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Man charged with murder after Georgia deputy dies in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:10
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man has been charged after a Georgia sheriff's deputy was killed while pursuing a suspicious vehicle.

Chinese billionaire treats 3,000 workers to paella in Spain

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:10

Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group employers are severed Paella in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 6, 2016. The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group is treating 3,000 of his best salespeople to a traditional Spanish paella meal in a free Madrid trip that also includes a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI's Royal Palace. The smiling salespeople washed down their heaping plates of paella with sangria Friday at a mass spread of picnic tables in a riverside park during the event footed by Li Jinyuan and organized by China's U Tour travel company. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID (AP) — The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group treated 3,000 of his top salespeople Friday to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free Madrid trip that also included a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI's Royal Palace.


Ex-teen bride agrees to $2.75M polygamous-trust settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:10

In this photo taken Nov. 3, 2009, Elissa Wall, front, with her husband Lamont Barlow, immediately behind her, stand during her lawsuit against polygamous leader Warren Jeffs at Utah Supreme Court in Salt Lake City. Wall, who says Jeffs forced her to marry her cousin when she was 14, has settled her lawsuit against the group's communal property trust for $2.75 million, her lawyer said Friday, May 6, 2016. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says polygamous leader Warren Jeffs forced her to marry her cousin when she was 14 has agreed to settle her lawsuit against the sect's communal property trust for $2.75 million, attorneys for both sides announced Friday.


Unpack the trunk: Ringling's elephants retire to Florida

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

In this May 5, 2016 photo provided by Feld Entertainment, handlers escort three of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Asian elephants as they arrive at their new home in Polk City, Fla. The elephants will join the rest of the retired herd at the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation. (Feld Entertainment via AP)The last 11 touring elephants from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus kicked off their retirement in Florida on Friday with a buffet brunch of carrots, apples, celery, loaves of bread and lots of hay.


Machinist union recommends strike at Triumph over contract offer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:04
The union representing machinists at a Triumph Group Inc factory in Washington state has scheduled a strike vote for Monday and is recommending that its 400 members reject the aerospace supplier's latest contract offer and walk off the job. A walkout by the machinists at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane, Washington, would affect fabrication of parts such as floor panels and ducting used in Boeing Co and Airbus planes, potentially affecting aircraft production, the union said. "We are recommending our members reject the contract and vote to strike," Jon Holden, president of the International Association of Machinists District 751, said on Friday.

The Latest: Slain girl's schoolmates will run in her honor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:59

Pallbearers escort the casket of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike out of the Civic Center in Farmington, N.M., following a memorial service Friday, May 6, 2016. Thousands of people from surrounding communities gathered at the center and along the procession route in support of the Mike family. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the abduction and killing of an 11-year-old girl in New Mexico (all times local):


Salvation Army says no to event encouraging teen marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:57
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Christian group that promotes marriage at ages as young as 13 won't be able to use a Salvation Army camp in Wichita for a retreat for parents seeking marital partners for their children.

Feds propose limits on special sign-ups for Obama health law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it's moving to limit special sign-up periods under the president's health care law after insurers complained of abuses.

Skate park at Romain opens in central Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:50

Skate park at Romain opens in central FresnoA skate park five years in the making officially opened Thursday to the public.


Flint water crisis doctor to graduates: Fight for justice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:43
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A doctor credited with bringing Flint's water crisis to light after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns told Michigan State University graduates Friday to "raise your hands" and fight for justice.

Harvard to ban members of single-sex clubs from leadership roles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:36

A statue of John Harvard looks over Harvard Yard at Harvard University in CambridgeHarvard University will prohibit members of single-sex clubs, fraternities and sororities, from serving in leadership roles beginning in the fall of 2017 in an effort to discourage sexual discrimination on campus, officials said on Friday. The Ivy League school has long been trying to stamp out single-sex clubs, which it stopped formally recognizing in 1984, though the groups known as "final clubs" as well as some fraternities and sororities have held their place on its Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. "Students will decide for themselves whether to engage with these organizations, as members or otherwise," Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said in an open letter on Friday.


