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Comcast pays founder's widow $490M to settle unpaid perks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:00
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. has paid its founder's widow nearly $490 million in perks and to cash out life insurance policies in her name.

Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:55
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states' new transgender laws.

Fire forces 8 families from Bucks Co. apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:51

Fire forces 8 families from Bucks Co. apartmentsA fast-moving blaze forced eight families from their homes in Sellersville, Bucks County.


Stephen Curry is first unanimous NBA MVP, takes honor again

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:42

Stephen Curry is first unanimous NBA MVP, takes honor againStephen Curry's desire to keep getting better while always striving to entertain at every stop on the schedule has the Golden State superstar being mentioned right along with the best ever, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.


Victims of long-ago abuse find justice in some U.S. states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:26
Adams, 48, and another woman sued the Children's Theatre Company and former employees for abuse and failure to prevent it. Hundreds of people have brought similar lawsuits in Georgia, California, Delaware and Hawaii, which enacted similar reforms to eliminate or extend statutes of limitations for up to three years to allow victims to bring civil actions. Without reforms such as these, people who say they survived sex abuse decades ago have little hope for seeking justice.

Wanted Massachusetts man was charged in prior attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:23
GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — Court documents show that a missing Massachusetts man wanted in the fatal stabbing of a 76-year-old college professor was charged with brutally slicing a neighbor about five years ago.

Transformer fire leads to school bus detours in Burlington County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:05

Transformer fire leads to school bus detours in Burlington County, N.J.A transformer fire has led to a power outage, a road closure and school bus detours in Browns Mills, Burlington County.


Atheist group's anti-Ark Encounter billboard rejected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:54
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Two billboard companies have refused to display an advertisement by an atheist group to protest the Ark Encounter amusement park in Kentucky.

Dolphin trapped for 3 weeks herded out of Mississippi bayou

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:51
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Employees of three Mississippi marine agencies have herded a dolphin trapped for three weeks in Simmons Bayou back into the Mississippi Sound.

Officer accused of groping handcuffed woman avoids jail time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:44
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Daytona Beach police officer won't face prison time after pleading no contest to charges of groping a handcuffed woman.

Poll: Age, income factors in staying with single employer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:43

David McQuinn poses for a photo in his office at MiTek, a construction and engineering firm, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Chesterfield, Mo. McQuinn, 61, is retiring Tuesday after 30 years with the suburban St. Louis company, a length of time with one employer that is unlikely to be achieved by many younger workers. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CHICAGO (AP) — A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it's unlikely that their children or grandchildren will experience the same job tenure.


India seeks tycoon's extradition, says UK nixes deportation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:28

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Indian business tycoon and owner of Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya gets into his car outside the Parliament in New Delhi, India. India will ask Britain to extradite Mallya to face charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline, the finance minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)NEW DELHI (AP) — India will ask Britain to extradite business tycoon Vijay Mallya to face charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline, the finance minister said Wednesday.


Mitsubishi Motors says mileage cheating may be on all models

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:27

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automaker under investigation for lying about fuel economy data for some models, said Wednesday such tampering is suspected in all of its vehicles sold in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker under investigation for lying about fuel economy data for some models, said Wednesday such tampering is suspected in all of its vehicles sold in Japan.


Chinese city halts petrochemical plant study after protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:21
BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese city called off preliminary studies for a petrochemical plant on man-made islands off its coast after residents protested this week over the feared environmental impact, the latest apparent victory in a growing wave of popular opposition to such projects.

Minnesota Doctor Saw Prince and Prescribed Drugs, According to Search Warrant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:11

A Carver County sheriff’s vehicle enters through the gates of Prince's Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were revealed Tuesday even as authorities revisited the musician's estate. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were revealed as authorities returned to the musician's suburban Minneapolis estate as part of their investigation into what killed him.


SEAL trainee dies during basic training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:50

In this undated photo released by the Naval Special Warfare Center shows Seaman James "Derek" Lovelace. Lovelace, a 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, Calif., a Navy spokesman said Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Lovelace was pulled out of the pool Friday after showing signs he was having difficulty while treading in a camouflage uniform and a dive mask, Naval Special Warfare Center spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids said. (Naval Special Warfare Center via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, California, a Navy spokesman said.


Vote on San Francisco immigrant sanctuary policy postponed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:44

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.


Trump campaign blames computer error for delegate mix-up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:28

Attorney William Johnson, a leader of the American Freedom Party and self-proclaimed white nationalist, pauses for photos in his office, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. Donald Trump's campaign says a computer problem resulted in the prominent white nationalist being included on a list of his potential California delegates. The campaign says the name has been withdrawn and a corrected list resubmitted to state officials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign said a computer error resulted in a prominent white nationalist being mistakenly included on a list of his potential California delegates, an embarrassment for a candidate who has been criticized before for being too slow to distance himself from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.


High-tech devices take cheating to new level in Thai schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:15

In this Saturday May 7, 2016 photo by Asst.Prof.Pakarat Jumpanoi, shows a smartwatch used by students caught cheating in exams for admission to medical and dental faculties in Bangkok, Thailand. Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but to three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices.(Asst.Prof.Pakarat Jumpanoi/Rangsit University via AP)BANGKOK (AP) — Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but for three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:01
"I've always felt it was overrated. Obama got the votes much more so than his data processing machine. And I think the same is true with me." — Donald Trump to The Associated Press as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning a general election campaign that banks heavily on his personal appeal and trademark rallies.