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LA fans consider Bryant's last days, and life without him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:22

Workers set up an inflatable Kobe Bryant model for a fan festival commemorating Kobe Bryant's career outside Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryant's fans, even some of the adults, have never known Los Angeles without him. It's a feeling they're about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After one, last, unforgettable, 60-point night, the fans of Los Angeles will have to get used to life without Kobe Bryant. It's something many of them have never known.


2 children killed in New York City apartment building fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Two young children have been killed in a fire at a New York City apartment building that investigators say broke out while their mother was across the street at a laundromat.

Saggy-pants ban in Azusa? Just a hoax, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:49

Saggy-pants ban in Azusa? Just a hoax, police sayAn April Fool's jokester convinced some that Azusa was set to punish saggy pants with a $100 fine and jail time.


APNewsBreak: Non-Canadians not eligible for assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:39

FILE - In this March 11, 2016 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Canada 2020 and the Center for American Progress luncheon gathering in Washington. Canada's new assisted suicide law to be announced on Thursday, April 14, 2016, will exclude non-Canadians, which means Americans won't be able to travel to Canada to die. The Supreme Court last year struck down laws that bar doctors from helping someone die, but put the ruling on hold while the government came up with a new law. Trudeau's Liberal government asked for a four month extension to come up with the new law. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)TORONTO (AP) — Canada's new assisted suicide law to be announced on Thursday will exclude non-Canadians, which means Americans won't be able to travel to Canada to die.


Feds: Liberian war criminal arrested in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:13

 Liberian war criminal arrested in Delaware CountyMohammed Jabbeteh was arrested in East Lansdowne Wednesday morning.


Atlantic City area tops U.S. metro foreclosures in first quarter: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:09

A man walks with a dog along a sidewalk one block away from the boardwalk in Atlantic CityOne in every 106 housing units in Atlantic County had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter, compared to a nationwide rate of one filing per 459 homes. The area has been hit hard by the closure of four Atlantic City casinos in 2014, which remain shuttered. It also had the highest metro foreclosure rate for all of 2015.


Open letter to UN chief calls for global drug policy shift

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An open letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed by more than 1,000 people, including financier Warren Buffett, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and rock star Sting, says the war on drugs has failed and calls for a shift in global drug policy from emphasizing criminalization and punishment to health and human rights.

CDC: No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:02

 No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defectsConfirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.


Pennsylvania set to OK medical marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:50

Pennsylvania set to OK medical marijuanaThe Pennsylvania House passed the bill Wednesday, 149-46, approving legislation that had bounced between the House and Senate starting last May.


Infant dies on first day at Lehigh Township day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:45

Infant dies on first day at Lehigh Township day carePennsylvania child-welfare authorities have shut down a day care center where a 3-month-old girl died on her first day.


Fifth police commander reassigned in N.Y. City corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:42
A fifth high-ranking New York City police officer has been reassigned in an unfolding federal investigation into whether officers accepted gifts from businessmen with ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio. The New York City Police Department said that Andrew Capul, a deputy chief, had been transferred to an administrative post in connection with the ongoing investigation. Roy Richter, president of the union that represents high-ranking officers, said he was confident that Capul was not a target in the probe and had cooperated with investigators.

Elevated copper or lead levels found at 19 Detroit schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:31
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Public Schools officials say elevated lead or copper levels have been found in 19 schools amid ongoing testing.

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

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:22

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.


New odor reported in Porter Ranch near SoCal Gas facility

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:00

New odor reported in Porter Ranch near SoCal Gas facilityPorter Ranch residents reported an "awful" methane smell, but SoCal Gas denies there's been a new leak at its Aliso Canyon facility.


Asian stocks surge, buoyed by Wall Street rally, China trade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:56

Women walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Asian stocks logged solid gains Wednesday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street, although oil prices erased some of the recent big gains that had relieved global investors. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.8 percent to finish at 16,381.22. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stocks surged in morning trading Thursday in a second day of solid gains, buoyed by a rally on Wall Street and European markets, and an uptick in China's trade.


Man charged with decapitation of Seattle-area mom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:54

Booking photo of John Carlton in Helena, MontanaA man was charged on Wednesday with the decapitation of a Seattle-area mother of three and nurse whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin, a county prosecutor said. John Charlton, a 37-year-old day laborer, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Ingrid Lyne, 40, according to charging documents. "The tragic murder of Ingrid Lyne has left a family and community in a spiral of grief and anguish," King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said in a statement.


Man killed after motorcycle, car collide in Kensington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:54

Man critical after motorcycle, car collide in Kensington hit-and-runA motorcyclist was killed after a hit-and-run in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Kobe Bryant: Lower Merion Ace to NBA Star

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:49

 Lower Merion Ace to NBA StarKobe Bryant will walk off the basketball court one last time tonight ending a 20 year NBA career.


Cumberbatch to voice Grinch; 'Bourne' gets a new mission

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:44

Kevin Hart, star of the upcoming film "What Now?," addresses the audience during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2016, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Grinch has a new voice: Benedict Cumberbatch. Universal Pictures announced the collaboration Wednesday night at CinemaCon, an annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas.


Man critical after motorcycle, car collide in Kensington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:26

Man killed after motorcycle, car collide in Kensington hit-and-runA motorcyclist is critical after a hit-and-run in Philadelphia's Kensington section.