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Attorney's name removed from law building due to KKK ties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:28
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The name of a founder of the University of Tulsa law school will be removed from the building because of his ties to the Ku Klux Klan, the private school announced Wednesday.

The Latest: Investigators examine where eagle hit airplane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:27
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on investigators saying a bald eagle struck a small plane before in crashed last month in Alaska (all times local):

New Orleans sheriff ships out inmates to cut jail violence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:19
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sheriff who runs New Orleans' troubled jail says he's transferring hundreds of inmates to other jurisdictions.

Investor files class action lawsuit in Jay Peak fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:18
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A foreign investor has filed a class action lawsuit against two developers accused of misusing $200 million in investors' funds for developments in northern Vermont.

Trump, lone survivor in Republican White House race, now must unify party

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:10

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Reuters - Donald Trump on Wednesday became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination and faced the challenge of repairing deep fissures in the party, as his sole remaining rival, John Kasich, ended his campaign. Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday and driving his closest rival, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from the race, the 69-year-old New York billionaire planned to set up a vice presidential selection committee and step up efforts to seek unity among a wider group of Republicans ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Trump's win in Indiana cleared the way for him to prepare for a likely general election match-up against Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Police identify driver killed in officer-involved shooting in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:07

Police identify driver killed in officer-involved shooting in OverbrookA driver was shot and killed by Philadelphia police after they say he refused to stop and kept driving toward officers.


Slain Navy SEAL took lessons from running track into combat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:04

In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. Navy SEAL Keating was shot and killed Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Iraq during a gunbattle that involved more than 100 Islamic State fighters. (U.S. Navy via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — In cross-country running, your team is only as fast as your slowest athlete. Slain Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV took that to heart in his youth as a track star, turning around to cheer on his teammates after he crossed the finish line.


Obama sips Flint water, urges children be tested for lead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:53

U.S. President Barack Obama drinks a glass of filtered water from Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, during a meeting will local and federal authorities in MichiganBy Timothy Gardner FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the "complete screw-up" that contaminated their drinking water with lead. Obama made the trip to the mostly African-American community to demonstrate that the water there was safe even as he predicted it would take more than two years to replace the city's aging pipes. Flint, with a population of about 100,000, was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its water source from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money.


Learning with drones at Chester County high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:53

Learning with drones at Chester County high schoolA high-tech tool is taking the educational experience to new heights for a group of students at a high school in Chester County.


1 dead after bus, van collide in Carbon County, Pa.

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

1 dead after bus, van collide in Carbon County, Pa.One person is dead following a crash in Carbon County, Pa.


The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy

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

President Barack Obama is greeted by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as he arrives on Air Force One at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The president is in Flint, Mich., to discuss the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):


Oklahoma Medicaid agency ending Planned Parenthood contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:30
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is ending its contracts with two Planned Parenthood organizations that provide health services to thousands of mostly low-income women and families, the head of the state's Medicaid agency said Wednesday.

Families sue Illinois school district over transgender bathroom case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:27
Dozens of families on Wednesday sued two federal agencies and a suburban Chicago school district over a policy they said disregards student privacy and safety by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Fifty-one families in the Palatine, Illinois, area sued the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Justice Department and Township High School District 211 for agreeing last December to provide a changing area in the girls' locker room for transgender students.

Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:26

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pauses as he speaks at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Snyder apologized. President Barack Obama is in Flint, Mich., to talk about the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.


Trump says he wouldn't bail out Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:22
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not bail out Puerto Rico if he were in the White House. Asked in an interview with CNN what he would do to help the U.S. commonwealth, Trump said "No, I would not bail out Puerto Rico," saying it had too much debt. It owes another $1.9 billion on July 1 that Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla says it cannot pay.

Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:17

This photo provided by San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center shows Tom Begaye of Waterflow, N.M. Begaye was arrested in connection with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike's disappearance and death. The FBI said Mike, was abducted after school on Monday, May 2, 2016 and her body was found the next day. (San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center via AP)SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.


Judge upholds $23 million award for unarmed man deputy shot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:15
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday upheld a $23 million jury verdict awarded to a black man who was unarmed when he was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's deputy.

John Kasich drops out of presidential race

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

John Kasich drops out of presidential raceOhio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.


Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:12

In this undated photo released by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Police Department, Vancito Gumbs poses for a photo, in Georgia. Gumbs, who prosecutors say was a member of the Gangster Disciples while also serving as a police officer in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta. Gumbs said in August, 2015, that he killed people as a hit man for the gang, the indictment says. Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including high-ranking leaders and an Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the gang, have been charged with racketeering in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, May 4, 2016. ( DeKalb County Police Department via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.


4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.

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

4 injured in crash involving 9 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.Montgomery County authorities are investigating a crash involving nine vehicles that left at least four people injured.