Yahoo! National News

Yellowstone issues warning after visitors put baby bison in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:18

Tourists kidnap baby bison and put it in their car because it looked coldYellowstone National Park managers on Monday warned visitors to leave wildlife alone after two tourists put a newborn bison calf in their car, touching off a string of events that led to the animal's death. The visitors from outside the United States came across the baby bison alone last week and decided to drive the calf to a park facility, unaware that interference with newborn animals could cause their mothers to reject them, park managers said in a statement. Ultimately, the abandoned calf was euthanized because it repeatedly approached people and cars along the roadway, raising safety concerns, officials said.

Federal judge hears challenge to Wisconsin election laws

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:17
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans were "giddy" about a voter identification requirement enacted in 2011 that they saw as an opportunity to drive down Democratic turnout at the polls, a former chief of staff to a GOP state senator testified Monday in a federal trial targeting that law and others.

Court orders Mississippi town to desegregate schools after 50-year fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:15
Black students and white students in Cleveland, Miss., are largely separated into two high schools, one mostly white and one mostly black, according to the announcement. The situation is similar with the town's middle school and junior high - one has mostly black students, and the other is historically white, officials said.

Crews find body of missing 5-year-old girl in river

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:14
CLAYHATCHEE, Ala. (AP) — Crews have found the body of a missing 5-year-old girl in a southeast Alabama river.

Markets Right Now: Energy, tech lead gains on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:13

 Europe down amid holiday tradingNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):

The Latest: FBI agent displays checks in Rep. Fattah's trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:13

FILE- In this March 11, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Opening statements are set for Monday, May, 16, in the federal corruption trial of the veteran Pennsylvania congressman. Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (all times local):

Obama says transgender rule is important aid to schools: BuzzFeed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:11

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North CarolinaPresident Barack Obama said on Monday that his administration's guidance on transgender issues is needed to help schools grapple with the sensitive topic and ensure that all children are treated fairly. Obama, in an interview with BuzzFeed news website broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube, said schools had been asking the Department of Education how they should handle questions they were facing with transgender youths. - that we give them our best judgment about how to approach it," Obama said.

Ex-mayoral aide's son pleads not guilty in stabbing death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:11
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former aide to Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (dih BLAH'-zee-ohz) wife has pleaded not guilty in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in New Jersey.

Chicago restaurant owner admits wire fraud, money laundering

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:59
CHICAGO (AP) — The chef-owner of several Chicago-area Chinese restaurants has pleaded guilty to allegations that he underpaid state taxes by not reporting all cash receipts.

AP Interview: Polish ex-foreign minister sees Brexit dangers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:51

Radek Sikorski, a former Polish foreign ministers, speaks to The Associated Press in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday May 16, 2016. Sikorski, who has strong ties to Britain and has been advocating for Britain to remain in the European Union, said he is “very worried” about the prospect of so-called Brexit. He said he fears it could weaken a political arrangement that has given Europe’s its longest-ever period of peace and prosperity. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Radek Sikorski, a former Polish foreign minister with longstanding ties to Britain, said he is "very worried" British voters could opt to leave the European Union, fearing it could weaken a political arrangement that has given Europe its longest-ever period of peace and prosperity.

Chicago city council committee advances $600 million bonds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:36
A Chicago City Council committee on Monday approved the issuance of up to $600 million of new general obligation bonds as well as a proposed ordinance to subject future debt issues to greater scrutiny. The council's finance committee agreed to send the bond issue to the full city council, which meets on Wednesday. If approved, the bonds would be priced through Goldman, Sachs & Co in the third quarter or sooner depending on market conditions and other factors, according to Chicago Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown.

'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.