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Top UN official says UN not meeting goal to prevent wars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the U.N. General Assembly said Tuesday it's clear that 70 years after its founding the United Nations is not equipped to meet its overriding 1945 objective — to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.

Rhode Island bishop: Legal pot leads to 'land of oblivion'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:38

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2008 file photo, Bishop Thomas Tobin speaks during an interview in his office in Providence, R.I. In an essay published Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Tobin wrote his opposition to legalizing marijuana in the state. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop said he wants to smell holy incense, not cannabis, in Providence's cathedral and warned state lawmakers against transporting young people to "the land of oblivion" by legalizing marijuana.


3 brothers indicted in fatal Maryland police station attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:38
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say conducted an attack on a Maryland police station that led to an officer being killed has been indicted on 55 counts, including second-degree murder.

Illinois Senate OKs school funding revamp with boost for Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:36
Illinois' Democrat-controlled Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to revamp the way the state funds K-12 public schools over the objections of Republicans, who labeled it a bailout for the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The bill's sponsor, Democratic Senator Andy Manar, said it was time to rip up Illinois' nearly 20-year-old funding formula, replacing it with one that ensures school districts with high percentages of poor students get an adequate and equitable share of state money. Per-student funding in Illinois can range from $6,000 to $30,000, largely depending on a district's local property tax base, according to Manar.

The Latest: Lawyer helped mother with immigration issues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:35
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the Hawaii killings of a mother and two children (all times local):

Police seek 5 black youths after Jewish school bus blaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Tuesday were looking for five black youths seen on video torching a Jewish school bus in a neighborhood marred by race riots in the 1990s.

Supermarket operator Kroger to hire 14,000 employees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:34

FILE - This Tuesday, June 17, 2014, file photo, shows a Kroger store in Houston. Kroger is holding a nationwide hiring event to fill 14,000 open jobs across all its supermarket chains, including Ralphs, Fred Meyer and Food 4 Less, the company announced Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The company says it created 9,000 new jobs in 2015 and 20,000 new jobs in 2014. The 14,000 open jobs that it is currently looking to fill are a mix of new and old positions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger is holding a nationwide hiring event to fill 14,000 open jobs across all its supermarket chains, including Ralphs, Fred Meyer and Food 4 Less.


Senators to airlines: Drop bag fees to shorten airport lines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:32

FILE - In this March 17, 2016, file photo, travelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Two U.S. senators say the way to reduce long airport security lines this summer is for airlines to drop their fees on checking luggage. Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey and Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday, May 10, 2016, they asked executives at 12 airlines to drop checked-bag fees this summer. The senators say suspending the fees won't eliminate lines but it's a start. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)DALLAS (AP) — Two U.S. senators say one way to reduce long airport security lines this summer is for airlines to drop their fees on checking luggage.


Judge to unseal court case files involving Trump associate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:32

FILE- In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks at supporters after speaking at a rally in Omaha, Neb. A federal judge agreed Tuesday, May 10, to a request by The Associated Press to unseal about 240 court documents in a case related to the criminal past of a former business partner to Trump. The unusual case involves whether two lawyers should be held in criminal contempt for revealing details about the role of Felix Sater, a former Trump business associate, in orchestrating a Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme and his subsequent cooperation with the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge agreed Tuesday to a request by The Associated Press to unseal about 240 court documents in a case related to the criminal past of a former business partner to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.


Colorado inmate files first claim of paternity in Prince's estate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:28

File photo of U.S. musician Prince performing at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock WoodLawyers for Carlin Q. Williams, 39, filed a petition in Carver County District Court near Minneapolis on Monday objecting to probate of the estate left by Prince, who according to the performer's sister, Tyka Nelson, left behind no will and no surviving offspring. The petition seeks a hearing and a court order for genetic testing of DNA samples obtained from the late music star.


APNewsBreak: Girl didn't expect school fight to end in death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:26
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl charged in a high school restroom assault that left another girl dead has maintained good grades and had no prior disciplinary history involving fighting or other disruptive behavior, her attorney said Tuesday.

Federal judge denies stay of execution for Alabama man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:24

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Vernon Madison, who is scheduled to be executed for the 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte. Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate have asked a federal court to stop his execution on May 12, 2016, saying that strokes and dementia have left him incompetent and unable to remember the murder he was convicted of committing or understand why he's about to be executed. (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday denied a stay of execution for an Alabama man scheduled to be put to death Thursday for killing a Mobile police officer in 1985.


North Carolina school system to allow pepper spray

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:22
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system has adopted a policy allowing high school students to carry pepper spray this fall, a policy one board member said may be useful for students who encounter transgender classmates in the bathroom.

Sex assault at Philadelphia high school under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:21

Sex assault at Philadelphia high school under investigationStudents at Sayre High School in West Philadelphia say they're shocked and stunned over allegations of sexual assault inside their own school.


Fixing pipeline problems in Tredyffrin Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:20

Fixing pipeline problems in Tredyffrin Twp.Work continues along a busy stretch of roadway in Tredyffrin Township near Valley Forge Historical Park.


Syrian national extradited, charged with hacking for Assad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:17
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Syrian national extradited to the U.S. made an initial court appearance Tuesday on charges he helped hack and extort American targets perceived to be enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

GOP fractures ruin Reagan Day fundraiser in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:11

FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., attends a victory party in Hendersonville, Tenn., after 6th District Republican primary win. A Wilson County Reagan Day fundraiser has been canceled over disagreements about which candidates will be allowed to speak at the event. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reagan Day fundraisers have been a staple of GOP politics ever since the Great Communicator made a point of promoting the 11th Commandment — thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican. But in the conservative suburbs east of Nashville, the event has become too poisonous to be held this year.


New York sued over anti-farm union law, refuses to defend it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:05

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's rally in New YorkNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday he would not defend a state law that excludes farmworkers from the right to unionize, hours after the state was sued by a dairy worker who claimed he had been fired for meeting with labor organizers. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) filed the lawsuit on behalf of Crispin Hernandez, who said he lost his job in September at Mark Farms, a large dairy farm in upstate New York where he worked for three years.


Mall shooting suspect had turned in 7 weapons voluntarily

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal security officer charged with killing three people in Maryland, including his estranged wife, voluntarily surrendered seven guns after a March court order, authorities said Tuesday.

Competency hearing resumes for accused Colorado clinic gunman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:01

A deputy tries to calm Robert Lewis Dear, 57, accused of shooting three people to death and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, as he spoke out at his hearing at an El Paso County court in Colorado SpringsThe man who proclaimed himself a "warrior for the babies" after a fatal shooting spree at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last year returned to court on Tuesday for the second day of a hearing on his mental state. Prosecutors sought to challenge the conclusion of state psychologists that Robert Lewis Dear, 58, suffers from a psychotic delusional disorder that renders him unfit to stand trial for the rampage that killed three people and wounded nine. El Paso County Judge Gilbert Martinez said he would issue a decision on Dear's status on Wednesday.