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Ana weakens to depression, dumping rain along NC, SC coasts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:42
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana lost the last of its strength and was downgraded to a depression as it created wet and windy conditions along the North and South Carolina coasts.

Man fatally shot in the head in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:39

Man fatally shot in the head in WynnefieldA man was killed in a daytime shooting in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section.


3 teens hurt in shootings near South Street

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:38

3 teens hurt in shootings near South StreetPolice are investigating two shootings near South Street that injured three teenagers.


Police: Body found in West Deptford ravine not a suspicious death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:37

 Body found in West Deptford ravine not a suspicious deathPolice say a patient of an assisted living facility was found dead after falling into a ravine in West Deptford, New Jersey.


The Latest: Mississippi officers had a 'humble spirit'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:29

In this undated photo released by the Hattiesburg Police Department, Officer Benjamin Deen participates in K-9 training at the police academy in Hattiesburg, Miss. Officer Deen and Officer Liquori Tate were fatally shot during a traffic stop, Saturday evening, May 9, 2015, in the southern Mississippi city of Hattiesburg, prompting a statewide manhunt early Sunday for two suspects, authorities said. (Hattiesburg Police Department via AP)HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — 6:15 p.m.


Man, woman charged with murdering two policemen in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 05:44

Marvin Banks, Joanie Calloway and Curtis Banks are shown in this combo of three undated police handout photo in Hattiesburg, MississippiBy Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A man and woman in Mississippi were arrested and charged with murder on Sunday after two police officers were shot dead a day earlier while conducting a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, officials said. Marvin Banks, 29, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were each charged with two counts of capital murder, police said. Banks' brother Curtis, 26, was also arrested and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree later told CNN that a fourth person had been arrested in connection with the case and booked on an obstruction of justice charge.


Twin weather systems unleash storms across the country

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 05:39

Map shows tropical storm Ana’s projected path; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;DENVER (AP) — Tornadoes skipped across the Midwest, days of rain caused rivers to overflow in the West, and Tropical Storm Ana made landfall near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Sunday before being downgraded to a tropical depression.


Prosecutor to announce decision on Wisconsin police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 05:10
By Mary Reardon MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - A county prosecutor will announce on Tuesday whether a Madison, Wisconsin police officer will face charges in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man whose death has touched off protests in the state capital. The shooting of Tony Robinson Jr., who was biracial, was the latest in a string of incidents involving use of lethal force by law enforcement, particularly against young black men, that led to nationwide demonstrations and renewed debate over police brutality and racism. Madison police have said that Officer Matt Kenny was responding to reports that a man who had battered someone was dodging traffic in the street on March 6 when he encountered Robinson. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, who has said that he would give 24-hours notice before making public his decision on whether to charge Kenny criminally, said on Sunday that he would make the announcement on Tuesday.

Does NYC mayor, now a national figure, risk trouble at home?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:17

FILE - In this April 15, 2015 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers the keynote address at the University of Nebraska Foundation’s The Peter J. Hoagland Integrity in Public Service Lecture Series, in Omaha, Neb. As the mayor trumpets his progressive political vision, his travels have taken him far beyond the borders of New York City. It is commonplace for New York City mayors to become national figures, but experts note that de Blasio is risking being perceived as someone who has forgotten about his home. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's political vision — and his political travels — have increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York City.


Oil leaked into Hudson River after fire at nuclear reactor near NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:08

Smoke is seen over the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York(Reuters) - Oil leaked into the Hudson River on Sunday after a transformer fire and explosion a day earlier at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of New York City, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was concerned about environmental damage. The governor, who in the past has called for the plant to be shut down because of its proximity to densely populated New York City, also visited the plant on Saturday. When the transformer exploded, it released oil into a holding tank, which then overflowed, sending oil onto the ground and into the river, Cuomo told reporters on Sunday after he was briefed by emergency and plant officials. He said crews were working to contain and clean up the oil spill but it was not clear yet how much oil had been released.


South Dakota hit with snow on Mother's Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:03

South Dakota hit with snow, tornado on Mother's DayWinter weather is burying spring under piles of white in the Black Hills of South Dakota this Mother's Day Sunday.


'Avengers' sequel tops charts, crushes 'Hot Pursuit'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:47

This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Hulkbuster in a scene from the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." The movie opened in theaters in the U.S. on May 1, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney/Marvel via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Age of Ultron" is not over. The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.


Jimmy Carter cuts short Guyana trip after feeling unwell

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:19

Former U.S. president Carter speaks at the opening of a new exhibit, "Countdown to Zero, Defeating Disease" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has cut short a trip to Guyana after feeling unwell and is returning to Atlanta, the Carter Center said on Sunday. In a brief statement, the Carter Center said only that the former president departed on Sunday after "not feeling well." "The Carter Center election observation mission in Guyana is continuing its work and will keep him informed of developments," the statement said. Monday's ballot in Guyana will be the 100th international election to be observed by the center, which was founded in 1982 by Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Atlanta's Emory University.


Oregon band wins Essentially Ellington competition

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:18
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailing director.

Obama dials Florida woman with Mother's Day wishes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:02
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's letter to the White House prompted a Mother's Day greeting from President Barack Obama.

Suspects Arrested After 2 Mississippi Officers Shot, Killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:01
3 charged in fatal shooting.

Former President Carter Leaves Guyana After Feeling Unwell

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 01:56
He was there for an election observation mission.

Long-delayed nuclear plant in Tennessee nears completion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 01:19

In this April 29, 2015 photo, cooling towers for Unit 1, right, and Unit 2, left, are shown at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn. Construction of Unit 2 was started, abandoned, then relaunched again, becoming a cautionary tale for the power industry. The plant remains a work-in-progress for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In a bizarre turn, what could soon become the newest U.S. nuclear plant is a piece of 1970s-era technology.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator.


Some developments go ex-Va. governor's way as hearing nears

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 01:13
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the eight months since former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted of public corruption, a few developments have gone his way.

Man gets life term for killing dad, burying him under porch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 01:13
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his father and burying him under the back porch of their home.