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California Boy, 4, OK after car crashes into bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:06
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Los Angeles County boy escaped with just cuts and bruises after a car crashed into his bedroom, hitting his bed and pinning him against a wall.

Rapper French Montana signs with Bad Boy and Epic Records

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:05

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, rapper French Montana performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden, in New York. French Montana has signed with Bad Boy Entertainment and Epic Records. The music companies told The Associated Press on Thursday, May 5, 2016, about the signing of Montana. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper French Montana has signed with Bad Boy Entertainment and Epic Records, the music companies told The Associated Press on Thursday.


Major earthquake due to strike San Andreas fault, expert says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:31

Major earthquake due to strike San Andreas fault, expert saysDuring an earthquake study conference in Long Beach, a local expert said California's infamous San Andreas fault is due for a massive quake.


The Latest: Autopsy shows slain student was stabbed 4 times

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:27

A small piece of crime scene tape is still tied to the sign out front of the Florence J. Hunt Infirmary at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Ga., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Freshman student Donnell M. Phelps was fatally stabbed by 24-year-old Joseph Anthony Scott after coming to the aid of at least three young women who were being harassed by Scott on campus Tuesday. (Jason Vorhees/The Telegraph via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a Fort Valley State University student in central Georgia (all times local):


Greek unions call 3-day general strike over austerity vote

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:23
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Unions in Greece have a three-day general strike to protest a parliamentary vote on a new round of bailout austerity measures.

Man sues Connecticut police, city for mistaken arrests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:09
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is suing the city of Bridgeport and its police department after he was arrested three times and was detained in a repeated case of mistaken identity.

JJ Abrams, 'Hamilton' creator, President Obama sing and dance for 'Star Wars Day'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:00

JJ Abrams, 'Hamilton' creator, President Obama sing and dance for 'Star Wars Day'There is no wrong way to celebrate 'Star Wars Day,' but the duet performed by J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who co-wrote the cantina song, have set the bar pretty high with this performance.


Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building, eight building collapsed, 15 people killed in building collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:31

 Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building, eight building collapsed, 15 people killed in building collapseA woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said Thursday.


Italy's Renzi hails new Alfa Romeo as sign of economic hope

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:27

From left, Fiat Chrysler chairman John Elkann, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, pose along with workers in front of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan at the Palazzo Chigi Government office, in Rome, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan is key to Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambitions to make Alfa Romeo a global premium brand and boost production in Italy for the export market, securing jobs in Fiat's domestic market. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is hailing the new Alfa Romeo sedan by Fiat Chrysler, which he says will add 3,400 jobs in Italy and symbolizes the country's economic potential.


Watchdog finds much larger Catholic influence on U.S. hospitals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:25
A growing number of U.S. hospitals are now owned or affiliated with Catholic health institutions that restrict procedures such as sterilizations or abortion, according to patients' rights watchdog MergerWatch. Between 2001 and 2016, the number of Catholic-owned or affiliated hospitals rose 22 percent to 548 from 449, most of them nonprofit facilities, MergerWatch said in a report released on Thursday. While adherence varies, many of these hospitals follow the directives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which prohibits on religious grounds procedures that can interfere with conception or that terminate pregnancy.

Police: Man climbed scaffolding at National Cathedral

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have talked down a man who was climbing scaffolding at the National Cathedral.

Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:24

In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 photo, a man carries a child past the gate with the words "Second Hospital of Beijing Armed Police Corps" in Beijing, China. Chinese media reports said the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps had outsourced the administration of its oncology department to a private company which allegedly sought profits by offering ineffective, unnecessary or unapproved medical treatments.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — China's government health care regulator on Thursday ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received expensive but ineffective treatments for a rare form of cancer.


Boy injured after car crashes through Whittier home; driver sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:16

Boy injured after car crashes through Whittier home; driver soughtA little boy suffered minor injuries after a car careened into the bedroom he was in at his Whittier home early Thursday morning.


Japan's Abe: Leaving EU could hurt Japanese investment in UK

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:06

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after addressing the media during a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)LONDON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Britain will be a less attractive destination for Japanese investment if it leaves the European Union.


British newspaper to close only 9 weeks after its start

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:02
LONDON (AP) — The New Day newspaper is shutting down after only nine weeks after its circulation failed to meet expectations.

Boston firefighter responds to blaze at mother's home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:58
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston firefighter responding to a fire at his mother's home got a fright on his way to the scene when he heard a dispatcher say that someone had jumped from a second-floor window.

Crash cleared on I-95 South near Route 320 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:47

Crash cleared on I-95 South near Route 320 in Delaware CountyAll lanes are back open on I-95 South after a crash near Route 320 in Chester, Pennsylvania.


1 dead in South Carolina after crash during deputy chase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:46
STARR, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say one person is dead after a wreck in South Carolina following a chase where speeds topped 100 mph.

Michigan House passes $500M Detroit schools restructure plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:28

Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for Detroit Public Schools early Thursday, just days after disillusioned teachers staged a two-day sick-out because they feared the financially struggling district wouldn't be able to pay them all through the summer.


Driver hits sinkhole, car slams into fire hydrant in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:04

Water main break opens sinkhole, leads to crash in Southwest PhiladelphiaA driver loses control after hitting a sinkhole, and slams vehicle into a fire hydrant in Southwest Philadelphia Thursday morning.