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Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis explained

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:40

 Puerto Rico's debt crisis explainedNEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.


VW, UAW officials to meet on labor dispute at Tennessee plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:34

A general view of the Volkswagen plant in ChattanoogaVolkswagen AG and United Auto Workers union officials will meet later this month in an effort to overcome a labor dispute at the VW plant in Tennessee. Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and Karlheinz Blessing, human resources representative on the VW Board of Management, will meet in Germany in a bid to come to terms over the dispute, a UAW spokesman said on Monday. Late last year, a majority of the maintenance, or skilled trades, workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted to be represented by the union.


Gov. Chris Christie to require lead testing in New Jersey public schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:33

Gov. Chris Christie to require lead testing in New Jersey public schoolsChristie said Monday that he will ask the Legislature for $10 million to pay for testing in about 3,000 schools starting in the fall.


Diplomats: Norway's Solheim to be new UN environment chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. diplomats say Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim has been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to head the U.N. environment agency.

Closings begin in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:21

FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Lonnie Franklin Jr., left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements in his trial in Los Angeles. The “Grim Sleeper” serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony. Closing arguments were scheduled to begin Monday, May 2, 2016, in the trial of Franklin. He’s charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. They were shot or strangled and their bodies dumped in alleys and trash bins in South Los Angeles and nearby areas. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Grim Sleeper" trial was nearly over Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer targeting black women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic on the south side of Los Angeles.


US military tests world's largest unmanned ship

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. military is beginning testing on the world's largest unmanned ship — a self-driving 132-foot surface vessel designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:06

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing as he seeks a new trial in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's effort to get his child molestation convictions thrown out ran into tough questioning Monday from a judge who voiced doubt about defense lawyers are entitled to question witnesses — including some of the former Penn State assistant football coach's victims.


FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:05

This image provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows a poster from the agency's "This Free Life" campaign, the FDA's latest anti-smoking campaign, which takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers. (Food and Drug Administration via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.


Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:01

Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders.


Man, 32, shot and killed in Kensington after argument, identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:57

Man, 32, shot and killed in Kensington after argument, identifiedPhiladelphia police have identified a man shot and killed Friday afternoon in Kensington.


Atlantic City avoids default, makes $1.8M bond payment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:55

Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small, left, and Mayor Don Guardian, right, speak at a news conference in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, May 2, 2016, at which the mayor announced the city had made a bond payment that it had threatened not to make. The cash-strapped city is trying to fight off a proposed state takeover of its finances. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Financially strapped Atlantic City scraped together enough money to make a $1.8 million bond payment Monday morning, narrowly avoiding becoming the first New Jersey municipality to default on its debt in 78 years.


Officers fatally shoot man while executing search warrant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:53
ALAMO, Tenn. (AP) — The weekend shooting death of a man by officers executing a search warrant at a home has prompted an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the agency said Monday

Suspect charged for fatal Point Breeze shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:51

Suspect charged for fatal Point Breeze shootingThe suspect in a fatal shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia has been charged.


New Chicago high-rise will be city's biggest Chinese property deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:49

The logo of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties in Hong KongChina's largest commercial property company, Dalian Wanda, and a Chicago real estate developer on Monday announced they will build a $900 million skyscraper, the largest-ever real estate investment by a Chinese company in Chicago. Builders will break ground this summer on the Vista Tower, a 95-story condominium and hotel complex that will be Chicago's third-largest skyscraper, the two companies and Chicago city officials said in a statement. Last week, affiliates of Chicago-based Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group completed a land purchase for the building, which will have 406 residential units, the 200-room Wanda Vista luxury hotel and approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space.


Ferrari names Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne as CEO

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:42

Ferrari names Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne as CEOMILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne took full control of super sports carmaker Ferrari NV, adding the CEO title on Monday to that of chairman as he positions the carmaker in the luxury goods space and seeks to regain Formula 1 glory.


Apartment intruder runs into room with sleeping kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:39

Apartment intruder runs into room with sleeping kidsIt was a terrifying experience for a family at an apartment complex in Pine Hill, New Jersey on Sunday morning.


Teen accidentally kills self while posing with gun, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:38

Teen accidentally kills self while posing with gun, police sayA teenage boy in India is dead after authorities say he accidentally shot himself while taking a selfie.


Police: Woman arrested; called man's phone over 300 times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:17
MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been charged with harassment after police say she called a man's cellphone more than 300 times in one day.

New York businesses to cut trash by half in 'Zero Waste' plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:17

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a news conference to announce sweeping effort to combat gun violence in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 30 New York City businesses, including Whole Foods Market Inc, Walt Disney Co's ABC and Anheuser Busch, have agreed to cut the trash they send to landfills by half by June, the mayor's office said on Monday. The "Zero Waste Challenge" is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious goal to reduce the city's waste output by 90 percent by 2030, through increased recycling, reduced packaging and composting. "We're doing what we can to make recycling and composting as accessible as possible to New Yorkers, but everyone will need to do their part to make a more sustainable New York City a reality," de Blasio said in a statement.


White House: Puerto Rico debt situation requires 'urgent response'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:16
The White House said on Monday it hopes a deal between Puerto Rico and its creditors to discuss restructuring the U.S. territory's debts will press Congress to act to give the island badly needed restructuring authority. "I sure hope it creates a new sense of urgency for Congress to address this situation," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a briefing. "This situation requires an urgent response and Republicans in Congress have been dragging their feet for too long," he added.