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Maryland high court issues opinion in Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:45
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court has released an opinion explaining its recent decision to force an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray to testify against his colleagues.

Finland opens speedy Germany data link across the Baltic Sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:31
HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish IT group says it has commissioned a 1,200 kilometer-long (745-mile) ultra-fast data cable across the Baltic Sea from Germany in an attempt to lure central European technology companies to Finland.

Officials identify pilot who died in plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:27
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials have released the name of the pilot who died after crashing a single-engine plane at an airport in East Tennessee.

Construction underway in 3 states on $3.8B oil pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:24

FILE - In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline that will stretch from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D. Construction on the pipeline is now underway in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, three of the four states that will carry the oil from western North Dakota. The pipeline also will cross Iowa, but regulators there have declined to act quickly on a request to allow Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners to begin construction in that state. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway in three of four states on a $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from western North Dakota to Illinois.


U.S. targets spying threat on campus with proposed research clampdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:14

A sign marks the Rogers Building at MIT in CambridgeLeading U.S. universities are pushing back against a proposed State Department rule that would bar foreign students from more research projects and classes involving information seen as vital to national security. The proposal by the administration of President Barack Obama reflects growing worries in Washington over a rise in intellectual property theft from foreign adversaries such as China. Defense contractors such as Northrop Grumman , Boeing and Lockheed Martin regularly sponsor university research, but did not respond to requests for comment.


US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:06

This Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. On Friday, May 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in April. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.


Man sentenced for assaulting trooper in Wal-Mart bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:03
WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A man will spend a year behind bars for assaulting a Maryland State Police trooper in a Wal-Mart bathroom following a road rage encounter.

Feds oppose releasing Pennsylvania terror suspect on bond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:28
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal prosecutors don't want Pennsylvania terrorism suspect freed on bond because they say he'd just return home, which is where he allegedly committed his alleged crimes.

Buddy Cianci's family sorts through what he left behind

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:27

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2014, file photo shows former Providence, R.I., Mayor Buddy Cianci, who died at age 74 on Jan. 28, 2016, in Providence. Cianci held office for more than 21 years, but was forced from his seat twice due to felonies. He left behind several ventures, including his self-branded pasta sauce, a scholarship fund and plans for a library to house 40 years’ worth of memorabilia. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — When former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci died unexpectedly in January, he left behind several charitable and business ventures, including his self-branded pasta sauce, a scholarship fund and plans for a library to house 40 years' worth of memorabilia.


Charges pending in deaths of unborn twins in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:16
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with three counts of murder in a slaying in rural South Carolina now faces two additional counts stemming from the death of unborn twins one of the victims was carrying.

Russia: We are not involved in snapping of Swedish TV tower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:06

The broken top of the still standing part of the 332 meters high telecom mast outside Boras in western Sweden is seen in a photo taken May 17, 2016. Swedish authorities say a TV tower that snapped in half may have been a target of sabotage. (Adam Ihse / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Russia's Embassy in Sweden is denying any involvement in the snapping of a TV tower, adding the allegation must have been "inspired by the James Bond movies."


7-Eleven worker becomes first woman to climb Everest seven times

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:45

Light illuminates Mount Everest, during sunset in Solukhumbu District also known as the Everest regionBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A 42-year-old woman born in Nepal climbed Mount Everest for the seventh time on Friday, breaking her own record for the most summits of the world's highest mountain by any woman, a hiking official said. Lhakpa Sherpa, who works in a 7-Eleven store in Connecticut, reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak from the Tibetan side, said Rajiv Shrestha of the 7 Summits Adventure company that organized her expedition. Lhakpa Sherpa, one of the 11 children of a Nepali family, was born in eastern Sankhuwasabha district where the world's fifth highest mountain, Makalu, is located.


PHOTOS: Wanted for murder, aggravated assault in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:35

 Wanted for murder, aggravated assault in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are looking for dozens of people wanted on charges of murder and aggravated assault.


Scandal-hit VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay rise for workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:06

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo a Volkswagen emblem VW at a factory entrance stands behind green bushes in Wolfsburg, Germany. Automaker Volkswagen and Germany's industrial union have agreed Friday, May 20, 2016, to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat — the kind of raises that could help the 19-country eurozone lift inflation from dangerously low levels. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen and Germany's industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat — the kind of raises that could help the 19-country eurozone lift inflation from dangerously low levels.


Almost 300 famous actors, writers urge Britain to stay in EU

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 19:35

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 file photo, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrives to host the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai, China. Almost 300 British arts and culture figures have appealed for voters to support European Union membership, arguing that a vote to leave the bloc in a June 23 referendum will leave the U.K. "an outsider shouting from the wings."Cumberbatch is one of the signatories of the letter released Friday May 20, 2016. (AP Photo, File)LONDON (AP) — If celebrity power were votes, Britain's European Union membership would be secure.


Gay beating victims' file lawsuit against attackers in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 19:24

Gay beating victims' file lawsuit against attackers in Center CityTwo gay men, beaten in Center City, are now suing their attackers.


Crews battle apartment blaze in Somerton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:51

Crews battle apartment blaze in SomertonFirefighters were on the scene of an apartment blaze in the Somerton section of Philadelphia.


2 deputies, driver of suspicious car hurt in confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:50
WEST PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two sheriff's deputies and a person who had been sleeping in a car parked outside a South Florida shopping plaza are recovering from injuries suffered during a confrontation.

Sex trafficker gets 30 years for operating prostitution ring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:47
BOSTON (AP) — A federal court judge handed down a 30-year prison sentence to a man investigators say operated one of the most violent sex trafficking rings in Boston in the last decade.

Police: Pipe bandit could have caused gas explosion on N.J. block

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:35

 Pipe bandit could have caused gas explosion on N.J. blockA man is facing several charges in connection with the theft of pipes from a home in Runnemede, New Jersey.