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70 years later: Local WWII vet returning to Iwo Jima

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:36

 Local WWII vet returning to Iwo JimaA South Jersey World War II veteran who survived the Battle of Iwo Jima is returning to that Japanese island to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the fateful attack.


Camden teen wounded in apparent accidental shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:35

Camden teen wounded in apparent accidental shootingA teen boy was wounded in what appears to be an accidental shooting in Camden.


Ferguson turmoil draws U.S. evangelist's rapid response team

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:58
By Richard Valdmanis FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) - Hours after two police officers were shot at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, a black Kenworth truck in North Carolina hauling a collapsible conference room began rolling down the highway toward the scene, intent on bringing peace and saving souls. The truck, one of Christian evangelist Billy Graham's Rapid Response Team vehicles, sped toward the latest U.S. crisis armed with chaplains trained to help people cope with everything from tornadoes to mass shootings. Ferguson, reeling since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown seven months ago and subsequent demonstrations, has been thrust into the center of a national debate on race and policing. Tensions flared this month with the release of a U.S. Justice Department report detailing what it called systemic bias in the police force and a court system that disproportionately levied steep fines on Ferguson’s black residents.

Boston gets most winter snow in its recorded history - 108.6 inches

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:47
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - After hosting parades through snowy streets and weathering storms that snarled traffic and commerce over the last few months, Boston residents have seen the snowiest winter in the city's recorded history, the National Weather Service said. Boston got 108.6 inches (275.8 cm) of snow over the winter, surpassing the city's previous 1995-1996 record of 107.6 inches. "Boston, you survived the snowiest winter on record!!!," the National Weather Service in Taunton wrote in a message on Facebook. The record-setting inches, the most snowfall of any season since 1872, the first year on record, came after a day of rain began melting snow piles around the city and hinted at the onset of spring.

Wealthy eccentric says in HBO finale he 'killed them all'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:41

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom. Durst was arrested in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came on Sunday just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all."


Man, 20, charged with shooting 2 officers in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:25

Man, 20, charged with shooting 2 officers in FergusonA 20-year-old man charged Sunday with shooting two police officers who were keeping watch over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had participated in the protests earlier that night, police said.


Annual Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day parade full of fun

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:07

Annual Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day parade full of funThe iconic sound of Irish pride flooded the streets of Philadelphia for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.


Boehner Expected to Announce Investigation Into Clinton Emails

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:44
Top House Republicans say it should happen this week.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:40

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, center, speaks during a news conference along side St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, right, and Webster Groves Police Captain Stephen Spear, left, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Clayton, Mo. McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Body washes ashore on Delaware beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:31

Body washes ashore on Delaware beachAuthorities say a decomposed body washed ashore along a beach in Delaware.


Search continues for woman missing after leaving Montgomery County hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:36

Search continues for woman missing after leaving Montgomery County hospitalThe search continued Sunday for a missing woman who was last seen leaving a Montgomery County hospital in February.


Body washes ashore at Delaware beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:35

Body washes ashore on Delaware beachAuthorities say a decomposed body washed ashore along a beach in Delaware.


Gay rainbow banners make debut at Boston St Paddy's parade

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:31

Gay rights advocates prepare to march in an equality parade immediately after the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - For the first time in the 114-year history of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, gay rights activists marched openly on Sunday under rainbow banners in the city's annual celebration of its Irish heritage, after organizers lifted a longtime ban. Two groups, Boston Pride and OutVets, were among dozens of contingents taking part in the parade through the center of South Boston, once an insular Irish-American neighborhood near downtown that has undergone gentrification in recent years. "South Boston is more diverse then it's ever been and our inclusion is a testament to change in the neighborhood," said Sylvain Bruni, president of Boston Pride, as he waited to march. "Finally in the city of Boston we're seeing the inclusivity we never thought we would see," said Bryan Bishop, the 46-year-old founder of OutVets, representing gay military veterans.


Four Americans arrive in Nebraska to be monitored for Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:00
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Four Americans who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have arrived in the United States and are being observed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said on Sunday. The individuals arrived on Saturday and are being housed on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus in Omaha, where medical personnel will monitor them for 21 days for any Ebola symptoms, hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said. A U.S. healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola while in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland on Friday and was in serious condition, the NIH said. The people under observation in Nebraska are among at least 10 Americans flown to the United States by non-commercial air transport who may have been exposed to the unidentified Ebola patient in Sierra Leone or had a similar exposure to the virus as the patient.

California police officer sought for questioning in killing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:56

This Internet 'person of interest' message posted online by the Pomona, Calif., Police Department shows Henry Solis. Solis, 27, a rookie Los Angeles police officer, is being sought as a person of interest in connection with a fatal shooting near a bar in Pomona Friday night, March 13, 2015. Solis' Volkswagen Jetta was found in a Pomona alley about four blocks from where Salome Rodriguez Jr. was gunned down Friday when a fistfight turned deadly. Solis has not reported for work since the shooting.(AP Photo/Pomona Police Department)POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A car belonging to a rookie Los Angeles police officer wanted for questioning in a fatal shooting has been found, but the officer remained at large, police said Sunday.


Father of slain aid worker speaks at New Mexico conference

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:07

Carl Mueller, from Prescott, Ariz., and the father of Kayla Mueller who was killed by ISIS, speaks about his daughter during the mid-year conference for the Southwestern District of the Kiwanis International at Mariott Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Farmington, N.M. The father of an international aid worker killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants spoke about his daughter Saturday at a service organization's conference in New Mexico. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Alexa Rogals)FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The father of an international aid worker killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants spoke about his daughter Saturday at a service organization's conference in New Mexico.


Detroit-area man who walked miles to work gets new apartment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:30
DETROIT (AP) — A man who said he walked 21 miles to and from work each day is settling into a new, suburban Detroit apartment after receiving thousands of dollars in online donations

Oklahoma is latest to address race problems at fraternities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:27

In this March 10, 2015, photo, University of Oklahoma students march to the now closed University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house during a rally in reaction to an incident in which members of a fraternity were caught on video chanting a racial slur, in Norman, Okla. Many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities after their reputations are sullied by race-tainted incidents. Even with a school’s sometimes swift and hard action, episodes such as the racist chants by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma still surface. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)WASHINGTON (AP) — Their reputations sullied by race-tainted incidents, many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities. Despite some swift and tough actions by schools — and in some cases, public humiliation — episodes such as the racist chants by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma keep surfacing.


Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at South by Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:22

FILE - In this June 2, 2014 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore addresses the class of 2014 at Princeton University's Class Day in Princeton, N.J. Gore gave a rousing talk about climate change and the need for urgent action during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a "Game of Thrones" Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South by Southwest over the weekend, as 33,000-plus members of the technology, marketing and media industries poured into Austin, Texas.


Missing LAPD Officer Sought as Person of Interest in Slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:20
Authorities are looking to speak with Henry Solis, a probationary LAPD officer.