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Surgery separates infant conjoined twins in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:13

This Feb. 10, 2016 photo provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital shows conjoined twin sisters Scarlett, left, and Ximena Hernandez-Torres at Dirscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Doctors in Texas will attempt to separate the two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. The girls share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their identical triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues. (Joshua Thelin/Driscoll Children's Hospital via AP)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Surgery at a South Texas hospital has separated two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist.


Organized crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers firm office

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:58

A police officer stands outside Mossack Fonseca law firm while Organized crime prosecutors raid the offices, in Panama City, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)PANAMA CITY (AP) — Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm Tuesday looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients.


APNewsBreak: Cruise lines say city misused passenger fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:57

A city worker walks along a site that will soon host a life-sized whale sculpture and bridge park project along the Gastineau Channel, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. The city is being sued by a industry representative for 12 cruise lines which alleges that the city is misspending funds from a per-passenger tax on the whale project and others which do not directly benefit cruise passengers. (AP Photo/Rashah McChesney)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it's a symbol of the Alaska city's misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors.


Police: Loaded gun found in slain ex-Saint Will Smith's SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:13

Jacquelyn Brubaker, of New Orleans, looks at a makeshift memorial Monday, April 11, 2016, near the spot where former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed, and his wife was wounded by gunfire, after a traffic accident in New Orleans on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police found a fully loaded gun inside the vehicle former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith was driving the night he was shot, but there was no evidence that it had been fired, police said Tuesday.


Police investigate traffic stop shooting on interstate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:12
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in stable condition after being shot by police during a traffic stop on a metro Atlanta freeway.

Amber alert canceled; Gary toddler taken at gunpoint located safely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:03

Amber alert canceled; Gary toddler taken at gunpoint located safelyAn amber alert has been canceled for a 15-month-old boy who was taken at gunpoint Tuesday night from his foster home in Gary, Ind. Police said the boy has been located safely.


Senate GOP to subpoena EPA chief in Colorado mine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to issue a subpoena to force the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to appear at a field hearing in Phoenix next week on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states and on lands belonging to two Native American tribes.

Vigil planned for 2 college students killed in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:02
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University in Louisiana held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night for two 19-year-old students who were shot and killed at a party outside an off-campus apartment complex.

School bus, car collide in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:54

School bus, car collide in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a crash involving a school bus in North Philadelphia.


Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:42
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States.

Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote 'help' in sticks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:40

This aerial photo taken Saturday, April 9, 2016, and provided by Arizona Department of Public Safety shows, a "help" sign made by Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. Rodgers got lost after her hybrid car ran out of gas and battery on March 31. She survived in the forest for nine days by drinking pond water and eating plants. Authorities came across her dog April 9, and a DPS flight crew spotted a “help” signal made of sticks and rocks on the ground. Rodgers had left the area, but she was found on a reservation that's home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe after starting a signal fire. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out "help" on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday.


Ohio police officer wounded in weekend shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:34

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Columbus Division of Police shows police SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith. The Ohio police officer died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him. (Columbus Division of Police via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer died two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him for allegedly setting his estranged wife's house ablaze, officials said.


Verizon workers to strike Wednesday morning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:34

 Verizon workers to strike Wednesday morningUnions representing more than 36,000 Verizon landline phone and cable workers will go on strike Wednesday morning.


Doug Banks, radio and TV personality, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:20

Doug Banks, radio and TV personality, diesDoug Banks, who was a radio host at several stations, including Chicago's V103 and WGCI, has died.


Man charged in fatal college shooting to live with parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:06
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The man charged in the fatal shooting of a Northern Arizona University student will be allowed to live with his parents, a decision that means the family that once owned a gun shop will have to remove all weapons from their Arizona home.

Oklahoma prosecutors allege abuse before boy's disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:02
WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma couple arrested in the 2006 disappearance of their 9-year-old nephew had beaten the boy until he lay motionless on a couch and then threatened the boy's brother into repeating a rehearsed story to authorities, prosecutors allege in an affidavit filed Tuesday.

Latest: Police task force to present full findings Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:57
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on plans to reorganize the Chicago Police Department following the fatal shooting of a black teenager (all times local):

Grandmother rescued after nine days lost in Arizona forest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:46

Handout photo of Ann Charon Rogers being assisted by rescuers on the White River Indian Reservation in Gila County, ArizonaA 72-year-old woman who got lost in an Arizona forest after running out of gas en route to a visit with her grandchildren was rescued after nine days surviving on pond water and plants, state troopers said on Tuesday. Ann Charon Rodgers, who used sticks and rocks to fashion a "HELP" plea in a clearing, suffered from exposure but was reported in fair condition when she and her dog were found by authorities on Saturday on a back country road on the Fort Apache Reservation. The Tucson resident was released from the hospital later that evening and reunited with her family, authorities said.


Suspect sought in Paddy Whacks attack on South Street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:44

Suspect sought in Paddy Whacks attack on South StreetA man is recovering and another is on the run following an attack inside a South Street bar.


Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:37
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States.