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Tourist struck, killed by train on Market Frankford Line

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:36

Tourist struck, killed by train on Market Frankford LineA man visiting Philadelphia was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in Center City on Tuesday, halting the Market-Frankford Line.


Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:34

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault caseBill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women.


The Latest: Winner in Texas education runoff thanks rival

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:31

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2010 file photo, Anthony Bruner and Mary Lou Bruner, right, pray at the start of a meeting of the Texas State Board of Education to discuss Islam and Christianity in textbooks in Austin, Texas. Mary Lou Bruner, a retired Texas schoolteacher who claims President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute is the Republican front-runner in a primary runoff for a seat on the influential state education board. Bruner is back on the ballot Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after nearly clinching the Republican nomination outright in March. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas education board race (all times local):


The Mom Project: Helping new mothers return to work

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:18

 Helping mothers return to workWhile tending to her first child, one new mom has been busy tending to another baby - a start-up called The Mom Project.


Bay Area company uses technology designed for blind to combat distracted driving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:10

Bay Area company uses technology designed for blind to combat distracted drivingTexting and driving is illegal in California, but plenty of people admit to reading messages, checking email or even browsing Facebook behind the wheel.


Man's body found in lake at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:07

Man's body found in lake at San Francisco's Golden Gate ParkSan Francisco police drained Alvord Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to search for evidence after a man's body was found floating there Tuesday morning.


Native Americans protest planned French auction of artifacts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:00

Pueblo of Acoma Gov. Kurt Riley, center, accompanied by Pueblo of Acoma Traditional Leader Conroy Chino, left, speaks as a group of American Indian Nations and American Indian advocates hold a news conference at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to contest a Paris auction house's upcoming auction of Native American remains and sacred objects. The items are slated to be sold by the EVE auction house in Paris on May 30. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.


'SOS' in the sand leads to hikers stranded on Hawaii beach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:57
KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — The Coast Guard says "SOS" scrawled on the sand led rescuers to two hikers who were stranded overnight on Kauai's Na Pali Coast.

Woman, child killed in collision with Amtrak train in San Leandro identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:57

Woman, child killed in collision with Amtrak train in San Leandro identifiedA mother and child were killed after an Amtrak train struck their SUV on railroad tracks in the area of Washington Avenue and Chapman Road in San Leandro Tuesday afternoon.


San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:49

FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, Supervisor John Avalos speaks during a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally, a policy that landed the city in national hot water last year when a Mexican man shot and killed a woman walking along a waterfront pier. The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that spells out when law enforcement can turn over criminal suspects to federal immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.


Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:42

In this undated photo released by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Diata Crockett is seen. An 8-month-old boy is dead after a shooting in north St. Louis, and police are searching for the father, Crockett, who is the suspected gunman. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter - the boy's father - remained at large, St. Louis police said.


North Dakota oil truck operator gets life term for two contract killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:38
A former trucking company operator from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for orchestrating the contract killings of two business rivals but told the judge he deserved to be executed. James Terry Henrikson, 36, found guilty in February on 11 felony charges, including murder-for-hire, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms by a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, where one of the victims was shot to death. Addressing the court before his sentence was pronounced, Henrikson expressed no remorse and offered no apologies but spoke in a rambling political diatribe of his opposition to abortion and liberalized marijuana laws.

Truss on old Bay Bridge lowered; Cormorant eggs discovered

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:34

Truss on old Bay Bridge lowered; Cormorant eggs discoveredA massive engineering job took place Tuesday to remove the third of five trusses on the old Bay Bridge. And in the process, workers made a precious discovery during the demolition.


Attorney general: Civil rights key to suit against LGBT law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:32
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can't control, and that's why the U.S. Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks some legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

RAW VIDEO: Timelapse of old Bay Bridge truss lowered, removed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:32

 Timelapse of old Bay Bridge truss lowered, removedA truss weighing more than 25 tons was removed from the old Bay Bridge eastern span on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.


The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:29

In this Monday, May 23, 2016, photo provided by Amy Wilcox, Captain America Chris Evans talks with Ryan Wilcox during a surprise visit with Wilcox at his home in El Cajon, Calif. The Avengers teamed up to lift the spirits of the teenage fan, Ryan Wilcox, a junior, who has been at home for months battling leukemia. (Amy Wilcox via AP)EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human strength and endurance.


U.S. to seek death penalty against accused South Carolina church shooter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:28

Dylann Roof attends a hearing at the Judicial Center in CharlestonFederal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that shook the country and intensified debate over U.S. race relations.


Suspect in arson fire that killed boy has record of violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:21

Suspect in arson fire that killed boy has record of violenceAuthorities are following up on leads and asking the public to keep an eye out for 53-year-old Darrylone Shuemake, Sr.


San Francisco lawmakers vote to uphold sanctuary city policy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:12
Lawmakers in San Francisco voted to uphold the "sanctuary city" policy on Tuesday, almost a year after San Francisco was flung into a national debate about immigration after an undocumented immigrant was charged in the fatal shooting of a woman. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that upholds the city's policy on limiting law enforcement from providing assistance to federal immigration authorities aiming to apprehend or deport individuals. San Francisco is one of dozens of U.S. cities with sanctuary policies, which were rooted in shielding Central and Southern American refugees from deportation in the 1980s.

Feds say ex-policeman ran $2,000-an-hour prostitution ring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:48
NEW YORK (AP) — A former police officer who retired on a disability pension ran a prostitution ring that charged customers as much as $2,000 an hour, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.