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Civil trial over Colorado theater shooting security begins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:06

FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2012 file photo, an overhead view from a neighboring rooftop gives a view of activities at the Century 16 theatre east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo. The theatre was the scene of a calculated ambush in which 12 people died and 70 people were injured in a bloody assault during a midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight." In a civil trial starting Monday, May 9, 2016, 28 victims' families will argue that Century Theatres should be held accountable for not doing more to prevent the bloody rampage. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Nine months after the Colorado theater shooter was sentenced to life in prison, some victims returned to the same courtroom Monday in hopes of holding the company that owns the suburban Denver movie theater accountable for not doing more to prevent his bloody rampage.


Glass falls from Center City building after cable breaks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:04

Glass falls from Center City building after cable breaksGlass fell to the ground in Center City Philadelphia after a cable broke on a high-rise scaffolding


Widow, daughters of slain senator receive posthumous degree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:03
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he, along with eight of his parishioners, was slain last summer at the historic black church he pastored, Clementa Pinckney was working on his thesis for a Doctorate of Ministry degree.

LendingClub CEO resigns after internal probe of loan sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:03

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014, file photo, Renaud Laplanche, founder & CEO of Lending Club, arrives on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, prior to his company's IPO. Lending Club Chairman and CEO Laplanche is resigning after the online lender says it conducted an internal probe related to issues with how a loan was sold to an investor. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman and CEO of the online lending company LendingClub stepped down after an internal review determined that the company's business practices were violated with the sale of $22 million in loans to people with sketchy credit scores to a single investor.


Uber drivers, if employees, owed $730 million more: U.S. court papers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:02

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los AngelesDrivers who worked for ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in California and Massachusetts over the past seven years would have been entitled to an estimated $730 million in expense reimbursements had they been employees rather than contractors, according to court documents made public on Monday. The figure was calculated by attorneys for drivers in a class action against the company, based on a standard rate for mileage reimbursement set by the U.S. government, and on data provided by Uber. Uber disputes the idea that drivers would ever be entitled to that reimbursement rate.


California to lift severe mandatory water conservation rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:56
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California on Monday prepared to lift severe mandatory water conservation orders imposed at the height of the state's multi-year drought, after a wet winter led to swelling reservoirs and a deep snowpack in numerous parts of the state. California is in the fourth year of a devastating drought that has led farmers to idle land, made rivers too warm for salmon and left some reservoirs half-empty despite winter rains. "The regulations were effective but a somewhat blunt instrument," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.

Southwest flight makes emergency landing in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:53
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight has arrived safely at Mineta San Jose International Airport after the pilot asked to make an emergency landing there due to mechanical problems.

Officials: Air passenger caught with dagger, throwing stars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:53

This May 9, 2016 panel of photos released by the Transportation Security Administration shows a dagger and several martial arts weapons confiscated at at TSA checkpoint Saturday, May 7, 2016 at LaGuardia Airport in New York. A resident of New Haven, Conn., was arrested. The TSA has not released his identity. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested after authorities say he tried to bring martial arts weapons, including throwing stars, onto a plane in New York City.


The Latest: Cooper: McCrory suit pouring 'gas on the fire'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:47

FILE- In this May 4, 2016, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory makes remarks concerning House Bill 2, which limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C. McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government’s Monday, May 9, deadline to declare he won’t enforce the new state law. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s Democratic election rival in November says McCrory “is pouring gas on the fire that he lit” when he signed a state law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination protections. In a video, state Attorney General Roy Cooper said McCrory is putting billions of dollars in federal funds at risk by suing Monday the U.S. Justice Department, which last week demanded that the governor not enforce what’s known as House Bill 2. Cooper already has refused to defend the law in court, calling it discriminatory and an embarrassment to North Carolina, and wants it repealed.


Police: Man seeking revenge causes damage at wrong home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:45
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man seeking revenge against the man dating his ex-girlfriend went to the wrong New Jersey house and caused $10,000 in damage to vehicles in the driveway.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:45
U.S. stocks finished just a bit higher Monday as gains for drug companies were almost canceled by sharp losses for metals and energy companies. Coming off two weeks of losses, stocks traded in a narrow range.

South Dakota tribe seeks children's century-old remains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:44

In this May 6, 2016, photo, Russell Eagle Bear, the historic preservation officer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, stands in his office in in Rosebud, S.D. Eagle Bear will be leading a meeting Tuesday, May 10 between leaders of several tribes, including the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and representatives from the U.S. Army to address the possibility of repatriating the remains of at least 10 Native American children who died away from their homes while being forced to attend the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania more than a century ago. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) — The remains of at least 10 Native American children who died nearly 2,000 miles away from their homes while being forced to attend a government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania more than a century ago could soon be repatriated under an effort taken up by a South Dakota tribe.


Germantown rapist to spend decades behind bars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:44

Germantown rapist to spend decades behind barsA convicted rapist was sentenced to decades behind bars.


Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to perjury during Bulger trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:43

FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Robert Fitzpatrick, of Charlestown, R.I., walks from federal court in Boston with his wife Jane. Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent accused of lying during his testimony in the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, is expected to plead guilty to perjury charges. Fitzpatrick is scheduled to appear Monday, May 9, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Boston for a change-of-plea hearing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to lying repeatedly during his testimony at the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, including claiming he was the first officer to recover the gun used to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.


Chicago police officer fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:39
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has shot and killed an armed suspect, the second fatal police shooting in the city in four days.

Arkansas judge accused of trading sentence reductions for sex resigns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:37
An Arkansas judge accused by a state panel of trading sentence reductions for sex with young defendants has resigned, legal documents released on Monday showed. Joseph Boeckmann of state district court in Wynne, Arkansas, was suspended over the scandal in November by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which has jurisdiction over the state’s lower courts. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, charged with overseeing judges, said in the documents made public on Monday that it had recovered more than 1,000 images of nude or semi-nude young men from the judge’s home computer.

Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:36

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, a lottery player fills out numbers on a powerball form in Oakland, Calif. The Powerball jackpot has grown to over 1.5 billion dollars. Only ne ticket matched all six numbers in the drawing Saturday, May 7, for a $429.6 million jackpot, said Powerball spokeswoman Kelly Cripe, and New Jersey lottery officials said Sunday it was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Someone who spent $6 on lottery tickets at a New Jersey convenience store last week holds the lone winning ticket for this weekend's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.


Student, 16 when he stabbed classmates, to face adult trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:34
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man who was 16 years old when he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school apparently in remembrance of the Columbine massacre should stand trial as an adult, not as a juvenile, a judge ruled Monday.

Miami businessman challenges SEC over Vermont projects

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:32
MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for a Miami businessman asked a federal judge Monday to allow him to resume operating projects around a Vermont ski resort that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit charges amount to a massive fraud on hundreds of investors.

The Latest: New Ferguson police chief sworn in

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:17

Delrish Moss speaks during an interview Monday, May 9, 2016, in Ferguson, Mo. Moss is to be sworn in Monday afternoon as Ferguson's first black police chief and says he hopes to diversify the mostly white department as it rebounds from the fallout of months of unrest that followed the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Ferguson's new police chief (all times local):