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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.

Police: Man shoots son for stealing food from grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:15
WHITE LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a North Carolina man who they say shot his son in the leg for stealing food from a family member.

Should woman go on $10 bill or $20 bill?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Should Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?

Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:02
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty Monday to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students last fall.

Ohio man accused of plotting government attack can stand trial: judge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:01

Christopher Cornell of Cincinnati, Ohio is pictured in this handout photoA federal judge on Monday made a preliminary finding that an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs was competent to stand trial. Judge Sandra Beckwith in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati said she will review evidence presented by prosecutors and defense and is expected to issue a final ruling in a written opinion in the case of Christopher Cornell from Green Township outside Cincinnati.

Arabic-speaker removed from California flight seeks apology

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:00
The incident unfolded as Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old University of California Berkeley student, was waiting for his April 6 flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland to take off. Makhzoomi, an Iraqi refugee, said he had called his uncle in Baghdad after taking his seat when he noticed a fellow passenger staring at him, said Zahra Billoo, executive director of CAIR's San Francisco Bay Area office, and media reports. The woman reported him to Southwest staff and Makhzoomi was escorted off the plane.

NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement upheld by U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:00
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the National Football League's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement with thousands of retired players, calling the agreement imperfect but fair. A small group of players had objected to the deal, which was approved in April 2015 by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia, because it did not cover potential victims of a degenerative brain disease that scientists have linked to repeated blows to the head. "It is the nature of a settlement that some will be dissatisfied with the ultimate result," Circuit Judge Thomas Ambro wrote for a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:59
Stocks closed higher on Monday, led by a recovery in the energy sector.

The Latest: Plight of refugees among themes of prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:58

Associated Press employees applaud as the AP wins the Pulitzer Prize for public service, Monday, April 18, 2016, in New York. The AP report documented the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply seafood to American tables, an investigation that spurred the release of more than 2,000 captive workers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):

Supreme Court case raises questions about tribal convictions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:56
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether federal felony charges can be filed against defendants who were previously convicted of multiple domestic violence counts in tribal courts that didn't provide attorneys.

Father charged with murder in shooting of daughter, 4

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:54

 Girl, 4, killed by father who was playing with gunPhiladelphia police have identified the father charged in connection with the shooting death of his 4-year-old daughter in the Kensington section over the weekend.

Officials: Too soon to say if charges in firefighter death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:50
LARGO, Md. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that it's too soon to say whether charges will be filed against a man who fatally shot a firefighter who was attempting to enter his home to check on his health.

The Latest: Michigan governor to drink Flint water for month

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:49
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the lead-tainted water emergency in Flint, Michigan (all times local):