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The Latest: Expert: Bomb more likely than structural failure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:54

Relatives of passengers on an EgyptAir flight that crashed early Thursday walk past journalists at Cairo International Airport, Egypt, Thursday, May 19, 2016. The EgyptAir jetliner bound from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday after swerving wildly in flight, authorities said, and Egypt said it may have been a terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd el Fattah)CAIRO (AP) — The latest news on EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo, carrying 66 people, which Egyptian officials say crashed early Thursday into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete (all times local):


Reward offered after California mom killed, child disappears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:48
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward to help find a missing 2-year-old girl and whoever killed her mother six weeks ago and buried her body in a shallow grave in San Francisco.

No sign of mechanical issue in plane that crashed at airshow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:44
ATLANTA (AP) — There's no sign of mechanical problems in a plane that crashed during a Georgia airshow, killing the pilot, a federal investigator said.

Jury finds Colorado movie theater is not liable for 2012 shooting that left 12 dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:36
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury finds Colorado movie theater is not liable for 2012 shooting that left 12 dead.

Egypt: Items found near suspected crash site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:30

 Items found near suspected crash siteThe White House says it's too early to say definitively what caused an EgyptAir flight to crash into the Mediterranean Sea.


5 injured after 3-vehicle crash in Medford, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:27

5 injured after 3-vehicle crash in Medford, NJFive people were injured, one critically, in a multi-vehicle crash in Medford, Burlington County.


Baltimore cuts ties with firm that screened police officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:23
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's spending panel has unanimously voted to cut ties with a psychological services firm that has come under scrutiny for how it conducted mental health screenings for many prospective city police officers.

5 injured in Medford multi-vehicle crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:17

5 injured after 3-vehicle crash in Medford, NJAt least five people were injured, one critically, in a multi-vehicle crash in Medford, Burlington County.


Boston official charged with extortion tied to music festival permits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:09
A member of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's administration was arrested on Thursday and charged with extortion after the official allegedly tried to withhold city permits for a music festival using non-union workers, federal prosecutors said. Kenneth Brissette, director of the city's office of tourism, sports and entertainment, was accused of repeatedly telling employees of the festival producer in 2014 that they would not be allowed to stage their events unless they hired workers from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Events Local 11, according to court papers unsealed on Thursday. The court papers do not name the company that was the target of the alleged extortion, but the description of the concert organizer matches up with Boston Calling, a popular local music festival.

Correction: Fraternity-Racial Slurs story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:08
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story May 18 about the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Wisconsin, The Associated Press reported erroneously that university documents did not say how a fraternity member was disciplined by the fraternity for an alleged assault of a black member. According to the documents, the member was suspended for the next three social events, was required to serve as a sober monitor for the three events after that, and was barred from a December formal.

Study: Water-sucking industry a factor as New Orleans sinks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:05
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Geologists have long known that New Orleans is slowly sinking — but now, scientists using radar technology say groundwater sucked up by industrial facilities such as a power plant, oil refineries and chemical complexes may be contributing to the problem and could even be undermining levees.

UAW chief says union to endorse either Clinton or Sanders 'soon'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:03

UAW President Williams at press briefing in DetoitUnited Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Thursday the union will endorse either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for U.S. president "soon," and called for unity among Democrats behind the eventual nominee. Williams, head of the richest U.S. union, vowed that the labor group will be "all in" to support the eventual Democratic nominee. The UAW has more than 1 million current and retired members.


Maryland judge questions prosecution, defense in Freddie Gray death trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:03

Officer Edward M. Nero is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentThe judge who will decide the fate of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray grilled a prosecutor on Thursday about the state's case and questioned assertions made by the defense. During the trial's closing arguments, prosecutor Janice Bledsoe said that Officer Edward Nero had arrested Gray without justification in April 2015, thereby committing assault. Nero then failed to secure Gray inside a police transport van where his neck was broken, she said.


Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1 million in SEC case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:02

FILE - In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Phil Mickelson reacts after making double bogey on the 17th hole during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The Securities And Exchange Commission is filing a complaint against Mickelson related to insider trading. The SEC says in 2012, high-profile sports bettor Billy Walters called Mickelson, who owed him money, and urged him to trade Dean Foods stock. The SEC says Mickelson did so the next day and made a profit of $931,000. The SEC says Walters received tips and business information about Dean Foods Co. from former Dean Foods director Thomas Davis between 2008 and 2012. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The professional golfer Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission said was unfairly earned on a tip from an insider trading scheme conducted by a former corporate director and a professional gambler.


The Latest: Defense faces fewer questions in Gray trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:57
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the trial of an officer charged in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died after he was injured in police custody (all times local):

Longtime '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dead at 84

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:56

Longtime '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dead at 84CBS announced Thursday that longtime reporter and correspondent Morley Safer has died at the age of 84.


Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:54

Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortionAny doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed Thursday.


Walter Energy defeats union bid to save contracts and benefits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:40
Walter Energy Inc defeated an attempt by union workers to salvage job contracts and keep retiree benefits after a judge upheld a lower court ruling allowing the bankrupt coal producer to reject labor agreements. Alabama-based Walter Energy, which filed for bankruptcy protection in July, had said that it needed to end its collective bargaining agreements and retiree benefits in order to sell its core operations, given the industry's dire straits.

Stocks fall after Fed signals June rate hike possible

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:25

FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. A surprise indication from the U.S. Federal Reserve that it may raise interest rates at its next policy meeting in June weighed on global stock markets Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are dropping in midday trading Thursday as industrial companies drag major indexes lower. Health care companies also dropped. Investors braced themselves for the likelihood of an interest rate increase in June at the Federal Reserve's next policy meeting.


Wife: Man bitten by snake at store was flower shopping

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:10
DENVER, N.C. (AP) — The wife of a North Carolina man bitten by a poisonous snake at a home improvement store says her husband was shopping for flowers to surprise her when he was stricken.