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Fire burning at apartment complex in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:16

1 dead, 4 injured in fire at apartment complex in Newark, Del.Firefighters are battling a blaze at an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware.


TSA collected $76,000 in loose change at NYC area airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:11
NEW YORK (AP) — The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

Authorities: Dad left girl in trash can near forest preserve

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:06
CHICAGO (AP) — Child welfare authorities say the father of a 3-year-old girl found alone near a suburban Chicago forest preserve left her in a trash can.

Purple Hearts awarded for 2009 shooting at Army post in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:47

Fort Hood Purple HeartsBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Dozens of people who survived a 2009 shooting rampage at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base in central Texas and relatives of those who were killed received Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medals on Friday after years of lobbying by politicians and lawyers. In February, the U.S. Army cleared the way for the military and civilian distinctions after the shooting was declared an act of international terrorism.. Nearly 50 awards were handed out at the base. In addition to the medals, the awards also confer additional benefits, from Veterans Health Administration health care and combat-related special compensation to burial privileges at Arlington National Cemetery, lawyers for the group have said. Of our honorees, it can truly be said that all gave some and some gave al on that terrible day," Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, the commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, said at the ceremony.


Correction: Gynecologist-Secret Recordings story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:47
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story April 9 about attorney fees in a settlement involving a former Johns Hopkins gynecologist, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of an attorney representing the plaintiffs. His name is Howard Janet, not Janet Howard.

Correction: Florida Oyster Shortage story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:46

In this Thursday, April 2, 2015 photo, from left, Charles Pennycuff, Sue Gladski, Joe Gladski and Mike Thornburg enjoy fresh shucked Apalachicola oysters at Lynn's Quality Oysters in Eastpoint, Fla. The local oyster industry in Apalachicola is under threat from water-flow issues, environmental concerns, health and safety regulations and economic realities. Apalachicola-based oyster houses have either stopped selling to restaurants on the wholesale market or have opted to supplement their supply with oysters from Texas and Louisiana. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 5 about the dwindling supply of oysters in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, The Associated Press erroneously reported comments made by a Natural Resources Defense Council scientist. Lisa Suatoni said the acidity caused by excessive algae growth can harm larval oysters, not that algae is inherently harmful to oysters.


Bird strike sends Alaska Airlines flight back to Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:28
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines spokeswoman says a plane heading from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to San Jose, California, returned to Seattle because of a bird strike.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:05

President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister of Bahamas Perry G. Christie, right, at the summit with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. The president said Thursday that he soon decide whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism now that the State Department has finished a review on the question as part of the move to reopen diplomatic relations with the island nation.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Group hopes recycled hotel soap helps save lives worldwide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:46

In this March 20, 2015, photo, A box of used bars of soap ready to be ground up are seen at Clean the World in Las Vegas. The non-profit initiative recycles soap from hotels to distribute in developing countries. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap.


Lawyers for teen charged in teacher slaying want trial moved

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:05
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his math teacher have told a judge they plan to seek a change of venue for the trial.

Education consultant convicted of cheating Hong Kong couple

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:39
BOSTON (AP) — An educational consultant who accepted more than $2 million from a Hong Kong couple then failed to a deliver on his promise to get their sons into Ivy League universities has been convicted of federal fraud charges.

Car plunges into LA harbor; 1 boy dead, 1 in grave condition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:11

Car plunges into LA harbor; 1 boy dead, 1 in grave conditionA car with four people inside plunged off a road into Los Angeles harbor, leaving a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said.


Cops: Man was drunk when he drove away after DWI conviction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:03
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old suburban Buffalo man was drunk when he drove away from a courthouse where he had just been convicted of driving while intoxicated.

Overturned tractor-trailer jams traffic on Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:48

All lanes back open after tractor-trailer crash on Ben Franklin BridgeAn overturned tractor-trailer is causing major delays on the Ben Franklin Bridge.


Black motorist's fatal shooting: Outcry over police tactics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:39

People hold hands in prayer during a rally for the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer Saturday, after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As North Charleston surged in population last decade, South Carolina's third-largest city fought rising crime through a simple policing solution: Be aggressive. But the city's Police Department lost the respect of many black residents in neighborhoods they blitzed, and now many are upset after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white officer.


Woman hurt after car flips on Kelly Drive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:02

Woman hurt after car flips on Kelly DrivePolice say a woman on her way to work was hurt after her car crashed and flipped onto its roof along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


AccuWeather: Warmup Today; Thunderstorms Expected

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:28

 Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely - and some of the storms could be strong.


RAW VIDEO: Tornado touches down in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:56

 Tornado touches down in IllinoisWLS-TV/abc7 Facebook fan Joe Napolitano shared this video of a tornado touchdown near Rochelle, Ill. on April 9, 2015.


Dumpster fire sends smoke through high-rise in University City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:41

Dumpster fire sends smoke through high-rise in University CityA dumpster fire sent smoke through a high-rise apartment building on the University of Pennsylvania campus early Friday morning.


AccuWeather: Warm Today With Late T'Storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:58

 Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend is a bit cooler, but sunny and nice.