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Houston mayor seeks public help to solve slaying of boy, 11

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:41
HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston on Monday urged anyone with information about the unsolved slaying of an 11-year-old boy last week as he walked home from school to come forward.

Attorney: Charge to be reduced in Mississippi hot-car death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:33
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defense attorney said Monday that he expects a Mississippi prosecutor to reduce the second-degree murder charge against a man arrested last week when his 8-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car.

Puerto Rico unveils budget that includes $200M debt payment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:33
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor unveiled a stark budget Monday that sets aside more than $200 million for a critical bond payment as the U.S. territory sinks into a deep economic crisis.

Judge: Noise ordinance can't be used vs. abortion protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:32
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement authorities cannot use a noise provision in the Maine Civil Rights Act to restrict anti-abortion protesters outside a clinic in Portland, a federal judge ruled Monday.

White House backs bill to overhaul chemical regulation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:22

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., joined by, from left, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., Bonnie Lautenberg, widow of the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., discusses bipartisan legislation to improve the federal regulation of chemicals and toxic substances, Thursday May 19, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill's passage in Congress and signature by President Barack Obama.


Ex-Illinois police officer, convicted of wife's murder, on trial again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:17

Police booking mug of former police sergeant Drew PetersonPeterson, 62, is accused of trying to contract the killing of James Glasgow, the Will County prosecutor. Peterson is charged with solicitation of murder, and an eight-man, four-women jury was selected on Friday, with two alternates, for the trial before Randolph County Circuit Judge Richard Brown. Peterson has pleaded not guilty.


Park officials say euthanized bear didn't bite hiker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:11
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say a bear that was euthanized this month wasn't the same one that bit a sleeping Appalachian Trail hiker.

US veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:08

HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016-This 2007 photo provided by Chase Millsap shows Millsap with the Captain standing next to a suspected truck bomb following a successful raid in Al Anbar, Iraq. After three tours of duty in warn-torn Iraq, including one that nearly took his life, Millsap returned to the United States to earn a master's degree in public policy and get on with a civilian life. For the past two years, the former Green Beret soldier has been fighting another battle to gain political asylum for his brother in arms, a man he simply calls The Captain, a soldier who fought alongside him during two of Millsap's tours in Iraq. (Chase Millsap via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After three military combat tours in war-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life. But there was one thing he couldn't do: leave a comrade behind, certainly not one who had saved his life.


Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:07

In this May 20, 2016 photo, Nadau "du Treil" Michael Keating Jr., left, and his nephew Tyler Lege, go through boxes of photos and letters of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating, who died more than seven decades ago in World War II, in Metairie, La. Keating's remains are scheduled to be returned to Louisiana on Monday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.


Yellowstone IDs 4th man charged with walking on hot spring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:03
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the fourth individual who is accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone IDs 4th man charged with walking on hot spring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:03
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the fourth individual who is accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Doctors for tax demonstrate harm of sugary drinks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:57

Doctors for tax demonstrate harm of sugary drinksDozens of doctors and nurses gathered Monday to support Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed tax on sugary drinks.


Doctors for tax demonstrate harm of sugary drinks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:57

Doctors for tax demonstrate harm of sugary drinksDozens of doctors and nurses gathered Monday to support Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed tax on sugary drinks.


Texas immigration facility to house transgender detainees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:53
DALLAS (AP) — A detention facility for immigrants set to open later this year in Texas will include a special unit for transgender people, the second of its kind in the federal system.

Government favors open hearing in bridge co-conspirator case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:48
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Unsealed filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case released Monday show federal prosecutors sided with media organizations in seeking a public hearing for an unidentified person trying to block the publication of a list of unindicted co-conspirators.

Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:48

Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray caseA Baltimore police officer has been acquitted of assault and other charges in the Freddie Gray case.


Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:47
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

New York energy investor indicted for $45 million tax scheme

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:46

Morris Zukerman walks out of the Manhattan federal court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkA New York energy investor has been indicted for engaging in a multiyear scheme to evade paying over $45 million in taxes in connection with the sale of an oil company and the purchase of paintings by European artists, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. Morris Zukerman, a former Morgan Stanley banker who serves as chairman of investment firm M.E. Zukerman & Co, pleaded not guilty at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan to charges that included tax evasion and wire fraud. The charges followed a two-year grand jury investigation, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stanley Okula said in court.


Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:41

FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians walk outside the Los Angeles Times building downtown Los Angeles Monday, May 16, 2016. Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times, is rejecting another takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett on Monday, May 23, saying it’s not in the best interest of shareholders. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.


Trial begins of Ohio man accused of leaving dead baby in apartment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:40
A man accused of leaving his deceased infant daughter in an apartment last summer went on trial on Monday in northeast Ohio on charges related to the child's death. Eric Warfel waived his right to a jury trial and opted for a bench trial, in which a judge will decide if he is guilty of five felonies including gross abuse of a corpse, cocaine possession and tampering with evidence. Last July, a cable installer discovered the body of Ember Warfel in an apartment in Medina, about 32 miles (52 km) south of Cleveland.