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Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:59

Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific OceanA solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world.


Pennsylvania voters torn over calls for a fracking ban

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:47

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Oaks, PennsylvaniaFor some Democratic voters in Pennsylvania, Tuesday's primary election will be more than just a chance to pick preferred candidates for public office - it will be a mini-referendum on the future of the state's downtrodden fracking industry. Three candidates on the ballot, including Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and two Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls, want to ban or pause the controversial oil and gas drilling technique, splitting an electorate in parts of the state concerned about both jobs and the environment. A debate over fracking emerged between Sanders and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton over the last month, with Sanders calling for a nationwide ban and Clinton pushing a middle-of-the road approach that would allow it with caveats - a stance that has been criticized by more progressive democrats.


Driver ejected, killed in Millville crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:42

Driver killed in Millville crashA driver was killed after being ejected from a vehicle in Millville, Cumberland County.


AP PHOTOS: Solar-powered plane finishes flight over Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:41

Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco, Saturday, April 23, 2016. The solar-powered airplane, which is attempting to circumnavigate the globe to promote clean energy and the spirit of innovation, arrived from Hawaii after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — That wasn't just any plane on a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge.


'I am here' - Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:30

In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 photo, Ben Alexander listens to a lecture during a class for screenwriting at Tulane University in New Orleans. Alexander has nonverbal autism, a condition that became apparent when he was 2 years old. He has found his voice through writing using what is known as “facilitated communication,” a method in which another person supports the hand of the autistic person so he or she can communicate through typing. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Though he cannot speak, Benjamin Alexander has much to say, one typed word at a time.


French government says it supports UK nuclear plant project

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 18:33
PARIS (AP) — France's economy minister has confirmed the government supports French energy company EDF's nuclear power plant project in southwest England.

Obama: UK-US trade deal could take a decade after Brexit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 18:01

U.S. President Barack Obama takes a question as he speaks to a town hall meeting at Lindley Hall, the Royal Horticultural Society, in London, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Obama held the town hall-style event in London taking questions on diverse subjects from the predominantly young people in the audience. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama flew out of Britain Sunday after warning that it could take a decade for the U.K. to negotiate a new trade agreement with the United States if it leaves the European Union.


Firefighter injured in five-alarm fire in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 16:18

Fire crews battle a blaze in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, Ariz., Saturday, April 23, 2016. Evacuations have been ordered for homes near the major fire. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITGILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents who had been evacuated near a major fire in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert returned home early Sunday.


The Latest: Some return home after major fire in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 15:35

Fire crews battle a blaze in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, Ariz., Saturday, April 23, 2016. Evacuations have been ordered for homes near the major fire. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITGILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a five-alarm fire in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert (all times local):


Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:52
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world has landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii.

Obama to use Germany visit to push trans-Atlantic trade deal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:49

A man has a sticker by the environment organization Greenpeace against TIPP on his forehead during a protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)AERZEN, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum during a two-day visit to Germany to help push a trans-Atlantic trade deal between the U.S. and Europe over the finish line. He knows a tough sell awaits him, particularly in Germany where the opposition is fierce.


2 officers shot, suspect dead at Wal-Mart in Phoenix suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:30

Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan speaks on the shooting of two officers at a news conference at police headquarters in Chandler, Ariz., on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said. Mitchell Oakley, 24, was killed after opening fire at officers who were responding to a call about a trespasser, Chandler police said. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Wal-Mart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said.


2 officers shot, suspect dead at Wal-Mart in Phoenix suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:30

Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan speaks on the shooting of two officers at a news conference at police headquarters in Chandler, Ariz., on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said. Mitchell Oakley, 24, was killed after opening fire at officers who were responding to a call about a trespasser, Chandler police said. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Wal-Mart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said.


'Most beloved' of Prince family, friends bid farewell

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:15

Former Prince drummer Sheila E. consoles a fan as she leaves Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., Saturday, April 23, 2016. The music superstar was pronounced dead at his Paisley Park estate near Minneapolis on Thursday. He was 57. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family and friends of Prince said a "loving goodbye" to the music icon on Saturday in a small private ceremony after his remains had been cremated.


'He was family': Music star Prince stayed home in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:02

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did.


'He was family': Music star Prince stayed home in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:02

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did.


Solar plane readies to land in California after 3-day flight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:58

The Solar Impulse 2 solar plane flies into the sunrise out of Kalaeloa Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii. The solar plane will fly a two-and-a-half day journey to Northern California. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world was preparing to land in California on Saturday night to complete a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean.


2 officers shot, suspect dead at Walmart in Phoenix suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:47

Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan speaks on the shooting of two officers at a news conference at police headquarters in Chandler, Ariz., on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said. Mitchell Oakley, 24, was killed after opening fire at officers who were responding to a call about a trespasser, Chandler police said. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said.


The Latest: Solar plane prepares to land after 3-day flight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:58

The Solar Impulse 2 solar plane flies into the sunrise out of Kalaeloa Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii. The solar plane will fly a two-and-a-half day journey to Northern California. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):


Michelle Obama urges grads to vote to protect civil rights

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:30

First lady Michelle Obama salutes the graduating students as she delivers the commencement address for Jackson State University's Class of 2016 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that "the power of voting is real and lasting" and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances made by previous generations.