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Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 20:24
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 20:19

Elton Simpson head shot from preseason media shoot of the 2002-03 Yavapai College basketball team in Prescott, Arizona. Simpson was one of the two gunmen who was shot and killed by authorities outside a suburban Dallas venue Sunday, which was hosting a contest for Muslim Prophet Muhammad cartoons. The gunmen, whom federal officials identified as Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wounded a security officer before they were shot and killed at the scene. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 20:04

Police working to identify pedestrian struck and killed in WilmingtonA pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate-95 in Wilmington, Delaware early Wednesday morning.


2 plead not guilty to killing Canadian tourist after Derby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two of three people charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby have entered not guilty pleas.

Nearly 3 dozen intend to sue Metro-North over deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:21
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Metro-North Railroad has heard from nearly three dozen potential plaintiffs who intend to sue over a deadly train collision that killed six people.

AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:03

Republic of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni speaks during an interview, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Supporters believe that Museveni, who is one of the longest serving leaders on the African continent, will win another term should he decide to seek one in 2016. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.


Germanwings pilot tried controlled descent on previous flight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:42

Germanwings pilot tried controlled descent on previous flightThe co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.


1 dead in triple shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:36

1 dead in triple shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice say one man is dead and two other people were injured after gunfire erupted in North Philadelphia early Wednesday.


French investigators to release report on Germanwings crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:32

Germanwings pilot tried controlled descent on previous flightThe co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.


Sketch released of Fishtown abduction sex assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:11

Sketch released of Fishtown abduction sex assault suspectPhiladelphia police are asking for the public's help in their search for the man who sexually assaulted a woman in the city's Fishtown section.


Large tree falls on kids playing at park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:08

Large tree falls on kids playing at parkA disturbing video shows a large tree falling on children playing at a park in Chelsea, Massachusetts.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:32

Pedestrian struck and killed in WilmingtonA pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate-95 in Wilmington, Delaware early Wednesday morning.


Vacant house partially collapses in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:13

Vacant house partially collapses in South PhiladelphiaBuilding inspectors are keeping an eye on homes that are connected to a vacant house that partially collapsed in South Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


PHOTOS: Skywriter's message of love, peace and smiley faces

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 16:43

In this May 2, 2015 photo, skywriter Nathan Hammond releases smoke as he writes messages of hope and love over New Orleans, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Hammond was commissioned by local entrepreneur, Frank Scurlock, who said the messages were simply his way of reminding people that goodness can still flourish in a world that seems increasingly marred by violence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels, trailing smoke to create inspirational messages: smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like "jazz," ''amen" and — in a true testament of flying ability — "transform."


For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 16:39

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015, photo, a man sits in front of portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, right, as he uses his smartphone in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean officials have unveiled a mobile-friendly online shopping site. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.


Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 16:29

FILE - This file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department on May 1, 2015, shows Edward Nero. Nero, one of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying in court papers that it is an illegal weapon. The city's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said Friday, May 1, in charging the officer and five others that the knife was legal under Maryland law, meaning they had arrested Gray illegally. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon.


New evidence leads to capital murder charge in U.Va. case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 16:07

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Jesse Matthew Jr. looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax, Va. Matthew, accused of abducting and killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday, May 5, 2015, she will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor has obtained a capital murder indictment against the man accused of the abduction and killing a University of Virginia student, saying she plans to seek the death penalty.


Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 16:02

Freightliner unveils its Inspiration self-driving truck during an event at the Hoover Dam Tuesday, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)HOOVER DAM, Nev.-Ariz. Border (AP) — Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver.


Things to know about new water rules in California drought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 15:20

FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a house is reflected in a puddle of water from an irrigated front yard in San Diego. Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday, May 5, 2015 as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brown lawns, dusty cars and idle sprinklers loom this summer under Gov. Jerry Brown's mandate to reduce urban water use by 25 percent to get through the drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved new restrictions Tuesday that include a mandatory target for each local water agency to reduce consumption.


California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 15:17

FILE- In this April 16, 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown talks with reporters after a meeting about the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. The State Water Resources Control Board is considering sweeping mandatory emergency regulations to protect water supplies as water levels as some of California's lakes and reservoirs continue to decline. Brown has argued that the voluntary targets in place since early 2014 were insufficient and that Californians needed a jolt to take conservation seriously. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.