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Correction: World's Oldest Person-Arkansas story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:23

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014, file photo, Gertrude Weaver poses at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., a day before her 116th birthday. With the death of a 117-year-old woman in Japan, Weaver became the world's oldest person, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks supercentenarians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story April 1 about the world's oldest person, The Associated Press incorrectly identified the director of the Gerontology Research Group's supercentenarians program. He is Robert Young, not Robert Moore.


Hearing set for July 8 in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:22
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials have scheduled the initial hearing for the Army sergeant who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years.

2 men accused of bomb plot during Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:17
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis men accused of planning bomb attacks during protests in Ferguson have been indicted on federal charges, the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis said Thursday.

New Jersey US Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:14

New Jersey US Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to corruptionThe federal indictment against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez turns in part on prosecutors' ability to show that the lavish gifts and political favors at the center of the case amount to outright bribery rather than reflections of a decades-long friendship between the lawmaker and the donor


Teenager surrenders in SEPTA assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:08

Teenager surrenders in SEPTA assaultA 16-year-old boy turned himself into SEPTA police Thursday after they issued a warrant for his arrest.


Indiana governor approves changes to religious objections law to quell discrimination fears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:05
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana governor approves changes to religious objections law to quell discrimination fears.

Penn State fraternity suspended after hazing investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:02
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State fraternity deemed to have violated penalties imposed over hazing, alcohol use and other behavior has been closed temporarily.

Clarification: Hazing-Student Death story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:57
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story April 1, The Associated Press reported that a college sophomore died of excessive alcohol consumption during what University at Albany officials said was hazing at an underground, unsanctioned fraternity operating under the name Zeta Beta Tau. The story should have mentioned there is also a sanctioned chapter recognized by the national Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at the school that wasn't involved in the hazing.

14-year-old boy injured in Brewerytown double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:50

14-year-old boy injured in Brewerytown double shootingA 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were hospitalized following a shooting in Philadelphia's Brewerytown section.


Son, wounded by police, charged with stabbing parents in Hamilton Township, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:42

Son, wounded by police, charged with stabbing parents in Hamilton Township, NJCharges have been filed against a man shot and wounded by police after they say he attacked both parents with a knife in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Arkansas governor signs revised religious objections bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:35
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a revised version of a religious objections bill that supporters say addresses concerns that the original proposal sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

UN: Police used 'excessive force' in killing Mali protesters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:28
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Members of a U.N. police unit in the West African country of Mali used "unauthorized and excessive force" in fatally shooting three civilians and wounding four others during a protest in January, the U.N. announced Thursday. It was one of the most serious incidents of violence by peacekeepers in the past decade.

Stock split could cost Google over $500 million

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:19

FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google may have to pay more than half a billion dollars for an unorthodox stock split aimed at ensuring co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin retain control over the Internet’s most profitable company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.


Police: Woman admitted fatally stabbing lawyer at DC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:19

These handout photos from video, provided by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department shows a person of interest, taken inside of the Donovan Hotel in Washington, in the homicide of 30-year-old David Messerschmitt of Washington. A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving, a court document filed Thursday said. Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder while armed. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving, a court document filed Thursday said.


25 new billboards praising Massachusetts gun laws taken down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:18
BOSTON (AP) — More than two dozen newly installed billboards praising Massachusetts gun laws have been removed after a pro-gun group said they were misleading.

Deadly Los Angeles hotel fire investigated as suspicious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:18
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cause of a hotel fire that killed one person and injured 15 others, including some who jumped from a second story to escape, is considered suspicious, fire officials said Thursday.

X-ray weapon defendant says authorities concocted plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:16
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of helping to build a mobile X-ray device he thought would be used to kill people at a mosque and an Islamic center has asked the judge to dismiss charges, saying the plot was concocted by undercover investigators.

HIV-positive Ohio man indicted on charges he raped 3 girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:15
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An HIV-positive man suspected of raping three children has been indicted by an Ohio grand jury.

Great-grandma featured in Facebook photo with newborn dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:10

In this photo provided by Sarah Hamm, Rosa Camfield holds her newborn great-granddaughter, Kaylee, in Chandler, Ariz., on March 17, 2015. Camfield, 101, died in her sleep late Monday night, March 30, 2015. She became a social media sensation earlier this month thanks to a Facebook posting of the photo. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sarah Hamm)PHOENIX (AP) — A 101-year-old Arizona woman who became a social media sensation earlier this month when she was photographed cradling her newborn great-granddaughter has died, a family member said Thursday.


Florida prison workers accused of plotting to kill inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:08

This arrest photo provided by the Union County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Thomas Jordan Driver. Driver, a prison employee, who together with another current employee of the Florida Dept. of Corrections and a former employee were arrested Thursday, April 2, 2015. The three, who are Ku Klux Klan members, planned to kill a black inmate after his release in retaliation for a fight, officials said. (AP Photo/Union County, Fla., Sheriff's Office)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release because they believed the man is infected with HIV and hepatitis and he bit one of them during a fight, officials said Thursday.