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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.


2 injured after car slams into Pottstown, Pa. home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:18

2 injured after car slams into Pottstown, Pa. homeTwo people were injured after a car slammed into a home in Pottstown, Montgomery County on Sunday evening.


Massive flames erupt from New York City church

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

Massive flames erupt from New York City churchFirefighters are battling a huge fire at a historic church in New York City.


Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:21

Ringling Brothers Circus Retires Elephant ActPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.


Correction: Venezuela-Minimum Wage story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:04

File-This April 19, 2016, file photo shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro greeting supporters upon his arrival to Bolivar Square to celebrate the 206th anniversary of the call for independence from Spain, in Caracas, Venezuela. The president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation. The boost announced Saturday, April 30, 2016, by Maduro comes after a 25 percent increase on March 1. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story April 30 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the black market value of the new wage is about $50. The black market value is about $13.50.


Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:54

Emergency personnel work at the scene after a CSX freight train derailed, spilling hazardous material, in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Capitol is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.


2 stabbed during fight in North Philly store

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:51

2 stabbed during fight in North Philly storeTwo people were stabbed during a fight inside a store in North Philadelphia on Sunday evening.


Car slams into house in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:39

Car slams into house in Montgomery CountyA car slammed into a home in Pottstown, Montgomery County on Sunday evening.


Hiker found dead after fall in Alaska's Denali National Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:35
DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — A hiker has been found dead in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and authorities believe he fell and suffered a fatal head injury.

Body found in Delaware River in Pennsuaken

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:34

Body found in Delaware River in PennsuakenPolice are investigating after a body was found in the Delaware River.