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Lawsuit: High school gave 'Dora' actress a pass over vaping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage actress who voices Nickelodeon's spunky "Dora the Explorer" character was given special treatment after she was caught vaping in a private high school bathroom, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by another student's parents.

Puerto Rico unveils new restructuring deal as cash dwindles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:52

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Monday, April 11, 2016, Puerto Rico released a new proposal to restructure part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal growth plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for a U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government released a new proposal Monday for restructuring part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for the U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves.


New York City to pursue sweeping homelessness reforms: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:51

A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold as she begs for handouts on East 42nd Street in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will implement a raft of reforms to combat its high level of homelessness, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, following a three-month review of the problem. In New York, the United States' largest city, around 58,000 people sleep in shelters each night, representing the largest homeless population for any U.S. metropolitan area, according to the National Alliance to end Homelessness.


US, Goldman Sachs reach $5B settlement over risky mortgages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:44

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is juxtaposed with the Goldman Sachs booth. The Justice Department announced a $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The deal announced Monday, April 11, 2016, resolves state and federal probes into the sale of shoddy mortgages before the housing bubble and economic meltdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, with the government accusing the bank of misleading investors about the quality of its loans.


Fans descend on refurbished Wrigley Field for 101st home opener

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:44

Fans descend on refurbished Wrigley Field for 101st home openerA refurbished Wrigley Field will host the Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds game at 7:05 p.m. Monday.


Dueling rallies held over North Carolina LGBT rights law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:41

Supporters of House Bill 2 gather outside the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 11, 2016, during a rally in support of a law that blocks rules allowing transgender people to use the bathroom aligned with their gender identity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds rallied Monday to defend a North Carolina law limiting protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people, using cheers and a booming public address system to drown out a smaller counter-protest across the street.


Brown-Forman introducing 1st new bourbon brand in 20 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:38

An undated photo provided by Brown-Forman shows a bottle of Coopers Craft, Brown Forman's first new bourbon brand in 20 years. The roll-out for the premium whiskey will come this summer in eight southeastern states, with plans to expand distribution once supplies increase, company executives said. (Dom Savini/Brown-Forman via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The spirits company behind Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is taking a deeper plunge into Kentucky bourbon.


Kansas couple to appeal custody ruling; drug use suspected

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:38
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Five of a Navy veteran's children were taken into state custody because of suspected drug use and neglect, not because of his admitted use of medical marijuana, a Kansas appellate court has concluded.

Man who made botched cliff proposal says she said yes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:38
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A man who had to be rescued after scaling California's famed Morro Rock to propose to his girlfriend through cellphone video says he might not have made it to the top, but the proposal was a success.

Correction: Octopus in Throat story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:38
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 7 about a Kansas boy hospitalized after a small octopus became wedged in his throat, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the boyfriend of the boy's mother was released on bond in the case. The boyfriend was released, but no bond was set.

Kentucky attorney general sues governor over education cuts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:35
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general sued the state's Republican governor on Monday, arguing he overstepped his authority when he ordered budget cuts for state colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

Jury selection starts in trial over Georgia child's car death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:34

Justin Ross Harris sits in Cobb County Magistrate Court in MariettaThe case involving Justin Ross Harris, 35, has captured wide attention, with prosecutors saying the suburban Atlanta father exchanged nude photos with females as his child was dying. "One of the big challenges in the case is to find jurors who have not been tainted by prejudicial pretrial publicity," said University of Georgia law professor Ron Carlson.


Police: Texas teen kills mom, brother before killing himself

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:32
DALLAS (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what led a Texas teenager to fatally stab his brother and his television-personality mother before mortally wounding himself, police said Monday.

Michigan finds 2 more Legionnaires' deaths in Flint area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:31
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health authorities reported Monday they have identified two more fatal cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area last year amid an outbreak some outside experts have linked to the city's water emergency.

Texas police: Remains belong to student missing since 1997

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:30

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows William Reece. Reece, a convicted kidnapper has been temporarily released from prison to help authorities who are digging for the body of a teenager who disappeared two decades ago. Denton police say the remains have been identified through dental records as those of Kelli Cox, who went missing from the North Texas town of Denton in July 1997. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — Remains found in a pasture in southeast Texas with the help of a convicted kidnapper are those of a 20-year-old college student who went missing almost two decades ago, authorities said Monday.


FBI marks 30 years since bloody South Florida shootout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:25
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — The FBI on Monday marked the 30th anniversary of a bloody South Florida shootout with violent bank robbers that left two agents dead and five wounded, leading to changes in the weapons, body armor and tactics throughout law enforcement nationwide.

The Latest: Autopsies done on students killed in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:24
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a Baton Rouge shooting that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students (all times local):

Police: Officer responding to alarm accidentally shoots man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:24
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Officials in a Maryland city say a police officer unintentionally shot a man who was in a grocery store that had been burglarized.

Cabrini College student found dead in West Conshohocken home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:24

Cabrini College student found dead in West Conshohocken homePolice say the man found dead in a West Conshohocken home over the weekend was a Cabrini College student.


Rare Washington journal sells for $173K, war Bible for $161K

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:21
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare newspaper printing of a journal George Washington wrote as a young man has been sold for $173,000 at a New York City auction.