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Learning with drones at Chester County high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:53

Learning with drones at Chester County high schoolA high-tech tool is taking the educational experience to new heights for a group of students at a high school in Chester County.


1 dead after bus, van collide in Carbon County, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:49

1 dead after bus, van collide in Carbon County, Pa.One person is dead following a crash in Carbon County, Pa.


The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:47

President Barack Obama is greeted by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as he arrives on Air Force One at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The president is in Flint, Mich., to discuss the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):


Oklahoma Medicaid agency ending Planned Parenthood contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:30
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is ending its contracts with two Planned Parenthood organizations that provide health services to thousands of mostly low-income women and families, the head of the state's Medicaid agency said Wednesday.

Families sue Illinois school district over transgender bathroom case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:27
Dozens of families on Wednesday sued two federal agencies and a suburban Chicago school district over a policy they said disregards student privacy and safety by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Fifty-one families in the Palatine, Illinois, area sued the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Justice Department and Township High School District 211 for agreeing last December to provide a changing area in the girls' locker room for transgender students.

Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:26

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pauses as he speaks at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Snyder apologized. President Barack Obama is in Flint, Mich., to talk about the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.


Trump says he wouldn't bail out Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:22
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not bail out Puerto Rico if he were in the White House. Asked in an interview with CNN what he would do to help the U.S. commonwealth, Trump said "No, I would not bail out Puerto Rico," saying it had too much debt. It owes another $1.9 billion on July 1 that Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla says it cannot pay.

Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:17

This photo provided by San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center shows Tom Begaye of Waterflow, N.M. Begaye was arrested in connection with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike's disappearance and death. The FBI said Mike, was abducted after school on Monday, May 2, 2016 and her body was found the next day. (San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center via AP)SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.


Judge upholds $23 million award for unarmed man deputy shot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:15
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday upheld a $23 million jury verdict awarded to a black man who was unarmed when he was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's deputy.

John Kasich drops out of presidential race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:13

John Kasich drops out of presidential raceOhio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.


Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:12

In this undated photo released by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Police Department, Vancito Gumbs poses for a photo, in Georgia. Gumbs, who prosecutors say was a member of the Gangster Disciples while also serving as a police officer in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta. Gumbs said in August, 2015, that he killed people as a hit man for the gang, the indictment says. Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including high-ranking leaders and an Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the gang, have been charged with racketeering in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, May 4, 2016. ( DeKalb County Police Department via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.


4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.

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

4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.Montgomery County authorities are investigating a crash involving nine vehicles that left at least four people injured.


Jury deciding fate of Cleveland man accused of killing 3

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:06
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags charmed his victims to get close to them but also harbored hatred for the women in his life, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.

Alabama city's leaders vote to recall bathroom ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:58
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Leaders of an east Alabama city Wednesday repealed an ordinance that would have imposed criminal penalties on people for using a restroom that doesn't match their gender at birth.

Police ID driver killed in police-involved shooting in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:56

Police ID driver killed in police-involved shooting in OverbrookA driver was shot and killed by Philadelphia police after they say he refused to stop and kept driving toward officers.


As Atlantic City goes broke, pols bicker over aid plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:54

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-West Deptford, N.J., addresses the media during news conference at the Statehouse over the future of Atlantic City Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. Sweeney indicated Wednesday that even if a bill similar to his passes in the Assembly, he won't put it up for a vote in the Senate. The cash-starved city could go broke within weeks if an aid package is not enacted. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — As Atlantic City edges closer to going broke, state lawmakers continue to bicker over how to prevent that from happening.


4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:54

4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.Montgomery County authorities are investigating a crash involving nine vehicles that left at least four people injured.


New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:53

FILE - In this April 18, 2013, file photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine wind farm in Converse County Wyo. The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. (AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.


DC bus hijacker allegedly smoked PCP before incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:52

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 Northeast Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of hijacking a bus and then striking and killing a pedestrian as he drove had smoked synthetic marijuana and PCP before the incident, court documents released Wednesday said.


UN says bombing of Aleppo among "the worst" of Syrian war

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:45
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the Syrian government's bombing campaign in Aleppo over the last two weeks is among "the worst" of the five-year war and he demanded that perpetrators be brought to justice at the International Criminal Court.