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Trial still set for Ohio man who rushed stage at Trump rally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:43

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Secret Service agents guard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a man rushed the stage during a campaign rally at the Wright Brothers Aero Hangar at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio. Thomas DiMassimo, a 22-year-old Wright State University student, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area. During a Wednesday, April 27, 2016, status conference, participants told Magistrate Sharon Ovington that no agreement has been reached yet to avoid a trial scheduled May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student still faces trial next month after his arrest for rushing the stage at a Donald Trump rally.


Family of girl killed in school condemns scam artists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:43

Family of girl killed in school condemns scam artistsThe family of a teenage girl who died after an assault in a Delaware school has released a statement condemning scammers who are trying to capitalize on their loss.


The Latest: Phoenix freeway shootings prosecutor pressing on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:26

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, traffic zips along the I-10 in Phoenix, as traffic signs no longer warn motorists about calling in on the I-10 freeway shooting tip line. Gov. Doug Ducey has been criticized for sending out a "We got him!" tweet just minutes after a state police SWAT team arrested Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., the 21-year-old father of two, implying that Merritt was guilty of the shootings before he had even been booked into jail or appeared in court. A judge has dismissed a criminal case against Merritt, who had been accused of carrying out freeway shootings. The ruling came Monday, April 25, after prosecutors had asked for charges against Merritt to be dismissed amid undisclosed questions about evidence. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on charges being dropped in last summer's freeway shootings in Phoenix (all times local):


AP Source: Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:26

 Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mateThe Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee.


Judge hears arguments in case of 3 friars in sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:18

FILE--This combination of file photos from March 18, 2016 shows Giles Schinelli, left, Anthony Criscitelli, center, and Robert D'Aversa, when they were arraigned on charges of child endangerment and criminal conspiracy at a district magistrate in Hollidaysburg, Pa. The preliminary hearing is scheduled to resume Thursday April 27, 2016 for three Franciscan friars who allegedly failed to properly supervise a child predator who molested more than 100 children, mostly when working at a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge heard arguments from lawyers Wednesday before he decides whether three Franciscan friars will stand trial on charges related to their role in supervising another friar who's accused of molesting more than 100 children.


Attorney: Autistic man made choice to jump into ocean

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:16
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — An autistic man in New Jersey was offered several choices before he chose to jump off a jetty into the freezing ocean as part of a prank, an attorney for one of the alleged pranksters said in municipal court Tuesday.

Texas mother accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:10

Texas mother accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motelThe 22-year-old mother told police she repeatedly punched and hit her five-month-old daughter until the baby stopped crying.


Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:07

FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Odessa High School graduates pose for a group portrait prior to the start of the commencement ceremony in Odessa, Texas. It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors, they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores released April 27, 2016, from the so-called Nation’s Report Card show one-quarter of 12th graders taking the test performed proficiently or better in math. Only 37 percent of the students were proficient or above in reading. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college.


Mom accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:06

Texas mother accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motelThe 22-year-old mother told police she repeatedly punched and hit her five-month-old daughter until the baby stopped crying.


Bizarre hit-and-run and car theft leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at large

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:05

Bizarre hit-and-run and car theft leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at largeA bizarre series of events that began with a hit-and-run crash and ended with a car theft and another crash has left two Philadelphia police officers hospitalized and three suspects at large.


Pfizer agrees to $785M settlement in drug discount case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:03
BOSTON (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Man sentenced to life in prison for deadly Ohio crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:01
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man who tried to rape a teenager then fatally shot a woman during a crime spree east of Cleveland has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Wrong-way driver was drunk during crash that killed 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:54
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An investigation into a crash that killed four people, including two Des Moines police officers, revealed the wrong-way driver was drunk, had been smoking marijuana and was traveling over 100 mph.

Obama to visit Flint, Michigan to hear about water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:50

A woman with a "Flint Lives Matter" shirt walks toward a hearing room where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify on Capitol Hill in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will visit Flint, Michigan next week to hear from residents about the drinking water crisis, the White House said on Wednesday. Obama will visit Flint on May 4 to hear "first-hand from Flint residents about the public health crisis," and get a briefing on federal response efforts, a White House official said. Children in Flint were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in drinking water after a state-appointed city manager ordered a switch to the Flint River for supplies.


White House urges congressional action amid Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama's trip to Flint, Michigan next week is aimed at highlighting the ongoing need to help that community recover in the wake of its drinking water crisis, the White House said on Wednesday in urging the Republican-led Congress to take action. "There are a number of things that the administration has done, but there are significant underlying problems that can only be addressed through congressional action," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing. ...

Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:25
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.

USGS records 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:19
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area.

Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert's life and career

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:12

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, for his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — For years, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was known primarily for rising from political obscurity in rural Illinois to spending eight years in the nation's third-highest office. Then came a federal indictment in a hush-money case centered on sex abuse allegations, in which the 74-year-old Republican will be sentenced Wednesday.


Music written by inmates to be performed at White House

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:07
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Music created by inmates at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons was making its way to the White House on Wednesday, thanks to a group of musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall.

2 men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:04

2 men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old CityPhiladelphia police are looking for the suspects who beat and robbed two men in Old City earlier this month.