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Intervention by Alaska governor spares lives of bears

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:12
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The lives of a black bear and four cubs that have been feasting on garbage in an Anchorage neighborhood will be spared after the governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.

Police: Man attempted to lure 8-year-old outside her home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:10

 Man attempted to lure 8-year-old outside her homeA man has been arrested for the attempted luring of an 8-year-old girl outside her home in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Thunderstorms cause power outages, flight delays in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:57
HOUSTON (AP) — Storms packing winds approaching 90 mph are sweeping across parts of Texas and Oklahoma, causing widespread power outages in the Dallas area — including at a professional soccer game.

Shooting on campus of Delaware State University

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:23

3 shot on campus of Delaware State UniversityPolice are investigating the report of a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.


Body found by kayakers in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 09:52

Body found by kayakers in Schuylkill RiverAuthorities say a group of kayakers found a body in the Schuylkill River in Cumru Township, Berks County.


Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 09:18
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

Last 2 Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 07:52
CINCINNATI (AP) — The last two "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" presented the group's Congressional Gold Medal for permanent display at a the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, 73 years to the day after their daring bombing attack on Japan rallied Americans in World War II.

Worker shocked in construction accident in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 07:26

Worker shocked in construction accident in North PhiladelphiaA man was shocked while working at a construction site in North Philadelphia.


Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 07:15

A fireball erupts after a large gas pipeline exploded in Fresno, Calif., Friday, April 17, 2015. The explosion and fire closed both directions of Highway 99, authorities said. (Kevin Ling via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.


Teen injured in fall on roof of elementary school in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 07:15

Teen injured in fall on roof of elementary school in DelawareA teenager was injured in a fall on the roof of an elementary school in Delaware.


Police: Person of interest in custody in hit-and-run dispute in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 06:53

 Person of interest in custody in hit-and-run dispute in Tioga-NicetownPolice say a person of interest is in custody in connection to a hit-and-run that stemmed from a dispute between two women in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Mourners remember 4-year-old killed in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 06:37

Mourners remember 4-year-old killed in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-runDozens of people came to mourn the loss of a little boy who was killed in a hit-and-run in Southwest Philadelphia.


Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:58
NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."

Torrential rain floods Houston before heading toward New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:45
Torrential rain triggered flooding on the streets of Houston and sent spectators fleeing from a circus south of the Texas city, officials said on Saturday, as the storm system headed east toward Louisiana and neighboring states. The heavy rainfall followed a front that built up along the Gulf Coast, causing moisture to accumulate along it, said Mark Paquette, a meteorologist with AccuWeather.com. Two tornadoes were spotted in rural Yuma County in northeastern Colorado at about 1:30 p.m. local time, according to the weather service. There were no reports of damage, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff: Cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:13
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.

Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:12

This 1977 booking photo provided by the Anaheim, Calif. Police Department shows Brett Matthew Paul Thomas, 18. On Friday, April 17, 2015, the convicted serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people in 1977 was denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years. Thomas, now 56, and his friend, Mark Titch, were convicted of the murders which were committed during robbery or burglary attempts in Orange County. (Anaheim Police Department, The Orange County Register via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.


Worker shocked in construction accident in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:06

Worker shocked in construction accident in Strawberry MansionA man was shocked while working at a construction site in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


Fla. Panhandle police: Man with gun fatally shot by officers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:31
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle say a man has died after being shot by a police officer.

Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:21

This photo provided by St. Louis County Police shows a still frame from the police body cam video from a fatal police shooting on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Jennings, Mo. Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, after he charged at them with a knife. Initially, tactical officers fired a “less lethal round” at McCarroll to disarm him. But police said that McCarroll didn’t stop and ran full speed toward the officers with the knife still in hand. Two officers shot McCarroll multiple times, and he died at the scene. Footage from the body camera of one of the tactical officers was uploaded to the department’s YouTube page. Police Chief Jon Belmar described the shooting in a written statement as “another tragic situation where police officers had no other option than to use deadly force against an armed subject.” (AP Photo/St. Louis County Police)JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife.


Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:07

FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.