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Cancer charities accused of $187-million in fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:15

Cancer charities accused of $187-million in fraudFour nationwide cancer charities are accused of bilking consumers out of more than $187-million.


Boston Public Library looks for 2 missing Old Master prints

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:50
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library is looking for two valuable Old Master artworks missing from its extensive print collection.

AP: Jim Kenney wins Democratic nomination for mayor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:30

Jim Kenney wins Democratic nomination for mayorA former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary.


Police chief: 5 dead in crash on interstate near Savannah

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:27

A tractor trailer sits on top of a crushed car after a multiple car accident on I-16 in Pooler, Ga. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Ian Maule/Savannah Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT THE EXAMINER.COM; SFEXAMINER.COM AND WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COMSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tractor-trailer smashed into two cars and burst into flames on a busy interstate in Georgia on Tuesday, killing five people, and authorities are looking into whether the driver may have fallen asleep.


Pennsylvania judge bars release of police shooting video before trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:19
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday barred the release of a video that allegedly shows a Hummelstown police officer shooting a traffic-stop suspect to death earlier this year as the man lay face down on the ground. Judge Deborah Curcillo of Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas said making the video public before trial was "highly unusual" and would jeopardize the ability of Officer Lisa Mearkle to receive a fair trial for criminal homicide. "This ruling only prevents the public from viewing the video and forming opinions about it prior to a constitutionally protected proceeding," Curcillo wrote in her 11-page ruling.

Democrat Sabatina wins Stack's Philadelphia Senate seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:18

Dougherty, Olson nominated for Pennsylvania's highest courtDemocrat John Sabatina Jr. will join the Pennsylvania state Senate and take the northeast Philadelphia seat left vacant when Mike Stack became lieutenant governor.


Primary win sets up ex-councilman to be Philadelphia mayor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:18

A worker moves a ladder before an election night event for Democratic mayoral candidate and former City Councilman James Kenney, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary.


How far a $15 minimum wage goes in 6 US cities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council.

Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, a key step as wages in America have stagnated.

Pipeline bursts, spills oil into ocean off California coast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:40

Pipeline bursts, spills oil into ocean off California coastOfficials say a broken pipeline has spilled oil and created a slick about four miles (6.4 kilometers) wide in the ocean off the central California coast.


Ex-Guantanamo inmates end U.S. Embassy protest in Uruguay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:39
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoners resettled in Uruguay ended a three-week protest outside the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday after reaching a deal with their hosts for financial and medical support in return for learning Spanish and seeking job training. The six former prisoners were sent to the South American country in December as part of a push by President Barack Obama to close the U.S. military prison in Cuba. Late last month, three of the six set up a tented camp outside the U.S. mission in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo in protest at the lack of economic support they were receiving.

Check Pa. primary election results: Polls close at 8 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:06

Democrat Sabatina wins Stack's Philadelphia Senate seatGet the latest 2015 Pennsylvania Primary Election results from Action News..


School makes yearbook insert for special education students

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:52
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high school that angered a Utah mom by leaving special education students out of a yearbook will now print an insert to include their photos.

Libya sends special envoy to talk with EU about migrant plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya said Tuesday it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU's proposed military operation to destroy the boats of migrant smugglers who increasingly set off for Europe from the chaotic north African country.

Police look into Wisconsin bridge shooter's mental history

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:13
MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are finishing up an investigation into the background and mental health history of a gunman who killed three people and wounded another before taking his own life during a random shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin.

FBI joins investigation into shooting of Colorado bicyclist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:13
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate a bicyclist's shooting death on a rural road in northern Colorado, police said Tuesday, about a month after the unsolved shooting of a driver in the area.

Correction: Child In Dumpster story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:11
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story May 8 about a missing Nebraska boy who was later found dead in the Elkhorn River, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Omaha Police Department, reported erroneously that Josue Ramirez-Marinero was 5 years old. Police now say he was 4.

Texas police seek gang truce, end of bloodshed after deadly brawl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:55

A police officer photographs a weapon removed from a truck in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant where nine motorcycle gang members were shot and killed in Waco, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas police asked rival motorcycle gangs on Tuesday to put aside their differences after a weekend brawl at a Waco restaurant that left nine people dead and 18 injured, calling for a halt to the carnage and threats of revenge attacks. “There has been enough tragedy and there has been enough bloodshed in Waco, Texas. Few of those involved in the deadly brawl are from the Waco area, Swanton said.


Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:41

Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los AngelesBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9, in a victory for labor and community groups that have pushed for similar pay hikes in several U.S. municipalities. The council's 14-1 vote on the measure, which must come back before the panel for final approval, would require businesses with more than 25 employees to meet the $15 pay level by 2020, while smaller businesses would have an extra year to comply. Officials said the plan, which comes on the heels of similar minimum wage hikes in other major cities including Seattle and San Francisco, would increase pay of an estimated 800,000 workers in the city.