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5 injured in SEPTA trolley crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 05:11

5 injured in SEPTA trolley crashAt least five people were injured after a SEPTA trolley and an SUV collided in North Philadelphia.


The Latest: Skelos' nephew accused of assault outside court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 05:09

Former Senate majority leader Dean Skelos arrives to court in New York, Thursday, May 12, 2016. For the second time in less than two weeks, a once-powerful New York politician is facing sentencing in a spate of corruption cases that have roiled Albany. Skelos, 68, and his son, Adam, 33, are scheduled to appear in federal court following convictions last year for extortion, fraud and bribery. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son (all times local):


Ex-New York Senate leader gets five years in prison for corruption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:47

Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos arrives at the Manhattan federal court house in New YorkFormer New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, the second time in 10 days that a powerful legislative leader faced incarceration after a crackdown on state capital corruption. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in Manhattan imposed the penalty on Skelos, 68, and also sentenced Adam Skelos, his 33-year-old son, to 6-1/2 years in prison following their convictions in December on charges of extortion, fraud and bribe solicitation. Prosecutors had sought a prison term approaching 12-1/2 to 15-2/3 years for Dean Skelos, who was also ordered to pay a $500,000 fine.


Music-education CEO hits bad note on minorities, loses job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:43
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The director of a national association of music teachers is out of a job after he reportedly told a diversity forum that blacks and Latinos lack the "keyboard skills" needed for the profession.

Memorial plaza in Philadelphia to remember Holocaust victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:43

Memorial plaza in Philadelphia to remember Holocaust victimsBack in 1964, Philadelphia was the first city in nation to erect a public memorial to victims of the Holocaust.


Massive robotic dinosaur destroyed by fire; skeleton remains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:42

This photo provided by the Leonia, N.J., Police Department shows a fire that destroyed a 90-foot animatronic dinosaur at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, N.J., Thursday, May 12, 2016. The fire has destroyed the animatronic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at the theme park. (Leonia Police Department via AP)LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a 90-foot-long lifelike robotic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at a New Jersey theme park.


The Latest: Another website says it will sell Zimmerman gun

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:41
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on George Zimmerman to auction gun used in Trayvon Martin case (all times local):

Amtrak crash 1 year later: Probable cause to be revealed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:40

 Probable cause to be revealedFederal investigators will meet next week to detail the probable cause of last year's fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.


Legal escape for Florida's 'Prison Houdini' could be blocked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:39
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a "prison Houdini" for a series of escapes might have his first legal exit thwarted after Florida's parole commission voted Thursday to reconsider his upcoming release in a case that began 36 years ago when the then-teenager was convicted of stealing the very tools his father left him in a will.

Nordstrom shares tumble on slashed annual outlook, weak 1Q

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:37

FILE - In this Monday, March 23, 2015, file photo, a woman arrives at a Nordstrom luxury department store, at The Mall of San Juan, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nordstrom reports financial results, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nordstrom's shares are tumbling in extended trading after the upscale department store slashed is annual sales and profit outlook.


State study of race and traffic stops singles out 25 cops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:33
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five police officers in Connecticut have been singled out as stopping minority drivers at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a new report commissioned by the state government and described by its authors as the most comprehensive of its kind.

School chief's plea for contractor cash draws complaint

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:31

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2010 file photo, then-Deputy DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson during a news conference in Washington. A group of parents filed an ethics complaint Thursday, May 12, 2016, against District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson after The Associated Press reported that she asked for money from city contractors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of parents filed an ethics complaint Thursday against District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson after The Associated Press reported that she asked city contractors for money to support a gala honoring teachers.


Online auction halted for gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:28

Online auction halted for gun used to kill Trayvon MartinAn online auction appears to have been halted for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.


Lawyer: Ex-Speaker Hastert won't appeal conviction, sentence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:27

FILE - In this April 27, 2016, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his sentencing on federal banking charges. In an email Thursday, May 12, 2016, Hastert's lead attorney confirmed that Hastert won't appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will not appeal his conviction or 15-month prison sentence in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago, his lead attorney said Thursday.


Ohio authorities moving mobile homes where 8 were found shot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:25
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Several mobile homes where eight relatives were found shot to death in southern Ohio are being moved to a secure location as the investigation into who targeted the family and why enters its fourth week, authorities said Thursday.

Police: Men who held family paranoid from meth, still on run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:23

This photo provided by Centerville Police shows Flint Wayne Harrison, 51. Utah police are searching for two suspects, Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James Harrison, after a woman and her four teenage daughters were lured to a house and tied in a basement before they managed to escape, authorities said Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Centerville Police via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A father and son who lured a woman and her four teenage daughters to a Utah house and tied them up in the basement before the victims escaped were paranoid after using methamphetamine, police said Thursday as a two-state manhunt for the suspects dragged into a third day.


3 injured in SEPTA trolley crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:22

3 injured in SEPTA trolley crashAt least three people were injured after a SEPTA trolley and a car collided in North Philadelphia.


The Latest: House GOP: Clarify District of Columbia spending

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republicans in the U.S. House examining whether the District of Columbia can spend local tax dollars without congressional approval (all times local):

Charges dropped against on-duty mailman cuffed by NY police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:20
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor won't pursue a disorderly conduct case against a postal carrier whose caught-on-camera arrest sparked outrage.

The Latest: Soda tax backers say measure will be on ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:19

Supervisor Malia Cohen, top, listens to speakers during a news conference announcing that San Francisco backers of a tax on sugary beverages have enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Thursday, May 12, 2016. This would be San Francisco's second attempt in two years trying to put a tax on the highly caloric drinks that some public health advocates say contributes to obesity. A 2014 attempt failed to garner the two-thirds approval needed for a dedicated tax. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco ballot measure to tax sugary sweetened beverages (all times local):