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Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:50

People march during an anti-capitalism protest Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Seattle. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.


Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:37

FILE - In a Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Halliburton Chairman, President and CEO David Lesar, third from right, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell. Halliburton and Baker Hughes, two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday, May 1, 2016. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday.


Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:25

In this photo taken April 21, 2016, nursing home food service director Chef Christopher Willard prepares meals for residents at Sunny Vista Living Center, in Colorado Springs, Colo. There's a growing trend among U.S. nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach to food. Now, the federal government is proposing regulations that would require facilities to create menus that reflect religious, cultural and ethnic needs and preferences. The rules also would empower nursing home residents with the "right to make personal dietary choices." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:05
"Our principal focus right now is Cleveland. We want to bring as large a contingent as possible to demonstrate the breadth of (Donald) Trump's appeal so that the party can see graphically what they're going to lose if they hijack the nomination from him." — Roger Stone, whose group Stop the Steal will be organizing ahead of July's Republican convention in Cleveland.

Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:58

European stocks mixed after Asia falls; Tokyo down 3 percentSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and bleak readings from a monthly factory managers' survey did little to lighten the gloom.


Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:20

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 curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.


Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:03

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, people attend the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea. The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The future of Asia's largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference.


Five Seattle police injured, nine people arrested after May Day marches

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:38

Police detain a protester during anti-capitalist protests following May Day marches in SeattleProtesters gather every year on May 1 to focus attention on labor and immigration issues, but demonstrators in cities across the United States also used the occasion to rally against police violence. Mayor Ed Murray blamed the "senseless violence" in Seattle on a "different crowd" from those who had attended an earlier peaceful May Day immigration march, however. In posts on social media website Twitter, the Seattle police department said one officer had suffered a cut to the head as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails, another was hit by a rock, and a third officer was bitten, apparently by a protester.


Warriors fans celebrate after Game 1 win against Trail Blazers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:27

Warriors fans celebrate after Game 1 win against Trail BlazersGolden State Warriors fans celebrated after the Dubs dominated in Game 1 of the second round of the Western Conference semifinals against the Trail Blazers Sunday.


French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:19
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday.

Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis explained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:07

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla 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/Ricardo Arduengo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island's governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by Monday.


The Latest: Police arrest protesters in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:06

Police yell during an anti-capitalism protest Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Seattle. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):


Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:40

FILE - In a Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Halliburton Chairman, President and CEO David Lesar, third from right, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell. Halliburton and Baker Hughes, two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday, May 1, 2016. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday.


AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:24

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER- In this April 21, 2016 photo, students are shown in a Hispanic neighborhood in Memphis, Tenn. America's schools remain one of the few government institutions where migrant youth are guaranteed services, but the federal government has extended little money or oversight to monitor their impact and well-being, in part because schools are locally governed. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.


Fire heavily damages historic New York City church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:22

Firefighters battle flames at the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. The church that was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — It was a day of sadness for Orthodox worshippers who celebrated Easter at a historic church in Manhattan on Sunday, just hours before it was destroyed in a raging fire that sent plumes of smoke billowing into the skyline.


Seattle arrests made as May Day marchers take to streets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:21

Hundreds of May Day marchers chanting slogans and carrying signs - these say 'Immigrant Workers Want Respect"- and at least one Donald Trump piñata, take to the streets of Los Angeles, calling for immigrant and worker rights and decrying what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric, Sunday, May 1, 2016. It's one of several events in cities nationwide to call for better wages for workers, an end to deportations and support for an Obama administration plan to give work permits to immigrants in the country illegally whose children are American citizens.(David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP) LA TIMES OUT VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUTSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police used pepper spray Sunday evening to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.


Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:59
DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 Detroit Public Schools will be closed Monday, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues.

Livermore family remembers mom, child killed by alleged drunk driver

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:59

Livermore family remembers mom, child killed by alleged drunk driverFamily and friends gathered to remember a mother and child who were killed by an accused drunk driver and to prevent drunk drivers from getting on the road.


Latest: Sick-out prompts 43 Detroit school closures

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:56
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Detroit Public Schools closures (all times local):

Community gathers to remember Amy Joyner-Francis

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:24

Community gathers to remember Amy Joyner-FrancisFamily and friends gathered on Sunday night to pay tribute to a teenager from Wilmington who died after being attacked inside a bathroom in her own school.