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Ex-Oklahoma investigator accused of lying about credentials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 06:36
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department chief investigator who was fired after authorities said they discovered he had faked his credentials and was actually a convicted felon is facing new criminal charges.

Thousands march in Baltimore to protest black man's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 06:30

Demonstrators gather in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station to protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreBy Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - At least 2,000 people protesting the unexplained death of a black man while in police custody marched through downtown Baltimore on Saturday, pausing at one point to confront officers in front of Camden Yards, home of the Orioles baseball team. In the biggest protest since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died on Sunday, two clusters of marchers chanting "shut it down" started out at different times before merging during the afternoon into a single wave headed toward City Hall. Last year, there were weeks of protests across the country following the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Eric Garner, in New York City who was placed in a chokehold during an attempted arrest. Saturday's protests came a day after Baltimore's police commissioner conceded that police had failed to provide Gray with timely medical attention for a spinal injury he had suffered sometime after he was apprehended and put inside a transport van.


Police ID teen killed in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 06:24

HS football star shot and killed in CamdenA promising young high school athlete, just weeks away from graduation, died after he was fatally shot in the back in Camden.


Nephew killed as people gather for homicide victim's funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 05:56
DENVER (AP) — The nephew of a homicide victim was fatally shot Saturday as people gathered to form a procession to drive to the funeral.

Love, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 05:30

Sisters Leslie Roy, right, and Lee Marie Wright sit in a Michigan State Police helicopter after they were rescued Friday, April 24, 2015 from Michigan's Upper Penisula. The sisters survived 13 days in a remote part of the Upper Penisula after their SUV got stuck about 3 miles from Lake Superior. The area has no cellphone service. They were rescued Friday by a police helicopter pilot who noticed a reflection off their SUV. The sisters say they survived on love for their family, melted snow and the Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs they had in their snow-crippled SUV. (Michigan Department of State Police via AP)CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV.


Body found on golf course in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 05:15

Body found on golf course in BensalemAuthorities say a body was found on a golf course in Bensalem, Bucks County.


UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 05:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.

Blast injures two at legal Kentucky moonshine distillery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 05:03
(Reuters) - An explosion leveled a western Kentucky distillery, authorities said on Saturday, injuring two workers at one of the few facilities permitted by the commonwealth to produce moonshine, a high-octane liquor mostly associated with illegal stills. Distiller Jay Rogers, 40, his assistant Kyle Rogers, 26, were severely burned by a blast and fire on Friday at the Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, said Frank Murphy, the director of Marshall County Emergency Management. The men were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where they remained in critical condition on Saturday, hospital spokesman Bill Snyder said.

Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 04:41

Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts speaks about the investigation into Freddie Gray's death at a news conference, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage.


Native youth kick off Generation Indigenous challenge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 04:24
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 04:20
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday at the casino of GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 04:11

FILE - In a Thursday Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, former family practice doctor Genevieve Kelley, center, looks back at her lawyers during a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter during a custody dispute. Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: "Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are."


Retired police officer reunites with man he rescued as an abandoned baby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 04:10

Retired police officer reunites with man he rescued as an abandoned babyA man finally got to meet the Santa Ana police officer who saved him 25 years ago when he was abandoned in a garbage dumpster.


'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 04:03

Du Hua bears America and South Vietnam flags as he walks near the display of a Vietnam era helicopter during ceremonies commemorating the 40th anniversary of Operation Babylift from Vietnam, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Holmdel, N.J. Du Hua, who took 11 attempts to escape from communist Vietnam, went on to serve in the U.S. Navy and is now a doctor of Pharmacy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncertain until President Gerald Ford ordered remaining forces to evacuate the children.


Mother in custody dispute freed after 8 years behind bars

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:54
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman jailed in an international custody dispute has been freed after spending more than eight years behind bars and is likely to be reunited with her daughter who's been without either parent for nearly a decade.

Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:54

Muslim men gather early before "a call to prayers" in the mosque at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center Friday, April 24, 2015, in Boston. On Friday, the Boston mosque held an open house themed "Still Boston Strong." Organizers stressed that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev and other convicted terrorists are not representative of their faith communities.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America.


Nepal earthquake: Over 1,000 people dead, landslide on Mt. Everest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:47

 Nearly 1,400 people deadTens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest.


NYC's famed Carnegie Deli closed over gas line issue

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:26

FILE- This April 6, 2004 file photo shows the exterior of the Carnegie Deli and Restaurant in New York. New York's famous Carnegie Deli was closed Saturday, April 25, 2015, so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup.


Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:22

 Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shakenShrish Vaidya thought he was dreaming when his two-story house began to sway and shake "like crazy" after a massive earthquake struck just outside his hometown of Kathmandu on Saturday. For several minutes the earth shook violently, houses collapsed, roads cracked, centuries old temples and other historical monuments tumbled, and an avalanche swept down the slope of Mt. Everest engulfing mountaineering camps.


UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 03:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.