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Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 15:00
"We don't have much of a race anymore." — Donald Trump, after defeating John Kasich and Ted Cruz with ease in New York's Republican primary.

Fire destroys Bucks County home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:55

Fire destroys Bucks County homeFlames were through the roof when firefighters arrived


The Latest: Bear that mauled professor was a brown bear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:42

This April 2, 2016, photo provided by Gemini Waltz Media shows Forest Wagner at a Eaglecrest Ski Area in Douglas, Alaska. Wagner, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, was mauled by a bear while leading a mountaineering class near Haines, Alaska, on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Cortes Perez, Gemini Waltz Media via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a university educator mauled by a bear in Alaska (all times local):


Chinese electric car maker enters US market by selling buses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:12

In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2016, performers take part in an event to introduce the Yuan, the latest Plug-in Hybrid mini SUV from BYD in Beijing, China. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan or GM is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus.


Freeway shooting suspect released amid doubts about evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:05

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2015 file photo suspected Phoenix freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., right, talks with his attorney Ulises Ferragut during a motion to modify his release at Superior Court in Phoenix. A judge on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 allowed Merritt charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. The judge overseeing the case reduced Merritt's bond to zero and said he can return to his home under electronic monitoring. (Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic via AP,File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT. NO MAGS. NO SALES. MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — A man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year has been released from jail amid questions about the evidence that authorities say links him to the crimes.


Officials: 3 to be charged in Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:52

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Bill Schuette speaks at the Detroit Police Officers Association in Detroit. Michigan’s attorney general Schuette will announce criminal charges Wednesday, April 20, 2016, against two state regulators and a Flint employee, alleging wrongdoing related to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis, according to government officials familiar with the investigation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general will announce criminal charges Wednesday against two state regulators and a Flint employee, alleging wrongdoing related to the city's lead-tainted water crisis, according to government officials familiar with the investigation.


'Muzzles' mine rich vein of speech limits among US colleges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The "Jefferson Muzzles," those dubious awards shaming the worst free-speech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year — from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.

Massive fraud claims reverberate in remote area of Vermont

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:35

This April 18, 2006 photo shows a razed block in downtown Newport, Vt. Sweeping plans for development in an economically depressed area of northern Vermont brought the promise of jobs to a region that has some of the highest unemployment rates in the state. But new allegations that Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak ski resort, and his partner Ariel Quiros, owner of Jay Peak, misused more than $200 million in foreign investors' money “in Ponzi-like fashion” has brought some of the development to a halt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Sweeping development plans for a remote area of northern Vermont — a biomedical research plant, a hotel and conference center, an airport runway extension, and big upgrades at two ski areas — brought the promise of jobs to a region that has some of the highest unemployment rates in the state.


Kuwait oil unions end 3-day strike over government cutbacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:34

Suhail Mohamed al-Mazrouei, the United Arab Emirates' energy minister, center left, walks out of a oil production meeting with Anas al-Saleh, Kuwait's finance minister and acting oil minister, center right, in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Oil-producing countries are meeting in Qatar to discuss a possible freeze of production to counter low global prices, but Iran's last-minute decision to stay home could dilute the impact of any agreement. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Oil unions in Kuwait ended a three-day strike over government cutbacks, authorities said Wednesday, though it remained unclear what concessions may have been granted to the workers amid low global crude prices.


Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:21
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Banking remains a major hurdle for the legal marijuana industry, but new federal data suggest that's beginning to change.

Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Media freedom around the world has suffered a "deep and disturbing decline" due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday.

Scallop fishermen to discuss quota concern with regulators

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:06
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators and scallop fishermen are meeting to discuss how to regulate the industry in the northern Gulf of Maine.

Commission: LA policeman justified in shooting unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:05

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo, Walter DeLeon, left, discusses the details of his shooting last June as his mother Elisa cries in Covina, Calif. The Los Angeles Police Commission says an officer was justified in shooting and gravely wounding the unarmed man who approached him and his partner last year with a towel wrapped around one of his hands. In issuing its ruling Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the commission released a report quoting a witness as saying that moments before DeLeon was shot he said to call 911 and say he had a gun. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer was justified in shooting and gravely wounding an unarmed man who approached him and his partner with a towel wrapped around one of his hands, the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday.


New York primary results: Trump, Clinton winners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:40

 Trump, Clinton winnersFront-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.


Ex-Arkansas pastor charged with rape gets 2 life sentences

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:37
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas children's pastor has been given two life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the rape of two young girls.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus drops Johnny Manziel as client

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:35
Drew Rosenhaus has dropped Johnny Manziel as a client.

75-year-old Bucks County man charged with sexually assaulting children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:34

75-year-old Bucks County man charged with sexually assaulting childrenPolice in Warminster, Bucks County say a 75-year-old man faces several charges for sexually assaulting two children.


Haverford Township police officer, 39, dies of sudden illness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:20

Haverford Township police officer, 39, dies of sudden illnessA seven-year veteran of the Haverford Township Police Department has died after a sudden illness.


Texas police: Father kills wife, son, daughter, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:17
KATY, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a man shot and killed his wife, son and daughter before killing himself in a Houston-area home.

The Latest: Candlelight vigil held for superintendent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:14
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey superintendent killed by student driver while out jogging (all times local):