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Safety concerns after day of bike crashes in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:40

Safety concerns after day of bike crashes in PhiladelphiaRiding a bike has proven to be a dangerous proposition Tuesday in Philadelphia and while police are investigating the incidents, they're also imploring riders and drivers to be aware and to take some care.


The Latest: Authorities identify suspect in stabbing attacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:36

The suspect in attacks at Silver City Galleria mall is transported on a gurney into an ambulance by medical personnel in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Multiple people have been stabbed in separate deadly attacks at the mall and a home in Massachusetts. Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer shot and killed the suspect. (Charles Winokoor/The Daily Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on stabbing attacks at a Massachusetts mall and a home that left three dead including the suspect (all times local):


Baby among injured in New Castle County crash

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

Baby among injured in New Castle County crashThree people, including a baby, were injured after a collision in New Castle County.


Uncle IDs Hawaii kids police say were killed by their dad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:26

FILE- This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Police Department shows John Ali Hoffman. Police on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, said an uncle has identified two children killed on Hawaii's Big Island. The father, John Ali Hoffman, is also charged with murder in the death of his wife and the children's mother, Aracely Hoffman. (Hawaii Police Department via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITHONOLULU (AP) — An uncle of two Hawaii children police say were shot to death by their father was given the grim task of identifying their bodies, police said Tuesday.


Center City bank robberies have police searching for suspects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:25

Center City bank robberies have police searching for suspectsAuthorities are reporting a noticeable increase in Center City bank holdups, all within a two week period.


3 dead, 2 injured in separate attacks at Massachusetts mall and home

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

3 dead, 2 injured in separate attacks at Massachusetts mall and homeThree people were killed and two others injured Tuesday in separate attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts, and the suspect was one of the dead, authorities said.


Suit filed against marijuana businesses after fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:55
DENVER (AP) — The family of three boys filed a lawsuit against two recreational marijuana businesses after a shooting that left their mother dead and their father charged with murder.

3 dead including suspect in stabbing attacks at mall, home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:32

The suspect in attacks at Silver City Galleria mall is transported on a gurney into an ambulance by medical personnel in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Multiple people have been stabbed in separate deadly attacks at the mall and a home in Massachusetts. Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer shot and killed the suspect. (Charles Winokoor/The Daily Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Two people were killed and two others wounded in stabbing attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts on Tuesday before an off-duty law enforcement officer shot and killed the suspect, authorities said.


The Latest: Kentucky State Police say 10 injured in tornado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:16

Rain falls in Eagle, Neb., Monday, May 9, 2016. The National Weather Service says a tornado briefly touched down on the southeast edge of Lincoln, Neb., and there were reports of baseball-sized hail is falling in the area. (Ted Kirk/The Journal-Star via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the U.S. (all times local):


Vote on San Francisco immigrant sanctuary policy postponed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:58

Teresa Molina holds up a sign at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Officials in famously progressive San Francisco have long sanctioned protections for people in the country illegally, going so far as to prohibit city workers from asking about a person's immigration status. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in famously progressive San Francisco have long sanctioned protections for people in the country illegally, going so far as to prohibit city workers from asking about a person's immigration status.


Exit poll: Independents propel Sanders in West Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:44

Voters enter their polling place at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in the West Side neighborhood of Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Many residents of the state headed to the polls on primary Election Day after others cast a record number of early votes, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announced Monday. (Chris Dorst/Gazette-Mail via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Independents and younger voters propelled Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to a victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia Democratic primary Tuesday night.


Basquiat sets artist record at Christie's sale at $57.3M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:34

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, a visitor inspects "Untitled" by Jean-Michel Basquiat on display during the press preview of "Bound to Fail" at Christie's auction house in New York. A large blue and green painting by Mark Rothko and the monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the major highlights of Christie's contemporary art sale Tuesday, May 10. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michael Basquiat set a world auction record for the artist at $57.3 million Tuesday evening at a Christie's contemporary art sale.


UNC head on LBGT law: Colleges can't run without fed funds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:26
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of North Carolina's public universities met Tuesday to grapple with a looming threat that the federal government could withhold billions of dollars if the state loses a legal battle over transgender students and bathrooms.

2 killed in attacks at Massachusetts mall and home; suspect also dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:21

3 dead, 2 injured in separate attacks at Massachusetts mall and homeTwo people have been killed in attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts, and the suspect also is dead.


Authorities ID men who went on damaging Death Valley binge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:14
AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified three men who went on a drunken binge in an environmentally fragile area of Death Valley National Park, damaging park property and possibly killing one of the rarest fishes on earth.

Uber authorized to operate in Brazil's biggest city

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

Taxi drivers block a street to protest against the ride-booking company Uber in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad has signed a decree authorizing the use of smartphone-based ride-sharing-applications like Uber. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SAO PAULO (AP) — The mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, signed a decree Tuesday authorizing the use of smartphone-based ride-sharing-applications like Uber.


US judge blocks proposed merger of Staples, Office Depot

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

US judge blocks proposed merger of Staples, Office DepotStaples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the combination would likely hurt competition in office supplies.


Competency ruling expected in Planned Parenthood shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:55

State psychologist B. Thomas Gray leaves the courtroom during a recess from a competency hearing for Robert Dear, Jr., Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in the El Paso Country Judicial Building in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dear is charged with 179 counts, including murder, attempted murder and assault, in the Nov. 27, 2015, shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, Pool)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A judge is expected to rule Wednesday on whether a man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally competent to continue with his criminal case.


Alleged sex assault under investigation at Philadelphia high school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:40

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


Police: Assailant stabbed 2 at residence, then 2 at Massachusetts mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:37

3 dead, 2 injured in separate attacks at Massachusetts mall and homeMassachusetts State Police say an assailant stabbed two people at a home and then crashed a motor vehicle through a storefront at a mall and stabbed two other people.