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2 teens arrested in shooting during Derby festival parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:34

Carter Wilson, 10, points to where he saw a person lying on the sidewalk after being shot during the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Police said two people suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening and were taken to a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two 15-year-old boys are accused of opening fire in broad daylight on a busy downtown sidewalk as the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade marched by Thursday afternoon. Two other teens were injured, and panicked families dived behind bleachers and trash bins to escape the chaos.


Florida mom, shot by four-year-old, won't face charges over gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:25
A Florida mother agreed to store her gun more safely and take other steps to avoid criminal charges after her four-year-old son picked up the gun she kept in her car and accidentally shot her in the back, state prosecutors said on Friday. Jamie Lynn Gilt, 31, has entered a deferred prosecution agreement on a charge of unsafe storage of a firearm, Spencer Hathaway, a spokesman for State Attorney's Office in Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit, said in a statement.

Polar bear cub named Hope makes debut at Toledo Zoo in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:14
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A female polar bear cub born at Ohio's Toledo Zoo has met her fans.

Lawyers tell court inmate is incompetent, can't be executed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:14
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate have asked a federal court to stop his execution next week, saying that strokes and dementia have left him incompetent and unable to remember the murder he was convicted of committing or understand why he's about to be executed.

Suspect in Maryland shootings taken into custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:13

Suspect in Maryland shootings taken into custodyThe man being sought after a series of shootings in the Washington, DC area is now in custody.


A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:10

 Pay America’s creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold. Experts see it as a reckless idea that would send interest rates soaring, slow economic growth and undermine confidence in the world’s most trusted financial asset. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America's creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold.


Parents of Newtown victim honored for brain-health advocacy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:07
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Since their daughter was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel have created a foundation in her honor, funded research to help understand the underpinnings of violence and spoken on brain health around the country.

Retired circus elephants begin new life at Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:01
- After a long tradition of entertaining crowds as part of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus the last 11 elephants that toured with "The Greatest Show on Earth" will be taking it easy during their retirement in Florida. The endangered Asian elephants, who took their final circus bow on Sunday, will enjoy the sunny climate at the Center for Elephant Conservation, a 200-acre preserve in central Florida. Elephant handler Ryan Henning described their retirement as bittersweet because after 145 years elephants will no longer be part of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Manhunt underway after 3 shootings in Washington, DC area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:54

Manhunt underway after 3 shootings in Washington, DC areaA manhunt was underway Friday after authorities said they were looking into whether three fatal shootings in the Washington area were connected.


Bystander attacked by dog amid dispute in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:45
Police say a woman in the wrong place at the wrong time was viciously attacked by a dog on Thursday night in North Philadelphia.

A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:44

 Pay America’s creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold. Experts see it as a reckless idea that would send interest rates soaring, slow economic growth and undermine confidence in the world’s most trusted financial asset. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America's creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold.


Teacher turns students' desks into letters of inspiration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:40
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — For a classroom of elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn't on the wall. It was on their desks.

Suspect sought, 2 others in custody after attack on Philadelphia school officers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:40

Suspect sought, 2 others in custody after attack on Philadelphia school officersInvestigators have identified the suspect still on the run as 23-year-old Edwin Burgos of West Huntingdon Street in Philadelphia.


Woman attacked by pit bull in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:35

Woman attacked by pit bull in North PhiladelphiaA 27-year-old woman is hospitalized after she was bitten by a pit bull in North Philadelphia.


Recalls this week: electric water kettles, pacifiers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:22
A line of electric water kettles with a heating element that poses a burn and shock hazard is among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include pacifiers with a part that poises a choking hazard to young children.

Recalls this week: electric water kettles, pacifiers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:22
A line of electric water kettles with a heating element that poses a burn and shock hazard is among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include pacifiers with a part that poises a choking hazard to young children.

Police: 2 dead, 2 hurt after shootings in DC suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:21

 2 dead, 2 hurt after shootings in DC suburbsPolice say a two people are dead and two others are wounded after two shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.


Police: 2 dead, 2 hurt after shootings in DC suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:21

 2 dead, 2 hurt after shootings in DC suburbsPolice say a two people are dead and two others are wounded after two shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.


APNewsBreak: Ranch buy adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:19

This June, 2014 photo provided by Ranch Videos.com shows a portion of the PN Ranch north of Winifred, Mont., with the Missouri River in the background. A huge Montana nature reserve added the historic, 47,000-acre ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, May 6, 2016. It marks a major step in a privately-funded effort to stitch together a Connecticut-sized park on the Great Plains where bison and other wildlife can roam free. (Ranch Videos.com via AP)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to stitch together a Connecticut-sized park where bison would replace livestock and cattle fences give way to open range.


APNewsBreak: Ranch buy adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:19

This June, 2014 photo provided by Ranch Videos.com shows a portion of the PN Ranch north of Winifred, Mont., with the Missouri River in the background. A huge Montana nature reserve added the historic, 47,000-acre ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, May 6, 2016. It marks a major step in a privately-funded effort to stitch together a Connecticut-sized park on the Great Plains where bison and other wildlife can roam free. (Ranch Videos.com via AP)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to stitch together a Connecticut-sized park where bison would replace livestock and cattle fences give way to open range.