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Basset hounds stay at dying baby's side until the very end

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:31

Basset hounds stay at dying baby's side until the very endA family's two pet dogs refused to leave the side of a terminally ill baby girl as she lay dying.


New procedure rids patients of unwanted cellulite

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:28

New procedure rids patients of unwanted celluliteIt's often unaffectionately referred to as cottage cheese, and diet and exercise are ineffective in getting rid of unsightly cellulite. But a new, minimally invasive procedure is showing big promise in bringing back the short shorts.


Police searching for man accused of shooting outside Antioch McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:23

Police searching for man accused of shooting outside Antioch McDonald'sAntioch police are searching for a man accused of shooting at a drive-thru window and injuring a person at a McDonald's in Antioch Wednesday.


7 On Your Side: Woman seeks payment after car damaged while at tire shop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:16

 Woman seeks payment after car damaged while at tire shopWhen you take your car in to be serviced, the last thing you would expect is for it to come back damaged, but a Richmond woman says that's exactly what happened when she brought her car in for new tires.


Report: Prince was set to meet Mill Valley doctor before death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:12

 Prince was set to meet Mill Valley doctor before deathThe cause of Prince's death has still not been released, though there has been some suspicion of drug addiction, or maybe an overdose. And now a new detail released Wednesday is adding to the mystery and it has local connections.


AccuWeather: Still Cloudy, Still Cool and Damp

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:12

 Still Cloudy, Still Cool and DampMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says some steady rain moves through Friday before gradual clearing over the weekend.


CA no longer key state in GOP primary election after Trump becomes presumptive nominee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:08

CA no longer key state in GOP primary election after Trump becomes presumptive nomineeLess than a week after all three Republican presidential candidates swept through California, touting its role in deciding the party's next nominee, there was a knockout blow in Indiana -- a decisive victory for Donald Trump.


College in Gilroy considers arming security guards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:01

College in Gilroy considers arming security guardsStudents and faculty at a normally quiet South Bay college are battling over whether to arm security guards on their 12,000 student campus.


Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

Protesters rally against sugary drink tax in Center City

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

Protesters rally against sugary drink tax in Center CityBusiness owners, soda workers and consumers gathered Wednesday in Center City to protest the city's proposed tax on sugary drinks.


'Grim Sleeper' suspect had conviction for gang rape in Germany, DA discloses

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

'Grim Sleeper' suspect had conviction for gang rape in Germany, DA disclosesAs the jury began deliberations, the district attorney's office disclosed that "Grim Sleeper" suspect was convicted for a gang rape in Germany while he served in the U.S. Army.


Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:39

Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,m in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit schools reopened Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid.


Chicago teachers sidestep strike date, tout $502 million funding plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:26
The Chicago Teachers Union withheld the threat on Wednesday of imminent strike action, instead floating a $502 million revenue package as part of a “self-help” plan to stabilize finances in the United State's third largest school system. The revenue plan, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and school administrators criticized, emerged as the union made clear its members would not walk off their jobs on May 16th over stalled contract negotiations. “We have identified half a billion dollars that can triage the bleeding at CPS,” CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said in a statement.

Powerball jackpot reaches $361M

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:16

Powerball jackpot reaches $361MThe Powerball jackpot is creeping higher again. No one has won the full jackpot since March 2 and the multi-state lottery estimates Wednesday night's drawing will be worth $361 million.


Illinois families sue over transgender access to locker room

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:13
CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of families took legal action Wednesday in a bid to stop a suburban Chicago school district from allowing a transgender student to use a girls' locker room and restroom, arguing the policy trampled on the privacy rights of other students.

Case dropped against Arizona student facing charges for yearbook prank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:09
An Arizona prosecutor will not press criminal charges against a Phoenix-area high school student arrested for exposing his penis in a football team photograph published in the school’s yearbook, police said on Wednesday. The case against Hunter Osborn, 19, will be dropped after the Maricopa County attorney declined to prosecute the Red Mountain High School student, the Mesa Police Department said in a statement. “At this time all parties involved no longer desire prosecution and the case will be closed,” said Steve Berry, a Mesa police spokesman.

Latest: House tries to rally votes for Detroit schools bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:59

Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,m in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Detroit's financially struggling schools, which saw teacher sick-outs this week (all times local):


California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:39

FILE- In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Brown must sign, veto or return the bills to the Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, or they automatically become law on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.


Orange County authorities investigating string of armed robberies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:47

Orange County authorities investigating string of armed robberiesAn armed robber struck three convenience stores in Orange County overnight, and now police are hoping surveillance video will help them figure out if the same person is responsible for all three crimes.


Ex-officer in San Francisco text scandal pleads not guilty to unrelated charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:37
Jason Lai pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts of unlawful access and use of criminal and Department of Motor Vehicle information, said Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. The charges of unlawfully accessing the database grew out of an investigation of a sexual assault allegation - ultimately unproven - against Lai.