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Future of big-city policing on the ballot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore has had a ripple effect on politics in Philadelphia, focusing the city's mayoral race on policing just weeks before an important vote.

Complex challenges posed in international child abductions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:59
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The criminal case against Genevieve Kelley, a New Hampshire woman who absconded to Central America with her 8-year-old daughter more than a decade ago, is about to head to trial.

Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:50
Ana made landfall Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

At Least 1 Dead as Two Tornadoes Touch Down in North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:40
Hail, flash flooding, strong winds expected.

Coast Guard evacuates ill passenger from cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:25
BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard has evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship about 180 miles south of Nantucket.

Small Arkansas town split over anti-discrimination measure

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:15

In this May 6, 2015 photo, a sign in support of an anti-discrimination ordinance is displayed in a retail shop window in Eureka Springs, Ark. Voters in Eureka Springs will decide Tuesday, May 12, 2015 whether to keep a measure that would prohibit the city and private businesses from discriminating against someone based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Nestled in the hills of northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs has long relished in its dual personalities — known for its play depicting Jesus' final days and a 66-foot-tall "Christ of the Ozarks" statue as well as its reputation as a gay-friendly tourist destination, bolstered by being the first in the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses.


3 teens shot in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:15

3 teens hurt in shootings near South StreetPolice are investigating two shootings in South Philadelphia that injured three teenagers.


New call-in line helps business leaders shape Texas laws

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:06

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick works in the Senate Chamber, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Patrick has spent his first five months in office letting Texas’ corporate elite help shape policy on everything from tax cuts to economic development, a move some say is unprecedented. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has never been shy about buttonholing elected officials, but it's seldom been easier since Texas' new lieutenant governor set up regular conference calls for select business leaders and donors to advise him on issues before the Legislature.


Group on trial, accused of aiding Minnesota woman's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:00
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The national right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. goes to trial in Minnesota this week for allegedly assisting in the suicide of a 57-year-old woman who died in 2007 after years of chronic pain. Here's what you need to know:

Man shot in car in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 21:20

Man in car shot and killed in Port RichmondA man was shot in the head while sitting inside a car in Port Richmond, Philadelphia police say.


Feds eye giving endangered status to Gulf whale species

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal regulators.

Exclusive: Why a company chairman supported a Prophet Mohammad cartoon event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:06

The car that was used the previous night by two gunmen is investigated by local police and the FBI in Garland(Please note some readers may be offended by the language in paragraph 10) By Tim McLaughlin and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robert Shillman heads a publicly traded American technology company called Cognex Corp with a market value of $4 billion. He also says he is a big supporter of last Sunday’s Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas that was attacked by two gunmen who opened fire before being shot dead by police.     In a telephone interview with Reuters from his home near San Diego, California, Shillman said America’s free speech is under threat.


First Lady: 'Sting' of Racism 'Didn't Hold Me Back'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 19:14
"Cable news charmingly referred to me as 'Obama's baby mamma," she said.

Missing King of Prussia teen found in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 18:26

Missing King of Prussia teen found in OhioA missing Montgomery County teenager has been located in Ohio, according to the Upper Merion Township Police Department.


The Training Exercise Causing Jitters in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 18:24
The military training exercise "Jade Helm 15" has forced the Pentagon to go public saying it doesn't, in fact, want to invade Texas.

Tropical storm Ana, a bit weaker, near coast of Carolinas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 17:09

People gather on the beach to watch the big surf from Tropical Storm Ana in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Saturday, May 9, 2015. Beachgoers were warned away, emergency officials kept a watchful eye and at least one graduation ceremony was forced indoors as Tropical Storm Ana plodded toward the Carolinas on Saturday in an early heaping of rough weather weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana weakened slightly as it lumbered just off the coast of South Carolina, sending pounding surf crashing against Atlantic beaches as it prepared to bluster inland, forecasters said.


Tornado kills one in north Texas, several twisters touch down in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 12:42

A tornado is seen in Cisco, Texas in this handout photoA tornado killed one person in a rural part of north Texas on Saturday and destroyed at least two houses, a local emergency official said, just days after a series of twisters tore through several Great Plains states. The twister touched down about 5 miles (8 km) south of the town of Cisco, an area of farms and small ranches, where it traveled in a straight line and tore through several houses in its path, said Eastland County Judge Rex Fields, the local emergency management coordinator. "We don’t even have everybody accounted for." In eastern Colorado, three tornadoes touched down in rural areas on Saturday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kalina. There were no reports of injuries or property damage from the weak twisters, he said.


2 Mississippi officers fatally shot; suspect being sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:59
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two Mississippi police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty.

British Airways flight diverted to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:50

British Airways flight diverted to PhiladelphiaBritish Airways flight 183 was scheduled to land Friday night in New York but was diverted to Philadelphia due to bad weather.


Coroner: 2 Mississippi police officers die after shootings; authorities searching for suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:42
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Coroner: 2 Mississippi police officers die after shootings; authorities searching for suspect.