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Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:21

Ringling Brothers Circus Retires Elephant ActPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.


Correction: Venezuela-Minimum Wage story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:04

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) — In a story April 30 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the black market value of the new wage is about $50. The black market value is about $13.50.


Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:54

Emergency personnel work at the scene after a CSX freight train derailed, spilling hazardous material, in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Capitol is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.


2 stabbed during fight in North Philly store

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:51

2 stabbed during fight in North Philly storeTwo people were stabbed during a fight inside a store in North Philadelphia on Sunday evening.


Car slams into house in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:39

Car slams into house in Montgomery CountyA car slammed into a home in Pottstown, Montgomery County on Sunday evening.


Hiker found dead after fall in Alaska's Denali National Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:35
DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — A hiker has been found dead in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and authorities believe he fell and suffered a fatal head injury.

Body found in Delaware River in Pennsuaken

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:34

Body found in Delaware River in PennsuakenPolice are investigating after a body was found in the Delaware River.


The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:33

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 Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):


Adult, child hit by car in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:24

Adult, child hit by car in Delaware CountyAn adult and a child were injured after behind hit by a car in Delaware County.


LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:14

Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.


Plane in fatal crash belonged to Vegas stunt-flying company

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:50
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A single-engine plane that crashed and killed two people was owned by a Las Vegas-area tourism company that lets customers feel what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:24

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla speaks at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Garcia said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory's spiraling public debt crisis.


May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:58

People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los AngelesHundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the California Republican convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, forcing Trump to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to deliver his speech.


2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:50
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.

Above-average fire year ahead in Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:37

FILE--In this July 28, 2015 file photo, Department of Forestry firefighters prepare for work at the Cable Crossing Fire near Glide, Ore. The National Interagency Coordinating Center is releasing its report on the outlook for the 2016 summer wildfire season nationwide. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDITHawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday.


Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:23

Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemicalA CSX freight train heading to North Carolina derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.


Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 06:58

A masked protestor kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police as part of the traditional May Day march in Paris, France, Sunday, May 1, 2016. The traditional May Day rallies are taking on greater weight this year in France as Parliament is debating a bill that would allow longer working hours and let companies lay workers off more easily. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:


Rain can't stop runners at Broad Street Run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 06:48

Rain can't stop runners at Broad Street RunTens of thousands of runners braved chilly rain along a 10-mile course in Philadelphia.


Derailed train in Washington leaks hazardous chemical, disrupts rail service

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 06:42
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A CSX freight train derailed in northeastern Washington on Sunday, spilling hazardous material near a subway station and disrupting commuter rail and long-distance Amtrak passenger trains but causing no injuries, authorities said. Thirteen rail cars were strewn across the tracks at the derailment site in the early morning incident, District of Columbia Fire Department photos showed. A ruptured tank car likely leaked several hundred gallons of sodium hydroxide, a caustic substance used to produce household products including paper and detergent, before the leak was plugged, Deputy Fire Chief John Donnelly told a news conference.

The Latest: Commuters to be impacted by train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 06:26

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (DC Fire and EMS via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment and hazardous material leak in Washington, D.C. (all times local):