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Mother, son critically burned while escaping Camden fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 05:26

Mother, son critically burned while escaping Camden fireA mother and her 7-year-old son were critically burned in a fire in their Camden home.


Washington state officials withdraw shellfish spray permit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:57
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Department of Ecology has canceled a permit to spray pesticides over shellfish beds in two areas, officials said Sunday.

Children find body in Delaware River in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:55

Children find body in Delaware River in CamdenAuthorities say a group of children found a body in the Delaware River in Camden.


Suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire formally charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:06
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to an air traffic control facility has been formally charged.

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 03:17

This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows from left, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine, Claudia Kim as Dr. Cho, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, in a scene from the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuted with a Hulk-sized $27.6 million in Thursday night showings, well above the pace of the first “Avengers” film. Disney said Friday that the opening night haul of “Age of Ultron” easily surpassed the $18.7 million first night opening of “The Avengers” in 2012. (Film Frame/Disney/Marvel via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.


Kayaker rescues man who jumped off bridge in suicide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 02:59
LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge into a river was rescued by a passing kayaker.

Texas the front line on high school ECG debate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 02:51

Scott Stephens poses for a photo Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Houston. Stephens founded the Go Big or Go Home Cody Stephens Foundation, that awards grants to pay for heart screening, after his son Cody's death by sudden cardiac arrest. Several organizations are pushing Texas lawmakers to require electrocardiogram tests before public high school students are allowed to participate in athletics. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn't wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.


NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 02:13

NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder chargesA man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials said.


Girl hurt after bullet shatters glass in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:57

Girl hurt after bullet shatters glass in West PhiladelphiaA bullet shattered a car window on Saturday night in West Philadelphia and struck a 7-year-old girl.


SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:39
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces.

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:38

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all timeThe Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves.


Defense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:36

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, Aurora Police Officer Justin Grizzle leaves court after testifying at a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo. In testimony last week, Grizzle told of carrying victims Caleb Medley in the back of his patrol car and begging him not to die as he sped to a hospital. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Half-empty tissue boxes littered the floor of Courtroom 201 after a day in which survivors told stories of heartbreak, revulsion and horror about the night James Holmes shot scores of people inside a packed a suburban Denver movie theater.


Google embeds engineers as professors

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:25

Google software engineer and Google In Residence Sabrina Williams, right, talks with students including, from left, freshmen Lucretia Williams, Alanna Walton, and Christopher Hocutt, during a Google Student Development class on Impostor Syndrome at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.


Thousands take part in Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:25

Thousands take part in Broad Street RunThe 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run is now in the history books.


Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles region

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:17
(Reuters) - A mild earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), causing no reported damage. The quake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck at about 4 a.m. (7 a.m. ET) and was centered near View Park-Windsor Hills, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, the USGS said. Shaking described as weak could be felt east to Riverside and south to Irvine, it said. No damage was reported, according to local media. A stronger quake of 4.2 struck on Saturday at midday near Kalamazoo, Michigan, the USGS said. ...

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo Jesse Matthew Jr., right, looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax, Va. A prosecutor’s decision not to seek a death penalty for Matthew Jr., accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student, is emblematic of capital punishment’s decline across the country and in Virginia, the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.


Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 01:03

In this April 29, 2015 photo, parents pick up their children at the end of the school day at Christ the King School in Burlington, Vt. The church’s sound system that plays recorded bells and hymns has struck a chord with some neighbors, who find it noisy and intrusive. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The sound system next door is making it hard for Olga Lopatina to love thy neighbor: Christ the King church.


AccuWeather: Delightful!

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:43

 Delightful!AccuWeather says sunshine and warmer temperatures for Sunday.


Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:42

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo, Dustin Shaw lifts debris as he searches through what is left of his sister's house in Vilonia, Ark. Forecasters who are troubled by the high death count from twisters in recent years say they must find better ways to communicate if the public is going to behave appropriately as bad weather approaches. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.