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3-year-old survives fall from cliff that kills his mother

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:58
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy survived a 50-foot fall at a popular Oregon hiking trail that killed his 37-year-old mother.

Still no will found for Prince as Minnesota court opens probate process

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:57

Musician Prince gestures on stage during Apollo Theatre's 75th anniversary gala in New YorkBy David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Lawyers charged with untangling the multimillion-dollar estate of music superstar Prince said on Monday they still have not located a will that could avert a years-long dispute over his fortune but have not stopped looking. Six siblings or half-siblings of Prince, who was found dead at age 57 at his home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, were listed as heirs in court documents filed in Carver County District Court in Chaska, Minnesota, where a brief hearing was held before Judge Kevin Eide. The exact value of Prince's estate has not yet been disclosed but his music catalog alone has been estimated at more than $500 million.


Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:55
HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish broadcaster YLE says it won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax dodgers with offshore accounts.

Virginia Republicans to sue Democratic governor over executive order allowing felons to vote

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:46
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans to sue Democratic governor over executive order allowing felons to vote.

Free to speak, stop-and-frisk judge claims some victories

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:45

FILE - In this Friday, May 17, 2013, file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin is interviewed in her federal court chambers in New York. Scheindlin, the judge who played a pivotal role in changing police stop-and-frisk practices in New York City is leaving the bench for private practice. Tossing the gavel aside, Scheindlin is speaking out, declaring victory over critics in the battle over police stop-and-frisk tactics and telling why she thinks the government spoiled its chance at conviction in the trials of John "Junior" Gotti. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tossing the gavel aside, feisty Judge Shira Scheindlin is speaking out, declaring victory over critics in the battle over police stop-and-frisk tactics and telling why she thinks the government spoiled its chance at conviction in four trials of John "Junior" Gotti.


First US cruise in decades arrives in Havana

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:44

People waving Cuban flags greet passengers on Carnival's Adonia cruise ship as they arrive from Miami in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Adonia's arrival is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.


Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:30

Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of lifeHalf-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring ...


U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:21
(This April 29 story corrects the name in the first paragraph from 'Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court' to 'Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court') By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed. The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls, according to a Justice Department memo sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees on Friday and seen by Reuters.

Emmaus High School locked down after bullets found in bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:17

Classes resume at Emmaus High School after bullets found in bathroomA high school in Lehigh County has been placed on lockdown after bullets were found in a bathroom.


Solar plane on global trip soars from California to Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:07

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at the end of its journey from Hawaii, part of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The next leg of the solar-powered around-the-world flight is scheduled to start from Mountain View, Calif., Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. PDT, bound for Phoenix.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane soared above the clouds Monday after taking off from California for Arizona to resume its journey around the world using only energy from the sun.


Go team! Top court to hear cheerleader uniform copyright case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:04

Cheerleaders make their way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New YorkThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the stripes, zigzags, chevrons and colors on uniforms worn by cheerleaders across the country can be copyrighted under federal law. The court will review an August 2015 ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati that revived a lawsuit by Varsity Brands Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of cheerleader uniforms, accusing rival Star Athletica LLC of infringing on five of its designs.


Gannett tells Tribune shareholders not to vote for board

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:58
NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett is escalating its pursuit of rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for its board member nominees up for election in June.

Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:56

Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founderLONDON (AP) — An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.


Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:48
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court has upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010.

Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:46
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 goal as it relaunches the Alfa Romeo brand internationally.

High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers.

Man stopped for DUI; sister pulls up to argue, also arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:42
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 41-year-old Florida woman defending her younger brother during a DUI arrest also was charged with drunken driving.

Hungary aiming to drive Uber ride-hailing app out of country

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:40
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government wants to drive out ride-hailing app Uber from the country while proposing new legislation to crack down on unlicensed passenger transport, officials said Monday.

Driver arrested after car crashes into Bensalem home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:38

Driver arrested after car crashes into Bensalem homePolice have arrested a motorist who they say crashed into a Bensalem home then fled the scene.


Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:12

Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streetsSeattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.