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Arrest made in hit-and-run death of MMA fighter in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:54
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have arrested a man whose license had been suspended for the fatal crash that killed mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons.

3 shot outside Trenton nightclub

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:49

3 shot outside Trenton nightclubA shooting outside a Trenton nightclub has left three people hospitalized.


Yearbook photo misnames student in hijab as 'Isis,' sparking outrage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:20

Yearbook photo misnames student in hijab as 'Isis,' sparking outrageA female student wearing a hijab was misidentified in her yearbook photo as "Isis" at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, sparking online anger.


Reversal unlikely as deadline approaches on N Carolina law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:11
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government and university officials were given until Monday to tell federal attorneys whether they would stop enforcing a new law blocking LGBT protections, particularly provisions requiring transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex.

Mother's Day founded by Philadelphian Anna Jarvis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:06

Mother's Day founded by Philadelphian Anna JarvisPhiladelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love, but it could also be called the City of Motherly Love.


Locals will sound off on plan to create island snake colony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 22:58
ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Residents in a Massachusetts town near Quabbin Reservoir Island will have the opportunity to sound off on the state's plan to create a refuge for endangered rattlesnakes on the uninhabited island.

University of Wisconsin works to improve racial climate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 22:37
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin graduate student Michael Davis says he feels isolated, excluded and afraid as a black student on the predominantly white campus, where he's been called a racial slur multiple times.

Behind closed doors, lawyers dig into Prince's estate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 22:11

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. The work of settling Prince's estate is being carried out behind closed doors by lawyers who aren't talking about it. But estate attorneys unconnected to the case say they have a good idea what's happening. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince left behind no known will when he died April 21, and the work of settling his multimillion-dollar estate is being carried out behind closed doors by tight-lipped lawyers.


Misunderstood pollock a key to New England seafood's future

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:53

Misunderstood pollock a key to New England seafood's futurePORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It might not be time yet to rechristen Cape Cod as Cape Pollock, but the humble fish is staking its claim.


Pennsylvania FBI sting: Prelude to more corruption arrests?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:51
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI's approach to a campaign cash sting that snared a onetime top aide to former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell suggests that it is a prelude to more public corruption arrests, former federal prosecutors say.

Decade later, Cosby could face accuser behind sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:43

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 8 - FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. Lawyers for Constand say the 43-year-old Toronto resident is ready to testify in entertainer Bill Cosby's criminal sex-assault case, but suburban Philadelphia prosecutors may try to avoid a grueling cross-examination by deciding not to call her at the 78-year-old's preliminary hearing scheduled Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Montgomery County, Pa. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decade after she last saw Bill Cosby, a Toronto woman could face the TV legend in court this month at a hearing in suburban Philadelphia on charges he drugged and molested her in 2004.


Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:43

Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for monthsThe images are ones of devastation - scorched homes, virtually whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. And Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands town for months.


Pa. girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:49

Pa. girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suitA Pennsylvania high school student said she was barred from attending her prom because she wore a suit rather than a dress.


Search continues for man missing in Delaware River; Jet Ski found

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:12

Coast Guard suspends search for man ejected from Jet Ski on Delaware RiverAuthorities are continuing to search for a man who disappeared in the Delaware River after his Jet Ski ran aground near the Trenton boat ramp.


Filipinos set to vote: Slow reform or promise of big change?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:10

 Slow reform or promise of big change?MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thirty years after emerging from a brutal dictatorship, Filipinos will face a dilemma when they pick a new leader on Monday: Should they choose a sharp-tongued mayor with an audacious promise to wipe out crime and corruption within months, or back reformists who aren't regarded as a threat to democracy?


1 dead in Camden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:00

Victim in fatal Camden shooting ID'dPolice are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a man on a Camden street.


Storms bring tornadoes to Colorado, icy roads to Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 17:15

Debris lies on damaged vehicles after a tornado was reported in Weld County outside Wiggins, Colo., Saturday, May 7, 2016. Spring storms menaced parts of the West on Saturday, bringing hail and a tornado sighting in Colorado and deadly driving conditions in Arizona. (Kristen Skovira/KMGH-Channel 7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDITA series of tornadoes swept across eastern Colorado, causing several minor injuries and damaging motorhomes and buildings. Another spring storm brought deadly driving conditions to northern Arizona.


United Nations intruder disappears after jumping into river

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 14:49
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they are unsure what happened to an intruder on United Nations property who disappeared after climbing over a wall and jumping into the East River.

The Latest: Tornadoes cause injuries, damage in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 14:19

Debris lies on damaged vehicles after a tornado was reported in Weld County outside Wiggins, Colo., Saturday, May 7, 2016. Spring storms menaced parts of the West on Saturday, bringing hail and a tornado sighting in Colorado and deadly driving conditions in Arizona. (Kristen Skovira/KMGH-Channel 7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — The Latest on weather in Colorado (all times local):


One winning ticket sold in $429 million Powerball lottery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 13:03

The winning Powerball numbers are shown after being drawn at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee Florida(Reuters) - One winning ticket matched the numbers drawn on Saturday night for the multi-state Powerball jackpot for a payout estimated at $429.6 million, the ninth-highest U.S. lottery prize in history, officials said. Lottery officials said one ticket, purchased in New Jersey, had the winning combination, according to media reports. Winners of huge lottery payouts sometimes do not come forward publicly for months.