Yahoo! National News

Paterno son denies new allegations about his late father in Sandusky case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:37

Penn State University head coach Paterno watches his team before the start of their NCAA football game against the University of Illinois in ChampaignIn a Twitter post, Scott Paterno denied that "Papa" Joe was told about such abuse decades before the alleged incidents became public and led to Sandusky's conviction, a scandal that rocked the world of college football and cost the elder Paterno his job.


Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:30

20 A.M. EDT FRIDAY, MAY 6 Chart lists top baby names in 2015 and their ranks the previous year; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.


Empty bullet casing prompts lockdown at high school in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:19

Lockdown lifted after bullet casing found at high school in Delaware CountyAction News has learned the discovery of an empty bullet casing has prompted a lockdown at a high school in Delaware County.


Off-course hot air balloon carrying 20 lands on highway ramp

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:16
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says no one was injured when a hot air balloon carrying 20 people made an emergency landing on an Interstate 4 entrance ramp near Orlando.

The Latest: Flags fly at half-staff to honor slain student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:12
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbings at Fort Valley State University (all times local):

'Something suspicious' prompts lockdown at high school in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:04

Lockdown lifted after bullet casing found at high school in Delaware County"Something suspicious" has prompted a lockdown at a high school in Delaware County.


Herbalife says it's in advanced talks with FTC, shares soar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:55

Herbalife says it's in advanced talks with FTC, shares soarNEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Herbalife surged more than 11 percent in early trading Friday after disclosing that it's in advanced talks to settle a federal investigation into claims that the company essentially operates as a pyramid scheme.


Police search for gunman sought in fatal shooting at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:53
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities are still searching for a man they say fatally shot his estranged wife while she waited outside a Washington-area school.

Fatal crash on Route 55 South in Deptford Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:44

Fatal crash on Route 55 South in Deptford Twp., N.J.Action News is told a sedan went off the highway and hit a tree. One person was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.


TOPS the priority as House lawmakers work on the budget

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:41
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As House lawmakers work to craft their version of next year's budget, House leaders say the main focus is on protecting the state's TOPS free college tuition program from cuts.

Amid FBI probe, Miami suburb verges on financial collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:37
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — Amid an FBI corruption investigation, authorities say the Miami suburb of Opa-locka is teetering toward financial collapse.

Canadian billionaire sells majority stake in Adriatic marina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:36
TIVAT, Montenegro (AP) — Canadian billionaire Peter Munk has sold his majority stake in Porto Montenegro, one of world's largest marinas for super yachts, to Dubai's sovereign wealth fund for a reported 200 million euros ($228 million).

US attorney: 2 Belarusians took in $1.35M from phishing scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:35
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal authorities in Pittsburgh say two men have been charged by authorities in Belarus with receiving $1.35 million stolen in a phishing scheme from the bank account of a Pennsylvania oil and gas drilling company.

Police may charge school official for chokehold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:15
KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) — A high school employee in South Carolina who was caught on cellphone video using a chokehold on a 15-year-old student could face a criminal charge.

Big art auctions open in NYC next week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:14

In this Friday, April 29, 2016 photo, "Mandolin with Partition (The Banjo)," center, by Georges Braque is on display next to 'Young Woman with a Rose," right by Amedeo Modigliani, and "Seated Woman" by Pablo Picasso during the press preview of "Bound to Fail" at Christie's auction house in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A sculpture of a kneeling Hitler and two rare Fauve period paintings are among the offerings at the impressionist, modern and contemporary evening art auctions in New York next week.


Trump says Britain would be better off outside EU

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:49

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign event at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, IndianaWASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he thought Britain would be better off out of the European Union, the opposite stance to that taken by his likely rival Hillary Clinton and by many political leaders around the world. Britons will vote in a referendum on June 23 on whether to leave the 28-member EU, a momentous decision with trade, investment, defense and political ramifications that stretch far beyond Britain's borders. "I would say that they're better off without it personally, but I'm not making that as a recommendation - just my feeling," Trump said in an interview with Fox News television, adding that he wanted Britons to make their own decision.


Chagrined anti-Trump Republicans seek to recruit third-party candidate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:49

Senator Ben Sasse speaks at the American Conservative Union 2016 annual conference in MarylandWASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now that Donald Trump is the last man standing in the Republican presidential race, his critics in the party are intensifying their search for a candidate they could back as a serious third-party alternative. "This is as much as anything a battle for the future of American party politics," said Republican strategist Joel Searby, who is working with conservative writer Bill Kristol, among others, to identify a third-party candidate for the Nov. 8 presidential election. The group Conservatives Against Trump, which includes blogger Erick Erickson, has been holding calls and meetings to discuss third-party candidates as well as other options to stop the New York billionaire from winning the White House.


Route vegetables: Highway blocked after truck spills spuds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:46
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Potatoes are everywhere on a North Carolina road, but these spuds aren't loaded or mashed and ready to eat.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver following weak jobs report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:44

 Soft US jobs report weighs on stocksNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Financial Markets (all times local):


Man shot to death outside Camden funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:42

Man shot to death outside Camden funeral homeFamily members tell us the 22-year-old victim was getting ready to go inside the funeral home to pay his respects to his grandmother when he was gunned down.