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Senators urge House to move on aviation security bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:36

A traveler walks through a metal detector at a security check point in John F. Kennedy Airport in New YorkBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee have urged their counterparts in the House of Representatives to move forward on Senate legislation to boost aviation security and authorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration. In a May 24 letter released on Wednesday, the senate panel's Republican chairman, John Thune of South Dakota, and its top Democrat, Bill Nelson of Florida, cautioned House lawmakers that Congress has only six weeks left to approve legislation before a temporary FAA funding patch expires in mid-July. The letter, addressed to House Transportation Chairman Bill Schuster of Pennsylvania and that panel's top Democrat, Peter DeFazio of Oregon, urged movement on a Senate bill that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support last month.


US Army to test driverless vehicle technology in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:16
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will cruise along a stretch of Interstate 69 in Michigan as part of an initial testing of driverless military vehicle equipment on public roadways.

Judge orders examination of man accused in fatal stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:12
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his father, Oklahoma's former labor commissioner, was ordered Wednesday to undergo a mental examination to determine if he is competent after he told a judge he wants to plead guilty to first-degree murder.

Arizona sheriff warns of cartel gunfire in wilderness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:10
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sheriff has warned holiday hikers and campers to beware of cartel assassins who have been ambushing rivals and stealing drugs and money.

The Latest: Congressional Dems play down Clinton report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:10

FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce, Calif. A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous top U.S. diplomats for poorly managing information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):


Repo man charged with manslaughter after woman dies in crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:56

This undated booking photo provided by the Utah County Sheriff's Office shows Kenneth Drew. Drew, a Utah repossession agent has been charged with manslaughter after prosecutors said he forced a mother from a road in her SUV while trying to take back the vehicle. Drew was set to make his first court appearance Wednesday, May 25, in Provo after being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the May 17 death of 35-year-old Ashleigh Best. (Utah County Sheriff via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah repossession agent was charged with manslaughter after prosecutors said he forced a mother from a road in her SUV during a reckless, high-speed pursuit while trying to take back the vehicle.


Fact sheet: 2016 Buick Encore AWD Sport Touring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:55

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring. Buick’s best selling vehicle, the Encore SUV, adds a new Sport Touring model for 2016 that comes with a higher-powered, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine putting out 153-horsepower. The newfound power makes the small Encore SUV, with its affordable pricing and premium amenities and styling, even more appealing to buyers. (Courtesy of General Motors via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT2016 Buick Encore AWD Sport Touring


2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring adds new turbo engine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:54

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring. Buick’s best selling vehicle, the Encore SUV, adds a new Sport Touring model for 2016 that comes with a higher-powered, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine putting out 153-horsepower. The newfound power makes the small Encore SUV, with its affordable pricing and premium amenities and styling, even more appealing to buyers. (Courtesy of General Motors via AP) MANDATORY CREDITThe hot-selling Buick Encore has a new, peppier model for 2016 that makes the affordably priced, easy to maneuver and surprisingly refined SUV even more appealing.


Governor: Texas suing over Obama's transgender directive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:51
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Was Prince a dad? The secret kids of some prominent people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:47

This combination of file photos shows Prince, left, in 2007 and an undated booking photo released by Missouri Department of Corrections of Carlin Q. Williams. Williams is seeking DNA testing to confirm whether he’s the pop superstar’s child. If they are a match, Williams would be the sole heir to the singer’s estate. (AP Photo and Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)A 39-year-old man currently imprisoned in Colorado for unlawfully transporting a gun claims he is Prince's son.


Authorities: 1 dead after confrontation with Florida trooper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:47
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a person is dead following a confrontation with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

New Jersey again looks to make beaches, parks smoke free

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:43

New Jersey again looks to make beaches, parks smoke freeThe Senate and Assembly are expected to give final approval Thursday to a bill that was vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2014 that would ban smoking at publicly-owned beaches and parks.


Oklahoma tribal chief impeached over financial improprieties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:35
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma tribal chief has been impeached after he faced questions regarding the use of his tribe's finances.

Alligator captured near Dallas school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:27
DALLAS (AP) — A 7-foot-long alligator has been captured in a field near a Dallas school.

Aide to US Sen. Schumer of New York arrested on drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:24
STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — An aide to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has been arrested on drug charges.

Fire rips through Silicon Valley strip mall, ravaging shops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:12

This frame from video provided by KNTV-NBC Bay Area shows a fire burning at a strip mall in Santa Clara, Calif. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Authorities said a massive fire ripped through the small strip mall early Wednesday, damaging more than half the businesses there. No one was injured. (Alan Waples/KNTV-NBC Bay Area via AP)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a massive fire tore through a small strip mall in Silicon Valley, burning down more than half its businesses.


Judge denies motion for new Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:12

FILE - In this Monday, March 21, 2016, file photo, Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, left, looks on in court moments after a jury returned its decision in St. Petersburg, Fla. Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times. (Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool, File)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict.


Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:11

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, during the committee's markup hearing on H.R. 5278, Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.


U.S. airports still understaffed for peak travel: TSA head

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 01:59

Travelers wait in line at a security checkpoint at La Guardia Airport in New YorkA shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for TSA, with airport wait times in places like Chicago stretching beyond two hours. Neffenger said TSA is seeing how it can re-deploy officers who are trained to detect irregular passenger behavior to posts where they check traveler documents, thereby freeing up others to staff screening machines. "There are efficiencies we can gain in the way we deploy our people," Neffenger said.


Virginia governor: Feds have found no wrongdoing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 01:58

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures as he delivers his State of the Commonwealth Address before a joint session of the 2016 Virginia Assembly at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A U.S. law enforcement official says Gov. McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. CNN first reported the story Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has focused on his business dealings before he took office and has found no evidence of wrongdoing, the governor's attorney said Wednesday.