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After delay, solar plane will fly from Ohio to Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:41

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a destination of Dayton, Ohio. The flight was expected to take about 18 hours.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — After a delay to check for possible damage, a solar-powered airplane will take off Wednesday for its planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania.


The Latest: Trial reveals problems within Baltimore police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:36
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody (all times local):

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:32
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain since March on Tuesday as technology companies like Apple and Microsoft soared. Homebuilders also climbed after the government said sales of new homes reached an eight-year high last month. That was a sign the housing market and the broader economy are still in pretty good shape.

Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:28
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita, Kansas, and search for a new facility to house them.

Pennsylvania judge orders Cosby to trial on sexual assault charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:54
Judge Elizabeth McHugh found that prosecutors presented enough evidence to support allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004. The decision followed a 3-1/2 hour preliminary hearing in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where prosecutors introduced statements that Cosby and the woman, Andrea Constand, separately gave to police in 2005.

Missouri Sen. Blunt calls on VA secretary to resign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:50

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. faces reporters at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, following a closed-door caucus. On the cusp of the Memorial Day weekend, Ryan called the recent remarks of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald as "disgusting" after comparing wait times to receive VA health care to the lines people wait in for rides at Disney theme parks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator on Tuesday called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign after McDonald compared long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.


Fares are cheap; airlines don't want them to stay that way

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:46

Fares are cheap; airlines don't want them to stay that wayDALLAS (AP) — Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year.


Louisiana governor to sign law making police killings hate crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:44

Democratic Louisiana Gubernatorial candidate Edwards greets supporters after defeating Republican U.S. Senator Vitter in a runoff election in New Orleans(Reuters) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards plans to sign legislation making it a hate crime to kill a police officer or another first responder, bolstering penalties for an offense that already qualifies for the state's death penalty, his office said on Tuesday.


Ecuador vows to privatize airline to help rebuild from quake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:41

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa arrives to the National Assembly to give his last annual state-of-the-nation address in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will partially privatize a state-run airline as damage from last month's earthquake compounds hardships facing the oil-dependent economy.


French raid Google in latest probe into tech's tax tactics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:41

A neon Google logo is seen at the new Google office in TorontoPARIS (AP) — Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative scofflaw.


Prosecutors want to keep evidence confidential in Bundy case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:37
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they fear backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would use names and information that could be disclosed in a case over a 2014 armed standoff to target court officials and intimidate witnesses.

Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:36

Graphic explains two common types of weight-loss surgery; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.


Pet of the Week: 1-year-old Dachshund mix named Wesley

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:32

 1-year-old Dachshund mix named WesleyOur ABC7 Pet of the Week for Tuesday, May 24, is a 1-year-old Dachshund mix named Wesley. Please give him a good home!


Dog brutally beaten to death on Los Angeles sidewalk; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:29

Dog brutally beaten to death on Los Angeles sidewalk; suspect soughtLos Angeles police are searching for a man who beat a small dog and threw it against the sidewalk repeatedly until it died.


Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:28

A woman hangs a sign on her front door that reads in Spanish "There's sandwiches" in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Cuba says it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses, a move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private enterprise in one of the world’s last communist countries. “This is a tremendously important step,” said Alfonso Valentin Larrea Barroso, director-general of Scenius, a cooperatively run economic consulting firm in Havana. “They’re creating, legally speaking, the non-state sector of the economy. They’re making that sector official.” (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.


Baylor declines comment on reports Ken Starr fired as university president

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:25

Kenneth Starr speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington after arguing a case in WashingtonBaylor University declined to comment on reports on Tuesday that Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel charged with investigating Bill Clinton during his presidency who is now the president of the world's largest Baptist college, has been fired over sexual abuse scandals at the school. In the past several months, Baylor has been under fire on charges of doing too little to investigate reports of rapes by its male athletes of female students at the university in central Texas. Local TV broadcaster KCEN reported on Tuesday that Starr had been fired, citing sources close the Board of Regents.


US stocks surge with tech stocks taking the lead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:15

Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology stocks and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on pace for their biggest gain since March as technology companies like Apple and Microsoft climb. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after the government reported that sales of new homes reached an eight-year high last month. Rising interest rates sent bank stocks higher.


The Latest: Lynch says Fayetteville police join reform trend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:10
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's visit to highlight her agency's recommendations to the Fayetteville Police Department and the reforms officers have implemented (all times local):

Bomb scare at LAX involving plane from Houston

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:06

Bomb scare at LAX involving plane from HoustonThe FBI and a bomb squad assessed a possible threat situation following a phoned-in bomb threat on an LAX-bound aircraft from Houston, authorities said.


Hacker who exposed Hillary Clinton's email server expected to plead guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:03

Lehel, alleged hacker "Guccifer", is escorted by masked policemen in Bucharest, after being arrested in AradA Romanian computer hacker who revealed the existence of a private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state is expected to plead guilty to hacking-related offenses, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Tuesday. Accused hacker Marcel Lazar, who used the alias "Guccifer," is scheduled to enter a guilty plea at a hearing early on Wednesday before Judge James Cacheris in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Virginia, said the official. The official and another person familiar with the Guccifer investigation, who asked not to be named ahead of the proceedings, said Lazar's plea would not validate claims he has made in recent media interviews about successfully hacking the email server Clinton installed at her home in Chappaqua, New York.