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Bay Area man sprouts business idea using potatoes to send messages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:05

Bay Area man sprouts business idea using potatoes to send messagesA Bay Area man has started a thriving business shipping spuds around the world.


Some facts about hail from the National Weather Service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:03

Susan Goodwyn holds hail in her hand Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Wichita, Kan. The National Weather Service was warning of the possibility of hail as big as grapefruits in some areas on Tuesday amid storms in parts of the central and eastern U.S. Some smaller hail — the size of quarters or smaller — had been reported in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas as of Tuesday afternoon. (Susan Goodwyn/SMGPhotos via AP)Hail as big as grapefruits damaged roofs and broke car windows in the northeast Kansas community of Bremen on Tuesday. Smaller-sized hail was reported in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. Large hail can cause heavy damage to crops and other property. Here are some hail facts, according to the National Weather Service:


South Bay hospital saves woman's life after sepsis diagnosis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:55

South Bay hospital saves woman's life after sepsis diagnosisSan Jose's Regional Medical Center has put in extra effort in diagnosing a condition called sepsis, which likely helped them recently save a woman's life.


Biologist bands 2 peregrine falcon chicks perched at San Jose City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:55

Biologist bands 2 peregrine falcon chicks perched at San Jose City HallA biologist banded two peregrine falcon chicks perched at San Jose City Hall Tuesday but faced some aggression from the birds' parents that were alarmed by a human presence.


ABC NEWS LIVE: Presidential primary results coverage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:48

 Presidential primary results coverageABC News is providing live coverage of Tuesday's presidential primary results and candidate speeches.


US Pacific Fleet expands use of 3rd Fleet commanders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:47

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift, right, talks to sailors on board the USS Momsen in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander says he plans to expand the role of the U.S. 3rd Fleet commander and her staff. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said he plans to expand the role of the U.S. 3rd Fleet commander and her staff in the Asia-Pacific region.


Deaths of 2 boys discovered in Chicago home ruled homicides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:43
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have determined what killed two boys whose decomposing bodies were found in a Chicago home last year along with those of their mother and another sibling.

San Diego council endorses anti-suicide study for bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:41
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego City Council has called for a study on ways to prevent suicides on the landmark San Diego-Coronado Bridge.

Chaka Fattah concedes defeat in 2nd Congressional Democratic primary; Katie McGinty wins Senate primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:41

Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primaryCongressman Chaka Fattah has conceded defeat in the 2nd Congressional Democratic Primary Tuesday night.


Lawyer for Phil Spector's wife calls divorce heartbreaking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:38

FILE - In this March 28, 2008 file photo, music producer Phil Spector and his wife Rachelle Spector, arrive at the Los Angeles County Superior Court for a discovery hearing in downtown Los Angeles. An attorney for Spector's wife Rachelle wrote in a statement issued Tuesday, April 26, 2016, that the producer's divorce filing is "heartbreakingly bizarre" and that she has been a devoted wife who has given him the best possible care while he is imprisoned for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Phil Spector's wife called a divorce filing by the imprisoned music producer heartbreakingly bizarre and said she has provided the best possible care for him.


Chaka Fattah concedes defeat in 2nd Congressional Democratic primary; Katie McGinty wins Senate seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:31

Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primaryCongressman Chaka Fattah has conceded defeat in the 2nd Congressional Democratic Primary Tuesday night.


Chaka Fattah concedes defeat in 2nd Congressional Democratic primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:23

Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primaryCongressman Chaka Fattah has conceded defeat in the 2nd Congressional Democratic Primary Tuesday night.


Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:12
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws, a decision that marks at least a temporary victory for another state that requires photo identification to vote.

VIDEO: Clinton thanks Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:07

 Clinton thanks PhiladelphiaHillary Clinton thanks supporters in Philadelphia.


Body discovered in Schuylkill River near South Philadelphia refinery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:51

Body discovered in Schuylkill River near South Philadelphia refineryA body was discovered in the Schuylkill River on the grounds of a South Philadelphia refinery.


San Jose police say disturbing double homicide wasn't random act of violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:51

San Jose police say disturbing double homicide wasn't random act of violenceSan Jose police now say the double homicide of an Evergreen couple was not a random act of violence, rather that the suspect or suspects were familiar to the family.


Racist, homophobic texts emerge in SFPD scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:43

Racist, homophobic texts emerge in SFPD scandalNew homophobic and racist text messages allegedly sent by a San Francisco police officer are coming to light in a report. The text messages are at the center of an ongoing scandal for the SFPD.


ABC News: Donald Trump , Hillary Clinton win Pennsylvania, Delaware primaries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:42

Donald Trump , Hillary Clinton win Pennsylvania, Delaware primariesABC News projects Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the winners in the Pennsylvania and Delaware primaries.


Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The African Union's special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara warned Tuesday that Morocco's expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission's civilian staff sets "a very dangerous precedent" for the U.N.'s far-flung missions and poses dangers to north Africa and the Sahel where extremist groups are operating.

Prison inmate charged in 1984 kidnapping, murder of 3-year-old Fairfield boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:39

Prison inmate charged in 1984 kidnapping, murder of 3-year-old Fairfield boyThe Solano County District Attorney's Office charged a state prison inmate Tuesday with the 1984 kidnapping and homicide of a 3-year-old boy.