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Mother, 2 kids in SUV that flipped in YMCA lot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:55

Mother, 2 kids in SUV that flipped in YMCA lotA mother and her two children were inside an SUV that flipped over in a YMCA parking lot on Monday in Newark, Delaware.


Possible Lincoln deathbed blanket tested in Wisconsin 150 years after assassination

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:54
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A bedspread that may have covered Abraham Lincoln as he lay dying will be tested for his blood in Wisconsin on Tuesday, 150 years to the day after the 16th U.S. president was fatally shot while watching a play in Washington. University of Wisconsin textile expert Majid Sarmadi will test the cotton bedspread to determine if human blood is on the Wisconsin Historical Society artifact. ... There is no single president in history that I regard more than Lincoln." Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth as he watched a play in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War. The president was taken across the street to the Petersen House and placed in a bed, where he died the next morning, perhaps covered by the artifact headed for the lab.

Audit finds problems in pipe oversight after deadly blast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:53
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California's oversight of utilities' gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says.

Woman shot in the back in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:50

Woman shot in the back in West KensingtonA woman was shot in the back on Monday in the West Kensington section of Philadelphia.


Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:47

FILE - In this April 4, 2015, file photo, from video provided by Attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, Scott appears to be running away from City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, right, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, April 7, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Scott several times in the back. (AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart, File)The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense after a struggle over his stun gun.


Plea deals possible in Atlanta educators' cheating trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:39
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta judge urged 10 former educators Monday to accept sentencing deals with the prosecution in a trial over a widespread conspiracy to cheat on state tests — and he threatened prison sentences for them if they fail to reach those deals.

Police arrest father of Minnesota boy, 10, found in river

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:35

Pierre Collins, the father of a 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend, sits in teh back of a police vehicle after he was arrested Monday, April 13, 2015, and taken from his Cedarwood apartment in Crystal, Minn. Collins was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Barway Collins, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie K. Revering said in a news release. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTCRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — Police on Monday arrested the father of a 10-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a month before his body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend.


Mother charged for dropping boy in Ohio zoo cheetah enclosure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:30
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio day care worker has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly dropped her 2-year-old son into a cheetah enclosure at a Cleveland zoo on the weekend, court documents showed on Monday. Michelle Schwab, 38, of Delaware, Ohio, who works as an assistant director for a daycare center, will be arraigned on Wednesday, April 22 in a Cleveland court for one count of children endangerment, a misdemeanor, a court official said. Witness said Schwab was holding her son over an observation wall at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo when he fell several feet into the enclosure. Schwab has been an assistant director at KinderCare, a Columbus-area daycare facility.

Sen. Marco Rubio tells donors he is running for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:23

Sen. Marco Rubio tells donors he is running for presidentSen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate.


Mayor helps end scare over man reported with gun near school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:17
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A scare over a homeless man allegedly spotted carrying a rifle near a school in western Pennsylvania ended when the suspect surrendered to the city's mayor, who knew the man, the mayor said.

Alleged abuses by New Jersey military couple listed in trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:16
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Army major and his wife are on trial for abusing their three adopted children by withholding food and water and physically assaulting them.

Space station grocery run stalled by storm clouds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:16

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for launch at Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, April 13, 2015. The rocket, scheduled to launch later Monday, is filled with more than 4,300 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support research at the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries and an espresso maker to the International Space Station.


Airline passengers have more to complain about, report finds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:14

FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2013, file photo, flights departing from Pittsburgh International Airport are delayed in Imperial, Pa. An annual report being released Monday, April 13, 2015, states that government data shows more flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DALLAS (AP) — Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact.


Funeral set for Census Bureau guard killed in crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Census Bureau guard killed in a crime spree last week will be laid to rest Friday.

MGM Resorts calls shareholder proposal seriously flawed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:09
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International is urging shareholders of the casino-resort company to ignore an investment firm's proposal suggesting the company be converted into a real estate investment trust to boost stock value.

Tax procrastinators be wary of 'Stolen Refund Scam'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:09

Tax procrastinators be wary of 'Stolen Refund Scam'If you're a tax-time procrastinator, you have another reason to stress out this year.


New rules proposed as 5-year anniversary of oil spill nears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:07

FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.


Man who killed himself at US Capitol identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have identified a man who fatally shot himself at the U.S. Capitol over the weekend, triggering an hourslong lockdown.

Police again pick up children of 'free-range' parents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:02
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Two suburban Washington, D.C., parents are under scrutiny again for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children play in a park and walk home alone in a case that has stirred debate about "free-range" parenting and government powers.

New York lawmakers mull warning labels on sugary beverages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.