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Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:29

FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, a man walks past the damaged Oxford Tavern in Baltimore. In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and courting donations from the wealthy, the poor are inching their way into the debate. Tensions in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere have sparked examinations of the relationship between poor communities and the police, as well as the systemic problems that have trapped many of the 45 million Americans living in poverty. But addressing the economic, education, and security issues that have plagued underprivileged neighborhoods for decades remains a politically elusive challenge. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.


NFL linebacker's case highlights rise of revenge porn laws

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 14:26

FILE - A June 16, 2014, file photo is of New York Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham in Forham Park, N.J. When Cunningham appears in a New Jersey courtroom, he’ll be the most recognizable defendant yet facing charges over “revenge porn.” The case comes amid a national push to punish jilted lovers and others who distribute racy photos often taken before a relationship fell apart. (AP Photo)Amid a national push to punish jilted lovers and others who distribute racy photos, NFL linebacker Jermaine Cunningham will be the most recognizable defendant yet to face "revenge porn" charges when he appears in court Wednesday.


Mayor: Fire that engulfed several buildings under control

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 14:05
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A massive blaze that apparently started at a church and ripped through several buildings in northern New Jersey forced several people from their homes before the flames were brought under control late Sunday night.

City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:20

A police officer briefs the crowd as attendees are prevented from leaving the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest after it was reported that shots were fired outside the venue, in Garland, TXGARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.


Father wants to withdraw guilty plea for girl's rotten teeth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:58
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter's teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn't neglect his 6-year-old.

Summary of winter highway maintenance expenses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:13
A look at approximate winter maintenance costs from October-March in some of the hardest hit U.S. states. Note some figures would likely increase due to additional late-season storms or as new totals are calculated. Twenty three states responded to a survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Four killed in shooting on Wisconsin foot bridge, including suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:11
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man fatally shot three people on a walking and biking bridge in central Wisconsin on Sunday, and wounded a fourth before being found dead himself, police said. "We believe that this was a random act and we do not believe that anyone was targeted," Menasha Police Chief Timothy Styka said during a news conference aired on local television.

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:52

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riotsSix days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.


AccuWeather: Summer Preview

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:45

 Very Warm Again TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a taste of summer this week.


Man critical in Port Richmond shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:39

Man critical in Port Richmond shootingA man was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:34

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.


Mother, baby pulled from Allentown river in attempted murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:30

Mother, baby pulled from Allentown river in attempted murder-suicideAuthorities say a mother threw her baby into an Allentown river then jumped in herself in what appears to be an attempted murder-suicide.


New Jersey boy, 12, buys illegal stun gun online

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:28

New Jersey boy, 12, buys illegal stun gun onlineA 12-year-old New Jersey boy used a gift card to buy a dangerous and illegal stun gun online.


Vigil held for 2 men killed in fiery Cobbs Creek crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:22

Vigil held for 2 men killed in fiery Cobbs Creek crashDozens turned out to remember two men who were killed in a fiery car accident in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section.


Officials: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:19

Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in TexasAuthorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.


2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:17

 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contestAuthorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.


5 Tufts students go on hunger strike over janitor layoffs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:05
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university's plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.

Officials: 2 killed after opening fire on security guard at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:03
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Officials: 2 killed after opening fire on security guard at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:00

A mural of Freddie Gray is painted on the side of a building by local artist Nether, right, across the street from a makeshift memorial where Gray was arrested Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after riots were sparked over the death of a Gray who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/David Goldman)BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.


1 officer, 2 suspects shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:46

 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contestA provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.