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Three killed in Philadelphia row house shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:38
The three people killed were the suspect's brother, the brother's girlfriend and an unrelated man living in the home, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. All three victims had been shot in the head, NBC 10 in Philadelphia cited police as saying. Philadelphia police did not respond to requests for comment.

Prep school outlines new measures on sexual abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:10
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Top officials of an elite New Hampshire prep school dealing with a flurry of sexual abuse allegations hired several law firms to examine the school's handling of misconduct allegations levelled at faculty members.

British Airways flight believed to hit drone on approach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:04
LONDON (AP) — Police say a British Airways flight from Geneva hit an object believed to be a drone while on approach to London's Heathrow Airport.

1 dead in police-involved shooting in Vineland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:00

1 dead in police-involved shooting in VinelandPolice in South Jersey say a deadly shooting involved one of their own.


Obama immigration action goes before Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:58

A protester holds a sign as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that tests the boundaries of presidential powers, confronting the question of whether President Barack Obama exceeded his authority with unilateral action to spare millions of people in the country illegally from deportation. The case, one of the most consequential of the court's current term that ends in June, pits Obama against 26 states led by Texas that filed suit to block his 2014 immigration plan. The high court is evenly divided with four liberal justices and four conservatives following the February death of conservative Antonin Scalia.


Milestones in the Supreme Court immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:58
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a challenge by 26 states to President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrant children and parents who are in the country illegally. Here is a chronology of the case, United States v. Texas: June 15, 2012 - The Obama administration, through the Department of Homeland Security, initiates the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which suspends deportation for two years for people who entered the country illegally at least five years earlier, before they were age 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012.

Factbox: Legal issues in Supreme Court immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:58
(Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday takes up a challenge brought by Texas and other states to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the eight justices face a series of legal questions beginning with whether Texas and the other state challengers even have grounds to bring the case. Obama's November 2014 orders affect immigrants in the country illegally whose children are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents or who themselves have been in the United States since they were children. In this case, that means the states need to show that they would be hurt by the Obama administration's deferral of deportation for immigrant parents and children with deep ties to the United States but who are in the country illegally.

PHOTOS: Deadly Kensington triple shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:54

 Deadly Kensington triple shootingThree people were shot and killed in a shooting in Kensington early Sunday morning.


Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this point."

The Latest: Ecuador quake death toll rises to 238

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:36

A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Ecuador. (all times local):


Florida man run over 3 times, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:49
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man killed after being struck not once, not twice, but three times on a busy roadway in Orlando has investigators searching for two suspected hit-and-run drivers.

Air France resumes flights to Iran, after nuclear deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:47

Air France ground staffs work next to the Airbus A330 of the AF 738 Paris Teheran inaugural flight at Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, north of Paris, France, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Air France resumes flights to Iran after last year's landmark deal to curb Iranian nuclear activities, as part of larger French and European efforts to rebuild trade ties long frozen by sanctions. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — Air France has resumed flights to Iran after last year's landmark deal to curb Iranian nuclear activities, as part of larger French and European efforts to rebuild trade ties long frozen by sanctions.


Highlights of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:44

Highlights of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislationHere are major elements of the 80-page bill:


More than 20 hurt after pickup, bus collide in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:19
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 20 people have been hurt after a bus and a pickup truck collided in Las Vegas.

Prison historic site takes hard look at mass incarceration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:08

In this April 12, 2016 photo, people walk near Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The nearly two-century-old penitentiary in Philadelphia that is now a historic site is retooling its programming to take a critical look at mass incarceration in America. Eastern State Penitentiary is widely known for morphing into a hugely popular monthlong haunted house each Halloween, and for providing a look back on a bygone era of corrections. Now it’s about to make problems with today’s prison system a major focus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An old penitentiary-turned-historic-site that becomes a haunted house attraction each Halloween and provides a look back on a bygone era of corrections is taking a new direction with a hard look at today's prisons and America's high rate of incarceration.


Medical pot activists fear epilepsy drug could undercut them

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:07

In this April 6, 2016 photo, Tara Cordle poses with her son, Waylon during a visit to Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Waylon has severe epilepsy. He takes Epidiolex, derived from the cannabidiol in marijuana, to control his seizures as part of a national trial. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.


New Hampshire man asks to have murder sentence suspended

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:01

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006, file photo Eric Windhurst sits between his lawyers Mark Sisti, left, and Aime Cook in Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, N.H. Windhurst, who got away with murder for 20 years now wants his sentence reduced to the 10 years he’s already served. Windhurst was 17 when he fatally shot a friend’s stepfather, Paquette, after the friend told him that Paquettte had sexually abused her. A hearing is set for April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who got away with murder for 20 years now wants his sentence reduced to the 10 years he already has served.


Fast times, $16M for charity: Boston Marathon things to know

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:00

FILE - In this April 21, 2014, file photo, runners compete in the 118th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 120th running of the historic footrace is scheduled for Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — Happy birthday to the Boston Marathon, which turns 120 on Monday. (You don't look a day over 90.)


Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:59

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, White House press secretary Josh Earnest takes questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just about 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.


Trial begins for ex-reserve who fatally shot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:46

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Robert Bates arrives for his arraignment in Tulsa, Okla. The ex-Oklahoma sheriff’s reserve deputy who was recorded on body cameras fatally shooting an unarmed man after a foot pursuit goes to trial Monday, April 18, 2016, for second-degree manslaughter. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Lawyers for an Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect lying face-down on the ground and being restrained are expected to argue that the victim's drug use and health could have contributed to his death.