist climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, state officials said, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama called the banner a symbol of racial oppression. Two people were arrested and charged with defacing a monument, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement. Brittany Newsome climbed the flag pole and James Ian Tyson stood inside a fence and assisted her, police said.


Manhunt for remaining New York prison escapee intensifies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:02

Law enforcement officers stand along County Route 41 during a search for an escaped prisoner south of MaloneBy Pete DeMola MALONE, N.Y. (Reuters) - A manhunt for a convicted murderer who escaped from a New York state maximum security prison focused on a rural area near the Canadian border on Saturday, a day after his fellow escapee was killed. After Richard Matt was killed by U.S. Border Patrol officers, a tight security perimeter was set up in the area, where Sweat was believed to be holed up. About 1,200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers, were searching through a 22 square-mile (57 sq km) area along a highway between the towns of Malone and Duane in northern New York, New York State Police said in a statement.


US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:45

Filipino LGBTs (Lesbians Gays Bisexual and Transgenders) hold hands as they gather for a Gay Pride rally Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Mania, Philippines to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriages in all U.S. states as a victory for their cause. The rally was scheduled to commemorate the 1969 demonstrations in New York City that started the gay rights movement around the world. Jonas Bagas, executive director of the pro-LGBT rights group TLF Share, said the U.S. court ruling “will reverberate in other corners of the world.” (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)LONDON (AP) — The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.


Inmate to plead guilty in federal prison guard's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:30
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An inmate at a federal prison in central California has agreed to plead guilty to killing a correctional officer seven years ago to avoid a possible death sentence, federal prosecutors said.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:09

Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital.


Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:09

Bishop Michael Curry, of North Carolina, speaks after being elected the Episcopal Church's first African-American presiding bishop at the Episcopal General Convention Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Curry won the vote in a landslide. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly Saturday.


Habitat for Humanity opens new ReStore in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:09

Habitat for Humanity opens new ReStore in South PhiladelphiaA Habitat for Humanity store is now open in South Philadelphia, offering gently used items at deep discounts with the proceeds going towards building homes for people in need.


Driver killed in 2-vehicle crash in Claymont, Del. ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:08

Driver killed in 2-vehicle crash in Claymont, Del. ID'dPolice say the driver killed after a two car crash in Claymont, Delaware Saturday morning has been identified.


AccuWeather: Improvement Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:48

 Rainy Saturday, Improvement SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a drier finish to the second half of the weekend.


Authorities investigate fire that destroyed black SC church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:45
WARRENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are looking into a fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in South Carolina.

New York manhunt for prison escapee heats up after accomplice killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:37

Law enforcement officers stand along County Route 41 during a search for an escaped prisoner south of MaloneHundreds of law enforcement officers hunting for a convicted murderer who escaped from a New York state maximum security prison scoured an area of near the Canadian border on Saturday, a day after a fellow escapee was killed. About 1,200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers on Saturday were searching a 22 square-mile (57 square-km) area along state route 30 between the towns of Malone and Duane in northern New York state, New York State Police said in a statement. After Richard Matt was fatally shot by U.S. Border Patrol officers, a tight security perimeter was set up in the area, where Sweat was believed to be holed up.


Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:17

The Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam sits in dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Officials say eight passengers on an excursion off the ship and a pilot were in a plane that was found crashed against the granite rock face of a cliff about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. All nine people aboard died in the crash, authorities said. (Taylor Balkom/Ketchikan Daily News via AP).JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.


1 suspect in northeastern NC shooting death turns self in

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:05
CONWAY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say one of three men being sought in a murder case has turned himself in to authorities.

Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:30
BANKERSMITH, Texas (AP) — Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.