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EPA: Wildlife unaffected by oil spill in river in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:18
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A pipeline spill that dumped 48,000 gallons of diesel into a river that forms the border of southern Illinois and Indiana has had no effect on wildlife, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.

House approves bill slapping IRS over tea party controversy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill slapping at the Internal Revenue Service for its treatment of tea party and other conservative groups.

PHOTOS: Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 sought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:58

 Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 soughtOne of the fugitives on the Gloucester County Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.


Judge rejects tabloid's motion to dismiss Blake Shelton suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:54

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Blake Shelton performs at the 49th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, ruled that Shelton's defamation lawsuit against the publisher of In Touch magazine can proceed. The country star is suing the tabloid over a September 2015 cover story that stated he was headed to rehab for a drinking problem. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge says Blake Shelton's defamation lawsuit against the publisher of In Touch magazine can proceed because a headline declaring the singer was headed to rehab could be considered libelous.


PHOTOS: Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect caught, 8 sought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:54

 Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 soughtOne of the fugitives on the Gloucester County Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.


Missouri boy charged as adult in 12-year-old sister's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:52
JASPER, Mo. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy faces adult charges in the fatal shooting of his 12-year-old sister in rural southwest Missouri.

The Latest: Demonstrators gather outside ex-cop's sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:52

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, former New York City police officer Peter Liang, center, returns to the courtroom after a break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Liang was fired from the police force shortly after the February jury verdict in the death of Gurley. Liang will find out if he's going to prison during sentencing on Tuesday, April 19, following his manslaughter conviction in the accidental shooting death of the unarmed man in a darkened stairwell. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a New York Police Department officer in the stairwell shooting death of an unarmed man (all times local):


Utah declares pornography a public health hazard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:46
Utah on Tuesday declared pornography a public health hazard and mandated that computer technicians who find child pornography on a computer to report it to law enforcement authorities in Republican-backed moves supported by the Mormon Church. It was signed by Republican Governor Gary Herbert after being passed by the Republican-led legislature in the conservative and heavily Mormon state with the support of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography, backed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "I want to protect our families and our young people." Supporters said Utah's moves would help combat human trafficking, pornography addiction and rape.

One of Gloucester County's Most Wanted caught (PHOTOS)

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:46

 Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 soughtOne of the fugitives on the Gloucester County Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.


The Latest: Beshear calls Bevin inquiry 'pathetic spectacle'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:45
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's investigation into his Democratic predecessor (all times local):

St. Louis prosecutor still probing black teen's fatal shooting by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:45

The father of Mansur Ball-Bey stands in front of the steps where police shot his son as a photo of Mansur hangs on the fence in St. LouisThe St. Louis prosecutor's office said on Tuesday its investigation into the fatal shooting last summer of an 18-year-old black man by police remains open and no decision has been made on whether to charge the officers involved. St. Louis Metropolitan Police finished its probe of Mansur Ball-Bey's shooting in August and recently sent the findings to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce without filing charges against the officers, her office said. "We will review the (St. Louis police) report," George Sells, a spokesman for the Circuit Attorney's Office said in an email.


Four killed in apparent murder-suicide outside of Houston

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:39
Two children, both under 10, and two adults were found dead in a Houston-area home on Tuesday in an apparent murder-suicide, a local sheriff's office said. The adults appeared to be a husband and a wife and the four were found in a home in Katy, about 25 miles west of Houston, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said.

Charges dropped in 1998 Philadelphia murder, dismemberment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:38
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a suspect in a killing and dismemberment at a Philadelphia restaurant almost two decades ago, saying key witnesses have returned to China and are unavailable to testify.

Appeals court backs ban on snowboarders at Utah ski resort

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:37
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has backed a ban on snowboarders at a Utah ski resort.

Hanford officials prepare to pump nuke waste back into tank

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:36

FILE - This July 9, 2014 file photo shows a sign that says "Where Safety Comes First", which welcomes visitors to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. A Department of Energy contractor is checking after more waste leaked from the inner tank of a double-shell waste storage tank at the reservation over the weekend of April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials prepared Tuesday to pump thousands of gallons of leaked radioactive waste back into a 46-year-old storage tank that contains toxic leftovers from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons in Washington state.


Gallery sues over fines for artwork of partially nude woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:35

Artwork, left, by painter Tom Dash, depicting a partially a nude woman, hangs at Borghi Fine Art Gallery in Englewood, N.J., Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The gallery has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that its constitutional rights were violated when it was fined $1,250 per day and the owner, Laura Borghi, was threatened with up to 90 days in jail over the artwork, which shows a woman's bare buttocks. A city code says nude images have to be kept in interior rooms not visible from public areas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey gallery has filed a federal lawsuit over a city code violation it received for displaying artwork of a partially nude woman in its store window.


Countries clash over death penalty at UN drug policy session

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:35

Enrique Pena Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, addresses the U.N. special session on global drug policy, Tuesday April 19, 2016 at UN. headquarters. It is the first U.N. special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first U.N. special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years bristled with tension Tuesday over the use of the death penalty for drug-related offenses, as countries wrestled over whether to emphasize criminalization and punishment or health and human rights.


Stepdad arrested 14 years after boy vanished in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:31

In a May 4, 2002 photo, Tieray Jones is assisted by Bill Garcia, coordinator of the volunteer search efforts, after Jones collapsed during a candlelight vigil for Jahi Turner in Golden Hill, Calif. Jones was arrested Monday, April 18, 2016, by U.S. Marshals and Raleigh Police Department officers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, east of Raleigh. California officials plan to request the 37-year-old man be extradited to the state to face charges of murder and felony child abuse causing death, in the disappearance of Jahi Turner on April 25, 2002, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said. (Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fourteen years after a toddler vanished in San Diego, his stepfather was arrested across the country and expected to face a murder charge in the death of the 2-year-old boy whose body was never found.


Arizona highway shootings suspect likely to be freed from custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:25

Leslie Allen Merritt is pictured in this undated handout booking photoA man accused in a string of high-profile freeway shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area last year was likely to be released from custody after a judge on Tuesday reduced his bail to nothing from $150,000. The reduction in bail for Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, came after an emergency hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court during which his defense revealed that there had been a material change in the evidence. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office declined comment, citing a gag order in the case.


FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:16
Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. Baseball stadiums will feature the campaign's ...