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Search ends for 2 teens swept to sea at San Francisco beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rescuers have called off a search for two teenage boys who were swept out to sea while playing in the surf at San Francisco's Ocean Beach.

GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:25

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Watertown International Airport, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Watertown, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party's rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of "a breach of our trust" by improperly trying to impede a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for party leaders to nominate a fresh candidate for president.


Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in murder of Tammy Pierce

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:06

 $20,000 reward offered in murder of Tammy PierceIt's been 20 years since the murder of Tammy Pierce. Her family says the years have not been kind.


Police: Man who shot firefighters released from custody

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:49

This photo provided by Prince George County shows Prince George County Firefighter/Medic John Ulmshneider. Police are trying to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Ulmshneider was shot and killed while making a welfare check and another remains in serious condition, officials said. (Prince George County via AP)TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — As police worked Saturday to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington, the shooter was released from custody.


Vallejo company holds open house for prefabricated homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:39

Vallejo company holds open house for prefabricated homesA company in Vallejo is trying to change the way houses are built and this weekend they're opening their newest model home to the public.


Man arrested after being caught on camera stealing packages from Wynnefield home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:36

Man arrested after being caught on camera stealing packages from Wynnefield homePolice say a man has been arrested after being caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing high-priced electronics from the front porch of a home in the Wynnefield section of Philadephia.


Holtby shines as Mason's mistake gives Capitals Game 2 win

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:32

Holtby shines as Mason's mistake gives Capitals Game 2 winWashington's Braden Holtby made 41 saves, Philadelphia's Steve Mason gave up a goal from 101 feet away and Alex Ovechkin scored on the power play and the Capitals beat the Flyers 4-1 in Game 2 Saturday night to take a 2-0 series lead.


Powerful earthquake kills at least 28 in Ecuador

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:27

Powerful earthquake kills at least 28 in EcuadorEcuador's Vice President Jorge Glas says at least 28 people have been killed in a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country's central coast.


1 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:17

3 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.One person has been hospitalized after a fire erupted at an apartment complex in Camden County.


Police: 4-year-old girl fatally shot by 5-year-old sibling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:51
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been fatally shot by a 5-year-old sibling in Philadelphia and police are searching for the mother's boyfriend, who's believed to have owned the gun used.

7.8-magnitude earthquake kills at least 28 in Ecuador

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:48

7.8-magnitude earthquake kills at least 28 in EcuadorEcuador's Vice President Jorge Glas says at least 28 people have been killed in a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country's central coast.


2 men detained after fatal shooting of 6-month-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:40
DETROIT (AP) — Police say two men have been detained for questioning after a 6-month-old girl was fatally shot as she was with others in the yard outside a Detroit house.

San Francisco burglary suspect hospitalized after jumping from building following rooftop chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:26

San Francisco burglary suspect hospitalized after jumping from building following rooftop chaseA burglar crashed down onto a car after a rooftop chase in Nob Hill early Saturday morning.


Hurricane forecasting pioneer William Gray dies at 86

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:15
William Gray, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting at Colorado State University and a skeptic of the science behind human-made global warming models, died on Saturday, the school said in a statement. Gray died peacefully at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, surrounded by his family, the university said. He was 86. In 1984, Gray and his team of researcher and graduate students at CSU began predicting the frequency and severity of hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin, which continues today.

Student group wants UC chancellor to quit over PR spending

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:02

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school's quad in Davis, Calif. The Sacramento Bee reports that a spokesman for UC Davis says Pike's employment with the university ended Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Pike had been on paid leave since the incident last November. (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Wayne Tilcock, File) MANDATORY CREDITDAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The association that represents 240,000 University of California students statewide is calling for the head of the UC Davis to step down over the school's public relations spending to clean up the university's online image.


Police: 5-year-old boy shot, killed sister, 4, inside Kensington home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:58

 5-year-old sibling shot, killed sister, 4, inside Kensington homePolice say a 4-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother with their mother's boyfriend's gun.


Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at apartments in Pine Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:37

1 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.Fire crews are battling a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Camden County.


Stephen Curry leads Warriors past Rockets in playoff opener

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:28

Stephen Curry leads Warriors past Rockets in playoff openerStephen Curry dazzled from long range and drove to the hoop from every angle with fire and flair, scoring 24 points before tweaking his ankle as the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 104-78 on Saturday in their playoff opener.


Police: Woman left infant in hot car for strip club audition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:23
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A woman and her friend are facing charges after they left her infant in a hot car outside a strip club where she was auditioning.

Fire crews battle blaze at Camden County apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:19

1 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.Fire crews are battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Camden County.