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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.


Florida mother shot by young son in gun accident to avoid charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:16
A Florida mother will avoid criminal charges after her four-year-old son obtained her gun on a drive and accidentally shot her in the back, state prosecutors said on Friday, so long as she meets their safety terms. 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.

Rick Perry ditches glasses for portrait, defends Trump

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:12

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends a ceremony for the unveiling of his official portrait in the Capitol rotunda, Friday, May 6, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ditching his now-famous black glasses Friday for his official Texas portrait, former Gov. Rick Perry is back looking like his old self but sounding far different when it comes to former presidential rival Donald Trump.


The Latest: Police: 2 dead, 2 hurt after DC suburb shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:10
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The Latest on shootings at a shopping center and mall in the Washington suburbs (all times local):

Pakistan anti-graft body seizes currency, gold from official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:10
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan's anti-graft body says its officers have seized currency and gold worth 680 million rupees, or $6.4 million, from the residence of top provincial financial official in southwestern Baluchistan province.

Pakistan anti-graft body seizes currency, gold from official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:10
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan's anti-graft body says its officers have seized currency and gold worth 680 million rupees, or $6.4 million, from the residence of top provincial financial official in southwestern Baluchistan province.

2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in NYC sky

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

Pigeons wearing LED lights fly above their coops on board the Baylander, a decommissioned naval ship docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. The 30-minute performance was part of artist Duke Riley's "Fly By Night" creation. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — New York is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky.


Brazil's Senate commission recommends Rousseff's impeachment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:57

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff arrives for a ceremony to announce an addition to the government subsidized housing program coined "My home, My life, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, May 6, 2016. Brazil's Senate impeachment commission has started deliberations over whether to recommend Rousseff's suspension to the full house. A Friday vote by a simple majority will send the case to all senators for a final decision Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Senate commission voted overwhelmingly on Friday to advance impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, putting the embattled leader only one step away from being suspended from office.


Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:48
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five.

Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:48
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five.

Little Rock settles lawsuit over 2010 police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:44
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of 67-year-old black man who was fatally shot in 2010 after two off-duty police officers entered his apartment without a warrant.

Woman who cashed dead man's checks for decades faces prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:42
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 78-year-old Louisiana woman faces up to 10 years in prison for cashing Social Security checks mistakenly sent to a dead man for nearly three decades.

Woman who cashed dead man's checks for decades faces prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:42
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 78-year-old Louisiana woman faces up to 10 years in prison for cashing Social Security checks mistakenly sent to a dead man for nearly three decades.

U.S. anti-hunger group uses playful campaign to fool and educate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:41
Full-page advertisements are popping up in major U.S. newspapers offering to pick up Americans' dinner leftovers and deliver them to the needy, a farcical campaign designed to raise awareness of hunger, its organizers say. "Our drivers deliver your leftovers to hungry Americans," the ads read, directing the curious to the Scraped Plate website that admits the offer is in jest. "The goal of the campaign was to make people think just a little bit harder about how much food they are throwing out on a daily basis," Kahn told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

U.S. anti-hunger group uses playful campaign to fool and educate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:41

An empty plate is left at a table following a Pie and Mash Club meeting at G. Kelly's pie and mash shop in east LondonFull-page advertisements are popping up in major U.S. newspapers offering to pick up Americans' dinner leftovers and deliver them to the needy, a farcical campaign designed to raise awareness of hunger, its organizers say. "Our drivers deliver your leftovers to hungry Americans," the ads read, directing the curious to the Scraped Plate website that admits the offer is in jest. "The goal of the campaign was to make people think just a little bit harder about how much food they are throwing out on a daily basis," Kahn told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


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

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:37

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.


Millions of bees released in interstate crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:35
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A semi carrying beehives crashed on a Wyoming highway, unleashing millions of bees that hovered in a giant swarm over the roadway.

Millions of bees released in interstate crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:35
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A semi carrying beehives crashed on a Wyoming highway, unleashing millions of bees that hovered in a giant swarm over the roadway.