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1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:33
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

California police say 'no evidence' supporting claims of woman's abduction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:20
Police in California said on Monday night there was "no evidence" supporting the reported story that a San Francisco Bay Area woman was kidnapped for ransom earlier this week before inexplicably reappearing alone and unharmed. Given the facts that have been presented thus far, this event appears to be an orchestrated event and not a crime," the Vallejo Police Department said in a message on its Facebook page.

State-by-state glance from new report on New England plants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:12
A state-by-state look at examples of rare and endangered plants, highlighted by the New England Wild Flower Society in a report being released on Thursday:

Florida teen kills brother, shoots other sibling, then kills himself

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:53
A 13-year-old boy in Florida fatally shot his 6-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old brother and then killed himself on Wednesday during an argument over food, authorities said. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office received a call about the shooting at 6:19 p.m. local time in the city of Hudson, some 45 miles (72 km) north of Tampa, the office said in a statement. The older brother was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, the statement said. "This is a horrific scene," Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco Chris said, according to the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

Gloucester County school district targeted by hackers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:28

Gloucester County school district targeted by hackersHackers targeted a Gloucester County school district's computer network, holding it for ransom.

Drexel University graduate, mom among Germanwings plane crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:27

Drexel University graduate, mom among Germanwings plane crash victimsA Drexel University graduate and her mother were among three Americans killed in a plane crash in the southern French Alps Tuesday, the State Department announced Wednesday.

Man robbed of $3,000 outside of supermarket in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:24

Man robbed of $3,000 outside of supermarket in LoganPolice say a man was robbed of thousands of dollars in the parking lot of a grocery store in Philadelphia's Logan section.

Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates handcuffed when guard shot them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:55

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Carlos Manuel Perez Jr., 28. The Calrk County Coroner in Las Vegas said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Perez’s death on Nov. 12, 2014, of multiple gunshots to the head, neck, chest and arms at High Desert State Prison was a homicide. Murphy says a homicide ruling means Perez died at the hands of another person. It doesn’t establish fault. (AP Photo/Nevada Department of Corrections)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived.

Cops: 13-year-old kills brother, 6; wounds another, 16

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:51
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — A young teenager shot his two brothers Wednesday during an argument over food, killing one and wounding the other, before fatally shooting himself.

Man shoots, kills California officer who was checking on him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:49

This undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department shows San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson. Johnson was fatally shot by Scott Dunham on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, launching an hourslong manhunt. The search ended when Dunham was found dead early Wednesday on his apartment balcony, San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales said. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Northern California officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:42
American soldier held by Taliban for five years, freed in controversial swap.

Brake design flaw contributed to Maine chairlift malfunction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:39

FILE - In this March 21, 2015, file photo, provided by Greg Hoffmeister, first aid is administered to injured skiers at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort after a chairlift accident in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. A chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at the Sugarloaf ski area and resort was caused by a broken drive shaft on a mechanical gearbox that took the main braking system offline, and another key braking system failed to work because of a design flaw, investigators said Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Greg Hoffmeister, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at the Sugarloaf ski area was caused by a broken drive shaft in a gearbox that allowed the lift to move in reverse and by a brake system that failed to stop the lift because of a design flaw, officials said Wednesday.

Young Mexican in need of transplant denied visa by the US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:34

In this May 2, 2014 photo, Jose Chua Lopez, left, holds hands with his mother, Myra Lopez Martinez, during a news conference in Hermosillo, Mexico. Family and friends raised thousands of dollars to send Jose Chua Lopez to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant. But the 20-year-old Mexican born with a heart defect has twice been turned down for a U.S. visa, and relatives and his doctor say his life is in danger. (AP Photo/El Imparcial) MANDATORY CREDIT MEXICO OUTHERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — A young Mexican who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has twice been denied a U.S. visa to go to the Mayo Clinic for treatment, he and his family said Wednesday.

Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:31

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with V. Stiviano as they watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. Sterling's wife, Shelly Sterling, is going after the $2.5 million in real estate and cars her husband lavished on V. Stiviano in a trial scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles Superior Court. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her.

Deported South Korean faces U.S. charges for posing as brother he killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:11
Junne Kyoo Koh, who was convicted of the 1984 murder of his 16-year-old younger brother, Sang Koh, in the Seattle suburb Bellevue, was deported to South Korea in 1992, according to a U.S. federal court complaint filed this week. He used his dead brother's identity to re-enter the United States a year later and bought pistols, and he now faces immigration and gun charges, according to the complaint. Police attention was drawn to Koh, who was born in South Korea, after he asked them to investigate the disappearance of his parents in 2014, the complaint said.

Arizona Legislature OKs abortion medication requirement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:52
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that requires abortion providers to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.

Ex-U.S. war prisoner Bergdahl charged with desertion, misbehavior

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:24

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyBy Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan, was formally charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious count, the Army said. Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell of Yale Law School, said the Army had scheduled an Article 32 investigation hearing on April 22 to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed with a court-martial. The Army said the investigation, similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding, would take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Governor OKs allowing restaurants to ban drive-thru cyclists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:16
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a bill that would overrule Salt Lake City's mandate that restaurants allow cyclists in drive-thru lanes.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:06

A member of an Iraqi Shiite militant group called Imam Ali Brigades patrols in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, a senior U.S. official said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Family of unarmed Georgia man killed by police launches own investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:04
By Rich McKay TUCKER, Ga. (Reuters) - The family of an unarmed, naked black man shot dead by police earlier this month said on Wednesday that they have launched their own investigation into the killing of a man they described as a gentle soul. Anthony Hill's relatives announced the investigation while visiting the suburban Atlanta apartment complex where the war veteran, aspiring musician and devout Christian who suffered from bipolar disorder was killed on March 9. His death is among a spate of killings in the United States of unarmed black men by white police officers. "I want to find the truth," said Hill's mother, Carolyn Baylor-Giummo, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.