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EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever clo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:04

Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in London for the House of Commons to prepare for Prime Minister's Questions, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. The EU's six founding nations, including Italy, Germany and France, have stressed their commitment to "an ever-closer union among the people of Europe." That’s awkward for Prime Minister David Cameron, who is seeking to loosen Britain’s relationship with the EU ahead of a U.K. referendum on whether to stay in the bloc. (Stefan Rousseau/ PA via AP)UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) — For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union."


2 killed in shooting at Alabama lawyer's office; 1 arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:59
HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say two people have been killed in a shooting at an attorney's office in Alabama.

Senate begins debate on whether to remove Pennsylvania AG

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:58

Senate begins debate on whether to remove Pennsylvania AGPennsylvania senators debated Wednesday whether to remove from office the state's attorney general because her law license is suspended while she defends herself against criminal charges.


Senate begins debate on whether to remove Pennsylvania AG

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:58

Senate begins debate on whether to remove Pennsylvania AGPennsylvania senators debated Wednesday whether to remove from office the state's attorney general because her law license is suspended while she defends herself against criminal charges.


Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:55
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions.

Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:53
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs.

Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:53
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs.

Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:46

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter is tweaking its timeline. The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline. It's part of the microblogging service's attempt to make its service more accessible to new users. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.


Federal prosecutors say former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty to lying during jail corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:39
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty to lying during jail corruption probe.

Federal prosecutors say former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty to lying during jail corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:39
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty to lying during jail corruption probe.

Delaware governor signs resolution apologizing for slavery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:37

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, left, bows his head in prayer before signing House Joint Resolution 10, which apologizes for the state’s role in slavery, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover, Del. Markell also presented a proclamation recognizing African American History Month. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.


Sheriff's deputies involved in Maryland shooting: sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:37
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies have been involved in a shooting on Wednesday in the area of a Wegmans supermarket in Abingdon, Maryland, according to a post on the Harford County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

1 year-old child fatally shot in face while inside her crib in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:31

1 year-old child fatally shot in face while inside her crib in Los AngelesA 1-year-old child has died after being shot in the face in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.


1 year-old child fatally shot in face while inside her crib in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:31

1 year-old child fatally shot in face while inside her crib in Los AngelesA 1-year-old child has died after being shot in the face in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.


Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:24

This Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, shows a Burger King "classic" hot dog at a media event to introduce the restaurant's new menu item, in New York. Burger King plans to start selling the hot dogs in the U.S. on Feb. 23. The company says it will offer two options of grilled dogs, a “chili cheese” and “classic” that has relish, onions, ketchup and mustard. (AP Photo/Candice Choi)NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.


North Carolina welfare applicants, recipients drug tested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:21
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drug testing of North Carolina welfare recipients and applicants is now happening at social service offices in the state.

Water expert rejects explanation on Flint corrosion control

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:19
A water expert who first raised concerns about lead in Flint's drinking water dismissed as "contrived" a city official's suggestion in an email that anti-corrosive phosphates weren't added to the Flint River because of worries that the chemicals would promote bacterial growth.

The Latest: Official: Father of slain baby is gang member

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:16
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a 1-year-old girl in Compton, California (all times local):

2 NJ students stop school bus after driver has medical emergency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:16

2 NJ students stop school bus after driver has medical emergencyTwo students were able to bring their school bus to a stop on Wednesday morning after their driver apparently suffered a medical emergency.


New Jersey police officer comes to rescue of boy choking on a quarter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:12

New Jersey police officer comes to rescue of boy choking on a quarterNew Jersey officer Francisco Sanchez performed abdominal thrusts and back blows on a child to dislodge a quarter he had swallowed.