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Bird strike sends Alaska Airlines flight back to Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:28
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines spokeswoman says a plane heading from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to San Jose, California, returned to Seattle because of a bird strike.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:05

President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister of Bahamas Perry G. Christie, right, at the summit with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. The president said Thursday that he soon decide whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism now that the State Department has finished a review on the question as part of the move to reopen diplomatic relations with the island nation.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Group hopes recycled hotel soap helps save lives worldwide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:46

In this March 20, 2015, photo, A box of used bars of soap ready to be ground up are seen at Clean the World in Las Vegas. The non-profit initiative recycles soap from hotels to distribute in developing countries. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap.


Lawyers for teen charged in teacher slaying want trial moved

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:05
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his math teacher have told a judge they plan to seek a change of venue for the trial.

Education consultant convicted of cheating Hong Kong couple

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:39
BOSTON (AP) — An educational consultant who accepted more than $2 million from a Hong Kong couple then failed to a deliver on his promise to get their sons into Ivy League universities has been convicted of federal fraud charges.

Car plunges into LA harbor; 1 boy dead, 1 in grave condition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:11

Car plunges into LA harbor; 1 boy dead, 1 in grave conditionA car with four people inside plunged off a road into Los Angeles harbor, leaving a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said.


Cops: Man was drunk when he drove away after DWI conviction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:03
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old suburban Buffalo man was drunk when he drove away from a courthouse where he had just been convicted of driving while intoxicated.

Overturned tractor-trailer jams traffic on Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:48

All lanes back open after tractor-trailer crash on Ben Franklin BridgeAn overturned tractor-trailer is causing major delays on the Ben Franklin Bridge.


Black motorist's fatal shooting: Outcry over police tactics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:39

People hold hands in prayer during a rally for the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer Saturday, after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As North Charleston surged in population last decade, South Carolina's third-largest city fought rising crime through a simple policing solution: Be aggressive. But the city's Police Department lost the respect of many black residents in neighborhoods they blitzed, and now many are upset after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white officer.


Woman hurt after car flips on Kelly Drive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:02

Woman hurt after car flips on Kelly DrivePolice say a woman on her way to work was hurt after her car crashed and flipped onto its roof along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


AccuWeather: Warmup Today; Thunderstorms Expected

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:28

 Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely - and some of the storms could be strong.


RAW VIDEO: Tornado touches down in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:56

 Tornado touches down in IllinoisWLS-TV/abc7 Facebook fan Joe Napolitano shared this video of a tornado touchdown near Rochelle, Ill. on April 9, 2015.


Dumpster fire sends smoke through high-rise in University City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:41

Dumpster fire sends smoke through high-rise in University CityA dumpster fire sent smoke through a high-rise apartment building on the University of Pennsylvania campus early Friday morning.


AccuWeather: Warm Today With Late T'Storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:58

 Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend is a bit cooler, but sunny and nice.


Firefighter injured in house blaze in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:53

Firefighter injured in house blaze in FrankfordA firefighter was injured in a house blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Boy dead after car drives into water at LA port: local media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:59
(Reuters) - One child died and a second boy was in a "grave condition" after the car they were in with two adults drove into the water at the Port of Los Angeles on Thursday, officials and local media said. The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that the two adults swam from the car to the surface at around 6 p.m. local time, while the children had to be rescued from the submerged vehicle near Berth 73. Both of the children were described by the fire department as being in a "grave condition", after being pulled from the car. The Los Angeles Times, citing local officials, reported later that one of the boys, a thirteen-year-old, had died.

Gunman arrested after shooting guard at U.S. Census Bureau

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:53
(Reuters) - A gunman was taken into custody after kidnapping a woman, shooting a security guard at a gate outside the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland, and then trading gunfire with Washington, D.C., police on Thursday evening, officials said. Washington, D.C., police responded to a call about an armed kidnapping around 5:30 p.m. local time, and then another call about the shooting at the Census Bureau building in Suitland, Maryland, about half an hour later, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters. Lanier said the suspect forced a woman into a green Honda and then drove to the government building and shot a guard who approached the vehicle while the two people inside the car were having a "domestic fight." The guard was shot in the upper body and taken to a local hospital in "extremely critical condition," said Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department.

Oklahoma diversity chief says he faced discrimination there

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:35

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 file photo, former Oklahoma state Sen. Jabar Shumate, D-Tulsa, stands on the Senate floor in Oklahoma City. Shumate, the University of Oklahoma’s new chief of diversity programs says he’s right for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he knows why he's the right fit for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month: He experienced discrimination when he was a student at the Norman campus in the 1990s.


A look at the Itty Bitty nations coming to MicroCon 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:27
Want to be king, queen, president or grand potentate of your very own country? All you really need to do is proclaim yourself as one, come up with a catchy name and make a flag. "Most micronations are one-man shows, to be completely honest with you," says President Kevin Baugh of the Republic of Molossia

Large tornado causes significant damage in central Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:09
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At least one large tornado touched down Thursday night in central Illinois, and authorities said initial reports indicate there was significant damage.