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Body pulled from river was woman who abandoned baby in NY

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:08
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who was charged with abandoning her baby in a Manhattan subway station in 2014 has been found dead in the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

Attorney: Prosecutors dropping marijuana dispensary case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:07
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a nearly four-year effort to seize the property of a California medical marijuana dispensary billed as the nation's largest, the dispensary's attorney said Tuesday.

Parents sue over lead in water at New Jersey city's schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:07
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Parents have filed a federal lawsuit against New Jersey's largest school district over lead found in drinking water.

Man arrested after toddler stabbed to death in Los Angeles

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

Los Angeles police investigate a stabbing at a house in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Donald Gray is suspected of stabbing his live-in girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter in their home, killing the little girl and critically wounding her mother, who was five months pregnant, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man is suspected of stabbing his live-in girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter in their home, killing the little girl and critically wounding her mother, who was five months pregnant, authorities said Tuesday.


Cal State teachers OK tentative pact with 10.5 percent hikes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing nearly 30,000 teachers in the nation's largest public university system said Tuesday that its rank-and-file members have overwhelmingly approved a new, three-year contract that grants raises totaling 10.5 percent over the next 14 months.

Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:56

FILE - In this Thursday, April 28, 2016, file photo, trader David O'Day works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. companies are on track for their third straight decline in quarterly earnings, the worst streak since the financial crisis, a result of low oil prices and weak economic growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk.


Feds: Poor maintenance led to fatal DC subway fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:56

A photograph of smoke is displayed as members of a safety oversight group deliver a presentation on the probable cause of the Jan. 12, 2015 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail accident near the L'Enfant Plaza during a National Transportation Safety Board meeting in Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire that caused a Washington subway train to fill with smoke inside a downtown tunnel last year, killing one passenger and sickening dozens, can be traced to poor maintenance and ineffective inspection practices by the city's beleaguered transit authority, federal investigators said Tuesday.


Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:52

Police and rescue workers investigate at the scene following the Friday April 29 helicopter crash on the coast of Norway near Bergen, Sunday May 1, 2016. Emergency crews salvaged the wrecked fuselage of the Airbus helicopter from the sea Saturday, along with the flight recorders, and retrieved the rotor blades following the crash which killed the 13 people on board. (Torstein Boe / NTB Scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUTHELSINKI (AP) — A helicopter accident in western Norway last week that killed all 13 people on board was caused by technical failure and not human error, investigators said Tuesday.


Funeral for 6 slain family members held in southern Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:51

Mourners gather around caskets at Scioto Burial Park during funeral services for six of the eight murder victims from Pike County, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in McDermott, Ohio. Seven adults and a 16-year-old boy from the Rhoden family were found dead April 22 at four properties scattered across a few miles of countryside near Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati. . (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Black hearses carried six of the eight family members slain in southern Ohio to a hillside cemetery, where mourners crowded around blue tents shielding the caskets Tuesday.


Brazil judge overturns WhatsApp suspension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:47

A taxi driver checks to see if his WhatsApp is working in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 2, 2016. A Brazilian judge investigating a drug ring has ordered cell phone operators to block the messaging app WhatsApp for 72 hours. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge struck down an earlier court ruling to suspend messaging service WhatsApp in Latin America's biggest country for 72 hours, reactivating it on Tuesday, the day after it was shut down.


Tampa Bay Times purchases main competitor, the Tampa Tribune

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:46
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry.

School sacks nation's last tackle powder-puff football game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:45

In this photo taken Monday, May 2, 2016, Jupiter High powderpuff football players Caitlin Walsh, Megan Mendoza, Haley Osborne and Savannah Tardonia, in front with ball, pose for a group photo in Jupiter, Fla. The clock has run out on what boosters describe as the nation's last tackle powderpuff football game. For 50 years at Jupiter High School, school spirits have been stoked by the annual football game pitting senior girls against juniors in a true test of toughness. But safety concerns prompted the principal to cancel this year's game, and many people in the middle-class suburb on the Palm Beach coast feel blindsided. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — What boosters describe as the nation's last tackle powder-puff football game is no more, at least for now.


The Latest: Animal advocate: 'High time' chimps were moved

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:42
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on chimps being moved from Louisiana lab to sanctuary (all times local):

Officials: Candles possible cause of NYC church fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:41

Firefighters battle a fire at the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Fire department officials say the cause of a blaze that destroyed a historic New York City church is under investigation but it could have been candles.


St. Katharine Drexel Motherhouse in Bensalem to be sold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:21

St. Katharine Drexel Motherhouse in Bensalem to be soldThe religious order founded by St. Katharine Drexel in Philadelphia has announced it is selling its two largest properties, including the 44-acre estate in Bucks County that contains the Motherhouse and shrine honoring the order's founder.


Connecticut rabbi, former police commissioner accused of child sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:16
A former police commissioner in New Haven, Connecticut, who became a rabbi is accused of sexually abusing a teenager in his care from 2001 to 2005, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Daniel Greer, a well-known member of New Haven's Orthodox Jewish community, is accused of sexually abusing Eliyahu Mirlis over three years while he was a boarding student at Yeshiva of New Haven and the Gan School, two religious schools operated by Greer.

The Latest: Hopes for healing after funeral for 6 relatives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:12

Mourners gather around caskets at Scioto Burial Park during funeral services for six of the eight murder victims from Pike County, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in McDermott, Ohio. Seven adults and a 16-year-old boy from the Rhoden family were found dead April 22 at four properties scattered across a few miles of countryside near Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for six of the eight people shot in massacre in rural Ohio (all times local):


South Carolina military police on tap for Guantanamo force

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:07
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.

Coroner: 2 found dead at Talladega Superspeedway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:06
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The bodies of two men have been found on the campgrounds of Talladega Superspeedway.

The Latest: Man suspected in 3 fatal Florida shootings dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:03
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of three people in Florida (all times local):