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Wildfire at Shenandoah National Park fully contained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:52
LURAY, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that burned thousands of acres of land in Shenandoah National Park has been fully contained.

Did woman sway boy to kill his dad? Court raises doubts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:42
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The paramedics who looked at Robert Breininger's lifeless body in his twin bed suspected right away that whatever happened didn't match the story being told by his 10-year-old son.

Commissioner: Boy shot by Baltimore police won't be charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:38
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's Police commissioner says a 13-year-old who was holding a BB gun when he was shot by an officer will not be charged with a crime.

Police: Gun-wielding man fatally shot by Florida officers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:30
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say two officers fatally shot a man carrying a gun after he ignored orders to drop the weapon.

Malia Obama headed to Harvard, will take gap year first

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:25

U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from O'Hare Airport in ChicagoU.S. President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a year off from studies following her high school graduation this spring, the White House said on Sunday. "Malia will take a gap year before beginning school," a White House statement said, breaking a months-long silence about Malia's college search. Both her parents attended Harvard Law School.


Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:24
An appeals court has cleared the way for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's legal case to resume, rejecting prosecutors' arguments that defense attorneys were given too much leeway on accessing classified documents.

Qatar bank says some leaked customer data may be accurate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:07
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's largest bank acknowledged Sunday that some personal customer data that was leaked online may be authentic, and said it has hired an outside expert to review potential vulnerabilities to its computer systems.

2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:01
NEW YORK (AP) — Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.

CSX train derails in Washington DC, possible hazardous leak

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:57

Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemicalA CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, emergency officials and the railroad company said.


Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year off

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:51

Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year offPresident Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017.


New tests lead to Phoenix freeway shooting case's undoing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:34

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, a sign displays a shooter tip line above Interstate 10 in Phoenix. After weeks of random shootings on Phoenix freeways that rattled residents, police believed they had their man when they arrested Leslie Merritt Jr. Seven months later the entire case fell apart, leading to his release, the dismissal of charges and allegations of a botched investigation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Leslie Merritt Jr. sat in a police interrogation room, unaware of why he had just been swarmed by SWAT officers and whisked away in handcuffs.


Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:12

In this April 30, 2016 photo, chef Ray Roberts, who runs multiple Peoples Organic restaurants with his wife in the Twin Cities, prepares meals at his Edina, Minn., location. Roberts was the personal chef for music megastar Prince until he was found dead on April 21, 2016. “It felt like he wasn’t himself probably the last month or two,” Roberts said. “I think he was just struggling with being sick a lot.” (AP Photo/Kevin Burbach)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.


Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:03
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

Police: Well-known Florida couple die in murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:28
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say a well-known St. Petersburg couple has died in their home in a murder-suicide.

Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:03

FILE-In this June 13, 2015, file photo, Michael Hurley, a South Carolina author who lost his storm-battered sailboat on a failed Atlantic crossing, left, poses for a photo with Maine Maritime Academy junior Gabrielle Wells on the stern of the training vessel State of Maine, in Portland, Maine. Hurley used some experiences from his rescue last summer by a Maine Maritime Academy training ship for his new book, "The Passage." The book goes on sale June 1. (AP Photo/David Sharp, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama.


Runners cross finish line at Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:49

Rain does not stop runners at Broad Street RunRunners have crossed the finish line at 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.


Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:46

FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, Muslim pilgrims walk outside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Employees at giant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group, have set fire to more than seven company buses to protest a reportedly large round of looming layoffs and not being paid their salaries for months. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.


Broad Street Run begins; course map, SEPTA detours, spectator info

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:39

Rain does not stop runners at Broad Street RunThe 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run has begun.


James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:14

 Seeking to build a safer gunDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.


New photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 19:50

New photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthdayKensington Palace officials have released new photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday.