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A year after Freddie Gray, Baltimore makes slow progress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 18:11

File photo of a protestor confronting deputies outside the courthouse in BaltimoreBy Ian Simpson and Donna Owens BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A year after the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody and the ensuing riots, the city is making slow headway in tackling the economic and social issues that residents, civic and business leaders say gave rise to the unrest. By most accounts, Baltimore's recovery from the looting, arson and violence that erupted after 25-year-old Freddie Gray's death in April 2015 has been spotty, leaving the city at risk. Gray's death, a week after breaking his neck in a police van, triggered protests and rioting that damaged 400 businesses, and helped stoke Black Lives Matter, a movement that has challenged police treatment of minorities.


Demand for SUVs boosts China auto sales by 10 pct in March

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 18:08

In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2016, visitors examine the Yuan, BYD's latest Plug-in Hybrid mini SUV introduced at the BYD Dreams Conference in Beijing, China. Industry data released Tuesday, April 12, 2016 show that Chinese auto sales rose by nearly 10 percent last month, led by strong demand for SUVs that more than offset slipping passenger car sales. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese auto sales rose by nearly 10 percent in March, led by strong demand for SUVs that more than offset slipping passenger car sales, an industry group said Tuesday.


Flames damage house in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:57

Flames damage house in West PhiladelphiaFire erupts in one house and smoke damages a neighboring home in West Philadelphia.


Marijuana grinder resembling grenade halts airport flights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:49
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials say flights were delayed at Bellingham International Airport after a marijuana grinder designed to resemble a grenade was found in a man's carry-on luggage.

Global stock markets mixed ahead of earnings reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:48

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Asian stock markets mostly gained on Tuesday as investors awaited corporate earnings results at home and abroad. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed on Tuesday as investors awaited corporate earnings results at home and abroad while oil prices climbed higher.


Colorado clinic shooter hoped fetuses would thank him for stopping abortions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:39

A deputy tries to calm Robert Lewis Dear, 57, accused of shooting three people to death and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, as he spoke out at his hearing at an El Paso County court in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic last year said he hoped that when he died fetuses in heaven would thank him for stopping more abortions, court documents showed on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, made the comments to police after he surrendered following a shooting rampage and five-hour siege last November at the Colorado Springs clinic that also left nine others injured. Among those killed were a young mother, a U.S. Army veteran and a police officer from a nearby university who responded to the scene.


3 roommates in collapsed balcony Berkeley apartment sue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:18
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Three young women who left a balcony seconds before it collapsed, killing six college students, have sued the builders, owners and managers of the Berkeley building.

Court upholds Utah's polygamy ban in "Sister Wives" case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:57

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, Jonathan Turley, attorney for Kody Brown and his four wives, the stars of the reality show "Sister Wives," leaves the Frank E. Moss United States Courthouse, in Salt Lake City. On Monday, April 11, 2016, a federal appeals court dismissed a decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a defeat for the family from the TV show. The ruling handed down Monday by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found the family can't sue because prosecutors never filed charges against them and authorities later said they wouldn't prosecute consenting adult polygamists. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Utah's ban on polygamy, dealing a legal blow to TV's "Sister Wives" in a ruling that sides with prosecutors who said they need the ban to go after polygamists like imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs.


California to hike funds for new parents on family leave

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:33

A woman walks with a child stroller across a pedestrian crossing, in San FranciscoCalifornia will increase the amount of money new parents can receive through the state's paid family leave program under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The measure, passed last month by the Democratic-controlled state legislature, will increase the amount paid to new parents or people caring for a sick family member to as much as 70 percent of their regular income for the poorest workers, up from 55 percent, beginning in 2018. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, welcomed the move by the most populous U.S. state and urged Congress to enact a national paid leave plan.


