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Maryland goes back to paper ballots for primary election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:07

The Maryland State Board of Elections provides instructions for hand-marking a paper ballot in a sample ballot photographed Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Hagerstown, Md. Maryland is going back to basics, with an ink pen and paper ballot, for the presidential primary elections. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland is going back to basics — an ink pen and paper ballot — for this month's presidential primary. Like every new voting system, this one has some quirks that likely will become more apparent when the November general election brings more than 2 million Maryland voters to the polls.


New York-New Jersey train service resumes after brushfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:02
Amtrak and New Jersey Transit resumed train service between New York City and Newark, New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after service was suspended due to a brush fire, officials said. Amtrak "service has resumed but customers can expect some congestion-related delays as a result of the disruption," said Mike Tolbert, an Amtrak spokesman. New Jersey Transit said in a Twitter message that its customers could expect delays of up to an hour.

NY governor: Commuter RR workers must get sleep apnea tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:59
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says conductors and engineers with two commuter railroads will need to undergo testing for sleep apnea (AP'-nee-uh) after a deadly 2013 derailment caused by a sleeping engineer.

UnitedHealth to trim ACA exchanges to 'handful' of states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:52
UnitedHealth's decision to slash its participation in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges shows how these still-new marketplaces remain unsettled heading toward their fourth year.

Massachusetts church being moved to make way for casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:50
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A historic Massachusetts church started slowly rolling along the street Tuesday to make way for a nearly $1 billion casino.

Ex-Kentucky personnel secretary pleads guilty to kickbacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:50
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former official whose case was an embarrassment for Kentucky's former Democratic governor and the current attorney general has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.

Brush fires near tracks halt trains near New York City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:42

Men look over a burned area after officials put out a brush fire along a rail line, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Secaucus, N.J. The fire in Kearny and Secaucus caused disruptions to rail service. Both blazes sent large clouds of thick, black smoke billowing into the air, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" warning, saying strong winds and dryness are creating ideal conditions for brush fires. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Amtrak has restored service on its busy Northeast Corridor line between Newark, New Jersey, and New York's Penn Station.


Suspect killed in exchange of gunfire with Alabama officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:29
BROOKSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a driver suspected of firing a gun at motorists on an Alabama highway and exchanging gunfire with officers has been killed.

GOP Kentucky governor to investigate Democratic predecessor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:26
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor said Tuesday he is hiring a private law firm to help investigate his Democratic predecessor for what he said were potentially illegal procurement practices.

Slain Florida priest worked with people who were 'dangerous'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:23

This photo provided by St. Johns County Sheriffs Office shows Father Rene Wayne Robert, a Roman Catholic priest in Florida whose body was found in rural east Georgia, who dedicated his life to working with prisoners and society's downtrodden. He was reported missing April 12 after church officials became concerned when he missed an appointment. (FHSMV/St. Johns County Sheriffs Office via AP)ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Florida whose body was found in rural east Georgia dedicated his life to working with prisoners and society's downtrodden, a calling that police say put him in contact with his killer.


EPA: Wildlife unaffected by oil spill in river in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:18
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A pipeline spill that dumped 48,000 gallons of diesel into a river that forms the border of southern Illinois and Indiana has had no effect on wildlife, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.

House approves bill slapping IRS over tea party controversy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill slapping at the Internal Revenue Service for its treatment of tea party and other conservative groups.

PHOTOS: Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 sought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:58

 Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 soughtOne of the fugitives on the Gloucester County Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.


Judge rejects tabloid's motion to dismiss Blake Shelton suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:54

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Blake Shelton performs at the 49th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, ruled that Shelton's defamation lawsuit against the publisher of In Touch magazine can proceed. The country star is suing the tabloid over a September 2015 cover story that stated he was headed to rehab for a drinking problem. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge says Blake Shelton's defamation lawsuit against the publisher of In Touch magazine can proceed because a headline declaring the singer was headed to rehab could be considered libelous.


PHOTOS: Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect caught, 8 sought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:54

 Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 soughtOne of the fugitives on the Gloucester County Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.


Missouri boy charged as adult in 12-year-old sister's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:52
JASPER, Mo. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy faces adult charges in the fatal shooting of his 12-year-old sister in rural southwest Missouri.

The Latest: Demonstrators gather outside ex-cop's sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:52

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, former New York City police officer Peter Liang, center, returns to the courtroom after a break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Liang was fired from the police force shortly after the February jury verdict in the death of Gurley. Liang will find out if he's going to prison during sentencing on Tuesday, April 19, following his manslaughter conviction in the accidental shooting death of the unarmed man in a darkened stairwell. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a New York Police Department officer in the stairwell shooting death of an unarmed man (all times local):


Utah declares pornography a public health hazard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:46
Utah on Tuesday declared pornography a public health hazard and mandated that computer technicians who find child pornography on a computer to report it to law enforcement authorities in Republican-backed moves supported by the Mormon Church. It was signed by Republican Governor Gary Herbert after being passed by the Republican-led legislature in the conservative and heavily Mormon state with the support of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography, backed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "I want to protect our families and our young people." Supporters said Utah's moves would help combat human trafficking, pornography addiction and rape.

One of Gloucester County's Most Wanted caught (PHOTOS)

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:46

 Gloucester Co. Most Wanted suspect nabbed, 8 soughtOne of the fugitives on the Gloucester County Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.


The Latest: Beshear calls Bevin inquiry 'pathetic spectacle'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:45
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's investigation into his Democratic predecessor (all times local):