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'Superfly' Snuka testifies he can't remember mom's name

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:18

'Superfly' Snuka testifies he can't remember mom's nameJimmy "Superfly" Snuka has taken the stand to testify in a hearing to determine if he's competent to stand trial on charges he killed his girlfriend.


Judge: Kidnapping suspect can't question girl before trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man prosecutors accuse of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her repeatedly during her nine months of captivity cannot question her before his trial, a judge has ruled.

Murder charge dropped against Houston man in boy's stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:13
HOUSTON (AP) — A murder charge was dropped Friday against a man who had been accused of fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school because the man's alibi checked out, authorities said Friday.

Despite high-profile disasters, air safety steadily improves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:24
NEW YORK (AP) — Since the start of 2014, more than 1,600 people have died in commercial aviation disasters. That rate is up from the preceding three years and results in part from some shocking incidents, including a pilot suicide and the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine by an anti-aircraft missile.

Despite high-profile disasters, air safety steadily improves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Since the start of 2014, more than 1,600 people have died in commercial aviation disasters. That rate is up from the preceding three years and results in part from some shocking incidents, including a pilot suicide and the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine by an anti-aircraft missile.

Officer trial raises questions about policing in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a policeman charged in Freddie Gray's arrest committed a crime when he and two other officers detained and handcuffed him without probable cause after he ran from them in a high-crime neighborhood. The officer's defense attorney says the law allows for such a stop.

Officer trial raises questions about policing in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a policeman charged in Freddie Gray's arrest committed a crime when he and two other officers detained and handcuffed him without probable cause after he ran from them in a high-crime neighborhood. The officer's defense attorney says the law allows for such a stop.

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:17

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:17

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


The Latest: Residents worried boy's killer not caught

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:14
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of an 11-year-old Houston boy's murder (all times local):

White House lockdown lifted after shooting involving police officer nearby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:13

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


White House lockdown lifted after shooting involving police officer nearby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:13

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


White House on lockdown after shooting nearby, Obama off site

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:12

Police secure a location after a shooting near the White House in Washington DCThe White House was briefly put on lockdown on Friday after a shooting nearby while President Barack Obama was away at Andrews Air Force Base, federal law enforcement officials said. CNN quoted police as saying that Secret Service officers shot a male suspect. One person was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries, a spokesman for the District of Colombia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said.


LA-area light rail now reaches from distant suburbs to sea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:11

This Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo shows a train approaching the new Metro Expo Line station in Santa Monica, Calif. For the first time since the 1950s, a Southern California light rail line will extend to the Pacific. Starting Friday, May 20, 2016, with the opening of the 6.6-mile extension of the Expo Line, riders can now take Metro rail from the far-inland suburb of Azusa some 40 miles to the sands of Santa Monica. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Commuter light rail extended across metropolitan Los Angeles to the Pacific on Friday for the first time since the 1950s.


Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

Catholic Bishops meet at start of afternoon session during U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Spring Assembly in AtlantaAn annual audit of reports of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Roman Catholic clergy released on Friday showed sharp increases in the number of new claims and in the value of settlements to victims.


Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

Catholic Bishops meet at start of afternoon session during U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Spring Assembly in AtlantaAn annual audit of reports of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Roman Catholic clergy released on Friday showed sharp increases in the number of new claims and in the value of settlements to victims.


Official: Armed person shot by Secret Service officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

Secret Service agents stands on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 20, 2016, after the White House was placed on security alert after shooting on street outside. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)A uniformed Secret Service officer shot an armed person on a street outside the White House, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday. The White House was placed on a security alert after the shooting, which occurred Friday afternoon. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to release the information, said the person approached the Secret Service officer and drew a weapon, and then the officer opened fire.


Markets Right Now: US stocks close higher on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 20, 2016. Asian stock markets drifted slightly higher on Friday as investors restored calm a day after worries about the Fed's rate hike signals prompted sell-offs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):


Utah lawmaker wants opt-in requirement for porn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah lawmaker who led the charge in an anti-porn crusade is gearing up to introduce a handful of bills during next year's legislative session designed to heavily restrict access to pornography across the state.

White House on Lockdown After Report of Shooting Nearby

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

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.