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APNewsBreak: Victims demand whereabouts of theater shooter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:33
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Several victims of the Colorado theater shooting have filed complaints alleging the state corrections department violated their rights by refusing to reveal where the gunman is serving his life sentence, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Georgia man sentenced to life in fatal shooting over $13

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:31
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors in Georgia say a man has been sentenced in a fatal shooting over a $13 debt.

The Latest: Attorney says attack could not have been stopped

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:30

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 file photo, a colorful sign decorates the entrance of the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Closing arguments are expected in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead. Attorneys could make their final appeals to jurors on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead. (all times local):


The Latest: Police say Utah rail worker's death was homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:27

A helicopter circles as law enforcement officials work east of Highway 189 about 16 miles south of Kemmerer, Wyo., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Law enforcement officials are looking for a possible connection between a missing Utah Transit Authority worker, whose body was discovered late Tuesday evening, and the Centerville, Utah, kidnapping suspects arrested over the weekend. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah worker who disappeared during a manhunt for a father and son accused of kidnapping (all times local):


After fire, NYC rail passengers endure overcrowded commutes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:25

In this photo provided by Benjamin Parkin, firefighters battle a blaze at the Metro-North railroad tracks in New York, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Train service into and out of Grand Central is being delayed due to the fire. (Benjamin Parkin via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 150,000 rail passengers had to endure overcrowded, slow commutes Wednesday, a day after a fire damaged elevated train tracks in New York City, but many seemed unfazed by the evening rush hour as they grappled with limited service.


Immune drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:22

This 2015 photo made available by Merck shows the drug Keytruda. A study released Wednesday, May 18, 2016 shows the new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years. (Michael Lund/Merck via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. It's a remarkable advance for patients who until recently faced dismal chances of living for more than a few months.


Kansas man who killed four sentenced to death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:18
A jury had recommended the death sentence for Kyle Flack, 30, after convicting him in March of capital murder in the shotgun slayings of Kaylie Bailey, and her daughter Lana, and additional murder charges in the killings of Andrew Stout and Steven White. The four killings took place between April 20 and May 1, 2013, in Ottawa, Kansas, at a farm house where Stout and White lived and where Flack sometimes stayed, according to filings during the trial. Flack made no statement at the sentencing, the newspaper said.

FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:18

This photo provided by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, shows the drug Tecentriq. U.S. regulators have approved Tecentriq, the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system. It is the first advance in decades against the most common type of bladder cancer, one which almost always kills patients within months. (Genentech via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer.


The Latest: Limited Metro-North service continues after fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:13

A Metro-North train passes over the site of fire underneath the tracks in New York, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Commuters into and out of New York's famed Grand Central Terminal faced crippling delays Wednesday, a day after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city, officials said. Metro-North said two of the four tracks in the area of the fire were operational for Wednesday's morning rush. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on efforts to restore service to three Metro-North rail lines into and out of New York City after a fire halted service and stranded commuters (all times local):


Chicago to pay $3.2 million to settle two fatal police shooting cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:05

Demonstrators block the street with a sign during protests in ChicagoChicago on Wednesday agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle cases where a black man and a Hispanic man were each fatally shot by police officers who were part of a department now under fire for racial bias and the excessive use of force. The settlements come as the third-biggest U.S. city's police department grapples with a strained relationship between officers and minority communities, and a federal probe that was launched after the release last fall of a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager. Chicago has paid more than $500 million in police misconduct payments since 2004, said Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the city's law department.


U.S. airlines forecast busy summer travel, warn of longer lines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:01

People wait in line to enter a terminal of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in WashingtonAbout 231 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August, up 4 percent from the same period last year, the Washington-based group said in a news release. The group called on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to quickly hire and train new staff to cut waiting times at airports. Security wait times have stretched longer than two hours at some U.S. airports this spring.


Slain Kansas detective's handcuffs to be used on suspect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:47
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Colleagues of a slain Kansas police detective say the late officer's handcuffs will be used on the man charged in the killing when the suspect is released from the hospital.

Colombia battles world's biggest drugmaker over cancer drug

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:47

FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, a dove flies near the logo of Novartis India Limited at their head office in Mumbai, India. Colombia’s government announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2106, that it is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals.


Oregon man hurt in crane jump at Maryland construction site

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:41
WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say an Oregon man was injured after he jumped from a construction site crane and his parachute failed to fully deploy.

Man, 19, critically wounded after shooting, fire at Wynnefield home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:38

Man, 19, critically wounded after shooting, fire at Wynnefield homeA shooting victim is in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where doctors performed surgery on him after gunfire and a small fire erupted on the porch of his home.


Trump says his business flourishing since presidential run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:36

In this photo taken March 7, 2016, the Trump National Doral clubhouse is seen in Doral, Fla. The government on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, released Donald Trump’s personal financial documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, describing the billionaire’s assets and revenues and his roles with hundreds of corporate shell companies. Among the companies were ones that operate his golf courses, restaurants, wineries and Florida estate. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents released Wednesday.


Greek government submits new austerity bill to Parliament

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:34

Greek government submits new austerity bill to ParliamentATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-led government submitted to Parliament late Wednesday a new package of creditor-demanded tax hikes and reforms worth 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion), which it hopes to have approved by lawmakers in time for a meeting of European officials next week.


76ers coach Brett Brown: We deserve relief for pain we've experienced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:34

 We deserve relief for pain we've experiencedThe No. 1 pick of the NBA draft goes to the Philadelphia 76ers.


Police: Green purse ties woman to multiple NJ bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:34

 Green purse ties woman to multiple NJ bank robberiesA suspected serial bank robber is under arrest thanks to one of her distinctive accessories.


WATCH: 76ers celebrate No. 1 pick in NBA draft with dunk show

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:34

 76ers celebrate No. 1 pick in NBA draft with dunk showThe Philadelphia 76ers celebrated the outcome of the NBA Draft Lottery, which guaranteed them the number one pick in the draft.