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Arizona lawmaker drops ban on journalists who refuse checks

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:41

PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives allowed journalists who refused to submit to extensive background checks back on to the floor of the chamber Tuesday amid pressure from lawmakers and the public over the sudden shift in decades-old policy. The announcement came five days after Republican House Speaker David Gowan […]
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Arizona lawmaker drops ban on journalists who refuse checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:41

PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives allowed journalists who refused to submit to extensive background checks back on to the floor of the chamber Tuesday amid pressure from lawmakers and the public over the sudden shift in decades-old policy. The announcement came five days after Republican House Speaker David Gowan […]

Gambling only a short-term fix for cash-starved states: study

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:41
The Rockefeller Institute of Government said more than a dozen states legalized or expanded gambling in the wake of last decade's Great Recession. Lottery revenue fell for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2015. Local officials in cash-strapped Atlantic City, currently the only area in New Jersey where gambling is allowed, say new casinos will cause the city to lose even more revenue.

CP-NS merger: the runaway train we dodged

NBA - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:39

A tie-up between two giant railroads would have set off a ripple of more deals, more jobs cut, worse service.
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CP-NS merger: the runaway train we dodged

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:39

A tie-up between two giant railroads would have set off a ripple of more deals, more jobs cut, worse service.
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CP-NS merger: the runaway train we dodged

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:39

A tie-up between two giant railroads would have set off a ripple of more deals, more jobs cut, worse service.

1 hurt in crash on City Avenue bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:39

1 hurt in crash on City Avenue bridgeOne person is recovering after a crash on the City Avenue bridge in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Brazil President lashes out at VP over impeachment bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:37

A supporter of President Dilma Rousseff acts like a puppet being manipulated by another person during a demonstration against Rousseff's impeachment process, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, April 11, 2016. As a congressional committee voted Monday to recommend that the process to impeach Rousseff move forward thousands of her supporters turned out for anti-impeachment events in downtown Rio de Janeiro, attended by top musicians, artists and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday called her Vice President Michel Temer the "head of the conspiracy" that seeks to remove her from office in her most direct attack on him so far.


The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:19
App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 10, 2016:

Deutsche Bank freezes plans for North Carolina jobs over transgender law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:17

The headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank is photographed early evening in FrankfurtFRANKFURT/WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is freezing plans to create 250 new jobs in North Carolina after the state enacted a law last month that opponents say discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. The announcement on Tuesday by Germany's largest lender follows other corporate protests of the law, one of a number of measures pitting LGBT equality rights against religious freedoms in state legislatures across the United States. The North Carolina law prohibits anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Cosby's wife to face another day of questioning in lawsuit: judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:17

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille arrive at the Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in WashingtonBill Cosby's wife of 52 years will have to submit to another day of questioning by lawyers for seven women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them, but need not reveal intimate details of their marriage, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday. In rejecting Camille Cosby's request not have to have to participate in another deposition, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy told a lawyer for the seven women to limit his questioning to relevant topics, castigating him for crossing that line in a February deposition. Hennessy ruled that the new deposition will be limited to five hours and 45 minutes, with the two sides agreeing to hold it at a Boston hotel on Feb. 19.


Palestinian Authority, PLO appeal U.S. terror support verdict

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:16
The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization on Tuesday urged a U.S. appeals court to toss a more than $655 million award won by a group of American families who accused them of supporting terrorist attacks in Israel. A lawyer for the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, the government and diplomatic representative of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, argued to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that the case should never have reached trial. A U.S. jury in 2015 found the defendants liable under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act in a case that could bolster efforts by Americans to use the law to hold foreign entities responsible in U.S. courts for overseas attacks.

Legislative panel backs financial guarantee for LA Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:15
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislative panel has advanced a bill committing the state to cover up to $250 million in cost overruns as part of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics.

EU Commission buys time to decide on visas for U.S., Canada

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:13

A sign is seen at the European Commission headquarters ahead of statements by the EC on the effectiveness of existing measures against tax evasion and money-laundering in light of the recent Panama Paper revelations, in Brussels, BelgiumThe European Commission effectively delayed by three months on Tuesday any decision on whether to introduce visa requirements for U.S. and Canadian citizens by asking EU member states and the European Parliament to discuss their stance. The EU executive had signaled it was considering such a move on visas in the midst of difficult negotiations with the United States on a multi-billion dollar transatlantic trade pact. The European Union's visa policy is based on reciprocity and the United States and Canada currently require visas for citizens of several EU member states including Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.


Long Island Is Both Hostile Territory and Fertile Ground for Donald Trump

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:11
The candidate will be counting on Long Island, a power base for New York Republicans, in next week’s primary. But he also faces a test of his broader appeal to suburban voters.









Student says high school faculty mocked his Donald Trump hat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:10
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student says he was ridiculed by faculty members when he wore a red baseball cap bearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign slogan.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:10
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April. 10, 2016:

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:10
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April. 10, 2016:
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Stephen Hawking joins bid to seek life with tiny spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:09
NEW YORK (AP) — An Internet investor has enlisted famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to help him with a futuristic plan for seeking life in outer space.

Deadly yellow fever spreads to DR Congo

BBC World News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:07
An outbreak of yellow fever kills 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization says, linking it to cases in Angola.
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