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The Latest: DC's subway to endure year of slowdowns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 00:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Washington's beleaguered subway system (all times local):

Mother charged for abusing toddlers who were found tied up in Texas backyard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 00:01

Cheryl Reed is shown in this undated booking photoThe mother of two children, aged 2 and 3, who were found chained in the backyard of a neighbor's home in San Antonio last week was charged with child abuse on Friday after investigators said they believed she severely beat her children. Cheryl Reed, 30, is being held on two charges of injury to a child, Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith said. Reed was not available for comment.


500 gallons of pesticides at Houston site destroyed by fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:54

Firefighters battle 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) — About 500 gallons of pesticides were stored at a Houston warehouse complex that was consumed by a large blaze and authorities are trying to determine how much ran off into nearby creeks, a fire official said Friday.


Milwaukee police shoot, kill suspect in officer's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:45
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say officers fatally shot a robbery suspect after he shot and wounded a Milwaukee police officer.

Intesa SanPaolo earnings slide on weaker trading, charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:45
MILAN (AP) — Intesa SanPaolo CEO said Friday that the bank's contribution to a fund supporting weaker lenders in Italy will be capped at the €845 million euros ($966 million) already pledged.

Jackknifed tractor-trailer causes morning delays on I-95 North near Cottman Ave.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:42

Jackknifed tractor-trailer causes morning delays on I-95 North near Cottman Ave.A crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer caused major traffic headaches on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia Friday morning.


Next hearing on slayings of young Muslims slated for June

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:40
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The next pretrial hearing will occur in June in the case of a man accused of killing a Muslim couple and one of their relatives in North Carolina.

Suspect in campus stabbing says in outburst he is no killer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:39
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — In a profanity-laced courtroom outburst, a former college student accused of stabbing a freshman to death and wounding a security officer said he is not a killer.

Paterno son denies new allegations about his late father in Sandusky case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:37

Penn State University head coach Paterno watches his team before the start of their NCAA football game against the University of Illinois in ChampaignIn a Twitter post, Scott Paterno denied that "Papa" Joe was told about such abuse decades before the alleged incidents became public and led to Sandusky's conviction, a scandal that rocked the world of college football and cost the elder Paterno his job.


Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:30

20 A.M. EDT FRIDAY, MAY 6 Chart lists top baby names in 2015 and their ranks the previous year; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.


Empty bullet casing prompts lockdown at high school in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:19

Lockdown lifted after bullet casing found at high school in Delaware CountyAction News has learned the discovery of an empty bullet casing has prompted a lockdown at a high school in Delaware County.


Off-course hot air balloon carrying 20 lands on highway ramp

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:16
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says no one was injured when a hot air balloon carrying 20 people made an emergency landing on an Interstate 4 entrance ramp near Orlando.

The Latest: Flags fly at half-staff to honor slain student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:12
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbings at Fort Valley State University (all times local):

'Something suspicious' prompts lockdown at high school in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:04

Lockdown lifted after bullet casing found at high school in Delaware County"Something suspicious" has prompted a lockdown at a high school in Delaware County.


Herbalife says it's in advanced talks with FTC, shares soar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:55

Herbalife says it's in advanced talks with FTC, shares soarNEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Herbalife surged more than 11 percent in early trading Friday after disclosing that it's in advanced talks to settle a federal investigation into claims that the company essentially operates as a pyramid scheme.


Police search for gunman sought in fatal shooting at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:53
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities are still searching for a man they say fatally shot his estranged wife while she waited outside a Washington-area school.

Fatal crash on Route 55 South in Deptford Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:44

Fatal crash on Route 55 South in Deptford Twp., N.J.Action News is told a sedan went off the highway and hit a tree. One person was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.


TOPS the priority as House lawmakers work on the budget

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:41
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As House lawmakers work to craft their version of next year's budget, House leaders say the main focus is on protecting the state's TOPS free college tuition program from cuts.

Amid FBI probe, Miami suburb verges on financial collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:37
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — Amid an FBI corruption investigation, authorities say the Miami suburb of Opa-locka is teetering toward financial collapse.

Canadian billionaire sells majority stake in Adriatic marina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:36
TIVAT, Montenegro (AP) — Canadian billionaire Peter Munk has sold his majority stake in Porto Montenegro, one of world's largest marinas for super yachts, to Dubai's sovereign wealth fund for a reported 200 million euros ($228 million).