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Bernie Sanders says he met with Pope Francis.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:30

Backdropped by St. Peter's Basilica dome, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets reporters outside the Perugino gate at the Vatican, Friday, April 15, 2016. Sanders spoke at a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of "Centesimus Annus," a high-level teaching document by Pope John Paul II on the economy and social justice at the end of the Cold War. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)Sanders said the meeting took place Saturday morning before the pope left for his one-day visit to Greece. Sanders said it’s a message he has been sending as well. “We had an opportunity to meet with him this morning,” Sanders said.


TSA woes mean major delays for Philadelphia flyers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:29

TSA woes mean major delays for Philadelphia travelersPhiladelphia International Airport has been identified as one of the worst in the nation when it comes to long security lines.


Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with federal government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:23

Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on attitudes toward government; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;CHICAGO (AP) — All that talk of an angry America?


APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

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

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo released by The Marine Mammal Center, Mo’o, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, participates in rehab after being rescued and admitted to the Marine Mammal Center’s Big Island seal hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Seven seals were found either abandoned or malnourished and were rescued by federal officials and then rehabilitated at the marine hospital in Hawaii. The Coast Guard picked them up and flew them back to Honolulu Thursday, April 14, 2016 for the first leg of their trip back to their native Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. (Julie Steelman /The Marine Mammal Center via AP)ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard airplane rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island, carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals.


Man caught on camera stealing packages from Wynnefield home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 20:44

Man caught on camera stealing packages from Wynnefield homeSurveillance video shows a man making off with boxes of high-price electronics from the front porch of home in the Wynnefield section of Philadephia.


Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 20:39

Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictionsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Saturday called on the United States to ease restrictions on non-American banks doing business with the Islamic Republic, saying it would help reassure Iranians over last year's nuclear deal.


Police officer recovering after crash in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 19:07

Police officer recovering after crash in West PhiladelphiaA Philadelphia police officer who was responding to a call for help from a fellow officer is recovering after a crash in West Philadelphia.


1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:45

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shootingOne of two firefighters shot Friday night while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died and another remains in serious condition, officials said.


Maryland paramedic killed in shooting; firefighter critical

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:42

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shootingAction News has learned a 39-year-old paramedic has died after a shooting during a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.


Pope discussed moral economy with Bernie Sanders before Greece trip

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:26

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses supporters at his campaign rally in Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York CityPope Francis met U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the Vatican on Saturday morning and the two discussed the need for morality in the world economy before the pontiff left for a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs told Reuters that the meeting took place in the Vatican guesthouse where the pope lives and where Sanders had spent the night after addressing a Vatican conference on social justice. The Vatican had said that a meeting between the two was not planned, and Sanders said he did not expect to meet the pope during his trip.


AP-NORC Poll: That's rude: More say GOP is discourteous

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 18:17

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Patchogue, N.Y. When it comes to rudeness in 2016 politics, the Republican presidential contest wins in a landslide. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 78 percent of Americans, including most Republicans, see the GOP race as discourteous. Only about half as many, 41 percent, say the same about the Democratic campaign. Eight in 10 people say remarks about race or gender and sexuality are unacceptable in public places, and that political leaders should be held to a higher standard of behavior than other people. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics, "little," ''lyin," ''low-energy" and worse.


Sanders goes Hollywood: Aiming for a California upset

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 16:30

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speaks during a fundraiser at the Avalon Hollywood, in Los Angeles. If Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard. In a building that saw the likes of film stars and movie moguls and later was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Sanders' newly leased Los Angeles headquarters is where his campaign will ultimately go big or go home. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Bernie Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard.


Playoff frenzy hits Bay Area as Warriors play first game Saturday against Rockets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:27

Playoff frenzy hits Bay Area as Warriors play first game Saturday against RocketsComing off the high of their historic night, it's back to business for the Warriors and now their laser focus is set on the Rockets and round one of the NBA playoffs.


Warriors' dominance: a 2nd straight title inevitable?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:14

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry passes during NBA basketball practice on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors play the Houston Rockets in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Golden State Warriors plow into the playoffs with a record 73 wins under their belt and championship rings already on their fingers.


Man says dashcam captures Palo Alto mechanic joyriding in his car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:57

Man says dashcam captures Palo Alto mechanic joyriding in his carA man says his dashcam captured a joy-ride in his luxury car after he dropped it off at a South Bay dealership for repairs.


Hillary Clinton's pricey San Francisco fundraiser attracts protesters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:52

Hillary Clinton's pricey San Francisco fundraiser attracts protestersDemocratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is in San Francisco at a fundraiser that attracted dozens of protesters and supporters of Clinton's Democratic opponent.


Surging oil production, low prices to challenge Doha meeting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:35

FILE- In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 file photo, sun sets behind an oil pump in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. Oil-producing countries are to meet in Qatar on Sunday, April 17, 2016, to discuss a plan to freeze output but their gathering comes as nations like Iran rapidly ramp up their pumping. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)DOHA, Qatar (AP) — OPEC isn't what it used to be.


2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:31

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Burns, Ore. Amid debate about whether they should be tried first in federal court in Oregon or Nevada, Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men are due in court, Friday, April 15, 2016, before a judge in Las Vegas, on charges stemming from an armed confrontation with government agents rounding up cattle two years ago. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas to charges in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago.


Berkeley provost criticized for lax discipline resigns post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:27

FILE - In this Monday, April 11, 2016 file photo, University of California graduate students Erin Bennett, center right, and Kathleen Gutierrez, speak at a news conference on the campus in Berkeley, Calif. Bennett and Gutierrez have filed a complaint regarding alleged sexual harassment by a University of California Berkeley professor. The University of California, Berkeley's second-highest ranking administrator, Claude Steele, who had faced criticism for allegedly being too lenient on a fellow administrator accused of sexual harassment, resigned from his post on Friday, April 15, 2016, citing personal reasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley's second-highest ranking administrator — who had faced criticism for allegedly being too lenient on a fellow administrator accused of sexual harassment — resigned from his post, citing personal reasons.


More body parts found in Seattle likely are slaying victim's

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:25

Seattle Police officer Aaron Stoltz searches garbage and recycling bins, Friday, April 15, 2016, after human remains were found in a nearby container in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Human remains that sanitation workers found in a Seattle neighborhood are likely those of a woman killed by a man who dumped some of her other body parts in a recycling bin last weekend, authorities said.