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Philadelphia police keep law, order during 'Day of Action'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:31

Philadelphia police keep law, order during 'Day of Action'Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan spoke to Action News about the plan to keep the peace.


Has China's slowdown bottomed out? Growth at 6.7 pct in 1Q

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:16

A man walks between vehicles in the parking lot of a refitting factory in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Friday, April 15, 2016. China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent compared with the previous year, according to official data released Friday, April 15, 2016. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTHONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent, largely in line with expectations, but its slowest pace since the global financial crisis.


Police ID couple found dead in Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:12

Police ID couple found dead in Delaware homeInvestigators have released the names of the man and woman found dead inside a home in New Castle County.


AccuWeather: Frosty Night, Warmer Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:05

 Frosty Night, Warmer FridayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says our warming trend continues right through the weekend into early next week.


Soldiers injured in crash on NJ Turnpike in South Brunswick

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:04

Soldiers injured in crash on NJ Turnpike in South BrunswickFour soldiers were injured Thursday when their Humvee overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike in South Brunswick.


Bitterly feuding, Clinton, Sanders clash in NY debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:43

Bitterly feuding, Clinton, Sanders clash in NY debateDeepening their increasingly bitter feud, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president in Thursday night's Democratic debate, sparring over Wall Street banks, how high to raise the minimum wage and gun control.


APNewsBreak: Slaying suspect said family made him leave

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:34

In this Friday, April 8, 2016 booking photo released by Austin Police Department, Meechaiel Criner is seen. Court records show that Criner a 17-year-old runaway accused in the campus killing of a University of Texas student claimed he left home because his grandmother's religious beliefs demanded that teenagers his age go "make their own way in the world." (Austin Police Department via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old runaway who's been arrested in the campus killing of a University of Texas student claimed he left home in August because his grandmother's religious beliefs demanded that teenagers his age go "make their own way in the world," according to court records obtained by The Associated Press.


Sonia Sotomayor to deliver commencement speech at URI

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:34
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR') has been chosen to deliver a commencement speech at the University of Rhode Island.

Best Lines of the Democratic Debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:32

Best Lines of the Democratic DebateHere are the best lines of the debate so far.


Senators summon Planned Parenthood CEO over subpoena

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:27
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers in a rare move Thursday voted to summon the CEO of a regional Planned Parenthood to explain why she should not be held in contempt of the state Senate for defying a subpoena that demanded documents on how the organization handles fetal remains.

Thousands march for $15 hourly wages across United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:12

A Chicago Police officer looks on as demonstrators gather on the sidewalk with placards during a protest for a $15-an-hour nationwide minimum wage in downtown Chicago(Reuters) - Thousands of low-wage workers marched in New York, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities on Thursday calling for minimum pay of $15 an hour in a cause that has scored major legislative victories in California and New York state in recent weeks.


Trump campaign manager won't face battery charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:11

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, walks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after speaking at a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. A Florida prosecutor's office plans to hold a news conference Thursday, April 14, 2016, amid reports that presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Lewandowski won't be prosecuted over a videotaped altercation with a female reporter. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign manager won't be prosecuted for battery after briefly grabbing a female reporter's arm at a campaign event, but prosecutors said Thursday the situation might have been avoided with two simple words: I'm sorry.


The Latest: Trump aide says having charges dropped a relief

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:03

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, walks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after speaking at a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. A Florida prosecutor's office plans to hold a news conference Thursday, April 14, 2016, amid reports that presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Lewandowski won't be prosecuted over a videotaped altercation with a female reporter. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a prosecutor's decision to drop a battery charge for Donald Trump's campaign manager (all times local):


'Day of Action' protesters march down Broad Street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:53

'Day of Action' protesters march down Broad StreetIt is called a 'Day of Action' and protesters of numerous causes marched down Broad Street to make their message known, creating traffic gridlock during rush hour in the process.


Capitals use special teams to beat Flyers in Game 1

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:37

Capitals use special teams to beat Flyers in Game 1Special teams made a special impact for the Washington Capitals in their first playoff game.


AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers' rescue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:16

Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Brock Roden discusses the rescue of two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field earlier in the week at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Roden and the others were dropped off by a helicopter and had to ski nearly 15 miles on the Harding Ice Field, trying to reach two skiers who had been stranded by four days in blizzard-like conditions. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Air National Guard helicopter on Tuesday landed 50 meters from an orange blanket tied to a half-buried ski, hoping to find more signs of two people stranded for four nights on the vast Harding Ice Field.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:16

A demonstrator shouts slogans in support of the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in front of the Supreme Court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Brazil's top court said it would soon rule on President Dilma Rousseff's motion to annul the upcoming impeachment vote against her, a process that the top legal official in her government said had been "contaminated." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Transgender advocates fear bill's fallout even if it dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:13
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Transgender people said Thursday they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their biological sex will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, even if the bill ultimately dies as expected.

Military vehicle overturns in New Jersey, hurting 4 soldiers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:06
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A military vehicle has overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike, seriously injuring four soldiers.

DA: 15 gang members arrested in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:02

 15 gang members arrested in North PhiladelphiaDistrict Attorney Seth Williams says officials have broken up a gang that has terrorized residents of North Philadelphia.