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Japan's Asahi to buy Peroni, Grolsch brands from AB InBev

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 19:33
BRUSSELS (AP) — Japanese drinks group Asahi says it has reached an agreement with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev to buy the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands and related businesses, excluding certain U.S. rights.

Police investigate Montco stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 19:33

Police investigate Montco stabbingPolice say an unidentified person was stabbed in an alley in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


Houston recovering from yet another deadly flood

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 19:22

Houston recovering from yet another deadly floodAs more than a foot of rain deluged the nation's fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least five people dead, Houston's mayor said there was no immediate solution.


Visitation being held for a firefighter fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 19:20
HOLLYWOOD, Md. (AP) — A visitation is being held for a firefighter who was fatally shot while responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington.

2 bands cancel North Carolina concerts over new LGBT law

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

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo, Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam, performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York. Rock bands Pearl Jam and Boston are canceling shows in North Carolina over the state's new law on LGBT rights. In a statement issued Monday, April 18, 2016, on the band's website, Pearl Jam called the law "a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two rock bands have become the latest to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state's new law on LGBT rights.


Co-founders of Ben & Jerry's arrested at US Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 19:16

FILE - In this April 9, 2010, file photo, Vermont ice cream entrepreneurs Ben Cohen, left, and Jerry Greenfield pose for photos in Burlington, Vt. The co-founders of Ben & Jerry's were arrested Monday, April 18, 2016, at the U.S. Capitol as part of ongoing protests in Washington about the role of money in politics. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founders of Ben & Jerry's have been arrested at the U.S. Capitol as part of ongoing protests in Washington about the role of money in politics.


In Kansas, lawmakers lose patience with governor's tax cuts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:57

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to the legislature in Topeka, Kan. After he became governor in 2011, Brownback, slashed taxes on the promise that the cuts would trigger a furious wave of business expansion. But the “shot of adrenaline” hasn’t worked as envisioned, and the state budget remains in crisis. Now many of the same Republicans who helped pass Brownback’s plan are in revolt, refusing to help the governor cut spending after tax collections missed projections. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After he became Kansas governor in 2011, Sam Brownback slashed personal income taxes on the promise that the deep cuts would trigger a furious wave of hiring and expansion by businesses.


Johnson & Johnson tops Street 1Q forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:55

FILE - This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo, shows Johnson & Johnson baby products for sale at a pharmacy in Miami. Johnson & Johnson reports financial earnings on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $4.29 billion.


Police: FBI employee 'unintended target' in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the death of an FBI employee who authorities say was an "unintended target" in a shooting in southeast Washington.

A look at police use-of-force cases before Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:33
BALTIMORE (AP) — The widespread unrest that broke out in Baltimore on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral on April 27, 2015, has been attributed to a host of factors, including decades of dysfunction in the city's institutions, neighborhoods and leadership. But there were outside pressures, as well, including outrage in other cities over the deaths of other black men following their contact with police. Here of five of those cases:

Judge: Wife must testify against ex-teacher, current husband

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:27
ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a young Alabama wife must testify against her husband, a former high school teacher who's being charged because of their relationship.

Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in US illegally

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:25

FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio, Texas. The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show.


Crossing guard struck and killed in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:07

Crossing guard struck and killed in TrentonA crossing guard was struck and killed by a vehicle in Trenton Monday afternoon.


Taiwan protests ejection from OECD steel talks, blames China

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:01
BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan says its delegation was ejected from a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's steel committee after China complained, part of an apparent hardening of Beijing's attitude toward the island it claims as its own territory.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:59

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, left, shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, after introducing him during a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)1. TRUMP, CLINTON READY FOR 'HOME GAME' PRIMARIES


Rainbow-colored nooses removed from tree on Tennessee campus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:41
Police on Monday took down the row of nooses found near the university fine arts building on the main campus in Clarksville, Tennessee, after receiving several complaints, the school said in a statement. "This incident is deeply disturbing and is hurtful to our university community," said university president Alisa White. The noose is a symbol of racial hatred in the United States, where thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee between 1877 and 1950, according to a 2015 Equal Justice Initiative report.

Spain say it won't reach EU deficit target until 2017

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:40
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is setting a new budget deficit target of 3.6 percent of GDP for 2016 and says the figure won't fall below the EU ceiling of 3 percent until 2017, a year later than planned.

Residents escape flames in Gloucester Co. house

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:25

Residents escape flames in Gloucester Co. houseA fire damaged a house in Washington Township, New Jersey.


South Korea's central bank cuts growth forecast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:57

Women stand by a sale sign at a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. South Korea's central bank lowered its growth forecast for Asia's fourth-largest economy on Tuesday, citing the country's weak first-quarter economic performance and a downgrade in the global economic outlook. But it kept its policy rate steady for this month.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank lowered its growth forecast for Asia's fourth-largest economy on Tuesday, citing the country's weak first-quarter economic performance and a downgrade in the global economic outlook. But it kept its policy rate steady for this month.


3-alarm fire damages commercial building in Bridgeton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:57

3-alarm fire damages commercial building in BridgetonFlames damaged an abandoned chicken processing plant in Bridgeton, New Jersey.