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The Latest: Ex-execs of Haslam-owned chain charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:54
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the case against the former president of the truck stop chain Flying J (all times local):

Canadian Pacific wants vote on Norfolk Southern deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:52
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian Pacific plans to ask Norfolk Southern shareholders whether they want the two railroads to pursue a merger.

Haslam-owned chain exec advised 'say one thing, do another'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:50
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former top executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advised sales staff to "Say one thing, do another," when it came to dealing with customers, according to an indictment.

Michigan governor says to request another $195 million for Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:49

The front of the Flint Water Plant is seen in FlintThe new funding request is in addition to $37 million that has already been appropriated this year by the Republican-led legislature, said Snyder spokesman Dave Murray. "That's a significant investment in the people of Flint," Murray said. The city of some 100,000 people was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its source of water from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money.

Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:41

An unidentified man walks past a Confederate monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A legislative committee is considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for local officials to remove Confederate memorials like the obelisk, which the city park board has voted to take down. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.

Social justice advocate kills self outside Ohio Statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:30
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the homeless, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:26
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday as wildfires threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season.

North Carolina takes map delay request to US Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:25
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.

Fatal shooting of naked teen in Texas unfolded in 'matter of seconds': police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:24
The Austin police officer who fatally shot a naked and unarmed Texas teenager had confronted the suspect for a few seconds before opening fire, police said on Tuesday. Officer Geoffrey Freeman told 17-year-old David Joseph to halt but the African-American teen charged toward the officer, who then opened fire in the Monday incident, Brian Manley, Austin police chief of staff, told a news conference. Manley did not say how many times Freeman fired or how far apart the two were at the time of the shooting.

Former North Carolina law enforcement officers admit to drug scheme

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:19
Nine of the accused pleaded guilty on Tuesday, while five had previously pleaded guilty, a DOJ statement said. The charges included drug conspiracy, firearms and bribery. The FBI began an undercover investigation in April 2013 into suspected systemic corruption within the Northampton County Sheriff's Office, on the state's northern border with Virginia.

Brett Oberholtzer looks to go from Phillies fan to starting pticher

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:18

Brett Oberholtzer looks to go from Phillies fan to starting pticherBrett Oberholtzer is making a pitch to make the Philadelphia Phillies starting rotation.

Latest: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:17

Lisa Epstein, right, the principal of Henry H. Lee Elementary School in Chicago, lifts a case of water with Flint resident Vanessa Pringle on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Slidell Senior Residence Apartments in Flint. Epstein grew up in Flint and returned to hand out bottled water donated from her school in Chicago. (Rachel Woolf/The Flint Journal/ via AP)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):

Judge's error could set man free without trial for murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:16

This undated photo provided by Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Geary Otis. A mistake by a superior court judge may set the Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial for the stabbing death of a 75-year-old woman. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — A mistake by a superior court judge means a Georgia man charged with murder may go free without a jury ever weighing his guilt or innocence.

LA city, county pass sweeping plans against homelessness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:15

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo Eddie, 51, a homeless man who would only give his first name and lives in a tent on the street in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles city and county officials have approved sweeping plans to deal with homelessness at a cost of billions over a decade. The City Council's strategic plan calls for providing more housing and funding programs designed to keep people off the streets in the first place. The city has around 25,000 homeless, more than half the total in LA County. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city and county on Tuesday approved sweeping plans to fight homelessness by subsidizing housing and coordinating programs to keep people from joining an estimated 45,000 people already living on the streets.

NTSB: New rules needed for air shipments of batteries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:13

 New rules needed for air shipments of batteriesWASHINGTON (AP) — The government should issue more stringent rules for how rechargeable batteries are shipped on planes to prevent uncontrollable fires, the chairman of a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday.

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:13

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses for photographers before Chanel's Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris. Opening statements have begun in the trial of a man charged with stalking Paltrow. A prosecutor says Dante Soiu has hunted Paltrow for 17 years and sent her 66 letters between 2009 and 2015. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall said Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Soiu has shattered Paltrow's sense of security. Soiu was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2000 in a previous trial and was sent to a mental institution for several years. He was re-arrested last year after sending Paltrow new correspondence. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

Judge, not armchair 'Serial' detectives, to decide retrial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:06
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend.

Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:03
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Eloy police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:54
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix.

Woman claims that coach, Ohio school ignored rape allegation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:52
CLEVELAND (AP) — A student and former softball player at Kent State University said in a federal lawsuit Tuesday that her coach tried to cover up allegations the player was raped and that university officials failed to follow school policy and federal law after the woman reported being attacked.