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Man pleads guilty to grabbing, taking off woman’s hijab

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:56

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge after authorities say he grabbed a Muslim woman’s hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight in December and pulled it off. Federal authorities say 37-year-old Gill Parker Payne, of Gastonia, North Carolina, entered the plea Friday. He was charged with […]

Man pleads guilty to grabbing, taking off woman's hijab

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:54
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge after authorities say he grabbed a Muslim woman's hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight in December and pulled it off.

Congress moves closer to requiring draft registration for women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:53

US Marine and Female Engagement Team leader Sgt. Adams and H.N. Crowley sit in armoured vehicle before heading out on an operation in Helmand provinceA U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would require American women to register for the military draft, setting the stage for a fight in Congress over the historic shift in policy later this year. The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the requirement late on Thursday, as an amendment to the $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee approved a similar amendment late last month.


Wife of Chicago cop charged with murder says he no monster: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:53

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke approaches the bench during his hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in ChicagoThe wife of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager said her husband is "not the monster" people think he is, the Chicago Tribune reported on Friday. The wife of officer Jason Van Dyke, Tiffany Van Dyke, in an interview with the newspaper said he is not a trigger-happy, racist cop as he has been portrayed, but a gentle man who wanted to make a difference in law enforcement and loves his two daughters. Jason Van Dyke, 38, has declined to speak with the media since his arrest last fall, when he was charged with first-degree murder almost a year after he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.


The Latest: $429.6M Powerball jackpot winners plan to tithe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:52
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the winners of last Saturday's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot (all times local):

Immigrant mothers: Detention center harmful to kids

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:52

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of immigrant mothers says two Texas detention centers that have been ordered to be licensed to care for children are more like jails that have sickened their kids, affected their mental health and put them in danger. The women testified at an Austin court hearing Friday after an activist […]
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Immigrant mothers: Detention center harmful to kids

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:52

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of immigrant mothers says two Texas detention centers that have been ordered to be licensed to care for children are more like jails that have sickened their kids, affected their mental health and put them in danger. The women testified at an Austin court hearing Friday after an activist […]
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Immigrant mothers: Detention center harmful to kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:52

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of immigrant mothers says two Texas detention centers that have been ordered to be licensed to care for children are more like jails that have sickened their kids, affected their mental health and put them in danger. The women testified at an Austin court hearing Friday after an activist […]

Republican chief: Trump trying very hard to be presidential

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been trying hard lately to act more presidential and needs to keep meeting individually with Republican leaders to win over the party’s trust, the GOP chairman said Friday. Reince Priebus made that assessment in a brief interview with The Associated Press, a day after his party’s presumptive presidential nominee […]
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Republican chief: Trump trying very hard to be presidential

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been trying hard lately to act more presidential and needs to keep meeting individually with Republican leaders to win over the party’s trust, the GOP chairman said Friday. Reince Priebus made that assessment in a brief interview with The Associated Press, a day after his party’s presumptive presidential nominee […]
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Republican chief: Trump trying very hard to be presidential

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been trying hard lately to act more presidential and needs to keep meeting individually with Republican leaders to win over the party’s trust, the GOP chairman said Friday. Reince Priebus made that assessment in a brief interview with The Associated Press, a day after his party’s presumptive presidential nominee […]

Reds’ Ohlendorf suspended 3 games for throwing at Freese

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:44

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Pittsburgh’s David Freese these week after warnings had been issued. Ohlendorf also was fined Friday. He has appealed the penalties, and can pitch until there is a final resolution. The Reds play at Philadelphia this […]
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Reds’ Ohlendorf suspended 3 games for throwing at Freese

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:44

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Pittsburgh’s David Freese these week after warnings had been issued. Ohlendorf also was fined Friday. He has appealed the penalties, and can pitch until there is a final resolution. The Reds play at Philadelphia this […]
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Reds’ Ohlendorf suspended 3 games for throwing at Freese

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:44

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Pittsburgh’s David Freese these week after warnings had been issued. Ohlendorf also was fined Friday. He has appealed the penalties, and can pitch until there is a final resolution. The Reds play at Philadelphia this […]

Widow of church victim: Mural captures husband's spirit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:43

An image of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims of the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., is seen on a mural on a building in Charleston a few blocks from the church on Friday, May 13, 2016. The mural was created by artist Tripp Derrick Barnes to honor the nine shooting victims as the first anniversary of the slayings approaches. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The widow of the pastor gunned down with eight of his parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church last year sees the spirit of her late husband, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, in a new mural honoring the victims.


Wal-Mart shareholder suit over bribery allegations dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:42
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit over alleged bribery involving Wal-Mart's operations in Mexico.

German intelligence agency warns of Russian cyber sabotage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:41
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Friday that Russia is engaged in electronic espionage efforts and appears willing to conduct cyber sabotage against critical infrastructure.

Reporter kicked out of Afghanistan petitions Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:39
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin freelance reporter who says he lost his embed status with the U.S. Army for reporting on an argument that turned deadly at an Afghanistan military base is asking the Supreme Court to take up his case.

Hearing in Oklahoma State parade crash continued to June

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:35
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A judge has delayed until next month a hearing to determine who should pay for an expert witness for the defense of woman charged with crashing into a crowd at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade and killing four people.

Prosecutor rules fatal Washington police shooting justified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:27
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says an officer's fatal shooting of a 32-year-old woman was justified.