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Chicago valedictorian accepted to college _ 26 times

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:09
CHICAGO (AP) — For many high school students, deciding on a college comes down to one or two schools.

United Technologies announces exit from helicopter business

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:08

FILE - In this Monday, May 5, 2014 file photo, attendees look at the newly unveiled Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter during an official rollout at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Jupiter, Fla. United Technologies Corp. on Monday, June 15, 2015 announced it is shedding helicopter maker Sikorsky as it focuses on high-technology products for the aerospace and building industries. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — United Technologies Corp. announced Monday it is shedding helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft as it focuses on high-technology products for the aerospace and building industries.


PHOTOS: Shark attacks in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:07

 Shark attacks in North CarolinaTwo teens were injured in separate shark attacks in North Carolina.


Father on Rachel Dolezal's alleged race deception: 'It's puzzling to us'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 21:43

 'It's puzzling to us'A controversy arose after the parents of Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal said she had been lying about her race, and Dolezal herself would not answer when asked about it. Now Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal are opening up to "Good Morning America."


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:58

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent al-Bashir, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Settlement reached in Detroit-area fatal porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:51
DETROIT (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against a suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police.

Alleged welfare fraud leads to SWAT team raid in Somerton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:41

Alleged welfare fraud leads to SWAT team raid in SomertonSWAT teams raided a home in Philadelphia's Somerton section and it was all reportedly related to a case involving thousands in welfare fraud in New Jersey.


Pa. state troopers hurt after police chase ends in crash on Route 422

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:40

Pa. state troopers hurt after police chase ends in crash on Route 422Two Pennsylvania state troopers are hospitalized and a robbery suspect in custody after a high speed chase through two counties ended in a crash.


Two Teens Mauled in Shark Attacks at North Carolina Beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:23
The attack occurred in Oak Island, NC, about 30 miles south of Wilmington.

Arrest in deadly apartment stabbing in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:12

Arrest in deadly apartment stabbing in BensalemPolice in Bensalem have made an arrest in a deadly stabbing.


Judge: Stalled Brooklyn project can proceed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:02
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ruled construction can proceed on a hotel and condominium complex that blocks some views of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Connecticut probes school response to student injury

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 19:54
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are investigating a playground accident at a Bridgeport school in which a kindergartener was returned to her classroom with an arm broken in two places.

2 men wounded, 1 suspect in custody after shooting in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 19:44

2 men wounded, 1 suspect in custody after shooting in LoganPhiladelphia police say one suspect is in custody and a second still at large after a double shooting in Logan.


Evacuations but no injuries after pipeline ruptures in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 19:03
CUERO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say no one is injured after a natural gas pipeline ruptured in rural South Texas, sparking a massive fire that prompted the evacuation of nearby homes.

4 hurt in house fire in Lower Salford, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 18:53

Woman killed, 4 hurt in house fire in Lower Salford, Pa.The coroner has been called to the scene of an early morning house fire in Montgomery County.


Study on ER returns suggests more need for follow-up care

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:21

In this June 4, 2015 photo, Dr. Reena Duseja, lead author of a study on emergency room visits, stands in San Francisco General Hospital's emergency room in San Francisco. No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint. But new research suggests it's more common than previously thought, and people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)WASHINGTON (AP) — No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.


Tiny tuna crabs wash up in masses on Orange County beaches

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 14:46

Matt Clyne, of San Clemente, Calif., second from left, and his children Luke, 7, and Hailey, 10, search for moving tuna crabs in Dana Point, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. They gently picked up and place the crustaceans on a board and Matt repeatedly waded far out to sea with the board and released the crabs on Sunday. Tiny tuna crabs have been washing up by the thousands on some Orange County beaches. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: coast.SanOnofreBeach.cy ñ 06/14/15 ñ CINDY YAMANAKA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - Thousands of mini crabs ñ which look like tiny lobsters or crawfish ñ created a rim of red along the shoreline, scattered and scrambling along the sand at Strands Beach, Salt Creek, San Clemente, south Laguna, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Tiny tuna crabs have been washing up by the thousands on some Orange County beaches.


New York prison escapee turns 35 on ninth day of manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:56

Vermont Governor Shumlin and New York Governor Cuomo take part in a news conference at the Clinton Correctional Facility in DannemoraBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of the two men who escaped from a New York prison last week turned 35 on Sunday as the pair marked their ninth day on the run and fresh details emerged about the help they got from a female prison worker to stage the daring jail break. David Sweat, the younger of the two convicted killers who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, tasted another day of freedom on his birthday as more than the 800 law enforcement officers pushed ahead with a manhunt in the dense woodlands just east of the Adirondack Mountains. Sweat and Richard Matt, 48, were discovered missing from their adjoining cells in the maximum security prison, about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Canadian border, at 5:30 a.m. on June 6.


Trooper shot at Florida gas station returns fire, kills man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:43
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man got out of a truck at a central Florida gas station and shot a state Highway Patrol trooper, who returned fire, killing the man.

Crowdfunding for kids' summer programs takes off

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:16

In this Friday, June 5, 2015 photo, Roshana Paul, left, Dexter Dugar Jr., second from left, Justin Casquejo, second from right, and Tayana Brumaire make a short film in New York. This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.