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U.S. Navy commander sentenced to prison in wide-ranging bribery scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 05:07
A high-profile U.S. Navy commander who pleaded guilty to accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, who was born in Cambodia during the Vietnam War and gained media attention for his rise to captain of a U.S. Navy destroyer, is the latest high-ranking officer to be sentenced in the $30 million bribery scandal. In all 10 people have been charged in the case and nine have pleaded guilty, including Malaysian businessman Leonard Francis, known to friends as "Fat Leonard," who prosecutors say paid some $500,000 in bribes to Navy officials.

San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 05:04

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr makes his way to a podium before the start of a news conference Friday, April 29, 2016, in San Francisco. Suhr ordered that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.


Human remains found where ex-pastor said he buried woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:59
OCEAN CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida pastor said he buried a woman's body nearly five years ago.

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:57

In this photo taken by Salem Township Supervisor Kerry Jobe, flames erupt during a natural gas explosion at a pipeline complex in Greensburg, Pa., Friday, April 29, 2016. The explosion, which burned one person, caused flames to shoot above nearby treetops in the largely rural Salem Township, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, and prompted authorities to evacuate businesses nearby. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately clear. (Kerry Jobe via AP)GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said.


Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack asks to delay trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:56

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2015 courtroom file sketch, Enrique Marquez Jr. appears in federal court in Riverside, Calif. Marquez, who faces charges for buying the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack, is asking that his trial be moved from July to March 2017. In a Friday, April 29, 2016 filing in federal court, attorneys for Marquez say there's too much evidence involved to make a July trial practical or fair to their client. (Bill Robles via AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino terror attack has asked that his trial be pushed back by eight months to March of next year, according to a court filing Friday.


VIDEO: Carson Wentz arrives in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:56

 Carson Wentz arrives in PhiladelphiaThe Action Cam was at Philadelphia International Airport as the newest Philadelphia Eagle, former North Dakota State University standout quarterback Carson Wentz, arrived in town.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:53
U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:49
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's largest brewer says it has shut down beer production at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.

The Latest: Firm says pipeline in fire was fine in 2012

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:47

 Firm says pipeline in fire was fine in 2012GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):


One woman charged in Texas after children found tied up in yard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:43
A woman has been arrested in the San Antonio area and charged with child abuse after deputies found a 2-year-old child chained to the ground and another on a leash tied to a door in the backyard of her residence, officials said on Friday. Deputies arrived at the home late on Thursday after receiving complaints from neighbors about children crying in the yard, the Bexar County Sheriff's office said. A total of eight children were at the residence but sheriff's office spokesman James Keith said there were no adults present when deputies arrived.

Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:40
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture of following sect leader edicts at the expense of the constitutional rights of nonbelievers and should be disbanded, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing.

The Latest: Video threatening US students posted from Europe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:40
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a video threat connected to Ohio University (all times local):

Federal investigators fault VA review of Texas wait times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:36
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have determined that an investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs into the manipulation of wait times for Texas veterans seeking care was "deficient and unreasonable."

Woman who survived lightning strike feels lucky to be alive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:34

In this photo taken on June 19, 2015 provided by Mollyann Hart, Hart poses for a selfie showing injuries from a lightning strike while recovering at a hospital in Hagerstown, Md. She and her sister were struck after taking shelter inside a stone observation tower at Washington Monument State Park. The tower reopened Thursday, April 28, 2016, after a closure to repair damage caused by the strike. (Mollyann Hart via AP)HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The lightning bolt followed an explosive thunderclap, striking with such force that it cracked the stone observation tower where Appalachian Trail hikers Mollyann Hart and her sister Lauren Bognovitz had taken shelter and blasted them outside into the torrential rain.


Police: No charges yet in Delaware student death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:33

 No charges yet in Delaware student deathPolice in Wilmington, Delaware held a news conference on Friday to reiterate that charges have not yet been filed in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis.


2 behind Planned Parenthood videos rejecting plea deals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:32
HOUSTON (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists indicted in connection with making undercover Planned Parenthood videos are rejecting plea deals offering them probation.

2 plane emergencies cleared at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:27

2 plane emergencies cleared at Philadelphia International AirportTwo aircraft emergencies were reported at Philadelphia International Airport within 15 minutes of each other on Friday morning, leading to a temporary ground stop.


Police and fire crews search for body in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:25

Police and fire crews search for body in Schuylkill RiverPhiladelphia police and firefighters are searching for a person who may be missing in the Schuylkill River.


American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:22

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, violinist Rachel Barton appears at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pine says an American Airlines flight attendant and captain would not allow her violin as a carry-on from Chicago to Albuquerque, N.M. She says federal regulations and the airline’s own policy specifically permit violins as carry-ons. American spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the American Eagle flight captain determined that the instrument could not be safely secured in an overhead bin or under a seat. Barton was rebooked for travel Friday, April 29, 2016, and received an apology from the airline. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage.


Protests follow Donald Trump to California GOP convention

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:21

Protests follow Donald Trump to California GOP conventionSeveral hundred protesters opposing Donald Trump gathered Friday outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak to California Republicans, and a large contingent of police sought to head off violence like what followed a rally in Southern California the night before.