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Michigan governor to discuss Flint water crisis with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:35
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city's drinking water mess.

The Latest: Suspect arrested after toddler stabbed to death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a toddler in Los Angeles (all times local):

Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:22

This image made from a video, former Prince bassist Larry Graham talks about Prince in an Associated Press interview on Monday, May 2, 2016. Graham, a famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, according to his longtime friend and "spiritual brother," bassist Larry Graham.


EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:18
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

'Philly Jesus' arrested in Center City Apple store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:06

'Philly Jesus' arrested in Center City Apple storeThe man known as Philly Jesus was arrested in Center City Monday night.


Aeromexico plane diverted to Houston after passenger dies: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:05
An Aeromexico plane flying from Chicago to Mexico made an unplanned landing in Houston on Tuesday after a passenger on board died during the flight, the Houston Chronicle reported. Flight tracking services showed the plane left Houston on Tuesday morning and later arrived in Mexico City.

Cops: Brothers selling heroin in Burger King kids' area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:47
NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — Two brothers are jailed on charges they sold $4,600 worth of heroin to an undercover officer in the children's play area of a Pennsylvania Burger King.

Girl, 7, survives fall out of 4-story window in New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:11

Girl, 7, survives fall out of 4-story window in New YorkA 7-year-old girl, with autism, is recovering after falling out of a four-story window in the Bronx.


Tupac Shakur's mother dies in Marin County, California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:02

Tupac Shakur's mother dies in Marin County, CaliforniaAfeni Shakur Davis, the mother of renowned rap artist Tupac Shakur, has died in Marin County, California at the age of 69.


Trucks, SUVs push Fiat Chrysler to 6 pct. April sales jump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:01

Trucks, SUVs push Fiat Chrysler to 6 pct. April sales jumpDETROIT (AP) — The truck and SUV boom continued last month, propelling Fiat Chrysler to a 6 percent sales increase and its best April in more than a decade.


Backhoe hit by train west of Welsh, driver injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:59
WELSH, La. (AP) — State police say a Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury employee received minor injuries when an Amtrak train struck the backhoe he was driving, just west of Welsh.

Freddie Mac posts $354M loss in 1Q; no dividend payment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:54

FILE - In this July 13, 2008, file photo, shows the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Va. Freddie Mac reports financial results on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $354 million for the first quarter, mostly due to losses it sustained on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates.


EU to probe whether Austrian states falsified debt stats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:48
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has launched a probe to establish whether officials in the Austrian state of Land Salzburg falsified debt and deficit figures.

So much corruption, stuffed into one Chicago tour

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:45

Tour guide and journalist Paul Dailing stands outside a federal building and talks to tourists about corruption in Chicago and Illinois during his new weekly walking tour in downtown ChicagoWhile designing a walking tour of Chicago focused on corruption and political shenanigans, journalist Paul Dailing watched new scandals pop up at a rate that only reinforced the city's reputation for rackets and rough politics. Then, last month, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was convicted of a financial crime and admitted to sexually abusing high school wrestlers in Chicago's suburbs decades ago.


Weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighs on markets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:29

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. European shares rose on Monday, May 2, 2016, despite a poor start for the week in Asia, where the Tokyo benchmark fell more than 3 percent as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of new stimulus from Japan's central bank. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LONDON (AP) — A weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighed on European markets Tuesday. Australia's stock index was the standout performer after the Australian central bank surprised many in the markets by cutting interest rates.


EU trims economic growth forecasts amid global uncertainty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:23

People walk over a bridge near the European Central Bank (background) in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro amid an unpredictable global outlook marked by political uncertainty and weakness in emerging markets.


Overturned tractor-trailer slows traffic on I-95 in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:06

Overturned tractor-trailer slows traffic on I-95 in DelcoAn overturned tractor-trailer caused some problems for commuters on I-95 early Tuesday.


Shooter sought after wounding 2 cousins in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:03

Shooter sought after wounding 2 cousins in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that left two cousins injured in North Philadelphia.


Pfizer tops Street 1Q forecasts on higher sales, lower taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:44

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a man enters Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York. Pfizer reports financial results on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Pfizer easily beat Wall Street expectations for the first quarter as the biggest U.S. drugmaker's net income jumped 27 percent due to higher sales and a lower tax bill. The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing its strong operational performance in the quarter and an improved business outlook.


New York asks StubHub, Ticketmaster to curb 'speculative' sales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:34
The letters sent by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office asks the ticket platforms to verify that professional ticket re-sellers are licensed and they comply with New York disclosure laws. Ticketmaster is owned by Live Nation Entertainment Inc while eBay Inc owns StubHub.