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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:06

Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, appears in court, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in Hogan's sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict. (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Missouri man charged in shooting death of 8-month-old son

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:05

In this undated photo released by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Diata Crockett is seen. An 8-month-old boy is dead after a shooting in north St. Louis, and police are searching for the father, Crockett, who is the suspected gunman. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri father was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his 8-month-old son — a shooting an investigator says happened after the man threatened his wife who told him during a car ride she wanted a divorce.


Feds say Turkish celebrity who faces prison is a flight risk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:03
NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he enabled Iran to overcome U.S. sanctions and deceive the United States and the international banking system for years is a flight risk and shouldn't get bail, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Phones fuel great growth potential for US Internet gambling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:56

FILE- In this April 15, 2015, file photo, an employee at Resorts Casino Hotel tries a touch-screen tablet device in the Atlantic City, N.J. casino's new Internet gambling lounge. Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as ever-greater percentages of the public use smartphones, participants in a major gambling conference said Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as ever-greater percentages of the public use smartphones, participants in a major gambling conference said Wednesday.


Kentucky judge rules Louisville can remove Confederate monument

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:54

A Confederate battle flag flies in front of a home in LibertyThe city of Louisville, Kentucky, can remove a 121-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers that critics have objected to as an emblem of slavery, a state judge ruled on Wednesday. In a ruling from the bench, Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman dissolved her temporary order from three weeks ago that had blocked the city and a local university from taking down the monument. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he would work on relocating the 70-foot-high (21-metre) monument after getting the judge's written order, according to a statement from his office.


Report: Vermont troopers more likely to search black drivers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:52
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Black drivers stopped by Vermont State Police were five times more likely to be searched than white drivers, even though contraband was more likely to be found when white motorists were searched, according to a report on five years of traffic-stop data.

The Latest: Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:50

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a destination of Dayton, Ohio. The flight was expected to take about 18 hours.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a solar-powered plane's flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania (all times local):


The Latest: Report: Black drivers more likely to be searched

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:42
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on a report on five years of traffic-stop data collected by Vermont State Police (all times local):

Feds blame pilot error, lack of oversight in Marine's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:41
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal investigators blame the Marine Corps, the Air Force and the pilot and operator of a privately-owned military jet for the death of a Marine killed last year when the jet crashed into his truck in Arizona.

Flooded homeowners sue Houston, alleging negligence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:34
HOUSTON (AP) — A citizen's group and homeowners who have recently suffered repeat flood damage sued Houston in federal court Wednesday, alleging the city backed improvements at a commercial development they say were made without putting in adequate drainage.

3rd person charged in investigation of coal exec's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:33

3rd person charged in investigation of coal exec's deathCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third person was charged Wednesday in the death of former coal executive Bennett Hatfield.


Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:29

FILE - This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.


Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket, say contract talks slowed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:21

Sheila Davis, a pilot at Hawaiian Airlines and representative for the Air Line Pilots Association, poses for a photo as Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket outside of Honolulu International Airport, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots gathered at Honolulu International Airport to picket for a new collective bargaining agreement after they voted to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary. (AP Photo/Marina Riker)HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary.


Man sentenced for killing, dismembering girlfriend in Panama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:19
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California man was sentenced to 26 years in prison Wednesday for killing his girlfriend in Panama, dismembering her body with a machete and disposing of her remains in the jungle.

District accused of demoting employee for maternity leave

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:11
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials are suing a South Florida school district, claiming an assistant principal was demoted for taking maternity leave.

Authorities: Unruly group instigated violence at Trump rally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:05

Anti-Trump protesters block the streets following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Albuquerque Convention Center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after a riot erupted outside a Donald Trump rally, Albuquerque officials blamed the downtown melee not on impassioned politics but on an unruly group intent on creating chaos in a city that has seen more than its share of violence.


Ex-owner: Jon Stewart's horse used for kids' finger-painting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:05

Tracey Stewart, leads Lily the horse she adopted away at the end of a news conference Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Kennett Square, Pa. Doreen Weston, the former owner of the horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey that was portrayed as having been shot by paintballs over 100 times, said Wednesday the animal was used at children's finger-painting parties and was never injured by a paintball gun. Lily was found seemingly abandoned at an auction stable in New Holland, Pa., in March. Police say she was covered in paint and extremely sore to the touch. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife hadn't been shot more than 100 times by a paintball gun as previously reported but had been used as a canvas for children's finger-painting parties, its former owner said.


Passenger taken off plane in Denver after kicking, screaming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:02
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a passenger was removed from a Frontier Airlines plane at the Denver airport after she dropped to the floor of the aircraft and began kicking and screaming before the plane took off.

Baltimore officers charged in prisoner death sue state

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:58
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore police officers facing criminal charges in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in the back of a police van have sued the city's top prosecutor and an official in the sheriff's office for defamation.

Alabama speaker's former chief of staff takes stand

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:56

Josh Blades is questioned by Mike Duffy as he takes the witness stand during Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's trial on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Opelika, Ala. (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, Pool)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's former chief of staff testified Wednesday that he became uncomfortable at times when Hubbard's personal business dealings appeared to intersect with the official functions of his office.