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Kansas defends latest funding fix to keep schools open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 03:08
Stephen McAllister, the state's solicitor general, said the plan signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback in April represents the best the legislature could do to narrow funding disparities among poor and rich school districts in a tough budget year. "No one has come up with a way to make each district exactly equal," he told the justices, adding that the law represents a one-year solution to keep schools open while the legislature continues to work on the issue. Justice Dan Biles questioned how long Kansas would have to operate under "unconstitutional" school funding formulas that have been the target of litigation for years.

Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

NBA - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 03:06

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior government official says the head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party has been executed for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says Motiur Rahman Nizami , leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at […]
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Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 03:06

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior government official says the head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party has been executed for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says Motiur Rahman Nizami , leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at […]
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Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 03:06

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior government official says the head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party has been executed for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says Motiur Rahman Nizami , leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at […]

Former DC mayor's aide gets 6 months in 'shadow campaign'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 03:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — A onetime aide to former District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for his role in an illegal slush fund that helped Gray get elected in 2010.

Ex-US Rep. Mel Reynolds wants to plead guilty in tax case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:59

FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo, former Illinois U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds talks on his cell phone as he leaves federal court in Chicago. In a handwritten filing posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Reynolds says he wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal charges of failing to file a tax return. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said in a handwritten court filing posted Tuesday that he wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal charges of failing to file a tax return.


Program offers college scholarships to immigrant students

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:58

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, left, shakes hands with Donald Graham, co-founder of TheDream.US, during a news conference Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Dover, Del. where it was announced that a partnership with Delaware State University and TheDream.US to give full scholarships to the children of immigrants. Looking on are, Delaware State University president Harry Williams, right, and Sadhana Singh, second from left, originally from Guyana. (Jason Minto/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITDOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States without permanent legal status.


Doctors unsure how to comply with new Utah fetal pain law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:57

Doctors unsure how to comply with new Utah fetal pain lawSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it's unnecessary and impossible to comply with.


It’s not just Alberta: Warming fueled fires are increasing

NBA - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. Earlier this year, large wildfires hit spots on opposite ends of the world — Tasmania and Oklahoma-Kansas. Last year, Alaska and California pushed the U.S. to a record […]
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It’s not just Alberta: Warming fueled fires are increasing

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. Earlier this year, large wildfires hit spots on opposite ends of the world — Tasmania and Oklahoma-Kansas. Last year, Alaska and California pushed the U.S. to a record […]
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It’s not just Alberta: Warming fueled fires are increasing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. Earlier this year, large wildfires hit spots on opposite ends of the world — Tasmania and Oklahoma-Kansas. Last year, Alaska and California pushed the U.S. to a record […]

USDA: Corn crop could reach record 14.4 billion bushels

NBA - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:55

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers are expected to grow a record corn crop this year, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimating the crop at 14.4 billion bushels. That’s 214 million bushels higher than the previous record in the 2014 growing season. The USDA released its initial estimates for the new crop year on […]
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USDA: Corn crop could reach record 14.4 billion bushels

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:55

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers are expected to grow a record corn crop this year, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimating the crop at 14.4 billion bushels. That’s 214 million bushels higher than the previous record in the 2014 growing season. The USDA released its initial estimates for the new crop year on […]
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USDA: Corn crop could reach record 14.4 billion bushels

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:55

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers are expected to grow a record corn crop this year, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimating the crop at 14.4 billion bushels. That’s 214 million bushels higher than the previous record in the 2014 growing season. The USDA released its initial estimates for the new crop year on […]

Navy asks Lockheed to fix issues with littoral combat ships

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:54
The U.S. Navy has sent Lockheed Martin Corp three requests to correct problems, including propulsion-related issues, with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program dating back to May of last year, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday. Lockheed and Australia's Austal are building two separate LCS models in what is one of the Pentagon's biggest acquisition projects. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has said the Navy should pick one supplier for production of future ships.

New Jersey man gets 15 years for conspiring to aid ISIL

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:54
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former office-supply store supervisor who pleaded guilty to conspiracy for helping his brother travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who denied his attorney's request for a lighter sentence.

Meghan Trainor Shares New, Un-Retouched Music Video for 'Me Too'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:49
Pop singer Meghan Trainor pulls new single 'Me Too' video down moments after release due to Photoshop fail.
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South Carolina marks 1st Confederate Day since flag removal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:49

Confederate flags fly near a monument and over the graves of Confederate soldiers at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston., S.C., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. On this day in 1863, Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died. May 10 is observed as Confederate Memorial Day in the Carolinas. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate flag no longer flies on South Carolina's Statehouse grounds, but that didn't dampen the spirits of those gathered Tuesday to commemorate the state's first Confederate Memorial Day since its removal.


NASA’s official exoplanet count more than doubles

NBA - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:48

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Milky Way has just gotten a lot more crowded — with planets. NASA announced Tuesday that the Kepler Space Telescope has validated 1,284 worlds orbiting stars outside our solar system — called exoplanets. That’s on top of the 984 previously confirmed exoplanets detected by Kepler. A statistical analysis led […]
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NASA’s official exoplanet count more than doubles

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:48

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Milky Way has just gotten a lot more crowded — with planets. NASA announced Tuesday that the Kepler Space Telescope has validated 1,284 worlds orbiting stars outside our solar system — called exoplanets. That’s on top of the 984 previously confirmed exoplanets detected by Kepler. A statistical analysis led […]
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