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31-state deal should make credit report errors easier to fix

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:19
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday.

Death penalty sought against man accused in 2009 killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:13
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a man accused in the 2009 deaths of a drug dealer and three women in Oklahoma City.

Official: Arkansas officers shoot cuffed man in patrol car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:12
CABOT, Ark. (AP) — A handcuffed parolee who had been frisked opened fire on law enforcement officers from the back of a patrol car, according to an Arkansas Corrections official, provoking a return of gunfire that left the man dead.

Europe's Altice enters US cable frenzy with Suddenlink deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:08

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 file photo, Altice group's Chairman Patrick Drahi poses for photographers at the Scopus Awards of the French Friends of the Hebrew University, in Paris, France. Luxembourg-based Altice SA said Wednesday MAY 20, 2015 it will buy 70 percent of Missouri-based cable TV provider Suddenlink with a combined debt and cash offer from existing owners BC Partners and CPP Investment Board, and company management. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new player in the U.S. cable dating game.


Boy found in basement: I liked results of intense exercise

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:07
DETROIT (AP) — A defense lawyer attacked the credibility of a 13-year-old boy who couldn't be found for 11 days last summer, repeatedly questioning on Wednesday why he failed to emerge from his basement despite visits by police to the Detroit home.

Scientists reveal Washington state's first dinosaur

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:07
SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists say they've discovered Washington state's first dinosaur fossil, an announcement that marks a unique find for the state and a rare moment for North America's Pacific coast.

U.S. House lifts ban on Capitol Hill sledding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:06

A girl pulls her friend to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol during a snow storm in WashingtonThe House of Representatives has voted to lift a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds, freeing the area for one of Washington's winter delights, the District of Columbia's congresswoman said. The legislation passed by the House of Representative urges the U.S. Capitol Police not to enforce the law, which has prohibited sledding for security reasons since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. "Today the commonsense non-enforcement of the sledding ban on Capitol Hill, the way it has been for many years, is assured," Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said in a statement late on Tuesday.


Man who flew gyrocopter to U.S. Capitol faces up to nine and a half years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:01

The U.S. Capitol building is seen through a snow covered trellis at the start of the 114th Congress on the Capitol grounds in WashingtonThe Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in April faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, was indicted on six charges, including violation of the registration requirements involving an aircraft and violation of national defense airspace, the U.S. Justice Department said. Hughes was arrested after piloting the small, unauthorized aircraft from Pennsylvania and landing on the west lawn of the Capitol as police and tourists looked on.


Bin Laden fixated on attacking U.S. interests: documents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:59

Members of the anti-terrorism squad are seen surrounding the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in AbbottabadBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday. The documents published by U.S. intelligence also contained details of purported negotiations between al Qaeda, its allies in the Pakistani Taliban and representatives of Pakistani intelligence, and what seemed to be an al Qaeda job application.


Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:54

President Barack Obama is introduced at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 20, 2015, before giving the commencement address. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security.


Collection of early American coins sells for $25 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:47
NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of 128 American coins from the late 18th and early 19th centuries has sold for a total of $25.3 million at auction in New York.

DA: Both gunmen fired potentially lethal shots at slain Phila. Police Sgt.Robert Wilson III

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:41

 Both gunmen fired potentially lethal shots at slain Phila. Police Sgt.Robert Wilson IIITwo brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with a potentially lethal shot, prosecutors said Wednesday as the suspects waived their preliminary hearing.


Ex-Madoff employee sentenced to 9 months of home detention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A second-generation employee of Bernard Madoff who was one of the earliest government cooperators after the massive Ponzi scheme was revealed was sentenced Wednesday to nine months of home detention.

Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:38

In this photo taken May 10, 2015, a dead dolphin washes ashore in the Gulf of Mexico on Grand Isle, La. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists stated in a report released Wednesday, May 20, 2015, that there are links between BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill and a spate of dolphin deaths since the spill. The study is part of a wide-ranging assessment of ecological damage caused by the spill. BP has rejected that contention and said necropsies of dolphins and "other information reveal there is no evidence" to make the link between the spill and dolphin deaths. (AP Photo/Cain Burdeau)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.


GOP primary for governor remains undecided in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:35

Supporters of Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin express shock while watching primary race returns in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Bevin is locked in a tight race with Republican James Comer. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor could be in limbo for weeks following a close primary, but either possible winner will offer voters a stark contrast to Democrat Jack Conway in a rare off-year election.


Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs."

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol indicted on 6 charges, faces 9½ years in prison.

Judge temporarily halts fracking approvals in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:28

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, protesters gather and hold signs before a hearing on proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, oil and gas drilling, in Raleigh, N.C. A judge has halted the approval of fracking operations in North Carolina until a higher court weighs in on the legality of the appointment of several boards that manage state resources and the environment. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has halted the approval of fracking operations in North Carolina until a higher court weighs in on the legality of the appointment of several boards that manage state resources and the environment.


Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:20

Michael Brown Sr. unwraps a plaque remembering his son, Michael Brown, to show volunteers as they remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial that has marked the place where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August has been removed and will be replaced with a permanent plaque. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday — what would have been his 19th birthday — amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.


Suspension advised for judge accused of punching attorney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:20
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida judge's sharp tongue and hot temper might soon find him in the judicial penalty box.