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Geralyn Ritter, Amtrak crash survivor: My life is so radically different

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:58

 My life is so radically differentGeralyn Ritter doesn't remember the mangled metal of Amtrak 188, the blood, the debris, or the horror on the faces of passengers.


Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified as missing student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:48
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a body pulled from Lake Michigan on Chicago's South Side was that of a medical student who was reported missing in April.

Garage fire in Clifton Heights, smoke seen for miles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:42

Garage fire in Clifton Heights, smoke seen for milesFire crews in Delaware County battled a Clifton Heights garage fire for more than an hour. The smoke could be seen for miles.


4 US citizens sentenced for attempted Gambian coup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:35
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four U.S. citizens have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

1 dead in North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:35

1 dead in North Philadelphia shootingPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in North Philadelphia.


Obama admin. tells schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their identity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:34

Obama admin. tells schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their identityPublic schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive.


Bail set at $3 million for Lincoln Heights rape suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:30

Bail set at $3 million for Lincoln Heights rape suspectA convicted felon and known gang member was charged with raping a woman at gunpoint in a restroom at Lincoln Park.


1,423 pounds of marijuana found inside coconuts at border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:24
PHARR, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers discovered over 1,400 pounds of marijuana hidden inside fresh coconuts at the United States-Mexico border in Texas.

The Latest: Authorities: No signs that young girl was harmed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:20
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the abduction of a 9-year-old girl in east Tennessee (all times local):

Asian stocks slip as investors assess earnings, await data

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:09

Asian stocks slip as investors assess earnings, await dataHONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets headed lower on Friday as investors evaluated the latest set of corporate earnings and awaited a slew of U.S. and Chinese economic data.


Person on bridge conspiracy list wants it kept from public

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:06
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Someone included in a list set to be released of people involved in the 2013 lane closures in New Jersey near the George Washington Bridge asked a judge late Thursday to intervene anonymously to block its release, arguing it would unfairly brand them a criminal.

US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

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

US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom accessPublic schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina.


ABC's Jimmy Kimmel launches 'campaign' for veep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:43

 "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel says he's looking for a new job - vice president of the United States. The ABC jokester launched his "campaign" on his show Thursday, May 12, 2016, with a speech on Hollywood Boulevard. Kimmel said that "it's time to take our country back! From whom? I don't know, but I want it back." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel says he's looking for a new job — vice president of the United States.


BLM boss: Wild horse program facing future $1B budget crisis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:42

FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo, horses stand behind a fence at the Bureau of Land Management's Palomino Valley holding facility in Palomino Valley, Nev. U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials fighting a losing battle to protect the health of federal rangeland across the West, properly manage tens of thousands of mustangs in the wild and care for tens of thousands others already rounded up want to make something perfectly clear--they've got a $1 billion problem. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)RENO, Nev. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it's time to admit his agency has a $1 billion problem.


Agency: Dolphins' cause of death unclear, human role likely

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:31
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal report on three dolphins that died shortly after Navy ships used sonar nearby has found the animals were likely affected by the same human event.

Jury deliberates on 2 men accused in cartel leader's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:19
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A jury has begun deliberations in the case of two men accused of plotting to kill a lawyer in Texas who was acting head of a Mexican drug cartel.

U.S. courts delay execution of killer of Alabama policeman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:16

Death row inmate Vernon Madison is pictured in handout photoA U.S. appeals court put on hold Thursday's scheduled execution of a 65-year-old man convicted of murdering a police officer in 1985, ordering a review of his mental competency after his lawyers said he suffers from dementia. Vernon Madison, one of Alabama's longest-serving death row inmates, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The stay of execution issued by Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put off what would have been the 15th execution in the United States this year and the second in Alabama.


Unusual number of whales seen in San Francisco Bay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:15

FILE - In this July 11, 2015 file photo, a humpback whale breaches off the Long Beach Coast during a whale watching trip on The Harbor Breeze Cruises Triumphant in Long Beach, Calif. Humpback whales have been swimming into San Francisco Bay in unprecedented numbers during the past two weeks, an onslaught that experts say could be caused by an unusual concentration of anchovies near shore. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Migrating humpback whales have been swimming into San Francisco Bay in unprecedented numbers during the past two weeks — an onslaught that experts say could be caused by an unusual concentration of anchovies near shore.


US Supreme Court maintains execution stay for Alabama inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:12
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the execution of an Alabama inmate so a lower court can review claims that strokes and dementia have rendered him incompetent to understand his looming death sentence.

The Latest: Someone on bridge list tries to stop release

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:09
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a list of unindicted co-conspirators set to be released in the George Washington Bridge scandal (all times local):