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Arkansas governor signs revised religious objections bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:35
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a revised version of a religious objections bill that supporters say addresses concerns that the original proposal sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

UN: Police used 'excessive force' in killing Mali protesters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:28
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Members of a U.N. police unit in the West African country of Mali used "unauthorized and excessive force" in fatally shooting three civilians and wounding four others during a protest in January, the U.N. announced Thursday. It was one of the most serious incidents of violence by peacekeepers in the past decade.

Stock split could cost Google over $500 million

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:19

FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google may have to pay more than half a billion dollars for an unorthodox stock split aimed at ensuring co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin retain control over the Internet’s most profitable company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.


Police: Woman admitted fatally stabbing lawyer at DC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:19

These handout photos from video, provided by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department shows a person of interest, taken inside of the Donovan Hotel in Washington, in the homicide of 30-year-old David Messerschmitt of Washington. A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving, a court document filed Thursday said. Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder while armed. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving, a court document filed Thursday said.


25 new billboards praising Massachusetts gun laws taken down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:18
BOSTON (AP) — More than two dozen newly installed billboards praising Massachusetts gun laws have been removed after a pro-gun group said they were misleading.

Deadly Los Angeles hotel fire investigated as suspicious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:18
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cause of a hotel fire that killed one person and injured 15 others, including some who jumped from a second story to escape, is considered suspicious, fire officials said Thursday.

X-ray weapon defendant says authorities concocted plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:16
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of helping to build a mobile X-ray device he thought would be used to kill people at a mosque and an Islamic center has asked the judge to dismiss charges, saying the plot was concocted by undercover investigators.

HIV-positive Ohio man indicted on charges he raped 3 girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:15
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An HIV-positive man suspected of raping three children has been indicted by an Ohio grand jury.

Great-grandma featured in Facebook photo with newborn dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:10

In this photo provided by Sarah Hamm, Rosa Camfield holds her newborn great-granddaughter, Kaylee, in Chandler, Ariz., on March 17, 2015. Camfield, 101, died in her sleep late Monday night, March 30, 2015. She became a social media sensation earlier this month thanks to a Facebook posting of the photo. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sarah Hamm)PHOENIX (AP) — A 101-year-old Arizona woman who became a social media sensation earlier this month when she was photographed cradling her newborn great-granddaughter has died, a family member said Thursday.


Florida prison workers accused of plotting to kill inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:08

This arrest photo provided by the Union County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Thomas Jordan Driver. Driver, a prison employee, who together with another current employee of the Florida Dept. of Corrections and a former employee were arrested Thursday, April 2, 2015. The three, who are Ku Klux Klan members, planned to kill a black inmate after his release in retaliation for a fight, officials said. (AP Photo/Union County, Fla., Sheriff's Office)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release because they believed the man is infected with HIV and hepatitis and he bit one of them during a fight, officials said Thursday.


Garbage truck hits highway overpass, flips over; driver dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:07

In this Thursday, April 2, 2015, photo released by the Fairfield Fire Department, fire and police officials work at the scene of a fatal truck crash in Fairfield, Conn., where the driver of a garbage hauling truck died after part of his vehicle struck an overpass on Interstate 95 and flipped over. (AP Photo/Fairfield Fire Department)FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A garbage hauling truck with its rear lifting mechanism raised has struck a Connecticut highway overpass and flipped over, killing the driver.


Kansas to allow carrying of concealed guns without permit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:06

Gov. Sam Brownback signed bipartisan legislation Thursday, April 2, 2015, adding Kansas to the short list of states allowing unlicensed possession of concealed firearms and eliminating a weapons training mandate for people to carry hidden guns. (AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Thad Allton)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will become the fifth state to allow its residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit throughout the state.


Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 4th Minnesota farm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:04

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre, Minn. A bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in Minnesota, state and federal agencies confirmed Thursday, April 2, 2015, bringing the total number of outbreaks in the Midwest to 9 and leading to the death of 314,000 birds since early March. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter,File)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in Minnesota, state and federal agencies confirmed Thursday, bringing the total number of outbreaks in the Midwest to nine and leading to the deaths of 314,000 birds since early March.


Ohio governor signs new rules to help reduce Lake Erie algae

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:54

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo, the City of Toledo water intake crib is surrounded by algae in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Ohio's latest and wide-ranging response to the toxic algae in Lake Erie that last year contaminated one of the state's largest drinking water systems will put a stop to practices that environmentalists have complained about for years. Now the big question is will it make a big difference. That answer won't come for at least several years. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's efforts to slow the spread of toxic algae in Lake Erie will soon force some farmers to change how they handle livestock manure and require more testing for pollutants at the state's largest wastewater treatment plants.


Brewerytown double shooting leaves 2 hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:52

Brewerytown double shooting leaves 2 hospitalizedTwo people are hospitalized following a shooting in Philadelphia's Brewerytown section.


Georgia officer who shot man in car got good evaluations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:43
ATLANTA (AP) — Supervisors for an Atlanta area police officer who fatally shot a man last month outside a tire store have consistently evaluated him as a top performer who handled stressful situations well.

Arkansas governor signs revised religious objections bill into law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:41
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas governor signs revised religious objections bill into law.

Al-Shabab militants kill 147 at university in Kenya

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:36

Al-Shabab militants kill 147 at university in KenyaAl-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk.


1 worker dead, 3 hurt in steel frame collapse in North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:34
ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — The steel frame of an under-construction activities center has collapsed outside a North Texas school, leaving one worker dead and three others hurt.

Indiana lawmakers approve changes to religious objections law amid discrimination fears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:25
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers approve changes to religious objections law amid discrimination fears.