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Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:16
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey.

Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:00

A protestor lies on the ground on a downtown intersection as Cleveland police officers block them from a RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandBy Aaron Josefczyk CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday. Protests were mostly peaceful after the judge's verdict was announced on Saturday, Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Over the past year, the deaths of unarmed black men during confrontations with police in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, Baltimore and elsewhere have spawned protests and occasional violent outbursts around the United States.


9 brains found next to train tracks in New York

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:54

9 brains found next to train tracks in New YorkNine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear.


Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:33

This 1940 Valley Bugle yearbook photo provided by the Gowanda Central School District in Gowanda, N.Y., shows World War II veteran Carroll Heath. More than 70 years after Heath’s death, Alan Mesches is trying to fill in some of the blanks in a young man’s short life that was full of them. (Courtesy of Gowanda Central School District via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942.


Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:18

Sister Loretta Theresa Richards, 86, a Roman Catholic nun in need of health care, discusses the decision her order made to close its infirmary and send her and other nuns to Jewish Home Lifecare in the Bronx borough of New York. Three orders of Roman Catholic nuns that traditionally took care of their own aging sisters have sent 58 members to live at the elderly-care complex that was originally a nursing home for Jews. The orders' decision reflects a trend that has left the church in America with more nuns over age 90 than under age 60. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)NEW YORK (AP) — For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.


A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:11
Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approaches.

Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:09
NEW YORK (AP) — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.

AccuWeather: Sunday's Warmer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:05

 Sunday's WarmerMeteorologist Chris Sowers says temperatures steadily climb over the Memorial Day Weekend!


Navy divers to help raise confederate warship artifacts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:02

In this Thursday, May 14, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy diver 1st Class Fernando Almazan, right, assists Navy diver 1st class Travis Arneson, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, don a Kirby Morgan 37 dive helmet during training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va. During this training divers are preparing for an upcoming assignment to salvage of the Civil War ironclad Confederate State Ship (CSS) Georgia in the Savannah Rive in Savannah, Ga. (Petty Officer 2nd class Heather Brown/U.S. Navy via AP)NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.


Politics in paradise: Alabama governor mansion in disrepair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:54

In this Friday, May 15, 2015 photo, an old loveseat visible through a broken window stands inside Alabama's beachfront governor's mansion in Gulf Shores, Ala. Abandoned and unrepaired since a hurricane caused damage nearly two decades ago, the house and property are valued at $1 million but deteriorate a bit more with each passing storm. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — With boarded-up windows, peeling paint and a rooftop tarp that flaps in the ocean breeze, the beachfront retreat at the end of Gulf Way Drive is a $1 million eyesore in paradise.


Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:54

Nobel Laureate John Nash receives an honorary award at City University of Hong Kong(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work on game theory and the mathematics of decision-making.


Police: 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, wife die in New Jersey Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:38

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in New Jersey Turnpike crashA famed Princeton University mathematician whose story was the basis for the movie "A Beautiful Mind" and his wife were killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, police say.


Northeast marinas scramble to repair damage from deep freeze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:36

 Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that many compare to the effects of a hurricane. Bay Pointe Marina suffered over $1 million in damage from this past winter's storms. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that many compare to the effects of a hurricane.


1 Killed, Homes Underwater in Plains States

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:54
Firefighter swept away while attempting water rescue in Oklahoma.

Victim ID'd in fatal Route 42 crash in Gloucester Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:36

Victim ID'd in fatal Route 42 crash in Gloucester Twp.New Jersey State Police have identified the person killed in a crash on Route 42 in Gloucester Township.


Vicitm ID'd in fatal Route 42 crash in Gloucester Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:35

Victim ID'd in fatal Route 42 crash in Gloucester Twp.New Jersey State Police have identified the person killed in a crash on Route 42 in Gloucester Township.


Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:22

Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to same-sex marriageIreland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."


PHOTOS: Protests in Cleveland follow acquittal of officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 22:17

 Protests in Cleveland follow acquittal of officerNumerous arrests were made overnight in Cleveland as crowds protested the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.


After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:11

Mark Rosekind testifies before a Senate hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the NHTSA in WashingtonThe U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the government’s full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.


Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:38

Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.