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Sentence rescheduled to June 5 for drug lord's cousin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sentencing has been rescheduled for a cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords for his role in trying to expand the violent cartel's reach into Europe and the United States.

3 suspects at large after home invasion in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:12

3 suspects at large after home invasion in Juniata ParkPhiladelphia Police are looking for 3 armed suspects who stormed a home in Juniata Park and made off with cash, jewelry and weapon.


Jindal issues order after religious objections bill rejected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:03

FILE - In this May 9, 2015, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Freedom Summit in Greenville, S.C. Jindal has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that has thrust the state into the national debate about where religious freedoms end and the rights of same-sex couples begin.


Teacher accused of letting students have sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:57

Teacher accused of letting students have sexAn Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.


Man lures boys from Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of bare feet, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:38

Man lures boys from Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of bare feet, police sayPhiladelphia police are looking for a man who approached five young boys at a skate park and went on to pose them for pictures of their bare feet.


Man approaches 5 boys at Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of their feet, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:34

Man lures boys from Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of bare feet, police sayPhiladelphia police are looking for a man who approached five young boys at a skate park and went on to pose them for pictures of their bare feet.


Man approaches 5 boys at Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of their feet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:26

Man approaches 5 boys at Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of their feet, police sayPhiladelphia police are looking for a man who approached five young boys at a skate park and went on to pose them for pictures of their bare feet.


Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:21
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

Cop injured in fatal wrong-way crash released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:20
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — One of the New Jersey police officers injured in a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend in New York City has been released from the hospital.

McDonald's, other fast-food workers, protest ahead of annual meeting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:04

Protesters demonstrate in front of a McDonald's restaurant asking for higher wages in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Thousands of McDonald's workers seeking a minimum wage of $15 per hour and the right to unionize are expected to swarm the fast-food giant's headquarters for two days of protests that will coincide with the fast-food chain's annual meeting on Thursday. Protests by low-wage fast-food and retail workers have helped fuel a national debate about pay levels. Companies such as McDonald's Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc are raising starting pay and cities like Seattle and Chicago are boosting their respective minimum wages over time.


US demonstrates amphibious skills for military leaders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:45

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) amphibious vehicle rushes the beach at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu, Hawaii during joint amphibious exercises, as the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy host defense leaders from around the Pacific, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The first-of-its kind meeting comes as territorial disputes over islands are growing more heated in the region. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Marines and sailors are demonstrating for military leaders from around the Pacific how to land troops on a beach.


Autoliv says poised to boost capacity after Takata expands recall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:54
Swedish auto safety gear maker Autoliv said on Wednesday it was ready to boost production capacity to meet increased demand as Japanese competitor Takata Corp recalls an additional 17 million airbag inflators. Takata said separately it had doubled a recall of potentially lethal airbags to 34 million vehicles, making it the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. "Exactly what this means for us is a bit early to say, but we are of course ready to increase our capacity and deliver to the industry as quickly as we can as we see an increased need," Autoliv spokesman Thomas Jonsson told Reuters.

Dispute leads to shooting, police standoff in SW Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:44

Dispute leads to shooting, police standoff in SW PhiladelphiaOfficials say a neighborhood dispute led to a shooting and police standoff in Southwest Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:29

In this Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 photo provided by Tomas Ovalle, extreme athlete Dean Potter stands in front of El Capitan after a speed climbing attempt up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, and his climbing partner Graham Hunt were killed Saturday, May 16, 2015 after jumping from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Tomas Ovalle)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.


Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:37

In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, inmate Jesse Cole is shown on a television screen as his son William, 4, center, reaches to touch the screen while his mother, Edna, holds 8-month-old Jesse James, during a video visitation with at the Fort Bend County Jail, in Richmond, Texas. Prisoners’ rights advocates are worried that the growing use in the U.S. of video technology to facilitate visits between inmates and their family and friends at county jails and prisons is part of a trend to eliminate the more traditional in-person visit. But officials who run these facilities say video visitation has been a boon to their efforts to improve security and increase visiting hours. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen.


Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:15

Workers react as the Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020, making it the largest city in the nation to do so, in Los Angeles Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The measure approved Tuesday calls for small businesses with 25 or fewer employees to have an additional year to reach the $15 plateau. The council voted 14-1 after members of the public made impassioned statements for and against the plan. The increases begin with a wage of $10.50 in July 2016, followed by annual increases to $12, $13.25, $14.25 and then $15. Small businesses and nonprofits would be a year behind. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates for the poor who have made it a primary objective as American wages stagnate.


'Dancing With The Stars' season 20 finale: Mirrorball champions crowned (SPOILER ALERT)

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:12

 Mirrorball champions crowned (SPOILER ALERT)After 10 years of competition, 'Dancing With The Stars' awarded its gold Mirrorball Trophy to one special couple. (SPOILERS AHEAD).


Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:06

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to Brad Magg, left, owner of Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe and Magg Family Catering, during a meeting with small business owners, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Bike Tech cycling shop in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses aren't in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren't letting go of an issue they think will get them votes.


Ex-councilman wins crucial primary for Philadelphia mayor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:35

Democratic mayoral candidate and former City Councilman Jim Kenney, center, reacts onstage after winning the primary election, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. The former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Philadelphia councilman who is likely to become the city's next mayor credited a coalition of union members, immigrants, public school parents and others for his easy victory in a crowded Democratic primary.


Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:17

Patrick Conner' shows how to plug his Nissan Leaf electric car at a charging station at the public library in Hillsboro, Ore., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars are a boon for the environment, but their growing popularity means shrinking fuel tax revenues for state coffers and less money to pay for road and bridge projects. Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to address this shortfall by testing the feasibility of taxing motorists not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.