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Nepal earthquake: Over 1,000 people dead, landslide on Mt. Everest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:47

 Nearly 1,400 people deadTens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest.


NYC's famed Carnegie Deli closed over gas line issue

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:26

FILE- This April 6, 2004 file photo shows the exterior of the Carnegie Deli and Restaurant in New York. New York's famous Carnegie Deli was closed Saturday, April 25, 2015, so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup.


Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:22

 Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shakenShrish Vaidya thought he was dreaming when his two-story house began to sway and shake "like crazy" after a massive earthquake struck just outside his hometown of Kathmandu on Saturday. For several minutes the earth shook violently, houses collapsed, roads cracked, centuries old temples and other historical monuments tumbled, and an avalanche swept down the slope of Mt. Everest engulfing mountaineering camps.


UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.

Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 02:44

NYPD photo of captured coyote of Battery Park CityPolice captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an increasing number of the predators are making their home. An emergency operator fielded a 911 call early Saturday morning reporting a coyote sighting at North Cove Marina near Battery Park City, said Detective Annette Markowski, spokeswoman for the New York Police Department. It was placed in a cage and transported in a police cruiser to Manhattan Animal Care and Control for examination. "It is healthy and will be released into an appropriate wilderness area somewhere in New York City, probably today," said a spokesman for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.


Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Denver over 'pressurization': media

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 02:23

A Southwest Airlines jet waits on the tarmac at Denver International Airport in Denver(Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Milwaukee from Las Vegas had to divert to Denver on Friday night due to a "pressurization issue," local broadcaster FOX31 reported. The airline said in a statement to FOX31 that the plane, which was carrying 175 passengers and six crew members, landed safely at Denver International Airport around 8:30 p.m. local time. One person was injured after falling during the deplaning process, FOX31 said. The diversion was blamed on a "pressurization issue," though the statement did not elaborate on the problem.


Man accidentally shoots and injures himself in Juniata

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 02:13

Man accidentally shoots and injures himself in JuniataPolice say a 23-year-old man accidentally shot and injured himself in Philadelphia's Juniata section early Saturday morning.


Police: 2 arrested in veteran and his girlfriend kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:50

 2 arrested in kidnapping of veteran, girlfriendAuthorities say two people have been arrested in the kidnapping case of an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia.


Police: 2 arrested in veteran and his girlfriend kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:49

 2 arrested in kidnapping of veteran, girlfriendAuthorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.


Teen dies after being shot in the back in Camden ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:22

Police ID teen killed in CamdenPolice say 18-year-old Jameer Bullard died on the operating table after being shot in the back in Camden, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:21

In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department’s Special Operations Division, a female coyote lay in an animal carrier after being captured by Special Operations officers on Manhattan’s west side, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York. The police released the coyote to the custody of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where she is being cared for. A string of recent sightings in Manhattan has drawn new attention to the wily critters that have been spotted periodically in New York since the 1990s.(New York City Police Department Special Operations Division via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD.


Another condemned Ala inmate claiming innocence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:17

This undated photograph provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Donnis Musgrove. Musgrove, who been on death row for 27 years but says he is innocent, is asking a federal judge to overturn his case. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 28 years on Alabama's death row for two murders despite his claims of innocence, walked free earlier this month after prosecutors admitted they couldn't prove his guilt.


Appalachian nonprofit links small farmers with big grocers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:56

**HOLD FOR STORY BY JONATHAN DREW** Becky Robbins, general manager of the Appalachian Harvest facility speaks during an interview Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Duffield, Va. Appalachian Harvest has grown to a $1.5 million business that derives only a sliver of its budget from grants while delivering vegetables to grocers including Whole Foods, Ingles and Food City. The 15-year-old nonprofit is a standout success in a distressed region where economic development efforts come and go.(AP Photo/Wade Payne)DUFFIELD, Va. (AP) — In a warehouse in Virginia's southwestern tip, a forklift stacks crates of cabbages and preserves onto a truck bound for a big-name grocer.


Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:45

 Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shakenA powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.


Chokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:44

FILE- In this March 22, 2015 file photo, Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan speaks with supporters while opening Staten Island campaign office in New York. Donovan, the district attorney who conducted the grand jury that heard the Eric Garner choke-hold case, is seeking former Rep. Michael Grimm’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer.


Authorities: Mom of dead newborn found at college is student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:41
NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities know the identity of the mother of a dead newborn found on the campus of Muskingum University in central Ohio.

Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:25

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015 photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, center, helps patch a pothole on Michigan Ave., in Detroit. Michigan voters will decide the fate of a sales tax increase linked to road improvements because that’s what lawmakers proposed after deadlocking on directly raising taxes themselves. But in the months since, legislators have mostly kept quiet on what Gov. Snyder says is the most pressing issue facing the state. Few, in fact, replied to an Associated Press survey asking how they intend to vote on May 5. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Drivers in the state that put the world on wheels are flat-out embarrassed by the state of their roads. Some are even scared.


Man who shot himself outside courthouse during sex case dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:20
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire man has died after shooting himself in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago.

Pregnant woman killed in Baton Rouge; unborn baby delivered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:16
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A pregnant woman was shot and killed at a home in Louisiana, but her unborn child was later delivered and is expected to survive.

'Saigon has fallen' _ a reporter's view of Vietnam War's end

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 00:12

FILE - In this April 29, 1975, file photo, South Vietnamese civilians try to scale the 14-foot wall of the U.S. embassy in Saigon, trying to reach evacuation helicopters as the last Americans departed from Vietnam. More than two bitter decades of war in Vietnam ended with the last days of April 1975. Today, 40 years later, former Associated Press correspondent Peter Arnett has written a new memoir, “Saigon Has Fallen,” detailing his experience covering the war for The AP. (AP Photo/File)(EDITOR'S NOTE — More than two decades of war in Vietnam, first involving the French and then the Americans, ended with the last days of April 1975. Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of combat for The Associated Press and later gained fame as a CNN correspondent, has written a new memoir, "Saigon Has Fallen," about his dozen-plus years reporting on Vietnam. Arnett has recounted this period before but approaches it with a fresh perspective for the 40th anniversary of the war's end. The book is published by RosettaBooks in partnership with The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books). This is an edited excerpt, focused on the war's final throes.)