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Irish priest, official thank Bay Area for support

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:02
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Irish officials and religious leaders on Sunday thanked San Francisco Bay Area Catholics and others for the support and care given to the families of six young people killed when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley last week.

AccuWeather: Summer Heat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:48

 Less Humid, Still Hot TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the humidity lowers, but the heat continues Monday.


Bicyclist attacked with machete during attempted robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a man's thumb was severed after being attacked with a machete as four men tried to steal his bicycle.

Teen dies when massive stone slab accidentally falls on him in Ocean County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:39

Teen dies when massive stone slab accidentally falls on him in Ocean CountyAuthorities say a teenager was killed when a stone slab weighing about 650 pounds fell on him outside a southern New Jersey business that makes countertops.


Apartment complex evacuated after strong gas odor in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:38

Apartment complex evacuated after strong gas odor in LevittownResidents of a Levittown, Bucks County apartment complex were evacuated after crews detected a strong gas odor.


Man critical in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:11

Man critical in Kensington shootingA man was critically injured and a juvenile suffered minor injuries after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Jazz and classical musician Gunther Schuller dies at 89

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:03

File- This June 28, 1967, file photo shows Gunther Schuller, who wrote and directed the opera "Visitation," at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City. Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89. His son, bassist Ed Schuller, said his father died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at a hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, died Sunday at age 89.


Mourning shooting victims, Charleston anguishes over 'freshness of death'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:54

Police stand outside of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during service in CharlestonHundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members. "We are reminded this morning about the freshness of death that comes like a thief in the night," the Reverend Norvel Goff told a mostly black congregation that swelled to about 400 people for a service remembering those killed on Wednesday in the latest U.S. mass shooting. Armed police searched bags at the door of the church, home to the oldest African-American congregation in the southern United States, and officers stood at intervals inside the church along the side of the nave and in the gallery.


Coordinated ringing of bells sends message of unity, healing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:17

Michal Williams, 3, shakes her tambourine as she and big sister Quincy listen to the bells chiming from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Churches around the city agreed to ring their bells at 10 a.m. in honor of nine people slain during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — For several minutes Sunday, the sweltering skies above this grieving city were alive with the sound of bells: high in steeples and in the hands of toddlers, all ringing and tinkling in unison to honor the nine people cut down during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.


Philly delegation headed to Rome in preparation for Pope Francis' visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:05

Philly delegation headed to Rome in preparation for Pope Francis' visitA delegation of close to 40 people are headed to Rome for high level planning sessions ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in a few months.


New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:44

This undated photo provided by the City of New Orleans shows Travis Boys. The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting Travis Boys, who managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front, grab a firearm and shoot the officer. A manhunt was underway for the 33-year-old Boys, according to Police Chief Michael Harrison. (City of New Orleans via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.


Telescope backers to resume construction on Hawaii Island

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:17

File- This 2011 file artist rendering provided by Thirty Meter Telescope, shows the Thirty Meter Telescope. The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, June 24, 2015, according to the nonprofit company behind the project. (AP Photo/Thirty Meter Telescope, File)The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, according to the nonprofit company behind the project.


Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem takeover bid

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health insurer Cigna Corp. has rejected a $47 billion offer to be acquired by its larger rival, Anthem Inc., saying the terms of the bid are inadequate and "woefully skewed in favor of Anthem shareholders."

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect to jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:28

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect to jailA veteran New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Saturday while transporting a suspect to the city jail, authorities said. The suspect escaped and was being sought by law enforcement officers.


Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:22

FILE - At left, in a May 21, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police is David Sweat. At right, in a May 20, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police is Richard Matt. New York State Police are investigating a possible sighting of the two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison two weeks ago. In a news release posted late Friday, June 19, 2015, State Police say two men fitting the description of inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt were seen a week ago in Steuben County, New York, over 300 miles southwest of the prison in Dannemora. (New York State Police via AP, File)FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state.


Hunt for escaped convicts heats up near New York-Pennsylvania line

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:12

New York State Police engage in a manhunt for two prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat in Friendship New YorkHundreds of law enforcement officers stepped up their hunt in western New York state for two convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate prison more than two weeks ago, as another possible sighting of the men was reported in a new search area. The manhunt centered on the town of Friendship, located about 280 miles (450 km) southwest of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, near the Canadian border, where the escaped convicts were serving life sentences for murder. The search in Friendship was winding down by Sunday night, but increased patrols will stay in the area, New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy told Reuters.


New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:07

New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officerPolice in New Orleans say they have arrested a suspect they believe managed to slip into the front seat of a police vehicle while handcuffed and shoot the police officer who was transporting him to jail.


1 of 3 officers in Washington farmworker's shooting resigns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:07
PASCO, Washington (AP) — One of the three Pasco police officers who shot and killed an immigrant farmworker in a busy intersection earlier this year has resigned from the department.

Electronic dance music festival attendee in Las Vegas dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:03
Authorities say it will take a month or two to determine the cause of death of an attendee at an electronic dance music festival in Las Vegas.

1st service held at Charleston church since 9 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:45

1st service held at Charleston church since 9 slayingsMembers of a historic black church worshipped at their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since a gunman opened fire at a Bible study, killing nine people, and uniformed police officers stood among the congregation as a measure of added security.