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Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:10

FILE- In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo, Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, heads for the Senate floor for cloture votes on Capitol Hill in Washington. An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age 82.


Hawaii allocates $12M to tackle homelessness crisis

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

File - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, two children rest on a hammock at a homeless encampment in the Kakaako district of Honolulu. Hawaii lawmakers set aside $12 million to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation _ a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation — a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.


Sheriff: Unclear if suspect shot self or if deputy shot him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:06
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — A man wanted in a neighboring jurisdiction pulled a gun while deputies had him surrounded but it's not clear if he killed himself or if he was shot by a deputy, a northeast Louisiana sheriff said Thursday.

Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:06
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to a local school board that was once widely maligned.

Judge says 10 seized animals should be returned to Ohio farm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:05
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Thursday said five tigers and five other animals seized from a northeast Ohio farm should be returned, though the state stood by its actions and maintained that the owner hasn't met Ohio's tightened restrictions on keeping exotic animals.

Bryn Mawr painter accused of stealing $900K from Chester County farm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:59

Bryn Mawr painter accused of stealing $900K from Chester County farmA worker is accused of stealing over $900,000 from a Chester County farm to buy luxury vehicles and a family vacation.


NC college system's federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:54

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory makes remarks concerning House Bill 2 while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.


Man arrested in Paddy Whacks Pub assault

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

Man arrested in Paddy Whacks Pub assaultAuthorities say they've arrested the man responsible for a violent attack inside a South Street bar.


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

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:50

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, also was 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.


Towery, who won '55 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:49
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ken Towery, a small-town Texas journalist who won the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting at the tiny Cuero Daily Record, has died. He was 93.

Top elected Republican not ready to back Trump

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:46

U.S. House Speaker Ryan listens to a question during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Emily Stephenson and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top elected U.S. 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.


The Latest: Juneau using cruise ship fees for legal costs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:42
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit involving a Juneau whale sculpture (all times local):

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:41

Lonnie Franklin Jr. appears in count in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The former trash collector in Los Angeles was convicted Thursday of 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. (Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.


Search for escaped inmate moves on from Barnegat Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:41

Search for escaped inmate moves on from Barnegat Twp.A convicted killer and prison escapee continues to elude police in Ocean County, New Jersey.


Trump says he will name possible Supreme Court nominees by July: Fox

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:40
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday that before the party's convention in July, he would put out names of possible candidates he might nominate to the Supreme Court if he is elected president. In an interview with Fox News, Trump said would consider "wonderful, conservative, good, solid, brilliant judges in the form of" the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Q&A: How Michigan lawmakers differ on Detroit school revamp

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:38

Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,m in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The fate of Detroit's debt-ridden school district rests with the Michigan Legislature, where lawmakers have passed widely different restructuring plans and have just six weeks to resolve their differences before a summer adjournment.


King of Prussia Mall kidnapping suspect attends hearing

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

King of Prussia Mall kidnapping suspect attends hearingAn accused kidnapper was back in court in Montgomery County.


Trump says Britain would be better off without EU: Fox News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he thought Britain would be better off out of the European Union. "I think the migration has been a horrible thing for Europe. A lot of that was pushed by the EU. I would say that they're better off without it personally, but I'm not making that as a recommendation - just my feeling ... I would say that they're better off without it, but I want them to make their own decision," Trump said in an interview with Fox News. Britain will vote on June 23 on whether to leave the European Union. ...

Kansas trial nears end in anti-abortion activist's threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:21
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors have gone home without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Kansas anti-abortion activist accused of sending a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the car of a doctor training to perform abortions.

One dead, one wounded in Maryland high school shooting: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:19
The Prince George's County Police Department said it received reports of a shooting at High Point High School after 4:30 p.m. local time in the community of Beltsville, Maryland, about 15 miles northeast of Washington. "One adult fatally shot, second wounded at High Point HS in Beltsville," the department said on Twitter.