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Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:47

Amtrak CrashAn Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and several people appeared to be injured. Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C., earlier ...


Things to know about police shooting in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:44

This combination made with file photos provided by the Madison, Wis. police department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Officer Matt Kenny, left, and shooting victim Tony Robinson. A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will announce on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 whether charges will be filed against Kenny, who fatally shot the unarmed Robinson, 19, in an apartment house on March 6 in Madison. (Madison Police Department/Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. A few things to know about the case ahead of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision:


In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:42

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, for a news conference to announce the "Progressive Agenda" along with a coalition of backers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality — one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform — before meeting with President Barack Obama.


White officer will not be charged in Wisconsin shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:41

This undated file photo provided by the Madison, Wis., Police Department shows Officer Matt Kenny. Kenny fatally shot an unarmed 19-year-old man in Madison on March 6, 2015. A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday, May 12, 2015, whether the white police officer will face charges for killing the young unarmed biracial man in Madison. (AP Photo/Madison Police Department)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A white Wisconsin police officer won't be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, prompting peaceful demonstrations but none of the immediate violence that has hit some other U.S. cities in similar cases.


Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond, several injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:26

Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond, 40-60 reported injuredRescue crews have been called to an Amtrak train derailment in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Amtrak train derails in Frankford, several injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:25

Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond, 40-60 reported injuredRescue crews have been called to an Amtrak train derailment in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Rescue crews responding to Amtrak train derailment in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:08

Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond, 40-60 reported injuredRescue crews have been called to an Amtrak train derailment in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Harriet Tubman wins poll to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:07
Twenty-dollar bills could soon be known as "Tubmans" if a grassroots campaign succeeds in persuading President Barack Obama to remove Andrew Jackson's portrait from circulation on U.S. paper currency in favor of a famous woman in U.S. history. Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, abolitionist and "conductor" on the so-called Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom during the 1850s, was the overwhelming choice to replace Old Hickory on the $20 note, an online poll showed on Tuesday. More than 118,000 of the 609,000 people surveyed for the "Women on 20s" petition picked Tubman to be the face of the popular U.S. currency denomination, followed by former first lady and U.N. ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights hero Rosa Parks and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. “Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020," Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the group Women on 20s, said in a statement.

Amtrak train from Washington crashes in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:00

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, an Amtrak logo is seen on a train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize. The bill was approved Wednesday by a vote of 316 to 101. It authorizes $7.2 billion over the next four years, keeping Amtrak subsidies nearly the same as current spending levels. Amtrak supporters had urged an increase in funds to address a backlog of infrastructure projects. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the ...


Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia; several people appear to be injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia; several people appear to be injured.

Latest on Madison police shooting: Mother: Fight not over

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:36

Jeff Jackson, left, comforts his girlfriend, Andrea Irwin, the mother of Tony Robinson, while escorting her during a protest march on Williamson Street, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday that Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny would not face charges for the shooting death of Robinson. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 6:49 p.m.


Brady and NFL prepare to battle over 'Deflategate' suspension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:30

A fan wearing a souvenir t-shirt from Super Bowl XLIX and listing New England Patriots players including quarterback Tom Brady waits in line to hear Brady speak at Salem State University in SalemThe National Football League's hardline stance on Tom Brady and his role in "Deflategate" sparked predictions on Tuesday that the star quarterback could see his four-game suspension reduced through an appeal. The severity of the punishment for the New England Patriots star combined with a spate of overturned NFL sanctions bode well for Brady in the appeals process, experts said. The appeal, which must be lodged by Thursday at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT), would follow a flurry of questions about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of other high-profile cases last season. Brady's four-game suspension is seen as harsh by many, who note it is the same as what is handed to first time offenders violating the league's rules on performance-enhancing drugs, and double the number of games Goodell initially gave Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice for a domestic violence incident.


Patriots get set to prepare for rare stint without Brady

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:30
(Reuters) - The New England Patriots drafted quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo last year with an eye on readying for life without Tom Brady, but the reigning Super Bowl champions never anticipated that time would come so soon. Brady, 37, was suspended four games by the National Football League on Monday for his role in Deflategate and if his appeal is unsuccessful, Garoppolo will likely be under center when New England open their regular season on Sept. 10. Garoppolo, taken 62nd overall by New England, completed 70.4 percent of his 27 pass attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown in relief of Brady last season and did not take a snap during the team's playoff run. After New England drafted Garoppolo, there was plenty of debate about whether it was with the intention of replacing former Patriots backup Ryan Mallett or seeking an eventual successor to Brady.

ICC prosecutor wants probe of Islamic State group in Libya

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday her office wants to investigate alleged crimes by groups claiming allegiance to the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Libya.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:04

A Nepalese family sleeps sheltered by plastic sheets in an open space after an earthquake hit the region earlier in the day, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A new earthquake Tuesday spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left thousands dead. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Hawaii to play undetermined role in Barack Obama Foundation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:02
HONOLULU (AP) — The Barack Obama Foundation has selected Chicago as its home, but the group still plans to collaborate in some way with the University of Hawaii.

Los Angeles job growth flat while San Francisco booms, report says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:01
The number of private sector jobs in the Los Angeles area has remained relatively flat over the past quarter century, while employment in the San Francisco Bay Area has boomed, a report by a business group shows. The report by the California Center for Jobs & the Economy, based on federal and state employment figures, showed that the number of non-farm private sector jobs in Los Angeles County was up by just 1 percent in the past 24 years. The number of private sector jobs in the San Francisco region, by contrast, grew by 25 percent from 1990 to 2014, outpacing its population growth. The report credits the San Francisco region's position as a technology center for the Bay Area's growth.

Another deadly earthquake spreads fear and misery in Nepal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:55

Another deadly earthquake spreads fear and misery in NepalA new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.


Report: Man killed by Madison officer was high on mushrooms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:48

This combination made with file photos provided by the Madison, Wis. police department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Madison Police officer Matt Kenny, left, and Tony Robinson, a biracial man who was killed by the officer. Kenny shot the unarmed 19-year-old in an apartment house on March 6. (Madison Police Department/Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday that Madison police Officer Matt Kenny would not be charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr.


Some LGBT residents critical of Utah anti-discrimination law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:41

FILE - In this March 12, 2015, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert stands after signing an anti-discrimination bill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects gay and transgender people and religious rights took effect Tuesday, May 12, 2015, amid skepticism from LGBT residents over whether the legislation really lives up to its reputation. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects gay and transgender people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises.