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Life ring found from cargo ship missing off Bahamas: U.S. Coast Guard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 08:08
(Reuters) - A life ring has been found from the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Thursday after sailing through Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Twitter on Saturday. The Coast Guard did not say where the life ring had been found. This is the first trace of the El Faro, a 735-foot (224-meter) cargo ship with 33 crew on board.

Police: Woman beaten to death in Nicetown-Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:59

 Woman beaten to death in Tioga-NicetownPhiladelphia police have a suspect in custody in a murder in Nicetown-Tioga.

Bad heroin suspected in 74 overdoses in 72 hours in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:58

Bad heroin suspected in 74 overdoses in 72 hours in ChicagoSeventy-four people have overdosed on heroin in the past 72 hours, Chicago officials said.

Pope's blessing, Netanyahu's silence: Key UN summit moments

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:47

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters. Three days after world leaders adopted a sweeping set of global development goals, Ban said, "We must do everything we can to close the gap between the world as it is, and the world as it should be." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama and even celebrities like Daniel Craig and Shakira dropped by a whirlwind U.N. summit that drew more than 150 world leaders, a record, and ended Saturday afternoon. Here are some notable moments:

Mormon Church appoints three men to its governing body

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:39
Three men were named to a governing body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, as the church ended its biggest leadership void in over a century by taking the rare step of filling three seats at once, Mormon officials said. Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary F. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were named during a church conference in Salt Lake City to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which serves under the Mormon Church's president and his two counselors. The quorum had not had three vacancies in over a century, and the last time three leaders were named to the governing body at the same time was in 1896, church officials said.

Madera boy shot while riding his bike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:38

Madera boy shot while riding his bikeA young boy is recovering in the hospital after being shot while riding his bike on Friday.

Water filter distribution starts for residents in Flint

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:30
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials have begun distributing filters to some Flint residents receiving water from the city's water system.

Authorities investigate freeway shooting in Phoenix suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:30
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the possible shooting of a vehicle on a metro Phoenix freeway.

A glare, a handshake, a pope: Busy UN summit makes history

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:20

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin pose for members of the media before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters. (Sergey Guneyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russian airstrikes launched in Syria during the U.N.'s 70th anniversary gathering of more than 150 world leaders stole the spotlight and highlighted deep divisions on how to end that conflict and deal with the many thousands of people fleeing to Europe in search of safety.

Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can't escape past

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:16

In this July 5, 2012 photo, Paula Cooper poses for a photograph in the kitchen of the Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Ind. In 1986, Cooper became one of the youngest inmates on death row, a year after the stabbing of 78-year-old Ruth Pelke. In 1989, the Indiana Supreme Court spared Cooper's life, citing a recent state law and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred executions of those under 16. (AP Photo/The Times, Sarah Tompkins) CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: THE TIMES, SARAH TOMPKINSINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters.

Woman accused of punching 10-year-old over his manners

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:06
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have arrested a woman who they say punched a 10-year-old boy in the face because she believed he had poor manners.

Gunman in Oregon college massacre committed suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:52

Oregon college shooting suspect Chris Harper-Mercer is seen in a photo taken from his Myspace accountBy Courtney Sherwood and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who were on the scene within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. Investigators had previously said the 26-year-old shooter was killed by the officers who raced to the rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which ranks as the deadliest among dozens of U.S. mass shootings in the past two years. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told a news conference on Saturday the state medical examiner had determined that the gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, took his own life.

Southeast Hit by 'Historic' Rainfall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:30
A major storm that has already brought up to 11 inches of rain to parts of North and South Carolina is expected to bring more heavy rain in the next 24 hours.

Hurricane Joaquin threatens Bermuda, U.S. hit by separate storms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:16
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Powerful Hurricane Joaquin headed toward Bermuda on Saturday after hammering the Bahamas and leaving a cargo ship with 33 mostly American crew members missing in its wake. Meanwhile, vast swaths of U.S. Southeast and mid-Atlantic states were grappling with heavy rains and flooding from a separate weather system which has already caused at least two deaths, washed out roads and prompted evacuations and flash flood warnings. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina, making federal emergency funds available.

Police: Woman beaten to death in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:10

Woman in custody after fatal stabbing in TaconyPhiladelphia police have a suspect in custody in a North Philadelphia murder.

2 shot in a drive-by shooting during vigil for double homicide in Northwest Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:04

2 shot in a drive-by shooting during vigil for double homicide in Northwest FresnoPolice are investigating a shooting that injured two people at same location as Thursday's double fatal shootout.

AccuWeather: Cloudy, Breezy Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:50

 Cloudy, Breezy SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says coastal flooding is still a concern at the shore.

More than 20 injured in roof collapse at North Carolina school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:45
Iredell County Emergency Medical Services said in a statement online that 22 injured people, some with life threatening wounds, were transported to local hospitals from North Iredell High School in the community of Olin. It was not immediately clear if all the people hurt in the incident were students or if some were adults. Some students were trapped when the structure came down, according to the station.

At least 12 students hurt when truck causes awning to fall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:43
OLIN, N.C. (AP) — At least a dozen students were hurt when a box truck struck a concrete support for an awning at a North Carolina high school and part of the overhang collapsed Saturday, authorities said.

Oregon shooting victims: Teens just starting out, teacher

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:33

Reporters copy photographs of three of the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College that were displayed at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. In the photos, from left, are Quinn Cooper, 18, Lucas Eibel,18, center, and Jason Johnson, 33. They were among those killed when Chris Harper Mercer walked into a class at the community college the day before and opened fire. (AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The nine people killed after a gunman opened fire on an Oregon community college took different paths to the small rural campus. Some were teens starting college for the first time; others were adults seeking a second career. One was an assistant professor of English at the college.