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Prosecutors: Teen killed with Chicago family begged for life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:54

ADDS TO NAME TO DIEGO URIBE CRUZ - This Thursday, May 19, 2016, booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Diego Uribe Cruz. Uribe and his girlfriend, Jafeth Ramos, were arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the killings of six members of a family in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood. Authorities found the bodies Feb. 4, 2016. (Chicago Police Department via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who listened as his younger brother was stabbed to death by a relative begged for his own life before he was killed in a Chicago attack in which four adults also were slain, prosecutors said Friday.


Chicago police arrest almost 100 gang members over 2 days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:50
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they have arrested nearly 100 alleged street gang members and 40 others on weapons and drug trafficking charges in an effort to combat the city's gun violence.

Coroner: Inmate died of natural causes in starving dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:48

People wait to take a ride on light rail to mark the opening of the 6.6-mile extension of the new Metro Expo Line in Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday, May 20, 2016. For the first time since the 1950s, a Southern California light rail line will extend to the Pacific. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the ride from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica will take 48 minutes. That may hardly sound speedy for a 15-mile trip, but the nearly constant congestion of Interstate 10, the usual car route for the trip, can often take just as long or longer. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coroner has revised the cause of death of a mentally ill California inmate, saying the man died of natural causes instead of a condition that resulted from a lack of nourishment.


Judge to decide if death-row inmates need air conditioning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:44

FILE - In this May 9, 2011, file photo, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, La., is viewed. As summer approaches in Louisiana, prison officials insist that ice, fans and cold showers are enough to protect death-row inmates from dangerous heat and humidity. If not, a federal judge may order them to install air conditioning for inmates awaiting execution at the penitentiary in Angola. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As summer approaches in Louisiana, prison officials insist that ice, fans and cold showers are enough to protect death-row inmates from dangerous heat and humidity.


Some in Oklahoma statehouse urge Obama impeachment over bathroom rule

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:40

The Oklahoma State Capitol is seen in Oklahoma CityBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Republican state lawmakers in Oklahoma have introduced a resolution urging the state's congressional delegation to start an effort to impeach President Barack Obama over a White House recommendation that schools accommodate transgender students. The Obama administration told U.S. public schools last week that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. The Oklahoma resolution, introduced on Thursday night, calls on the state's members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the policy.


Man charged with killing 6 in Michigan to face trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:33

Jason Dalton, accused of shooting eight people, of which six died, in three locations in the Kalamazoo area on Feb. 20, appears via video from the Kalamazoo County Jail in court in Kalamazoo, Mich., Friday, May 20, 2016. Dalton will go to trial, a Michigan judge said Friday after listening to a dozen witnesses, including a survivor of the random shootings who said it's his face she sees in her sleep each night. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP) MANDATORY CREDITKALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with killing six strangers in between picking up riders for Uber will go to trial, a Michigan judge said Friday after listening to a dozen witnesses, including a survivor of the random shootings who said it's his face she sees in her sleep each night.


Missouri plans to seek death penalty for Mexican national

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:22
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas.

Mexico lowers 2016 GDP forecast, sees 2.2 to 3.2 pct growth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:18

Butcher Nino Canon sharpens his knives as he prepares meat for sale, in Mercado Medellin in Mexico City, Friday, May 20, 2016. Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls "adverse" international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls "adverse" international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States.


Indigenous reality remains grim as UN forum ends

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:18
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indigenous languages are rapidly disappearing, leaders continue to be assassinated, youth suicides are on the rise and human rights are routinely disrespected, participants of a major United Nations forum said Friday.

High-flying drone makes 1st flight to test farmland photos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:17

North Dakota State University agricultural researcher John Nowatzki points to a mechanical panel of a Hermes 450 drone before the aircraft took off from the Hillsboro, N.D. airport on Friday, May 20, 2016, to collect agriculture data. The drone can fly higher and longer than other aircraft currently being used for commercial purposes in the United States. The 20-foot long drone can fly for 20 hours. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) — A high-flying drone that will be used to test precision agriculture methods made its inaugural flight Friday in North Dakota amid handshakes and smiles from aircraft operators and farm officials.


