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Phoenix police: Officer critically wounded in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:44
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer is hospitalized in extremely critical condition after a shooting that left a burglary suspect dead.

U.S. Air Force bomber crashes in Guam, crew of seven safe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:22

File photo of B-52 strategic bomber from the USAF performing at the Singapore AirshowAll seven crew members safely made their way out of the vessel, which crashed around 8:30 a.m. at the Andersen Air Force Base in the village of Yigo, the base said in a statement. The crew members were a part of the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were taking part in a routine training mission when the incident occurred. The B-52H Stratofortress is a long-range heavy bomber that for more than 40 years has been "the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force in the United States," according to the Air Force's website.


From POP Tennis to Pickleball, there's a game for any age, fitness level

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:11

From POP Tennis to Pickleball, there's a game for any age, fitness levelChanging the court and racquet size are a few key ways that help change the game of tennis so all ages and activity levels can enjoy a tennis-type sport.


Police: Belligerent, knife-wielding man killed by officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:09

Police work at the scene following a fatal shooting in New York on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The incident occurred near a few of Broadway's big theaters. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store in the city's Theater District on Wednesday, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to death by police on a busy tourist-filled street, authorities said.


Facebook's CEO meets with conservatives on reported bias

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:08

FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a conference at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Zuckerberg is meeting with conservative leaders such as radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to discuss claims that its “trending topics” feature is biased against their viewpoints. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.


Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:00

Bishop Bruce Ough, from the Dakotas-Minnesota church district and president of the Methodist Council of Bishops, is visible on a large monitor above attendees as he reads a recommendation regarding the churches stance on LGBT issues in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The United Methodist Church, the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination, is holding its once-every-four-years meeting here. It is facing a bitter fight over whether they should lift the church ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional meeting roiled by talk of schism.


The Latest: Police ID man fatally shot after pulling knife

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:57
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a police-involved shooting in New York in which one person was killed (all times local):

Post-it note art war engulfs ad agencies on New York City street

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:56

An image of the Superman Logo created with Post-it notes is seen in windows at 200 Hudson street in lower Manhattan, New York during "Post-it note art war"By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A conversation conducted using sticky Post-it notes on the windows of two offices in Lower Manhattan has delighted passersby and drawn a number of neighboring advertising agencies to join what is now a highly contested art battle. It all began when employees at one firm, Havas Media, replied to an anonymous "HI" message that was left across from its office building on Canal Street. "It's kind of just ballooned organically and become something that no one's quite controlling and you don't know where it's going next," said Greg James, chief strategy development officer for Havas Media, a unit of French advertising and communications group Havas SA. After the Havas team replied with its own "SUP," the fight began.


California ends mandatory water conservation rules as drought eases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:55

The water level of Folsom Lake is pictured near FolsomBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California moved on Wednesday to dramatically roll back strict mandatory water conservation rules imposed at the height of the state's multi-year drought, after a wet winter eased conditions in parts of the state. The state Water Resources Control Board voted to end mandatory conservation of up to 36 percent in many communities, moving instead to a system under which only regions where a shortage of supply is anticipated will have to conserve. "We don’t want to cry wolf but we also don’t want to stick our heads in the sand," said water board chair Felicia Marcus.


Formerly conjoined twins released from Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:52

In this photo provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital, from left, Driscoll Children’s Hospital physicians Angelina Bhandari, Jane Lyon, Vanessa Dimas, Karl Maher, Omar Cruz-Diaz, and Miguel DeLeon, say goodbye to former conjoined twins Scarlett and Ximena Hernandez-Torres, who left Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi on Wednesday morning, May 18, 2016, five weeks after their separation surgery. (Driscoll Children's Hospital via AP)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.


California turns water conservation over to local officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:51

FILE In this May 6, 2015 file photo, local resident Martha Mattison, left, helps out her son Jacob, 14, with his dog walking business as they walk past recently installed synthetic grass, seen at right, in Garden Grove, Calif. California water officials say they will consider dropping a mandate requiring conservation in the state’s fifth year of drought. The State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, will vote on whether to give local water districts control of setting their own conservation targets. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California decided Wednesday to allow hundreds of local water districts to set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased the five-year drought in some parts of the state.


Exchange student, pilot ID'd as victims of plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:34
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old exchange student from Turkey was one of two people killed when a small World War II-era plane crashed and exploded into flames near a Phoenix-area airport.

Suspects sought for allegedly stealing wallets at 2 Tustin shopping malls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:26

Suspects sought for allegedly stealing wallets at 2 Tustin shopping mallsAuthorities are searching for two men suspected of stealing people's wallets from several stores in two shopping centers in Tustin.


New York City police officers disciplined in ongoing corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:23
A high-ranking New York City police commander became the latest officer to face discipline as a result of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that stretches from the police department to City Hall, officials said on Wednesday. Inspector Peter DeBlasio was transferred from his post in Brooklyn to desk duty "in connection with the ongoing joint investigation by the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office," the department said in a statement. In addition, Michael Milici, a detective who was previously reassigned has been fired, the department said.

Bear prompts lockdown at 2 Rancho Cucamonga schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:21

Bear prompts lockdown at 2 Rancho Cucamonga schoolsWildlife officials tranquilized a black bear that found a resting spot in a tree near two Rancho Cucamonga schools Wednesday morning.


Suspect fires gun into ceiling before robbing San Bernardino restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:17

Suspect fires gun into ceiling before robbing San Bernardino restaurantPolice are seeking a man who fired his gun into the ceiling of a San Bernardino Farmer Boys restaurant before robbing the registers.


The Latest: California lets local water districts set saving

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:13

A drought-tolerant garden is seen on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Irvine, Calif. California water officials say they will consider dropping a mandate requiring conservation in the state's fifth year of drought. The State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday will vote on whether to give local water districts control of setting their own conservation targets. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California water conservation during drought (all times local):


English soccer club Aston Villa sold to Chinese buyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:12

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, center right, scores their first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium, London, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Scott Heavey/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESBIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa was sold Wednesday to a Chinese businessman after a decade under the American ownership of Randy Lerner.


Major upgrades to enhance travelers' experience at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:12

Major upgrades to enhance travelers' experience at Philadelphia International AirportAir travelers' experience is about to change at Philadelphia International Airport.


Hawaii scholars study chances of giant Alaska quake, tsunami

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:10
HONOLULU (AP) — A new study by University of Hawaii researchers says there's a 9 percent chance that an earthquake measuring magnitude 9 or greater will strike Alaska's Aleutian Islands within the next 50 years and send large tsunami waves to Hawaii.