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Alabama asks court to allow execution set for this week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:20
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is asking a federal judge to allow an execution to move forward later this week.

The Latest: California will consider lifting drought cuts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California's drought conservation measures (all times local):

Air Force member charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:13
PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force member has been accused in Connecticut of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he met online.

3rd arrest made after attack on Philadelphia school officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:09

3rd suspect in attack on Philly school officers surrendersInvestigators have identified the suspect still on the run as 23-year-old Edwin Burgos of West Huntingdon Street in Philadelphia.


The Latest: Mississippi governor slams ACLU over lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:04
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a federal lawsuit over a Mississippi religious objections law (all times local):

Fatal police shooting in Mississippi under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:01
ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say one person is dead following a shooting involving a law enforcement officer.

Man who disappeared with girl recently lost custody of her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:58

Carlie Marie Trentd is seen in an undated photoprovided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via the Rogersville Police Department. 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville was reported missing on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after a non-custodial uncle, Gary Simpson, signed her out of school under false pretenses. Carlie is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes. She is about 4-foot 8-inches tall and weighs about 75 pounds. She was last seen with Simpson. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via the Rogersville Police Department via AP)ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who disappeared last week with his 9-year-old niece recently lost custody of her, authorities said Monday.


Chief: Escaped inmate did not resist when he was captured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:58
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A minimum security prison inmate who escaped last week didn't resist and appeared fatigued when he was tracked down and taken into custody Monday after a motorist reported seeing him in a wooded area near a highway, officials said.

Tough-talking Philippine mayor looks set to be new president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:57

Front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference shortly after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city in southern Philippines Monday, May 9, 2016. Duterte was the last to vote among five presidential hopefuls. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A brash and tough-talking mayor who has pledged to kill suspected criminals and end crime within six months looked set to become the next president of the Philippines after taking an unassailable lead in an unofficial vote count in Monday's elections.


Big landlord hit with fraud charges, tenant-harassment suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A major New York City landlord is facing mortgage-fraud charges and a tenant-harassment lawsuit from the state attorney general, who says the landlord tried to bully tenants out of rent-regulated apartments.

The Latest: Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to perjury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:53

FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Robert Fitzpatrick, of Charlestown, R.I., walks from federal court in Boston with his wife Jane. Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent accused of lying during his testimony in the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, is expected to plead guilty to perjury charges. Fitzpatrick is scheduled to appear Monday, May 9, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Boston for a change-of-plea hearing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the former FBI agent who pleaded guilty to lying on the stand during Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial (all times local):


No death penalty for man who allegedly killed girlfriend, shot cop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:48

No death penalty for man who allegedly killed girlfriend, shot copProsecutors have decided against seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, stuffing her body into a recycling bin and later shooting at a police officer investigating her murder.


No death penalty for man who alleged killed girlfriend, shot cop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:45

No death penalty for man who allegedly killed girlfriend, shot copProsecutors have decided against seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, stuffing her body into a recycling bin and later shooting at a police officer investigating her murder.


Premium cigar industry plans fight against new U.S. tobacco rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:42
Eric Newman thinks new U.S. tobacco rules could be devastating for high-end cigar makers like him, but he is not giving up. J.C. Newman Cigar Co of Tampa, Florida has been in business since 1895, and now has about 750 employees that make premium cigars by hand or on vintage machines. In less than 90 days, the industry will have to comply with the first-ever rules on cigars issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Officers' trials in Freddie Gray case resume after delays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:38
BALTIMORE (AP) — After a five-month pause, the Freddie Gray trials get under way again this week, with one of the arresting officers facing charges of assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

Sides sue after Sumner Redstone's health-care case tossed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:28

FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan on Friday, May 6, 2016, dismissed a case challenging the mental competency of Redstone, saying testimony from the media mogul that he wanted his former girlfriend out of his life was convincing. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The battle over the fortune of ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone shifted to a new front Monday after a judge threw out the case over his medical care and both sides targeted each other with new $100 million-plus lawsuits.


UN seeks to reframe refugee crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report aims to reframe the way many countries deal with refugees and migrants, creating a responsible and predictable international system to handle them at a time when their numbers are at the highest level since the world body began keeping track.

The Latest: Ex-girlfriend sues Redstone daughter after loss

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the mental competency trial of media mogul Sumner Redstone (all times local):

Sparkler effect for photo sparked Everglades landmark blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:02
OCHOPEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a photo shoot sparked a fire that destroyed a historical landmark along the Tamiami Trail through Florida's Everglades.

Little Mercury a black dot as it crosses vast face of sun

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

The transit of Mercury, left, in front of the Sun is seen from St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 9, 2016. The photo was taken through a hydrogen-alpha (H-alpha) narrow spectrum solar telescope that permits examination of the sun's protuberances and showing the surface activity. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 10 years, Mercury passed directly between the Earth and sun on Monday, resembling a black dot against the vast, glowing face of our star.