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4 killed in crash of small plane in Central Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 08:49
SPRING BRANCH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Central Texas man, his wife and their two children died when the plane they were flying crashed next to a feed store shortly after takeoff.

Fallen firefighter Joyce Craig honored with special tribute

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 08:34

Fallen firefighter Joyce Craig honored with special tributeFallen firefighter Joyce Craig - a true Philadelphia hero - was honored with a special tribute on Saturday.


1 killed in shooting outside Kansas City water park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 08:07
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police chief says one person has been killed and another injured in a shooting near a water resort in eastern Kansas City, Missouri.

Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:52
NEW YORK (AP) — When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today.

Condemned Boston Marathon bomber may spend years in prison during appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:39
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Condemned to die for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to await his fate over the course of years, if not decades, locked up in grim prisons under extreme conditions while his lawyers appeal his sentence. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has not yet decided where Tsarnaev will go, but he is likely end up in one of two high-security detention facilities, Colorado's ADX or Indiana's Terre Haute, according to U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz. First the judge will hold a hearing where he will formally pronounce the sentence, Ortiz said after a jury decided on Friday that Tsarnaev, 21, deserved the death penalty. He will then pass into the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which will determine where he should be held.

Sweet Briar's keynote speaker slams closing at commencement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:38

In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, graduating seniors at Sweet Briar college participate in the traditional senior ride on the quad at the school in Sweet Briar, Va. The senior ride is a tradition where seniors are allowed to ride horses on school grounds. The school is scheduled to close in August with the final commencement ceremonies on Saturday May 16. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — A visitor to Sweet Briar College would be hard-pressed to find signs of the financial stress that is shuttering the tiny women's school.


Taiwanese student gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:25
(Reuters) - A Taiwanese exchange student visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming with her host family was gored by a bison while turning to have her picture taken, the National Park Service said Saturday. The sixteen-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was hiking near the Old Faithful Geyser when the family stopped to look at bison grazing near the trail, the park service said. The group was just three to six feet (1-2 meters) away from the animals, the park service said, and when the girl turned her back on the bison to have her picture taken, one of them attacked, goring her in the buttocks with a horn, said spokeswoman Traci Weaver. The girl was treated at the park's Old Faithful clinic and then airlifted to a hospital, the park service said in a news release about the incident.

3 anti-nuclear activists released from federal prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:25
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker were released from prison on Saturday, their lawyer said.

Man robbed of $12K casino winnings in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:06

Man robbed of $12K casino winnings in South PhiladelphiaPolice say a man, who won $12,000 at the SugarHouse Casino, was robbed as he returned to his South Philadelphia home.


Driver dead after vehicle crashes into Lower Moreland H.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 06:17

Driver killed in crash at Lower Moreland H.S. identifiedPolice say a driver is dead after crashing his vehicle into Lower Moreland High School in Montgomery County on Saturday afternoon.


Florida deputies involved in 2 shootings within 1 week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 06:05
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies were involved in two officer-involved shootings in one week that left one man dead and another in critical condition.

Mom, daughter land in US after Mexico judge returns custody

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 05:55

Alondra Diaz, 13, and her mother, Dorotea Garcia, embrace after after Diaz was returned to the United States, following an 8-year cross-border custody case, on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Fresno, Texas. Garcia got her long-missing daughter back and headed for home, concluding an eight-year search after Alondra was taken to Mexico in 2007 by her father, Reynaldo Diaz, without her mother's consent, and her whereabouts had not been known until recently. The case gained international attention last month after Mercado erroneously ruled that 14-year-old Alondra Luna was the missing girl and ordered her turned over to Garcia. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)FRESNO, Texas (AP) — The joyful tears shed by a Texas woman and her long-missing daughter after they returned to Houston from Mexico on Saturday signaled the end of an eight-year cross-border custody case that had mistakenly sent another girl to the U.S. against her will.


Fine arts students quit USC, protesting curriculum changes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 05:05

FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias, right, appears with, from left, Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder of Interscope Records, Erica Muhl, dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, and hip-hop mogul Andre "Dr. Dre" Young as they announce a $70 million dollar donation to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts and Technology and Business Innovation at USC, during a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif. The entire graduate class of 2016 of what is now known as the USC Roski School of Art and Design has dropped out, protesting faculty and curriculum changes. The seven fine arts students on Friday, May 15, 2015 posted a letter online, saying they're withdrawing from the school because of changes to the visual arts graduate program after they enrolled and the loss of several prominent professors, according to the Los Angeles Times.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The entire graduate class of 2016 at the University of Southern California's art and design school has dropped out, protesting faculty and curriculum changes.


Nepal army: All 8 bodies found in crashed US Marine chopper

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 04:26

 All 8 bodies found in crashed US Marine chopperThe bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said Saturday.


1 dead after vehicle crashes into Lower Moreland H.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 04:20

1 dead after vehicle crashes into Lower Moreland H.S.Police say one person is dead after a vehicle crashed into Lower Moreland High School in Montgomery County on Saturday afternoon.


For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 03:31

This Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo shows young salmon, known as "smolts," in a net suspended on a barge at Mare Island, Calif. The estimated 350,000 fish have been trucked to Mare Island from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery near Anderson, Calif. for release in San Pablo Bay. Due to the worst drought that California has faced in 40 years, state and federal wildlife officials fear that the smolts, normally released upriver near the hatcheries where they were spawned, would not survive low river flows, warm water and predators to survive the journey to the ocean. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)LAGUNITAS, Calif. (AP) — What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.


New lawsuit filed over 2011 radiation accident in Idaho lab

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 03:13
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new federal lawsuit has been filed involving a 2011 accident at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility that exposed 16 workers to plutonium.

Vehicle crashes into high school in Lower Moreland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 03:10

1 dead after vehicle crashes into Lower Moreland H.S.Police say someone drove their vehicle into the Lower Moreland High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon.


Class of 2015 at Virginia women's college hopes it won't be last

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 02:47
By Gary Robertson LYNCHBURG, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia's Sweet Briar College held what could turn out to be its final commencement on Saturday, as supporters battle to keep the 114-year-old institution from joining the ranks of all-women's schools that have shut down in recent years. In a decision that caught many by surprise, its board of directors announced in March that Sweet Briar would shut its doors because of insurmountable financial woes. Bringing a ray of hope to Saturday's ceremony, the Virginia Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear an appeal of a circuit judge's rejection of an effort by alumnae and others to block the closing. Interim President James Jones Jr. decided to pull out of the graduation ceremony, saying that some faculty members and alumnae had threatened to disrupt the event if he attended.

Notre Dame student dies after falling off sports arena roof

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 02:45
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A 21-year-old student from Colorado who was one day away from graduating from the University of Notre Dame died Saturday after falling from the roof of the school's sports arena, school officials said.