Yahoo! National News

Exxon, facing heat over climate change, holds annual meeting

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 52 min ago

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo shows the sign for the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery in Torrance, Calif. Exxon Mobil is holding its annual shareholder meeting Wednesday, May 25, 2016, as it faces volatile crude prices and investigations into what it knew and allegedly didn’t disclose about oil’s role in climate change. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is holding its annual shareholder meeting as it faces volatile crude prices and investigations into what it knew and allegedly didn't disclose about oil's role in climate change.


Couple files religious discrimination complaint against inn

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 52 min ago
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple has filed a discrimination charge with the state of Illinois saying that an inn owner refused to host their wedding because they wanted a non-religious service.

PHOTOS: Police seek owners of stolen items in Bucks, Montco

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 53 min ago

 Police seek owners of stolen items in Bucks, MontcoPolice are looking for the owners of dozens of stolen items that were recovered after a burglary arrest.


Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rallyIn one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades.


Alabama speaker's partners describe 'consulting' income

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 55 min ago

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard stands in Judge Jacob Walkers courtroom before the start of his ethics trial on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Hubbard is on trial on 23 felony ethics violations that could result in his removal from office. (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, Pool)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's business associates took the witness stand Wednesday, describing one company as deeply in debt while another collected tens-of-thousands in dollars a month in income from the politician's consulting contracts.


6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 58 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.

Under bill, engineers can't operate trains if license pulled

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 59 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is pushing legislation to prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.

1 dead, 1 injured in head-on crash in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 29 min ago

1 dead, 1 injured in head-on crash in DelawarePolice were on the scene of a fatal accident in Montchanin, Delaware.


66 firearms stolen from gun range near Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 30 min ago
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities say 66 firearms have been stolen from a gun range outside Atlanta.

Board approves gas and beer at 9 Pennsylvania businesses

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 34 min ago

Board approves gas and beer at 9 Pennsylvania businessesPennsylvanians will be able to buy beer and fill up on gas in the same place, at least at a few locations.


Kentucky State Police: Man dies after falling from tower

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 34 min ago
WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — A man has died after falling from a cellular tower in Kentucky.

Hacker who exposed Hillary Clinton's email server pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 34 min ago

Lehel, alleged hacker "Guccifer", is escorted by masked policemen in Bucharest, after being arrested in AradA Romanian computer hacker who revealed the existence of a private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state pleaded guilty to hacking-related offenses on Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department said. Marcel Lazar, who used the alias "Guccifer," entered his guilty plea before Judge James Cacheris in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Virginia, the department said in a statement. In recent media interviews, Lazar claimed he had easily hacked into Clinton's controversial private email server.


Russian banker in spy case will spend 2½ years in US prison

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 38 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a Cold War-style spy ring will be spending 2½ years in a U.S. prison.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 50 min ago

In this undated photo released by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Diata Crockett is seen. An 8-month-old boy is dead after a shooting in north St. Louis, and police are searching for the father, Crockett, who is the suspected gunman. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Man wanted in the shooting death of his 8-month-old son in St. Louis turns himself in.


Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary.

North Carolina woman charged in death of 4-day old child

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 11 min ago
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested in the death of her 4-day-old infant.

What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 17 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure.

Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too long

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago

Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too longOfficials at a county jail in Pennsylvania say they mistakenly kept an inmate locked up 17 months too long.


The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2015

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 22 min ago

FILE - In this July 9, 2013, file photo, David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications Inc., arrives at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Zaslav was one of the CEOs who took one of the deepest pay cuts in 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.


Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 min ago

This undated photo provided by General Dynamics shows company CEO Phebe N. Novakovic. Novakovic was one of the highest-paid women CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. (Courtesy of General Dynamics via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFor the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.