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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.

Man, woman jump from burning Southwest Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:56

Man, woman jump from burning Southwest Philadelphia homeFirefighters were called out to battle a blaze in Southwest Philadelphia


AccuWeather: Morning Fog, Summerlike Warmth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:34

 Morning Fog, Summerlike WarmthMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the weather heats up for Mother's Day.


Autopsy planned for baby allegedly thrown in river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:32
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled for Monday on the 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died six days after authorities allege he was thrown into a river by his mother.

Residents, pets escape Bensalem fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:32

Residents, pets escape Bensalem fireTwo people and two pets were able to escape an early morning fire in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Man in car shot and killed in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:31

Man in car shot and killed in Port RichmondA man was shot in the head while sitting inside a car in Port Richmond, Philadelphia police say.


West Point names barracks for black graduate who was shunned

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:43

FILE--In this Dec. 9, 1998 file photo, Ret. Lt. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., listens to remarks prior to receiving his fourth star from President Clinton at the Old Executive Office Building in Washington. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed alone and ate alone. The future Tuskegee Airman and trailblazing Air Force general later recalled he was “an invisible man.” Now more than a decade after his death, the academy that ostracized Davis is honoring him. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Benjamin Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed alone and ate alone. The future Tuskegee Airman and trailblazing Air Force general later recalled he was "an invisible man."


Castro: This pope's so impressive, I might return to church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:41

 This pope's so impressive, I might return to churchCuban President Raul Castro paid a call on Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday to thank him for working for Cuban-US detente and later said he is so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.


Ala grandma to get life or death in girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:26
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge must decide whether to sentence an Alabama woman to life or execution by lethal injection for the killing of her 9-year-old granddaughter, who prosecutors say died after being forced to run for hours for telling a lie.

Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:17

In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 photo, the Castillio de San Marcos fort, built over 450 years ago, is separated from the Matanzas River by a sea wall in St. Augustine, Fla. St. Augustine is one of many chronically flooded Florida communities afraid their buildings and economies will be inundated by rising seas in just a couple of decades. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — America's oldest city is slowly drowning.


Future of big-city policing on the ballot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore has had a ripple effect on politics in Philadelphia, focusing the city's mayoral race on policing just weeks before an important vote.

Complex challenges posed in international child abductions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:59
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The criminal case against Genevieve Kelley, a New Hampshire woman who absconded to Central America with her 8-year-old daughter more than a decade ago, is about to head to trial.

Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:50
Ana made landfall Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

At Least 1 Dead as Two Tornadoes Touch Down in North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:40
Hail, flash flooding, strong winds expected.