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Man wounded in deadly shootout released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:12
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students has been released from a Baton Rouge hospital.

Man gets 45 to 90 years in Tioga carjack crash that killed family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:04

Man gets 45 to 90 years in Tioga carjack crash that killed familyThe second defendant in a carjacking that ended with the deaths of a mother and three children selling fruit at a busy Philadelphia intersection has been sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison.


Unions blame corporate changes at Amtrak for worker deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:00

Unions blame corporate changes at Amtrak for worker deathsRailroad union leaders say a "perfect storm" of corporate changes at Amtrak is largely to blame for two workers being killed on tracks near Philadelphia.


Official: FBI reviewing SC couple's cavity search case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:54

HFM April 13 In this April 12, 2016, photo, Lakeya Hicks and Elijah Pontoon stand outside their home in Aiken, South Carolina. The couple is speaking out about the 2014 traffic stop they say ended in public humiliation over an invasive cavity search for drugs that didn't exist. Hicks and Pontoon are suing the Aiken Department of Public Safety for illegally searching them on the side of a busy road. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing the case of a black South Carolina couple who say they were subjected to an illegal cavity search at the hands of white officers.


Puerto Rico faces defaults as Congress stalls on way to help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:48

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah., left, and the committee's ranking member Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., right, listen to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, during a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the "Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Congress needs to "bring order to the chaos" in Puerto Rico and prevent U.S. taxpayers from having to eventually bail out the territory, which is facing a $70 billion debt.


Man gets 45 to 90 years in carjack crash that killed family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The second defendant in a carjacking that ended with the deaths of a mother and three children selling fruit at a busy Philadelphia intersection has been sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison.

Philadelphia nun goes on trial on drunken driving charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:47

Kimberly Miller, a Philadelphia nun and teacher at Little Flower High School for Girls in the city, looks on before appearing in Washington Township Municipal Court, in Washington Township, N.J., Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Miller has been charged with driving under the influence and related charges. (Tim Hawk/NJ.com via AP, Pool)WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia nun facing drunken driving charges says she had a sedative and doesn't remember crashing her car into a New Jersey building.


Workers in Philly and beyond rally to raise minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:44

Workers in Philly and beyond rally to raise minimum wageIt's called the Fight for 15 - an effort to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.


Massachusetts governor shrugs off LGBT group's booing as ‘part of my job’

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:43

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker waits to speak at a news conference in BostonMassachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday chalked up an incident in which he was booed off a stage for his tepid stance on a transgender rights bill as "part of my job." "My job is to meet with everybody and anybody and sometimes that means I am going to spend time with audiences who don't agree with me. Baker had angered attendees at the Boston Spirit LGBT Executive Networking Night when he declined to say whether he would sign a bill the state Senate plans to take up next month that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public, including in bathrooms. Baker said on Thursday he does not comment on pending legislation, but will consider the bill when it comes to his desk.


San Francisco deputy accidentally fires gun in courthouse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco sheriff's deputy has been ordered to give up his weapon after he accidentally fired a non-duty weapon inside a courthouse.

DC mayor to submit legislation for $15 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city needs a $15 minimum wage to help lift people out of poverty.

Agency: New rules needed to make offshore drilling safer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:37
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Companies that drill for oil and gas in U.S. waters should be required to work more closely with rig workers and regulators, as they do in Norway and the United Kingdom, to reduce the risk of accidents, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board says.

2 stabbed, 1 shot in North Philadelphia; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:34

2 stabbed, 1 shot in North Philadelphia; suspect in custodyA man has been arrested after three people were injured in a double stabbing and errant shooting in North Philadelphia.


Search for driver in deadly hit-and-run in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:22

Search for driver in deadly hit-and-run in KensingtonPolice have recovered what they believe is the striking vehicle, and now a search is underway for the driver who struck and killed a man riding a scooter in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:22

Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDsPhiladelphia Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.


12-year-old boy collapses, dies at Calif. elementary school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:21

12-year-old boy collapses, dies at Calif. elementary schoolA 12-year-old boy died after collapsing on a soccer field at an elementary school in Colton, California on Tuesday.


Member of Manson 'family' seeks parole again for 1969 murders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:20

File photo of Leslie Van Houten listening during her parole hearing in Corona, CaliforniaLeslie Van Houten, a follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, planned to seek parole for the 21st time on Thursday for her role in the group's infamous 1969 killing spree, state records show. Van Houten, 66, has been serving a life sentence for the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, who were stabbed to death in their Los Angeles home on Aug. 9, 1969. The hearing for Van Houten, whose previous requests for parole have been denied, was set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday.


Couple arrested for lewd acts with children; additional victims sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:53

Couple arrested for lewd acts with children; additional victims soughtA California couple has been arrested for allegedly engaging in lewd acts with at least 10 children, and sheriff's deputies fear there could be additional victims.


10 arrested after Montgomery County sweep, 48 still wanted (PHOTOS)

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:42

10 arrested after Montgomery County sweep, 48 still wanted (PHOTOS)The Montgomery County Sheriff is seeking dozens of men and woman wanted for allegedly failing to pay child support.


10 arrested, 48 still wanted after Montgomery County sweep (PHOTOS)

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:41

10 arrested after Montgomery County sweep, 48 still wanted (PHOTOS)The Montgomery County Sheriff is seeking dozens of men and woman wanted for allegedly failing to pay child support.