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Alabama governor, senator urge TVA to sell unfinished nuke

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 20:20
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, where more than four decades of work hasn't produced a watt of electricity.

Driver hospitalized after crash in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 20:19

Driver hospitalized after crash in MayfairPhiladelphia police are investigating a crash in Mayfair.


Authorities investigate after suspect stunned by police dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:50
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a suspect, who police say was intoxicated, died at a hospital after being stunned by officers during his arrest.

Helicopter gives no mayday call before fatal crash in Norway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:41

Police and rescue workers investigate at the scene following the Friday April 29 helicopter crash on the coast of Norway near Bergen, Sunday May 1, 2016. Emergency crews salvaged the wrecked fuselage of the Airbus helicopter from the sea Saturday, along with the flight recorders, and retrieved the rotor blades following the crash which killed the 13 people on board. (Torstein Boe / NTB Scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUTHELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian investigator says the oil-rig helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble.


Prosecutor: Death penalty possible for man in boater's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:16
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 36-year-old man could face the death penalty in the death of a boater who went missing while traveling from Gulf Shores, Alabama, to the Florida Panhandle.

Buffett praises Fed but warns of unintended consequences

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:52
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says the Federal Reserve and other policymakers are generally doing a good job, but it's difficult to predict all the effects of interest rates remaining low for this long.

Fire damages vacant apartment building in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:51

Fire damages vacant apartment building in Point BreezePhiladelphia firefighters knocked down a blaze inside a vacant apartment building.


Teenage girl stabbed in the back in Burlington, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:36

Teenage girl stabbed in the back in Burlington, N.J.A 17-year-old girl is hospitalized after suffering a stab wound.


1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:10

A woman from Cuba waves Adonia leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. (Patrick Farrell/The Miami Herald via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — Passengers have set sail from Miami on a historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation.


Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:41

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, meets with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Baker,Pool)BANGKOK (AP) — Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows.


Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:50

People march during an anti-capitalism protest Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Seattle. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.


Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:37

FILE - In a Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Halliburton Chairman, President and CEO David Lesar, third from right, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell. Halliburton and Baker Hughes, two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday, May 1, 2016. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday.


Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:25

In this photo taken April 21, 2016, nursing home food service director Chef Christopher Willard prepares meals for residents at Sunny Vista Living Center, in Colorado Springs, Colo. There's a growing trend among U.S. nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach to food. Now, the federal government is proposing regulations that would require facilities to create menus that reflect religious, cultural and ethnic needs and preferences. The rules also would empower nursing home residents with the "right to make personal dietary choices." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:05
"Our principal focus right now is Cleveland. We want to bring as large a contingent as possible to demonstrate the breadth of (Donald) Trump's appeal so that the party can see graphically what they're going to lose if they hijack the nomination from him." — Roger Stone, whose group Stop the Steal will be organizing ahead of July's Republican convention in Cleveland.

Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:58

European stocks mixed after Asia falls; Tokyo down 3 percentSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and bleak readings from a monthly factory managers' survey did little to lighten the gloom.


Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:20

An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final elephant performance during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. The circus closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago. The animals will live at the Ringling Bros. 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.


Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:03

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, people attend the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea. The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The future of Asia's largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference.


Five Seattle police injured, nine people arrested after May Day marches

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:38

Police detain a protester during anti-capitalist protests following May Day marches in SeattleProtesters gather every year on May 1 to focus attention on labor and immigration issues, but demonstrators in cities across the United States also used the occasion to rally against police violence. Mayor Ed Murray blamed the "senseless violence" in Seattle on a "different crowd" from those who had attended an earlier peaceful May Day immigration march, however. In posts on social media website Twitter, the Seattle police department said one officer had suffered a cut to the head as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails, another was hit by a rock, and a third officer was bitten, apparently by a protester.


Warriors fans celebrate after Game 1 win against Trail Blazers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:27

Warriors fans celebrate after Game 1 win against Trail BlazersGolden State Warriors fans celebrated after the Dubs dominated in Game 1 of the second round of the Western Conference semifinals against the Trail Blazers Sunday.


French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:19
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday.