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Man missing after he dove into Tampa Bay to free anchor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:15
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A search is continuing for a man who never resurfaced after diving into Tampa Bay to free an anchor that had become stuck.

Police chief: 'Gangs do not run the City of Chattanooga'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:07
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Chattanooga say they are taking steps to stop a rash of gang violence over the last few days.

23 dogs rescued at border will be offered for adoption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a smuggling suspect was arrested after 23 dogs — including 20 puppies packed in a nearly airless crate — were seized from an SUV at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Firefighters battle 2-alarm apartment building blaze in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:54

Firefighters battle 2-alarm apartment building blaze in DelranFire crews are on the scene of an apartment blaze in Delran, Burlington County.


Wildfires burning thousands of acres in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:52
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have burned nearly 12,000 acres across North Carolina.

Timeline of EU's legal battle with Google

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:47
BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union charges Google with rigging the global market for mobile apps, here is a look at the key dates in its legal tussle with the technology company.

Funeral being held for firefighter fatally shot in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:46
HOLLYWOOD, Md. (AP) — A funeral 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.

GMO mosquito plan headed for residents' vote in Florida Keys

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:33
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Residents in the Florida Keys will get to vote on whether genetically modified mosquitoes should be released in their neighborhood.

China looks to rice cookers to pep up economy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:30

 "Welcome, Duty Free counter" at Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district. The Chinese government's latest plan to transform itself into a consumer driven economy encourages the production of better consumer appliances, reducing reliance on foreign made goods. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government's latest plan to perk up its slowing economy is based on the humble rice cooker and luxury toilet seats.


The Latest:Ex-prosecutor pleads guilty to obstruction charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:29
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on case of Louisiana district attorney (all times local):

Police: Mom altered GoFundMe page photo to say son abused

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:11
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman fighting for custody of her 3-year-old son is accused of altering a photo of him for a GoFundMe page to make it look like he was abused.

Palestinian sister-city proposal stirs rancor in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:04

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, a Palestinian walks through snow on his way home in the West Bank city of Nablus. The Boulder, Colo., City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday, April 19, 2016, on a formal sister-city relationship with Nablus on the West Bank. But proponents instead asked the city to name a mediator to work with them and opponents, saying they were surprised by the resistance they encountered despite their efforts to win over their critics. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh, File)BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the City Council is trying to negotiate a truce among its own residents.


Rescuers on scene of 4-vehicle crash on Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:57

Rescuers on scene of 4-vehicle crash on Pa. Turnpike in BensalemTraffic is jammed along the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike after a four-vehicle crash in Bensalem.


Ex-Romanian president probed over suspected money laundering

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:50
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's former president says he is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering related to a real estate deal reached when he was mayor of Bucharest.

Ohio Supreme Court examines issue of rape DNA testing delay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:47

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Demetrius Jones, a Cleveland man accused of a 1993 rape based on evidence found when an old rape kit was tested. The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled arguments Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from Jones' attorneys and from prosecutors and advocates for rape victims seeking to reinstate charges against him. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a request by prosecutors and advocates for rape victims to reinstate charges against a Cleveland man accused of attacking a woman in 1993.


Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:47

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, women run as the sun sets in San Diego. Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report. The dip is small - white women lost about five weeks from their predicted lifespan in 2014, compared to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.


Panama's finance minister to France next week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:46
PARIS (AP) — French Finance Minister Michel Sapin will meet with his Panamanian counterpart Dulcidio de la Guardia on Monday in Paris to discuss tax information exchange.

Diocese in India weighs lawsuit filed in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:46
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Catholic diocese in southern India is consulting attorneys about a lawsuit filed against it in the U.S. after it re-assigned a priest who was convicted of child sex abuse in Minnesota.

Dig at Malcolm X home turns up evidence of 1700s settlement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:43

FILE - In this March 29, 2016 file photo, signs call attention to the house where slain African-American leader Malcolm X spent part of his childhood when he was known as Malcolm Little, and lived there with his sister's family in the 1940s in the Roxbury section of Boston. City archeologist Joseph Bagley said that a two-week dig at the home, in an effort to learn more about his early life, uncovered evidence of an older settlement dating to the 1700s that they hadn't expected to find. After weather delays, the dig is set to resume on May 16. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)BOSTON (AP) — An archaeological dig at the boyhood home of Malcolm X in Boston has turned up some surprising findings, but not related to the early life of the slain civil rights activist.


Firefighters battle apartment blaze in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:16

Firefighters battle 2-alarm apartment building blaze in DelranFire crews are on the scene of an apartment blaze in Delran, Burlington County.