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Large tornado causes significant damage in central Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:09
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At least one large tornado touched down Thursday night in central Illinois, and authorities said initial reports indicate there was significant damage.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:02
"It's almost impossible to get an agency to do an impartial internal affairs investigation. First of all, the investigators doing it are co-workers of the person being investigated. Number two, there's always the tendency on the part of the departments to believe the officers." — Melvin Tucker, a former FBI agent and police chief in four southern cities, on law enforcement probes after a white South Carolina police officer shot to death an unarmed black man.

Washington state police find family's stolen vacation cabin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:26
A vacation cabin that disappeared off its foundation in eastern Washington state has been located several miles away, apparently stolen using a flatbed truck by people who intended to live in it, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office said deputies found the missing log cabin in a rural area near Springdale after receiving information about its whereabouts. We do have suspects," said Steven County Sheriff Kendle Allen, who added that it appears the suspects had been living in the building. The cabin's owner, Chris-Haney Hempel, said she and her family discovered the building missing on Tuesday, about two weeks after they last used it.

A snapshot of perimeter breaches at major US airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:18
An Associated Press investigation documented 268 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and January 2015. Here's a look at some of those breaches.

Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:17
A year ago, 15-year-old Yahya Abdi climbed the fence protecting the airport in San Jose, California, hoisted himself into a parked plane's wheel well and survived a long, freezing flight to Hawaii.

AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:15

In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, a passenger jet flies over the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport as it lands. Several hundred times from 2004 to 2015, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter barriers at more than two dozen of the busiest U.S. airports - sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)One man tossed his bike over a fence and pedaled across a runway at Chicago O'Hare, stopping to knock on a terminal door. Another rammed a sports-utility vehicle through a security gate at Philadelphia International and sped down a runway as a plane was about to land.


Car plunges into LA harbor; 1 boy dead, 1 in grave condition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:58

Firefighters remove a lifeless body, believed to be child from the water after a car went off the berth and into the water at the San Pedro Slip, in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The two children pulled from the submerged vehicle were hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Steve McCrank)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car with four people inside plunged off a road into Los Angeles harbor Thursday night, leaving a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said.


Probe ordered into deputies' beating of fleeing horseman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:52

In this frame from video provided by KNBC-TV, officers surround a man Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Apple Valley, Calif. A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback. (AP Photo/KNBC-TV) MANDATORY CREDITHESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback.


Census Bureau guard dies from gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:28

Police search a building on the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters campus for an armed man who, according to a fire official, shot a security guard at a gate to the facility in Suitland, Md., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said.


Boat chunk off Oregon coast thought to be tsunami debris

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:25

30 a.m. April 9, 2015. The debris appears to be half to two-thirds of a larger vessel, possibly damaged and set adrift during the earthquake and tsunami that struck the east coast of Japan in 2011. (AP Photo/Oregon Parks and Recreation Department)WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon parks official says a roughly 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the central Oregon coast is believed to be more debris from the deadly 2011 Japanese tsunami.


Guard Dies Following Shooting Outside US Census Bureau Headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:25
A security guard stationed at the main gate of Census Bureau outside Washington, D.C. was shot Thursday and later died.

Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series on view at MoMA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:12

This photo provided by the Museum of Modern Art courtesy of The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., shows a panel of The Great Migration series by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence titled “During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes,” included in the “One-Way Ticket” exhibition running through Sept. 7 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is one of 60 narrative paintings that are the centerpiece of the exhibit. Lawrence was only 23 when he completed the series in 1941. The small paintings depict various scenes of the multi-decade mass exodus of blacks who headed North from the rural South in search of economic opportunity and social equality. (Museum of Modern Art courtesy The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series chronicling the phenomenon from artist Jacob Lawrence, himself the son of migrants.


Colorado moving to allow pot use by people on probation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:01

File - In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado lawmakers started work Thursday, April 9, 2015 on a proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana won unanimous approval Thursday in its first test in the state Legislature.


Census guard shot after approaching man and woman fighting in car has died, hospital says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:54
SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — Census guard shot after approaching man and woman fighting in car has died, hospital says .

California sheriff orders probe into beating of fleeing horseman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:58
(Reuters) - A southern California sheriff said on Thursday he had ordered an investigation into the use of force by several deputies who could be seen on a TV news video savagely beating a man who had fled on horseback. Around noon local time sheriffs deputies went to serve a search warrant at the home of 30-year-old Francis Pusok, who fled from officers in a car in rural Apple Valley, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Over the next roughly two minutes, the video shows about 10 officers swarm the man, kicking and kneeing his head and crotch, punching his head and back, and stepping on him. "The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing," Sheriff John McMahon said in the statement.

Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in after tornado in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:54

 1 dead, 7 hurt in after tornado in IllinoisAuthorities say one person is dead and seven injured in a northern Illinois community hit by a severe storm that produced at least one tornado.


AccuWeather: From Damp and Chilly, to Warm and Stormy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:47

 From Damp and Chilly, to Warm and StormyMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says temperatures soar on Friday, but late thunderstorms are possible.


AP: Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:44

 Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 yearsThe security fences and gates that protect Philadelphia International Airport were breached 25 times from January 2004 through January 2015, according to an Associated Press investigation.


Mural Arts in Philly changing lives of children, ex-cons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:39

Mural Arts in Philly changing lives of children, ex-consThanks to the help of the Philadelphia Mural Arts program - 40,000 at-risk children have been redirected and 500 ex-cons have been reclaimed from the streets.


Police dash cam video shows South Carolina shooting victim run from car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:37

Police dash cam video shows South Carolina shooting victim run from carDash cam video shows the man fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop.