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Police continue searching for slain woman's 2-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 15:23

This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Arianna Fitts. Police in San Francisco say they're looking for Arianna Fitts whose mother, Nicole Fitts, was found slain Friday, April 8, 2016, after being reported missing a week earlier. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search is ongoing for the missing 2-year-old daughter of a San Francisco woman found slain last week.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 15:06
"What they're trying to do is subvert the movement with crooked shenanigans. We're supposed to be a democracy." — Donald Trump to supporters in Rochester, New York, lamenting that the delegate process is unfair.

What Obama Says Is His 'Worst Mistake' as President

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 15:00

What Obama Says Is His 'Worst Mistake' as PresidentObama outlines what he believes is his 'worst mistake' as President.


Pot-in-schools debate returns to Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:23

Stacey Linn jokes with her 15-year-old son, Jack, Sunday, April 10, 2016, outside their home in Lakewood, Colo. Jack, who has cerebral palsy, is not allowed to wear a skin patch delivering a cannabis-derived treatment to school. A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools will be looked at by state lawmakers Monday because no school districts are allowing it even though the law says they can. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look Monday in a House committee.


Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:17

In this March 25, 2016 photo, Jerald Brooks, one of the original participants in a Seattle program called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, or LEAD, listens to a question from his caseworker during a meeting in Seattle. Funding from the expansion of Medicaid brought on by President Barack Obama's health care law in some states has made repeat drug offenders such as Brooks eligible for coverage, which could be a new tool for shifting addicts out of the criminal-justice system as an alternative to the drug war. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets?


2 years after cemetery shutdown, families still seek answers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:30

In this Monday, May 25, 2015 photo, Kendrick Cloyd, 8, holds a rose as he looks for the graves of his uncle and his sister at the Galilee Memorial Gardens cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. The cemetery was temporarily opened to visitors on Memorial Day. It was closed in 2014 after owner Jemar Lambert was accused of misplacing hundreds of bodies, burying multiple cadavers in the same grave, and crushing caskets to fit them into single plots. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Hughes longs to grieve over her sister's death in simple ways: visit her grave, lay out flowers, and pour a can of Bud Light — her sister's favorite — on the spot. But three years after Tawana Hillard's death, Hughes hasn't been able to spill a drop.


2 university students dead in Louisiana shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:08
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two 19-year-old women who were Southern University students and members of the school's athletic program were shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire early Sunday outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex, police and university officials said.

In Iowa corn fields, Chinese national's seed theft exposes vulnerability

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:05

File photo of a U.S. and Iowa state flag are seen next to a corn field in Grand MoundTim Burrack, a northern Iowa farmer in his 44th growing season, has taken to keeping a wary eye out for unfamiliar vehicles around his 300 acres of genetically modified corn seeds. Along with other farmers in this vast agricultural region, he has upped his vigilance ever since Mo Hailong and six other Chinese nationals were accused by U.S. authorities in 2013 of digging up seeds from Iowa farms and planning to send them back to China. Citing that case and others as evidence of a growing economic and national security threat to America's farm sector, U.S. law enforcement officials are urging agriculture executives and security officers to increase their vigilance and report any suspicious activity.


Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:58

In this October 2012 photo, Jim Davis kayaks through waters flooding Bowen's Wharf after Superstorm Sandy in historic Newport, R.I. With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. A multidisciplinary conference is scheduled to convene in Newport this week to discuss preserving those structures and neighborhoods that could be threatened by rising seas. (Dave Hansen/Newport Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWith scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. Some sites and artifacts could become submerged.


US cemetery cases: Unmarked graves, empty urns, resold plots

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:26
Caskets crushed into the same grave, others buried outside cemetery grounds, hundreds of families unable to find loved ones — what happened at Galilee Memorial Gardens in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, is horrifying but not all that rare. Nationwide, lawsuits have been filed and charges pursued over mismanaged cemeteries, and critics are calling for more rigorous oversight.

Report: immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers.

Police: Ex-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:07

This Sunday, April 10, 2016 photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. Police say Hayes has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed Saturday night. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday.


VIDEO: Man breaks into Five Guys, makes himself cheeseburger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:03

 Man breaks into Five Guys in D.C., makes himself cheeseburgerA man took "dine and dash" to a whole new level as he was caught on camera breaking into a Five Guys and cooking himself a cheeseburger.


Doctors say Fitbit saved N.J. man's life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:58

Doctors say Fitbit saved N.J. man's lifeFitbit is the first fitness device that has been used to diagnose a patient, providing doctors with crucial information when their patient is unable to do so.


Doctors say Fitbit device saved Camden man's life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:49

Doctors say Fitbit saved N.J. man's lifeFitbit is the first fitness device that has been used to diagnose a patient, providing doctors with crucial information when their patient is unable to do so.


Asian markets meander on weak China inflation data

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45
TOKYO (AP) — Shares meandered in Asia on Monday, after China reported consumer prices were steady but wholesale prices fell in March. Japan's announcement of mixed trends in machinery orders did little to improve sentiment given the continued strengthening of the Japanese yen.

Police: Off-duty officer's deadly shooting justified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45

 Off-duty officer's deadly shooting justifiedInvestigators tell Action News the deadly shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Philadelphia SWAT officer Saturday was justified.


Delaware State Trooper injured in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:39

Delaware State Trooper injured in car crashA Delaware State Trooper was injured in a crash in New Castle County.


AccuWeather: Warmer & Damp Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:37

 Nice Afternoon For BaseballMeteorologist Melissa Magee says milder temperatures move in Monday followed by rain early this week.


Man critical after being shot twice in head in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:35

Man critical after being shot twice in head in Port RichmondA man is critical after being shot twice in the head in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.