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Man shoots self but doesn't realize it until 3 days later

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:40
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man shot himself in the arm while cleaning a handgun, but didn't realize it until three days later when he finally changed shirts and found a bullet hole.

UK court says police can't make hacker hand over passwords

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:36
LONDON (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by Britain's security services to force an alleged hacker to hand over the passwords to his encrypted computers.

8 injured when JetBlue flight from San Juan hits turbulence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:36
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say at least eight passengers were injured when a JetBlue flight experienced turbulence while flying from San Juan, Puerto Rico; to Orlando, Florida.

Emirates airline says profits are up amid lower oil prices

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:17
The Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday its profits were up by about 56 percent to $1.9 billion in the last fiscal year largely due to lower oil prices that drove down fuel operating ...

Chinese man loses in country's 1st transgender labor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:16

Chinese man loses in country's 1st transgender labor disputeA Chinese transgender man said he was disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor arbitration panel on Tuesday rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China's first ...


Official: No indication of ride malfunction when girl hurt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:07
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska official says investigators have found no indication that a spinning carnival ride was malfunctioning when an 11-year-old girl's hair got caught in it, ripping her scalp.

The Latest: Russia distances itself from Panama Papers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:56
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a database listing offshore companies named in the so-called Panama Papers (all times local):

2 Kentucky governors, past and present, in acrid public feud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:41

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gives his inaugural address as former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, lower left, listens on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's two most recent governors are feuding and have verbally attacked each other more than any other governors in recent memory. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's two most recent governors are feuding, but they can agree on one thing: the FBI is investigating.


Eight passengers taken to hospital in Orlando after turbulent flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:35
Flight 1134 landed safely at 8:45 p.m. local time in Orlando where it was met by emergency medical personnel, the airline said in a brief statement. A CBS affiliate in Orlando reported that eight passengers were taken to Florida East Hospital after they suffered injuries from turbulence.

Man shot twice in back in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:50

Man shot twice in back in North PhiladelphiaA man is in critical condition after being shot twice in the back in North Philadelphia.


Numerous shots fired in Kensington; vehicles damaged

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:45

Numerous shots fired in Kensington; vehicles damagedTwo cars and a motorcycle were damaged after someone fired shots in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood.


Paris signs 3 new sponsorship deals for 2024 Olympic bid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:37
PARIS (AP) — Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics have signed up three new sponsors to bring total sponsorship revenue so far to 20 million euros ($22.8 million).

Panama Papers offshore companies data spurs anti-graft moves

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:17
TOKYO (AP) — The latest release of the names of thousands of offshore companies and other financial data of the rich and powerful is spurring renewed calls to counter corruption and tax evasion.

Man dead after Florida deputy opens fire during traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:12
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida are investigating the death of a man after a deputy opened fire during a traffic stop in Marion County.

Softbank's annual profit drops 27 percent on Sprint woes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:08

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese Internet company SoftBank Group Corp., which is struggling to turn around Sprint in the U.S., is reporting a 27 percent drop in profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, compared to the previous year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Internet company SoftBank Group Corp., which is struggling to turn around Sprint in the U.S., reported Tuesday a 27 percent drop in profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, compared to the previous year.


Texas lawmakers champion local control, to a point

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:48
DALLAS (AP) — Texas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times, costing millions of dollars, for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights.

Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:08

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, May 9, 2016. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration sued the federal government Monday in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — In suing the state where she was born and raised for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century. And she made clear that the federal government sees its dispute with North Carolina as about far more than bathrooms and showers.


Treasury Secretary Lew says time is now to help Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:28

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, right, greets Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla before they tour Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, May 9, 2016. Lew hoped to jump-start congressional efforts to aid debt-stricken Puerto Rico, traveling to the U.S. territory on Monday and focusing on basic services in jeopardy at public hospitals and schools. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As Congress debates how to help Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is trying to prod lawmakers into action with stories of crumbling infrastructure on the island and a lack of basic services.


Muslim student misidentified as 'Isis Phillips' in yearbook

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:25

Bayan Zehlif, 17, speaks during a news conference on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. Zehlif has posted a photo on Facebook of herself in a hijab with the name "Isis Phillips" underneath it as it appears in the Los Osos High School yearbook. She writes in the post that she's "extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed." She says the school told her it was a "typo" but she says, "I beg to differ." (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student who was mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as "Isis Phillips" says she's hurt not only by the error, but by her classmates who blasted her for denouncing it.


2 of 3 drifters charged with Marin Co., SF murders to stand trial in September

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:09

2 of 3 drifters charged with Marin Co., SF murders to stand trial in SeptemberTwo of the three drifters charged with murders in Marin County and San Francisco will stand trial in September.