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The Latest: Attorney urges court to reject forced medication

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:46
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the federal appeals court hearing on the forced medication of a defendant in a terror support case (all times local):

Former deaf inmate gets $70k for treatment during jail stint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deaf former inmate of the D.C. Department of Corrections whose care was mismanaged during his incarceration has been awarded $70,000 in damages.

Report: US poultry workers forced to wear diapers on job

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:42

FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2003, chickens gather around a feeder in a Tyson Foods Inc., poultry house near Farmington, Ark. A report released May 10, 2016, by international advocacy group Oxfam says some poultry workers in the United States are denied bathroom breaks. A Tyson worker said in the report that many workers at his North Carolina plant “have to urinate in their pants.” Tyson said it's "concerned" by the claims, but currently has "no evidence they’re true.” (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)BOSTON (AP) — A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a "climate of fear," with some forced to wear diapers on the job.


Tribe wants to block release of gambling-trial deposition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:35
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe of Florida is trying to get a federal judge to block the release and publication of information related to a key gambling trial.

Man accused of poisoning store food to get mental evaluation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:30
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has approved a request to evaluate the mental competency of a Michigan man accused of poisoning unpackaged food at grocery stores.

Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:29

This image provided by Google shows proposed female emojis. Google said it wants to create a new set "with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and empowering girls everywhere." (Google via AP)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form.


Teacher to stand trial, allegedly pinned 7-year-old to floor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:25
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh teacher has been ordered to stand trial on charges she pinned a 7-year-old kindergartner to the floor with a chair after intervening in a student squabble.

No violations found after death near psychiatric hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:24
STANTON, Del. (AP) — A report says health officials found no evidence of regulatory violations after a man died near a Delaware psychiatric hospital.

UK government changes BBC structure; seeks more diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:15
LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced changes for the BBC that alters its board structure and calls for more focus on serving minority audiences.

The Latest: Inmate asks US Supreme Court for stay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:14
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of Vernon Madison (all times local):

AG: Berks Co. judge stole $113K from office, fire company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:01

 Berks Co. judge stole $113K from office, fire companyThe Pennsylvania Attorney General's office says a Berks County district judge stole more than $113,000 from his office and the volunteer fire company where he served as treasurer.


The Latest: US court heard appeal in Abu Ghraib torture suit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:55
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court hearing in an Abu Ghraib prison torture case (all times local):

Across the world, luxury-home sales get a reality check

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global luxury housing market lost some of its sheen last year as financial markets became unsettled and many wealthy buyers began to look for less expensive homes.

The Latest: French police fire gas to repel minor clashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:52

Demonstrators, left, clash with Unions security men during a protest against Labor Law as the Socialist government decided to force the bill through Parliament without a vote, in Paris, Thursday, May 12, 2016. France's government is facing a major test as lawmakers hold a no-confidence vote, prompted by a deeply divisive labor law allowing longer workdays and easier layoffs.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French government facing a no-confidence vote over labor law, and protests against the legislation (all times local):


Mayor: North Carolina city won't back down on LGBT equality

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:51
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mayor says her city will not compromise on its equality law allowing transgender people to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify.

Prisoner escapes from Philadelphia hospital after arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:47

Prisoner escapes from Philadelphia hospital after arrestPolice say a 24-year-old prisoner escaped from a hospital in West Philadelphia.


Germany: No new EU deal for Britain if it leaves the bloc

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:36

CORRECTS SPELLING OF JUNCKER- The President on the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker attends a panel discussion about the future of Europe at the Europe Forum event, hosted by the Germany's WDR television and broadcast service, at the Foreign Ministry, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Thursday that Britain will not get an improved membership deal with the European Union if the country votes to leave the bloc.


Nepal raises estimate of earthquake rebuilding cost

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:28
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's earthquake reconstruction agency has increased by more than $1 billion its estimate of the money needed to rebuild nearly 1 million houses damaged by a powerful earthquake last year.

Cheniere Energy names Jack Fusco as CEO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Cheniere Energy has named Jack Fusco as CEO after the natural gas company's previous CEO was forced out under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn.

Pistol used in Trayvon Martin shooting to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:20

Pistol used in Trayvon Martin shooting to be auctionedFormer Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is auctioning off the pistol he used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.