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Latest: Relatives say Houston boy had stayed late at school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:57

CORRECTS SPELLING OF GRANDMOTHER'S FIRST NAME TO ELISA INSTEAD OF LESA - Maria Cristina Sepulveda, right, comforts Elisa Mendes, the grandmother of 11-year-old Josue Flores, at a makeshift memorial for Flores, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, near where the youngster was fatally stabbed while walking home from school the day before in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old Houston boy who was walking home from school (all times local):


Amtrak victims: Investigative findings hard to believe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:53

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2007, file photo, Amtrak assistant conductor Brandon Bostian stands outside a train at the Amtrak station in St. Louis. Bostian was the engineer during the fatal May 12, 2015, Amtrak passenger train derailment in Philadelphia. Victims of the derailment aren’t buying the findings of federal investigators that the train’s engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train. Through lawyers, they called the National Transportation Safety Board’s cause determination frustrating, disappointing and hard to believe, (Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of last year's deadly Amtrak derailment aren't buying the findings of federal investigators that the train's engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train.


Suspect punched after 2-state car chase held without bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:53

Richard Simone, center, confers with attorney Laurel A. Singer during his arraignment Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Worcester, Mass. Simone, charged with leading police on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire that ended with officers punching him, was ordered held held without bail on a parole violation and $50,000 cash bail on the new charges. (Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man who was repeatedly punched by police after leading them on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire had also run from officers several days earlier, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Toyota suspends output at Texas truck plant due to storm damage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:51
Toyota Motor Corp temporarily halted production at its sprawling San Antonio pickup truck plant on Wednesday due to storm damage at the facility, which was hit by lashing rain and strong winds, a company spokesman said. The plant sustained some roof damage that allowed water to enter the plant, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas spokesman Mario Lozoya said.

Clifton Heights police search for missing teenager

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:51

Clifton Heights police search for missing teenagerPolice in Clifton Heights, Delaware County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager.


Dry winter means more dust storm danger in Arizona, beyond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:50

This Monday, May 16, 2016 photo, shows a dust storm on Interstate 10 near San Simon, Ariz. State officials say the owner of a farm that was cleared but not planted will face fines if the owner doesn't act to contain the soil, which is loose and easily picked up by winds. A dry winter means the Southwest is seeing a greater number of dust storms. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It's that time of year in the Southwest - and as far as Alaska - when dust storms take shape, raising health and safety risks as plumes of dirt take to the sky.


Moscow police standoff with bank robber who took hostages

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:49
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow are in a standoff with a man who took hostages at a bank during a robbery attempt.

Texas man pleads guilty to sexually abusing orphan boys in Malawi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:41
A Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Wednesday to sexually abusing children in his care and giving some of them money to keep them quiet about the abuse, U.S. prosecutors said. Gerald Campbell, 66, of Odessa could face up to life in prison, according to papers filed in federal court in Texas. Campbell admitted to sexually abusing the children when he was managing the Victory Christian Children's Home orphanage in the southern African country between 1997 and 2009, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.

California city approves controversial pot marijuana rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:41
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland's new medical marijuana rules include an equity program that is drawing debate.

Pennsylvania teen hit with new Islamic State-related charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:41
A Pennsylvania teenager indicted for supporting Islamic State was hit with fresh terrorism charges on Wednesday, as U.S. prosecutors accused him of posting online the names of approximately 100 U.S. military members and exhorting his followers to kill them. Jalil Aziz, 19, used his Twitter account to release the names, addresses, photographs and military branches of the U.S. service members, according to a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The information had previously been posted online by supporters of Islamic State, according to Aziz's defense lawyer, Thomas Thornton, who emphasized that the new charges are based on the same alleged acts that led to the initial indictment.

Police: Employee shot near Baltimore County hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:36
ROSSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a hospital worker was shot as she walked to a bus stop near a Baltimore County hospital.

Mississippi schools back away from adopting U.S. transgender policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:26

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North CarolinaIn response, Mississippi Republican Governor Phil Bryant urged state education officials to disregard the guidance, which comes at a time of escalating tension over the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. "Because these decisions are better left to the states, and not made at the point of a federal bayonet, Mississippi's public schools should not participate in the president's social experiment,” Bryant said in a statement on Friday.


Emails, passwords of 100 million LinkedIn users released due to 2012 hack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:10

Emails, passwords of 100 million LinkedIn users released due to 2012 hackEmail addresses and passwords for more than 100 million LinkedIn users have been released as a result of a hack from 2012, the company announced Wednesday.


Space shuttle external tank to be displayed in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:08

Dennis Jenkins, Project Director Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center at the California Science Center Foundation pulls a line as the space shuttle external propellant tank ET- 94, arrives aboard a barge at Marina del Rey, Calif., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. NASA's only remaining version of the tank will be placed on dollies and pulled by a truck to its final destination near the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA has shipped its last space shuttle external propellant tank to California to join the retired orbiter Endeavour on display in Los Angeles. The plan is to mount the winged spaceship vertically on the massive tank as if ready for launch, complete with a real pair of solid rocket boosters.


Former top Brazil presidential aide sentenced for corruption

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:54

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2005 file photo, Jose Dirceu gives a press conference in Brasilia, Brazil. On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, a federal judge sentenced Dirceu, a former presidential chief of staff, to more than 20 years in prison for involvement in a massive corruption-kickback scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras. Dirceu served under ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)SAO PAULO (AP) — A federal judge in Brazil on Wednesday sentenced a former presidential chief of staff to more than 20 years in prison for involvement in a massive corruption-kickback scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.


Bakers seek new law for Rhode Island's beloved wine biscuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:49

In this Tuesday, May 17, 2016 photo Kristen Catanzaro, of North Providence, R.I., displays wine biscuits in the packing room of her baking facility, in Pawtucket, R.I. The Rhode Island Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 18 on a bill that would allow bakers to get a special license to bypass existing wholesale alcohol restrictions to purchase up to 2,000 gallons of wine a year if it's used to make the traditional cookies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island bakers are asking lawmakers to make it easier for them to mass produce an Italian-American treat.


California to revise textbooks to reflect diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:48
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is moving to revise its public school textbooks to better reflect diversity in the state.

2 reports of black bear sightings in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:46

2 reports of black bear sightings in New Castle CountyNew Castle County police have received two reports of black bear sightings in the area.


Mystery solved: Man grateful to have his father's ashes back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:43

This Thursday, May 5, 2016 photo, provided by the Florala Police Department, shows a box and a flag sitting on a table after a south Alabama police chief says a power line crew found the abandoned small pine box with a rusted lock and an American flag. The police chief says he has a few leads but still no answers to explain how a box of human ashes was found beside a highway near the Florida line. (Florala Police Department, via AP)Paul Derek Treaster says his Vietnam-veteran father, whose ashes were discovered beside a south Alabama road, must have been looking down from above, helping to guide him back to the remains.


The Latest: Google's stepping further into the virtual world

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:43

Google vice president Mario Queiroz holds up the new Google Home device during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. Google unveiled its vision for phones, cars, virtual reality and more during its annual conference for software developers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) —