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'Let them sell their summer homes': NYC pension dumps hedge funds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:59

Downtown Manhattan and the One World Trade building are pictured from the observation level of the Empire State Building in the Manhattan borough of New YorkNew York City's largest public pension is exiting all hedge fund investments in the latest sign that the $4 trillion public pension sector is losing patience with these often secretive portfolios at a time of poor performance and high fees. The board of the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) voted to leave blue chip firms such as Brevan Howard and D.E. Shaw after their consultants said they can reach their targeted investment returns with less risky funds. The move by the fund, which had $51.2 billion in assets as of Jan. 31, follows a similar actions by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers), the nation's largest public pension fund, and public pensions in Illinois.


Lawyers: Teen treated unfairly after nude images shared

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:59
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia high school senior says she was victimized twice — first when her ex-boyfriend shared nude images of her via social media and again when she was arrested for throwing water and cursing at him.

Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:59

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands’ world-class beaches and public parks. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday cracking down on a growing trend of campsites advertised as vacation rentals on online lodging services such as Airbnb. The […]
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Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:59

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands’ world-class beaches and public parks. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday cracking down on a growing trend of campsites advertised as vacation rentals on online lodging services such as Airbnb. The […]
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Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:59

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands’ world-class beaches and public parks. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday cracking down on a growing trend of campsites advertised as vacation rentals on online lodging services such as Airbnb. The […]

Japan government spokesman says 9 killed in strong quake on southern island of Kyushu

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:58

TOKYO (AP) — Japan government spokesman says 9 killed in strong quake on southern island of Kyushu.
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Japan government spokesman says 9 killed in strong quake on southern island of Kyushu

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:58

TOKYO (AP) — Japan government spokesman says 9 killed in strong quake on southern island of Kyushu.
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Japan government spokesman says 9 killed in strong quake on southern island of Kyushu

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:58

TOKYO (AP) — Japan government spokesman says 9 killed in strong quake on southern island of Kyushu.

California board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten, sends to governor

NBA - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:54

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — California board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten, sends to governor.
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California board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten, sends to governor

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:54

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — California board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten, sends to governor.
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California board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten, sends to governor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:54

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — California board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten, sends to governor.

The Latest: 3 religious leaders defended in abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:53

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 three Francisan friars are scheduled for an April 14 preliminary hearing on charges they allowed a suspected sexual predator to teach at a high school and hold other jobs where he molested more than 100 children. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania hearing in the case of three former Franciscan leaders charged with child endangerment for allegedly knowing a friar had been accused of molesting more than 100 children (all times local):


Conviction stands for ex-NYPD officer in stairwell shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:46

FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Police officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. The manslaughter conviction against Liang, who accidentally shot the unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell will stand, a judge decided Thursday, ruling that a juror didn't intentionally withhold information during jury selection. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A manslaughter conviction against a former police officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell will stand, a judge decided Thursday, ruling that a juror didn't intentionally withhold information about his father's criminal history during jury selection.


Will Philadelphians bear burden of sugary drink tax?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:45

Will Philadelphians bear burden of sugary drink tax?So how will the sugary drink tax play out for Philadelphia consumers?


California court hands unions victory, reverses judge who said teacher tenure unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California court hands unions victory, reverses judge who said teacher tenure unconstitutional.

Federal police 'saw Iguala students'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:43
Mexico's human rights commission says two Mexican federal police officers participated in the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero state in 2014.
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Suspect in Ohio officer's killing passes on initial hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:32

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Columbus Division of Police shows police SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith. The Ohio police officer died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him. (Columbus Division of Police via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man charged in the death of an Ohio police officer gave up his right to an initial court hearing, a prosecutor said Thursday, giving both sides more time to research the case, including whether the death penalty is appropriate.


Before Trump Campaign, Corey Lewandowski Rode Herd on a Town’s Leaders

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:32
Mr. Lewandowski monitored the government of Windham, N.H., even uncovering a fantasy football email scandal that brought down a prosecutor.









VIDEO: 'Bracing for a tidal wave of migrants'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:31
Libya has warned that it does not have the resources to control the flow of people heading to Europe. It has accused the EU of failing to deliver on promises of help.
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Dozens arrested in Denver-area pot raids targeting exporters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:31

An investigator tosses marijuana plants outside an illegal grow operation in north Denver early Thursday, April 14, 2016. Investigators have raided several homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area as part of a multi-state investigation into the illegal distribution of marijuana outside Colorado. (AP Photo/Sadie Gurman)DENVER (AP) — Police and federal agents arrested more than 40 people and seized piles of pot plants and elaborate growing equipment Thursday during raids of homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area, part of a multi-state investigation into the illegal distribution of marijuana outside Colorado.