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NYPD officer shot in head recovering; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 18:39

NYPD officer shot in head recovering; suspect in custodyA New York City police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man he suspected of carrying a handgun was recovering Sunday as detectives continued to gather evidence in the case, the fifth shooting of an officer in as many months, officials said.


Manny Pacquiao fought with injured shoulder, was denied shot in locker room

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 17:42
Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather.

NYPD plainclothes officer shot in head; suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 14:12

Police work in a neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York on Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an NYPD officer was shot. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A plainclothes New York City police officer was shot in the head and critically injured while in an unmarked police car Saturday as he and his partner attempted to stop and question a man they suspected of carrying a gun, officials said.


Small fires at Ohio recycling plant still flicker

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 13:55
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire crews remain at the Phoenix Recycling complex after a large fire Friday spewed thick black smoke into the air over Ohio's capital city and prompted nearby residents to remain indoors.

Man, 88, gives up license after crash that killed wife

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 13:34
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 88-year-old father of six from Connecticut pleaded no contest to a traffic charge in a fatal car crash that killed a pregnant woman and his wife of 67 years.

David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 13:06
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.

Honolulu food festival explores the wonders of canned meat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:13

Christina Wallace with Chai’s Waikiki Cafe and Market prepares Spam and Fresh Ahi Katsu with Wasabi Curry and Fresh Mango Salsa during the annual Waikiki Spam Jam in Honolulu on Saturday, May 2, 2015. To honor Spam lovers in Hawaii, Hormel Foods will release a new flavor - Portuguese sausage Spam - exclusively for the state at a street festival on Saturday in Honolulu. The flavor, which will be available to sample at the event, may eventually be sold elsewhere in the region and internationally, the company says. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU (AP) — In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don't eat, as it may be for many mainlanders.


N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US for illegal entry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:03
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month.

Buzz building ahead of Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:37

Buzz building ahead of Broad Street RunSome 40,000 runners are getting ready for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, and all of those extra feet in town added to the buzz on Saturday night in Center City.


On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:33
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.

Festive Baltimore rallies in hope after police charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:29

Protesters march down West North Avenue as they demonstrate against police brutality and celebrate the charges against the arresting officers in the death of neighborhood resident Freddie Gray in West BaltimoreBy Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to hopes for change following swift criminal charges against six police officers. There was an upbeat mood at the march from the housing projects where 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested last month to a plaza in front of city hall where the city's chief prosecutor announced charges on Friday ranging from murder to assault in his death.


Crimefighters: Who killed Pernell Earle?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:29

 Who killed Pernell Earle?A sister, in mourning over the death of her brother, is asking for your help after a full year without justice.


After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:23
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet in peaceful marches that have turned violent.

Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:09

A seagull takes flight from a bed of yearling oysters, growing on large "mother" shells planted throughout the bed, at low tide Friday, May 1, 2015, in Willapa Bay near Tokeland, Wash. Washington oyster growers are preparing to spray up to 2,000 acres of commercial shellfish beds after winning state approval to use a neurotoxic pesticide to control a native burrowing shrimp that threatens the shellfish industry. But federal agencies and others say there’s not enough information to gauge the impact of imidacloprid. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow.


Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:08

FILE - In this Friday, May 1, 2015 file photo, Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's top prosecutor, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. Mosby charged six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt. But getting a jury to convict police officers of murder and manslaughter will be far harder than obtaining arrest warrants. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt.


Roxborough native signs free agent deal with Eagles

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:58

Roxborough native signs free agent deal with EaglesLast month, we called Roxborough native Rasheed Bailey one of the best collegiate receivers you've probably never heard of.


American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:19
(Reuters) - American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Baffert, after winning his fourth Kentucky Derby, said if American Pharoah came out of the race in good health the next stop would be the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

Plainclothes NYPD officer shot; 1 suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:11

NYPD officer shot in head recovering; suspect in custodyA plainclothes New York City police officer riding in an unmarked car was shot and critically wounded Saturday evening by a man police had approached after suspecting him of carrying a gun, a police spokeswoman said.