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Questions linger about Prince's choice of doctor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:55

Questions linger about Prince's choice of doctorIf Prince was seeking help for a problem with prescription drugs, it would make sense for him to turn to a California addiction specialist known for new ideas on treatment.


Alabama death row inmate asks court to halt his execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:50
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate asked an appellate court Wednesday to halt his upcoming execution, saying strokes and dementia have rendered him mentally incompetent in the 30 years since he was convicted of killing a Mobile police officer.

Questions linger about Prince's choice of local doctor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:46

Questions linger about Prince's choice of doctorIf Prince was seeking help for a problem with prescription drugs, it would make sense for him to turn to a California addiction specialist known for new ideas on treatment.


Operator of cargo ship held at Lake Superior port charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:45
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The German operator of a cargo ship detained at a Lake Superior port in Minnesota last year is charged with covering up illegal dumping of oily wastewater, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Video: Police pummel driver after 2-state high-speed pursuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:38

This aerial image made from a helicopter video provided by WHDH shows Richard Simone kneeling and putting his hands on the ground after a high-speed police pursuit in Nashua, N.H., Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Moments later several officers rushed Simone and pummeled him. (Courtesy WHDH via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; BOSTON OUTNASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Helicopter video of a high-speed police pursuit from Massachusetts to New Hampshire shows a driver stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rush him and start pummeling him.


Nevada high court ruling keeps judge on Las Vegas Sands case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:35

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 pool file photo, District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez listens as Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies at Clark County Justice Center in Las Vegas. The Nevada Supreme Court says Gonzalez will continue to handle a lawsuit headed for trial involving billionaire casino mogul Adelson and a former Sands China Ltd. chief executive. The ruling issued Wednesday, May 11, 2016 is a blow to Sands and Adelson, whose lawyers argued that Gonzalez had a conflict of interest and should be removed.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge in Las Vegas will continue to handle a lawsuit headed for trial involving billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's company and a former Sands China Ltd. chief executive, the Nevada Supreme Court said Wednesday.


Missouri executes man who killed three, including sheriff's deputy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:35

Death row inmate Earl Forrest is seen in an undated picture released by the Missouri Department of CorrectionsEarl Forrest, 66, was pronounced dead at 7:18 p.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said. Forrest killed an acquaintance, Harriet Smith, and a visitor at her house, Michael Wells, in a dispute over methamphetamine, on Dec. 9, 2002. Forrest and his girlfriend then fled Smith's house in the southern Missouri town of Salem, taking with them a lockbox containing an estimated $25,000 of methamphetamine.


The Latest: Alabama Supreme Court refuses to halt execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:29
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the planned execution of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison (all times local):

US won't appeal court rulings on lesser prairie chicken

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:28
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it won't appeal recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Man pleads guilty to killing 3, including mother of his son

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:19

Montgomery County Sheriff Jerry "Bubba" Nix, left, directs Odell Hallmon to his seat in the Montgomery County Courthouse where he pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder before Montgomery County Circuit Judge Joey Loper in Winona, Miss., Wednesday, May 11, 2016. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The ex-convict says he's responsible for the shooting deaths of his son's mother and grandmother and another man in rural Mississippi in April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)WINONA, Miss. (AP) — A 12-year-old who narrowly escaped being shot by his father watched in a Mississippi courtroom Wednesday as the man told a judge he killed the boy's mother, grandmother and another man.


Latest: Missouri man executed for killing deputy, 2 others

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

This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Earl Forrest. Forrest, 66, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday, May 11, 2016, for killing Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Joann Barnes and two other people in 2002. It would be Missouri's first execution in 2016. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri execution of a man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy and two other people in 2002 (all times local):


Factbox: A look at some Americans held prisoner in North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:52
The following is a look at some of 13 Americans held by North Korea since 1996. Most of them were sentenced to years of hard labor but held for less than a year. * Evan Hunziker, then 26, was held for three months in North Korea on spying charges in 1996.

Key figure in Detroit school corruption pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:50

Norman Shy, a businessman at the center of a Detroit Public Schools corruption scheme, leaves the U.S. District Court in downtown Detroit on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Shy, a contractor accused of paying kickbacks to get business from Detroit schools, pleaded guilty Wednesday and answered "yes" to the names of 12 principals and an administrator who conspired with him to get gift cards or cash. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — A contractor accused of paying kickbacks to get business from Detroit schools pleaded guilty Wednesday and said 12 principals and an administrator charged in the scheme conspired with him to get gift cards or cash.


Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly artworks highlight Sotheby's sale

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:49

FILE- In this Friday, March 29, 2016 photo, Francis Bacon's "Two Studies for a Self-Portrait" is viewed during the spring auction preview at Sotheby's, in New York. Bacon's double-panel self-portrait and a Cy Twombly “Blackboard” painting executed in blue, both in private collections for decades, are the top highlights at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art on Wednesday, May 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A Francis Bacon double-panel self-portrait and a Cy Twombly "Blackboard" painting executed in blue — both in private collections for decades — were the highlights of Sotheby's auction of contemporary art on Wednesday.


PHOTOS: First look inside Divine Lorraine Hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:38

 First look inside Divine Lorraine HotelThe historic Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street opened its doors to the public for a look inside.


Obama gets bill to allow female pilots' ashes at Arlington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:30

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, a funeral procession passes behind rows of graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The Senate has passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery.


Man charged with capital murder in Kansas detective's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:28

This undated image provided by the Kansas City Police Department shows Brad Lancaster. The police detective was fatally shot Monday, May 9, 2016, while investigating reports of a suspicious person near a racetrack in Kansas City, Kan. He died after undergoing surgery, his department said in a statement. (Kansas City Police Department via AP)KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man accused in the fatal shooting of a police detective in Kansas was charged with capital murder Wednesday, a day after Missouri authorities charged him with shooting and wounding a woman during the same incident.


Sex assault indictment returned against ex-Baylor frat chief

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:23
WACO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old former president of a Baylor University fraternity has been indicted on four sexual assault counts after a woman accused him of attacking her outside a party.

Mississippi toddler dies after being left in her mom's car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:18
GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl has been found dead inside her mother's car at a Mississippi daycare.

Shell Nigeria shuts oil terminal as attacks cut production

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:18
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Shell closed the terminal exporting Nigeria's benchmark Bonny Light crude oil on Wednesday and was evacuating workers from a threatened oil field as renewed militant attacks cut production in Africa's biggest petroleum producer, the company and a union leader said.