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Police: Gunman killed estranged wife outside high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:52
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man fatally shot his estranged wife while she was waiting to pick up their children outside a suburban Washington high school Thursday afternoon and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.

Colorado city to pay restitution to poor jailed in 'debtor prison'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:36
The city of Colorado Springs has agreed to provide restitution to dozens of poor people wrongfully jailed because they could not afford to pay fines they incurred for petty infractions such as loitering or panhandling, attorneys said on Thursday. The settlement calls for the city to pay each of some 60 named individuals $125 for every day they spent locked up under a since-repealed ordinance that allowed incarceration of offenders who failed to pay fines for otherwise non-jailable offenses. The deal, providing for an estimated total payout of about $100,000, was announced in separate statements by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Colorado's second-largest city.

The Latest: Police identify suspect in fatal school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:29
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a high school parking lot that left a woman dead and a man hurt (all times local):

Man, woman dead, 2 kids shot outside Vegas-area day care

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:04

North Las Vegas authorities investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at a daycare Thursday, May 5, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Authorities say a domestic-related shooting in front of the suburban Las Vegas day care center left a man and woman dead and two young children hospitalized with gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A domestic-related shooting in front of a suburban Las Vegas day care center left a man and woman dead Thursday and their two young children hospitalized with gunshot wounds, authorities said.


Insurer says child told Paterno in '76 Sandusky molested him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:53

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, speaks out as he arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. Monday, May 2, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday.


Officials look into hazardous materials in Houston fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:48

Firefighters pour water on a large blaze on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Houston. The four-alarm fire, which generated towering plumes of black smoke, began early Thursday morning at a custom packing and filling company in west Houston. The blaze caused various explosions that rattled the industrial area and surrounding neighborhoods. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A large blaze at a warehouse complex in Houston on Thursday caused explosions, forced the evacuation of hundreds of students from a nearby elementary school and led to the contamination of nearby creeks with pollutants.


The Latest: Pesticides, petroleum additives found in runoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:32
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a warehouse complex fire in Houston (all times local):

Police: 2 in custody after shooting near Derby parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:31

Carter Wilson, 10, points to where he saw a person lying on the sidewalk after being shot during the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Police said two people suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening and were taken to a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two teenagers were shot near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade on Thursday, and two 15-year-old boys were being questioned, Louisville police said.


Spokane deputies Taser armed 11-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:26
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff's deputies in Washington state used a Taser on an 11-year-old who refused to drop a knife.

Maryland gunman kills woman, wounds man offering aid at high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:23
The Prince George's County Police Department said the "domestic-related homicide" occurred after 4:30 p.m. (1330 PDT) at High Point High School in the community of Beltsville, Maryland, about 15 miles northeast of Washington. Police Chief Henry Stawinski told an evening news conference that the deceased female and gunman "aren't strangers to one another," and that the injured man was shot after he tried to intervene in the fight between the woman and the gunman. Kevin Maxwell, chief executive officer of Prince George's County Public Schools, told reporters that no students were directly involved or harmed during the incident, though a number of them had witnessed portions of the shooting.

The Latest: 2 being questioned in shooting near Derby parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:21

Carter Wilson, 10, points to where he saw a person lying on the sidewalk after being shot during the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Police said two people suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening and were taken to a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade on Thursday (all times local):


Police: Shot fired in Blue Route road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:06

 Shot fired in Blue Route road rage incidentPennsylvania State Police say a shot was fired during a road rage incident on the Blue Route in Montgomery County.


Obama administration proposed rules aimed at tax evasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclosure more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers.

Republican House Speaker Ryan not ready to support Trump

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:53

U.S. House Speaker Ryan listens to a question during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonThe top elected Republican, Paul Ryan, said on Thursday he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party's presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid. Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said conservatives wanted to know if Trump shares their values. "I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy fully," Ryan said on CNN.


Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:52

 Whole Foods, Meijer and Plum Market. (Washtenaw County Sheriff's office via AP)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.


Blowing dust causes freeway closure near Arizona border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:47
SAN SIMON, Ariz. (AP) — For the third time in two weeks, blowing dust has closed a 62-mile stretch of freeway near the Arizona-New Mexico border.

Ex-sanitation worker guilty of 'Grim Sleeper' Los Angeles murders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:44

Lonnie Franklin Jr. seen in court in Los Angeles, CaliforniaA former sanitation worker was convicted on Thursday of murdering nine women and a teenage girl as the "Grim Sleeper," a Los Angeles serial killer who preyed on prostitutes and drugs addicts in a crime spree dating back 30 years. The Superior Court jury reached its verdict on all 10 counts of first-degree murder against Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 63, after deliberating a day and a half, capping a trial that ran more than 11 weeks. Franklin, who could face the death penalty, was also convicted of attempted murder for an attack on an 11th victim, Enierta Washington, who survived being shot in the chest, raped, pushed out of a car and left for dead in 1988.


The Latest: Paterno allegedly told of molestation in '76

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:38
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State Abuse case (all times local):

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:27

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, commuters wait as an L train arrives at the Broadway Junction subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Work on the L line would start in 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Riders who use a subway line that goes through the lone tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to the city's commercial heart are facing a "Would you rather" question they would rather not be asked.


Louisiana shooting: 2 dead when gunmen burst in on card game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:21

Shreveport police officers gather evidence from a shooting in the 500 block of Seneca, in Shreveport, La., Thursday, May 5, 2016. Masked gunmen burst in on a card game at a north Shreveport tire shop early Thursday and shot several men, Shreveport police said. (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT SHREVEPORTTIMES.COM; NO SALESSHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Several masked men burst in on a card game at a tire shop in Louisiana early Thursday and began firing semi-automatic rifles, police said. Eight men were shot, including two who died.