Yahoo U.S. News · 3:19 AM, Sunday, 5/19
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — Witnesses described a frantic scene and close calls after an elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a small Virginia mountain town's parade. Investigators were looking into whether the motorist had suffered a medical emergency before the accident.
Yahoo U.S. News · 3:10 AM, Sunday, 5/19
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Investigators will look closely at a broken section of rail to see if it is connected to the commuter train derailment and collision outside New York City that left dozens injured, as the focus begins to shift toward cleanup and rebuilding ahead of challenging times for travelers and commuters along the Northeast Corridor.
Yahoo U.S. News · 3:08 AM, Sunday, 5/19
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In what police are describing as a crime of opportunity, a wanted man with a criminal history dating nearly 15 years entered a front door that had been left open at a New York home near Hofstra University.
Yahoo U.S. News · 2:58 AM, Sunday, 5/19
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Yahoo U.S. News · 2:55 AM, Sunday, 5/19
By Karen Brooks and Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A single winning ticket for a record U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late on Saturday, but there was no immediate word about who won or where in the state the ticket was bought. The winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball number of 11, and the odds of winning were put at one in 175 million. The grand prize, accumulated after two months of drawings, surpassed the previous record Powerball payoff of $587. ...
Yahoo Business · 2:30 AM, Sunday, 5/19
KUWAIT (Reuters) - State-run Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) appointed a new chief executive and suspended other top officials after the country paid $2.2 billion in damages to Dow Chemical Co over a scrapped plastics joint venture. Nizar Mohammad al-Asani replaced Farouk Zanki as CEO at the oil firm and the cabinet approved the nomination of six board members, a statement on state news agency KUNA said. Newspaper al-Rai said that two of the board members were new. The government also suspended officials at KPC unit Petrochemical Industries Co. which pulled out of the $17. ...
Yahoo U.S. News · 1:41 AM, Sunday, 5/19
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda placed a bounty on her husband's head, Mary Feierstein learned of it from a friend who called and said, "You must be a mess!" U.S. Ambassador Gerald Feierstein was thousands of miles (km) away at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, without his wife and family on what is called an "unaccompanied" posting. He is one of more than a thousand U.S. diplomats on such tours of duty in danger spots around the world, part of a trend that is changing the definition of being a diplomat. ...
Yahoo U.S. News · 1:39 AM, Sunday, 5/19
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
Yahoo U.S. News · 1:25 AM, Sunday, 5/19
By Tabassum Zakaria and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure to fight sexual assault, the U.S. armed forces in recent years rolled out education programs about proper sexual conduct through methods like role playing and video games. The increase in education has nevertheless failed to prevent what the nation's top general called last week "a crisis" after the Pentagon reported a 37 percent jump in the estimated number of sexual assault cases in 2012. ...
Yahoo U.S. News · 12:38 AM, Sunday, 5/19
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds.
Yahoo U.S. News · 12:01 AM, Sunday, 5/19
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Yahoo U.S. News · 11:56 PM, Saturday, 5/18
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds.
Yahoo U.S. News · 11:33 PM, Saturday, 5/18
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say the winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot have been drawn.
Yahoo U.S. News · 11:24 PM, Saturday, 5/18
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Hofstra University student being held in a headlock at gunpoint by an intruder was accidently shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to the home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday.
Yahoo U.S. News · 11:07 PM, Saturday, 5/18
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials: Winning numbers in $600M drawing are 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and Powerball 11.
Yahoo U.S. News · 11:01 PM, Saturday, 5/18
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — One of two wildfires burning in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles was fully contained Saturday and authorities were getting an upper hand on the second one.
Yahoo U.S. News · 10:05 PM, Saturday, 5/18
NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a man's face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend midnight crowd, a killing New York's police commissioner called an "anti-gay" hate crime.
Yahoo U.S. News · 9:29 PM, Saturday, 5/18
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
Yahoo U.S. News · 9:27 PM, Saturday, 5/18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes.
Yahoo U.S. News · 8:58 PM, Saturday, 5/18
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two men arrested in the fatal beating of the grandson of U.S. civil rights activist Malcolm X were sent to prison on Saturday to await trial, a Mexico City court spokesman said. David Hernandez and Manuel Perez, waiters at the Palace nightclub near Mexico City's popular Garibaldi Square, face charges of murder and robbery, the official said. Malcolm Shabazz, who police have said was 29, died May 9 at the Palace after a dispute over a $1,200 bill. Hernandez and Perez were arrested on Monday. ...