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Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:22

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbrokenThe stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.


Freight moving again through DC derailment site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — A CSX spokesman says freight has begun moving again through the site of a weekend train derailment in Washington.

Airbus advises rotor checks of Norway helicopter crash model

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:20
HELSINKI (AP) — Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer of the EC-225LP helicopter that crashed in western Norway last week, killing all 13 people on board, has sent an advisory to all customers using the same Airbus model to inspect the suspension bars and fittings of the main rotor, which came loose from the aircraft just before it crashed on a tiny island, the company.

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:19

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)DENVER (AP) — Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him.


Person rescued from interior building collapse in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:04

Person rescued from interior building collapse in West PhiladelphiaFire crews were on the scene of a interior building collapse in West Philadelphia.


New Orleans man found competent for trial in teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:56
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 54-year-old New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old and wounding the boy's teenage brother in retaliation for being bumped off his bicycle has been found competent to stand trial.

NY-based firm's founder sues decorator over $845K yacht bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:55
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Billionaire Thomas Golisano is suing his Rochester-based interior decorator, claiming she overcharged him hundreds of thousands of dollars for furnishings for his 240-foot Florida yacht.

US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:51

FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, a sailboat makes its way past the container ship MSC Ivana as she is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for March. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.


Producers Dairy expands their operation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:38

Producers Dairy expands their operationOne of Fresno's oldest businesses opens a new plant.


Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:30

This Friday, March 18, 2016, photo shows drones readied prior to races held by the Drone Racing League at a vacant mall in Hawthorne, Calif. In drone racing, a crash means bits of plastic go flying, a replacement is grabbed, and no harm done. For now, bragging rights are the main stakes. Drone racing leagues would love to follow sports like poker into the mainstream with big TV audiences and sponsorships. But getting sponsors and fans is also a race against time. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective "Whoa!" as pieces of his aircraft, which has just smashed into a concrete barrier, go flying.


As Trump becomes presumptive nominee, China urges objectivity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:29
By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged people in the United States to take a rational and objective view of the relationship between the two countries, after Republican front-runner Donald Trump became the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Trump has proposed that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45 percent and asserted that China had waged "economic war" against the United States, taking American jobs. On Sunday, he compared the U.S. trade deficit with China to rape.

FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:25

 Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan storesThe FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores.


Suspect shot in legs by police in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:19

Suspect shot in legs by police in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was shot in the legs after he fired a shot at officers in Southwest Philadelphia.


Workers lose benefits as Verizon strike continues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:14

Workers lose benefits as Verizon strike continuesAfter three weeks Verizon workers are still on strike. But this past weekend they lost their health insurance benefits.


Detroit teachers return to classrooms after 2 days out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:08

Detroit Federation of Teachers President Ivy Bailey addresses teachers outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit school classes resumed Wednesday after teachers received assurances that they will be fully paid for the school year. Two consecutive days of mass teacher sick-outs closed the schools and gave nearly 45,000 schoolchildren unscheduled days off.


Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:01

European Council President Donald Tusk, right, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, welcome Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival for an EU Japan leaders' meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will not approve contingency savings measures that the International Monetary Fund is demanding in case the country does not meet budget targets set out by bailout lenders, an official said Wednesday.


Police chief who called for marathon bomber's burial retires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:49
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts police chief who made national news in 2013 when he publicly pleaded for someone to step forward and bury the body of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is retiring.

Local Ted Cruz supporters react to him dropping out of the race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:44

Local Ted Cruz supporters react to him dropping out of the raceSenator Ted Cruz had solid support in the Central Valley, so it was a surprise to some to see Cruz drop out of the presidential race.


U.S. warns of more risks in Iraq after Navy SEAL's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:36

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter testifies on operations against the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in WashingtonSTUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter cautioned on Wednesday of risks ahead in the campaign against Islamic State as he confirmed the identity of a Navy SEAL killed during attack by the militant group in northern Iraq on Tuesday.


Swiss defense chief says hackers targeted his ministry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:10
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's defense minister says his department was targeted by hackers in January and is indicating that the motive was industrial espionage.