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Philadelphia police officer injured in crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:46

Philadelphia police officer injured in crashA Philadelphia police officer was injured in a crash in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city.


Correction: Fleeing Car-Pond Deaths story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:45
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 28 story about activists seeking a probe into the drownings of three Florida teens, The Associated Press reported erroneously that several groups were involved in organizing a news conference. The story also left out the main organizing group, the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement. Black Lives Matter and the NAACP told The Tampa Bay Times that they were not involved in the news conference.

Indiana voters get their say in high-stakes primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:43

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, May 2, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in Indiana are in the spotlight in a big way. That's because the delegate math going into Tuesday's primary means Indiana represents one of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's last chances to stop Donald Trump's march to the 1,237 delegates the billionaire businessman needs to clinch the GOP nomination outright and avoid a contested convention. The stakes are not as high on the Democratic side. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton already has a commanding lead in the delegate race. It's not impossible for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to catch up, but Indiana could make it much harder.


Lawyer says Kansas activist tried to intimidate doctor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:39

FILE - In this April 20, 2011 file photo, Angel Dillard of Valley Center, Kan. arrives at the U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Wichita, Kan. Opening statements are expected Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in the 2011 lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against Dillard, an anti -abortion activist, over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist intended to intimidate a Wichita physician when she sent a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a Justice Department lawyer told jurors in opening statements in her civil trial Tuesday.


Utah to temporarily stop enforcing law in 'Deadpool' case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:31

FILE - This April 18, 2016, file photo, shows the Brewvies Cinema Pub, in Salt Lake City. The Utah theater challenging an obscenity law that got them in trouble for serving booze during the movie "Deadpool" is headed to court Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The theater Brewvies says the law is so broad that it would apply to Michelangelo's "David." They're asking a judge for a restraining order to block state alcohol authorities from enforcing it. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah cinema in trouble with state regulators for serving alcohol during a showing of superhero film "Deadpool" will not get slapped with future citations under an obscenity law mostly regulating strip clubs, as long as the theater's lawsuit plays out in court.


Officers who used stun guns on Virginia man won't be charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:30

FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Gwendolyn Smalls poses for a photo in her home in Richmond, Va. Smalls' brother, Linwood R. Lambert Jr., died in police custody in May of 2013 after being repeatedly stunned by South Boston police. Smalls and her attorney told The Associated Press on Monday, May 2, 2016, that Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said she doesn't believe there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)HALIFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia prosecutors defended a decision Tuesday not to bring charges against police officers who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death, saying that although the officers may have acted inappropriately they don't think they could convict them of a crime.


Prison guard says he fired as he was punched at biker brawl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:29
DENVER (AP) — A corrections officer who killed a man during a shootout at a Denver motorcycle show said he fired the first shot because members of another biker group were punching and cornering him, according to police reports released Tuesday that offer a new glimpse into the chaotic brawl.

Ex-N.Y. legislative leader Silver sentenced to 12 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:28

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New York City, U.S.Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state's most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan federal court said she hoped the penalty would cause "the next corrupt politician to hesitate" before accepting a bribe. The prison term could amount to a life sentence for the 72-year-old Silver, who fought prostate cancer last year.


A look at past NY state lawmakers convicted of corruption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:16
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After wielding power for decades as one of the state's most influential politicians, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison after being convicted of using his office to trade favors for millions of dollars in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat joined a long and growing list of state lawmakers who have been sentenced for crimes including bribery, conspiracy, tax evasion, fraud and racketeering. More than 30 lawmakers have left office since 2000 facing criminal or ethical allegations.

Officers attacked breaking up fight in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:15

Officers attacked breaking up student fight in Northeast PhiladelphiaA chaotic scene at a SEPTA bus stop in Northeast Philadelphia saw two school officers attacked while trying to break up a fight.


Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:14

In this undated booking photo released by the Santa Clara County District Attorney is former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield. Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office says the 45-year-old Stubblefield was charged Monday, May 2, 2016, with sexually assaulting the woman last year at his Morgan Hill home. (Santa Clara County District Attorney via AP)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a developmentally delayed woman denied the charges Tuesday, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job afterward.


Police: Man kills girlfriend, 2 others, himself in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:12

In this undated photo released by the Clay County (Fla,.) Sheriff's Office, Murray Lancaster is seen. Authorities in northeast Florida are searching for Lancaster who is suspected of fatally shooting two women and one man. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were found at a Green Cove Springs home on Tuesday morning. (Clay County (Fla,.) Sheriff's Office via AP)The nephew of a former county sheriff fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and two others in Florida on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, police said.


AccuWeather: Cloud, Cool and Damp Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:08

 Cloud, Cool and Damp TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the rest of the work week looks unsettled with lots of clouds and occasional rain. Change arrives Saturday.


No charges against Virginia police for using stun guns on man who later died

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:04
Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said no evidence showed the death of Linwood Lambert Jr., 46, was caused by the stun guns or that the officers were criminally negligent when they did not follow through on taking him into a hospital.

Nielsen's top programs for April 25-May 1

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:02
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 25-May 1. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Former Baltimore mayor holds back concession in primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 05:01
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon says she wants to get a final vote count from last week's mayoral primary and isn't conceding an election that was held about a year after Freddie Gray's death and unrest in the city.

South Carolina sheriff praises officers in suspect shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:59

This undated photo released by the Greenville (S.C) County Sheriff's Office shows Reginald Darnell Dogan, who was shot by police officers Monday night, May 2, 2016. Officers found Dogan after someone called to report a suspect waving a gun, Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis said at a news conference. The first deputy demanded the man drop the gun, and instead he pointed it at the officer. (Greenville County Sheriff's Office via AP)TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is praising his officers Tuesday for not immediately firing on a man who pointed a gun at them because there were other people around in a busy retail area of Greenville County.


Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:58

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter testifies on operations against the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Phil Stewart and Andrea Shalal STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict. A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead serviceman was a Navy SEAL.


Good Samaritan killed trying to help wounded Texas woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:57

This undated photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows Ricci Bradden. The Army private shot and wounded his wife outside a Dallas-area store Monday, May 2, 2016, and then gunned down a father of three who grabbed his own gun and tried to make a citizen's arrest, authorities said. (Arlington Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A young soldier shot and wounded his wife outside a Dallas-area store and then gunned down a father of three who grabbed his own gun and tried to make a citizen's arrest, authorities say.


Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:57

FILE - This Monday, Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, shows a Target store in Miami. Consumer backlash is growing against Target’s stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use. In April 2016, the Minneapolis-based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that “corresponds to their gender identity.” The move made Target the first major retailer to take such a prominent position on the issue, and won praise from supporters of transgender rights. But Target’s position also sparked criticism on social media that hasn’t let up. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use.