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Education cuts prompt revolt, despair in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:13

In this Monday, April 4, 2016 photo, Torie Shoecraft, who teaches kindergarten at Nichols Hills Elementary in Oklahoma City, works with her students on a class room assignment. Oklahoma educators and parents say the latest round of proposed funding cuts to schools could have devastating consequences for students, as the state suffers its worst-ever budget crisis. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is accustomed to being at the back of the class in funding for public education: It ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in teacher pay and 49th in spending per student.


Police: 1 dead, 1 collapsed near school bus after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:13
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say one person is dead and another collapsed in front of a stopped school bus after a shooting.

Tow truck driver leaves Bernie Sanders supporter stranded

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:07
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina tow truck driver certainly isn't "feeling the Bern."

Chemical leak contained at Bucks County water treatment plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:06

Chemical leak contained at Bucks County water treatment plantA chemical leak at a water treatment plant in Levittown, Bucks County has been contained.


Massive 4-alarm fire erupts in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:05

Massive 4-alarm fire erupts in HoustonEmergency officials say hazardous materials have been released into the air from a warehouse complex fire in Houston that's generating towering plumes of black smoke.


Sanofi presses drugmaker Medivation to take $9.3B offer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:52
Sanofi is increasing pressure on U.S. drugmaker Medivation to discuss its acquisition offer, writing to its board of directors that the deal is a "priority" and that the Paris-based company will attempt to replace Medivation board members if they don't negotiate.

2-car crash cleared on NE Extension of Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:48

2-car crash cleared on NE Extension of Pa. TurnpikeA car crash that caused a traffic nightmare along the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is finally cleared.


AccuWeather: Cloudy and Cool Today, Rain Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:47

 Cloudy and Cool Today, Rain FridayMeteorologist David Murphy says Friday's rain will be steady at times. The weekend looks occasionally damp, but overall, milder and a lot better.


Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:45

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 photo a sign rests at an entrance to St. George's School in Middletown, R.I. Alumni weekend at St. George’s School will be different this year. It’ll involve discussions about what has unfolded at the elite Rhode Island boarding school since December, when school officials acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past. Many alumni have struggled with whether to attend the reunion, which runs Friday, May 6, 2016 through Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George's School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past.


Ford to invest $182M in software development company

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:42

FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, shows a blue oval Ford sign above the entrance to Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford said on Thursday, May 5, 2016, it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal. The automaker says the investment will sharpen its software expertise as it moves toward becoming a mobility company. Pivotal helped Ford develop FordPass, a system that gives customers remote access to vehicles through a smartphone app. The system also gives member customers access to parking and car-sharing services. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal.


Search continues for escaped inmate in NJ; schools are open

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:39

Search continues for escaped inmate in NJ; schools are openAs police in Ocean County, New Jersey continue their search for an escaped inmate, they say schools will be open on Thursday, but are on alert.


'Modern Family' product placement takes ads to new level

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:21
NEW YORK (AP) — If Phil Dunphy's insistence that he's a Realtor and not a real estate agent on "Modern Family" this week seemed a little odd, be aware that ABC was paid to make that distinction.

'Space Invaders,' 'Grand Theft Auto III' hall of fame games

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:20

In this April 21, 2016 photo provided by The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., the 2016 inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame are displayed. From top left, clockwise, are "Grand Theft Auto III," "Space Invaders," "Sonic the Hedgehog," "The Sims," "The Legend of Zelda," and "The Oregon Trail." (Bethany Mosher/The Strong museum via AP) MANDATORY CREDITROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A video game that allowed players to zap marching aliens with dot lasers and another that gave them flamethrowers and put them in the driver's seat in a violent 3-D world are among six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.


Tennessee man facing new charges over Muslim assault plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:18
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of planning to burn down a mosque in New York is now facing more federal charges.

PHOTOS: 74 sex offenders sought in Del.; new names added

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:15

 74 sex offenders sought in Del.; new names addedDelaware State Police have added four new names to the list of wanted sex offenders, in addition to 70 offenders already on the list.


Correction: Louisiana Chimps Moving story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:08
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story May 3 about chimpanzees, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the organization Project Chimps, that a university laboratory in Louisiana was the first non-federal lab to agree to move all of its chimpanzees to sanctuary. The nonprofit organization said later the New Iberia Research Center was one of the first non-federal programs to release its entire population of research chimps.

WATCH LIVE: 4-alarm fire erupts in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:08

Massive 4-alarm fire erupts in HoustonA massive four-alarm fire at a business in west Houston is sending flames and heavy black smoke into the air.


Dog shot on Illinois bridge recovering from injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:03
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A dog that had been shot and suspended from a rural eastern Illinois bridge is eating and recovering from a long list of injuries.

Correction: Dennis Hastert-Legislation story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:48

FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his sentencing on federal banking charges. Illinois Democratic state Sen. Scott Bennett is responding to the Hastert hush-money case with a proposal to give prosecutors the right to pursue child sex abuse charges no matter how long ago the crimes occurred. Bennett says time should not prevent child molesters from being prosecuted. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story May 4 about Illinois legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid $3.5 million to silence someone who accused him of sexual abuse. Hastert agreed to pay that amount, but he ultimately paid only $1.7 million and the victim is now suing him to collect the rest.


Trump signals willingness to raise U.S. minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:47
(This version of the story corrects the figure for the current minimum wage to $7.25 from $15 in paragraph two) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said on Wednesday he was "open to doing something" with the country's minimum wage, but added that any increase would have to be weighed against a potential loss of competitiveness. "I'm open to doing something with it," Trump said in an interview with CNN, adding that he did not like the current $7.25 an hour level.