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AP PHOTOS: At the Met Gala

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:53

 Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Deep reds and shimmery golds dominated as celebrities attending the annual Met Gala on Monday embraced this year's inspiration: the massive exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," a look at Chinese fashion through the ages.


Adelson denies Vegas executives had hand in Macau CEO firing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:33

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies in court Monday, May 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. Steven Jacobs, former Sands Macau resort chief, is suing Sands China and Las Vegas Sands Corp. over a wrongful termination case. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson spent an entire day Monday denying that Las Vegas Sands officials had a hand in firing Steven Jacobs as Sands China Ltd. president in July 2010. He also denied any knowledge of an "exorcism strategy."


UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:20

Bob Hirst, general editor of the Mark Twain Project, looks through a book of 1866 Sacramento Union newspapers at The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, May 4, 2015. Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.


AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

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

FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, left, and her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, walk to the morning session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Goldberg was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, May 1, 2015, a person close to the family says. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.


Court lists address of wrong woman in Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:02
BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman whose address was listed in public court records as that of a police officer charged in the Freddie Gray case has been harassed by phone calls from bail bondsmen and visits from journalists to her home, her lawyer said Monday.

Family of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:01
CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting.

Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

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

FILE - This Dec. 23, 2003 file photo shows Dan Webb, left, attorney for former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, right, during a news conference in Chicago. The city of Ferguson, Mo., is paying Webb $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.


2 women charged after child rescued from Frankford roof

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:29

2 women expected to be charged after child rescued from Frankford roofTwo women have been charged after a 2-year-old child was discovered on the roof of a home in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:18

Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attackSince at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.


Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:11
BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:05

Jean-Marie le Pen, former head of far-right party National Front, arrives at the party headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, Monday, May 4, 2015. Jean-Marie Le Pen goes before a party disciplinary board over anti-Semitic remarks, in what could be the culmination of a high-stakes family feud. Rising stars within the party — especially his daughter, the current party leader — want to shut him up. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:05

FILE -- In this April 17, 2015, file photo, the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig arrives aboard a transport ship, following a journey across the Pacific, in view of the Olympic Mountains in Port Angeles, Wash., where it was scheduled to undergo maintenance before being moved to Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Monday, May 4, 2015, the Port of Seattle can't host Royal Dutch Shell's offshore Arctic oil-drilling fleet unless it gets a new land-use permit. Shell has been hoping to base its fleet at the port's Terminal 5. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.


Utah man killed in carjacking attempt had prior convictions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:53

Lt. Craig Martinez with the Orem Police Department speaks during a news conference Monday, May 4, 2015, in Orem, Utah. Utah police have identified a 26-year-old man who they say was fatally shot by a bystander after struggling with a woman while trying to steal her car in Orem over the weekend. Orem Police say Taulagi Matafeo of Springville was shot in the chest after he lunged for a gun pointed by a 31-year-old Orem man who intervened in the carjacking. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An unarmed man fatally shot during an attempted carjacking outside a Utah grocery store over the weekend had prior convictions for robbery and assault and was already being sought by police when a bystander shot him, police said Monday.


Colorado lawmakers agree to limit odd proxy marriages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:38
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.

Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:37

Brenda Stewart wipes away tears Monday, May 4, 2015, in Clayton, Mo., as she recounts the story of how she was told her child had died shortly after giving birth at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. Stewart was 16 and unmarried when she gave birth to a seemingly healthy girl on June 24, 1964, at the hospital. A nurse took the child after birth and returned a short time later to tell Stewart that the baby had died but she now believes her baby may have been stolen and sold to adoptive parents. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.


Trailer fire kills 3 women from family; 4 relatives escape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:35
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A fire in a mobile home killed three women from the same family on Monday, but four other relatives escaped, authorities said.

Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:31

A sign thanks customers outside of the Riviera hotel and casino Monday, May 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. The casino will close down at noon on Monday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar.


Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:25

FILE -This Aug. 12, 2008, file photo, shows an aerial view of Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai, Hawaii. A handful of people with leprosy are still living full time on the isolated peninsula, but the National Park Service is already making plans to overhaul buildings and allow more visitors to the area when the last of the patients dies. (AP Photo/Hugh E. Gentry, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.


Huge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:25

A person surfs at the Wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, May 4, 2015. The highest surf was expected Monday, with some sets reaching more than 12 feet along beaches in Orange and San Diego counties and 10 feet at Malibu and Zuma in Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service said. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.


'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 08:06

Demetrius Blackwell appears in court for his arraignment Sunday, May 3, 2015, in the Queens borough of New York. Blackwell who is accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head was ordered held without bail Sunday on charges including attempted murder. (Theodore Parisienne/The Daily News via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.