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Driver critical after dump truck crash in Burlington City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:26

Driver critical after dump truck crash in Burlington City, N.J.A motorist is hospitalized in critical condition after a collision involving a sedan and a dump truck.


Dryer fire forces family from Bellmawr, N.J. home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:57

Dryer fire forces family from Bellmawr, N.J. homeA smoky fire has forced a family out of their home in Camden County.


Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:37

This undated photo provided by John Potter of Lenoir, N.C., shows a framed image that historians have long thought might be the only existing photograph of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia, which sank 150 years ago near Savannah, Georgia. Potter initially said he discovered and photographed the original image at a yard sale in the 1980s when he couldn’t afford to buy it. Now he says the created the image as a hoax three decades ago as a teenager, using a model and his brother posing as a soldier. (AP Photo/John Potter)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — For three decades, the stained and blurry photograph presented a great mystery to Civil War historians.


Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:07

This undated photo provided by John Potter of Lenoir, N.C., shows a framed image that historians have long thought might be the only existing photograph of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia, which sank 150 years ago near Savannah, Georgia. Potter initially said he discovered and photographed the original image at a yard sale in the 1980s when he couldn’t afford to buy it. Now he says the created the image as a hoax three decades ago as a teenager, using a model and his brother posing as a soldier. (AP Photo/John Potter)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A photograph that for three decades posed a Civil War mystery appears to be a long-surviving hoax.


Shooting makes North Charleston chief's outreach job harder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:42

CORRECTS RALLY TO VIGIL - North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers, left, and Mayor Keith Summey wait for a vigil to begin at a makeshift memorial where Walter Scott was fatally shot by a white police officer after he fled a traffic stop, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Eddie Driggers had been out of active policing for five years when North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey offered him the top job in South Carolina's third-largest city.


Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:56

Graphic shows Gallup poll of U.S. adults who say they lack health insurance; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.


Final phase of jury selection to start in theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:30
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The final phase of jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is set to start with attorneys questioning prospective jurors as a large group.

Police: Who brought gun to home where 1-year-old was killed?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:25
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say charges likely will be brought against the person who took a gun to the house where a 3-year-old boy shot his 1-year-old brother in the head and killed him.

Clinton wins high marks for social-media launch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:02
By Sarah McBride and Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Presidential contender Hillary Clinton tweeted, Facebooked and YouTubed her way through the first official day of her campaign in a social media strategy that earned her high marks among marketers. It broke a million views on Facebook by Sunday evening. "It's less "me" and more "us," which I think is very smart," said Marissa Gluck, a director at marketing firm Huge. Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz of Texas responded to the "ready for Hillary" message in a crudely cut video asking if Americans wanted "a third Obama term." A Google search for "Hillary Clinton for President" resulted in an ad for Hillary's campaign page, but just below it was an ad for "Pledge to Stop Hillary," a Republican-created petition.

Hillary Clinton: hard to be low-key when the world knows your face

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:02
By Frances Kerry WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton may have wanted to strike a modest note with her low-key announcement that she is getting into the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Clinton's launch website hillaryclinton.com, unveiled on Sunday as she formally entered the fray as a Democratic candidate, shows her with a paper coffee cup talking to some senior citizens around a simple table. "Good Luck @Hillary Clinton," tweeted French Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls, linking to her YouTube video. Conservative former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to run again in France's 2017 presidential election, also tweeted a message of good luck.

Clinton's 2016 White House launch contrasts with her 2008 bid

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:02

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks to a youngster during a visit to the early childhood development initiative "talk to you baby" in BrooklynBy Jonathan Allen and John Whitesides NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton cast herself as a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday, kicking off her long-awaited second run for the White House with a vow to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times. Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the commanding Democratic front-runner, entered the fray with a flurry of video, email and social media announcements that indicated she had absorbed some of the lessons of her painful 2008 loss and would not take anything for granted this time. ...


A look at Etan Patz case that fueled missing-child movement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:17
The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first children whose disappearance was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His case also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. The suspect in Etan's disappearance, Pedro Hernandez, is now on trial charged with murder and kidnapping. He confessed in 2012 but says his admissions are false.

Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:14
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this impoverished community to its core and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths.

Magnitude 3.5 quake felt across Los Angeles area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake was felt across a wide swath of Los Angeles on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

British code breaker Alan Turing's notebook at auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:58

FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a page from the notebook of British mathematician and pioneer in computer science Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking genius, is displayed in front of his portrait during an auction preview in Hong Kong. The 56-page manuscript, containing Turing's complex mathematical and computer science notations, is being sold by Bonhams in New York on Monday, April 13. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten notebook by British World War II code-breaking genius Alan Turing is expected to bring at least $1 million at auction in New York.


3 abalone divers die off Mendocino County coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:45
CASPAR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three men died after entering the choppy water off Northern California to dive for abalone.

3 abalone divers die off Mendocino County coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:45
CASPAR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three men died after entering the choppy water off Northern California to dive for abalone.

NYC council to renew call to hire 1,000 more police officers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:26

FILE- In this Dec. 29, 2014, file photo, new recruits attend their New York Police Academy graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York. The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department. The council will release its budget presentation on Tuesday and will include funding to hire the additional officers, council staffers told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force.


Report gives US airlines lower marks across the board

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:18

FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2013, file photo, flights departing from Pittsburgh International Airport are delayed in Imperial, Pa. An annual report being released Monday, April 13, 2015, states that government data shows more flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DALLAS (AP) — Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact.


At Disney racecar attraction, Lamborghini crashes, kills 1

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:02

This aerial image taken from a video provided by WFTV shows the scene after a deadly crash at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver on Sunday, police said. (WFTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; BEST QUALITY AVAILABLEORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver on Sunday, police said.