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Suspect arrested in death of girl on New Mexico Navajo reservation: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:46
Tom Begaye, 27, will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Briones in Farmington on Wednesday, two days after Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother were abducted, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Frank Fisher and a statement released by the Navajo Nation. The children were kidnapped after school near the community of San Juan, New Mexico by a man driving a van who offered them a ride, authorities said.

Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:30

FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, Nevada Assemblyman Brent Jones, R-Las Vegas, makes a presentation during a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. A Catholic woman who was fired from her job at a bottled water company led by Jones filed a federal lawsuit against the business, alleging she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because of her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, saying she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because of her religious beliefs.


Ted Cruz exits Republican race for president

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:29

Ted Cruz exits Republican race for presidentTexas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.


The Latest: Cousin says girl was kind, loved to play music

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:22

Albuquerque FBI Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher, left, with local law enforcement agent holds a news conference regarding the death of the 11-year-old girl Ashlynne Mike, reportedly abducted on the Navajo Nation, in Shiprock, N.M., Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The air and ground search for the Navajo girl ended tragically Tuesday when authorities found the 11-year-old dead near the towering rock formation that gives the New Mexico town of Shiprock its name. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old girl from the Navajo Nation (all times local):


Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:22

Voters wait to cast their ballot in the Indiana Primary at the Hamilton Co. Auto Auction, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Noblesville, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift.


U.S. to end bid to close major California pot dispensary: lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:22
Federal prosecutors have agreed to dismiss a four-year-old forfeiture case in northern California aimed at shutting down the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the United States, attorneys for the clinic said on Tuesday. The deal was reached in talks between the U.S. Attorney's Office for the San Francisco Bay area and the Oakland-based Harborside Health Center, and it is expected to be filed in court in a matter of days, said Henry Wykowski, an attorney for Harborside.

Pig attacks, injures 2 people at Massachusetts farm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:18
TOWNSEND, Mass. (AP) — A pig attacked and seriously injured a man less than two hours after the same animal attacked a woman at a Massachusetts farm.

Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:56

This undated photo provided by the New Mexico State Police shows Ashlynne Mike. The air and ground search for the abducted Navajo girl ended tragically Tuesday, May 3, 2016, when authorities found the 11-year-old dead near the towering rock formation that gives the New Mexico town of Shiprock its name. Ashlynne Mike was kidnapped from the Navajo Nation, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said. (New Mexico State Police via AP)When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too.


Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:54

In this Nov. 6, 2002, photo, Charlie Keating IV, 16, poses for a photo in Phoenix for an upcoming series on the Discovery channel that he took part in. The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, was identified as Charlie Keating IV, 31, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. (Sherrie Buzby/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:49

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a reception in honor of U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit delegates at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


'Happy Together' copyright dispute in NY top court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:48
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles' 1967 hit "Happy Together" against Sirius XM Radio.

Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:47

Detroit Federation of Teachers President Ivy Bailey addresses teachers outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 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)DETROIT (AP) — Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district's manager that they would be paid.


Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:16
By Phil Stewart and Andrea Shalal STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict. "It is a combat death, of course, and a very sad loss," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters during a trip to Germany.

High school student charged for exposing himself in yearbook photo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:06

High school student charged for exposing himself in yearbook photoAn Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in the school yearbook.


Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:52

FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco. A St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a second huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer. The company was ordered Monday, May 2, 2016, to pay a multi-million dollar settlement to a South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of baby powder use. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness — among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet.


Ex-officer in San Francisco text scandal pleads not guilty to unrelated charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:49
Jason Lai pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts of unlawful access and use of criminal and Department of Motor Vehicle information, said Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. The charges of unlawfully accessing the database grew out of an investigation of a sexual assault allegation - ultimately unproven - against Lai.

ABC NEWS LIVE: Indiana primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:42

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San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:38

Richard Worn looks out from his deck at a 100-foot-tall Norfolk pine hybrid tree that he and his neighbors are trying to save Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in San Francisco. The fate of the tall and slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house that's at the center of a dispute among neighbors is now in the hands of San Francisco city leaders. The Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to grant landmark status to the tree, estimated to be a century old, even though it's on private property and the owner wants to cut it down. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.


'Mystery man' defense in 'Grim Sleeper' case gets DA's scorn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:35

Lonnie Franklin Jr. appears in Los Angeles Superior Court during closing arguments of his trail Monday, May 2, 2016, in Los Angeles. The “Grim Sleeper” serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony. Franklin is charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. They were shot or strangled and their bodies dumped in alleys and trash bins in South Los Angeles and nearby areas. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Closing arguments in the trial of the man charged in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings lurched from a whodunit crime thriller Tuesday to science fiction as attorneys sparred over evidence.


Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years opens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:31

This photo provided by Walter Pickett shows the interior of the new AC Quickstop liquor store on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Bethel, Alaska. The liquor store is the first in 40 years to open in this southwestern community, where residents had to get liquor sent through the mail after residents voted to no longer be a dry community. The new business is owned by Alaska Commercial Company. (Walter Pickett via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years has opened, and the police chief there worries he won't have enough officers to handle an expected spike in alcohol-related calls.