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Marathon bomb survivor, wounded officer attend blood drive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 04:09
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombings and a transit police officer badly wounded in a confrontation with the bombers days later have given blood at a Red Cross commemorative drive.

Robert Kirkland, founder of the decor store chain, has died

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 04:06
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to found the Discovery Park of America education center and tourist attraction in northwest Tennessee, has died at age 77.

NRA leaders warn members of looming gun-control efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 04:00

National Rifle Association members hold hands during the opening prayer at the annual meeting of members at the NRA convention Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Saturday cited the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate as evidence of the group's political clout, but warned of looming gun-control efforts in the final years of Barack Obama's presidency.


Second boy dies after car plunges into Port of Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:22
(Reuters) - A second child has died after the car he was in plunged into the water at the Port of Los Angeles, killing his older brother, officials said on Saturday. The car went off the pier early on Thursday evening, trapping the two boys, aged 8 and 13, inside, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The boys were pulled from the car in grave condition, and the older one died on Thursday at a hospital, fire officials said. The second boy died on Friday, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Coroner.

Police report shots fired on west front of US Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:21

Police report shots fired on west front of US CapitolPolice say the U.S. Capitol is on lock-down as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.


Boston police officer shot on video released from the hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:15

Boston police officer John Moynihan is seen in an undated picture released by the Boston Police Department(Reuters) - A Boston policeman has been released from the hospital two weeks after he was shot at close range by a man who was subsequently shot dead by other officers in an incident captured on video, authorities said on Saturday. John Moynihan, 34, has returned home and was continuing to recuperate following surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his neck, Boston police said in a statement. Massachusetts officials on Friday released surveillance video showing the near-fatal shooting of Moynihan, a six-year veteran who was honored for his role in responding to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The decision to make the video public comes after the shooting last week of a black man in the back by a white police officer in South rekindled a national debate over use of force by law enforcement.


Woman injured in house blaze in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:13

Woman injured in house blaze in Northeast PhiladelphiaA woman in her 40's was injured in a house fire in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday morning.


'Game of Thrones' star Harington: a quiet force as Jon Snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:03

This image released by HBO shows Kit Harington, from left, Liam Cunningham and Stephen Dillane in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (AP Photo/HBO, Helen Sloan)NEW YORK (AP) — Shhhh!


Child struck by police cruiser in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:02

Child struck by police cruiser in MayfairAuthorities say a 4-year-old boy was struck by a police cruiser in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


Bird flu outbreak spreads to 3 more Midwest turkey farms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:01

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre , Minn. A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter,File)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak that has puzzled scientists spread to three more Midwest turkey farms, bringing the number of farms infected to 23 and raising the death toll to more than 1.2 million birds killed by the disease or by authorities scrambling to contain it.


Man shot by state trooper after standoff at prison dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:57
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An armed man shot by a Pennsylvania state trooper after a standoff outside a county prison has died.

No indication Capitol shooting incident was terrorism-related: NBC, citing official

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are no indications that a shooting near the U.S. Capitol on Saturday was an act of terrorism, NBC News reported, citing a federal official. The complex was locked down after shots were fired nearby, but police have "neutralized" the suspected shooter, U.S. Capitol police said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey)

NRA leaders warn members of looming gun-control efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:38

National Rifle Association members hold hands during the opening prayer at the annual meeting of members at the NRA convention Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the National Rifle Association cite the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate as evidence of the gun group's political clout, but they warn of looming gun-control efforts in the final years of President Barack Obama's presidency.


Hundreds mourn black South Carolina man shot in back by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:26

North Charleston Community The Scene Of Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man By PoliceBy Harriet McLeod SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Reuters) - Hundreds of mourners, including prominent South Carolina politicians, attended the funeral on Saturday of Walter Scott, an African-American father of four who was shot in the back while running from a white patrolman. The body of the slain Coast Guard veteran, whose death was filmed by a bystander, was carried in a flag-draped casket past a crowd assembled outside the W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, north of North Charleston, where the shooting took place on April 4. "This is a sad day," said Rev. James Johnson, who is president of the local chapter of civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. "Hopefully this will heal the world." Michael Slager, the North Charleston officer who fired eight times at Scott's back as he fled from a traffic stop, has been charged with murder and dismissed from the police force.


Residents assess damage after deadly northern Illinois tornado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:24

People search through debris of a home that was destroyed by a tornado in Rochelle(Reuters) - Residents of a small northern Illinois town slammed by a powerful tornado were allowed to return to their homes on Saturday to assess damage but safety concerns prevented them from staying for long, officials said. Two people were killed and 20 others injured when a rare EF-4 tornado, the second highest intensity, tore through Fairdale, about 75 miles west of Chicago on Thursday. Buses took evacuated residents on Saturday to assess damage and begin filing insurance claims, said a spokeswoman with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. Debris is hanging from trees and buildings that could cause death or serious injury," DeKalb County officials said in a news update on Friday.


2 NB lanes reopen after I-95 crash in Newark, Del. near service plaza

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:18

2 NB lanes reopen after I-95 crash in Newark, Del. near service plazaAn accident shut down two northbound lanes on Interstate-95 near the service plaza in Newark, Delaware Saturday morning.


San Francisco police seek robbery suspects after deadly chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 01:55
(Reuters) - San Francisco authorities on Saturday were hunting for robbery suspects whose car struck and killed a pedestrian during a chase by police through city streets, police said. The vehicle was spotted by police on Friday evening after an armed robbery of a person in the Nob Hill neighborhood but raced away when officers tried to pull it over, according to an online report by the San Francisco Chronicle. Police lost track of the vehicle in the city's South of Market neighborhood and later found it abandoned on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, it said. The car was unoccupied and had been stolen, it said.

Police: Quadriplegic found in Cobbs Creek woods

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 01:48

 Quadriplegic found in Cobbs Creek woodsPolice say a severely disabled man was found in the woods in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section Friday evening.


2 brothers die after car plunges into Los Angeles harbor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 01:43
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a second boy has died after his family's car plunged into Los Angeles harbor, killing his 13-year-old brother.

Police officer recovering from shot to the face returns home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 01:32
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police officer who was shot in the face and critically injured when he approached a driver who was stopped during a gunfire investigation has been released from the hospital.