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Boy, 11, missing after walking away from home in Maple Shade, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:48

Boy, 11, missing after walking away from home in Maple Shade, NJPolice in New Jersey are looking for an 11-year-old boy missing since Wednesday afternoon.


Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:20

In this May 2011 photo provided by Becky Aikman, Aikman, front row from left, Lesley Jacobs, Tara Nicholson-Olson, and back row from left, Dawn Jiosi, Marcia Wallace and Denise Roy pose outside a shop after buying lingerie in New York. (Becky Aikman via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed prematurely years earlier offered her a chair.


California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:13

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, farmer Gino Celli climbs out of a irrigation canal that is covered in dried salt on a field he farms near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive agricultural state.


School bus crashes into barrier on Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:13

Preschoolers on bus that crashed into barrier on Schuylkill ExpresswayA school bus crashed into a barrier on the Schuylkill Expressway Thursday morning.


Viking recalls 60,000 high-end ranges over burn hazard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:08
Viking Range LLC is recalling about 60,000 gas ranges priced up to $13,000 after dozens of reports of them igniting by themselves, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. The Greenwood, Mississippi, company is recalling 15 models of its freestanding gas ranges sold in various finishes and colors, the commission said in a statement. Viking, a unit of Middleby Corp, has received 75 reports of the ranges turning on by themselves.

Mom, 3 kids die in overnight house fire in upstate New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:56
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and three children have died in an overnight house fire in upstate New York.

US State Dept. employee faces cyberstalking, hacking charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:33
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. State Department employee sent threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Ohio man charged with child endangering after son, 5, dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:24
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man who told officers he used a plastic wand from window blinds as a switch on his 5-year-old son before the boy died has been charged with child endangering.

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:20
From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Those two words are the motto of the center's new observatory that opens ...

Man dies after being shot and struck by car in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:15

Man dies after being shot and struck by car in ParksidePolice say a 29-year-old man died after being shot and then struck by a car in Philadelphia's Parkside section late Wednesday night.


Gunman on the run, victim shot four times in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:09

Gunman on the run, victim shot four times in FeltonvilleA barrage of bullets wounded a 20-year-old man and struck two houses in Philadelphia.


Domestic violence charges against former NFL player Ray Rice dismissed: ABC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:59

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building(Reuters) - Domestic violence charges against former NFL running back Ray Rice were dismissed on Thursday, according to ABC. The move comes after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program, ABC reported. Rice, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, had his $35 million contract terminated in September when a graphic video surfaced of him knocking out his then-finance in a New Jersey casino elevator. He filed a wrongful termination grievance after he was cut from the Ravens. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Bill Trott)


Police: Missing Boston library artwork may be an inside job

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:44
BOSTON (AP) — Police and the FBI are investigating the disappearance of two pieces of artwork worth more than half a million dollars from the Boston Public Library, and a top employee has been placed on leave.

Police: 18 guns stolen from Collingdale gun shop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:33

 18 guns stolen from Collingdale gun shopPolice are investigating a burglary at a gun shop in Collingdale, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


Police investigate burglary at gun shop in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:29

 18 guns stolen from Collingdale gun shopPolice are investigating a burglary at a gun shop in Collingdale, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:06

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, a luxury rental building rises high above other buildings in the East Harlem section of New York. High rents are worth it. At least that's the sentiment of apartment dwellers in New York, San Francisco and Washington, who say they're more satisfied living in those cities than do renters in far more affordable areas such as Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Detroit, according to a survey released Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Apartment List. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — High rents are worth it.


Video shows police using stun gun on man at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:55

Video shows police using stun gun on man at Los Angeles airportPolice at Los Angeles International Airport used a stun gun on an unarmed man who they say refused to cooperate at security.


Police use stun gun on man at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:44

Video shows police using stun gun on man at Los Angeles airportPolice at Los Angeles International Airport used a stun gun on an unarmed man who they say refused to cooperate at security.


DNA on Pizza Crust Led Authorities to Mansion Murder Suspect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:27
Authorities searched a Maryland home overnight in the investigation of a deadly mansion murder.

Trash truck fire shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Chester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:21

Trash truck fire shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Chester Co.A trash truck burst into flames, shutting down the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the beginning of the Thursday morning rush hour.