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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.


Lesbian ex-firefighter wins $800,000 in harassment lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:26
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island firefighter who said she suffered years of sexual harassment and gender discrimination by her colleagues has been awarded more than $800,000.

Timeline of the events following the arrest of Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:21
BALTIMORE (AP) — The events following the April 12, 2015, arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was injured in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department and died a week later. Six officers involved in the arrest are charged.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:01
"My expectation is that by the end of the year we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall." — President Barack Obama in an interview with CBS after the U.S. agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group.

Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:04

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi talks during an interview in his office in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, April 18, 2016. A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Makhzoomi, was taken off the April 9, 2016, flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, for questioning and the plane took off while that was happening. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a phone conversation in Arabic says he was degraded and humiliated and wants a public apology.


UC Davis chancellor acknowledges missteps, promises forums

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:47

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school's quad in Davis, Calif. Some California lawmakers want the head of the University of California, Davis to quit over the school's public relations spending after students were pepper-sprayed. As of Thursday, April 15, 2016, at least seven state lawmakers are calling for the resignation of school Chancellor Linda Katehi. The demands follow reports by the newspaper that the school paid image consultants at least $175,000 to try to clean up the online image of the university and Katehi after the 2011 incident. (Wayne Tilcock/The Enterprise via AP, File)DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said her office hired online image consultants to ensure searches showed the university's achievement and not to erase online content.


Finance minister: India has long list of needs, goals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:22
NEW YORK (AP) — India's finance minister says his country's needs include everything from more housing and factories to becoming more business friendly but that it's also committed to protecting the climate.

Standoff halts traffic, work for hours at California Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:12
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A vehicle covered in scribbled writing blocked traffic across from the California Capitol on Monday, stopping traffic for hours, leading police to close nearby businesses and disrupting government operations as officers tried to talk to a man inside before he was taken into custody.

Black women's book club settles lawsuit with California wine train company

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:59
Members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club came to an "amicable settlement" with the Napa Valley Wine Train company on Thursday, six months after filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California, their attorney Waukeen McCoy said. Train company officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

South Korea's central bank cuts growth forecast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:39
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank has lowered its growth forecast for Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Homes damaged, at least 5 dead in massive Houston flooding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:24

As Greens Bayou starts to crest its' banks, a man rescues a armadillo from flood waters in Houston, Texas, Monday, April 18, 2016. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — More than a foot of rain had fallen by Monday evening in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways, forcing the closure of schools and knocking out power to thousands of residents who were urged to shelter in place.


Q&A on adults who care for unaccompanied immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:23

FILE - In this Tuesday, 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) — Government statistics show 8 of every 10 immigrant children arriving in the country alone are released to adults who are in the United States illegally.


'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:13

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2003 file photo, actress Doris Roberts poses by her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony in Los Angeles. Family spokeswoman said Monday, April 18, 2016, that Roberts died overnight Sunday in her sleep in Los Angeles. She was 90. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everybody loved Doris Roberts.


The Latest: Asian shares rebound, led by Japan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:06

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 18, 2016. Share prices sank in early trading Monday after an effort by major oil producing nations to agree on production cuts failed over the weekend. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest news on global financial markets (all times local):


Foundation names 33 Andrew Carnegie Fellows winners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:04
NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Corporation of New York on Tuesday announced 33 winners of its prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellows in recognition of their proposed research on an array of topics in the social sciences and humanities.