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John Kasich drops out of presidential race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:13

John Kasich drops out of presidential raceOhio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.


Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:12

In this undated photo released by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Police Department, Vancito Gumbs poses for a photo, in Georgia. Gumbs, who prosecutors say was a member of the Gangster Disciples while also serving as a police officer in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta. Gumbs said in August, 2015, that he killed people as a hit man for the gang, the indictment says. Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including high-ranking leaders and an Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the gang, have been charged with racketeering in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, May 4, 2016. ( DeKalb County Police Department via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.


4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.

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

4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.Montgomery County authorities are investigating a crash involving nine vehicles that left at least four people injured.


Jury deciding fate of Cleveland man accused of killing 3

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:06
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags charmed his victims to get close to them but also harbored hatred for the women in his life, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.

Alabama city's leaders vote to recall bathroom ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:58
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Leaders of an east Alabama city Wednesday repealed an ordinance that would have imposed criminal penalties on people for using a restroom that doesn't match their gender at birth.

Police ID driver killed in police-involved shooting in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:56

Police ID driver killed in police-involved shooting in OverbrookA driver was shot and killed by Philadelphia police after they say he refused to stop and kept driving toward officers.


As Atlantic City goes broke, pols bicker over aid plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:54

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-West Deptford, N.J., addresses the media during news conference at the Statehouse over the future of Atlantic City Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. Sweeney indicated Wednesday that even if a bill similar to his passes in the Assembly, he won't put it up for a vote in the Senate. The cash-starved city could go broke within weeks if an aid package is not enacted. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — As Atlantic City edges closer to going broke, state lawmakers continue to bicker over how to prevent that from happening.


4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:54

4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.Montgomery County authorities are investigating a crash involving nine vehicles that left at least four people injured.


New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:53

FILE - In this April 18, 2013, file photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine wind farm in Converse County Wyo. The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. (AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.


DC bus hijacker allegedly smoked PCP before incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:52

Police work a crime scene after authorities say a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a man after the bus jumped a curb at a gas station at the corner of Helen Burroughs Avenue and Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of hijacking a bus and then striking and killing a pedestrian as he drove had smoked synthetic marijuana and PCP before the incident, court documents released Wednesday said.


UN says bombing of Aleppo among "the worst" of Syrian war

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:45
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the Syrian government's bombing campaign in Aleppo over the last two weeks is among "the worst" of the five-year war and he demanded that perpetrators be brought to justice at the International Criminal Court.

California chef brings cannabis to fine dining

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:45

Chef Sayegh holds marijuana buds and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) oils as he poses in his kitchen in Los AngelesCannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November. Chef Chris Sayegh is leading the way by taking haute cuisine to a higher place with his cannabis-infused menus in private homes for as much as $500 a head, or in "pop-up" banquets around Los Angeles for $20 to $200 a person. For now, diners must show their medical marijuana cards.


Lawsuit extends fascination with Kent State deaths 46 years on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:41

The Ohio National Guard fires tear gas to disperse the crowd of students gathered on the commons at Kent State University to protest the war in VietnamA federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday revives lingering questions about the bloodshed at Kent State University, a traumatic event in U.S. history that still holds sway over many who lived through it 46 years ago. The lawsuit, filed by Buffalo attorney Michael Kuzma, asks the Federal Bureau of Investigation to release all records about a mysterious figure in the events of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guard troops shot dead four unarmed people and wounded nine others during a campus protest against the Vietnam War. The deaths inflamed emotions in a country already polarized over the war and left an image seared in the national memory: John Paul Filo's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio grieving over the body of victim Jeffrey Miller.


Cleveland man did not plan murders, lawyers tell jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:31

East Cleveland Police Department booking photo of Michael MadisonA Cleveland man charged with murdering three women and wrapping their bodies in plastic to disguise them as trash is responsible for their deaths but had not planned them, his lawyers argued on Wednesday in a bid to save him from the death penalty. Defense attorney David Grant, who called no witnesses during the 12-day trial, told a jury on Wednesday that his client was reckless and frequently impaired by drugs and alcohol. "Michael Madison’s life was pretty much out of control," he told the jury of six men and six women at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court in Cleveland.


Things to Know: Takata air bag recall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:25
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are expanding a recall of Takata air bags, already the largest recall in U.S. history.

Air bag recall doubles in size, taxes overloaded industry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:24

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to announce that Takata has agreed to recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute ...


Court: White Ohio officers' trial can't move to black suburb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:23
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio appeals court says five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with officers killing two black suspects can't face charges in the predominantly black suburb where the shooting happened.

Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett offer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:19
The Tribune Publishing Co. says it has rejected Gannett's more than $388 million bid to buy the business.

GM to resume production at 4 plants idled by Japan quakes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:18
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is on track to resume full operations at four North American plants where vehicle assembly was halted because of supply chain interruptions caused by earthquakes in Japan last month.

Tongue-in-cheek effort to impose Viagra wait fails in SC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:14
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina representative's last-ditch effort to require a 24-hour waiting period for a Viagra prescription in the state has failed.