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Trump holds N.J. rally to help Gov. Chris Christie

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:16

Trump holds N.J. rally to help Gov. Chris ChristieDonald Trump made his first campaign appearance in New Jersey Thursday with a rally at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville to help a former opponent turned ally.


Ohio lawmakers vote to scrap cap on alcohol content for beer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:14

Ohio lawmakers vote to scrap cap on alcohol content for beerIn a move that would allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers, Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer that's been on the books since just after Prohibition. Ohio ...


Penn Wood Middle School student arrested after police tipped off about gun in locker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:12

Penn Wood Middle School student arrested after police tipped off about gun in lockerAction News has learned a Penn Wood Middle School student has been arrested after police received a tip that a student had a gun in their locker.


Babies born with opiate addiction growing epidemic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:00

Babies born with opiate addiction growing epidemicBabies born addicted to opiates will spend the first days to weeks of their lives going through withdrawal.


7 On Your Side helps man get new fridge after repeated repairs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:56

7 On Your Side helps man get new fridge after repeated repairsWhat would you do if your brand new refrigerator didn't even get cold? A Daly City man says it happened to him and no one could fix it. 7 On Your Side stepped in to help.


Lawmakers vote down LGBT rights measure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:49

A box of cupcakes are seen topped with icons of same-sex couples at City Hall in San FranciscoShouts of "Shame, shame, shame," erupted in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday as Republican lawmakers narrowly defeated legislation to protect the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of government contractors. The measure, an amendment to a veterans and military construction spending bill introduced by New York Democrat Sean Maloney, initially had enough "yes" votes to pass, according to the count in the House chamber. All 183 Democrats who voted backed the amendment, joined by 29 Republicans.


Arabs demand that UN remove a panel from Israeli exhibition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Arab and Islamic nations are demanding that the United Nations remove a panel from an Israeli exhibition that calls Jerusalem "the spiritual and physical capital of the Jewish people."

Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet; 66 feared dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:21

Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet; 66 feared deadAn EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said.


Rope burn to neck of black girl, 12, ignites dispute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:10
DALLAS (AP) — A rope burn a 12-year-old black Texas girl received around her neck during an overnight school campout has left the girl's mother asking if her daughter was victimized by racially motivated bullying by sixth-grade classmates.

Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:53

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby, left, and his wife Camille appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts before he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Cosby is spending millions of dollars on teams of high-priced lawyers across the country amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.


Florida police officer kills man during confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:36
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police detective has fatally shot a man during a confrontation.

Texas city sells church patch of park surrounding cross

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:32
PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas city has sold a local church a 20-by-20-foot patch of a city park surrounding a cross that has been at the center of a First Amendment argument.

Ex-Texas deputy convicted in apparent road rage shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:45
HOUSTON (AP) — A former reserve deputy constable in Texas has been found guilty in the shooting of another motorist during an apparent road rage incident while he was off duty.

Correction: Obit-World's Oldest Person story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:39
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 13 about the death of Susannah Mushatt Jones, The Associated Press reported erroneously who had preceded her as the world's oldest person. Jones became Guinness World Records' official oldest person following the death of a 116-year-old Michigan woman in June, not a 117-year-old Japanese woman.

Woman, 86, injured in Northeast Philadelphia house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:11

Woman, 86, injured in Northeast Philadelphia house fireAn 86-year-old woman is hospitalized after a house fire in Northeast Philadelphia.


17 arrested in huge jail contraband smuggling investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Seventeen people, including two correction officers, have been indicted in connection with a smuggling ring that took scalpels, drugs and cigarettes into the sprawling Rikers Island jail complex, marking the largest takedown there in the last decade, authorities said Thursday.

Police: 2 charged in killings of 6 family members in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:01

This Thursday, May 19, 2016, booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Diego Uribe. 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) — Police announced charges Thursday in the February slayings of six family members found in a Chicago home, alleging that a cousin and his girlfriend committed the "unspeakable act" in what started as a robbery.


San Francisco's police chief resigns amid racial issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:54

San Francisco supervisors demand police chief be replacedSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car — the culmination of several racially charged incidents in the past year.


Mother pleads for answers after son gunned down in Cedarbrook

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:41

Mother pleads for answers after son gunned down in Cedarbrook"I just want to know what would make you so angry with him to take his life in such a way?"


Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend near hospital dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:31
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend outside a hospital has died after he shot himself when police tried to arrest him.