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Group: Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 16 sec ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there — and a watchdog group said Tuesday that a less-vulnerable storage space is needed.

Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 27 sec ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With the fate of hundreds of Florida death row inmates in limbo, a group of former top judges and legal officials called on the state Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now awaiting execution.

Teachers' 'sickout' shuts Detroit public schools again

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 43 sec ago

Downtown Detroit is seen from a vacant lot, looking south along Woodward AvenueNearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second straight day on Tuesday as teachers called in sick to protest news the cash-strapped school system will run out of money to pay employees at the end of June. Ninety-four of the city's 97 public schools were closed as a result of the "sickout," said Chrystal Wilson, a spokeswoman for Michigan's largest public school system. The teachers' union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, said in a statement it is seeking a guarantee teachers will get paid for their work.


CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. (SANA via AP)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.


The Latest: Michigan panel approves Detroit school plan

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago

Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them will not get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Tuesday (all times local):


The Latest: Civil trial starts for anti-abortion activist

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 4 min ago

FILE - In this April 20, 2011 file photo, Angel Dillard of Valley Center, Kan. arrives at the U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Wichita, Kan. Opening statements are expected Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in the 2011 lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against Dillard, an anti -abortion activist, over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the civil trial of an anti-abortion activist accused of threatening a Kansas doctor (all times local):


Once a powerbroker, ex-NY Assembly speaker awaits sentence

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 5 min ago

FILE- In this April 14, 2016 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves court in New York. Silver will learn his fate following his November conviction in a $5 million corruption case. Judge Valerie Caproni is scheduled to sentence the Manhattan Democrat on Tuesday, May 3. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for more than two decades, awaited his sentence on federal corruption charges Tuesday in one the steepest falls from grace in the state's lineup of crooked politicians.


Woman describes partial collapse of her home in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 6 min ago

Woman describes partial collapse of her home in Northeast PhiladelphiaAction News has learned a woman made it out safely when part of her home collapsed in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia.


Guantanamo workforce to include SC National Guard unit

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 7 min ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from South Carolina are on tap to join U.S. forces operating the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Grandmother: Teacher makes boy hang from chalkboard by belt

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 7 min ago
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her grandson's teacher made him hang by his belt from the top of a chalkboard as punishment.

Ohio man accused of killing 3 women told police of his rage

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 8 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — A recording shows an Ohio man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags told police during an interrogation that he strangled two of them during fits of rage.

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over fatal beating by police

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 11 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's fatal beating by police.

Man arrested after toddler stabbed to death in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 13 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man is suspected of stabbing his live-in girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter in their home, killing the little girl and critically wounding her mother, who was five months pregnant, authorities said Tuesday.

A look at past NY state lawmakers convicted of corruption

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 14 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After wielding power for decades as one of the state's most influential politicians, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is set to be sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of using his office to trade favors for millions of dollars in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat will join a long and growing list of state lawmakers who have been sentenced for crimes including bribery, conspiracy, tax evasion, fraud and racketeering. More than 30 lawmakers have left office since 2000 facing criminal or ethical allegations.

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 16 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's fatal beating by police.

New Jersey inmate escapes from prison weeks before parole

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 17 min ago

New Jersey inmate escapes from prison weeks before paroleAuthorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison in New Jersey weeks before he was due for parole.


Department says it lacked access probing inmate's death

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 18 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials say they were unable to complete a thorough investigation into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate because they didn't have enough authority to access certain records and interview key employees.

Cousins were selling drugs when shot, wounded in North Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 20 min ago

Cousins were selling drugs when shot, wounded in North Philadelphia, police sayPolice tell Action News they now believe two cousins were selling drugs when they were shot and wounded in North Philadelphia.


Yearbook prank lands high school student felony charge

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 25 min ago

This undated booking photo provided by the Mesa Police Department, in Mesa, Ariz., shows Hunter Osborn. The Arizona high school student is facing dozens of charges after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in a yearbook handed out to some 3400 students. (Mesa Police Department via AP)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in the school yearbook.