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Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 11:51

Campaign signs concerning a municipal vote over fingerprint requirements for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are seen along a roadway in AustinOn-demand ride companies Uber and Lyft suffered an embarrassing defeat in a Saturday election in Austin as voters backed a measure requiring fingerprint background checks for drivers. The two companies spent more than $8 million to repeal a city ordinance requiring the fingerprint-based criminal checks and launched what turned into the most expensive race in the Texas capital's history. Voters said by a margin of 56 to 44 percent they wanted the fingerprint checks to stay.


Storms bring tornado to Colorado, icy roads to Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 11:06

Debris lies on damaged vehicles after a tornado was reported in Weld County outside Wiggins, Colo., Saturday, May 7, 2016. Spring storms menaced parts of the West on Saturday, bringing hail and a tornado sighting in Colorado and deadly driving conditions in Arizona. (Kristen Skovira/KMGH-Channel 7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — A tornado damaged motorhomes and caused some minor injuries in Colorado's northeastern plains Saturday, while another spring storm brought deadly driving conditions to northern Arizona.


Police: Carjackings likely at end of Maryland shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 10:54

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)ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Malcom Winffel's family was not surprised to learn that he died in an effort to help others.


2 men stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 10:39

2 men stabbed in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say an altercation in a strip mall parking lot left two men stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia.


2 charged in police-involved shooting in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 10:25

2 charged in police-involved shooting in Southwest PhiladelphiaTwo men are facing charges after a police-involved shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.


Girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 09:58
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student said she was barred from attending her prom because she wore a suit rather than a dress.

The Latest: School says prom dress code sent out months ago

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 09:41
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania high school student who was barred from attending her prom because she wore a suit rather than a dress (all times local):

Officer charged in Washington-area shooting spree that killed three

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 09:06

Handout of Eulalio Sevilla TordilA federal officer was charged on Saturday with first-degree murder after a two-day shooting rampage outside Washington D.C. that killed his wife and two apparent strangers and wounded three others, police said. The suspect, Eulalio Tordil, a 62-year-old police officer with the Federal Protective Service, was arrested without incident on Friday in Silver Spring, Maryland, a Washington suburb where one of the shootings took place. Tordil is suspected of shooting his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, and a bystander who came to her aid on Thursday outside High Point High School in Prince George's County, Maryland.


American Pharoah has special place in Derby fans' hearts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:56

Erin Kohnke waits for the start of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah's journey to racing history a year ago spurred Richie Columbus to make his first trip to Churchill Downs to be part of a near-record crowd for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.


Rock 'n' roll architect's ashes find a home in Cleveland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:53
CLEVELAND (AP) — The ashes of Alan Freed, a seminal figure in the history of modern music, have found a home in Cleveland, where Freed coined the term rock 'n' roll and organized what's considered the genre's first concert more than 60 years ago.

The Latest: Police: Details of Maryland shootings emerge

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

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)ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting spree in Maryland that left three people dead and a man in custody (all times local):


New funeral home manager puzzles over 170 abandoned cremains

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:06
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — The new manager of a Colorado funeral home is trying to find relatives for the cremated remains of about 170 people that were left in the building's basement after going unclaimed.

Nyquist stays undefeated with Kentucky Derby victory

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:53

Nyquist stays undefeated with Kentucky Derby victoryNyquist won the Kentucky Derby by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday, improving to 8-0 in his career as the fourth consecutive favorite to win the race.


Unbeaten Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:42

 142nd Kentucky Derby(Reuters) - Favorite Nyquist ran a perfect race to extend his unbeaten record winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, sparking talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown champion. Nyquist, who had won a record $3.3 million heading into the Derby, extended his unbeaten record to 8-0 with a smooth trip under jockey Mario Gutierrez. Nyquist pulled away from Gun Runner down the stretch and then held off a closing charge by Exaggerator to win the first leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds.


A year after American Pharoah, U.S. horse racing faces uneasy future

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:25

 142nd Kentucky DerbySaturday's running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby, the most famous race in America and the first in the Triple Crown series of three races, puts horse racing at the center of attention for many sports fans, a place it only rarely occupies. In a sport in which a star horse captures headlines like American Pharoah but then retires the next year to make the real money in breeding, arguments are playing out over whether a commissioner is needed, or perhaps a group of leaders.


Woman found beaten to death in abandoned Kensington home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:21

Woman found beaten to death in abandoned Kensington homeOfficers say they were tipped off to the homicide after they conducted a pedestrian stop. That person told them to check the home.


33 protesters arrested in clash with San Francisco deputies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:18

James Burch gets slammed by a San Francisco deputy sheriff, after protestors stormed through the east side entrance of City Hall on Friday, May 6, 2016. Protesters entered the building after doors were locked blocking off the public from entering the building during a protest against SFPD and in support of the Frisco 5 hunger strikers in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say 33 people were arrested at San Francisco's City Hall during a protest calling for the firing of the city's police chief.


Police investigate death of woman found during festival in Society Hill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:17

Police investigate death of woman found during festival in Society HillPolice are searching for answers to how a woman died in Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood.


Girl hospitalized after her hair caught in carnival ride

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:15
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An 11-year-old Nebraska girl has been hospitalized after a witness says her hair got caught in a spinning Cinco de Mayo carnival ride and she suffered a head injury.

1 dead, 1 injured in blaze at West Philadelphia apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:13

1 dead, 1 injured in blaze at West Philadelphia apartmentPolice say one person is dead and another is injured after an apartment fire in West Philadelphia.