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North Dakota oil producers to miss out on $480 million tax cut

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 22 min ago

Mody Torres and Josh Anderson of Select Energy Services connect hoses between a pipeline and water tanks at a Hess fracking site near WillistonWILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil industry will miss out on a roughly $480 million tax cut over the next six months due to the recent rise in crude prices. The average price for a barrel of benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude at the Cushing, Oklahoma, transport hub had to fall below $55.09 per barrel for May in order for the state to temporarily waive its 6.5 percent oil extraction tax. Oil prices, though, have steadily risen in recent months, up about 25 percent since April 1. ...


Man critical after stabbing in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 24 min ago

Man critical after stabbing in ParksidePolice say a man is in critical condition after a stabbing in the Parkside section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 26 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new bird's eye view of New York City.

Timeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 27 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2002 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., center, Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., left, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., right, speak with the media after meeting with President Bush in Oval Office. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican.


Indictment says ex-House Speaker Hastert paid hush money

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 32 min ago

Indictment says ex-House Speaker Hastert paid hush moneyFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican.


Arrest made in assaults on women in Radnor, Media

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 34 min ago

Arrest made in assaults on women in Radnor, MediaPolice in two Delaware County communities say they've caught a predator targeting women.


Cuba removed from US terror list

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has taken Cuba off its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Man pleads guilty to killing French street artist in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - One of three men accused of killing a 23-year-old French street artist in Detroit has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in an agreement that calls for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, prosecutors said on Friday. Jasin Curtis, 18, of Detroit, will be sentenced on June 12 before Judge Bruce Morrow in Wayne County Circuit Court, prosecutors said. The sentence is to be served consecutive to a two-year term for a firearms count, prosecutors said.

Pregnant woman considers legal action against police after arrest

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 29 min ago

Pregnant woman considers legal action against police after arrestA video of a pregnant woman's arrest in California is drawing questions and has sparked an internal investigation.


Detroit man pleads guilty in French street artist slaying

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 47 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — A young man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old French street artist during a robbery outside an abandoned Detroit housing project.

Old African-American celebration given second life in New York

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 22 min ago

File photo of a man walking through the African Burial Ground National Monument in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - An African-American celebration called Pinkster dating back to the 17th century is enjoying a quiet revival in New York, giving the city a fresh glimpse at the largely ignored contribution that black colonists made to America's emerging culture. Considered the oldest African-American holiday, Pinkster was virtually unknown to generations of New Yorkers until three years ago when a group of black history enthusiasts decided to resurrect it. "Africans are always left out of history," said Christopher Paul Moore, a historian and retired curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City's Harlem.


Wildwood police: Don't use us as a threat!

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 35 min ago

 Don't use us as a threat!Wildwood's police chief says his officers on the boardwalk hear it all summer long.


In Ohio pepper-spray assault case, victim gets to fire back

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 36 min ago
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye."

Man gets prison for rape of girl seen on flea market tablet

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 41 min ago
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stored images of himself raping an 8-year-old girl on a computer tablet that he later sold at a flea market will spend 15 to 30 years in state prison for the sex acts.

Gunman in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting used personal gun

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 51 sec ago

In this photo provided by WDAZ-WDAY TV Grand Forks-Fargo, police investigate the scene of a shooting at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Grand Forks, N.D. Grand Forks Police said the deadly shooting occurred a few minutes after 1 a.m. (Matt Henson/WDAZ-WDAY TV Grand Forks-Fargo via AP) MANDATORY CREDITGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say a U.S. airman who fatally shot one worker and injured another at a Grand Forks Wal-Mart before killing himself did not use a military-issued weapon.


Man fatally shot in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 10 min ago

Man fatally shot in South PhiladelphiaAuthorities say one man is dead after a shooting in South Philadelphia.


Comer concedes governor's race, Bevin is Republican nominee

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 20 min ago

Ohio County Clerk Bess Ralph, left, shows vote totals to James Comer representative Darren Embry, right, as Assistant County Clerk Chelsea Rusher records the count during the recanvass of the Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial primary race, Thursday May 28, 2015, in Hartford Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — James Comer has conceded the governor's race in Kentucky, ending a tumultuous Republican primary and handing the nomination to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.


STORY REMOVED: BC-US--N California Quake

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 25 min ago
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about an earthquake in Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey issued an erroneous alert based off an earthquake that struck in Alaska. That story is slugged BC-US--Alaska Earthquake.

White House fence jumper sentenced for high-speed chase

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 26 min ago
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who pleaded guilty to scaling a White House fence and dashing into the executive mansion has now pleaded guilty to two felony counts following a Virginia high-speed chase last July.

Paper sorry for letter suggesting Obama should be executed

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 50 min ago

Paper sorry for letter suggesting Obama should be executedA newspaper apologized Thursday for publishing a letter to the editor that suggested President Barack Obama should be executed.