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Trial witness: Ex-NY Senate leader badgered him to help son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:49

New York Sen. Dean Skelos, left, and his son Adam Skelos arrive to court in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday in the corruption trial of Dean Skelos, who is facing federal charges that he extorted bribes from companies with business before the state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A real estate company executive testified Thursday that he felt badgered and uncomfortable when he got what he believed to be inappropriate requests from a temperamental former New York Senate leader to help his son.

Portraits of black faculty members defaced at Harvard Law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:44
BOSTON (AP) — Portraits of several black professors were found vandalized at Harvard Law School on Thursday, a day after a campus rally for black students.

Prosecutor: Former lottery official fixed 2011 Oklahoma game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:43
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former lottery security officer who was convicted of rigging an Iowa Hot Lotto game an attempt to win a $14 million jackpot also fixed a game in Oklahoma, an Iowa prosecutor said Thursday.

Parole denied again for convict in 1976 school bus hijacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:39

This Nov. 9, 2015, photo released by the California Department of Corrections, shows Fredrick Woods. Woods is one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago in Chowchilla, Calif. The California Board of Parole Hearings is scheduled to meet Nov. 19, 2015 to decide if Woods should be paroled. Woods' accomplices, brothers James and Richard Schoenfeld, have already been paroled.(California Department of Corrections via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of California children nearly four decades ago was denied parole for the 16th time on Thursday.

Men who tried to push Jewish man into divorce are sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:33
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three New York men who tried to coerce a Jewish man into giving his wife a religious divorce were sentenced on Thursday.

In Ohio, Bill Clinton stresses importance of public service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:28

Former President Bill Clinton listens to his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance that public service will play in an increasingly interdependent world.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims 100M people looking for work

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:25

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump laughs with host Dave Price during the WHO-HD Iowa Forums at the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst)NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump often argues the number of people looking for work in the U.S. far surpasses government figures, something he says helps fuel the discontent that drives thousands of people to his rallies.

Family, border dangers keep Mexicans from returning to US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:21

Rodrigo Quiroz, 43, gestures as he stands for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Tijuana, Mexico. After seven years living illegally in Arizona, Quiroz has returned to Mexico. A new study finds more Mexicans are leaving the United States than coming to the country, marking a reversal to one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — There are many reasons for the historic reversal of migration between the U.S. and Mexico, according the Pew Research Center, which announced Thursday that more than 1 million Mexicans headed south to re-establish their lives in the last five years, while only 870,000 migrated north to the U.S.

The Latest: Girl says she couldn't leave room or bed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:20
PHOENIX (AP) — The latest on the testimony of three sisters who authorities say were imprisoned for months in an Arizona home by their mother and stepfather. (all times local):

Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:18

A woman passes an image of Jesus at a shelter for migrants Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Tijuana, Mexico. A new study finds more Mexicans are leaving the United States than coming to the country, marking a reversal to one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.

A partial list of victims of the Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:15
Here is a partial list of victims of Friday's attacks in Paris confirmed by The Associated Press and other media:

GMO salmon approval turns up heat in U.S. labeling battle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:14
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - A battle over whether the U.S. government should require special labels for genetically modified foods is set to heat up after a type of salmon on Thursday became the first biotech animal approved for human consumption. Activists who argue that the farm-raised salmon poses risks to the environment and public health say its clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will galvanize opponents to press for the fish to be labeled as genetically engineered. Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups plan to send letters to the FDA and members of Congress calling for a law that requires labels.

Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:09
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

Fantasy sports fans jab Visa, MasterCard with RICO suit: Frankel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:09
A newly filed class action claims that FanDuel and DraftKings could not have become billion-dollar businesses had it not been for the help of the credit card industry, which enabled players to enter online fantasy sports contests. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court on behalf of FanDuel and DraftKings players nationwide, accuses, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other defendants of participating in a racketeering scheme to facilitate illegal gambling operations. In addition to DraftKings, FanDuel and the credit card companies, the class action names banks that issued credit cards used by the lead plaintiff, as well as the companies that processed the transactions.

Montco native visits 6abc after winning World Series of Poker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:01

Montco native visits 6abc after winning World Series of PokerThe World Series of Poker Champion, a local from North Wales, stopped by 6abc to play some poker.

DC police: Officer shoots, kills man armed with large knife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted the officer with a large knife and another sharp object.

U.S. Secret Service agent accused of sexting deemed flight risk: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56

Lee Robert Moore is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of JusticeProsecutors asked that Moore be held until trial because he was a flight risk, a danger to the public and his crimes involved a minor. Court documents detail a series of explicit, pornographic online chats starting in late August between Moore and a Delaware State Police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Man charged with murder in East Texas camp killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56

This undated photo provided by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office shows William Hudson. Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, that Hudson was arrested and charged in relation to the weekend homicides of multiple people at a Texas campsite. (Anderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A man was charged with six counts of capital murder Thursday in the killing of a family at an East Texas campsite.

Latest: City of Chicago says it will release shooting video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56

Attorneys Michael Robbins, left, and Jeffrey Neslund, council for the mother of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer, talk to reporters Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after Cook County Judge Franklin Valderrama ordered the Chicago Police Department to release a video of the shooting by Nov. 25, in Chicago. The video is said to show the officer shooting McDonald 16 times in October 2014. Some including the teen's mother worry the video could spark violent protests. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on a judge deciding whether to order Chicago police to release a video that is said to show an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times (all times local):

Great Lakes levels expected to stay mostly above average

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:55
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Nino gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said Thursday.