Yahoo! National News

Police: Off-duty officer fatally shoots gunman robbing store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:09
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an off-duty officer shot and killed a gunman who was robbing a liquor store.

Remains identified as those of Texas teen missing since 1997

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:02
HOUSTON (AP) — Human remains found in a Houston pasture are those of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared in 1997, the Harris County medical examiner's office said Friday.

Clemson students say they'll continue sit-in through weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:55

Clemson University students gather on the steps of Sikes Hall to protest exclusion, racial insensitivity, and administrative inaction at the university in Clemson, S.C., Thursday, April 15, 2016. Five students were given a citation for trespassing in Sikes Hall, following a sit in to also protest a campus incident Monday, April 11 in which students hung bananas from an African-American history banner. (Ken Ruinard/Anderson Independent-Mail via AP)CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — One of the organizers of a sit-in at Clemson University says protesters will stay inside the building through the weekend if school leaders don't answer their call to improve the racial climate on campus.


Top Cincinnati university cop urged aggressive traffic stops: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:42
Former University of Cincinnati Police Chief Jason Goodrich, who resigned in February amid an internal review, pushed the department's officers to make more traffic stops, according to the report by consulting firm Exiger released this week. Goodrich and the department's No. 2 official, Major Tim Thornton, who also resigned, said they were unaware of the reason for the surge in traffic stops, the review said. Goodrich and Thornton could not immediately be reached for comment.

Top finance officials: World economy still faces threats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:40

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew talk at the G-20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors group photo, during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The global recovery has regained most of the ground lost from the market turbulence at the beginning of the year, finance officials of the world's largest economies said Friday. But they worry that growth remains uneven in the face of a variety of threats ranging from terrorist bombings to Britain's upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union.


More body parts found in Seattle likely are slaying victim's

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:37

Seattle Police officer Aaron Stoltz searches garbage and recycling bins, Friday, April 15, 2016, after human remains were found in a nearby container in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Human remains that sanitation workers found in a Seattle neighborhood on Friday likely belong to a woman whose boyfriend was charged with killing her, dismembering her and dumping some of her body parts in a nearby recycling bin, authorities said.


Drug manufacturer must pay $125M in health care fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:33
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston has ordered the former pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott to pay $125 million to resolve criminal and civil claims in a health care fraud case.

Lawyer: Ohio drug addict didn't plan killings of 3 women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:24
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for an Ohio man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags told jurors Friday that his client was a drug addict prone to bouts of rage and didn't plan the attacks.

Report: Hospital apologizes for volunteer outburst

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:18
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina hospital has apologized after a volunteer was captured on video screaming at a visitor and his family and telling them to leave. The man says on the video that the woman also used a racial slur.

Camden County officials report case of Zika virus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:07

Camden County officials report case of Zika virusThe Camden County Health Department says a woman has tested positive for the Zika virus.


High court's turn in fight over California teacher tenure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:05

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo, Raylene Monterroza takes questions from the media, as she is joined by eight other California public school students who are suing the state to abolish its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections, during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state’s tenure system. On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said a group of nine students who sued the state had failed to show California's hiring and firing rules were unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers across California may have breathed a sigh of relief when an appellate court upheld job protection that has long been considered sacrosanct.


Arizona probes into inmate suicides leads to 13 firings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:04
PHOENIX (AP) — Investigations into two inmate suicides in Arizona prisons have resulted in the firings of 13 guards and sergeants and discipline against six other employees for failing to conduct security checks and then lying and covering up their mistakes.

Pratt chief sees gains in F-35 engine quality, lower costs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:55

The logo of U.S. manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is seen on an engine of Swiss airline's new Bombardier CS100 passenger jet at Zurich airport near the town of KlotenPratt & Whitney on Friday defended the quality and reliability of the F135 engine that powers Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet, saying they were improving despite concerns raised in a new congressional report. Bennett Croswell, who heads Pratt & Whitney's military engines division, told Reuters in an interview that it was also working to drive down the cost of the powerful engine and prepare for a large increase in production in the coming years. Pratt's F135 engine is one of the largest and costliest components of the $379 billion F-35 program, the Pentagon's biggest-ever single weapons program.


High school debate teams to boycott tourney at Liberty U.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some northern Virginia high school debate teams plan to boycott state championships at Liberty University after remarks the college's president made about Muslims.

AccuWeather: Sunny, Warm Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:46

 Sunny, Warm WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says we'll see the 70's by Sunday. Monday could hit 80!


Embattled Kentucky judge agrees to temporary suspension

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:43
A black judge embroiled in a racially charged feud with a white prosecutor agreed Friday to temporarily step down from the bench while he fights misconduct charges before Kentucky's Judicial Conduct Commission.

Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:37

In this image provided by the Mississippi's Governor's Office, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant smiles as he signs the Protection Act, Friday, April 15, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. The law allows places of worship to designate some members to undergo firearms training and carry weapons inside church to protect the congregation. The governor's handgun rests on a book. (Clay Chandler/Mississippi's Governor's Office via AP)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A holstered gun sat on top of a Bible on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's desk Friday when he signed a law allowing guns in churches, which he said would help protect worshippers from potential attackers.


Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:35

A worker checks an iPhone in a repair store in New YorkNEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc said the U.S. government had failed to show a continued need for its help accessing a locked iPhone in a New York drug case after a third party came forward with a solution to crack a different phone belonging to one of the shooters in December's San Bernardino killings. The technology company made the argument in a brief filed in federal court in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on Friday, a week after the U.S. Department of Justice said it would push forward with its appeal of a federal magistrate's ruling saying he could not force the company to assist authorities. The government's decision to continue appealing the February ruling at a higher level, to U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie, came after an outside party provided the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation a way to access the phone in the San Bernardino case without Apple's help.


Man who said boy choked on Pop-Tart sentenced in his death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:31
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who claimed that a 2-year-old boy with head trauma had choked on a Pop-Tart has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in the boy's death.

Cosby lawyer must show accuser his emails with ex-prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 06:30

Cosby lawyer must show accuser his emails with ex-prosecutorA woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault is entitled to any documents or emails the comedian's criminal lawyer shared with a former prosecutor who has become a key defense witness, a federal judge ruled Friday.