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Doctor files complaint, says support for abortion silenced

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — A physician who performs abortions at a Washington hospital filed a federal civil rights complaint Monday alleging that she's been unfairly barred from speaking publicly about her view that abortion is an essential procedure for women's health.

The Latest: Amtrak also affected Tuesday by CSX derailment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:46

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local):


Trial of father in toddler's hot SUV death will be moved

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:41

Justin Ross Harris arrives for his court appearance at Cobb Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 in Marietta, Ga. The judge in the trial of Harris on Monday, May 2, 2016, granted a defense request to move the trial. Thirty-five-year-old Justin Ross Harris faces charges including murder in the June 18, 2014, death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.He is accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.(Kathryn Ingall/ The Marietta Daily Journal, Pool via AP, File)MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be moved, the judge said Monday, granting a defense request to hold it elsewhere because pretrial publicity has caused potential jurors to form strong opinions about the case.


Man accused in killing of camper, yoga teacher pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:35
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of three young transients accused of killing a Canadian who was camping during a music festival and a yoga teacher who was walking a dog pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday.

New Orleans sheriff: Federal takeover not the answer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:31
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans sheriff said Monday his department is doing a good job improving the city's jail and should get more time rather than face a federal takeover.

Authorities: Slaying suspect later shot at family's car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:29

CORRECTS THAT POLICE WOUNDED THE SUSPECT NOT KILLED HIM - Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards speaks during a press conference at the Wisconsin State Patrol's DeForest Post in DeForest, Wis., Monday, May 2, 2016. On Sunday, a suspect in a suburban Milwaukee homicide was shot and wounded by police along Interstate 39/90/94 near DeForest. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Deputies shot and wounded a suspect in the weekend killing of a man in a suburban Milwaukee apartment and the wounding of a woman hours later while she was traveling home to Illinois with her family on a busy highway, authorities said Monday.


School bus, vehicle collide in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:28

School bus, vehicle collide in Berks CountyAuthorities say a school bus and a car were involved in a crash in Berks County, sending the car driver and 17 students to the hospital, but no major injuries were reported.


Oil sheen spotted in Schuylkill River in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:28

Oil sheen spotted in Schuylkill River in Center CityPhiladelphia police and fire crews are investigating an oil sheen on the Schuylkill River in Center City.


L.A. Sheriff's official resigns over offensive emails

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:26
A high-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official has stepped down over emails he sent that mocked Muslims, blacks, Latinos, overweight people and others while in a previous law enforcement job, the Los Angeles Times reported. The resignation of Tom Angel, former chief of staff to Sheriff Jim McDonnell, comes after some 19 current or former members of the department were convicted of federal charges stemming from a long-running federal investigation of corruption at the country's largest county jail system. Angel was not implicated in that wrongdoing.

East Falls crash leaves 2 dead, 7 injured; few seatbelts used

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:21

East Falls crash leaves 2 dead, 7 injured; few seatbelts usedPhiladelphia police say of the seven people inside a car involved in a crash on Sunday, only a baby was buckled up.


Judge temporarily blocks removal of Confederate monument

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:16

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks in front of the Confederate monument near the University of Louisville with university President James Ramsey, left, in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 29, 2016. The Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily barred the city of Louisville from removing a 70-foot-tall Confederate monument near the University of Louisville campus.


Ban on Arizona Sheriff Arpaio's workplace raids lifted: court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:15

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally in MarshalltownThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said a lower court judge was wrong to conclude that two Arizona identity theft laws were likely unconstitutional on their face, justifying a preliminary injunction against their enforcement by Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Since 2008, the controversial workplace raids have led to the arrests of more than 700 undocumented workers for identity theft, raising their likelihood of being deported.


Atlantic City avoids default, makes $1.8M bond payment

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

Atlantic City avoids default, makes $1.8M bond paymentFinancially strapped Atlantic City scraped together enough money to make a $1.8 million bond payment Monday morning, narrowly avoiding becoming the first New Jersey municipality to default on its debt in 78 years.


Man who served 10 years for '64 NYC killing cleared of crime

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:02

Paul Gatling listens during a court session as a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge exonerates him, Monday, May 2, 2016 in New York. The Virginia man spent nearly a decade in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering an artist in Brooklyn in 1963. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — A Virginia man who spent almost 10 years in prison for a New York City slaying he was pressured to plead guilty to over 50 years ago was back in court on Monday — to hear a judge finally vacate the conviction.


Texas 'Santa' pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:00
A Texas man who moonlighted as a Santa Claus during the holiday season and was arrested on Christmas Eve pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to charges including distribution of child pornography, U.S. prosecutors in Texas said. Reynaldo Ramirez, 38, a Santa Claus-for-hire in south Texas for about 15 years, faces between five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 10, they said.

Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall

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

A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Boston. Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a supporter of transgender rights, said Monday the flag will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts.


Crossing guard manager hits, kills teen near school bus stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:50
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida crossing guard supervisor's vehicle has hit and killed a teen running across a street to catch a school bus.

Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:48

FILE - This May 18, 2012, file photo Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, left, Remo Belli, founder and CEO of Remo, Inc., center, and John Densmore, the drummer of the rock band The Doors, celebrate to the beat of "Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds," a giant drum circle event at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita, Calif. Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, died April 25, 2016. He was 88. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Remo Belli, a musician who pioneered the synthetic drumhead in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, has died in California.


Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:43
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three families on Monday sued staff at a New York City group home, alleging they punched, kicked and spit on disabled residents and that state authorities knew about the abuse and did nothing for weeks.

Warrant: Slain pregnant Texas teen found with uterus removed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:41
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A mentally disabled West Texas teenager who told a school worker she had been impregnated by her stepfather was found with her uterus removed when authorities discovered her body in her family's partially burned home, according to an arrest warrant.