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More questions than answers after 2 cousins shot, wounded in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:21

More questions than answers after 2 cousins shot, wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice continue searching for answers after two cousins were shot and wounded in North Philadelphia.


Inmate escapes from prison in Cumberland County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:19

Inmate escapes from prison in Cumberland County, N.J.Authorities in New Jersey are searching for an escaped prison inmate.


French parliament debates labor law after violent protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:18

French parliament debates labor law after violent protestsAfter a month of often violent protests, French lawmakers on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules ...


Mom, grandma indicted in teen's heroin death at Ohio hotel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:11
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel were indicted Tuesday on involuntary manslaughter charges.

Video: Inmate shocked with stun gun 3 times before death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:59

In this March 2011 photo made from surveillance video released by the Harnett County, N.C., Detention Center, inmate Brandon Bethea stands at right before a detention officer shocks him with a stun gun in Lillington, N.C. Bethea died after being hit. The county settled a lawsuit by the family and no charges were filed in the death. (Harnett County Detention Center/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jail inmate who was backing away from an officer was shocked with a stun gun three times and left alone for about 20 minutes in a padded cell where he died, according to a video released to a North Carolina newspaper.


Deputies: Drive-by wounds girl sleeping in Orlando home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:55
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 9-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in the leg while she was sleeping at a friend's house in Orlando.

Trump, Biden to attend University of Pennsylvania graduation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons.

Correction: Iwo Jima Photo Identities story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:46

Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photoDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story May 2 about the Marine Corps investigating whether it misidentified one of the men in the iconic photo of men raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in 1945, The Associated Press erroneously reported that two amateur historians contend that a figure initially identified as John Bradley was actually Harold Henry Schultz. They argue that the figure identified as Franklin Sousley was actually Schultz and the figure initially identified as Bradley was Sousley, which would mean Bradley wasn't in the photo.


Wilmington school may lose Redskins name

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:22

Wilmington school may lose Redskins nameA committee for the Red Clay Consolidated School District is recommending that Wilmington's Conrad Schools of Science stop using the nickname "Redskins" and Native American imagery.


Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:14
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.

Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:44
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits as it struggles to hire enough officers.

Iraq holding hundreds of detainees in 'inhumane conditions': Amnesty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:43
Amnesty International said on Tuesday Iraq is holding more than 1,000 detainees, some as young as 15, without charge in "inhumane and degrading conditions" at makeshift holding centers in western Anbar province. The London-based human rights watchdog said 683 men have been crammed into disused warehouses in Amiriyat al-Falluja, just west of Baghdad, which counter-terrorism forces (CTF) have turned into a detention and interrogation facility. "The detainees are squeezed into a space of less than one square meter each, sitting in a crouching position day and night, unable to stretch or lie down to sleep and are rarely allowed outside for fresh air," the organization's secretary general Salil Shetty said following an April 30 visit.

U.S. targets Islamic State in Mosul, other cities in Iraq, Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:43
The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State on Monday with 29 strikes against the militants in Syrian and Iraq, including the northern city of Mosul under militant control, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement. In Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force staged 25 strikes, including seven near Islamic State's stronghold of Mosul, which coalition forces, alongside the Iraqi government, are trying to wrest away from the militant group. The strikes near the key city hit six groups of Islamic State fighters as well as two vehicles, three weapons caches, a mortar system and other targets.

Upper Dublin teacher accused of sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:36

Upper Dublin teacher accused of sex with studentA teacher for Upper Dublin High School in Montgomery County has been arrested and charged on accusations she had sex with a male high school student.


Michigan governor to discuss Flint water crisis with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:35
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city's drinking water mess.

The Latest: Suspect arrested after toddler stabbed to death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a toddler in Los Angeles (all times local):

Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:22

This image made from a video, former Prince bassist Larry Graham talks about Prince in an Associated Press interview on Monday, May 2, 2016. Graham, a famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, according to his longtime friend and "spiritual brother," bassist Larry Graham.


EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:18
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

'Philly Jesus' arrested in Center City Apple store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:06

'Philly Jesus' arrested in Center City Apple storeThe man known as Philly Jesus was arrested in Center City Monday night.