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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:23

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel help a passenger in Philadelphia after the 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/Joseph Kaczmarek, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Wendy's plans to replace workers with self-service kiosks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:19

Wendy's plans to replace workers with self-service kiosksWendy's is getting ready to change the fast-food industry. The fast-food giant plans to install self-service kiosks at its restaurants because of growing labor costs linked to minimum-wage increases.


Heroin trafficking bust in Warminster Twp., 4 arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:14

Heroin trafficking bust in Warminster Twp., 4 arrestedPolice in Warminster Twp. say four people were arrested following an investigation into a heroin trafficking operation.


Judge won't dismiss murder charge against Brandon Creato's dad

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:12

Judge won't dismiss murder charge against Brandon Creato's dadA judge has refused to dismiss murder charges filed against a New Jersey father accused of killing his 3-year-old son.


Ex-firefighter indicted in slaying over Waffle House smoking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:00
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has indicted a former firefighter on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of a waitress who had asked him not to smoke.

Supreme Court dodges major decision on Obamacare birth control

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:55

Supporters of contraception rally before Zubik v. Burwell is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday failed to resolve a major case involving the Obamacare law's mandatory birth control coverage, telling lower courts to reconsider the matter after tossing out their rulings favoring President Barack Obama. With four conservative justices and four liberals, the court did not rule on the merits of the legal challenge by nonprofit Christian employers who objected to the 2010 healthcare law's requirement that they provide female workers with medical insurance paying for contraceptives. The justices, shorthanded following February's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, threw out seven rulings by federal appeals courts around the country that had backed the Obama administration.


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.