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Exchange student, pilot ID'd as victims of plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:34
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old exchange student from Turkey was one of two people killed when a small World War II-era plane crashed and exploded into flames near a Phoenix-area airport.

Suspects sought for allegedly stealing wallets at 2 Tustin shopping malls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:26

Suspects sought for allegedly stealing wallets at 2 Tustin shopping mallsAuthorities are searching for two men suspected of stealing people's wallets from several stores in two shopping centers in Tustin.


New York City police officers disciplined in ongoing corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:23
A high-ranking New York City police commander became the latest officer to face discipline as a result of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that stretches from the police department to City Hall, officials said on Wednesday. Inspector Peter DeBlasio was transferred from his post in Brooklyn to desk duty "in connection with the ongoing joint investigation by the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office," the department said in a statement. In addition, Michael Milici, a detective who was previously reassigned has been fired, the department said.

Bear prompts lockdown at 2 Rancho Cucamonga schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:21

Bear prompts lockdown at 2 Rancho Cucamonga schoolsWildlife officials tranquilized a black bear that found a resting spot in a tree near two Rancho Cucamonga schools Wednesday morning.


Suspect fires gun into ceiling before robbing San Bernardino restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:17

Suspect fires gun into ceiling before robbing San Bernardino restaurantPolice are seeking a man who fired his gun into the ceiling of a San Bernardino Farmer Boys restaurant before robbing the registers.


The Latest: California lets local water districts set saving

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:13

A drought-tolerant garden is seen on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Irvine, Calif. California water officials say they will consider dropping a mandate requiring conservation in the state's fifth year of drought. The State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday will vote on whether to give local water districts control of setting their own conservation targets. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California water conservation during drought (all times local):


English soccer club Aston Villa sold to Chinese buyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:12

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, center right, scores their first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium, London, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Scott Heavey/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESBIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa was sold Wednesday to a Chinese businessman after a decade under the American ownership of Randy Lerner.


Major upgrades to enhance travelers' experience at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:12

Major upgrades to enhance travelers' experience at Philadelphia International AirportAir travelers' experience is about to change at Philadelphia International Airport.


Hawaii scholars study chances of giant Alaska quake, tsunami

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:10
HONOLULU (AP) — A new study by University of Hawaii researchers says there's a 9 percent chance that an earthquake measuring magnitude 9 or greater will strike Alaska's Aleutian Islands within the next 50 years and send large tsunami waves to Hawaii.

Drought-stricken California allows local water districts to set conservation goals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:04
SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — Drought-stricken California allows local water districts to set conservation goals.

New penis recipient looks forward to being a 'complete' man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:04

Thomas Manning, of Halifax, Mass. reacts during an interview in his hospital room at Massachusetts General Hospital, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Boston. Manning is the first man in the United States to undergo a penis transplant. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The recipient of the nation's first penis transplant says he is looking forward to walking out of the hospital a "complete" man.


Yorba Linda woman says man allowed his pit bull to kill her dog

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:04

Yorba Linda woman says man allowed his pit bull to kill her dogA Yorba Linda woman says her dog was attacked and killed by a pit bull, and she says a man intentionally let the pit bull loose.


Jurors begin deliberations in Colorado theater civil trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:03

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 file photo, a colorful sign decorates the entrance of the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Closing arguments are expected in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead. Attorneys could make their final appeals to jurors on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead.


Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:03

FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally in Carson, Calif. After months when the story of the 2016 presidential campaign focused on divided Republicans, Democrats are now showcasing divisions in their ranks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The awkward embrace between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party may be nearing a breaking point.


Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:02

People rush to their seats after the gates opened to hear the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. Google unveils its vision for phones, cars, virtual reality and more during its annual conference for software developers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate reality, as the Internet company responds to competitive threats posed by Facebook, Amazon and Apple.


Zimmerman closes gun auction, doesn't identify winning bid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:51

FILE - In this July 9, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman says he’s vetting bids after closing an auction for the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin during an altercation, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 slaying says on his blog that the sale was successful, though he gives no details and says the buyer may choose to remain anonymous.. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman says he's vetting bids after closing an auction for the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin during an altercation.


Frontier: Telecom takeover led to outages in 3 states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:46
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Frontier Communications blamed its takeover of another company for widespread phone, internet and television service outages in California, Texas and Florida at a legislative hearing Wednesday, saying Frontier inherited corrupt data in its $10.5 billion acquisition of certain Verizon businesses last month.

Autopsy pending after woman in Texas jail dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:38

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SPELLING OF NAME TO SYMONE - Symone Marshall is shown in this undated handout photo provided by the Walker County Sheriff's Department. Officials say Marshall, arrested following a Texas car crash, was pronounced dead two weeks later after going into convulsions in jail. Autopsy results are pending. (Walker County Sheriff's Department via AP)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A black woman arrested following a car accident in Texas declined medical treatment after the wreck but died two weeks later after going into convulsions in jail, authorities said Wednesday.


Colorado babysitter charged in bank robbery with kids in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:34

Weld County, Colorado Sheriff's Office booking photo of Rachel EinspahrRachel Einspahr, 28, was charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor counts of child abuse and theft over the incident last Friday, Weld County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Terasina White said. Einspahr has not entered a plea and an attorney has not been officially appointed for her, White said in an email. According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by a detective with the Weld County Sheriff's Office, Einspahr removed the license plates from her Nissan Pathfinder, picked up the two girls whom she was hired to babysit, bought them candy and drove to a bank in the town of Severance, about 55 miles north of Denver.


Bill to raise stripper age passes, after outrage over joke

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:27
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has agreed to block strip clubs from hiring dancers under the age of 21, but only after a joke from one lawmaker provoked outrage about the treatment of women.