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Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:01

Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust companyA Minnesota judge appointed a trust company to temporarily oversee Prince's multi-million dollar estate on Wednesday.


Fact sheet: 2016 Subaru Forester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:56

This photo provided by Subaru shows the 2016 Subaru Forester. The Forester ranks eighth best among compact SUVs in fuel economy and retains its reputation for reliability and strong resale value. (Subaru via AP)2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited


Girls involved in fatal fight at Delaware school suspended

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:55
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three students involved in a fight that ended in a teenager's death at a Delaware school have been suspended, a school district spokeswoman said.

Day care owner charged in death of toddler found in vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:53
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police have charged a day care owner with manslaughter in the death of her great-nephew, who was found in a hot vehicle.

Sex charges dropped against ex-teacher who married student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:52
ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — Charges were dropped Wednesday against an Alabama teacher accused of having sex with a student he later married.

McDonald's tests McNuggets without artificial additives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:48

FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, an order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. McDonald’s is testing Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives as it works to revive its U.S. business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it began testing the new recipe in about 140 stores in Oregon and Washington in March 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)NEW YORK (AP) — Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now McDonald's wants to take at least some of the mystery substances out.


Tens of thousands set to gather for nation's largest powwow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:46
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100,000 spectators, artists, and Native American dancers are converging on Albuquerque as part of North America's largest powwow.

Police: Man killed in Virginia standoff threatened suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:46
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man who was fatally shot by snipers during a standoff last week said he was going to kill himself, threatened to kill police officers and fired eight rifle shots at an armored police vehicle.

Trial still set for Ohio man who rushed stage at Trump rally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:43

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Secret Service agents guard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a man rushed the stage during a campaign rally at the Wright Brothers Aero Hangar at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio. Thomas DiMassimo, a 22-year-old Wright State University student, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area. During a Wednesday, April 27, 2016, status conference, participants told Magistrate Sharon Ovington that no agreement has been reached yet to avoid a trial scheduled May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student still faces trial next month after his arrest for rushing the stage at a Donald Trump rally.


Family of girl killed in school condemns scam artists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:43

Family of girl killed in school condemns scam artistsThe family of a teenage girl who died after an assault in a Delaware school has released a statement condemning scammers who are trying to capitalize on their loss.


The Latest: Phoenix freeway shootings prosecutor pressing on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:26

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, traffic zips along the I-10 in Phoenix, as traffic signs no longer warn motorists about calling in on the I-10 freeway shooting tip line. Gov. Doug Ducey has been criticized for sending out a "We got him!" tweet just minutes after a state police SWAT team arrested Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., the 21-year-old father of two, implying that Merritt was guilty of the shootings before he had even been booked into jail or appeared in court. A judge has dismissed a criminal case against Merritt, who had been accused of carrying out freeway shootings. The ruling came Monday, April 25, after prosecutors had asked for charges against Merritt to be dismissed amid undisclosed questions about evidence. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on charges being dropped in last summer's freeway shootings in Phoenix (all times local):


AP Source: Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:26

 Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mateThe Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee.


Judge hears arguments in case of 3 friars in sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:18

FILE--This combination of file photos from March 18, 2016 shows Giles Schinelli, left, Anthony Criscitelli, center, and Robert D'Aversa, when they were arraigned on charges of child endangerment and criminal conspiracy at a district magistrate in Hollidaysburg, Pa. The preliminary hearing is scheduled to resume Thursday April 27, 2016 for three Franciscan friars who allegedly failed to properly supervise a child predator who molested more than 100 children, mostly when working at a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge heard arguments from lawyers Wednesday before he decides whether three Franciscan friars will stand trial on charges related to their role in supervising another friar who's accused of molesting more than 100 children.


Attorney: Autistic man made choice to jump into ocean

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:16
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — An autistic man in New Jersey was offered several choices before he chose to jump off a jetty into the freezing ocean as part of a prank, an attorney for one of the alleged pranksters said in municipal court Tuesday.

Texas mother accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:10

Texas mother accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motelThe 22-year-old mother told police she repeatedly punched and hit her five-month-old daughter until the baby stopped crying.


Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:07

FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Odessa High School graduates pose for a group portrait prior to the start of the commencement ceremony in Odessa, Texas. It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors, they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores released April 27, 2016, from the so-called Nation’s Report Card show one-quarter of 12th graders taking the test performed proficiently or better in math. Only 37 percent of the students were proficient or above in reading. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college.


Mom accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:06

Texas mother accused of killing crying 5-month-old in motelThe 22-year-old mother told police she repeatedly punched and hit her five-month-old daughter until the baby stopped crying.


Bizarre hit-and-run and car theft leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at large

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:05

Bizarre hit-and-run and car theft leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at largeA bizarre series of events that began with a hit-and-run crash and ended with a car theft and another crash has left two Philadelphia police officers hospitalized and three suspects at large.


Pfizer agrees to $785M settlement in drug discount case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:03
BOSTON (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Man sentenced to life in prison for deadly Ohio crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:01
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man who tried to rape a teenager then fatally shot a woman during a crime spree east of Cleveland has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.