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Los Angeles man held in sex assaults on elderly women

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man they believe sexually assaulted several women — including two in their 80s.

Man drives onto National Mall, claims exposure to anthrax

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:16

A pickup truck, left, is parked on the National Mall with the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument behind, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Washington. Authorities say a man drove the pickup truck onto the grass at the National Mall and said he thought he was exposed to anthrax. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who said he had been exposed to anthrax put some of the alleged poison into a pickup truck and drove onto the grass at the National Mall Tuesday to warn others, U.S. Park Police said. The substance was not hazardous.


In reversal, former Illinois congressman to plead not guilty in tax case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:07

Former U.S. congressman Reynolds arrives at the Harare Magistrates courtMel Reynolds, a former U.S. congressman who has had numerous legal troubles, has changed his mind and will plead not guilty to federal income tax charges, he told a judge in a handwritten letter made public on Tuesday. "I am not guilty," he wrote to U.S. District Judge John Darrah. Reynolds, 64, also apologized to the court for "any confusion caused" by a previous letter, made public last week, about his intention to plead guilty.


Long-time AP photographer Edward Kolenovsky dies at 87

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:39

FILE - This Feb. 15, 1985 file photo shows former AP photographer Ed Kolenovsky transmitting photos at the bureau office in Houston. Kolenovsky, who for some 40 years chronicled development of the nation's space program, covered countless Gulf Coast hurricanes and travelled the world taking photos of championship fights and other sports for the AP, has died, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was 87.(AP Photo, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Edward F. Kolenovsky, who covered the development of the U.S. space program, prize fights and many other major events during a long career as an Associated Press photographer, died Tuesday. He was 87.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:17
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday May 6, to Thursday, May 12, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

$35,000 in rewards offered in Milwaukee girl's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:15
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The FBI and an attorney offered rewards totaling $35,000 Tuesday for information in the shooting of a 9-year-old Milwaukee girl who was struck by a bullet fired from outside her home earlier this month.

Grand Canyon to have new leader following harassment report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:13

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga speaks at the blocked entrance of the Grand Canyon. Uberuaga has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership. The decision comes months after federal investigators found a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment in the Grand Canyon's now-former river district. Uberuaga told employees in an email Tuesday, May 17, 2016 that he declined an offer from National Park Service director Jon Jarvis to transfer to Washington, D.C (AP Photo/Matt York,File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership to address a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment and hostile work environments.


U.S. extends overtime pay to 4.2 million salaried workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:08

Employees work at the checkout counters of a Walmart store in Secaucus, New JerseyThe rule, which has drawn intense criticism from business groups and Republicans, doubles the maximum annual income a salaried worker can earn and still be automatically eligible for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 and requires that threshold to be updated every three years. Officials said many workers will earn more money, an estimated total of $12 billion over the next decade, while others will work fewer hours for the same pay. “More than 4 million workers are either going to be paid more or get time back to raise their family, go to school … or retrain to get a better job,” Vice President Joe Biden said during a phone call with reporters on Tuesday.


'Porn's New King' loses bail over alleged tribal fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:57
A U.S. judge on Tuesday revoked the bail of a California man once dubbed "Porn's New King" after authorities brought charges against him over his alleged role in a scheme targeting investors and a Native American tribe. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan had argued for Jason Galanis' bail to be revoked after accusing him of running the scheme after being arrested in September on separate charges of stock fraud. Galanis, 45, is awaiting a Sept. 12 trial to face charges that he engaged in a pump-and-dump swindle that cost investors in the reinsurer Gerova Financial Group Ltd nearly $20 million.

Morocco slams US human rights report as a list of lies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:57
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco slammed the U.S. State Department's report on human rights in the North African kingdom as a list of inventions and even lies.

Massachusetts environmental advocacy group sues ExxonMobil

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:41
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts environmental advocacy group is suing ExxonMobil for what it calls "a decades-long campaign to discredit climate change."

Missing worker's truck sought near kidnap suspects' hideout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:40

This May 14, 2016, photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows Flint Wayne Harrison. Officers culminated a manhunt late Saturday night with the arrest of Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, 22, several hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. A woman and her four teenage daughters who were lured to a Utah house and tied up in the basement were thrilled and relieved to learn the father and son charged in the bizarre attack were in custody in Wyoming, authorities said Sunday. (Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in two states were investigating Tuesday whether a father and son accused in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case had anything to do with the disappearance of a 63-year-old train maintenance worker who went missing amid a five-day manhunt for the two suspects.


2 men plead not guilty in fatal shooting at fraternity house

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:37
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men charged in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student during a burglary at his fraternity house have pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges.

Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels performance over LGBT law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:29

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2010 file photo, Itzhak Perlman plays the violin during the National Menorah lighting in celebration of Hanukkah near the White House in Washington. Another renowned musician has canceled a North Carolina performance in protest of the state’s new law limiting anti-discrimination policies for LGBT people. In a Facebook post Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Perlman canceled his May 18 performance in Raleigh. The post says Perlman will return to North Carolina only after the law is repealed. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman said he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony after he was told he would not be able to include a personal statement opposing the state's new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people in the event program.


NY lifts licensing restrictions for some immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:27

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, left, and Chancellor Betty Rosa listen to a speaker during a meeting of the Board of Regents on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. New York has removed a barrier that's kept some immigrants who have entered the country illegally from teaching or practicing medicine in the state. The Regents, which certifies or licenses 53 professions, voted Tuesday to allow applications from immigrants who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. Those are immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some immigrants who have entered the country illegally will be allowed to teach and practice medicine in New York state after its licensing board voted to accept applications from those immigrants brought to the United States as children.


Authorities move to stop California highway killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:19

In a May 11, 2016 photo, emergency personnel investigate the scene of a shooting on westbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg, Calif. Northern California authorities are grappling with more than 20 drive-by shootings on two area freeways that have claimed six lives and injured several more. The California Highway Patrol and several police departments have created a task force to stem the roadway violence and at least one city will install security cameras to capture the shooters. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California city has moved to install surveillance cameras along a stretch of highway as authorities investigate a spate of freeway shootings that have taken the lives of six people, including a young mother of four, in the suburbs east of San Francisco.


Chicago police officer involved in fatal 2012 shooting resigns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:11

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens during his manslaughter trial in ChicagoChicago's Police Board, which had scheduled the hearing, said that Detective Dante Servin had resigned and it was canceling the evidentiary hearing as a result. Servin's attorney, Jennifer Blagg, said her client resigned because he realized his termination was a "foregone conclusion" and he wanted to put the matter behind him. Servin, the first Chicago police officer in more than 15 years to be charged in a fatal shooting, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in April 2015 in the death of Rekia Boyd.


Bank economist picked for Brazil central bank governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:10

Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles listens to a question during a press conference in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Meirelles became Brazil's economy boss last week after interim President Michel Temer took office. In a press conference in Brasilia, the new finance minister said that the country will gradually win the trust of investors with its appointments and policies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ilan Goldfajn, the chief economist at the Itau Unibanco bank, was named to head Brazil's central bank Tuesday amid the country's worst economic crisis in decades.


Sweet tooth: Florida alligator caught swiping watermelon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:07
Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb.

Feds cite Canadian man for moving Yellowstone bison calf

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:06
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Federal officials have cited a Canadian man who told rangers at Yellowstone National Park that he loaded a bison calf into his SUV because he thought it was cold.