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Treasury Secretary Lew says time is now to help Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:28

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, right, greets Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla before they tour Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, May 9, 2016. Lew hoped to jump-start congressional efforts to aid debt-stricken Puerto Rico, traveling to the U.S. territory on Monday and focusing on basic services in jeopardy at public hospitals and schools. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As Congress debates how to help Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is trying to prod lawmakers into action with stories of crumbling infrastructure on the island and a lack of basic services.


Muslim student misidentified as 'Isis Phillips' in yearbook

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:25

Bayan Zehlif, 17, speaks during a news conference on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. Zehlif has posted a photo on Facebook of herself in a hijab with the name "Isis Phillips" underneath it as it appears in the Los Osos High School yearbook. She writes in the post that she's "extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed." She says the school told her it was a "typo" but she says, "I beg to differ." (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student who was mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as "Isis Phillips" says she's hurt not only by the error, but by her classmates who blasted her for denouncing it.


2 of 3 drifters charged with Marin Co., SF murders to stand trial in September

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:09

2 of 3 drifters charged with Marin Co., SF murders to stand trial in SeptemberTwo of the three drifters charged with murders in Marin County and San Francisco will stand trial in September.


Bay Area research leads to improvements to smartphone voice assistants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:05

Bay Area research leads to improvements to smartphone voice assistantsFor millions of us, the voice assistant on our cellphone is like having an all-knowing friend with advice on almost anything. But what about in a crisis?


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:01
"If we go forward pretending that we're unified, then we are going to be at half-strength this fall." — House Speaker Paul Ryan to The Journal Times newspaper, defending his stunning decision last week to refuse to endorse Donald Trump, his party's presumptive presidential nominee.

Inmate captured just shy of parole, faces more prison time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:37

In this frame grab taken from video, Arthur Buckel, center, sits on a guardrail surrounded by police officers after being taken into custody near Double Trouble State Park, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Lacey Township, N.J. The minimum security prison inmate who escaped last week once served time for manslaughter for killing a baby and had been behind bars on assault, drug possession and burglary charges. (AP Photo/ WPVI-TV)LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison in New Jersey just weeks shy of being eligible for parole could now face an additional three to five years behind bars for the escape, officials said.


4 months later, no sign of California Powerball winner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:21

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, Balbir Atwal owner of the 7-Eleven store that sold one of the winning Powerball tickets, holds the check he received for $1 million dollars at his store in Chino Hills, Calif. As officials in New Jersey await the winner the of the Saturday, May 7, $429.6 million Powerball game, a California Lottery representative says he’s losing hope that his state’s ticket-holder for a world-record January jackpot will ever come forward. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — As officials in New Jersey await the winner of Saturday's $429.6 million Powerball game, a California Lottery representative said he's losing hope that his state's ticket-holder for a world-record January jackpot will ever come forward.


Ex-NFL player denies Ohio golf course assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:44
BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study has denied charges that he assaulted a man at a golf course over a loud radio.

New police chief says he felt called to help Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:26

Ferguson city council members Wesley Bell, left, and Linda Lipka, right, talk with the new Ferguson police chief Delrish Moss after he was sworn into service at the Ferguson Community Center on Monday, May 9, 2016, in Ferguson, Mo. Moss, 51, was sworn in Monday as Ferguson's first permanent black police chief, just weeks after a federal judge approved the St. Louis County town's agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to resolve racial bias in the criminal justice system. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's new police chief was ready to wrap up a long career with retirement and life as a "beach bum." Instead, he felt called to help turn around a department that has come under intense scrutiny since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.


Machinists vote to strike at Triumph plant supplying Boeing, Airbus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:24
Machinists at a Triumph Group factory that supplies parts for Boeing, Airbus and other aircraft makers voted on Monday to strike after rejecting the company's latest labor contract, the union said. More than 400 machinists now intend to walk off the job on Wednesday at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane, Washington. Triumph said it would close the factory on Tuesday and give employees "the day off with pay" to prepare for the walkout.

Prom photo captures tornado _ from a safe distance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:06

In this Saturday, May 7, 2016, photograph provided courtesy of Heidi Marintzer and taken with a mobile phone, Charlie Bator, left, and Ali Jolie Marintzer pose for a photograph before going to prom at the local high school as a tornado skips across the farmland behind the couple near Wray, Colo. A string of tornadoes bedeviled the small farming communities along the Colorado/Nebraska border Saturday as a spring storm swept across the Mid-Plains. (Photo Courtesy of Heidi Marintzer via AP)WRAY, Colo. (AP) — Teens in the small Colorado plains community of Wray were getting ready to head to the prom when a powerful tornado clouded the picture.


Oakland's Asian health services agency executive asked to resign

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:57

Oakland's Asian health services agency executive asked to resignAlameda County officials are demanding the resignation of a top official named Philip Sun at a mental health agency that serves the Asian community in Oakland after an audit revealed financial mismanagement.


Young guitarist from Maine jams with Pearl Jam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:54

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2015 file photo, Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam, performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York. Ten-year-old Noah Keeley of Bar Harbor, Maine, was invited onstage to play with Pearl Jam last week in Quebec City. He sat on a stool and played along with the Pearl Jam song, "Sad." Vedder invited him onstage to play after seeing the boy in the audience May 5 at the Videotron Centre. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A Maine boy's guitar skills earned him a spot onstage with Pearl Jam.


Study: No scientific basis for laws on marijuana and driving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:36

Graphic shows status of marijuana laws in U.S; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws.


Former broker who had affair with client challenges firing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:29

In this photo taken Monday, May 9, 2016, Ami Forte a former broker at Morgan Stanley poses for a photo in St. Peterburg, Fla. Forte who had affair with client is challenging her firing. Forte says bank knew about relationship with Roy Speer, the co-founder of Home Shopping Network, and that all trades were above-board. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roy Speer, the co-founder of Home Shopping Network, was a Florida billionaire once listed on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.


AP Interview: Michael Brown's mom's book recalls death, life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:25
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson.

Oxygen masks for pets hope to save more lives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:02

Oxygen masks for pets hope to save more livesIn Florence Township, Burlington County, there is an initiative to save lives, and in this case, it's about the lives of pets.


Swarm of bees causes NJ businesses to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:49

Swarm of bees causes NJ businesses to closeA swarm of bees took over the center of town in Merchantville, Camden County causing some businesses to close up shop.


Philadelphia serial bank robber strikes again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:44

Philadelphia serial bank robber strikes againThe FBI and Philadelphia Police are searching for a serial bank robber who struck again on Monday afternoon.


Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel captured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:43

Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel capturedThe escaped inmate who had been the subject of a massive manhunt in New Jersey is back in custody.