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Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 14:00
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.

District wants new elementary school in San Francisco's Mission Bay

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:35

District wants new elementary school in San Francisco's Mission BaySan Francisco's Unified School District officials are working to get a new elementary school built in Mission Bay near AT&T Park because there aren't any schools in the area and many families are moving in.


Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:30

Death after taser arrest leads to Va. police brutality allegationsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday.


Jury: School failed to protect girl who says she was raped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:01

Mariana Harris, 19, center left, stands with her mother, Angelica Kauhako, center right, as their lawyers Michael Green, left, and Peter Hsieh, right speak to reporters at a news conference outside federal court in Honolulu, Monday, May 2, 2016. A jury has found that Hawaii’s public school system breached its duty to protect Harris, a special education student who says she was raped by a classmate. The verdict Monday also says the state Department of Education and a special education teacher at Waianae High School were negligent in their supervision duties. But the jury determined the department and teacher didn’t act recklessly or intentionally. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's public school system failed to protect a special education student who says she was raped by a classmate, a jury determined Monday.


AccuWeather: Overnight Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:38

 Overnight Heavy Rain and ThunderstormsMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says rain will have an impact on the Tuesday morning commute.


Is eating fat good for you?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:29

Is eating fat good for you?It's the message in several new health books: eat more fat to lose weight and gain energy.


The Latest: Solar plane lands in suburban Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:25

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at the end of its journey from Hawaii, part of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The next leg of the solar-powered around-the-world flight is scheduled to start from Mountain View, Calif., Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. PDT, bound for Phoenix.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from California to Arizona in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):


Local farm helping young horse abandoned, attacked by mother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:21

Local farm helping young horse abandoned, attacked by motherA horse that is only days old has been abandoned by its mother and now a good Samaritan is stepping in to help.


Philadelphia police officer shot 3 years ago returns to duty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:20

Philadelphia police officer shot 3 years ago returns to dutyA Philadelphia police officer shot in the line of duty in 2013 is now back on the job.


At Tony Award nominations, 'Hamilton' is a safe bet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:06

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of "Hamilton," in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Expect another glorious day for "Hamilton" as Tony Award nominations are announced.


Center City bank robber drops money due to dye pack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:50

Center City bank robber drops money due to dye packThe search is on for the man who robbed a Center City bank.


Pizza Box Pizza in New York pleases tree-huggers and carb-lovers alike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:24

Pizza Box Pizza in New York pleases tree-huggers and carb-lovers alikeVinnie's Pizzeria in New York now dishes out the Pizza Box Pizza, a classic New York-style pepperoni pie encased in a larger square pizza.


Brothers wanted in Washington killings spotted in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:21
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Two brothers charged with murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple have been spotted in Mexico, and authorities are seeking the records of a cellphone they believe was recently used by one of them.

DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:18
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.

Are good fats the healthy choice?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:17

Is eating fat good for you?It's the message in several new health books: eat more fat to lose weight and gain energy.


Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:59

File - In this Jan. 18, 2008 file photo, former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office says the 45-year-old Stubblefield was charged Monday, May 2, 2016, with sexually assaulting the woman last year at his Morgan Hill home. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, prosecutors announced.


Man fatally shoots woman at Antioch Quick Stop store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:59

Man fatally shoots woman at Antioch Quick Stop storeAntioch police are investigating after a man allegedly fatally shot a woman and injured a clerk at a convenience store early Monday morning.


1 of 3 defendants in Marin Co., SF murders pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:55

1 of 3 defendants in Marin Co., SF murders pleads guiltyOne of three defendants charged with the murders last year of a Canadian tourist in San Francisco and a Lake County therapist in Marin County pleaded guilty Monday to one count of second-degree murder.


ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: SF police bust operation selling stolen property online

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:45

 SF police bust operation selling stolen property onlineABC7 News has exclusively learned that San Francisco police have cracked one of the bigger fencing operations in the Bay Area and tracked alleged burglars, who they say were selling stolen property online.


Chicken sculpture fuels controversy over Sonoma County makeover

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:45

Chicken sculpture fuels controversy over Sonoma County makeoverAn effort to spruce up a portion of Sonoma County has gotten people talking. Some might call it controversial. Others describe it as good business. At the heart of it all is a sculpture of a chicken.