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Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:17

Area residents pay their respects at a makeshift memorial, near the site where two Mississippi police officers were killed, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Hattiesburg, Miss. The officers were shot to death during an evening traffic stop turned violent, a state law enforcement spokesman said Sunday. Three suspects were in custody, including two who are charged with capital murder. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Activists threaten to sue for captive whale Lolita’s freedom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:07

Lolita the Killer Whale is fed a fish by a trainer during a show at the Miami SeaquariumBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Activists said on Monday they would sue a Florida aquarium for violating the Endangered Species Act if it does not improve living conditions for Lolita, a killer whale in captivity for more than four decades. The Miami Seaquarium has 60 days to address the facility’s alleged shortfalls that include a small enclosure, life without another whale, and twice-daily performances in the searing Florida sun, said activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration added Lolita to the endangered species list in early February, opening the door to potential lawsuits.


Car slams into construction equipment in Milltown, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:03

Car slams into construction equipment in Milltown, Del.A woman was seriously injured when her car struck a piece of heavy construction equipment in New Castle County.


Oregon family upset after being removed from flight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:30
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman says her family was removed from a United Airlines flight because her autistic teen daughter was deemed "disruptive."

No rating improvement for New York City jail health provider

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:18

FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a bus drives past the the entrance to Rikers Island in New York. Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review, according to an evaluation obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review, according to an evaluation obtained by The Associated Press.


Fox's new schedule for next season

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:11
Fox network's prime-time schedule for the fall, all times Eastern:

1 dead in apartment fire in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:04

1 dead in apartment fire in KensingtonOne person is dead and 3 people injured following a fire in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


US defends record before top UN human rights body

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:58
BERLIN (AP) — The United States heard widespread concern Monday over excessive use of force by law-enforcement officials against minorities as it faced the U.N.'s main human rights body for a review of its record.

4 hurt in apartment fire in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:22

1 dead in apartment fire in KensingtonFour people have been taken to area hospitals following a fire in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


School principal apologizes for controversial graduation outburst

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:13

School principal apologizes for controversial graduation outburstThe principal of a private school in Georgia is apologizing for what some people are calling racist comments caught on camera during a graduation ceremony.


Former CIA officer could face long prison term in leaks case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 19:34
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions is making his final pitch for a lenient sentence.

4th Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting of 2 Mississippi Cops

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 19:15
4 charged in fatal shooting.

2 hurt in fast-moving apartment fire in East Windsor Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 19:06

2 hurt in fast-moving apartment fire in East Windsor Twp., N.J.A witness reported seeing one resident jumping from a second floor apartment. That man and a firefighter were taken to an area hospital.


Over 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 18:58

Over 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas stormAbout two dozen people were injured and some homes destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van in northeast Texas, an emergency management official said.


3 hurt in fast-moving apartment fire in East Windsor Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 18:20

2 hurt in fast-moving apartment fire in East Windsor Twp., N.J.A witness reported seeing one resident jumping from a second floor apartment. Two others were treated for injuries, including a firefighter.


Man, woman charged with murdering two policemen in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:43

Marvin Banks, Joanie Calloway and Curtis Banks are shown in this combo of three undated police handout photo in Hattiesburg, MississippiBy Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A man and woman in Mississippi were arrested and charged with murder on Sunday after two police officers were shot dead a day earlier while conducting a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, officials said. Marvin Banks, 29, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were each charged with two counts of capital murder, police said. Banks' brother Curtis, 26, was also arrested and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. DuPree said members of the public quickly helped bring to justice those behind the first killing of a police officer in the city for more than 30 years.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 15:02
"I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I'm not joking." — Cuban President Raul Castro after visiting with Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working on easing Cuban-U.S. relations.

San Francisco commuters snub public transit for $6 bus ride

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:05

In this April 14, 2015 photo, Leap commuters use their smartphones during a bus ride in San Francisco. A company called Leap, a bus company that offers rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks, launched the service last month with morning and evening commutes that follow public bus routes between the tony Marina district and the heart of downtown San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The compact city that inspired ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft is offering a new way to get to work: fancy $6 big-bus rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks.


1 person killed in gunfire; pregnant woman among the injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:48
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio emergency official says five people were wounded, including one fatally, when gunfire erupted on Cleveland's west side.

From Rockies east, severe weather casts a wide net

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:59

Rain clouds hang over the press box during a delay in the Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)South Dakota was the center of weather extremes Sunday, with a tornado damaging a small town and injuring at least nine people on the eastern side of the state and more than a foot of snow blanketing the Black Hills to the west.