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The Latest: Chamber head says gay-rights failure hurts state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:52
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the decision of Indiana Republican lawmakers to abandon efforts this year to extend anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation (all times local):

Fast-growing motorcycle group is largely for law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:51

In this undated photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections, shows corrections officer Derrick Duran, whom the department identified as being involved with a fatal shooting between motorcycle club members at the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colo. Duran has been placed on paid leave while authorities investigate. (Colorado Department of Corrections via AP)DENVER (AP) — One of the nation's fastest-growing motorcycle clubs is composed largely of military, police officers and prison guards. It also embraces the regalia and traditions of outlaw biker gangs — a choice that has provoked deadly clashes with other groups.


The Latest: Teachers' union wants local control for district

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:48

This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley at a news conference in Saginaw, Mich. Earley, the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit's troubled school district, is leaving the job about 4½ months early, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local):


Expert: Deputy justifiably shot unarmed man over dark object

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:41
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy justifiably shot and paralyzed an unarmed black man because the man's actions made the deputy believe he was drawing a gun and was about to shoot him, a police training expert told a federal court jury Tuesday.

US Education official apologizes for judgment, collapses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:40

 Investigation of the CIO' on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's chief information officer collapsed Tuesday after undergoing grueling questioning from lawmakers about his work on side businesses with subordinates, failure to pay taxes on his profits and award of a government contract to a friend's company.


Chicago schools to cut spending after teachers reject offer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:39
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will cut about $165 million from its current budget through layoffs and lower pension contributions after its contract offer to teachers was rejected on Monday, school Chief Executive Forrest Claypool said on Tuesday. "We do not want to do this," Claypool told reporters, referring to the planned cuts. Bond investors became skittish last week over proposed legislation backed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and fellow Republicans to take over the troubled school system and potentially allow it to file for municipal bankruptcy.

House GOP to vote to repeal Obama's health care law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans launched their latest, doomed try to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Tuesday. With no chance of succeeding, the House vote was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

Controller: Mismanaged mail a big problem in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:38

 Mismanaged mail a big problem in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia officials unveiled some serious mismanagement at the city's mail distribution center.


Oklahoma ex-school band director charged with having sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:34
A former Oklahoma school band director was arrested on Tuesday on charges of having sex with a girl under his direction when he was working at a middle school, police said. Kyle Whitmus, 33, faces five counts of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 14, the Oklahoma State Board of Investigation said. Investigators believe Whitmus had a sexual relationship with a preteen girl at the Luther Middle School just east of Oklahoma City.

Report finds issues in state's response to Baltimore unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:33
BALTIMORE (AP) — Weaknesses in Maryland's response to last year's civil unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray included the inexperience of some emergency management staff and reliance on inaccurate information, according to a new state report.

Things to know about Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:32

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 201, file photo, purchased items from Urban Outfitters' Navajo line are shown in Tempe, Ariz. The Navajo Nation is suing Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the "Navajo" name from its products. The lawsuit filed late Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in U.S. Federal Court in New Mexico alleges trademark infringements and violations of the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.


Law enforcement accused of cover-up in shooting of Oregon occupier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:29

A pro-militia supporter holds a constitution while chanting "Hands up. Don't Shoot" during a protest outside the Harney County Courthouse in Burns, OregonPORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The family of an Oregon wildlife refuge occupier accused the FBI and state police on Tuesday of covering up the circumstances surrounding his fatal shooting last week by law enforcement.


The Latest: Expert: unarmed man could have flashed cellphone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:20
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a lawsuit filed by a young black man who was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's deputy in 2013. (all times local):

Credit card data breach at Philadelphia, New Jersey restaurants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:19

Credit card data breach at Philadelphia, New Jersey restaurantsA number of restaurants in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area have been affected by a credit card data breach, Landry's, Inc. and Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos announced Tuesday.


No case against topless backers of 'Free the Nipple' cause

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:18
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a case against two women ticketed for going topless at a town beach, a case that led to a Facebook spat among legislators about a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for women to expose their nipples in public.

Chaka Fattah Jr. sentenced to 5 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:17

Chaka Fattah Jr. sentenced to 5 years in prisonA federal judge has sentenced Chaka Fattah Jr. to five years in prison.


Hit-and-run leaves 2 children, woman hurt in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:14

Hit-and-run leaves 2 children, woman hurt in Point BreezeA hit-and-run in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia has left a woman and two children injured.


Bid to ensure transparency of execution drugs hits roadblock

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:13
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.

Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:12
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo, saying it's concerned the zoo wasn't equipped to care for the animal.

Oklahoma high school wrestlers plead not guilty to rape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:10
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Four Oklahoma high school wrestlers have pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually assaulting two other wrestlers.