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Sheriff: Man dead after deputies were threatened with AR-15

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:49
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A handful of protesters gathered Saturday at the site of a fatal shooting in St. Petersburg in which authorities say a sheriff's deputy fired after being threatened by a man with an assault weapon.

Pa. Turnpike Northeast Extension SB reopens after truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:46

Pa. Turnpike Northeast Extension SB reopens after truck crashA truck crash temporarily shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension in the southbound lanes between Quakertown and Lansdale exits.


Reward up to $12,500 for information leading to missing girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:20

Carlie Marie Trentd is seen in an undated photoprovided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via the Rogersville Police Department. 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville was reported missing on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after a non-custodial uncle, Gary Simpson, signed her out of school under false pretenses. Carlie is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes. She is about 4-foot 8-inches tall and weighs about 75 pounds. She was last seen with Simpson. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via the Rogersville Police Department via AP)ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a reward for information leading to the safe recovery of a missing 9-year-old Tennessee girl has increased to $12,500.


Professor's airplane math didn't equal airplane threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Ivy League professor said his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the math equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist.

1 dead, 2 injured in blaze at West Philadelphia apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:51

1 dead, 1 injured in blaze at West Philadelphia apartmentPolice say one person is dead and two are injured after an apartment fire in West Philadelphia.


Crash closes Pa. Turnpike NE Ext. SB between Quakertown, Lansdale exits

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:39

Crash closes Pa. Turnpike NE Ext. SB between Quakertown, Lansdale exitsA crash has shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension in the southbound lanes between Quakertown and Lansdale exits.


Greek communists protest pension, tax reforms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:29

Greek communists protest pension, tax reformsATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 20,000 slogan-chanting, pro-communist protesters have taken to the streets of Athens to protest against the left-led government's pension and tax reform bill, which is being debated in Parliament.


Police: Virginia man fatally beaten, stabbed by mob at party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:13
CENTERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say a man found dead in his family's home was beaten by a mob of people and stabbed at a party he attended the night before.

Violin teacher indicted in child molestation case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:59
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A violin teacher in suburban Atlanta has been indicted and charged with molesting three children.

Feds order Washington subway to tighten safety after rail fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:46

Metro trains arrive in the Gallery Place-Chinatown station ahead of a 29-hour shutdown for an emergency safety investigation of power cabling of the entire Washington Metro system in WashingtonFederal officials ordered Washington's troubled subway on Saturday to tighten safety standards because of a rail fire, a directive that followed announcement of an extensive repair program to boost reliability. The response by Metro subway employees to the explosion of a third-rail insulator and fire on Thursday showed major lapses by the system's control center, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said in a directive, a copy of which was made available to Reuters. The control center also declined to shut off power when inspectors arrived and trains continued to roll across the section, FTA said.


Obama says U.S. race relations have improved, but work to be done

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:26

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he delivers the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Howard University in WashingtonBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech on Saturday that U.S. race relations have improved over the last three decades, but that significant work still needs to be done. "I tell you this not to lull you into complacency, but to spur you into action because there's still so much work to do," Obama told about 2,300 Howard University graduates in Washington, acknowledging that racism and inequality still persist. The United States has faced a number of racial controversies in recent years, including the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, that sparked sometimes violent protests.


Saudi Arabia ousts longtime oil minister

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:06

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 file photo, Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi, speaks during the international energy symposium &Riyadh international petroleum, gas and petrochemical industries exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced the ouster of its long-serving oil minister as part of a larger ongoing government shakeup. A royal decree announced that Ali al-Naimi has been replaced by former Health Minister and Saudi Aramco board chairman Khaled al-Falih. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced the ouster of its longtime oil minister as part of a larger ongoing government shakeup.


West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:02

This undated image taken from Twitter shows 16 black, female cadets in uniform with their fists raised while posing for a photograph at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The U.S. Military Academy has launched an inquiry into the photo. The image has spurred questions about whether the gesture violates military restrictions on political activity. Spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker said Saturday, May 7, 2016 that West Point is looking into whether any rules were broken. ( Photo take from Twitter via AP)WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy has launched an inquiry into a photo showing 16 black, female cadets in uniform with their fists raised. The image has spurred questions about whether the gesture violates military restrictions on political activity.


Emanuel AME gives $1.5M to families of 9 killed; keeps $1.8M

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:55
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston church where nine African-Americans were shot in what police say were racist killings has given $1.5 million of donations to family members of the victims.

Chief justice's suspension adds to Alabama's political mess

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:53

FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, speaks during a news conference at the Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala. Moore was suspended from office Friday, May 6, and faces possible ouster over his attempts to block gay marriage following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex unions.(Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama politics are at a low point even by Alabama standards: In a state that trails the nation in many areas, three top elected officials are embroiled in scandal or facing removal from office while a former governor serves time in federal prison on a corruption conviction.


Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and aspirants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:47

In this Friday, May 6, 2016 photo, mushroom grower Andy Bojanowski drills holes in a log that will be filled with shiitake spawn at Eddy Farm in Middlebury, Vt. The farm will host the sixth annual Shiitakepalooza on Saturday at which volunteers help mushroom growers inoculate logs that will eventually sprout shiitake mushrooms that can bring in $16 to $20 a pound. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and Shiitakepalooza.


Pilgrim's Pride expands recall of cooked chicken products

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:36
WACO, Texas (AP) — Pilgrim's Pride is expanding a 5 million pound recall that federal food safety regulators say includes a variety of chicken products potentially contaminated with foreign materials.

Cops: Maine fire chief set blaze fought by 100 firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 00:44

This photo provided by Cumberland County,Maine shows Ricky Plummer. Authorities say Plummer, an Old Orchard Beach Fire Chief, has been arrested on an arson charge over a grass and marsh blaze fought by more than 100 firefighters. Plummer was arrested at around 2 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 over an April 15 fire that burned 42 acres at the Jones Creek Marsh and led to evacuations. (Cumberland County,Maine via AP)OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A fire chief accused of intentionally setting a grass and marsh blaze that was fought by more than 100 firefighters and led to evacuations was arrested Saturday on an arson charge.


5 elderly holdouts fighting closure of assisted-living home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 00:15

Annemarie Mogil heads to her apartment after a visit with her neighbor, Alice Singer, in Prospect Park Residence, an assisted living apartment complex for seniors in Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The residence has become the focus of a two-year-old fight springing from its owner's decision to sell the building to be converted to condos. Mogil, Singer and three other remaining residents have refused to leave, shedding light on the rights of elders and the difficulty of transition in life's twilight. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — The stately dining room at this once-bustling old-age home has been emptied, its floors ripped up. The tiny general store's shelves are barren, and the exercise room has gone silent. No one is leafing through the books of the library or digging into a treat in the ice cream parlor or painting at an easel in the art room.


Prince's family planning memorial to late music superstar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 23:59

A star honoring Prince, now painted gold, stands out on the wall Thursday, May 5, 2016 as fans gathered at the memorial for the singer at First Avenue in Minneapolis where he often performed. The pop rock singer died on April 21 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's family members say they are planning an official memorial service to say goodbye to the late music superstar.