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AP FACT CHECK: In Republican debate, flubs and funny numbers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:01

Jeb Bush speaks as John Kasich, left, and Marco Rubio listen during Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson botched the economic effect of minimum wage increases. Jeb Bush again pitched a dubious target for economic growth. Marco Rubio, in a tale about plumbers and philosophers, undersold the value of a college education.

Sexy Victoria's Secret lingerie show hits 20-year mark

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:45

Model Lily Aldridge walks the runway wearing the $2 million 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra, as The Weeknd performs during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in New York. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on Tuesday, December 8th at 10pm EST. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Some lit up, others were pretty — and patriotic — in pink and still more burst forth like fireworks.

Police: Man breaks into apartment, rapes 6-year-old girl in Hatfield Township

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:44

 Man breaks into apartment, rapes 6-year-old girl in Hatfield TownshipA man has been accused of breaking into a Montgomery County apartment and raping a 6-year-old girl in her bedroom.

Owner: 9 aboard business jet in deadly Ohio building crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:42

A firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, where authorities say a small business jet crashed. The plane burst into flames and disintegrated after impact. It was unclear how many people were on board. (Scott Ferrell via AP)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A small business jet whose owner said it was carrying nine people crashed into an apartment building with a huge bang on Tuesday, shaking furniture in homes several blocks away. Authorities hadn't confirmed how many people were aboard but said there were at least two deaths and they didn't expect any survivors.

North Wales' Joe McKeehen defeats Marlton's Josh Beckley to win World Series of Poker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:34

North Wales' Joe McKeehen defeats Marlton's Josh Beckley to win World Series of PokerMontgomery County poker pro Joe McKeehen won the World Series of Poker Tuesday night, taking home $7.68 million.

The Latest: MU investigating 'threats' on social media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:34

Supporters gather after the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (Matt Hellman/Missourian via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local):

New York governor raising minimum wage for state employees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:31

Mayank Patel of Scranton participates in a rally fighting to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and the right to form unions during a protest on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015. (Jake Danna Stevens/Times-Tribune via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined a throng of union workers and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage in lower Manhattan on Tuesday and formally announced he would be using his executive authority to make sure it went up for at least one group of workers — state employees.

Police: Person of interest in judge's attack held in slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:28

This undated booking photo provided by the Sugar Land Police Department shows Chimene Hamilton Onyeri. Onyeri, who was arrested on unrelated charges in Houston will be questioned as a "person of interest" in the shooting of a Texas state judge outside her Austin home. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, that Onyeri is a person of interest but hasn't been charged in the attack on Judge Julie Kocurek, who was wounded as she arrived at her Austin home. (Sugar Land Police Department via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man being investigated in the shooting and wounding of a Texas judge last week was charged Tuesday with murder in an unrelated Houston slaying, police said.

Boy aged 8 charged with beating to death baby in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:22
The little boy, who was not identified, beat one-year-old Kelci Devine Lewis to death last month because she would not stop crying, said Lt. Sean Edwards, Birmingham police spokesman. The boy is in the care of the state's child welfare agency, the Department of Human Resources, Edwards said. "This is by far one of the saddest cases that I've witnessed since I became a police officer," Edwards said during a news conference, broadcast on the local Fox news station.

China's anti-graft agency targets deputy Beijing party boss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:16
BEIJING (AP) — A Communist Party official in Beijing and a deputy mayor of Shanghai have joined the rapidly growing list of prominent political figures ensnared in an anti-corruption crackdown.

The Latest: Joe McKeehen wins World Series of Poker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest from the final day of the World Series of Poker main event championship (all times local):

Authorities: Teen uses mothers gun to shoot, kill burglar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:03
LADSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a 13-year-old who was at home alone used his mother's gun to shoot and kill a burglar.

Fast food protesters set sights on presidential candidates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:03

Jan Devery marches with other minimum wage workers along Third Avenue in Spokane, Wash. where many fast food businesses are located, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. They are supporting the “It’s Our Time” initiative pushing for higher minimum wages in the state. Rallies were also held in Seattle, Yakima and Olympia. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review, via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country Tuesday to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next year.

The Best Lines From the GOP Debate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:01
Here are the most memorable quotes from the candidates.

Secret Service Arrests Man for Firing Slingshot at White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:54
Secret Service Arrests Man for Firing Slingshot at White House

Post-war/contemporary art sale fetches $332M in NY

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:45

FILE - This undated file image provided by Christie's shows the painting "Reclining Nude," by Amedeo Modigliani, that sold for $170.4 million Monday evening, Nov. 9, 2015, at Christie's in New York, making it the second most expensive artwork at auction. The painting, which caused a scandal nearly a century ago, joined the ranks of nine other works that have reached price tags exceeding $100 million at auction including Pablo Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" that Christie’s sold in May for $179.4 million. The Picasso remains the highest sum ever paid for an artwork at auction. (Christie's Images via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — After a night in which Christie's sold a painting of a sexy nude by Amedeo Modigliani for $170.4 million — just a few million short of the auction record for a work of art— the auction house returned Tuesday to garner $332 million in sales of iconic works by Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Lucian Freud and others.

New Orleans musical legend Allen Toussaint dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:42

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 7, 2011, Allen Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, USA. Legendary New Orleans musician Toussaint died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in the Spanish capital, Madrid, after emergency services were called Monday Nov. 9, 2015, to his hotel. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FILE)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who racked up hits like "Working in the Coal Mine" and "Lady Marmalade" as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer before he gained new fame as a performer, died Tuesday, not long after a performance in Spain. He was 77.

Grand jury indicts 106 bikers in Waco shootout with police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:40
WACO, Texas (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant in May, the McLennan County district attorney said.

Jokes about New York mayor abound at annual charity dinner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:36

In response to comments made by guest speaker former New York Mayer Michael Bloomberg, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, as Nan Smith, center, looks on, during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Jokes about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (dih BLAH'-zee-ohz) habitual lateness and ongoing feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) have taken center stage at an annual charity dinner.

Man convicted in Jewish site killings is sentenced to death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:36

F. Glenn Miller Jr. speaks in court Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at his sentencing hearing in Johnson County Court in Olathe, Kan. District Judge Kelly Ryan has the option of following the jury’s death sentence recommendation or sentencing Miller to life in prison without parole. Miller Jr. was convicted in August of capital murder, attempted murder and other charges for killing three people at two Kansas Jewish sites Overland Park, Kansas. (Joe Ledford/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge followed a jury's recommendation and sentenced an avowed anti-Semite to death Tuesday for the fatal shootings of three people at Kansas Jewish sites.