Planned Parenthood shooter admired Florida doctor's killer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:20

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2003 file photo, Paul Hill, center, talks to the media as New River Corrections warden Allen Clark, left, and Florida State Prison Colonel Lamar Griffis look on at the state prison in Starke, Fla. Robert Dear, who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, court documents show released on Monday, April 11, 2016. He told police he admired Hill, a former minister who was executed in 2003 for the 1994 shootings of abortion provider Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, a retired U.S. Air Force officer named James Herman Barrett, outside the Ladies Center in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)DENVER (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, newly released court documents show.


A look at fatal attacks in anti-abortion violence in the US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:14
At least 11 people have been killed in violence against abortion providers in the U.S. since 1993, according to the National Abortion Federation. Here are some details of those attacks:

APNewsBreak: Navy flyer describes spotting island castaways

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:50

This photo provided by U.S. Navy released Thursday, April 7, 2016, shows a man waving a life jacket and two others looking on as a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft discovers them on the uninhabited island of Fanadik. The three men were back to safety on Thursday, three days after going missing. Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted a gigantic "help" spelled out with palm leaves. (Ensign John Knight/U.S. Navy via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy officer in charge of a flight crew that located three castaways on a remote Pacific island said Monday he has never seen or heard of another rescue quite like it.


San Francisco police release sketches of suspects accused of killing tourist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:06

San Francisco police release sketches of suspects accused of killing touristSan Francisco police released sketches of suspects accused of brutally attacking and killing a San Francisco tourist name Paul Tam who was visiting from Britain in February.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:01
"It makes it very difficult to crack. You're not sending an informant into this group, because they know each other. So no one new is just walking into this. It's so big, look at the people on the periphery, logistics, the people that are suspected. You're looking at 50 people. That's not a cell; that's a terrorist group." — Patrick Skinner, a former CIA case officer who is now with the Soufan Group security consultancy, who described the Brussels-Paris network as a "supercell."

SF police have no concrete leads after mother killed, toddler missing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:45

SF police have no concrete leads after mother killed, toddler missingSan Francisco police say they are casting a wide net to find 2-year-old Arianna Fitts after her mother was found dead in McClaren Park, but they haven't found any concrete leads.


San Ramon gas station owners accused of violating ADA laws

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:25

San Ramon gas station owners accused of violating ADA lawsA San Ramon family being sued for allegedly violating ADA laws at their gas station offered to settle, but the lawyer refused.


Planned Parenthood shooter admired Florida doctor's killer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:08

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2003 file photo, Paul Hill, center, talks to the media as New River Corrections warden Allen Clark, left, and Florida State Prison Colonel Lamar Griffis look on at the state prison in Starke, Fla. Robert Dear, who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, court documents show released on Monday, April 11, 2016. He told police he admired Hill, a former minister who was executed in 2003 for the 1994 shootings of abortion provider Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, a retired U.S. Air Force officer named James Herman Barrett, outside the Ladies Center in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)DENVER (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, court documents released Monday show.


Health workers get lead-test help from Flint student nurses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:58

This Thursday, March 24, 2016, image taken from video shows University of Michigan-Flint lecturer Veronica Robinson drawing blood from Ketisa Looney's 7-year-old son Zyontae during a lead-testing clinic held at Richfield Public School Academy in Flint, Mich. Thousands of Flint parents have had their children tested at free clinics run by the Genesee County Health Department since residents became aware that their water had become contaminated with lead after the city began drawing water from the Flint River to save money. The overworked health department has gotten help administering lead tests from nursing faculty and students from UM-Flint. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a mosquito bite.


New app DrayQ helps truck drivers at ports be more efficient

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:44

New app DrayQ helps truck drivers at ports be more efficientA new app called DrayQ aims to help navigate drivers so they wait at shorter lines at ports, making them more efficient.


Installing eco-friendly car brakes helps improve water quality

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:52

Installing eco-friendly car brakes helps improve water qualityIf you had your car brakes replaced recently, there's a good chance you helped improve water quality without even knowing it. A California law that requires environmentally friendly brake pads is being phased in through the year 2025, but many brake companies are already complying voluntarily.