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Teen sues in locker room rape, alleges lengthy racist abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:40
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of an Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse.

Michigan kidnapping suspect charged in unrelated killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:39

This undated photo provided by the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department shows Jeffrey Willis. Willis, who is accused of abducting a 16-year old girl in April 2016, was charged Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the shooting death of a 36-year old woman in 2014. The Muskegon County prosecutor's office announced the charges Wednesday. (Muskegon County Sheriff's Department via AP)MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man was charged Wednesday with killing a female jogger in 2014, after authorities investigating him in the recent abduction of a 16-year-old girl say they matched a gun in his van to the fatal shooting.


Scam phone calls hitting south Jersey residents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:37

Scam phone calls hitting south Jersey residentsPolice in Evesham, New Jersey, are warning residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam.


Congressional panel releases critical Cover Oregon report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:27

FILE-- In this Nov. 18, 2013, file photo, Jennifer Mimms, left, and Victoria Martin process applications for Cover Oregon, the states' health exchange program, in Keizer, Ore. A U.S. House committee has found former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign. In a staff report released Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the Republicans on the committee said they are asking the Justice Department and state attorney general to conduct criminal investigations into the actions involving Cover Oregon. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Republicans on a U.S. House committee have found former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign.


Louisville judge clears way for Confederate monument removal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:23
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has lifted a restraining order that barred the city of Louisville, Kentucky, from removing a 120-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers that sits near the University of Louisville.

Del. man arrested in meth lab operation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:20

Del. man arrested in meth lab operationA Delaware man has been arrested in connection with a meth lab operation.


The Latest: Suspected gunman in Phoenix has criminal record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:14
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a series of shootings on an Arizona highway (all times local):

App helps Iowa man get drunken driving conviction tossed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:13
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man's use of a smartphone application to get legal help in the middle of the night proved key in getting his drunken driving conviction overturned.

6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:10

In this photo taken from a video made available by World Barefoot Center, 6-month-old Zyla St. Onge water-skis across Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2016. Her parents who are professional water skiers, put her on junior-size water skis and she glided 686 feet across the lake. Her father Keith St. Onge says she set a youth record. (World Barefoot Center via AP)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.


US defense secretary calls for faster technology development

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

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter watches an unmanned surface vehicle navigate a course in the bay which he had plotted on a computer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Newport, R.I. Carter told students at the nearby U.S. Naval War College in Newport that the government needs to develop technology faster and reconnect with the tech industry. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday that a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly.


The Latest: Slain pastor and SC senator's portrait unveiled

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

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 Latest on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):


Russian banker in spy case gets 2½ years in US prison

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

CORRECTS DAY TO WEDNESDAY INSTEAD OF TUESDAY- In this courtroom drawing, defendant Evgeny Buryakov, left, stands with his attorney Scott Hershman during sentencing on espionage charges, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in New York. Prosecutors said he teamed up with diplomats to gather sensitive economic intelligence on potential U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and on U.S. efforts to develop alternative energy resources. Seated at the defense table is attorney Daniel Levin. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in what the government portrayed as a Cold War-style spy ring was sentenced Wednesday to 2½ years in a U.S. prison.


NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue

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

FILE - In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 file photo, retired astronaut Scott Kelly, center, and his twin brother Mark Kelly, back, are greeted by children in the hallway of the Kelly Elementary School after the school was named in their honor in West Orange, N.J. On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, NASA’s yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, says even after 2 ½ months back on Earth, his feet are still sore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth.


FBI chief speaks at civil rights, law enforcement conference

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

FILE - In this March 1, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Working to protect Americans' civil rights is in some ways more difficult today because of an assumption that advances mean the fight for equality has been settled, Comey said Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Working to protect Americans' civil rights is in some ways more difficult today because of an assumption that advances mean the fight for equality has been settled, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.


Missouri woman accused of embezzling $1.2M from Garmin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:05
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman already accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from engineering firm Black & Veatch stole $1.2 million during an earlier job at Garmin International, a new federal indictment alleges.

South Carolina Governor signs 20-week abortion ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:03

Protesters call for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to veto a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state past 19 weeks, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Columbia, SC. The only exceptions would be to save the life of the mother or if the fetus cannot survive outside the womb. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.


Man gets life without parole in Virginia rail yard killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:01
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man who police say claimed he killed at least a dozen people around the country during three decades of hopping trains has been convicted of capital murder in Virginia.

Cement truck flips after crash on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:59

Cement truck flips after crash on Garden State ParkwayA cement truck overturned after a crash on the Garden State Parkway.


SEPTA, Uber team up to help commuters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:54

SEPTA, Uber team up to help commutersSEPTA and Uber announced a new partnership that will not only make it easier to get to and from public transportation, it could also save you some money.


Challenge to 2012 Georgia 20-week abortion ban revived

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:53
ATLANTA (AP) — Three obstetricians are reviving their challenge against a 2012 Georgia abortion law.