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Chicago police task force recommends wide range of reforms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:22

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by white officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. The Task Force on Police Accountability recommends abolishing the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates officer misconduct. The panel was created in the wake of protests over Van Dyke's fatal shooting of McDonald. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A task force that reviewed Chicago police practices in the wake of several police shootings of young black men has issued recommendations for sweeping changes, including hiring an inspector general and overhauling union contracts.


Senate panel issues subpoena to EPA over Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on a Colorado mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states last summer.

Senate panel issues subpoena to EPA over Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on a Colorado mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states last summer.

US confirms Zika causes birth defects

BBC World News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:18
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects including microcephaly.
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Infant dies on first day at Lehigh Township day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:17

Infant dies on first day at Lehigh Township day carePennsylvania child-welfare authorities have shut down a day care center where a 3-month-old girl died on her first day.


Suspect in terrorism case wants home detention in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:16
ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of helping to provide financial support to an al-Qaida leader wants a judge to allow him to live with relatives in Georgia while he awaits trial.

Rescuers dug through 4 feet of snow to reach stranded skiers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:16
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Helicopters trying to rescue two skiers trapped on an Alaska ice field for four days waited out whiteout conditions that one pilot said were like flying inside a pingpong ball.

Atlético Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (agg: 3-2)

BBC World News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:15
Holders Barcelona suffer a shock Champions League exit as Antoine Griezmann's double sends Atletico Madrid into the semi-finals.
Categories: BBC World News

Pennsylvania set to OK medical marijuana; Ohio could follow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:14

Diana Briggs, left, Jamie Messersmith and Cooper Salemme listen at a news conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol where parents of children suffering from debilitating seizures urged the state House of Representatives to pass medical marijuana legislation, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa. Briggs, of Export, is holding a photo of her son Ryan, 15, who suffers daily seizures, and cannot walk or talk. Messersmith's nephew and Salemme's brother Jackson, 9, also suffers daily seizures. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is set to become the latest state to legalize medical marijuana as the Legislature sent a bill to the governor on Wednesday, after parents of children suffering from debilitating seizures circulated the Capitol urging lawmakers to act.


Philadelphia nun fights DUI charge in N.J. court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:13

Philadelphia nun fights DUI charge in N.J. courtA Philadelphia nun accused of driving drunk is on trial in New Jersey.


Philadelphia nun fights DUI charge in N.J. court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:13

Philadelphia nun fights DUI charge in N.J. courtA Philadelphia nun accused of driving drunk is on trial in New Jersey.


Louisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:11

Two bride figurines are seen during a rally in response to the California Supreme Court's ruling regarding Proposition 8 in HollywoodThe Democrat's executive order also protects state employees against discrimination based on other criteria including race, religion, disability or age. It bans state agencies from discrimination, while offering an exemption for churches and religious organizations. Edwards followed previous Democratic Louisiana Governors Edwin Edwards and Kathleen Blanco in signing such an order as there is no state law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people from employment discrimination, the governor's office said in a statement.


White Pass - 4/13/2016 2:58:16 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:11
White Pass US12
4/13/2016 2:58:16 PM

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Satus Pass - 4/13/2016 2:54:40 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:11
Satus Pass US97
4/13/2016 2:54:40 PM

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Stevens Pass - 4/13/2016 2:57:34 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:11
Stevens Pass US2
4/13/2016 2:57:34 PM

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Blewett Pass - 4/13/2016 2:43:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:11
Blewett Pass US97
4/13/2016 2:43:53 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/13/2016 2:46:37 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:11
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4/13/2016 2:46:37 PM

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Charges of U.S. maid held captive due to 'cultural confusion,' lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:10
A Southern California couple accused of forcing an Indonesian woman to work as an unpaid live-in maid are victims of "cultural confusion," their attorney said on Wednesday. The case against Firas Majeed and Shatha Abbas, who are originally from Iraq, stems from misunderstandings due to money and language differences among the immigrants, defense attorney Douglas Brown told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Majeed, 44, and Abbas, 38, were arrested this month on charges they forced their housekeeper to work up to 18 hours a day without pay in their San Diego-area apartment.

Charges of U.S. maid held captive due to 'cultural confusion,' lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:10
A Southern California couple accused of forcing an Indonesian woman to work as an unpaid live-in maid are victims of "cultural confusion," their attorney said on Wednesday. The case against Firas Majeed and Shatha Abbas, who are originally from Iraq, stems from misunderstandings due to money and language differences among the immigrants, defense attorney Douglas Brown told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Majeed, 44, and Abbas, 38, were arrested this month on charges they forced their housekeeper to work up to 18 hours a day without pay in their San Diego-area apartment.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Republicans want answers on visit to Iran

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:09

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Frank LoBiondo speaks in Trenton, N.J. LoBiondo is one of three Republican congressmen who went to the Iranian Interest Section to apply in person for visas to travel to Iran. That was more than two months ago and they still don’t have an answer. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop us if you've heard this one. Three guys walk into ... the Iranian Interests Section in Washington.