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Man hospitalized after Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:50

Man hospitalized after Feltonville shootingA man is hospitalized after a shooting in the city's Feltonville section.


Sikh bus driver says police didn't recognize hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California bus driver wearing a turban was called a suicide bomber during an attack that left him hospitalized, but officers failed to recognize the assault as a hate crime, a Sikh advocacy group representing the man said Thursday.

Winners of $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot still officially unknown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:32

The 7-11 store where a winning Powerball ticket was sold is shown in Chino Hills, CaliforniaBy Victoria Cavaliere LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three ticket holders with a claim on a record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot were laying low on Thursday, their identities officially still a mystery even as lottery officials revealed the retailers in California, Florida and Tennessee that sold them the lucky tickets. Each of the winning tickets is worth $528.8 million to the holders, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories that sold millions of Powerball tickets. The winning numbers of 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10, picked in a drawing on Wednesday night, appeared on tickets sold in three stores: a 7-Eleven convenience store in Chino Hills, California, a Publix supermarket in Melbourne Beach, Florida and Naifeh's Food Mart in Munford, Tennessee.


Vikings kicker meets supportive, letter-writing 1st-graders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:25

Max Birdwell, 4, kicks a football from the hold of Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh during a visit to Northpoint Elementary School, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Blaine, Minn. First graders at the school wrote letters of encouragement to Walsh after he missed a potentially game-winning field goal in last Sunday's NFL football playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT MBO TV is soft outBLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The first-graders at Northpoint Elementary obediently sat cross-legged on the floor, eagerly awaiting the arrival of their newfound friend.


Police: Intruder at Wisconsin school said he was a knight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:23
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Police say an intruder at a Wisconsin high school wanted to get to the top of the school's tower because he thought he was a knight in a castle.

Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, dies in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:18

File- This July 26, 2013, file photo shows Canadian music star Celine Dion, right, and husband Rene Angelil posing for photos after being decorated with the Order of Canada in Quebec City. Authorities say Angelil, the husband and manager of Dion, has died in Las Vegas. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said his office was notified Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, of Angelil’s death. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, who molded her from a French-speaking Canadian ingénue into one of the world's most successful singers, died Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer, officials and family members said.


California has higher number of thyroid cancer cases than national average

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:13

California has higher number of thyroid cancer cases than national averageRecent research shows that cases of thyroid cancer, especially in young women, are on the rise. In some cities in California, the rates are higher than the national average.


Arizona governor takes aim at deadbeat parents through social media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:11

Securing SportArizona's governor wants to turn up the heat on hundreds of deadbeat dads and their female counterparts with a social media campaign that publicizes the names of the worst offenders.     Using the Twitter hashtag #deadbeat, Republican Governor Doug Ducey has rolled out the controversial initiative targeting individuals owing a combined $20 million in child support since 2011.     The state has identified 421 parents – 387 dads and 34 moms – for public scrutiny via Twitter and a new page on the governor's website for the first time on Thursday.


3rd man charged with murder in slaying of pastor's wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:05
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a third man with murder in connection with the slaying of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife inside the couple's house.

Who are the 3 winners of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:02

7-Eleven store clerk M. Faroqui celebrates after learning the store sold a winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Chino Hills, Calif. One winning ticket was sold at the store located in suburban Los Angeles said Alex Traverso, a spokesman for California lottery. The identity of the winner is not yet known. (Will Lester/The Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDITMUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) — If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax law, financial planning, privacy, security and other safeguards before they become known around the planet.


Man, estranged wife, differ on how Arkansas Realtor died

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:56
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man accused of killing an Arkansas real estate agent is trying to convince a jury that he and the woman were having an affair and her death was not a kidnapping gone awry, as his estranged wife claims.

Teen in custody after threat made to North Dakota college

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:37
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Thursday on suspicion of threatening to shoot up the library at Bismarck State College, authorities said.

Pasadena Independent School District: Stillborn baby found in bathroom at high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:30

 Stillborn baby found in bathroom at high schoolOfficials at Pasadena Independent School District says the body of a stillborn baby was found in the bathroom of a high school.


Criminal complaint filed in high school basketball rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:30
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three officials at a Tennessee high school were charged Thursday with failing to report the sexual abuse of four basketball players in a complaint that portrayed a far broader assault at a cabin where players were staying during a tournament than authorities had previously announced.

Report: Assault weapons improperly bought for park rangers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:29
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A supervisor at the Mojave National Preserve in California violated policy by buying fully automatic assault rifles and dozens of flash-bang grenades, according to a federal study released Thursday.

Air Force colonel in Colorado charged with rape, assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:23
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Military prosecutors have charged an Air Force colonel in Colorado with rape, assault and adultery, according to court documents released Thursday.

2 LA filmmakers make finals for 'Doritos Crash the Super Bowl' competition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:15

2 LA filmmakers make finals for 'Doritos Crash the Super Bowl' competitionTwo aspiring filmmakers from the Los Angeles area are finalists for the last-ever "Doritos Crash the Super Bowl" fan-made commercial contest.


Second Colorado girl, 16, charged as adult in school attack plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:12
Colorado prosecutors on Thursday charged the second of two 16-year-old girls as an adult with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in connection with plans to attack their high school, authorities said. Brooke Higgins appeared in Douglas County District Court where she was formally accused of plotting to kill classmates and staff last month at Mountain Vista High School, said Assistant District Attorney Mark Hurlbert. Douglas County District Court Judge Paul King has set $1 million bonds for both teens.

Woman killed in fire at Trenton senior living facility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:11

 Woman falls asleep while smoking, dies in Trenton apartment fireOfficials said a 75-year-old woman is dead after a fire broke out at a senior living facility in Trenton, New Jersey.


Argentine government says fighting inflation its next goal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:04

A woman stands near signs that read in Spanish "Not one layoff at the labor ministry" at the entrance of the ministry's building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, where ministry workers protested the firing of about 40 colleagues. Union leaders of public employees said thousands of workers have been fired from several governmental institutions, including the Senate, since the new administration of President Mauricio Macri took office last month. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — After lifting currency restrictions and free-floating the peso in December, the focus of Argentina's government will now be on fighting inflation, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said Thursday.