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The Latest: Feds fault DC subway for inadequate maintenance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:02

A photograph of smoke is displayed as members of a safety oversight group deliver a presentation on the probable cause of the Jan. 12, 2015 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail accident near the L'Enfant Plaza during a National Transportation Safety Board meeting in Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's findings about a fatal 2015 accident on the Washington subway (all times local):


Man hijacks Washington bus, kills pedestrian

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:59
A man hijacked a Washington D.C. bus on Tuesday and drove it into a gas station, killing a pedestrian in an incident that was over in less than three minutes, police said. The bus driver tripped an alarm and fled the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority vehicle after the man attacked him with a weapon, police said. "The suspect appeared to be very distraught and violent," Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters.

Argentina's Macri agrees to be probed over Panama Papers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:59
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he is open to being investigated over his role in two offshore companies that emerged in the "Panama Papers" leak.

U.S. charges nine with $131 million ForceField Energy fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:56
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged nine people with defrauding investors into buying the now essentially worthless stock of LED lighting provider ForceField Energy Inc, causing $131 million of losses. The charges against the defendants, who include stock promoters, brokers and investor relations officials, were announced by U.S. Attorney Robert Capers in Brooklyn. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced related civil charges against all 10 defendants, including St. Julien.

Rich newspaper owners: Industry savior or foe?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:44

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Jon Huntsman Sr. speaks to reporters during a news conference in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:41
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday April 22, to Thursday, April 29, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

Feds to probe fatal shooting involving North Carolina deputy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:39
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say they are investigating whether any laws were violated when a North Carolina sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man as he sat on the porch of his home.

Police: Hijacked bus strikes, kills pedestrian in DC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:38

Police work a crime scene after authorities say a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a man after the bus jumped a curb at a gas station at the corner of Helen Burroughs Avenue and Minnesota Avenue in Northwest Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — A man attacked a city bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a pedestrian after the vehicle jumped a curb at a gas station in Washington on Tuesday, police said. He was captured and brought to a hospital.


The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:35
Audible.com best-sellers for week ending April 29:

Biden, Trump to attend University of Pennsylvania graduation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:32

Biden, Trump to attend University of Pennsylvania graduationDonald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons.


The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:31
App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 1, 2016:

Trump, Biden to attend University of Pennsylvania graduation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:31

Biden, Trump to attend University of Pennsylvania graduationDonald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons.


Man in wheelchair, left in sun at Florida nursing home, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:28
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration.

The Latest: Sheriff praises deputies for caution in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:18
TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a South Carolina police officer shooting a suspect (all times local):

Sheriff: 1 of 2 survivors of Georgia crash still critical

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:12
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia student who survived a crash that killed four of her friends remains in critical condition, a Georgia sheriff said.

College may remove name of law school founder with KKK ties

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:07
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — University of Tulsa trustees are deciding whether to rename the law school because of one founder's ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

1 of 2 girls charged in Slender Man stabbing appeals bond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:45
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of the two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to appease a fictional horror character called Slender Man is appealing a judge's decision that keeps her in a secure facility.

Obama briefed on death of U.S. service member in Iraq: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has been briefed on the death of a U.S. service member who, according to initial reports, was killed by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq on Tuesday, the White House said. "This service member's death reminds us of the risks our brave men and women in uniform face every single day," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a daily press briefing, extending the Obama administration's condolences. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Doina Chiacu and David Alexander; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Dan Grebler)

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:42

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowdsWASHINGTON (AP) — More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession.


Washington's 2015 subway fire showed widespread safety lapses: agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:42
A Washington subway fire last year that killed a passenger and injured 91 people showed widespread shortcomings by the U.S. capital's troubled transit system and emergency personnel, safety officials said on Tuesday. The final report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into the January 2015 fire said the second-busiest U.S. subway system still suffers from lax safety standards despite a dozen previous NTSB investigations since it began operations in the 1970s. NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart called safety systems "fundamentally flawed" at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) even though the agency was crucial to getting hundreds of thousands of U.S. government employees to work every day.