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4 remain hospitalized in school stabbing rampage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:17

A sign a group of students taped up supporting their school is displayed near the entrance to Franklin Regional High School Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa. A knife wielding student injured over 20 people in a stabbing attack the day before at the school. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attack. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A high school student who was among the most critically injured in a stabbing rampage outside Pittsburgh has undergone multiple surgeries and will have another one this weekend, but he is improving and has been able to communicate with his family, hospital officials said Saturday.


Stabbing rampage school to reopen Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:11

A sign a group of students taped up supporting their school is displayed near the entrance to Franklin Regional High School Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa. A knife wielding student injured over 20 people in a stabbing attack the day before at the school. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attack. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage last week will resume classes Wednesday, one week after the attacks.


New York district attorney investigating Port Authority: media reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:58

New Jersey Governor Christie speaks during a news conference in Trenton, New JerseyBy David Jones NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney has issued a subpoena seeking correspondence from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration and records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey relating to several major construction projects, according to media reports. The subpoena, issued in March, seeks a wide range of records from current and former officials from the Port Authority and Christie's administration about a number of projects, the Wall Street Journal, citing an unidentified source, reported on its website. The New York Times, also citing an unnamed source in a report on its website on Saturday, said District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's rackets division is leading the investigation. The reports follow a scandal over the September closing of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge which connects New Jersey to northern Manhattan, ostensibly for a traffic study which never materialized, and which caused extensive delays for four days in the town of Fort Lee.


Man observing alligator in Fla. bitten by snake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:56
A man who stepped out of his car in Alligator Alley to view one of the deadly reptiles was bitten by a poisonous snake.

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:54

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde show photographers IMF anniversary cookies as IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam looks on, Saturday, April 12, 2014, during the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.


Nevada ranching family claims victory as government releases cattle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:42

A protester waves the U.S. flag near the Bureau of Land Management's base camp where seized cattle, that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, are being held at near BunkervilleBy Jennifer Dobner BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) - U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute less than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas between rancher Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had simmered for days. Bundy had stopped paying fees for grazing his cattle on the government land and officials said he had ignored court orders. Anti-government groups, right-wing politicians and gun-rights activists camped around Bundy's ranch to support him in a standoff that tapped into long-simmering anger in Nevada and other Western states, where vast tracts of land are owned and governed by federal agencies.


Ohio police: Small plane lands on golf course

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:03

A single-engine plane sits on the golf course of the Stillmeadow Country Club in Batavia, Ohio on Saturday, April 12, 2014 after an emergency landing. The State Highway Patrol says no injuries were reported. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Adam Kiefaber)BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a single-engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course in southwest Ohio.


Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:02

FILE - This April 8, 2004 file photo shows actress Phyllis Frelich posing in New York. Frelich, a Tony award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70. Frelich died Thursday April 10, 2014, at her Southern California home. (AP Photo/Justin Walters, File)Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70.


FedEx semi didn't brake before California crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:40

The demolished remains of a FedEx truck is towed into a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal safety investigators say the driver of a Fedex tractor-trailer that struck a bus carrying high school students didn't appear to brake before a fiery collision that left 10 dead.


Police: NY officer fatally shot 86-year-old gunman

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:14

This photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows a shotgun displayed on the floor of a police precinct in New York on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Police responding to a 911 call on Saturday morning found a man with the gun when they arrived at the scene. An officer shot and killed the 86-year-old man after he ignored their order to drop the weapon and pointed it in their direction. Police said a 65-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the head was found in the kitchen. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — Officers responding to the home of an 86-year-old New York City man who called 911 to say he'd shot his daughter fatally shot the man Saturday after he turned toward them with a shotgun and refused to drop it when they arrived, police said.


Bucket truck tip over kills 2 on Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:44
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts workers are dead after their bucket truck apparently tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air at a Cape Cod site.

North Carolina boy, 11, dies after being struck by baseball

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:28
(Reuters) - An 11-year-old boy in North Carolina died after being struck in the head by a baseball hit off a bat during practice at his school, a local official said on Saturday. Alex Newsome, a sixth grader at Roland-Grise Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina, was hit by a line drive on Friday and died hours later, Valita Quattlebaum, a spokeswoman for New Hanover County Schools, said in a statement. "New Hanover County Schools is greatly saddened by the loss of our student in this tragic incident," Quattlebaum said. The district is making social workers and school counselors available for grief counseling and support for any students and staff as needed, Quattlebaum said.

NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday.

Feds release all cows gathered during NV roundup

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:08
Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

Feds abruptly end cattle roundup in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:00
Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

North Carolina boy dies after struck by baseball

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:53
(Reuters) - A sixth-grade boy in North Carolina died after being struck in the head by a baseball hit off a bat during practice at his school, a local official said on Saturday. Alex Newsome, a student at Roland-Grise Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina, was hit by a line drive on Friday and died hours later at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Valita Quattlebaum, a spokeswoman for New Hanover County Schools, said in a statement. "New Hanover County Schools is greatly saddened by the loss of our student in this tragic incident," Quattlebaum said. The district is making social workers and school counselors available for grief counseling and support for any students and staff as needed, Quattlebaum said.

Remaining cattle released to Nevada rancher after armed standoff: witness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:39
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management released on Saturday the remaining cattle of a Nevada ranching family that the agency had seized in a dispute over grazing on federal land, according to a Reuters witness. The close to 300 cattle were led through a wash under Interstate-15 near Bunkerville, Nevada, and back onto the grazing land where rancher Cliven Bundy's herds have grazed for decades. The action by U.S. officials, who had earlier ended a roundup of Bundy's cattle, followed the arrival of armed supporters of the ranching family.

U.S. agency ends Nevada cattle roundup, releases herd after stand-off

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:39

Protesters gather at the Bureau of Land Management's base camp near Bunkerville, NevadaBy Jennifer Dobner BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) - U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute less than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas between rancher Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had simmered for days. Bundy had stopped paying fees for grazing his cattle on the government land and officials said he had ignored court orders. The bureau had called in a team of armed rangers to Nevada to seize the 1,000 head of cattle on Saturday but backed down in the interests of safety.


For Europe, balancing act on new Russian penalties

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:13

In this April 8, 2014, photo, Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. As it warns Russia to step back from Ukraine or suffer another financial hit, the U.S. is simultaneously trying to coax along a reluctant Europe, which is trying to balance its desire to punish Moscow against its fear of economic turmoil from the effects of a new, harsher round of Western trade sanctions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine while at the same time warning Moscow to step back or take more financial hits.


No US tsunami threat after 7.6 quake in Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:05
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.