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Judge leans Redstone's way in trial over media mogul's mental state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 09:11

An exterior view of the downtown court house where a judge is hearing the case of the health of the controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS, Sumner Redstone in Los AngelesA judge called Sumner Redstone's deposition "strong evidence" that the media mogul knew what he was doing when he ejected an ex-girlfriend from his life, suggesting Redstone has the upper hand in a trial over his mental competence that began on Friday. Although the 92-year-old billionaire, who has majority control of media companies Viacom and CBS, had some trouble speaking in the deposition and did not respond coherently to certain questions, he was clear on the central issue. Redstone repeatedly called the ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, a "fucking bitch" in the deposition circulated in the packed courtroom, and accused her of stealing money from him.


Trump to face trial after election in Trump University suit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:59

Trump to face trial after election in Trump University suitSAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump will go to trial in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University after the presidential election but before the inauguration, setting the stage for a president-elect to take the witness stand if he wins the White House.


Parts thieves targeting cars at Fresno State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:44

Parts thieves targeting cars at Fresno StateFresno State police are spending more time patrolling university parking lots after a rash of catalytic converter thefts.


Fowler High's brightest celebrate college acceptance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:34

Fowler High's brightest celebrate college acceptanceOn Friday morning, students and their parents were recognized for their hard work during signing day 2016.


U.S. trial delayed for man accused of buying guns used by San Bernardino shooters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:33

Handout photo of Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook passing through Chicago's O'Hare International AirportEnrique Martinez was a childhood friend of shooter Syed Rizwan Farook and allegedly planned an attack with him in 2012 that was never carried out. Citing the complexity of the case against Martinez, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal in Riverside, California, moved Martinez' trial date from July 19 to March 21, 2017, court papers show. Marquez was arrested in December for his role in allegedly purchasing the guns used by Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, in their Dec. 2 attack on a holiday party attended by Farook's co-workers.


Man enters school playground, stabs 7-year-old at recess

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:20
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man approached a school playground during recess and stabbed a 7-year-old girl Friday, leaving her seriously hurt, police said.

State education chief opts against Chicago schools takeover

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:16

Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisChicago's cash-strapped public school district is not in sufficiently bad financial shape to warrant a state takeover, according to an Illinois State Board of Education staff report. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner launched a probe of the nation's third-largest school system in February, contending it could lead to state oversight and a suspension of borrowing at debt-dependent, "junk"-rated Chicago Public Schools (CPS). "It's clear in our analysis CPS has financial challenges and a spending problem," state board spokeswoman Laine Evans said on Friday.


Experts: Dolphin stuck in freshwater lagoon needs rescue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 08:11
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Wildlife experts say an injured dolphin is stuck in a lagoon and they're looking at how to rescue it.

2 arrests made after student shot dead at fraternity house

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:53
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities charged two men Friday in the fatal shooting of a college junior during a burglary attempt at his fraternity house as officials insisted students are safe in the state's largest city despite the slayings of two college students in the last month.

Police: Federal officer in custody after 3 fatal shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:51

Police take Eulalio Tordil, 62, a suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area into custody in Bethesda, Md., Friday, May 6, 2016. Tordil is an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. Three people were also wounded in the shootings.


Court order didn't stop man in murder-suicide at daycare

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:46
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A man who killed his wife, wounded their two children and shot himself dead outside a North Las Vegas preschool Thursday had been banned by a judge from approaching his family, authorities said.

Blighted homes keeping Fresno firefighters busy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:46

Blighted homes keeping Fresno firefighters busyFor Fresno Firefighters tackling at least one fire a day isn't unusual, but a growing number of those blazes are happening at abandoned properties.


Good Sports: FC Rats Soccer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:41

 FC Rats SoccerGroup of FCC Soccer players earn trip to Miami


The Latest: 2nd arrest in fatal fraternity house shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:37
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a New Jersey fraternity house (all times local):

The Latest: Suspect charged with murder in wife's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:31

A police officer with his gun drawn runs for cover as Eulalio Tordil, 62, a suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area is taken into custody nearby, in Silver Spring, Md., Friday, May 6, 2016. Tordil is an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the three fatal shootings in the Washington suburbs (all times local):


Strawberries damaged by storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:25

Strawberries damaged by stormAg inspectors were spread out all over the Valley checking on farms and various crops after Thursday's storm.


1 dead, 4 injured in Interstate 5 crash near Coalinga

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:19

1 dead, 4 injured in Interstate 5 crash near CoalingaOne person died in what the California Highway Patrol is calling a tragic accident along Interstate 5 in Fresno County. Four others were injured.


Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:12

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, Scott Paterno, left, looks on as students greet his father Penn State football coach Joe Paterno as he arrives at his home in State College, Pa. Scott Paterno said in a tweet sent May 6, 2016 that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is “bunk.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before his arrest.


Little Rock settles lawsuit over 2010 police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:08

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Little Rock Police Department shows Little Rock police Officer Donna Lesher. On Friday, May 6, 2016, the city of Little Rock agreed to settle a lawsuit from the family of 67-year-old black man Eugene Ellison, who was fatally shot in 2010 after Lesher and Tabitha McCrillis, two off-duty, white police officers entered his apartment without a warrant, a city official told The Associated Press. The city agreed to settle the years-old case, which was scheduled to go to trial on Monday, May 9, in part because of years of possible appeals. (Little Rock Police Department via AP, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock settled a lawsuit Friday with relatives of a 67-year-old black man who was killed after a struggle with two white, off-duty police officers who entered his home without a warrant in 2010, marking what the family's attorney said was a record settlement of about $1.5 million.


AccuWeather: Rain Moves Out, Gradual Improvement This Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 07:05

 Rain Moves Out, Gradual Improvement This WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says a few scattered showers are possible this weekend, but sunshine is back in full force on Mother's Day.