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Police: Man used gas, victim's cigarette in fatal motel arson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:54

 Man threw gas on girlfriend as she smoked, igniting fatal motel firePolice say a man killed his girlfriend, and set a Bucks County motel on fire, using gasoline and the victim's own cigarette.


Daughter of slain New Jersey radio host April Kauffman seeks answers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:38

Daughter of slain New Jersey radio host April Kauffman seeks answersThe daughter of a popular New Jersey radio host who was fatally shot inside her home four years ago is seeking new information in the case.


Police ID victim, suspect in Bensalem motel arson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:37

 Man threw gas on girlfriend as she smoked, igniting fatal motel firePolice have identified the woman killed in a Bensalem motel arson and the man accused of setting the fire.


Bridge case 'John Doe' argues court should keep list secret

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:35

Bridge case 'John Doe' argues court should keep list secretAn anonymous person whose name is on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case has asked a federal appeals court to stop the release of the names this week.


Release of names in 'Bridgegate' case delayed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:22

Bridge case 'John Doe' argues court should keep list secretA federal judge in New Jersey has delayed the release of names of unindicted co-conspirators in the criminal case stemming from the 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.


Dozens arrested in Washington state environmental protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:20
Dozens of people were arrested in Washington state on Sunday, two days after protesters set up a blockade on railroad tracks leading to a pair of oil refineries as part of a global protest over dependence on fossil fuels, authorities said. The protesters, camping out on BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] tracks at Anacortes, Washington, about 70 miles (113 km) north of Seattle, refused police orders to disperse, said Katie McCulloch, a spokesman for the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management.

NRA lobbying arm fights Nevada gun background check measure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:20
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is using its muscle to fight a Nevada ballot question that would create a universal background check for gun purchases in the state.

World's biggest cruise ship sets sail from France

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:06

FILE- In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, the "Harmony of the Seas" docks at the STX Shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. Tens of thousands of French well-wishers waved revoir to the largest cruise ship in the world as it set sail on its maiden voyage to the U.K. after 32 months in a French shipyard. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni, File)PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of French well-wishers waved goodbye to the largest cruise ship in the world as it set sail on its maiden voyage to the U.K. after 32 months in a French shipyard.


Officials: Florida deputy shoots, kills armed man inside car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:00
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida deputy shot and killed a man after he refused instructions to put down his gun.

Biden, Boehner share award at Notre Dame graduation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:53

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Notre Dame graduates after receiving the Laetare Medal, considered to be the oldest and most prestigious honor accorded to American Catholics, during the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2016, inside Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner set aside their political differences Sunday to jointly accept a University of Notre Dame award given to prominent Catholics.


Danson returns to NBC schedule with a Thursday night comedy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Ted Danson returns to NBC's Thursday night lineup this fall as part of a conservative scheduling strategy announced Sunday for a network that is holding off much of its new material for other times in the year.

6 people injured in crash at Texas naval air station

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:32
KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Officials say six people were injured when a vehicle carrying 15 people crashed into a South Texas naval air station while being followed by Border Patrol agents.

A timeline of allegations against nurse accused of fondling

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:12
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado nurse is charged with inappropriately touching six women under his care in Colorado and three more in Nebraska. Thomas Moore is scheduled for a hearing Monday in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hours after prom, 2 girls killed when car strikes tree

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:04

Hours after prom, 2 girls killed when car strikes treeA teenage driver lost control of her car and struck a tree, killing her and a friend and injuring two others Saturday, hours after celebrating at a high school prom in New Jersey.


Colorado nurse was able to keep working despite abuse claims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:00

In this undated booking photograph provided by the Weld County, Colo., Sheriffs Department, Thomas Moore, a nurse from Eaton, Colo., is shown. Moore, who was arrested in December 2015, is charged with inappropriately touching seven women in Colorado and three others in Nebraska following an investigation triggered by one alleged victim who stepped forward last year. Despite being fired from at least two hospitals amid accusations of misconduct, Moore was able to continue finding work as a nurse until he was arrested last December. (Weld County, Colo., Sheriffs Department via AP)DENVER (AP) — A woman who went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain on Christmas Eve 2013 remembered feeling "out of it" after getting a dose of morphine. But as she came to, she realized her hospital gown was open and a male nurse was touching and kissing her.


President Obama says letters from grandmom sealed deal for Rutgers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 02:51

President Obama says letters from grandmom sealed deal for RutgersPresident Barack Obama on Sunday urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly linked world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump.


Oldest Amtrak survivor faces life and limits after crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 02:34

In this May 12, 2016 photo, Aaron Levine and his wife Barbara Levine pose for a portrait at their home in Washington. The couple were among the people injured in the deadly Philadelphia derailment last year. Investigators are meeting Tuesday, May 17 to determine the likely cause. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Levine didn't feel like a miracle.


52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 02:06

A demonstrator takes a break on the three-mile walk to the tip of March Point near a pipeline from one of the oil refineries in Anacortes, Wash., on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The protests are part of a series of global actions calling on people to "break free" from dependence on fossil fuels. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown.


Bomb experts carry out controlled explosion at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 02:06

Bomb experts carry out controlled explosion at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadiumA bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday after a suspect package was discovered before the Premier League game between United and Bournemouth.


LIVE: President Obama delivers Rutgers commencement address

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 01:36

President Obama says letters from grandmom sealed deal for RutgersPresident Barack Obama will urge this year's graduates at Rutgers University to pursue positive change in the world despite a cascade of challenges from student loan debt to overseas turmoil.