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School official gets diversion in failure to report rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:38

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The assistant principal at a Tennessee high school where basketball players are accused of raping younger teammates has been sentenced to community service and a class on mandatory reporting for failing to report the abuse. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/27dSeVS) the judge on Wednesday approved a pre-trial diversion plan […]

School official gets diversion in failure to report rape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:36
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The assistant principal at a Tennessee high school where basketball players are accused of raping younger teammates has been sentenced to community service and a class on mandatory reporting for failing to report the abuse.

Mariners vs. Rays: Live coverage as Taijuan Walker, Seattle go for home sweep of Rays

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:32

Can the red-hot Mariners snag their second sweep of the season? Follow live updates from Wednesday's matinee against the Rays.
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Mariners vs. Rays: Live coverage as Taijuan Walker, Seattle go for home sweep of Rays

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:32

Can the red-hot Mariners snag their second sweep of the season? Follow live updates from Wednesday's matinee against the Rays.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners vs. Rays: Live coverage as Taijuan Walker, Seattle go for home sweep of Rays

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:32

Can the red-hot Mariners snag their second sweep of the season? Follow live updates from Wednesday's matinee against the Rays.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners vs. Rays: Live coverage as Taijuan Walker, Seattle go for home sweep of Rays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:32

Can the red-hot Mariners snag their second sweep of the season? Follow live updates from Wednesday's matinee against the Rays.

The Latest: ATF: Intentionally set fire caused Texas blast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:31

FILE - In this April 18, 2013 file photo, mangled debris of the West Fertilizer Co. plant are seen, a day after an explosion leveled the plant in West, Texas. Federal authorities announced Wednesday, May 11, 2016, that the fire that caused the deadly explosion in 2013 was a criminal act. The explosion killed 15 people, injured hundreds and left part of the small town in ruins. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WEST, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into what cause the massive 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 15 people in the Texas town of West (all times local):


FBI's Comey expects more litigation over access to electronic devices

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:30

Comey delivers a speech at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday there will be more U.S. government litigation over accessing electronic devices and said encryption is "essential tradecraft" of terrorist groups, such as Islamic State. Comey indicated that the debate involving both legal and privacy issues over whether the federal government can compel tech companies to unlock personal devices in the interest of national security is far from over in a briefing with reporters at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Justice Department unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters in March using a tool created by an unidentified contractor after Apple Inc refused to bypass the device's encryption features on grounds it could undermine security for all users.


Fire damages home in Elsmere, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:23

Fire damages home in Elsmere, DelawareFire investigators are working to determine what sparked a house fire in Elsmere.


Man once linked to marathon bombing charged with sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:20
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who said a newspaper once falsely portrayed him as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with sexual assault.

U.S. charges 'Porn's New King' with tribal bond fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:20
A man once dubbed "Porn's New King" before he was accused of stock fraud was hit on Wednesday with new criminal charges over an alleged scheme to cheat investors and a Native American tribe out of tens of millions of dollars. U.S. authorities said Jason Galanis enlisted his father, John, and five others to defraud clients who invested more than $43 million in illiquid, sham bonds issued in 2014 and 2015 by the Wakpamni Lake Community Corp, an affiliate of the Oglala Sioux Nation in South Dakota. Rather than invest proceeds to provide capital for the tribe and make payments to bondholders, Jason Galanis, of Los Angeles, and his accomplices spent the money on other investments, support for a technology company's initial public offering, and luxury goods at retailers such as Gucci and Prada, authorities said.

Suicide on Periscope Prompts French Officials to Open Inquiry

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:18
Officials are looking into an episode in which a young woman recorded herself jumping in front of a train outside Paris on the live video-streaming app.

Rembrandt painting found in New Jersey basement now in museum

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:13
A painting languishing in a New Jersey basement that turned out to be one of Dutch master Rembrandt's earliest works goes on display on Wednesday at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California as a key part of an exhibit on the 17th century artist. The painting's slog from a New Jersey basement to the upper echelons of the art world began in July when adult children cleaning out their family home in Essex County after their parents died contacted John Nye, owner of Nye and Co auction house in Bloomfield, New Jersey. "The picture was remarkably unremarkable," Nye said, recalling the oil painting was flaking.

Top House Democrat expects movement on Puerto Rico bill in days

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:12

U.S. House Minority Leader Pelosi takes part in a news conference after a meeting with representatives from the Chambers Senators and Deputies of Mexico in Mexico CityDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives could not agree to the latest Republican bill on Puerto Rico's debt crisis, but the two sides should be able to produce a deal within a few days, the top House Democrat said on Wednesday. "We were disappointed that the bill we saw yesterday wasn't something we could support, and so another few days of back and forth I think will produce something that we can take to the floor," House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters.


Uzbek citizen arrested for New York-based Islamic State plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:09
An Uzbek citizen has become the sixth individual to be charged for participating in a New York-based conspiracy to provide support to the militant group Islamic State, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. Azizjon Rakhmatov, 28, was arrested earlier in the day and charged in an indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State and conspiring to use a firearm. U.S. authorities have charged at least 85 people since 2014 with crimes related to Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq and has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.

Fox modeling TV show based on famed gossip page

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:09
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Post is bringing its "Page Six" gossip page to television in a program that will be tested on some Fox stations in July.

Minnesota men worked hard to help ISIS: U.S. prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:06
Three Somali-American men accused of trying to assist Islamic State put a lot of effort and planning into their attempts to travel overseas to fight with the militant group in Syria, and they also talked openly of killing people, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Minnesota residents Mohamed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar are charged with conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State and commit murder outside the United States, according to a brief filed by prosecutors. Six have already pleaded guilty to providing material support to Islamic State, and another is believed to be in Syria, said Ben Petok, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota.

Sadiq Khan, London’s Muslim Mayor, Calls Trump ‘Ignorant About Islam’

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 01:58
The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, asserted that Mr. Trump was playing into the hands of extremists.

Damaging storms possible for Plains, North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 01:52

Cole Lyons, from left, Austin Reel and Cameron Reel look at a submerged car in the parking lot of Town Square Mall, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Owensboro, Ky., after heavy rains swept through Daviess County and flooded the lot. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say damaging winds and large hail stones are possible in parts of the central U.S. and in North Carolina as separate springtime storm systems move through.


New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 01:52

In this Tuesday, May 10, 2016, photo, actor Amir Randall, playing Trayvon Martin, acts out a scene during a rehearsal for The Ballad of Trayvon Martin at the New Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. The play, about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, opens Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.