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Solar plane on global trip headed to Oklahoma from Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:18
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey, project officials announced Wednesday.

Arizona grandfather jailed for leaving five-year-old in desert with gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:10
An Arizona man was sentenced to six months in jail for felony child abuse for leaving his 5-year-old granddaughter in the desert with a loaded and cocked handgun with the instruction to "shoot any bad guys," prosecutors said on Wednesday. Paul Armand Rater, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of felony child abuse under a plea agreement stemming from the November, 2015, incident, said county Attorney Bill Montgomery. "There still has been no satisfactory explanation for why that happened," Montgomery said at a news conference.

Man who drew BB gun at Capitol visitor center ordered held

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who drew a BB gun at a screening checkpoint at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in March made his first appearance in federal court and has been ordered held in jail.

Families of missing teen fishermen again clash over phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:04
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The parents of two teen fishermen who disappeared in a storm off Florida clashed again Wednesday after Apple said it could not retrieve any data from an iPhone discovered in the wreckage of their boat eight months after they capsized.

Christie: 'Highly doubtful' he'll be on bridge scandal list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:03
WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he thinks it's "highly doubtful" he will be included on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Lawyer: Charges too severe in death of Amy Joyner-Francis

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

 Charges too severe in death of Amy Joyner-FrancisThe attorney representing one of the Delaware teens charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis claims the charges against his client are too severe.


Microsoft exec: No silver bullet to fight terror on internet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00

Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Steven Crown speaks during a Security Council meeting on terrorism, Wednesday May 11, 2016 at U. N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Microsoft executive told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that "there is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet."


Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major US cities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out.

'This is impossible:' New York man wins his 2nd $1M lottery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00

 "This is impossible." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by hitting a $1 million jackpot again.


Accused Planned Parenthood clinic gunman ruled mentally incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:58

Robert Lewis Dear accused of shooting three people to death at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado attends his hearing in Colorado SpringsThe man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in a shooting rampage last year at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was declared incompetent to stand trial at a court hearing on his mental state on Wednesday. The ruling by El Paso County Judge Gilbert Martinez effectively means a suspension in criminal proceedings against the defendant, Robert Lewis Dear, 58, stemming from the first fatal attack on a U.S. abortion provider since 2009. Dear, who has proclaimed himself guilty and a "warrior for the babies" in previous courtroom outbursts, will be transported back to a state mental hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, for "restorative treatment," and his status will be reviewed again in 90 days, on Aug. 11, the judge ordered.


Arrest in Blue Route road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:41

Arrest in Blue Route road rage incidentPennsylvania State Police have arrested the man they believe fired a semi-automatic weapon during a road rage incident on the Blue Route (I-476) in Montgomery County last week.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A rout in retail stocks pulled U.S. indexes down on Wednesday. Macy's, the largest U.S. department store chain, slashed its annual profit forecast after it reported a steep drop in earnings. Office supply companies Office Depot and Staples both took big losses after a judge blocked their plans to merge.

Small plane hits deer, flips while trying to land at airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:38
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane struck a deer and flipped over while landing at a New Hampshire airport.

Police: Officers shoot man who confronted them with a gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:34
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say officers checking on a possible break-in at a southwestern Virginia home shot a man who confronted them with a gun.

Man once dubbed 'Porn's New King' is charged in tribal fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — A man once dubbed "Porn's New King" has been charged in New York City with scamming a Native American tribe and others of more than $60 million.

Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio law that strips funding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Planned Parenthood sued Ohio's health department on Wednesday, saying thousands of patients could be denied access to HIV tests, cancer screenings and other services under a law designed to strip public money away from the organization's affiliates in the state.

Clarification: Boarding School Abuse story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:20

John Sweeney, 57, right, weeps as Adrian Hooper Jr. listens during a news conference at the office of Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Boston. Sweeney said he was 12 when he was sexually assaulted by a former assistant headmaster at Fessenden School in Newton, Mass. Adrian Hooper Jr. said he was sexually assaulted by a teacher at Fessenden in the early 1960s when he was 13. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story May 9 about possible settlements being negotiated over sexual abuse at St. George's School, The Associated Press reported that Katie Wales Lovkay, who was abused by athletic trainer Al Gibbs, said she wants to see the school own up to what happened and does not want "payoff money." The story should have made clear that Lovkay would consider settling under certain conditions, such as that she is not placed under a gag order and that the name of a dormitory at the school is changed to remove the name of the headmaster to whom she reported her abuse.


Markets Right Now: Retailers pull US stocks broadly lower

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:11

Global stocks drift as traders look for directionNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):


White ex-cop to remain free on bail after federal indictment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:09

White ex-cop to remain free on bail after federal indictmentAs federal charges were filed against a white former South Carolina police officer who already faced a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott, Scott’s lawyer and family praised the federal prosecutors for pressing the case. “I think the Justice Department is tired of sitting on the sidelines and they think this is one they can definitely win and send a message to police departments around the country,” attorney Chris Stewart told The Associated Press. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Michael Slager, 34, with depriving Scott of his civil rights.


Man admits roadside shooting in Idaho was staged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:09
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A developer convicted in a mortgage fraud scheme has pleaded guilty to additional federal charges after admitting he ordered his son to shoot him in the legs in an effort to collect on a disability insurance policy and delay his prison sentence.