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Top U.S. bicycling city is Seattle, study says

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 06:00

Zillow research has determined that Seattle is the No. 1 bicycle-friendly city; megaship won’t run on West Coast routes after all.

Mom, 7 adult children win $429.6 million Powerball jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 06:00

Pearlie Mae Smith, second right, reacts as she sits with daughters Rene Bethina Smith, third right, and Katherine Nicole Nunnally, right, and five other children, not shown, as they talk about life after winning the lottery Friday, May 13, 2016 in Lawrenceville, N.J. The eight family members will claim their share of last weekend's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot, which was won with a $6 investment. The trip to claiming the jackpot began last week at a 7-Eleven in Trenton when someone bought two $2 tickets, one each for drawings held last Wednesday and Saturday, and spent an extra $1 on each ticket to get the "Power Play" option that multiplies the winnings. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A woman and her seven adult children stepped forward Friday to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot and said they have plans to tithe to their church, go on a family vacation and help their community.


Reaction to President Obama's transgender directive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 06:00
Below are the reactions of state leaders, parents and students to guidance from President Barack Obama's administration's directive that schools must permit transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity.

VIDEO: US backs transgender toilet choice

BBC World News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:54
Schools in the US have been told by the federal government they must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their chosen gender identity.
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Suspect in shooting of two New Hampshire officers apprehended

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:53
Police in New Hampshire have arrested the man suspected of wounding two officers in separate shootings early Friday that prompted a tense manhunt in a residential neighborhood of Manchester, the state's largest city, authorities said. Ian MacPherson, 32, was apprehended around 5:00 a.m., three hours after he allegedly shot a policeman in the face and torso. “These men behaved courageously,” Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said at briefing Friday afternoon.

VIDEO: Jodie Foster on directing Money Monster

BBC World News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:50
The Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster talks to Will Gompertz about her new film Money Monster.
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Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in lethal injections

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:50

The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing room at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasPfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. "We are enforcing a distribution restriction for specific products that have been part of, or considered by some states for, their lethal injection protocols," the New York-based drugmaker said on its website. "Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment." The move shuts off the last remaining open market source of drugs used in executions, following similar actions by more than 20 U.S. and European drugmakers, according to a report in the New York Times on Friday.


PREAKNESS 2016: 5 New Shooters to Watch

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:50

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face a slew of new challengers in the Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Runner-up Exaggerator and ninth-place finisher Lani are two Derby horses taking him on again. Here’s a look at some of the new shooters, including possible rising star Stradivari, a pair of colts who […]
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PREAKNESS 2016: 5 New Shooters to Watch

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:50

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face a slew of new challengers in the Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Runner-up Exaggerator and ninth-place finisher Lani are two Derby horses taking him on again. Here’s a look at some of the new shooters, including possible rising star Stradivari, a pair of colts who […]
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PREAKNESS 2016: 5 New Shooters to Watch

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:50

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face a slew of new challengers in the Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Runner-up Exaggerator and ninth-place finisher Lani are two Derby horses taking him on again. Here’s a look at some of the new shooters, including possible rising star Stradivari, a pair of colts who […]

Berkshire's NetJets settles U.S. immigration bias claim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:47

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders walk by a video screen at the company's annual meeting in OmahaThe settlement calls for NetJets to be monitored by the U.S. Department of Justice for two years, improve training of its human resources staff, and pay a $41,480 civil penalty, the department said in a Friday statement. NetJets denied wrongdoing in agreeing to settle, and cooperated in the probe. A NetJets spokesman said the government found "inadvertent errors" in the company's processes for verifying workers' residency.


Actors get engaged during Action News interview

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:45

Actors get engaged during Action News interviewPhiladelphia film talent is on FIRE right now at the Cannes Film Festival.


Bill would block DC government from spending its own money

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would block the District of Columbia government from spending its local tax dollars without approval by Congress.

The Latest: Trial of Baltimore officer to resume Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero, who faces charges stemming from the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray (all times local):

Kosovo & Gibraltar become Fifa members

BBC World News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:39
Kosovo and Gibraltar become the 210th and 211th members of Fifa and can enter World Cup 2018 qualifying.
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Texas court finds school funding flawed but constitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:37

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2013 file photo, teachers, students, parents and school administrators march up Congress Avenue to the state Capitol, in Austin, Texas to a rally for Texas public schools. The Texas Supreme Court has declared the state's school finance system constitutional - a surprise defeat for 600-plus school districts that sued. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)DALLAS (AP) — Texas' school finance system is flawed but constitutional, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday, a surprising, years-in-the-making blow to 600-plus districts that sued to force the conservative Legislature to pump more cash into classrooms.


Alabama university apologizes for T-shirt with racist image

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:33

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university is apologizing after discovering a sorority on the Birmingham campus had T-shirts printed with an image of a black man eating watermelon. Samford University spokesman Philip Poole said Friday that administrators will conduct a review that could lead to disciplinary action against Alpha Delta Pi sorority. He said […]
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Bill would block DC government from spending its own money

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would block the District of Columbia government from spending its local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the subcommittee on government operations, introduced the bill Thursday, according to a copy of the legislation. It […]
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Alabama university apologizes for T-shirt with racist image

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:33

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university is apologizing after discovering a sorority on the Birmingham campus had T-shirts printed with an image of a black man eating watermelon. Samford University spokesman Philip Poole said Friday that administrators will conduct a review that could lead to disciplinary action against Alpha Delta Pi sorority. He said […]
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Bill would block DC government from spending its own money

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would block the District of Columbia government from spending its local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the subcommittee on government operations, introduced the bill Thursday, according to a copy of the legislation. It […]
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