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Tennessee man facing new charges over Muslim assault plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:18
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of planning to burn down a mosque in New York is now facing more federal charges.

PHOTOS: 74 sex offenders sought in Del.; new names added

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:15

 74 sex offenders sought in Del.; new names addedDelaware State Police have added four new names to the list of wanted sex offenders, in addition to 70 offenders already on the list.


Correction: Louisiana Chimps Moving story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:08
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story May 3 about chimpanzees, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the organization Project Chimps, that a university laboratory in Louisiana was the first non-federal lab to agree to move all of its chimpanzees to sanctuary. The nonprofit organization said later the New Iberia Research Center was one of the first non-federal programs to release its entire population of research chimps.

WATCH LIVE: 4-alarm fire erupts in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:08

Massive 4-alarm fire erupts in HoustonA massive four-alarm fire at a business in west Houston is sending flames and heavy black smoke into the air.


Dog shot on Illinois bridge recovering from injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:03
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A dog that had been shot and suspended from a rural eastern Illinois bridge is eating and recovering from a long list of injuries.

Correction: Dennis Hastert-Legislation story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:48

FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his sentencing on federal banking charges. Illinois Democratic state Sen. Scott Bennett is responding to the Hastert hush-money case with a proposal to give prosecutors the right to pursue child sex abuse charges no matter how long ago the crimes occurred. Bennett says time should not prevent child molesters from being prosecuted. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story May 4 about Illinois legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid $3.5 million to silence someone who accused him of sexual abuse. Hastert agreed to pay that amount, but he ultimately paid only $1.7 million and the victim is now suing him to collect the rest.


Trump signals willingness to raise U.S. minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:47
(This version of the story corrects the figure for the current minimum wage to $7.25 from $15 in paragraph two) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said on Wednesday he was "open to doing something" with the country's minimum wage, but added that any increase would have to be weighed against a potential loss of competitiveness. "I'm open to doing something with it," Trump said in an interview with CNN, adding that he did not like the current $7.25 an hour level.

Energy sector leads gains for US stocks as oil price rises

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:46

FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks recovered their poise Thursday, May 5, 2016, following an unconvincing start to the month, as investors became cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data that could go a long way to determining whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in June. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Thursday, helped by a sharp drive up in the price of oil, which rose more than 3 percent. Investors are looking ahead to Friday's closely watched jobs report.


Autopsy: Slain Georgia college student was stabbed 4 times

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:41

Fort Valley State University President Paul Jones speaks during a news conference on the stabbing death of freshman student Donnell M. Phelps in Fort Valley, Ga., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Joseph Anthony Scott, 24, fatally stabbed Phelps and wounded campus public safety officer Ernest Johnson. (Jason Vorhees/The Telegraph via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — A student killed on his college campus in central Georgia as he tried to help three female students was stabbed four times in the upper torso, an autopsy found.


Suspect sought in armed robbery of breakfast deli in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:38

Suspect sought in armed robbery of breakfast deli in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in a restaurant robbery in Southwest Philadelphia.


Suspect sought in robbery of breakfast deli in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:35

Suspect sought in armed robbery of breakfast deli in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in a restaurant robbery in Southwest Philadelphia.


Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.61 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:24

In this Monday, April 11, 2016, photo, a home is shown for sale in Miami Beach, Fla. On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise its benchmark interest rate.


Florida mayor faces removal over public records fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:19
DEBARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor faces removal from office in an escalating public records dispute.

Foreign investors at wit's end after developments fizzled

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

In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016, photo, Wei Wang poses with his wife and daughter in their Houston apartment. The Wangs and several other foreign investors had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility in northern Vermont to get green cards. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."


FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:01

FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited rules that bring the burgeoning electronic cigarette industry under federal oversight. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules announced Thursday have the potential to upend the multibillion-dollar electronic cigarette industry just as it is attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.


The Latest: Florida Supreme Court weighs death penalty law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:48
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida Supreme Court weighing whether death row inmates' sentences should be reduced to life in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state's death penalty law was unconstitutional (all times local):

Cinco de Mayo festivities include Puebla menu at White House

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:46

Dancers perform during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Ballet Folklorico Mexico En La Piel performed at the annual Portland event accompanied by the band Mariachi Guadalajara from Jalisco, Mexico. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The calendar says May 5, but it's Cinco de Mayo for anyone celebrating all things Mexican.


New Jersey Transit train collides with vehicle in Riverton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:45

NJ Transit River LINE collides with vehicle in RivertonEmergency crews are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a vehicle in Riverton, Burlington County.


Georgia deputy killed in crash while pursuing vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:33
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy was killed Thursday as officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle, which crashed into his patrol vehicle, authorities said.

House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:32

FILE - In this March 2, 2011, file photo, a clerk holds an electronic cigarette and the filter end that holds the liquid nicotine solution at an E-Smokes store in Aurora, Colo. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It's a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe products. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vape away.