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AP News Guide: A look the University of Missouri's issues

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:05

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announces his resignation from office Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, during a UM System Board of Curators meeting in University Hall at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe has been under fire for his handling of race complaints that had threatened to upend the football season and moved one student to go on a hunger strike. (Nick Schnelle/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri have led to numerous protests, a hunger strike by a graduate student and at least 30 black football players announcing they are on strike — with all of them calling for the president of the four-campus system to be removed. Here's a look at the situation:

Bail set at $1 million for Louisiana deputy marshals charged in boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:01

Booking photos of Marksville City Police Marshalls Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford in New OrleansTwo Louisiana deputy marshals charged with killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring his father in a hail of gunfire will be required to surrender their service firearms and badges if they are able to post $1 million in bail ordered by a judge on Monday. Judge William Bennett set bail for the deputy marshals, Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, during a closed hearing at the Avoyelles Parish Jail, hours before the boy's family laid him to rest. Jeremy Mardis, who was autistic, was buckled into the front passenger seat of his father Chris Few's car last week when the two local marshals fired 18 times at the vehicle after chasing it in central Louisiana, state police said.

Vast majority of Chicago teachers ready to strike: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:54
A total of 97 percent of Chicago public school teachers, who are negotiating a new contract amid severe statewide budget troubles, said they are prepared to strike if necessary, according to media reports on Monday, citing a union official. The district, which serves about 400,000 students at more than 600 schools, faces a $1.1 billion structural deficit and thousands of possible teacher layoffs after Christmas. The Chicago Public Schools' recently approved $5.7 billion budget counts on $480 million in aid from the state of Illinois it has not received.

No source found for E. coli; Chipotle could reopen midweek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:28

Pedestrians walk past a still-closed Chipotle restaurant Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Seattle. Health officials in Washington and Oregon have said that more than three dozen people have gotten sick with E. coli in an outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in the two states. More than 40 Chipotle restaurants remain closed in Washington state and the Portland area while authorities search for the cause. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state health officials said Monday they have found no source for the E. coli outbreak related to Chipotle, and the chain's Pacific Northwest restaurants could reopen later this week.

Louisiana can try 'Angola 3' inmate a third time for murder, court rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:26
Albert Woodfox, 68, who has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement, is the last of three black inmates who gained notoriety for long stays in isolation at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. The three men said they were targeted for solitary confinement for joining the Black Panther Party and advocating for prison reforms.

Pa. budget deal near with higher sales tax, more school funding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:24

Pa. budget deal near with higher sales tax, more school fundingA potential deal to break Pennsylvania's budget stalemate in its fifth month includes a state sales tax increase, expanded school property tax cuts and hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools, top state lawmakers said Monday.

Appeals court: State can try 'Angola 3' inmate a 3rd time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:02
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana can keep "Angola Three" inmate Albert Woodfox in jail and continue its plans to try him a third time in the 1972 killing of a prison guard, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Asian shares fall on renewed jitters over global economy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:59

FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks were weighed down Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, by weak Chinese and global economic data, as well as the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike in December. Japan and China, however, bucked the trend to rise. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets extended losses Tuesday as investors fretted over the fragile outlook for global growth and the Federal Reserve's plan to raise U.S. interest rates soon.

Tropical Storm Kate strengthens, moves away from Bahamas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:58
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kate is strengthening as it moves away from the Bahamas.

NSA to end bulk call data collection by end November: memo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:36

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in BerlinBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is ready to end later this month collecting Americans' domestic call records in bulk and move to a more targeted system, meeting a legislative deadline imposed earlier this year, according to a government memo seen by Reuters. The memo, sent on Monday from the NSA to relevant committees in the U.S. Congress, stated that the spy agency "has successfully developed a technical architecture to support the new program" in time for it to become operational as scheduled on Nov. 29. In stating the program's progress and the NSA's intent to use the new system, the memo appeared to rebut claims by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, a Republican security hawk, who told Reuters last week that he anticipated the new program would never be used because it was overly cumbersome and slow.

Investigators: Man threatened to jump from cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:25
MIAMI (AP) — A cruise passenger who was captured on video clinging to a lifeboat and falling into the ocean had a fight with his partner just moments before and had threatened to jump overboard, authorities said Monday.

Washington state man sentenced for anti-gay slurs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:24
A Washington state man who yelled anti-gay slurs and threatened to stab three men in a Seattle neighborhood with a sizable gay community has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, the Justice Department said on Monday. Troy Deacon Burns, a 38-year-old from Bremerton, Washington, pleaded guilty on Aug. 5, admitting in a plea deal that he attacked three gay men who were walking in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the department said. During the plea hearing, Burns said he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the assault and claimed that he did not remember his actions, the department said.

A look at recent racial incidents on US college campuses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:23

Yale University students and supporters participate in a march across campus to demonstrate against what they see as racial insensitivity at the Ivy League school on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in New Haven, Conn. (Ryan Flynn/New Haven Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITA glance at several recent incidents on U.S. college campuses involving race:

Oregon governor seeks public input on Nestle water bottling deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:22

Oregon Governor Brown speaks at the state capital building in SalemBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon Governor Kate Brown has called for greater public scrutiny of food giant Nestle's plans to bottle water in the Columbia River Gorge, as the Pacific Northwest state languishes under historic drought conditions, her office said on Monday. Nestlé Waters North America has for about six years been pushing for a deal that would see the company build a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks, a small city along the Columbia River in northern Oregon. Brown made her request for greater public scrutiny in a letter to Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Curt Melcher on Friday.

2 killed in small plane crash near Colorado Springs airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:21

Crews respond to a plane crash near the west entrance of the Peterson Air Force Base on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Authorities say no one survived the crash of a small plane taking off from the Colorado Springs airport. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a small plane crash near the Colorado Springs airport.

Modigliani nude painting fetches record $170.4M in NY

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:13

FILE - This undated image provided by Christie's shows the painting "Reclining Nude," created in 1917 to 1918 by Amedeo Modigliani, that caused a scandal nearly a century ago. The painting is going on the auction block and will be the highlight of Christie's Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, sale in New York. (Courtesy of Christie's Images via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving the second highest price ever garnered for a work of art at auction.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:05

Rusty Olympic rings decorate a fence outside the Russian Olympic committee building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country's government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Crews work to clear up after 2 Wisconsin train derailments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:59

Workers tend to the scene of a train derailment in Watertown, Wis. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 after a 13 cars of a Canadian Pacific train carrying crude oil overturned Sunday. One of the cars was punctured, spilling less than 1,000 gallons of oil. Watertown fire chief Gregory Michalek said Monday that residents who evacuated dozens of homes following the spill a day earlier cannot yet return home as cleanup continues. (AP Photo/John Hart, Wisconsin State Journal)WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Crews worked Monday to clear freight cars from rail tracks and contain spilled crude oil and chemicals after two trains derailed in Wisconsin about 200 miles apart over the weekend.

AP WAS THERE: 40 years ago, Edmund Fitzgerald sinks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:49

FILE- A 1959 file photo shows the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared Nov. 10, 1975, in a storm on Lake Superior. The Great Lakes have claimed some 6,000 ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public’s imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald. (AP Photo, File)SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public's imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior.

Report: Man who killed deputy not evaluated by psychiatrist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:46
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy at a Minnesota hospital last month was never evaluated by a psychiatrist, despite making declarations that he was going to kill himself and any man who came into his room, according to a federal report.