Texas children tied outside had hundreds of scars, injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:23

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Cheryl Reed, the mother of the two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home, who is charged with two counts of injury to a child. Bexar County sheriff's spokesman James Keith said Friday, May 6, 2016, that the two children, along with six others found inside the home, are in state custody. The six other children showed no signs of physical abuse. (Bexar County Sheriff's Office via AP)DALLAS (AP) — Two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home had suffered hundreds of scars and injuries from months, perhaps years, of abuse, a sheriff's official said Friday.


Teacher turns students' desks into letters of inspiration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:22

This Monday, May 2, 2016 photo provided by Crystal Ramirez shows student desks in Chandni Langford's 5th grade classroom, in Woodbury, N.J. Langford wrote inspirational messages directly on her students' desks on Monday before they started four days of high-pressure, high-stakes Common Core-aligned tests. (Crystal Ramirez via AP)WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — For a classroom of elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn't on the wall. It was on their desks.


Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off a loss, turn higher

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:13
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LED-lit pigeons illuminate New York skies in art exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:11

LED lights attached to pigeons leave light trails in the sky while they fly as part of the "Fly By Night" art installation by Duke Riley above the Brooklyn borough of New YorkThousands of pigeons with tiny LED lights strapped to their legs swooped through the darkening skies in a jaw-dropping display of beauty, but savvy New Yorkers gazing up at the performance art knew enough to keep their mouths shut. As evening fell over the Brooklyn Navy Yard, once home to the nation's largest naval fleet of carrier pigeons, artist Duke Riley opened an enormous coop and released the homing pigeons of his "Fly by Night" project. What resembled air-borne embers swirling from a campfire were actually LED lights in the birds' leg bands, which historically were used to carry messages.


New York man found in bay wearing cement shoes was asphyxiated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:07
A man whose face was wrapped in duct tape and feet encased in concrete when his body washed ashore in New York City this week was killed by asphyxia, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office said on Friday. The body of the 28-year-old victim, Peter Martinez of Brooklyn, was wrapped in garbage bags and his arms were tied behind him when he was found on Monday along the shore in the borough's Sheepshead Bay area. "The cause of death is asphyxia, including covering of the mouth and nose by duct tape," said Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson in a statement.

Army: No one disciplined after training crash that killed 1

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:06

FILE - In this May 27, 2015 file photo, a Stryker armored vehicle leads a group of vehicles south on I-25 south in Colorado Springs, Colo. Investigators say an Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was trying to make a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range in Feb. 2015, killing one soldier and injuring five. Investigators also said medical personnel had recommended that the soldier who died shouldn’t go on the exercise because of an unspecified condition. But it wasn’t clear if his condition was a factor in the 2015 crash of a Stryker fighting vehicle at Fort Carson. (Mark Reis/The Gazette via AP, File) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — No one was disciplined after an Army combat vehicle crashed at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier, injuring five and causing $2.6 million in damage to the vehicle, the military said.


Residents upset that Ohio officials killed non-native swans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:00
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The killing of non-native swans by wildlife officials to make way for native ones has upset some residents who complain neighbors weren't warned and the shootings weren't warranted.

New Mexico man ordered held in jail awaiting child murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:59
Tom Begaye Jr., 27, is accused of kidnapping Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother from the area of Fruitland, New Mexico on Monday after they got off a school bus, and later striking her over the head with a tire iron, according to court documents. Mike's body was found on Tuesday about 6 miles (9 km) south of Shiprock pinnacle, a rock formation that is a landmark of the Navajo Nation and is west of Fruitland, and Begaye was arrested hours later based on witness descriptions of his van, according to court records. Begaye, of Waterflow, New Mexico, sexually assaulted the girl before killing her, according to court papers.

US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:46

US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security linesNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation's airports. Now, they're even asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media.