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Family of man killed by Vineland police demands justice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:19

Family of man killed by Vineland police demands justiceFamily members of a man killed by Vineland police are demanding justice for what they say is a case of mistaken identity.


NY judge clears Pimco to pursue California lawsuit against AIG

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:18

The offices of PIMCO are shown in Newport BeachA federal judge on Monday cleared the way for Pacific Investment Management Co to pursue a California lawsuit accusing American International Group Inc of causing big losses by lying about its subprime mortgage exposure before its 2008 bailout. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan said it made sense for a California state court to handle Pimco's case, rather than have him decide, as AIG wanted, whether the unit of German insurer Allianz SE waited too long to sue. Jon Diat, an AIG spokesman, said the Manhattan-based insurer disagreed with Crotty's decision but looks forward to defending against Pimco in California.


Argentina returns to international credit markets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:09
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Monday returned to global bond markets for the first time in 15 years.

US stocks recover from an early slump and close higher

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:06

US stocks recover from an early slump and close higherEnergy companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Monday as investors shrugged off another slide in crude oil prices.


Feds won't pursue civil rights charges in police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:57
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against police in a 2013 fatal shooting in West Virginia.

Father swept away while trying to save drowning daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:49
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a father died after jumping into the ocean while trying to rescue his 6-year-old daughter who was swept away by strong surf in Florida.

2 teens injured in New Castle County crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:44

2 teens injured in New Castle County crashTwo teens are recovering after a crash in Montchanin, New Castle County.


Costco plans chicken plant in Nebraska: local council

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:27

Costco shopping carts shown in CaliforniaThe facility, if built in Nebraska's Dodge County, would create 1,100 jobs, work with local chicken farmers and invest $180 million in the region, the Greater Fremont Development Council said in a release dated April 14. Costco, the third-largest U.S. retailer, could not immediately be reached for comment.


Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:27

FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., speaks in Washington. The Pentagon misled Congress with inaccurate information about sexual assault cases that portrayed civilian law enforcement officials as less willing than military commanders to investigate and punish sex offenders, an Associated Press investigation found. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Senate bill that would make a major change in how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct, an Associated Press investigation found.


Box office top 20: 'The Jungle Book' rules with $103.3M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:25
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Jungle Book" ruled the box office with $103.3 million in its debut weekend, the latest Walt Disney Co. live action adaptation of one of the studio's cartoon classics to score big with moviegoers.

AP, Reuters, New York Times among 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:20

REUTERS PULITZER PRIZE BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRYThe Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for reporting on abuse in the seafood industry that helped free 2,000 slave laborers, and Reuters and The New York Times shared the breaking news photography award for images of the European refugee crisis. The Pulitzer Board, in conferring the most prestigious honors in U.S. journalism and the arts on Monday, also honored the Los Angeles Times for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the massacre by Islamist militants in San Bernardino, California. This year's announcement at New York's Columbia University marked the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzers, which began in 1917 after a bequest from newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.


Oregon defense contractor pleads guilty to bribery charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:19
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon defense contractor acknowledged Monday that he bribed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager to secure $171 million in contracts over a decade.

Police: Man shoots son for stealing food from grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:15
WHITE LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a North Carolina man who they say shot his son in the leg for stealing food from a family member.

Should woman go on $10 bill or $20 bill?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Should Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?

Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:02
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty Monday to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students last fall.

Ohio man accused of plotting government attack can stand trial: judge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:01

Christopher Cornell of Cincinnati, Ohio is pictured in this handout photoA federal judge on Monday made a preliminary finding that an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs was competent to stand trial. Judge Sandra Beckwith in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati said she will review evidence presented by prosecutors and defense and is expected to issue a final ruling in a written opinion in the case of Christopher Cornell from Green Township outside Cincinnati.


Arabic-speaker removed from California flight seeks apology

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:00
The incident unfolded as Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old University of California Berkeley student, was waiting for his April 6 flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland to take off. Makhzoomi, an Iraqi refugee, said he had called his uncle in Baghdad after taking his seat when he noticed a fellow passenger staring at him, said Zahra Billoo, executive director of CAIR's San Francisco Bay Area office, and media reports. The woman reported him to Southwest staff and Makhzoomi was escorted off the plane.

NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement upheld by U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:00
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the National Football League's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement with thousands of retired players, calling the agreement imperfect but fair. A small group of players had objected to the deal, which was approved in April 2015 by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia, because it did not cover potential victims of a degenerative brain disease that scientists have linked to repeated blows to the head. "It is the nature of a settlement that some will be dissatisfied with the ultimate result," Circuit Judge Thomas Ambro wrote for a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:59
Stocks closed higher on Monday, led by a recovery in the energy sector.

The Latest: Plight of refugees among themes of prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:58

Associated Press employees applaud as the AP wins the Pulitzer Prize for public service, Monday, April 18, 2016, in New York. The AP report documented the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply seafood to American tables, an investigation that spurred the release of more than 2,000 captive workers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):