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11-year-old boy in custody after gun goes off in classroom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:43
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 11-year-old is in custody after accidentally firing a stolen handgun at a Las Vegas school. No one was hurt.

Wisconsin man pleads not guilty to trying to join terrorists

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:36
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man pleaded not guilty Friday to a federal charge that he tried to join the Islamic State terror group.

Governor signs bill to allow guns in all Tennessee parks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:34

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam speaks about the conclusion of the legislative session at a news conference at the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Local governments in Tennessee can no longer bar people with handgun carry permits from bringing firearms to parks, playgrounds and sports fields under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.


Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:32

Nurse gives a red ribbon to a woman to mark World Aids Day at the entrance of Emilio Ribas Hospital, in Sao Paulo(Reuters) - The number of confirmed and presumed HIV cases stemming from abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has increased to 142 in a rural part of southeastern Indiana and more cases are being identified every day, a state health official said on Friday. The HIV outbreak, the biggest in state history, is centered on Scott County near the Kentucky border and now includes at least five cases in neighboring Jackson County, officials said. "We likely haven't reached the peak of this outbreak, but we hope to soon through the continued comprehensive response made possible by the joint efforts of so many people and organizations," state Health Commissioner Jerome Adams said in a statement. Typically, Scott County has fewer than five new HIV cases in a year.


Correction: Cesar Chavez-Military Honors story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:27

Helen Chavez, the widow of Cesar Chavez receives a flag from the U.S. Navy, honoring her husband’s military service during a ceremony in Keene, Calif., Thursday, April 23, 2015. The military honors were presented Thursday at the gravesite of Cesar Chavez in a ceremony 22 years after the labor leader’s death recognizing his service as a young man in the Navy. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)KEENE, Calif. (AP) — In a story April 23 about military honors at Cesar Chavez's gravesite, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of Chavez's sister. Her name is Rita Chavez Medina, not Rita Chavez Martin.


Officer to be released soon, suspect critical after West Phila. gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:26

Officer to be released soon, suspect critical after West Phila. gunfireA Philadelphia officer is expected to be released from the hospital in two days, police said, while a drug suspect is listed in critical condition after an exchange of gunfire in West Philadelphia.


Fire officials: Man critically hurt in NYC crane accident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a boom-crane accident in midtown Manhattan has left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Hidden camera investigation exposes theft at local food pantry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:17

Hidden camera investigation exposes theft at local food pantryIn an Action News Investigation, we caught two employees of a local charity who were supposed to help feed the hungry but, instead, were stealing food for themselves.


Police officer, suspect wounded after exchanging gunfire in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:14

Officer to be released soon, suspect critical after West Phila. gunfireA Philadelphia police officer and a drug suspect are both recovering in area hospitals after exchanging gunfire in West Philadelphia.


Slender Man suspect won't be moved for psychiatric treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:05
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge denied a request Friday to move a 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man to a psychiatric treatment center, but admitted her long-term placement needed to be considered.

Ohio university removes posters for 'straight pride' week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:01
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Posters promoting a "straight pride" week at a northeast Ohio university were removed this week after student leaders determined that the message went beyond free speech.

Thief caught on camera carrying TVs out of Walmart in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:54

Thief caught on camera carrying TVs out of Walmart in Port RichmondPhiladelphia police are searching for a thief who was caught on camera stealing two TVs from a Walmart in the city's Port Richmond section.


Truck takes down several poles on Rt. 202 in Chester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:52

Truck takes down several poles on Rt. 202 in Chester Co.Chester County authorities are on the scene of an accident that has taken down three PECO poles and wires along Route 202.


Police: Officer opens fire on gunman in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:33

 Officer opens fire on gunman in South PhiladelphiaPolice have one person in custody and are looking for another after an officer involved shooting incident in South Philadelphia.


Sheriff: Florida deputy shoots, kills attacking dog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:29
SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a deputy had no choice but to shoot a Rottweiler that ran at him while he was responding to an alarm at a home north of Tampa.

Jury in Etan Patz trial focuses on earlier suspect in 1979 murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:21

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 listened on Friday to a re-reading of witness testimony that implicated another, earlier suspect in the case of the missing 6-year-old boy. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is charged in state Supreme Court in Manhattan with the murder and kidnapping of Patz, one of the first missing children whose pictures appeared on milk cartons in an effort to locate them. His lawyers have said the real culprit is Jose Ramos, long a prime suspect in the disappearance.


No serious injuries after Indiana high school stage collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:20
(Reuters) - More than a dozen students injured in a stage collapse at an Indiana high school were all in good condition on Friday, a city official said. At least 13 young performers fell through the stage when it fell out from under then during a Thursday night performance of "American Pie" at Westfield High School, 20 miles (30 km) north of Indianapolis.

Correction: Columbia University-Gender Bias Suit story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:17
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 23 about a gender bias lawsuit, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Columbia University spokesman. He is Robert Hornsby, not Roger Hornsby.

'Freaknik' promoters cancel Panama City Beach event

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:15
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The promoters of an event billed as "Freaknik" are calling off their annual gathering at Panama City Beach because of public reaction to a sexual assault and to a house party during spring break.

Feds rest corruption case against 6 former Philadelphia police officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:14

Feds rest corruption case against 6 former Philadelphia police officersFederal prosecutors have rested their case in the corruption trial of six former Philadelphia police officers.