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1 person killed in gunfire; pregnant woman among the injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:48
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio emergency official says five people were wounded, including one fatally, when gunfire erupted on Cleveland's west side.

From Rockies east, severe weather casts a wide net

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:59

Rain clouds hang over the press box during a delay in the Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)South Dakota was the center of weather extremes Sunday, with a tornado damaging a small town and injuring at least nine people on the eastern side of the state and more than a foot of snow blanketing the Black Hills to the west.


Prince takes the stage for 'Rally 4 Peace' show in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:48

File photo of Prince performing during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las VegasBy Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Reclusive rocker Prince took the stage on Sunday in a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in response to the death of a 25-year-old man, whose death from injuries suffered while in police custody triggered riots, telling the crowd: "We are here for you." The Grammy-winning musician, appearing at Royal Farms Arena along with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL, performed such hits as "When Doves Cry" and "Raspberry Beret", as well as a new song called "Baltimore," which he dedicated to the city. We're going to figure this thing out," Prince said while performing "Purple Rain." "It's going to take the young people to fix it this time. Fan Jamal Terrell, 41, said: "I think he showed why he's still extremely important. Surprise guests were promised, and delivered, including Doug E. Fresh and Miguel.


2 young children lose their mom in Mother's Day car crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:27
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 31-year-old woman driving with her two children on Mother's Day was killed after her car collided with another car in Laguna Beach.

1 victim critical in Chester double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:48

1 victim critical in Chester double shootingTwo people were hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, after being shot in Chester.


Families outraged over Delco cemetery left in disrepair

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

Families outraged over Delco cemetery left in disrepairA woman going to visit her grandmother's grave in Sharon Hill, Delaware County was appalled to find the cemetery in a state of disrepair.


AccuWeather: Humid, PM T'Storm Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:36

 Warm and Humid TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says a few pop up thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon.


Oh baby! Dad catches Phillies foul ball with son strapped to chest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:26

Oh baby! Dad catches Phillies foul ball with son strapped to chestOh baby! A daring dad made the play of the day during the Phillies game on Mother's Day - catching a hard hit foul ball with his 7 1/2-month-old son strapped to his chest.


Gunfire erupts after large fight in Darby Borough

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

Gunfire erupts after large fight in Darby BoroughPolice say a large fight ended with gunfire and a stray bullet flying into a home in Darby Borough, Delaware County.


Man found fatally shot on front lawn

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

Man found fatally shot on front lawnA man was found fatally shot on the front lawn of a home in Philadelphia.


1 killed, 3 shot after Mother's Day motorcycle blessing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:55
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say one person is dead and three others are wounded after gunfire broke out following an annual Mother's Day motorcycle blessing in Newark.

2 shot in Chester, 1 victim in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:36

1 victim critical in Chester double shootingTwo people were hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, after being shot in Chester.


Retired US soldier rips Canada's release of ex-Gitmo inmate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:48
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A retired American soldier who was blinded in one eye during a firefight in Afghanistan has criticized a Canadian judge's decision to allow the release of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was convicted in the attack.

Man allegedly fired from summer job due to dreadlocks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:31

Man allegedly fired from summer job due to dreadlocksCharles Craddock says he was told his dreadlocks are okay when he was hired, but when he showed up to work, the company changed its mind.


Hail, snow, floods, a tornado and tropical storm for Mother's Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:29

NOAA image of sub-tropical storm Ana south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United StatesBy Harriet McLeod and Todd Epp CHARLESTON, S.C./SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Reuters) - Hail, snow, flooding, a tornado and a tropical storm made it a "severe weather" Mother's Day in much of the center of the United States and on the Carolina coast on Sunday. Rescue helicopters in Denton County, Texas pulled six people out of homes after thunderstorms dumped heavy rain in the area. In the town of Krum in northern Texas, Hickory Creek flooded, sweeping away cars. "No injuries, that's the most important thing," Sergeant Lonny Haschel of the Texas Highway Patrol told CNN.


Newspaper: California bullet train fare estimate a bargain

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A newspaper analysis has found that the most recent estimate of the cost to ride California's bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco is a bargain at an average of $86.

Records: Thousands too injured to enter Baltimore jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:23
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of people have been brought to the Baltimore city jail in recent years with injuries too severe for them to be admitted, newly released records show.

South Dakota hit with snow, tornado on Mother's Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:15

South Dakota hit with snow, tornado on Mother's DaySouth Dakota was the center of weather extremes Sunday, with a tornado hitting a small town on the eastern side of the state and more than a foot of snow blanketing the Black Hills to the west.


2 slain police officers mourned in Mississippi town

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:15

Local law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a shooting late Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Hattiesburg. Miss., that left two Hattiesburg police officers fatally wounded. (Jason Munz/The Hattiesburg American via AP) NO SALESHATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a policeman since he was a boy.