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11 arrested while protesting North Carolina's LGBT law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:44
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly a dozen people were arrested in North Carolina's Legislative Building during a second swell of demonstrations led by civic and religious leaders opposing the state's law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Construction worker struck by minivan on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:40

Construction worker struck and killed by minivan on I-95A construction worker placing barrels and signs on I-95 in Wilmington, Delaware was critically injured after being struck by a minivan.


Parents of Bridgeton student killed in crash after prom: We lost our light

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:25

 We lost our lightStudents returned to Bridgeton High School Monday after two of their classmates died in a crash and two others were injured following their prom.


Alaska man convicted of murder in death of 2 troopers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:24
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man who shot two state troopers to death was convicted Monday of two counts of first-degree murder.

Hiker found dead in New Mexico, ending monthslong search

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:19
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A missing hiker who disappeared along a remote stretch of the Continental Divide was found dead at a New Mexico campground over the weekend, about six months after he last spoke with relatives.

Ex-children's show host pleads not guilty to rape charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:11
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former children's show host has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from allegations that he sexually abused children during a Louisiana camping trip in 1979.

Sinead O'Connor found safe after going missing in Chicago area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:08

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs on stage during the Positivus music festival in SalacgrivaIrish-born singer Sinead O'Connor turned up safe at an undisclosed location on Monday, hours after police in Illinois said she was missing, citing a concerned caller who told authorities she had failed to return from a bicycle ride. The brief scare surrounding the well-being of the firebrand performer unfolded after a series of Facebook posts in recent days in which she agonized over her 12-year-old son, whom she said had been left in the custody of child welfare authorities in Ireland. O'Connor, 49, who has acknowledged a history of bipolar disorder, made headlines six months ago when she said in a Facebook post that she had deliberately taken a drug overdose.


Governor regrets 'I'm Available Jones' comment to lobbyists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:06

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at the Utah Taxpayers Association conference at Grand America in Salt Lake City Monday, May 16, 2016. Herbert was joined by Democratic nominee Mike Weinholtz and Republican challenger Jonathon Johnson for the event. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday that he's disappointed in himself and his re-election campaign for offering to meet with lobbyists in exchange for campaign donations as he faces a tough battle for the GOP nomination this summer.


1st US penis transplant could bring hope to maimed soldiers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:04

Dr. Dicken Ko, director of Massachusetts General Hospital's urology program, shakes hands with surgical team members after a news conference at the hospital, Monday, May 16, 2016, in Boston to announce the first penis transplant in the United States. Cancer patient Thomas Manning, of Halifax, Mass., received a transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the nation's first penis transplant, a groundbreaking operation that may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs.


Ex-St. Louis officer charged with murder in 2011 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:58
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer was ordered held without bond Monday after being charged with first-degree murder in a 2011 shooting of a 24-year-old man after a chase.

Dad, son wanted in Utah kidnapping hid in Wyoming wilderness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:57

This May 14, 2016 photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows Dereck James "DJ" Harrison. Late Saturday night, law officers arrested Harrison, several hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, accused of luring a woman and her teenage daughters to a Utah house and tying them up in Wyoming, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. (Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities spent days searching for a father and son accused of trapping a mother and her four teenage daughters in a Utah basement.


Mom of missing teen fisherman wants boat examined for crime

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:55
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a missing teen fisherman wants the recovered boat her son and his friend took to sea when they disappeared last summer examined as a possible crime scene.

Official: Radio transmissions distracted Amtrak engineer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:52

FILE- In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a Tuesday night derailment in Philadelphia of an Amtrak train headed to New York. The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 17, 2016, to detail the probable cause of last year's fatal derailment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation said Monday.


Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — The full appeals court in Washington has elected to hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case's path to the Supreme Court.

Colorado babysitter held in drive-through bank robbery with kids in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:17

Weld County, Colorado Sheriff's Office booking photo of Rachel EinspahrA Colorado babysitter has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a drive-through bank by falsely claiming that a man in her car threatened to harm the two children in her care unless given money, police said on Monday. Rachel Einspahr, 28, is suspected of robbery and two counts of child abuse in connection with Friday's incident in the town of Severance, about 55 miles north of Denver, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Police said Einspahr went to the Colorado East Bank & Trust drive-through and sent a note to the teller through the vacuum tube saying the man would harm her children unless she gave him money.


Desegregation order: Mississippi district must merge schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:12

FILE- In this May 13, 2015 file photograph, an integrated group of Cleveland, Miss., public school students ride the school district bus on their way home following classes. A federal judge ruled on a desegregation case, Friday, May 13, 2016, that the Cleveland school district must merge its high schools and middle schools to achieve racial desegregation. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After 51 years of litigation and three earlier plans to desegregate schools in a Mississippi Delta district, a federal judge says more work is still needed.


Bison euthanized after tourists take it away from its herd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:08
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife.

Groups seek immediate halt to North Carolina transgender bathroom law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 06:59

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North CarolinaWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Groups supporting the rights of transgender people filed a motion on Monday asking a U.S. judge to block North Carolina from enforcing a law that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex while the measure is being challenged. The preliminary injunction is needed to protect transgender people from suffering irreparable harm due to the law known as House Bill 2, said the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal, a national advocacy group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. The law, enacted in March, made North Carolina the first state to ban people from using multiple-occupancy restrooms or changing rooms in public buildings and schools consistent with their gender identity.


Homes evacuated after water main break in Oceanside

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 06:49

Homes evacuated after water main break in OceansideThe break happened at Pearl Street and Rockaway Avenue in Oceanside Monday afternoon.


Man with Hitler mustache charged in weapons, ammo case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 06:47

This photo provided Monday May 16, 2016 by New Jersey's Ocean County Jail shows Bruce Post III, who was arrested by Lacey, N.J., police on Sunday, May 15, 2016 after authorities ay they found a large cache of weapons and ammunition in the New Jersey Pinelands. Police were in the area looking for trespassers and criminal activity when they found the 42-year-old dressed in combat gear, another man nearby, and an AK-47, a 9mm handgun, eight 30-round magazines, a 100-round drum magazine and other ammunition police said was hidden in the woods. Post was charged with illegally possessing a weapon as a felon and several weapons counts. (Ocean County Jail via AP)LACEY, N.J. (AP) — A man who wore a Hitler mustache and is believed by authorities to be a white supremacist faces numerous charges after authorities say they found an assault weapon, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition in the New Jersey woods.