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U.S. manhunt under way for brothers in Washington state murders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:51

John and Tony Reed are pictured in this undated handout photoA nationwide manhunt for "armed and dangerous" brothers suspected in the presumed murder of a married couple who lived next door to one of the men in rural Washington state entered a second day on Monday. Patrick Shunn, 45, and his wife, Monique Patenaude, 46, were reported missing last Tuesday by neighbors in Arlington, Washington, about 40 miles north of Seattle. Two days later, a Land Rover and Jeep belonging to the couple were found in a wooded area about 200 feet apart near the community of Oso down an embankment about 10 miles outside Arlington.


The Latest: LAX police say Arabic-speaking man broke no law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a University of California, Berkeley, student removed from an airliner after a passenger observed him speaking in Arabic on his phone: (all times local):

Vandals destroy Roman goddess statue in Hamilton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:42

Vandals destroy Roman goddess statue in HamiltonPolice in Hamilton Township are trying to track down the vandals who destroyed a statue of a Roman goddess.


Michigan governor to drink Flint water in show of safety over lead crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:41

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder drinks some water as he testifies for Flint Michigan water hearing on Capitol in WashingtonMichigan Governor Rick Snyder, under pressure to resign over the state's poor handling of a lead water crisis in Flint, promised on Monday that he will drink filtered tap water from the city for at least the next 30 days to show that it is safe. Snyder visited Flint residents on Monday, including one homeowner whose drinking water has tested higher than federal safety standards for the toxic substance and who has expressed concern about drinking even filtered water. The governor goes to Flint about once a week from the state capital Lansing about 50 miles away and water would be delivered to him by other state officials after their visits the rest of the time, said Ari Adler, Snyder's spokesman.


The Latest: Fatality count reaches 4 in Houston flooding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:40

As Greens Bayou starts to crest its' banks, a man rescues a armadillo from flood waters in Houston, Texas, Monday, April 18, 2016. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in the Houston area (all times local):


Colorado pot report: More adults using drug, but not kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:35

FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, different strains of pot are displayed for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. The state of Colorado released a report Monday, April 18, 2016 detailing changes in everything from pot arrests to tax collections to calls to Poison Control. The most striking statistic wasn't a change at all, but the fact that surveys indicate marijuana use by people under 18 didn't rise significantly in the years after the 2012 vote to legalize recreational pot sales. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — Colorado kids are not smoking more pot since the drug became legal — but their older siblings and parents certainly are, according to a long-awaited report giving the most comprehensive data yet on the effects of the state's 2012 recreational marijuana law.


North Carolina police say child remains found under house

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:30
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say bags containing child remains have been found underneath a house.

Police: Dog killed when owner tries to stop thieves in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:29

 Dog killed when owner tries to stop thieves in LevittownPolice say a pet dog was killed when its owner confronted three criminals in Bucks County.


Family of man killed by Vineland police demands justice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:19

Family of man killed by Vineland police demands justiceFamily members of a man killed by Vineland police are demanding justice for what they say is a case of mistaken identity.


NY judge clears Pimco to pursue California lawsuit against AIG

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:18

The offices of PIMCO are shown in Newport BeachA federal judge on Monday cleared the way for Pacific Investment Management Co to pursue a California lawsuit accusing American International Group Inc of causing big losses by lying about its subprime mortgage exposure before its 2008 bailout. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan said it made sense for a California state court to handle Pimco's case, rather than have him decide, as AIG wanted, whether the unit of German insurer Allianz SE waited too long to sue. Jon Diat, an AIG spokesman, said the Manhattan-based insurer disagreed with Crotty's decision but looks forward to defending against Pimco in California.


Argentina returns to international credit markets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:09
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Monday returned to global bond markets for the first time in 15 years.

US stocks recover from an early slump and close higher

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:06

US stocks recover from an early slump and close higherEnergy companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Monday as investors shrugged off another slide in crude oil prices.


Feds won't pursue civil rights charges in police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:57
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against police in a 2013 fatal shooting in West Virginia.

Father swept away while trying to save drowning daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:49
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a father died after jumping into the ocean while trying to rescue his 6-year-old daughter who was swept away by strong surf in Florida.

2 teens injured in New Castle County crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:44

2 teens injured in New Castle County crashTwo teens are recovering after a crash in Montchanin, New Castle County.


Costco plans chicken plant in Nebraska: local council

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:27

Costco shopping carts shown in CaliforniaThe facility, if built in Nebraska's Dodge County, would create 1,100 jobs, work with local chicken farmers and invest $180 million in the region, the Greater Fremont Development Council said in a release dated April 14. Costco, the third-largest U.S. retailer, could not immediately be reached for comment.


Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:27

FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., speaks in Washington. The Pentagon misled Congress with inaccurate information about sexual assault cases that portrayed civilian law enforcement officials as less willing than military commanders to investigate and punish sex offenders, an Associated Press investigation found. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Senate bill that would make a major change in how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct, an Associated Press investigation found.


Box office top 20: 'The Jungle Book' rules with $103.3M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:25
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Jungle Book" ruled the box office with $103.3 million in its debut weekend, the latest Walt Disney Co. live action adaptation of one of the studio's cartoon classics to score big with moviegoers.

AP, Reuters, New York Times among 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:20

REUTERS PULITZER PRIZE BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRYThe Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for reporting on abuse in the seafood industry that helped free 2,000 slave laborers, and Reuters and The New York Times shared the breaking news photography award for images of the European refugee crisis. The Pulitzer Board, in conferring the most prestigious honors in U.S. journalism and the arts on Monday, also honored the Los Angeles Times for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the massacre by Islamist militants in San Bernardino, California. This year's announcement at New York's Columbia University marked the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzers, which began in 1917 after a bequest from newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.


Oregon defense contractor pleads guilty to bribery charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:19
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon defense contractor acknowledged Monday that he bribed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager to secure $171 million in contracts over a decade.