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Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:47
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

New York energy investor indicted for $45 million tax scheme

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:46

Morris Zukerman walks out of the Manhattan federal court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkA New York energy investor has been indicted for engaging in a multiyear scheme to evade paying over $45 million in taxes in connection with the sale of an oil company and the purchase of paintings by European artists, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. Morris Zukerman, a former Morgan Stanley banker who serves as chairman of investment firm M.E. Zukerman & Co, pleaded not guilty at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan to charges that included tax evasion and wire fraud. The charges followed a two-year grand jury investigation, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stanley Okula said in court.


Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:41

FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians walk outside the Los Angeles Times building downtown Los Angeles Monday, May 16, 2016. Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times, is rejecting another takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett on Monday, May 23, saying it’s not in the best interest of shareholders. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.


Trial begins of Ohio man accused of leaving dead baby in apartment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:40
A man accused of leaving his deceased infant daughter in an apartment last summer went on trial on Monday in northeast Ohio on charges related to the child's death. Eric Warfel waived his right to a jury trial and opted for a bench trial, in which a judge will decide if he is guilty of five felonies including gross abuse of a corpse, cocaine possession and tampering with evidence. Last July, a cable installer discovered the body of Ember Warfel in an apartment in Medina, about 32 miles (52 km) south of Cleveland.

Police: Teen flips vehicle, crashes into pole in Talleyville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:37

 Teen flips vehicle, crashes into pole in TalleyvilleA teenager was injured after crashing into a utility pole in Talleyville, New Castle County.


Honduran family seeks dismissal of U.S. money laundering case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:36

Yankel Rosenthal Coello exits the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New York CityTwo members of a prominent Honduran family accused by U.S. authorities of engaging in a decade-long money laundering scheme are seeking the dismissal of the charges after the government froze their assets and made paying their lawyers impossible. Yankel Rosenthal, a former minister of investment under current Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and Yani Rosenthal, a former Cabinet member in Honduras, filed papers late on Friday in federal court in Manhattan to dismiss their indictment. Prosecutors said the Rosenthals used their businesses to engineer a scheme to launder drug trafficking and foreign bribery proceeds through U.S. bank accounts.


$500,000 fix for $5 million bridge built 6 inches too low

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:35
NEWPORT, Del. (AP) — A fix costing nearly half a million dollars will finally begin this summer on a $5 million bridge that was built six inches too low.

Man suspected in officer's slaying had lengthy record

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:32

This undated identification photo released by the Massachusetts State Police shows Jorge Zambrano, killed Sunday, May 22, 2016, during an exchange of gunfire with police at an apartment building in Oxford, Mass. Zambrano had been suspected in the shooting death of Auburn, Mass., Police Officer Ronald Tarentino during a traffic stop early Sunday morning. (Massachusetts State Police via AP)BOSTON (AP) — The man suspected of killing a Massachusetts police officer during a weekend traffic stop had a lengthy criminal record and had been released from a maximum-security prison in 2013, officials said Monday.


The Latest: School threats could be part of "swatting" trend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:27
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on schools across the country evacuated because of threats (all times local):

Broadway's attendance up, but box office doesn't keep pace

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's attendance figures hit a record high this season, but box office revenue ticked upward only slightly.

Yale commencement to include first ROTC graduates since 70s

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:25
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions Monday to the Yale's first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades.

Special needs boy critically injured in Camden hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:22

Special needs boy critically injured in Camden hit-and-runPolice are seeking the public's help in locating the driver of a vehicle that struck a 7-year-old boy and fled the scene in Camden, New Jersey.


Police: Teens attacked for cell phones in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:16

 Teens attacked for cell phones in OlneyPhiladelphia police are warning teenagers after three recent incidents in which victims were attacked and robbed of their cell phones.


Family of boy slain by young neighbor gets nearly $600,000

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:15
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The parents of a New Jersey boy who was 4 when he fatally shot a 6-year-old neighbor have been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 to the slain youth's family.

On Ivy League campuses, military brass find a warmer welcome

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:14

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter administers the officer oath to ROTC students at Yale University, New Haven, ConnecticutAs a young chemistry professor at Yale University in 1969, Gary Haller voted to boot the U.S. military's Reserve Officers' Training Corps program off the Ivy League school's Connecticut campus. Yale's faculty considered the presence of ROTC, which trains future officers and provides college scholarships, to be tacit support for an unpopular war. Four decades on, however, he views the ROTC through a different lens.


The Latest: Suspect in officer's slaying arrested last week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:12

Flowers, rosary beads and other articles are placed as a memorial for slain Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino outside the police station, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Auburn, Mass. Tarentino was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Auburn, authorities said. He leaves behind a wife and three children. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a police officer who was shot and killed in a central Massachusetts town (all times local):


Sources: Teen struck by car in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:08

 Teen struck by car in Cherry HillOne person was severely injured after being struck by a car in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Driver sought after 7-year-old boy hurt in Camden hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:08

Driver sought after 7-year-old boy hurt in Camden hit-and-runPolice are seeking the public's help in locating the driver of a vehicle that struck a 7-year-old boy and fled the scene in Camden, New Jersey.


Kansas man pleads guilty to helping with foiled bomb plot at U.S. base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:02
Alexander Blair, 30, of Topeka, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for helping his friend, John Booker Jr., store equipment to make a bomb to kill American service members, prosecutors said in a statement. According to court documents, Blair admitted to lending Booker $100 for a storage unit to hold components for a bomb that he knew Booker planned to detonate at the Fort Riley military base, about 60 miles from Topeka.

Brazil interim gov't under fire in wake of leaked recording

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:57

Brazil's Planning Minister Romero Juca gives a press conference about a leaked phone recording at his offices in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 23, 2016. Brazil’s interim government came under fire on Monday, as a secret recording emerged of Juca discussing an alleged agreement to push for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment to stall a massive corruption probe that has engulfed much of the South American nation’s political class. Juca said his comments had been taken out of context. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's interim government came under fire Monday as a secret recording emerged of the new planning minister discussing a purported pact to push for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to stall a huge corruption probe that has engulfed much of the nation's political class.