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Obama takes one more shot at zinging official Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:14

 President takes last shots at official WashingtonObama drew plenty of laughs with his barbed remarks to a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians, and movie and television stars.


Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:02

File-This April 19, 2016, file photo shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro greeting supporters upon his arrival to Bolivar Square to celebrate the 206th anniversary of the call for independence from Spain, in Caracas, Venezuela. The president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation. The boost announced Saturday, April 30, 2016, by Maduro comes after a 25 percent increase on March 1. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.


Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:58

President Barack Obama concludes his remarks after speaking at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.


DA Seth Williams steps in boxing ring for good cause

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:53

DA Seth Williams steps in boxing ring for good causePhiladelphia's district attorney showed off his skills Saturday night - not in the courtroom, but in the boxing ring.


1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival ride

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:47

1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival rideOne teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.


Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:43

Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in NorfolkPassengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.


Detroit schools can't meet payroll after June 30

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:32
Steven Rhodes, a former federal bankruptcy judge, said that $48.7 million in supplemental funding approved by the Michigan legislature last month would allow paychecks for all employees only through the end of June. Without passage of the reform package, "there will be no funds available to pay any of our employees — those teachers on a 26-pay cycle included," Rhodes, who began running the district in March, said in an emailed statement. Rhodes's statement was first reported by the Detroit News.

China's April manufacturing activity weaker than expected

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:22
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group.

Daniel Berrigan, U.S. anti-war priest and poet, dies at 94

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:07
Berrigan died at the Murray-Weigel Jesuit Community in New York's Bronx borough, America magazine said. A passionate critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Berrigan gained worldwide attention in 1968 when he, his younger brother Philip, who was a Josephite priest, and seven other Catholics seized draft records from a Selective Service Office in Catonsville, Maryland. "It was Philip who came up with the idea," Berrigan told America in 2009.

Firefighters rescue ducklings after mother killed in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:59

Firefighters rescue ducklings after mother killed in DelawareThe mother of a group of ducklings was killed trying to help her babies trapped in a sewer in Delaware.


2nd funeral Saturday for victim in Ohio shooting massacre

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:54
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The long goodbyes to eight members of a rural Ohio family killed more than a week ago continued Saturday with a funeral for a young mother as authorities remained silent in what they've said will be a lengthy investigation.

Six killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:46

A woman holds a baby in a canoe as Texas Guardsmen arrive to assist after flooding in BrookshireBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The woman and her grandchildren died in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Dallas, after escaping a house where flood waters had reached the roof line.


The Latest: 6th body found after flooding in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:44

Map locates Palestine, Texas; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):


Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:42

Former Gov. Jan Brewer attends the Arizona Republican 2016 state convention at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday's Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.


Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm unique

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:37

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett tours the exhibit floor before presiding over the annual shareholders meeting Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual meeting.


Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:07

FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn performs at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Glenn is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday, April 29, 2016 for a single titled "Trash," in which he appears to be trashing the church. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.


Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:01

File-This Feb. 16, 1981, file photo shows Daniel Berrigan, ex-priest, now political activist on NBC-TV’s “Today” show in New York. The Roman Catholic priest and Vietnam war protester, Berrigan has died. He was 94. Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, says Berrigan died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.


6th body found after Texas flash floods

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:57

Map locates Palestine, Texas; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops.


Body found in Target parking lot in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:38

Body found in Target parking lot in King of PrussiaAuthorities are investigating after a body was discovered in the parking lot of a Target store in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.