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Sinaloa cartel enforcer 'Chino Antrax' pleads guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:25
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A top enforcer for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug charges in a wide investigation of the group in the United States.

What's today's $5 billion banking settlement about?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:21

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, accompanied by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, Antitrust Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, where is was announced that four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)NEW YORK (AP) — Four giants of global banking agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in fines to regulators and plead guilty to manipulating the global currency market.


Ex-DEA agent, worker accused of running strip club on sly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:13
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking agent and a telecommunications specialist for the Drug Enforcement Administration were arrested Wednesday on charges they flouted their duties by running a lucrative strip club in New Jersey where prostitution was captured on security video.

Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.

Judge won't reopen RadioShack intellectual property auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:08
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer.

Police: 8-year-old girl struck by car in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:05

 8-year-old girl struck by car in MayfairAn 8-year-old girl is hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, police say.


Bid to reunite Bin Laden and son before deadly raid: documents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:00
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show. In a message dated April 2011 an al Qaeda operative named "Mahmud" wrote to bin Laden describing efforts he was making to smuggle his son, one of many children of the al Qaeda leader, to meet with him. The letter was one of hundreds of documents seized by the commandos when they staged a daring raid on bin Laden's secret home in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May, 2011.

Outside prosecutor to investigate Tulsa sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:59
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday appointed a prosecutor to investigate the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, which has faced scrutiny since a volunteer sheriff's deputy fatally shot a restrained suspect last month.

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:58

FILE - In this April 10, 2003 file photo, bottles filled with the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa sit on a packaging line at a Eli Lilly & Co. factory in Indianapolis. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, March 21, 2015 says more children and teens are taking mental health medicines than ever before, but more also are getting therapy, not just pills. The biggest rise in treatment rates has been among the most troubled kids. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.


Officials probe whether trucker in Georgia crash fell asleep

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:57

Multiple police officers investigate a car involved in a multiple car accident on I-16 in Pooler, Ga. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Ian Maule/Savannah Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT THE EXAMINER.COM; SFEXAMINER.COM AND WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COMSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A couple traveling to celebrate back-to-back birthdays and a woman and her teenage cousin on their way to visit the girl's hospitalized father were among five people killed in a fiery crash on a Georgia interstate Tuesday afternoon.


Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:53

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Maya Perezsign helps a woman sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the Orlando Enrollment Assistance Center, in Orlando, Fla. Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured in all of 2014 lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. The nonprofit foundation said it could not assess the overhaul’s impact on underinsurance. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.


Female jogger grabbed in Newark park; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:46

Female jogger grabbed in Newark park; suspect soughtPolice are looking for the man who grabbed a female jogger in a Newark, Delaware park.


Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol facing 6 charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.

Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:34

Neb Lethal InjectionLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law.


Boys, ages 16 and 16, charged in Del. armed robberies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:32

Boys, ages 16 and 16, charged in Del. armed robberiesA 15-year-old and a 16-year old are charged in a string of armed robberies in New Castle, Delaware.


Teen girl stabbed in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:29

Teen girl stabbed in South PhiladelphiaA teenage girl was stabbed multiple times in South Philadelphia.


Thieves ransack NJ shelter for homeless families

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:28

Thieves ransack NJ shelter for homeless familiesThieves ransacked a shelter in South Jersey that helps families in need.


Mayflower II back in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for summer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:25
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season.

5 accused of conspiring to go to Syria plead not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group have pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism charges.

31-state deal should make credit report errors easier to fix

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:19
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday.