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Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:43

 vacation rental brokers who offer up tents to tourists on the islands beaches and public parks. (AP Photo/Marina Riker)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands' world-class beaches and public parks.


Man critical after being shot 7 times in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:39

Man critical after being shot 7 times in North PhiladelphiaA man is critical after a shooting in North Philadelphia.


Japan qualifies Chrysler Jeep Cherokee for green tax break

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:30
TOKYO (AP) — Chrysler's Jeep has been declared green by the Japanese government, becoming the first gasoline-engine American-made U.S.-brand vehicle to qualify for this nation's green-car tax incentive.

Fire crews battle 2-alarm house fire in Havertown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:25

Fire crews battle 2-alarm house fire in HavertownFire crews battled a two-alarm house fire in Delaware County.


California appeals court upholds teacher job protection laws

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:24
A California appeals court sided with unions on Thursday in overturning a lower-court ruling that declared tenure and other job protection laws for public school teachers to be unconstitutional. The decision by a three-judge panel of the state's Second Appellate District dealt a blow to education reform groups that sued on behalf of nine students, saying teacher tenure put poor and minority students at a disproportionately greater risk of being taught by less effective instructors. The June 2014 ruling by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in a landmark case known as Vergara v. California had already been put on hold pending appeal, keeping teacher tenure and other job protections intact.

Defense: DA colluded with Planned Parenthood on indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:16
HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at Planned Parenthood clinics claims a Texas district attorney colluded with the provider to obtain an indictment accusing him of falsifying records to make his secret recordings.

Judge allows Reynolds to remain free, changes trial date

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:06
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday allowed former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds to remain free despite traveling to South Africa in violation of his bond, supposedly to take care of his ailing daughter, and failing to show for a hearing on tax charges.

Fire crews battle 2-alarm house fire in Havertown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:01

Fire crews battle 2-alarm house fire in HavertownFire crews battled a two-alarm house fire in Delaware County.


APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:00

Kevin Deininger, a United States Coast Guard loadmaster, smiles at one of seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals that were being transported from Hawaii’s Big Island to Honolulu, Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The seven seal pups were found either abandoned or malnourished and were rescued by federal officials and then rehabilitated at a marine mammal hospital on the Big Island. The Coast Guard picked them up and flew them back Honolulu Thursday for the first leg of their trip back to their native Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — Seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals that were found abandoned or malnourished late last year began their trip back to their remote island homes Thursday after being rescued and rehabilitated.


Man, 73, killed after being run over by farming tractor in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:37

Man, 73, killed after being run over by tractor on N.J. farmA 73-year-old man was killed after being run over by a farming tractor in Burlington County.


Hastert's past comments contrast with misconduct allegations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:36
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert supported child safety and anti-abuse legislation in Congress, according to statements from his time in Washington, in an apparent contradiction with allegations that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor.

Camden County officials seek public's help in double homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:30

Camden County officials seek public's help in double homicideCamden County officials are seeking the public's assistance in a double homicide.


Muslim video issued by GOP lawmaker draws ire from Democrats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:25
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly's legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination.

Philadelphia Eagles announce 2016-17 schedule

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:23

Philadelphia Eagles announce 2016-17 scheduleThe Philadelphia Eagles have announced the team's 2016-17 schedule:


No more jail for priest in Chicago case of missing Stradivarius

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:14
A Catholic priest was sentenced to time served on Thursday for trying to help a convicted mob hit man recover a purported Stradivarius violin hidden in the wall of a house, local media reported. A U.S. district judge gave Eugene Klein a one-day sentence, but since he had already spent time in jail, Klein will spend no more time behind bars, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Klein, who had been a federal prison chaplain, admitted to conspiring in 2011 to defraud the United States by passing messages from mobster Frank Calabrese to an unnamed associate on how to get the violin out of Calabrese's Wisconsin home.

American company lost $100 million to email fraud, U.S. says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:12

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Nate Raymond and Dustin Volz NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unidentified American company was defrauded last year out of nearly $100 million by individuals who created a fake email address in order to pose as one of its legitimate vendors, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The details of the scheme came as the U.S. government filed a civil forfeiture lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeking to recover about $25 million in proceeds derived from the fraud held in at least 20 bank accounts around the world. Nearly $74 million has been recovered and returned to the American company, authorities said.


For these bald eagles, Arizona real estate is above par

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:11

A bald eagle raises a wing as it guards two hatchlings in a nest at a local golf course Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. A pair of bald eagles and their two 6-week-old hatchlings have been living in a massive nest above a golf course in the city, reported The Arizona Republic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For one pair of bald eagles, Scottsdale real estate is truly above par.


Chicago weighs cost, complexity of proposed police changes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:10

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2015 file photo, protesters yell at Chicago Police officers at a bicycle barricade in Chicago. A day after a task force blasted the Chicago Police Department for decades of discrimination Wednesday, April 13, 2016, city and law enforcement officials weighed which of the panel's recommendations could be adopted and how much they might cost. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)CHICAGO (AP) — A day after a task force blasted the Chicago Police Department for decades of discrimination, law enforcement officials weighed which of the panel's recommendations could be adopted and how much they might add to Chicago's already heavy financial burdens.


Nuclear waste dump earns positive rating, $11.7M in fees

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:06
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that manages the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository is being awarded nearly $12 million in fees and performance pay for work done while the troubled facility moves toward resuming operations following a radiation leak more than two years ago.

Lawyers ask to relocate carjack killings trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:59
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man sentenced to death in the 2001 carjack killings of two Massachusetts men have repeated their request to move his retrial out of Boston.