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2 junior high girls cited, suspended for tainting treats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:10
FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Two girls who put dishwashing liquid and a piece of dead skin in baked treats for students visiting a western Pennsylvania junior high school have been suspended and cited for disorderly conduct.

US criticizes Romania central bank for "anti-Semitic" coin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:02
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. Embassy has criticized Romania's central bank for releasing a coin bearing the image of a former bank governor who it said actively promoted anti-Semitism.

Police: 4 more boys arrested in Jewish school bus fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say four more boys have been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a Jewish school bus in Brooklyn.

Is NYC too close for celebs' comfort? Writer nixes a move

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:48

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York. After testifying at his stalker's trial, having run-ins with photographers, and being suspended from his ultimately short-lived MSNBC show because of his behavior during one of the encounters, Baldwin wrote a New York magazine cover story in 2014 decrying the constant tabloid coverage of his comings and goings. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When famed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates backed away from moving into a Brooklyn brownstone, he gave voice to celebrities' qualms about city living.


Honda reports quarterly loss on strong yen, air-bag recall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:45
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is reporting a 93.4 billion yen ($860 million) loss for January-March, as the Japanese automaker is hit by costs for a massive air-bag recall and an unfavorable shift in exchange rates.

Auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin possibly hijacked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:36

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing. The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Martin is going up for auction online. The auction begins Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. EDT and the bidding starts at $5,000. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)MIAMI (AP) — Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin appeared to have been hijacked by fake accounts posting astronomically high bids.


New Jersey winners of $429.6M Powerball jackpot to come forward today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:35

New Jersey winners of $429.6M Powerball jackpot to come forward todayThe winners of the largest single jackpot-winning ticket ever sold in New Jersey will be introduced to the public Friday.


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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:15

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Karate instructor charged with rape; more victims possible

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:28

Karate instructor charged with rape; more victims possibleA Delaware karate instructor is charged with multiple counts of rape, and police are concerned there may be other victims out there.


Driver hurt after car hits wall in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:27

Driver hurt after car hits wall in Northeast PhiladelphiaA driver was injured after crashing into a retaining wall in Northeast Philadelphia.


Memorial ceremony held for victims of Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:26

Memorial ceremony held for victims of Amtrak crashFamilies of the victims of the Amtrak 188 derailment were joined Thursday night by first responders in remembrance of the eight killed and 200 others injured.


Hong Kong economy shrinks in 1Q on global economic weakness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:22
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's economy contracted in the latest quarter as the weak global economy and poor local conditions weighed on the southern Chinese business hub.

2 people wounded in Camden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:19

2 people wounded in Camden shootingTwo people were hurt after a gunman fired a barrage of bullets in Camden.


FBI agents seize documents in orthodox Jewish community

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:01

FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, a new housing unit, left, is under construction in Kiryas Joel, N.Y. Agents with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have seized documents from the Hasidic village on May 12, 2016, as part of an ongoing investigation. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) — Agents with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have seized documents from a New York Hasidic Jewish village.


World's oldest person dies in New York City, aged 116

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:53

Susannah Mushatt Jones (C), known as "Miss Susie" is wheeled into a celebration for her 116th birthday with family members, local dignitaries, and friends in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkJones' death makes Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, a 116-year-old woman in Italy, the oldest living person, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Jones, who was born in the southern U.S. state of Alabama in 1899, was the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves. After graduating from high school she moved north in 1922 to New Jersey and then New York, where she worked as a housekeeper and childcare provider, according to Guinness World Records and the Vandalia Senior Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, where she lived.


'Folks back home' have varying views on N. Carolina LGBT law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:37

In this photo taken Thursday, May 12, 2016, signage is seen outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. North Carolina is in a legal battle over a state law that requires transgender people to use the public restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate. The ADA-compliant bathroom signs were designed by artist Peregrine Honig. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)EDEN, N.C. (AP) — In defending a law limiting protections for LGBT people, North Carolina's powerful Republican Senate leader recently said that "folks back home" couldn't understand the outcry that's included loud demonstrations, and dozens of arrests, over the law.


IMF warns EU exit risks London's status as financial hub

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:34
LONDON (AP) — London's status as a global financial center could be eroded should Britain vote to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum, the International Monetary Fund warned Friday.

New cyberattack made on bank, financial supervisor warns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:55
BRUSSELS (AP) — International money transfer supervisor Swift has warned that a new cyberattack has been made against a bank, which it did not name, and has urged its clients to urgently review their security systems.

German economy accelerates, grows 0.7 percent in 1st quarter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:46
BERLIN (AP) — The German economy accelerated in the first quarter, growing 0.7 percent compared with the previous three-month period thanks to spending at home and mild winter weather that boosted construction, official data showed Friday.

"Geek Love" author Katherine Dunn dead at 70

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 14:25

 Dispatches from the World of Boxing." Dunn, who was famous for her novel "Geek Love," died at age 70 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at her home in Portland, Ore. Dunn died of complications from lung cancer, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Writer Katherine Dunn, who was famous for her novel "Geek Love," died at her Portland, Oregon home Wednesday. She was 70.