Agency tells Ohio Air Force base to stop drinking water use

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:09
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has told officials at an Ohio U.S. Air Force base to take a drinking water well offline after tests found high levels of a chemical used to fight fires.

Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:09

FILE - In this March 22, 1962 file photo, actor Alan Young poses with the "Mister Ed," horse. Young died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 96. (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96.


Vetoed Oklahoma abortion bill follows other failed attempts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:05

In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin walks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City. A bill awaiting Fallin's signature that would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion has been described by critics as the first of its kind in the nation, but such measures are not uncommon in a state that GOP leaders like to describe as the reddest of the red.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma abortion bill vetoed Friday by the governor followed at least seven other attempts by state lawmakers to restrict abortions. All of them were shot down by the courts over the last five years.


Coast Guard: Cuban migrants come down from lighthouse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:00
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says 19 Cuban migrants have come down from an iron lighthouse off the Florida Keys.

Trump, Clinton speeches to highlight US divisions on guns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:52

FILE - In this May 11, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Blackwood, N.J. Donald Trump and Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the nation’s deep divide on the topic. Clinton will appear Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Florida with the mother of Trayvon Martin and other parents who have lost children to gun violence. She’s become a forceful advocate for restrictions meant to reduce the nation’s 33,000 annual gun deaths. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are courting voters on opposite sides of the gun debate in events that highlight the nation's deep divide on the topic.


Congress warming to idea of medical marijuana for veterans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:50

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman,R-Colo , back, directs a question to a witness during a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee field hearing on VA hospitals and prescription drugs for veterans Friday, May 20, 2016, in the State Capitol in Denver. The House subcommittee heard from three Colorado-based VA officials during the field hearing. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it's legal, although final approval is far from certain.


Trump businesses honored by NY company closely tied to Trump

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:47

In this April 26, 2012 photo taken for the Mexico Tourism Board, Joseph Cinque arrives at a celebration of Mexican gastronomy at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Cinque, president of the Academy of Hospitality Sciences, is a longtime friend of developer and presidential candidate Donald Trump. More than a dozen Trump golf courses, hotels, restaurants and clubs have been honored with "Star Diamond" awards from the group. A review by The Associated Press shows that more than a dozen of the Academy's board trustees are Trump friends, relatives or business associates. (Jonathan Fickies/AP Images for Mexico Tourism Board)NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen Donald Trump golf courses, hotels, casinos and private clubs have been honored with "Star Diamond" awards from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, a company that doles out shiny plaques representing "the most prestigious award of true excellence in hospitality."


Del. residents protest after no charges filed in deadly police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:46

Del. residents protest after no charges filed in deadly police shootingDozens of people took to the streets in protest Friday after Delaware's attorney general decided not to bring criminal charges against the Wilmington police officers who shot a man in a wheelchair.


Judge: Border agent justified in fatal 2011 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:45
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has found that a U.S. Border Patrol agent was justified in the 2011 fatal shooting of a suspect who was caught in the line of fire while fleeing in southern Arizona.

Donkeys up for adoption in Hawaii, but only in pairs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:43

This Aug. 27, 2011 photo released by the Humane Society of the United States shows wild donkeys that once roamed freely on the south slopes of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii being rounded up and taken to the Waikii Ranch in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The last 50 wild donkeys of a herd on Hawaii's Big Island will be rounded up to mark the final step in a six-year effort to get them in adoptive homes. The Humane Society of the United States and Big Island residents are working together Friday, May 20, 2016, to prepare the donkeys for adoption. (Eugene Tanner/The Humane Society of the United States via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — The last 50 wild donkeys on Hawaii's Big Island will be rounded up, marking the final step in a six-year effort to get them in adoptive homes.