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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.

At least 10 hurt as storms move into Ohio River Valley

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 14:26

Cole Lyons, from left, Austin Reel and Cameron Reel look at a submerged car in the parking lot of Town Square Mall, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Owensboro, Ky., after heavy rains swept through Daviess County and flooded the lot. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bad weather moved into the Ohio River Valley on Tuesday after a series of powerful storms hit the Plains, including tornadoes that destroyed homes and left two people dead in Oklahoma.


Wolves born at Brookfield Zoo released into wild of Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 14:16

In this April 30, 2016, photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society, CZS veterinary and animal care staff perform neonatal examinations on Blaze and Brooke, two 5-day-old Mexican gray wolf pups prior to their departure from Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. As part of the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, the pups were flown to be placed in the Arizona-based Elk Horn Pack of wild wolves, which will foster them with its own litter. (Chicago Zoological Society via AP)BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Mexican gray wolf pups born at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago are starting new lives in the wild of Arizona as part of a project to save the animals.


Dogs in Flint getting tested as well for lead toxicity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:40

This Saturday, April 16, 2016, image taken from video shows a dog being held by a volunteer after having its blood drawn during a lead screening event held at the Humane Society of Genesee County in Burton, Mich. Professors, students and technicians associated with Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine volunteered to assist at the event, which was geared toward dogs that live in Flint, Mich., and potentially were exposed to lead in their drinking water. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Humans aren't the only victims of the water crisis in Flint, as pets also may have been exposed to the toxic lead. An effort coordinated by Michigan State University is now helping dogs get tested.


Foundations join to pledge millions amid Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:36
DETROIT (AP) — Ten local, state and national foundations pledged tens of millions of dollars Wednesday toward helping Flint recover from the crisis spurred by lead contamination and other problems with its drinking water.

Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts home, mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:10
The suspect, Arthur DaRosa, 28, stabbed two women at a home in Taunton, Massachusetts, and then two at the nearby Silver City Galleria mall. "The suspect’s motive remains under investigation but at this point we are aware of no nexus to terrorism," the Taunton Police Department said in a statement. The incident began when DaRosa crashed his vehicle in Taunton and then entered a nearby home where he stabbed two women.

Timeline of key events in last 2 weeks of Prince's life

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:57

FILE - In this April 21, 2016 file photo, people stand outside entertainer Prince's Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minn. A search warrant reveals that a Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication. The warrant says Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg treated Prince on April 7 and April 20. Prince died April 21 at his Minnesota home. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (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. Authorities are investigating what killed the musician.


Warrant: Minnesota doctor saw Prince, prescribed drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:53
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 Tuesday as authorities returned to the musician's suburban Minneapolis estate as part of their investigation into what killed him.

Artists fight for free speech at a cradle of US independence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:22

In this Friday, May 6, 2016 photo, Scoogie performs with Breeze Team at Faneuil Hall, rear, in Boston. Officials are considering regulations on street performers citywide because they say breakdance crews and bucket drummers performing in front of Faneuil Hall, one of Boston's most visited tourist sites, are using inappropriate language, playing music too loud, aggressively soliciting donations and bullying other performers out of the high traffic area. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Boston is considering a crackdown on street performers including breakdancers and bucket drummers in front of one of its most historic tourist sites.


16 West Point cadets in raised-fist photo won't be punished

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:13

FILE- This undated file image obtained from Twitter on Saturday, May 7, 2016 shows 16 black, female cadets in uniform with their fists raised while posing for a photograph at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday, May 10, that it concluded the group photo didn't violate any Department of Defense rules limiting political activity. (Obtained from Twitter via AP, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture that sparked debates on race and proper behavior in uniform won't be punished for the gesture, the U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday.


Police: Man detained outside Taylor Swift's NYC home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:02

 Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York. A man described by police as emotionally disturbed has been detained outside Swift's home in Manhattan. Authorities say the unidentified man was spotted on the street near the pop star's Tribeca apartment by her security guards on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2016. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A man described by police as emotionally disturbed has been detained outside Taylor Swift's home in Manhattan.


Annulment in Brazil impeachment drama is reversed

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

People protest next to large inflatable doll of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff wearing a presidential sash with the words "Goodbye dear" and "Mother of Big Oil" written in Portuguese, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 9, 2016. Brazil's Senate leader Renan Calheiros said on Monday the Senate will vote as scheduled on a motion to open an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, despite a sudden lower house about-face. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The rollercoaster ride that is the impeachment drive against President Dilma Rousseff took another hairpin turn Tuesday after the acting speaker of Congress' lower house reversed his own decision that would have plunged the process into uncertainty.