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Cement truck flips after crash on Garden State Parkway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:59

Cement truck flips after crash on Garden State ParkwayA cement truck overturned after a crash on the Garden State Parkway.

SEPTA, Uber team up to help commuters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:54

SEPTA, Uber team up to help commutersSEPTA and Uber announced a new partnership that will not only make it easier to get to and from public transportation, it could also save you some money.

Challenge to 2012 Georgia 20-week abortion ban revived

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:53
ATLANTA (AP) — Three obstetricians are reviving their challenge against a 2012 Georgia abortion law.

US Sen. Richard Burr mum after saying LGBT law went too far

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:52
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's senior senator is staying mum about his comments that a new state law limiting some legal protections for LGBT people and directing which bathrooms transgender people could use "was far too expansive."

Feds question Alabama governor's ex-law enforcement chief

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:51
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The former law enforcement chief who accused Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley of having an affair with an adviser has been questioned by federal investigators about the governor's administration, the official's attorney said Wednesday.

Memorable moments from the National Spelling Bee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:39

Akash Vukoti, 6, of San Angelo, Texas, tries to shorten the microphone before spelling his word during the preliminary round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Vukoti is the youngest speller in this year competition. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 284 kids competing in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee got their first opportunity to approach the microphone on Wednesday — and to hear the dreaded bell that signals an incorrect spelling. At the end of Wednesday's onstage rounds, the field will be cut to no more than 50 spellers for Thursday's finals.

The Latest: Alabama House Speaker's former staff chief talks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:34

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard stands in Judge Jacob Walkers courtroom before the start of his ethics trial on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Hubbard is on trial on 23 felony ethics violations that could result in his removal from office. (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, Pool)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local):

Wisconsin appeals court grants stay, reinstates right-to-work law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:32

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks at the the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des MoinesIn April, Dane County Judge William Foust ruled the measure was unconstitutional because it takes property, in the form of fees, from labor unions without compensating them. The right-to-work law made it possible for workers to be represented by a union but to opt out of paying dues. The International Association of Machinists, United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO sued the state after the law went into effect saying that they were being forced to provide services without compensation.

Chief Justice John Roberts speaks on diversity, consensus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:32
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can't do it on his own.

School bus involved in Delaware County crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:24

School bus involved in Delaware County crashOfficials are investigating a crash involving a school bus in Springfield, Delaware County.

Report: Disney and Universal had attendance increase in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:23
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all saw a jump in attendance in 2015 over the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Latest: Michigan man faces murder charge in 2014 death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:23
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on charges filed against a Michigan man in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 36-year-old woman (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks end solidly higher on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:17
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

U.S. opposes $50 million bail for Turkish-Iranian gold trader

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:14
U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday opposed a Turkish-Iranian gold trader's request to be released on bail while he awaits trial for conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, saying his vast wealth makes him a flight risk. Reza Zarrab has been in U.S. custody since his arrest in Miami in March on charges that he conspired to conduct hundreds of millions of dollars in financial transactions to help the Iranian government or other entities evade U.S. sanctions.

Ex-husband charged with murder of missing Florida woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:11
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The ex-husband of a missing Florida woman has been arrested on second-degree murder and child neglect charges.

The Latest: Tiny Texas school district joins in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:08
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local):

Driver of church van that hit train, killing 1, is indicted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:52
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The driver of an Ohio church van that crashed into a moving train last summer, killing a woman and injuring nine children, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

Congress moves to revamp toxic chemical law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:46

Speaker of the House Ryan (R-WI) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.Legislation with bipartisan support that would revamp U.S. chemical safety law for the first time in decades is advancing in Congress, winning overwhelming passage in the House of Representatives as backers sought quick Senate action. Senate leadership aides said the timing was still being worked out for a Senate vote on the first update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in about 40 years. The House's 403-12 vote to pass the measure updating the regulation of toxic chemicals aided the bill's chances, with the Senate also expected to strongly embrace the bill, according to leadership aides.

Man accused of posing as Pa. student faces federal fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:42

Man accused of posing as Pa. student faces federal fraud chargesA Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges.

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:41

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief Peter Neffenger testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.