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Damage estimates for Houston-area flooding on the rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:43
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say flooding that's claimed eight lives and displaced thousands of people in the Houston area has caused more than $14 million in damage and inundated more than 1,700 homes.

Damage estimates for Houston-area flooding on the rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:43
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say flooding that's claimed eight lives and displaced thousands of people in the Houston area has caused more than $14 million in damage and inundated more than 1,700 homes.

Cocaine cache found in candy jars at New York's JFK airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:35
Petra Hoyos-Bravo, 51, was arrested on Monday as she flew in from Mexico City, the agency said in a statement, noting that CBP officers found nearly $200,000 of cocaine in her luggage. Hoyos-Bravo was charged on Tuesday, and is scheduled to appear in Queens County Criminal Court on May 3. "This latest seizure demonstrates the vigilance of our CBP officers, and their excellence in detecting those who would try to smuggle these illegal substances," Robert Perez, the agency's director of field operations New York, said in a statement.

The Latest: Obama gives Cameron custom Shinola watch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:34

Britain's Prince Harry, left, stands with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, right, outside of Kensington Palace in London, with United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, prior to a private dinner, Friday April 22, 2016. Obama stepped into Britain's debate about EU membership and many other topics, as he starts a three day visit to Britain. (Chris Radburn/Pool via AP)LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to the United Kingdom (all times local):


Judge overturns dying inmate's conviction in wife's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:31
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge has tossed out the conviction of an inmate with terminal cancer who has been in prison the last two decades in the killing of his wife who was beaten death in their bedroom.

Rains help North Carolina firefighters battling wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:30
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Rains moved into North Carolina on Friday bringing some relief for firefighters battling three wildfires that have burned more than 18,000 acres.

NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:29
NEW YORK (AP) — The city will require private building owners to update heating and power systems to help meet a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph Safra

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:24

Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph SafraSAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has accepted charges filed by prosecutors against banking tycoon Joseph Safra for allegedly agreeing to pay more than $4 million in bribes to tax auditors to reduce or annul fines on unpaid taxes.


Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph Safra

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:24

Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph SafraSAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has accepted charges filed by prosecutors against banking tycoon Joseph Safra for allegedly agreeing to pay more than $4 million in bribes to tax auditors to reduce or annul fines on unpaid taxes.


US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:14
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain has called for a criminal investigation into what led to a massive spill of mine waste that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.

Markets Right Now: US indexes end mostly higher; tech drags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:11

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, April 22, 2016. Asian stocks fell Friday after Wall Street broke a three-day winning streak and declined. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on financial markets (all times local):


Argentina pays down much of its debt; US judge drops orders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina paid creditors on Friday who had refused debt restructurings after its record default, ending a long-standing legal dispute that returns the South American country to international credit markets after nearly 15 years.

Georgia lawmaker targets guidelines on campus sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:57
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker is taking aim at federal guidance issued to colleges and universities on the handling of complaints of sexual assault and harassment.

Freeway views are hot: Homeowners cozy up to urban eyesores

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:50

In this Thursday, March 17, 2016, photo, Robert Leviton poses for a photo on the balcony of his townhouse in Pasadena, Calif. The traffic on the stretch of highway, background, that runs alongside his complex creates a persistent din and is visible from any of his townhome's north-facing windows. Leviton knew it would be like this when he bought the two-bedroom unit for $666,000 last summer. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Leviton's loudest neighbor is a 12-lane freeway.


Freeway views are hot: Homeowners cozy up to urban eyesores

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:50

In this Thursday, March 17, 2016, photo, Robert Leviton poses for a photo on the balcony of his townhouse in Pasadena, Calif. The traffic on the stretch of highway, background, that runs alongside his complex creates a persistent din and is visible from any of his townhome's north-facing windows. Leviton knew it would be like this when he bought the two-bedroom unit for $666,000 last summer. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Leviton's loudest neighbor is a 12-lane freeway.


Student killed in assault at Wilmington, Del. high school remembered

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:40

Community mourns student who died in Delaware school assaultStudents at a Delaware school are still coming to terms with the tragic death of a classmate, who died following an assault in a bathroom.


Ohio woman sues sperm bank after birth of mixed-race baby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:35
Jennifer Cramblett of rural Uniontown in northeastern Ohio filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago claiming fraud, misconduct and negligence on the part of Midwest Sperm Bank because of the sperm it used to inseminate her in December 2011, according to the complaint. Cramblett gave birth to a "beautiful, obviously mixed race, baby" girl on August 21, 2012, after she learned five months beforehand that the sperm bank in Akron, Ohio used sperm from a black donor rather than a white donor as she had requested, court documents showed. Cramblett "is now facing numerous challenges and external pressures associated with an unplanned transracial parent-child relationship for which she was not, and is not, prepared," the suit said.

Court: Ohio officer fired for stabbing man should be rehired

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:32
CLEVELAND (AP) — A former police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should get her job back, an appeals court ruled.

The Latest: US 'absolutely intends to join' deal this year

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:26

Francois Hollande, President of France, left, listens as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, speaks during a news conference Friday, April 22, 2016, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change (all times local):


Vermont police faulted in trooper's heat death at gun range

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:07
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont workplace safety officials say state police lacked the medical supplies needed to treat a trooper who died of heat-related injuries at a firing range.