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Asian stocks slip as Fed rate hike signals spook investors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:06

Trader George Ettinger, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. U.S. stocks are falling in morning trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets sank on Thursday after the Fed surprised investors by signaling that an interest rate hike is in the cards if economic conditions keep improving.


Ex-NYC cop convicted in Social Security benefits scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 14:49
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer accused of faking a mental disability to get more than $200,000 in Social Security benefits has been convicted of grand larceny.

B-52 crashes at Guam air base, no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 14:07
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said Thursday a B-52 crashed on Guam shortly after takeoff, but all seven crew members made it out safely. No injuries were reported.

Feds give scathing review of California border town's police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 14:02

FILE - This April 15, 2010 file photo, a storefront window sits empty as downtown Calexico, Calif. is reflected in the glass. The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing review Wednesday, May 18, 2016, of the small town's police practices in a big drug and immigrant smuggling corridor on California's border with Mexico, finding a lack of basic controls and oversight of criminal investigations, unstable leadership and other red flags. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker,File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing review Wednesday of a small town's police practices in a big drug and immigrant smuggling corridor on California's border with Mexico, finding a lack of basic controls and oversight of criminal investigations, unstable leadership and other red flags.


NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:15

In this May 2, 2016 photo, researchers watch a six-foot-tall, 300-pound Valkyrie robot walk slowly at University of Massachusetts-Lowell's robotics center in Lowell, Mass. "Val," one of four sister robots built by NASA, could be the vanguard for the colonization of Mars by helping to set up a habitat for future human explorers. NASA spokesman Jay Bolden says the agency aims to get to Mars by 2035 and it’ll be the Valkyries or their descendants paving the way. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers. But first they're finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills.


Rendell apologizes for 'ugly women' comment

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

Rendell apologizes for 'ugly women' commentFormer Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has apologized for saying "there are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women."


Vigil held for 2 Bridgeton High students killed in car crash after prom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:09

Vigil held for 2 Bridgeton High students killed in car crash after promHundreds of classmates, faculty and families gathered Wednesday night to remember two Bridgeton High students killed in a car crash, just hours after prom.


Wilmington group calls for federal investigation in deadly police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:09

Wilmington group calls for federal investigation in deadly police shootingA contingent of activists in Wilmington are calling for a federal investigation into a deadly police shooting.


Q&A: How new US overtime rules could help or hurt employees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — More pay? Or just fewer work hours?

Reading police officer accused of punching woman, slamming phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:07

Reading police officer accused of punching woman, slamming phoneA Reading police officer faces charges in connection with a traffic stop last month.


Widespread support for Atlantic City Boardwalk booze policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:07

Widespread support for Atlantic City Boardwalk booze policyAtlantic City is considering a policy that would allow booze on the boardwalk.


Mechanic dies 4 months after boiler room explosion at Philadelphia school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:02

Mechanic dies 4 months after boiler room explosion at Philadelphia schoolA Philadelphia School District mechanic has died four months after he was critically injured in a boiler room explosion in West Oak Lane.


Vigil held for 2 Bridgeton High students killed in car crash after prom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:51

Vigil held for 2 Bridgeton High students killed in car crash after promHundreds of classmates, faculty and families gathered Wednesday night to remember two Bridgeton High students killed in a car crash, just hours after prom.


Delays drag on amid repairs to train tracks damaged by fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:37

Passengers board a Metro-North train at Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in New York. Commuters into and out of terminal faced delays, a day after a fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of rail passengers will have to deal with another day of slow commutes as crews repair elevated train tracks in New York City that were damaged by a fire.


Widespread support for Atlantic City policy permitting boardwalk booze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:34

Widespread support for Atlantic City Boardwalk booze policyAtlantic City is considering a policy that would allow booze on the boardwalk.


Reading police officer accused of punching woman, slamming phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:27

Reading police officer accused of punching woman, slamming phoneA Reading police officer faces charges in connection with a traffic stop last month.


UConn's top puppetry program collaborates with Boston Pops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:21

In this Monday, May 16, 2016 photo, puppeteers demonstrate their Peter and the Wolf puppets at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. The students from UConn's Puppet Arts program will perform the show, "Puppets Take the Pops," with the Boston Pops on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Symphony Hall in Boston. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — When Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart asked the University of Connecticut to provide a guest narrator to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" during a 2014 holiday concert at the school, he was expecting to get UConn's president or perhaps a distinguished professor.


Mechanic dies 4 months after boiler room explosion at Philadelphia school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:20

Mechanic dies 4 months after boiler room explosion at Philadelphia schoolA Philadelphia School District mechanic has died four months after he was critically injured in a boiler room explosion in West Oak Lane.


Ohio officials grapple with Planned Parenthood restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio law that strips government funding from Planned Parenthood is forcing health officials in some cities and counties to scramble to find replacement providers to perform cancer screenings, promote teen pregnancy prevention and provide prenatal care to women, along with other services.

AccuWeather: Sunny Breaks Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:11

 Sunny Breaks ThursdayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says Thursday and Friday look warmer and much nicer. Rain is likely on Saturday.