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2 dead after small plane crashes in West Goshen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 06:29

2 dead in small plane crash in West GoshenTwo people are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed in West Goshen, Chester County.


Man, 32, shot in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:54

Man, 32, shot in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting in North Philadelphia that has injured one male.


Montana ski area back in operation after Saturday evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:52

45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of grass and timber about 4 miles west of the community of Red Lodge. The fire began on open private land, but it was driven by winds gusting 35 to 50 mph into the Custer National Forest, where the Red Lodge Mountain Resort ski area is located. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A southern Montana ski area resumed normal operations Sunday and weather conditions improved, allowing firefighters to attack wildfires that ignited the previous day in the state and northern Wyoming.


More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:49

This Saturday, March 28, 2015 photo shows a rental home, foreground, along Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla. where seven people were injured in an early morning shooting during a house party. (AP Photo/News Herald, Heather Leiphart) MANDATORY CREDIT: NEWS HERALD, HEATHER LEIPHARTPANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.


Boston officer improving after surgery to remove bullet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:32

This undated photo released by the Boston Police Department's official Twitter account Saturday, March 28, 2015, shows Officer John Moynihan, 34, who was shot in the face during a traffic stop Friday night that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker. Moynihan was struck just below his right eye and was listed in critical condition Saturday as the bullet remained lodged below his right ear. A decorated veteran, Moynihan served in Iraq in 2006-2007 and was honored at the White House in May 2014 for being one of the first responders in Watertown, Mass., following the April 2013 gun battle with the Boston Marathon bombers. (AP Photo/Boston Police Department)BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer shot point-blank in the face by a suspect was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday and improving after surgery to remove a bullet lodged below his ear, police said.


Indiana governor defends religious freedom law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:24

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in IndianapolisBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions from state legislators. Pence, speaking on ABC's "This Week," sought to counter criticism from protesters who have spilled onto the streets of Indianapolis and others, including some corporations, after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday.


Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl in Florida starved to death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:20

 22-day-old baby girl in Florida starved to deathA medical examiner says a baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born


American regional English dictionary running low on money

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:18
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin project that shows regional differences in how Americans use the English language is running low on money.

Child struck by car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:53

Boy, 11, struck by car in WilmingtonA child was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Wilmington, Delaware.


WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:01

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 Richard Cole, center, proposes a toast with two other surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, Edward Saylor, left, and David Thatcher, at the National Museum for the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15, 2015, in Washington, then hand it over April 18 to the museum for display its exhibit depicting the launch from an aircraft carrier of the Raiders’ daring 1942 bombing attack on mainland Japan. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy.


Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 03:56

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.


Police: Body found 3 days after NYC explosion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 03:16

 2 bodies found 3 days after NYC explosionPolice say a body has been discovered in the rubble of an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village.


Police: Body found 3 days after NYC blast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 03:13

 2 bodies found 3 days after NYC explosionPolice say a body has been discovered in the rubble of an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village.


Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 02:44

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.


Oregon police kill cougar above popular hiking trail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 02:17
BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon police officer shot and killed a cougar after it was spotted just above a popular hiking trail.

LA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 02:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition.

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:45

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landingAn Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.


Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:36

 motorists in the area are getting a lot more tickets. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles — including deadly collisions in New York and California last month — have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings.


Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:17

This Oct. 18, 2014 photo shows an entrance to the Portal 31 coal mine that has been turned into a tourist attraction in Lynch, Ky. Passing through a concrete archway topped by the words "SAFETY THE FIRST CONSIDERATION," visitors ride a miniature train several hundred feet into the hillside as a guide and animated exhibits illustrate coal mining's evolution from hand loading to the mechanization that forced many to leave these mountains in search of work. (AP Photo/David Goldman)SECO, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Could vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — help to draw visitors here?


Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:15

This Oct. 18, 2014 photo shows an entrance to the Portal 31 coal mine that has been turned into a tourist attraction in Lynch, Ky. Passing through a concrete archway topped by the words "SAFETY THE FIRST CONSIDERATION," visitors ride a miniature train several hundred feet into the hillside as a guide and animated exhibits illustrate coal mining's evolution from hand loading to the mechanization that forced many to leave these mountains in search of work. (AP Photo/David Goldman)SECO, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — will help to draw visitors here.