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Hit-and-run driver races past runners in Denver marathon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 01:54
DENVER (AP) — A hit-and-run driver slammed through a barricade for the Colfax Marathon on Sunday and raced past runners on the opposite side of the highway, narrowly missing pedestrians and leaving some runners stunned.

Man convicted in 2012 submarine fire proclaims innocence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:41
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The man convicted of setting a fire that damaged a nuclear-powered submarine — ultimately causing it to be scrapped when it was deemed too costly to repair — now claims he made a false confession because he was threatened with life in prison.

SEPTA call released from night of Amtrak 188 crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:40

SEPTA call released from night of Amtrak 188 crashAs investigators try to determine whether Amtrak train 188 was hit by something just before it crashed, for the first time we're hearing the frantic call made by transit police about another incident on the same night.


USS Constitution prepares move to dry dock for restoration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:22
BOSTON (AP) — Preparations are underway for the USS Constitution's move to dry dock for major restoration.

Central U.S. hit by floods after tornadoes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:17
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Thunderstorms and floods battered several central U.S. states on Sunday after a tornado series hit large parts of the area a day earlier, cutting power lines and damaging structures. Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kansas were either under a flash flood watch or flash flood warning on Sunday morning as thunderstorms battered several central states, the National Weather Service said. Parts of the town of Mosby, Missouri, with a population of about 200 people and located some 25 miles northeast of Kansas City, were being evacuated due to flooding on the Fishing River that has shut roads, the Clay County Sheriff's office said on its Twitter feed. The flood warnings come after there were 29 reported tornadoes on Saturday that hit states ranging from Louisiana to Wyoming, the weather service said.

Delta Air flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:05
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An airport official say a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta returned for an emergency landing shortly after taking off from an airport in Los Angeles.

NYC police boss pitches amnesty idea to clear 1.2M warrants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:38

In this May 14, 2015 photo, Sheila Beasley, a 50-year-old Bronx woman with no criminal history, discusses her case against the New York city police department at her attorney's office in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In December, 2008, Beasley briefly dropped a leash with her pet Rottweiler at the other end, and received a summons from a plain clothes police officer. Two years later she was tracked down and arrested on an open warrant for not answering her summons, and placed into custody for four days. William Bratton, New York City’s police commissioner, tells The Associated Press he’s open to discussing some kind of program that notifies people and offers to make their arrest warrants go away if they come forward. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila Beasley was struggling to clean up after her beloved Rottweiler, Rocky, on a Bronx sidewalk on a December day in 2008 when she briefly put his leash down — a move spotted by a nearby plainclothes police officer who promptly wrote her a summons for having an unleashed dog.


Theater shooting defense lawyers try to limit gore, emotion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:29

FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial are trying hard to keep jurors from knowing the worst details of the massacre, fighting to prevent survivors from revealing how badly they were injured and objecting to photos showing even small amounts of blood. Prosecutors are doing just the opposite, trying to ensure witnesses’ emotional recollections are played throughout the trial in dramatic ways, so jurors don’t forget them. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial are trying hard to keep jurors from knowing the worst details of the massacre, fighting to prevent survivors from revealing how badly they were injured and objecting to photos showing even small amounts of blood.


States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:28

In this May 13, 2015 photo, the contents of a drug overdose rescue kit is seen at a training session in Buffalo, N.Y., on how to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers. The kits are being provided to community members in Erie County who seek training in how to recognize a potential drug overdose and administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers. New York and other states have been equipping lay people, as well first responders and families of addicts, with naloxone in an effort to increase the chances it will be there when needed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod" — a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back — a telltale sign of heroin use, though not necessarily of an overdose.


Texas man dies in paraglider crash in northern New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:19
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man is dead after his paraglider crashed outside a northern New Mexico airport.

Billionaire Justice aims to self-fund in W.Va. governor race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:04
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three decades after Republicans dared Jay Rockefeller to "spend it all" in a campaign for governor, billionaire businessman Jim Justice will help bankroll his own Democratic run for the state's top executive job.

Theater shooting defense lawyers try to limit gore, emotion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:52
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial are trying to keep jurors from knowing the worst details by objecting to emotional testimony and pictures with even small amounts of blood.

Legal battle over brain-damaged baby prompts Maine bill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:49
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers in Maine are considering changes to the state's policies regarding life-sustaining treatment for minors after an 18-year-old mother went to court last year to fight a state-imposed do-not-resuscitate order on her brain-damaged daughter.

Will death make Tsarnaev a martyr? Experts say it depends

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:40

 Tsarnaev was more of a lone wolf with a low profile among radical jihadists and no known links to the Islamic State group, al-Qaida or other influential terror organizations. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — Does putting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death make him a martyr for the cause?


Firefighters battle 3 alarm blaze at Montco warehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:29

Warehouse fire in Plymouth Twp. placed under controlFirefighters remain on the scene of a massive warehouse fire in Plymouth Twp., Montgomery County.


3 alarm fire destroys business in Plymouth Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:11

Firefighters battle 3 alarm blaze at Montco warehouseFirefighters remain on the scene of a massive warehouse fire in Plymouth Twp., Montgomery County.


Missouri lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:09

FILE - In a Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, about 130 people stage a die-in on the floor of the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda shortly before the 98th Missouri General Assembly begins to protest the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown. Missouri’s Legislature ended with little action on bills proposed in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. On Friday, May 15, 2015, partisan discord sent the Senate home early without taking action on a measure that would have limited police use of deadly force. (Don Shrubshell/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's legislative session began with hundreds of protesters shutting down the Senate, demanding changes to state law in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.


Tornadoes Pound Midwest, Leaving Thousands Without Power

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 22:08
Tornadoes struck nine states overnight.

More Than 25 Reported Tornadoes Pound Midwest, Leaving Thousands Without Power

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:58
Tornadoes struck nine states overnight.

New bill would allow New Jersey drivers to pump gas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:24

New bill would allow New Jersey drivers to pump gasDrivers in New Jersey could soon pump their own gas under a bill being introduced in the Assembly.