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Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:04

In this April 16, 2015 photo, a hydraulic shovel and workers with hand-held shovels dump whelk shells into Barnegat Bay in Berkeley Township, N.J. as part of a project by the American Littoral Society environmental group to re-establish an oyster colony in the bay. Oyster seedling will attach themselves to the whelk shells and begin to grow. The bumpy colonies should also help blunt the impact of waves from future storms like Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner.


Man killed in West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:59

Man killed in West Philadelphia shootingA man is dead after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:32
When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:29

 shopping, eating out, watching movies at Regal Cinemas. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber)The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.


Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:10

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspectAn Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."


AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 21:16

FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.


Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:53

Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homesAn out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.


GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:44

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jokes with a member of the audience at a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.


3 shot on campus of Delaware State University

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:30

2 shootings at Delaware State University, 3 injuredAuthorities say three people were wounded in a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.


1 injured in South Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:51

1 injured in South Philadelphia crashOne person is hospitalized after a crash in South Philadelphia.


Car flips over in Bucks County, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:19

Car flips over in Bucks County, 3 injuredAuthorities in Bucks County are investigating a crash in Doylestown that has left three people hospitalized.


Life or death? Boston bomber's trial turns to sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:03

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon explosion, is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to return to court on Tuesday for the next phase of his trial, when prosecutors will argue that he should be sentenced to death for his role in the deadly attack in 2013. In sharp contrast to the guilt phase of the trial, when lawyers for the ethnic Chechen defendant did not contest that their client had killed three people and injured 264 in the bombing, the next four weeks are expected to feature emotional testimony from both sides as Tsarnaev fights for his life. The question of whether Tsarnaev, 21, should live or die is highly controversial around Boston. Polls have shown that a plurality of area residents, 49 percent, prefer a life sentence, and family members of two of the people he killed have also spoken out against executing him.


Autism support playground opening soon in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 18:53

Autism support playground opening soon in Delaware CountyChildren with special needs are getting a playground to call their own in Delaware County.


4 families displaced in Mount Holly fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 18:34

4 families displaced in Mount Holly fireA fast moving fire in Mount Holly, New Jersey has displaced four families.


Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 18:04

File-This March 8, 2011, file photo shows actor Ben Affleck testifying before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee hearing in Washington. Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.


Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 18:00
When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 17:01

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Chair Governor of the Bank of Mexico Agustín Carstens, accompanied by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaks during a news conference after the IMFC meeting at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 18, 2015. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.


Toddler shot in drive-by near Seattle dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 13:49
A one-year-old girl who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting near Seattle on Thursday died late Saturday from her wounds, hospital officials said. The girl was brain dead and life support care had been removed, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center said. Police in Kent, Washington, 20 miles south of Seattle, have not announced any arrests following the Thursday afternoon shooting near an apartment complex. The child was strapped in a car seat in the back of her parents' car when a black car pulled alongside, and both the car's driver and passenger opened fire on the family's vehicle before driving away, police said in a statement.

Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 13:36

A brush fire that broke out Saturday evening, April 18, 2015 burns in the Dam Prado Dam Flood Control Basin north of the city of Corona, Calif. Fire officials said some trees caught fire in the forested basin and grew to at least 75 acres. Firefighters were hampered by rough terrain in the area. (AP Photo/Dan Cole)CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.


Tulsa reserve deputy's attorneys release training records

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:44

FILE - This Tuesday, April 14, 2015 file photo provided by the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Office shows Robert Bates. Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday April 18, 2015 for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma. The records for Robert Bates include certificates showing what training he received, job evaluation reports and weapons training and qualification records dating to 2008. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma.