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5 arrested,1 injured in chaotic protest outside Burlingame Republican Convention

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:31

5 arrested,1 injured in chaotic protest outside Burlingame Republican ConventionPolice are reporting five arrests and one minor injury during large protests outside a Burlingame hotel where presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed the California Republican Convention today.


Court documents reveal new details in arrest of 2 sons accused of killing parents in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:28

Court documents reveal new details in arrest of 2 sons accused of killing parents in San JoseIn San Jose, as people pay their final respects to a couple found dead last weekend, their two sons pleaded not guilty to the murders.


San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:09

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr makes his way to a podium before the start of a news conference Friday, April 29, 2016, in San Francisco. Suhr ordered that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.


Actors reenact White Night Riot at San Francisco City Hall for upcoming ABC miniseries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:48

Actors reenact White Night Riot at San Francisco City Hall for upcoming ABC miniseriesAn ABC film crew is re-enacting the famous White Night Riot outside City Hall Friday night as part of an upcoming mini-series called "When We Rise."


Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:30

In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, a drilling rig is seen near Epping, N.D. A team led by researchers at the University of Michigan has found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth's atmosphere. Along with its chemical cousin methane, ethane is a hydrocarbon that is a significant component of natural gas. Once in the atmosphere, ethane reacts with sunlight to form ozone.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.


Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:36

FILE - In this May 17, 1958, file photo, Tommy Kono, of the United States, competes in a weightlifting match between the U.S. team and a visiting Russian team in New York. Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for the Japanese and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced that Kono died Sunday, April 24, in Honolulu. His daughter, JoAnn Sumida, told The New York Times the cause was complications from liver disease. He was 85. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. He was 85.


Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:48

FILE - In this June 28, 2011 file photo, an oil tanker is docked at the ExxonMobil Baytown complex along the Houston Ship Channel in Baytown, Texas. Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday, April 29, 2016, by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached. The coalition made up of ExxonMobil Corp. and other companies with nearby refineries and plants had sued the nation's fourth-largest city in 2008 after Houston passed ordinances that required businesses to pay registration fees based on the number and type of pollution sources on each site. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.


8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:30

People hang out across the street from the townhouse at 8105 Chipping in San Antonio, Texas, Friday, April 29, 2016, where children were allegedly chained up in the back yard. Authorities say they have arrested a woman who is the mother of six of eight children who were found unsupervised in the middle of the night at a San Antonio home. A spokesman for the Bexar County sheriff's office says the 34-year-old woman also was supposed to be looking after two other children who were found tied up in the backyard. (John Davenport/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday.


President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:17

First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges musician Herbie Hancock as she speaks to high school students from across the Washington D.C. area in State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 29, 2016, as part of the International Jazz Day celebration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House.


Nissan recalls 3.18 million vehicles in US because of airbag issue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:49

Nissan recalls 3.18 million vehicles in US because of airbag issueIf you drive a Nissan, there's a massive recall you'll want to know about.


Troubleshooters: What caused car to suddenly burst into flames?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:47

 What caused car to suddenly burst into flames?A vehicle bursting into flames is, of course, alarming. What's even more troubling is until the Troubleshooters got involved, no one was taking action to figure out why the car exploded.


Singing, dancing, all smiles at St. Christopher's Hospital prom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:42

Singing, dancing, all smiles at St. Christopher's Hospital promThere was singing, dancing and a lot of smiling Friday night at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children prom.


2 men sought in 2 separate Center City bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:32

2 men sought in 2 separate Center City bank robberiesPhiladelphia police and the FBI say bank bandits struck twice Friday in Center City.


DA declines to file charges in alleged sex assault UC Berkeley frat house

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:29

DA declines to file charges in alleged sex assault UC Berkeley frat houseA sexual assault case at the University of California Berkeley is showing just how tricky it can be to try and crack down on an offense when the only witnesses are the two people involved.


Driver killed in crash on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:28

Driver killed in crash on Garden State ParkwayA driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway.


Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:26

Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally sceneDonald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party on Friday, making his case directly to the GOP's state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nominating process shifts toward the nation's most populous and diverse state.


Teenage girl killed in carnival ride incident in Texas - local media

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:16
(Reuters) - A teenage girl was killed when she was thrown from a ride at a church carnival in southwest Texas on Friday, media said.

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:16

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing manA natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said.


Confederate monument to be removed from University of Louisville campus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:52
The monument, a commemoration to Kentuckians who fought and died for the Confederacy during the Civil War, will be cleaned and kept in storage until an appropriate location is selected, University of Louisville President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced. “This monument represents our history — a painful part of our nation’s history for many — and it’s best moved to a new location,” Fischer said in a statement. Public symbols of the Confederacy including the Confederate flag have been the center of controversy across the U.S. South after a white gunman allegedly shot dead nine black worshipers at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina in July 2015.

Chaos erupts at forum on stop-and-frisk policy in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:50

Chaos erupts at forum on stop-and-frisk policy in North PhiladelphiaA forum Friday night on the status of the controversial stop-and-frisk policy ended in chaos and had to be shut down in North Philadelphia.