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Police: 9 killed after fight, shooting erupts among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:39

Crash, truck fire shuts down Rt. 295, Rt. 73 in Mt. LaurelPolice say 9 people were killed after a fight and a shooting erupted among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas.


Apple CEO tells George Washington U. grads to live by values

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:18

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a picture with his iPhone while addressing graduates during George Washington University's commencement exercises on the National Mall, Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Washington. The university awarded Cook with an honorary doctorate of public service. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on graduates of George Washington University to find their values and commit to living by them to help change the world.


Amtrak to restore Philadelphia-New York service Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:13
(Reuters) - Amtrak will restore service between Philadelphia and New York at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, the passenger rail service said on Sunday, following last week's fatal train derailment. The derailment on Tuesday night in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and sent more than 200 to hospitals. (Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese)

Amtrak to resume full Northeast Corridor service on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:58

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, SEPTA's Trenton Regional Rail service to resume MondayAmtrak now says it will resume full Northeast Corridor operations - including service between Philadelphia and New York City - effective Monday morning.


VIDEO: Passengers escape moments before train hits bus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:36

 Passengers escape moments before train hits busNew surveillance video shows the moments before a train slams into a bus in Georgia.


2nd soldier dies from injuries from Humvee crash in US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:21
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A second soldier injured in a military Humvee crash on the New Jersey Turnpike has died from his injuries.

NJ man gets 27 years for crash that killed mom and daughter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 03:53

NJ man gets 27 years for crash that killed mom and daughterA South Jersey man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for causing a fatal head-on crash that killed a woman and her daughter two years ago.


Professor: comments on African Americans were misunderstood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 03:48
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Duke University professor has responded to criticism about online comments he made regarding African Americans.

Woman says flight crew wouldn't let her call suicidal husband

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 03:37

Woman says flight crew wouldn't let her call suicidal husbandA Wisconsin woman says she tried to call her husband moments before he apparently killed himself, but wasn't allowed to by a flight crew, reports television station WTMJ.


Military leaders gather in Hawaii to talk amphibious skills

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 03:30

FILE - In this July 29, 2014 file photo, Japanese soldiers on a reconnaissance team come ashore during amphibious landing practice at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Amphibious military capabilities are on the agenda the week of May 18, 2015, as the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy host defense leaders from around the Pacific in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Amphibious military capabilities are on the agenda as the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy host defense leaders from around the Pacific in Hawaii this week.


Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:52

In this May 12, 2015 photo, Republican challenger Lenny Curry discusses his campaign during a television show in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville will be key to winning Florida in the 2016 presidential election, and having an ally in the mayor’s office of the state’s largest city can only help. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have an eye on the White House in 2016 and each are helping Curry, who’s challenging incumbent Democrat Alvin Brown. Former President Bill Clinton, whose wife Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president, came to Jacksonville to raise money for Brown. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There's a reason why the Jacksonville mayoral race is drawing the attention of outsiders like former President Bill Clinton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and it's about more than who wins on Tuesday.


Police release video of person of interest in DC slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police have released surveillance video of a "person of interest" in the slaying of a family and their housekeeper in a multimillion-dollar northwest Washington home that was set on fire.

Rapper Lionel 'Chinx' Pickens fatally shot in New York

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:09
New York rapper Lionel Pickens, who goes by the name "Chinx", was shot and killed on Sunday while driving through the city's borough of Queens, police said. Pickens, 31, had multiple gun shot wounds to his torso and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. A 27-year-old male, who was also in the car and has not been identified, suffered gun shot wounds to his back and is in critical condition, police said. The investigation is ongoing," police said in a statement.

AccuWeather Keep An Eye To The Sky

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:06

AccuWeather Keep An Eye To The SkyWarm and sticky with a pop up t-storm this afternoon.


Hit-and-run driver races past runners in Denver marathon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 01:54
DENVER (AP) — A hit-and-run driver slammed through a barricade for the Colfax Marathon on Sunday and raced past runners on the opposite side of the highway, narrowly missing pedestrians and leaving some runners stunned.

Man convicted in 2012 submarine fire proclaims innocence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:41
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The man convicted of setting a fire that damaged a nuclear-powered submarine — ultimately causing it to be scrapped when it was deemed too costly to repair — now claims he made a false confession because he was threatened with life in prison.

SEPTA call released from night of Amtrak 188 crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:40

SEPTA call released from night of Amtrak 188 crashAs investigators try to determine whether Amtrak train 188 was hit by something just before it crashed, for the first time we're hearing the frantic call made by transit police about another incident on the same night.


USS Constitution prepares move to dry dock for restoration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:22
BOSTON (AP) — Preparations are underway for the USS Constitution's move to dry dock for major restoration.

Central U.S. hit by floods after tornadoes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:17
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Thunderstorms and floods battered several central U.S. states on Sunday after a tornado series hit large parts of the area a day earlier, cutting power lines and damaging structures. Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kansas were either under a flash flood watch or flash flood warning on Sunday morning as thunderstorms battered several central states, the National Weather Service said. Parts of the town of Mosby, Missouri, with a population of about 200 people and located some 25 miles northeast of Kansas City, were being evacuated due to flooding on the Fishing River that has shut roads, the Clay County Sheriff's office said on its Twitter feed. The flood warnings come after there were 29 reported tornadoes on Saturday that hit states ranging from Louisiana to Wyoming, the weather service said.

Delta Air flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:05
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An airport official say a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta returned for an emergency landing shortly after taking off from an airport in Los Angeles.