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New Jersey education trustee to Muslims: 'Stay in your desserts'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:02
A northern New Jersey board of education member accused of Facebook posts urging Muslims to "stay in your desserts" is refusing to step down despite a growing list of educators and lawmakers calling for her resignation. Gladys Gryskiewicz remained listed as a trustee of the Elmwood Park Board of Education on its website on Wednesday despite an uproar over reports of a series of messages on her personal Facebook account.

Rhode Island pension fund to push for corporate diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:02
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's $7.5 billion pension fund will vote "no" any time a company in which it invests nominates a slate of corporate board nominees that would cause fewer than 30 percent of directors to be women or racial minorities, the state's treasurer said Wednesday.

Senate bill would promote wide variety of energy sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — From boosting solar and wind power to encouraging greater efficiency in new buildings, a bill approved by the Senate on Wednesday makes extensive changes to U.S. energy policy. The bill is the first far-reaching energy bill approved by the Senate since 2007.

APNewsBreak: Senate candidate bills campaign for family trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:55

FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Indiana Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Marlin Stutzman speaks during a debate with opponent Todd Young in Indianapolis. Stutzman billed his campaign more than $2,000 in airfare for his family's trip to the Ronald Reagan library in California, an apparent violation of federal election laws. The expense is part of hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses, meals and vehicle payments Stutzman has charged to his campaign fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Facebook page belonging to the wife of an Indiana congressman touted the family's visit to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with photos showing the two children by the conservative icon's grave and the couple in front of a "humble" wooden table where Reagan signed a massive tax cut.


Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:55

In this Feb. 18, 2016 photo, a Cash Transaction Unit, a high-security operation with bullet-proof payment windows set up specially for marijuana businesses paying their monthly taxes in cash, is installed in a retrofitted office space at the Oregon Department of Revenue at its Salem, Ore., headquarters. (AP Photos/Kristena Hansen)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a once-empty office in Oregon's Department of Revenue headquarters, officials have created a mini-fortress.


Propane tank explodes inside car in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:54

Propane tank explodes inside car in Port RichmondPhiladelphia police say a motorist is hospitalized after a leaking propane tank exploded inside a car in Port Richmond.


How Oregon pot dealers pay taxes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:52

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2014, file photo, Cannabis City clerk Will Bibbs, left, helps a customer looking over a display case of marijuana products at the shop in Seattle. As more states legalize marijuana banking remains a major hurtle for the industry. The federal government could decide this summer to reclassify marijuana from the "most dangerous drugs" list, although it's unclear how the banking industry will respond. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has raked in $6.84 million so far from January and February recreational pot sales — far outpacing the $3 million projected for the entire year.


PHOTOS: Dozens charged in Pa. to Detroit drug ring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:51

 Dozens charged in Pa. to Detroit drug ringA total of 43 people have been charged after an investigation into a drug ring that stretched from western Pennsylvania to Detroit.


Feds say Panama Papers relevant to criminal probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of leaked documents showing how the world's richest avoid tax obligations are "relevant" to a criminal investigation, a top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said in a letter to the journalism consortium that has overseen investigative reporting on the so-called Panama Papers.

Five ex-Madoff employees lose U.S. appeal of convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:48
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of five former employees of Bernard Madoff's firm who prosecutors said helped their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected arguments by the ex-employees' lawyers challenging various lower-court rulings and the sufficiency of the evidence presented during their six-month trial. Back-office director Daniel Bonventre, portfolio managers Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi, and computer programmers Jerome O'Hara and George Perez also lost a challenge to what they called a racial aspect of a federal prosecutor's closing argument.

3rd sewage line breaks in Memphis, spills waste into river

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:23
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers are making emergency repairs to a broken sewer line that's spewing about 1 million gallons of wastewater per day into a Mississippi River tributary in Memphis, an official said Wednesday.

Fact sheet: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:23

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is newly styled and more fuel efficient, with more of the latest safety and tech features. (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT2016 Chevrolet Malibu Premier


Modern styling, new tech, fuel economy highlight new Malibu

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:22

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is newly styled and more fuel efficient, with more of the latest safety and tech features. (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) MANDATORY CREDITChevrolet revamped the Malibu for 2016, making the family sedan look more modern and giving it more safety and technology features, including software that helps keep teen-agers safe and parents in the know.


Planned Parenthood hits states on defunding after U.S. warning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:19

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks on stage at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards where she receives an award, in the Manhattan borough of New YorkPlanned Parenthood, the women's healthcare group under attack recently by U.S. anti-abortion activists, hit back on Wednesday, criticizing some states for trying to block funding for the organization. Shortly before making a speech at Georgetown University, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told reporters that a letter sent on Tuesday to state Medicaid agencies makes clear that efforts to defund her group are illegal. Federal Medicaid Director Vikki Wachino sent the letter to Medicaid agencies in all 50 U.S. states, warning them against cutting off funds to Planned Parenthood.


Police ID man fatally shot after firing from balcony

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:18
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland are identifying the man they say was fatally shot by an officer after he fired at police from a third-floor balcony.

Canada to introduce marijuana legislation in spring 2017

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Canada's health minister says legislation to legalize marijuana will be introduced next spring.

The Latest: Man charged after missing priest was found dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:16
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a Florida priest Rev. Rene Wayne Robert whose body was found dead in Georgia after being reported missing since April 12. (all times local):

Ohio teen electrocutes himself during home experiment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:48
(Reuters) - A 15-year-old Ohio boy electrocuted himself while trying to conduct a high-voltage experiment he saw on YouTube, a sheriff's official said on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Dozens arrested in Pa. to Detroit drug ring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:46

 Dozens charged in Pa. to Detroit drug ringA total of 43 people have been charged after an investigation into a drug ring that stretched from western Pennsylvania to Detroit.


Police: 1 round in gun found at scene of Will Smith shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:45

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. New Orleans police released an incident report Tuesday, April 20, 2016, saying the first officer to arrive on the scene of Smith's shooting death April 9, 2016, found a gun on the hood of a vehicle with the empty magazine removed and one round in the chamber. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first officer to arrive on the scene of the shooting death of former Saints player Will Smith found a gun on the hood of a vehicle with the empty magazine removed and one round in the chamber, New Orleans police said Wednesday.