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New hearings to probe for more details of El Faro sinking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 22:10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A second round of investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro starts Monday and will seek new information about the vessel's stability and whether there were mistakes in weather forecasting or cargo loading before the ship's final voyage.

Trial begins for Ohio State band instructor in rape case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 22:03

FILE - This file booking photo released by the Franklin County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office, shows Christopher Stewart Kitchen, a drum major instructor for Ohio State University's marching band, charged with rape and kidnapping. Kitchen's trial is set to begin Monday, May 16, 2016. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A trial is set to begin for a drum major instructor for Ohio State University's marching band who's accused of sexually assaulting a student.


US homebuilder sentiment holds steady in May

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 22:02

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, file photo, a carpenter works on the siding of a new townhouse at a construction site in Houston. On Monday, May 16, 2016, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its May index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)U.S. homebuilders' confidence held steady in May for the fourth month in a row, reflecting an overall optimistic outlook for the new home market even as the pace of sales has slowed recently.


Bridgeton students return after fatal crash following prom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 22:02

Bridgeton students return after fatal crash following promGrief counselors and chaplains are on hand at a New Jersey school after two students died in a crash and two others were injured following their prom.


Suspect charged in shooting outside Honolulu church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:48
HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old woman who shot a man outside a Honolulu church where he had just been baptized is behind bars.

Philips to raise up to 844 million euros in lighting IPO

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:43
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch electronics giant Royal Philips NV has set the price for the initial public offering of its lighting division, saying it will sell 25 percent of shares at a price between 18.50 and 22.50 euros ($20.96-25.50).

Trainer accused of stealing horses, trying to sell 1 online

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:35
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old Florida horse trainer is accused of stealing three prized horses and then trying to sell one online.

Police: Man threw gas on girlfriend as she smoked, igniting fatal motel fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:32

 Man threw gas on girlfriend as she smoked, igniting fatal motel firePolice say a man killed his girlfriend, and set a Bucks County motel on fire, using gasoline and the victim's own cigarette.


Strikes to hit road, rail and air transport in France

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:30
PARIS (AP) — Lorry drivers are expected to put up roadblocks around France's major cities, and unions are calling for a strike on the Paris subway Tuesday to reject a hotly contested labor reform.

Correction: Stealth Destroyer story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:17

In this Thursday, May 12, 2016, photo, early morning sun shines on the Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The shipyard will soon hand over the largest missile destroyer to the Navy. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)BATH, Maine (AP) — In a headline on a story May 15 about the Navy being preparing to take delivery of Zumwalt, The Associated Press erroneously characterized the ship. It's the Navy's largest destroyer, not its largest warship.


Fire damages home in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 20:48

Fire damages home in Center City PhiladelphiaFirefighters battled a fast-moving fire in Center City Philadelphia early Monday.


Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 20:30

Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners saleTOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth.


Small fire breaks out at Philadelphia Police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 20:30

Small fire breaks out at Philadelphia Police headquartersFirefighters battled a small electrical fire at Philadelphia Police headquarters.


Jet.com's Marc Lore is out to reinvent the shopping cart

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

In this Monday, May 2, 2016, photo, Jet.com CEO Marc Lore talks to a reporter in Hoboken, N.J. Lore aims to reinvent the shopping cart while taking on Amazon.com. The marketplace site, launched in July 2015 to a lot of scrutiny, now sells more than 11 million products ranging from jeans to diapers in its bid to underprice an industry Goliath and other stores. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Jet.com CEO Marc Lore has set out to reinvent the shopping cart.


Teenage boy hit multiple times in drive-by shooting in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:17

Teenage boy hit multiple times in drive-by shooting in South PhiladelphiaPolice say a teenage boy is in critical condition after being hit multiple times in a drive-by shooting in South Philadelphia.


Man dies in motorcycle crash in Wayland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:16
WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) — A Framingham man has died in a motorcycle crash in Wayland.

Water main break causes fire house to flood in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:30

Broken water main floods fire house, affects dialysis service in West PhiladelphiaA broken water main has caused flooding in the basement of a fire house in West Philadelphia.


US Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption trial set to begin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:07

US Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption trial set to beginOpening statements are expected Monday in the federal corruption trial of a veteran Pennsylvania congressman.


Philadelphia congressman, associates face corruption trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:04
The federal corruption trial of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania is to begin on Monday with opening statements, three weeks after he lost the Democratic primary election for his seat in the Philadelphia area. Fattah, 59, is accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign, charity and federal grant money while engaging in a series of fraudulent schemes over several years. In 2007, prosecutors say, Fattah accepted a secret $1 million loan from a wealthy benefactor for a mayoral campaign that would prove unsuccessful, then misappropriated charitable and taxpayer funds to pay it back.

Norway's oil fund to sue Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:25
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's $850 billion oil fund plans to sue Volkswagen over the company's emissions-cheating scandal.