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Wrestling body revokes ex-House Speaker Hastert's awards

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:28

File photo of former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Chicago, IllinoisThe organization's board of governors unanimously voted for the revocation after an ethics committee found Hastert's actions to be "detrimental to the ideals and objectives" of the Wrestling Hall of Fame, according to a statement on its website. Lee Roy Smith, the body's executive director, said in the statement the board wanted to wait until Hastert's criminal case was over before making a decision. Hastert, 74, once one of the most powerful U.S. conservative politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for a financial crime related to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached decades ago.


Emotional return as first U.S. cruise in decades reaches Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:21

U.S. Carnival cruise ship Adonia arrives at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba's 1959 revolution, CubaBy Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists and a handful of emotional Cuban-Americans arrived on the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Havana in decades on Monday, spilling onto the cobbled streets of the old city where they were warmly greeted by residents. It was another first for the two countries since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a historic rapprochement in December 2014, and comes weeks after Obama's visit to the Caribbean island.     Carnival Corp's Adonia, a small ship carrying 700 passengers, slipped through the channel into Havana Bay in the morning under picture-perfect skies, then docked alongside the colonial quarter recently visited by Obama. "I’m nervous and excited at the same time, I left Cuba 48 years ago, when I was six years old.


CSX: Most cars that derailed in Washington back on tracks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:18

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Train cars that derailed in the nation's capital over the weekend have largely been put back on the tracks, and workers on Monday finished offloading hazardous materials from two of the cars, CSX officials said.


Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:03
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.

Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:02
PHOENIX (AP) — Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.

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.