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Live-action, high-tech Marvel theme park to tour this summer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:04
NEW YORK (AP) — That children's fantasy of fighting alongside — instead of just watching — favorite superheroes like Iron Man and Spider-Man is a step closer.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:01

AP10ThingsToSee - Auriane Canesse, geologist and health and safety officer for Crew 153, takes magnetic readings of the ground using a large rectangular apparatus near the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The landscape's resemblance to the red planet has made it a hot spot for teams of geologists, biologists and engineers from around the world who have been coming for more than a decade to simulate missions to the mysterious planet in hopes of providing critical research to for future trips to Mars. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:01

AP10ThingsToSee - Auriane Canesse, geologist and health and safety officer for Crew 153, takes magnetic readings of the ground using a large rectangular apparatus near the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The landscape's resemblance to the red planet has made it a hot spot for teams of geologists, biologists and engineers from around the world who have been coming for more than a decade to simulate missions to the mysterious planet in hopes of providing critical research to for future trips to Mars. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Woman: Driver's license mistakenly ID'd me as sex offender

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:50
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando-area woman says she plans to file a defamation lawsuit after she was issued a driver's license that mistakenly labeled her a sexual predator.

U.S. reviewing court ruling on NSA phone data program: attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:46
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday the Department of Justice was reviewing a court decision that revived a challenge to a controversial National Security Agency program that collected the records of millions of Americans' phone calls. A federal judge on Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union that said the program violates people's privacy.

Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:46

Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crashA northeastern Pennsylvania police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for an on-duty crash a year ago during which investigators say he reached speeds of more than 110 mph.


Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:46

Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crashA northeastern Pennsylvania police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for an on-duty crash a year ago during which investigators say he reached speeds of more than 110 mph.


N.Y. lawmaker pleads guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:41
A New York state assemblyman pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Binghamton, New York, to charges that he improperly claimed nearly $55,000 in travel expenses for trips that never occurred, the latest in a string of public corruption cases that have roiled Albany. Democrat William Scarborough, who represented the New York City borough of Queens and won re-election last year despite pending federal and state charges, has agreed to resign from the legislature as part of his plea agreement, officials said. Scarborough was also scheduled to plead guilty later on Wednesday in Albany to state charges that he misappropriated more than $40,000 in campaign donations for his own personal use, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. The guilty plea comes days after Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged the state Senate majority leader, Dean Skelos, and his son Adam with pressuring two companies to pay Adam Skelos more than $200,000 in exchange for the senator’s support on legislation.

N.Y. lawmaker pleads guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:41
A New York state assemblyman pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Binghamton, New York, to charges that he improperly claimed nearly $55,000 in travel expenses for trips that never occurred, the latest in a string of public corruption cases that have roiled Albany. Democrat William Scarborough, who represented the New York City borough of Queens and won re-election last year despite pending federal and state charges, has agreed to resign from the legislature as part of his plea agreement, officials said. Scarborough was also scheduled to plead guilty later on Wednesday in Albany to state charges that he misappropriated more than $40,000 in campaign donations for his own personal use, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. The guilty plea comes days after Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged the state Senate majority leader, Dean Skelos, and his son Adam with pressuring two companies to pay Adam Skelos more than $200,000 in exchange for the senator’s support on legislation.

Parents accused of giving kids drugs as 'bargaining tool'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:39
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A couple gave their teenage daughters cocaine and marijuana if they went to school and did household chores, authorities said.

Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:36

FILE - In this July 6, 2011 file photo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, and her husband, David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, arrive at the Sun Valley Inn for the Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Goldberg died in an accident while exercising at a Mexican vacation resort on Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK (AP) — What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile job following the unexpected death of her husband.


Police: Oklahoma City woman found dead in storm shelter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:29
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma City woman apparently drowned after taking cover in an underground storm shelter that later flooded.

Police: Oklahoma City woman found dead in storm shelter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:29
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma City woman apparently drowned after taking cover in an underground storm shelter that later flooded.

Three Wisconsin inmates escape from minimum-security prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:24
(Reuters) - Three inmates were on the run on Thursday after escaping a minimum-security prison in western Wisconsin, causing an area school district to cancel classes, authorities said. Jesse Fairley, 26, Andre Lee Vance, 21, and Kyle Peterson, 19, broke out of the St. Croix Correctional Center in New Richmond, about 45 miles east of Minneapolis, on Wednesday evening, the New Richmond Police Department said in a statement. The New Richmond schools canceled classes on Thursday as a precaution for student safety, officials said in a statement. The New Richmond Police Department was not immediately available for comment.

Three Wisconsin inmates escape from minimum-security prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:24
(Reuters) - Three inmates were on the run on Thursday after escaping a minimum-security prison in western Wisconsin, causing an area school district to cancel classes, authorities said. Jesse Fairley, 26, Andre Lee Vance, 21, and Kyle Peterson, 19, broke out of the St. Croix Correctional Center in New Richmond, about 45 miles east of Minneapolis, on Wednesday evening, the New Richmond Police Department said in a statement. The New Richmond schools canceled classes on Thursday as a precaution for student safety, officials said in a statement. The New Richmond Police Department was not immediately available for comment.

White House: working with lawmakers on reforms to NSA phone metadata program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:22
The White House said on Thursday that it is evaluating a new court ruling that a National Security Agency program that collected data from millions of Americans' phone calls was not authorized by Congress. "Without commenting on the ruling today, the president has been clear that he believes we should end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it currently exists by creating an alternative mechanism to preserve the program’s essential capabilities without the government holding the bulk data," said Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

Italy, U.S. say break up mafia cocaine ring run out of pizzeria

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:18

A man identified as Pino Fazio is escorted by Italian policemen after being detained during Operation Columbus in PianopoliBy Steve Scherer and Cristiano Corvino ROME/PIANOPOLI, Italy (Reuters) - Italian and U.S. agents broke up a major cocaine trafficking network run out of a New York City pizzeria, detaining 13 Italians with links to organized crime on Thursday, police said. Italy's elite SCO police and FBI agents captured the men as they slept in their homes in the southern Italian region of Calabria and held them on charges of conspiracy to run an international drug trafficking ring, police added. The year-long investigation, dubbed Operation Columbus, was led by federal investigators in Brooklyn and prosecutors in Calabria, the region that is home to the 'Ndrangheta, a mafia group on the Italian mainland akin to Sicily's Cosa Nostra.


Man shot twice in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:18

Man shot twice in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 19-year-old man was shot twice in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


5 injured after SEPTA bus, U-Haul crash in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:08

5 injured after SEPTA bus, U-Haul crash in North PhiladelphiaFive people were injured when a SEPTA bus collided with a U-Haul trailer in North Philadelphia.