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'The Wire' actor Pierce arrested after scuffle over Democratic politics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:34

Cast member Pierce poses at the premiere for the television movie "Confirmation" in Los AngelesBy Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Actor Wendell Pierce, who starred in HBO's "The Wire," was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend and charged with battery after an altercation sparked by differences in opinion about the U.S. presidential race, police said on Monday. The incident occurred early Saturday morning after Pierce, a Hillary Clinton backer, got into a political debate with a couple at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, according to an Atlanta Police Department arrest report. Media reports said the couple supported Clinton rival Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.


Parishioners to leave closed church after 11-year protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:33

Margaret O'Brien, a parishioner at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini, departs the church Monday, May 16, 2016, in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — For more than 11 years, die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini church maintained a constant vigil there in hopes of reversing a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it as part of a broad restructuring plan.


US stocks gain in late afternoon trading as crude oil rises

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:27

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man walks towards the New York Stock Exchange. Weak Chinese economic data weighed on global stocks Monday, May 16, 2016, at the start of a week that's likely to be dominated by speculation over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in the late afternoon Monday, led by gains in energy companies as the price of crude oil jumped to a six-month high. Marathon Oil climbed 5 percent and offshore driller Transocean rose 3.6 percent. Major U.S. stock indexes have fallen for three weeks in a row.


Irish singer Sinead O'Connor found safe in Chicago area: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:26

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs on stage during the Positivus music festival in SalacgrivaCHICAGO (Reuters) - Police said Irish-born pop star Sinead O'Connor was found safe on Monday, hours after authorities reported her missing in a Chicago suburb, citing a concerned caller who told them the singer apparently had failed to return from a bicycle ride.


Rhode Island congregation owns oldest U.S. synagogue: judge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:24
The ruling follows a four-year legal battle that began when members of the Touro Synagogue in Newport tried to sell a set of ritual bells worth some $7.4 million and New York's Congregation Shearith Israel attempted to block the deal, citing an 18th century agreement that named it a trustee. Members of the synagogue at that time shipped a pair of valuable silver bells used in rituals to the New York synagogue, and asked its leaders to act as trustees for the vacant temple. Worshippers returned by the 1870s and the New York group's influence waned.

Sinead O'Connor found safe after going missing in Chicago's north suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:19

Sinead O'Connor found safe after being reported missingSinger Sinead O'Connor has been found safe after going missing in Chicago's north suburbs.


Zoetis launching new doggy med for noise-related anxiety

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:15
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises — a widespread problem linked to property destruction, terrified dogs running away and even life-threatening injuries to some.

Veteran found guilty of stealing neighbor's unlit US flag

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:11
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A retired Navy veteran must pay for two flags after stealing one from his Virginia Beach neighbor because it wasn't being illuminated at night.

Judge: Congregants can take control of oldest US synagogue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:07

FILE - In this Thursday, May 28, 2015 file photo, an interior view of the Touro Synagogue, the nation's oldest, is seen from the "ladies gallery" in Newport, R.I. A federal judge on Monday, May 16, 2016, awarded control of Touro and a pair of ceremonial bells valued at more than $7 million to the congregation that worships there. A lawsuit pitted the congregants against the nation's oldest Jewish congregation in New York City which became trustee of Touro in the 1820s after Jews left, Newport. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The congregation that worships at the nation's oldest synagogue prevailed Monday in a bitter legal fight that threatened its existence, as a federal judge ruled it may now control its own destiny and decide what to do with a set of ceremonial bells worth millions.


Cops: Man sent photos of himself in lingerie to girls, women

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:04
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man sent photos of himself wearing girls' school uniforms and lingerie to more than 40 women.

76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:59
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports.

Sea turtle nesting underway along Southern Atlantic beaches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:59
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservationists anticipate another strong year for nesting by rare sea turtles on the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas after nest totals last year neared or surpassed record numbers.

Man charged after weapons, ammo cache found in Pinelands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:47

Man charged after weapons, ammo cache found in PinelandsA Trenton man faces numerous charges after authorities say they found a large cache of weapons and ammunition in the New Jersey Pinelands.


West Virginia officer faces bribery count after traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:38
FARMINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer has been charged with bribery after allegedly having sex with a woman seeking to avoid a traffic citation.

UN creates education fund for refugee children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former British Prime Minster Gordon Brown on Monday announced the creation of the United Nations' first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children.

The Latest: Coroner: DNA will identify plane crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:34
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in Tupelo, Mississippi, that killed four people (all times local):

Occupation of Massachusetts Catholic church to end after 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:22

Sign-up sheets on a bulletin board coordinate parishioners keeping a round the clock a vigil at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic church in ScituateThe occupation of a Massachusetts Roman Catholic church to prevent its closure will end now that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the case brought by people who have held their ground for 12 years, the Friends of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini said on Monday. "We made this deal with the lower courts that we would vacate the premises within 14 days of the Supreme Court decision," said Jon Rogers, a leader of the Friends' group. The occupation dates back to the early days of the U.S. clergy sex abuse scandal when the Archdiocese of Boston decided to close and sell some 70 churches to cover its legal costs.


Desegregation order: Mississippi district must merge schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:21
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says Mississippi's Cleveland school district must merge its high schools and middle schools to achieve racial desegregation.

New Hampshire honoring suffragist with Statehouse portrait

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first New Hampshire woman to file papers to run for governor, only to be rebuffed because women in 1910 had yet to secure the right to vote, is finally making her way to the Statehouse.

APNewsBreak: Students drinking heavily before lake death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Numerous students were drinking heavily and for hours before a traditional cold-weather lake jump last year during which an Ohio State University student died, according to newly released police records about the student's death.