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Correction: Iwo Jima Photo Identities story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:46

Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photoDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story May 2 about the Marine Corps investigating whether it misidentified one of the men in the iconic photo of men raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in 1945, The Associated Press erroneously reported that two amateur historians contend that a figure initially identified as John Bradley was actually Harold Henry Schultz. They argue that the figure identified as Franklin Sousley was actually Schultz and the figure initially identified as Bradley was Sousley, which would mean Bradley wasn't in the photo.


Wilmington school may lose Redskins name

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:22

Wilmington school may lose Redskins nameA committee for the Red Clay Consolidated School District is recommending that Wilmington's Conrad Schools of Science stop using the nickname "Redskins" and Native American imagery.


Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:14
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.

Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:44
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits as it struggles to hire enough officers.

Iraq holding hundreds of detainees in 'inhumane conditions': Amnesty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:43
Amnesty International said on Tuesday Iraq is holding more than 1,000 detainees, some as young as 15, without charge in "inhumane and degrading conditions" at makeshift holding centers in western Anbar province. The London-based human rights watchdog said 683 men have been crammed into disused warehouses in Amiriyat al-Falluja, just west of Baghdad, which counter-terrorism forces (CTF) have turned into a detention and interrogation facility. "The detainees are squeezed into a space of less than one square meter each, sitting in a crouching position day and night, unable to stretch or lie down to sleep and are rarely allowed outside for fresh air," the organization's secretary general Salil Shetty said following an April 30 visit.

U.S. targets Islamic State in Mosul, other cities in Iraq, Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:43
The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State on Monday with 29 strikes against the militants in Syrian and Iraq, including the northern city of Mosul under militant control, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement. In Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force staged 25 strikes, including seven near Islamic State's stronghold of Mosul, which coalition forces, alongside the Iraqi government, are trying to wrest away from the militant group. The strikes near the key city hit six groups of Islamic State fighters as well as two vehicles, three weapons caches, a mortar system and other targets.

Upper Dublin teacher accused of sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:36

Upper Dublin teacher accused of sex with studentA teacher for Upper Dublin High School in Montgomery County has been arrested and charged on accusations she had sex with a male high school student.


Michigan governor to discuss Flint water crisis with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:35
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city's drinking water mess.

The Latest: Suspect arrested after toddler stabbed to death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a toddler in Los Angeles (all times local):

Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:22

This image made from a video, former Prince bassist Larry Graham talks about Prince in an Associated Press interview on Monday, May 2, 2016. Graham, a famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, according to his longtime friend and "spiritual brother," bassist Larry Graham.


EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:18
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

'Philly Jesus' arrested in Center City Apple store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:06

'Philly Jesus' arrested in Center City Apple storeThe man known as Philly Jesus was arrested in Center City Monday night.


Aeromexico plane diverted to Houston after passenger dies: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:05
An Aeromexico plane flying from Chicago to Mexico made an unplanned landing in Houston on Tuesday after a passenger on board died during the flight, the Houston Chronicle reported. Flight tracking services showed the plane left Houston on Tuesday morning and later arrived in Mexico City.

Cops: Brothers selling heroin in Burger King kids' area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:47
NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — Two brothers are jailed on charges they sold $4,600 worth of heroin to an undercover officer in the children's play area of a Pennsylvania Burger King.

Girl, 7, survives fall out of 4-story window in New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:11

Girl, 7, survives fall out of 4-story window in New YorkA 7-year-old girl, with autism, is recovering after falling out of a four-story window in the Bronx.


Tupac Shakur's mother dies in Marin County, California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:02

Tupac Shakur's mother dies in Marin County, CaliforniaAfeni Shakur Davis, the mother of renowned rap artist Tupac Shakur, has died in Marin County, California at the age of 69.


Trucks, SUVs push Fiat Chrysler to 6 pct. April sales jump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:01

Trucks, SUVs push Fiat Chrysler to 6 pct. April sales jumpDETROIT (AP) — The truck and SUV boom continued last month, propelling Fiat Chrysler to a 6 percent sales increase and its best April in more than a decade.


Backhoe hit by train west of Welsh, driver injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:59
WELSH, La. (AP) — State police say a Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury employee received minor injuries when an Amtrak train struck the backhoe he was driving, just west of Welsh.

Freddie Mac posts $354M loss in 1Q; no dividend payment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:54

FILE - In this July 13, 2008, file photo, shows the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Va. Freddie Mac reports financial results on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $354 million for the first quarter, mostly due to losses it sustained on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates.