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AccuWeather: Sunny for Easter Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:37

 Sunny for Easter SundayMeteorologist Chris Sowers says enjoy the bright skies today because there won't be much sun this week!


Fleeing motorcyclist crashes into Plymouth Meeting ravine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:32

Fleeing motorcyclist crashes into Plymouth Meeting ravineA motorcyclist is hospitalized after leading police on a chase in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County.


Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:30

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's SquareIn an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.


High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:29

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 photo, Eric Besenfelder, director of facilities for the Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools, points out features on a wood pellet burning boiler at Athens Elementary School in Athens, N.Y. Financial incentives and technological advances have led a growing number of schools, local government buildings, nature centers and homes to switch from fossil fuels to renewable heat in northern states. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ATHENS, N.Y. (AP) — With the touch of a finger on an iPod-style screen, Eric Besenfelder can monitor and troubleshoot the shiny, wood-pellet furnace that heats Athens Elementary School in the Hudson Valley.


VIDEO: Philadelphia area celebrates Easter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:27

 Philadelphia area celebrates EasterAnnie McCormick reports on Easter celebrations across the region.


Matriarch of Wallenda circus preforming family dies at 87

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:44

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 1964 file photo, Jenny Wallenda, a member of the famous Wallenda high wire act, applies makeup in a dressing room prior to appearing at opening of the Shrine Circus in Detroit. Wallenda, the matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, died late Saturday, April 4, 2015, at her home in Sarasota, Fla., according to family members. She was 87. (AP Photo/Alvan Quinn, File)Jenny Wallenda, 87, the matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, died late Saturday at her home in Sarasota, Florida, according to family members.


Body of missing 2-year-old found in pond near family home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:40
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — The body of a missing 2-year-old boy was found in a shallow pond near the child's southwest Ohio home after hundreds of people fanned out to search for him.

Indicted cop can't recall shooting suspects from hood of car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:34

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file forensics photo released by the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, bullet holes are visible on the windshield and hood of a Chevy Malibu peppered by gunshots after a high-speed chase that ended in the deaths of two unarmed suspects. Patrolman Michael Brelo faces two voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. His trial is scheduled to begin Monday, April 6, 2015 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Office of the Ohio Attorney General, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — His footprints were found on the hood of a beat-up Chevy Malibu that had been strafed by police gunfire, killing its two unarmed occupants after a high-speed chase over streets and freeways in and around Cleveland.


Tennessee governor not among army of speakers at NRA event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:04
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting this week, they won't be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 22:51

FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, a window sticker promising service to all is displayed in opposition to the state new religious objections law in downtown Indianapolis. Tourism agencies in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are rolling out campaigns to tout the fact that “All Are Welcome” in Indiana, but it might not be enough to completely heal the black eye the state received over its nationally-criticized religious objections law. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.


Multiple vehicles vandalized in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 22:49

Multiple vehicles vandalized in DelawareNew Castle County authorities are investigating the vandalism of multiple vehicles late Saturday night.


Field judge at NJ track meet injured by errant javelin throw

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 21:57

Field judge at NJ track meet injured by errant javelin throwAuthorities say a field judge working a track meet at a northern New Jersey college was struck in the heel by an errant javelin toss.


Christians in Holy Land, across world celebrate Easter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 21:15

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's SquareChristians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.


PHOTOS: Easter at the Vatican

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 21:11

 Easter at the VaticanThe Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.


Journalism school to release review of Rolling Stone article

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 20:03

Journalism school to release review of Rolling Stone articleNews organizations following up on Rolling Stone's horrifying tale of a gang rape at the University of Virginia exposed serious flaws in the report and the Charlottesville Police Department said its four-month investigation found no evidence that the attack happened - or that the man who allegedly orchestrated it even exists.


Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 19:38

In this photo taken March 31, 2015, William Preus stands in the backyard of his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. Preus was covered by the health overhaul for part of last year before transitioning to Medicare, creating a major tax headache for him. As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds _ hundreds of dollars, for better or worse. With subsidies tied to income, consumers must accurately estimate what they will make for the coming year _ and that's been a challenge. Guess on the low side, get more help now with premiums, but owe money later at filing time. Overestimate income, expect bucks back from the taxman. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.


AP: Expectations quite low for the 2015 Phillies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 19:19

 Expectations quite low for the 2015 PhilliesNo team is picked to win fewer games this season than the Philadelphia Phillies.


Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin deny UK perfection, reach title game

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 19:13
Kentucky's undefeated season is over, courtesy of Frank Kaminsky and Wisconsin -- 71-64 winners over the Wildcats on Saturday in the Final Four.

Field judge at track meet injured by errant javelin throw

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 18:53

Field judge at NJ track meet injured by errant javelin throwAuthorities say a field judge working a track meet at a northern New Jersey college was struck in the heel by an errant javelin toss.


Canada: Border closing won't block aid to small Alaska town

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 15:23
HYDER, Alaska (AP) — Canada has closed a border crossing next to a tiny southeastern Alaska town during the overnight hours, but border officials say residents will still have access to emergency medical care.