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Charges withdrawn against boxer Spadafora in store incident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:20
FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora, who was accused of holding a knife in front of a convenience store worker.

Fire under elevated train tracks in New York halts service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:15

In this photo provided by Ben Parkin, firefighter battle a fire runder the Metro-North railroad tracks in New York, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Train service into and out of Grand Central is being delayed due to the fire. (Ben Parkin via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — A massive fire underneath elevated train tracks in New York City has halted service and stranded thousands of commuters.


Nanny fights off baby-kidnap attempt in San Bernardino, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:13

Nanny fights off baby-kidnap attempt in San Bernardino, police sayA tenacious nanny held on to a stroller with a 4-month-old girl strapped in and fought off an apparent kidnapper, police said.


Overtime pay may become reality for more US workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:57

FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Roughly 5 million more U.S. workers will soon become eligible for overtime pay under new rules issued by the Obama administration. The policy changes would benefit many salaried employees in the fast food and retail industries who often work long hours, are called managers, but are paid just above the current $23,660 annual threshold that allows companies to deny overtime pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.


Truck overturns on EB Schuylkill Expy. near Girard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:43

Truck overturns on EB Schuylkill Expy. near GirardA tractor trailer crash blocked some of the eastbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway Tuesday.


AccuWeather: Rain Moving Out, but Clouds Hang on Another Day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:41

 Rain Moving Out, but Clouds Hang on Another DayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says brighter skies return Thursday and Friday, before a rainy Saturday.


NTSB recommends Philadelphia integrate emergency response

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:30

NTSB recommends Philadelphia integrate emergency responseThe derailment of Amtrak 188 sent a wave of injured wandering and screaming amidst the wreckage.


Woman injured in Hunting Park fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:22

Woman injured in Hunting Park fireAt least one person was injured in a house fire in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


Philadelphia 76ers win NBA Draft Lottery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:20

Philadelphia 76ers win NBA Draft LotteryThe Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery and will have the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft.


Former LAPD gangster squad officer celebrates 100th birthday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:09

Former LAPD gangster squad officer celebrates 100th birthdayRetired Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi was part of the Los Angeles Police Department's gangster squad in the 1940s and 1950s and faced off with mobsters like Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen.


Man believed to be ex-Arizona lawmaker held in Alaska death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:33
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man believed to be a former Arizona state legislator who has spent the last month as a day laborer in Alaska's capital city has been accused of killing a man in a hunting party after a day of drinking.

Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:58
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court in Northern California has rejected an effort to block a new San Francisco law that requires health warnings on ads for sugary drinks.

Traveling video-makers off track with selfies in Yellowstone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:57
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In the latest episode of tourists disturbing wildlife and sensitive geological sites in a national park, a group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water for walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, snapping selfies and dipping a hand into water that can reach the boiling point.

South Carolina bans abortion after 19 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:47

A pro-life activist advocates his stance on abortion near the site of the Democratic National Convention in CharlotteBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, SC (Reuters) - The South Carolina legislature on Tuesday passed a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life was at risk, making it the 17th U.S. state to approve such a ban. The bill will head to Republican Governor Nikki Haley's desk, who indicated in March that she would likely sign the legislation. The act, proposed last year in South Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature, passed after it was stripped of exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape of incest.


Minnesota man gets 35-year California sentence for scam

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:28
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Minnesota man who ran a nationwide investment con has been sentenced to 35 years in a California prison.

Los Angeles man held in sex assaults on elderly women

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man they believe sexually assaulted several women — including two in their 80s.

Man drives onto National Mall, claims exposure to anthrax

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:16

A pickup truck, left, is parked on the National Mall with the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument behind, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Washington. Authorities say a man drove the pickup truck onto the grass at the National Mall and said he thought he was exposed to anthrax. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who said he had been exposed to anthrax put some of the alleged poison into a pickup truck and drove onto the grass at the National Mall Tuesday to warn others, U.S. Park Police said. The substance was not hazardous.


In reversal, former Illinois congressman to plead not guilty in tax case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:07

Former U.S. congressman Reynolds arrives at the Harare Magistrates courtMel Reynolds, a former U.S. congressman who has had numerous legal troubles, has changed his mind and will plead not guilty to federal income tax charges, he told a judge in a handwritten letter made public on Tuesday. "I am not guilty," he wrote to U.S. District Judge John Darrah. Reynolds, 64, also apologized to the court for "any confusion caused" by a previous letter, made public last week, about his intention to plead guilty.


Long-time AP photographer Edward Kolenovsky dies at 87

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:39

FILE - This Feb. 15, 1985 file photo shows former AP photographer Ed Kolenovsky transmitting photos at the bureau office in Houston. Kolenovsky, who for some 40 years chronicled development of the nation's space program, covered countless Gulf Coast hurricanes and travelled the world taking photos of championship fights and other sports for the AP, has died, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was 87.(AP Photo, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Edward F. Kolenovsky, who covered the development of the U.S. space program, prize fights and many other major events during a long career as an Associated Press photographer, died Tuesday. He was 87.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:17
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday May 6, to Thursday, May 12, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.