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US citizen wants pardon, compensation in Dubai video case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:21

In this April 23, 2015 photo, Shezanne Cassim of Woodbury, Minn., poses in his attorney's office in Minneapolis. Cassim, 30, is seeking a pardon and financial compensation from the United Arab Emirates for spending nine months in a UAE prison for his role in an online parody video about youth culture in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for his role in an online parody video is seeking a pardon and financial compensation.


2 being questioned in shooting death of deliveryman in Crescentville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:12

2 being questioned in shooting death of deliveryman in CrescentvilleTwo people are currently in police custody being questioned in connection with the shooting death a Chinese deliveryman in Philadelphia's Crescentville section.


Search warrants: Accused Ohio terror suspect hid identity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:04
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An accused Ohio terrorist misled authorities about his identity and tried to have his slain brother's Facebook martyrdom photo deleted to avoid police scrutiny, according to newly unsealed search warrants.

Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:04

In this photo taken April 23, 2015, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. poses for a portrait following an interview with The Associated Press in her office on Capitol Hill. There’s a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray. The Washington state Democrat, once famously dubbed “just a mom in tennis shoes,” is the reason behind an uncomfortable power standoff between two men who intend to lead the Democrats after Minority Leader Harry Reid retires. Murray, her quiet style and her clout amassed over 22 years in the Senate, poses a challenge to the way things work in Washington. She’s poised to be the first woman in the Senate’s top-tier leadership. And she’s outgrown her image as the ultimate underdog, if not the mom in storied footwear.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.


Volunteer registration launched for World Meeting of Families

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:58

Volunteer registration launched for World Meeting of FamiliesOfficials with the World Meeting of Families launched the registration for volunteers on Monday.


Thousands attend Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:53

Thousands attend Monday's funeral for Freddie GrayThousands attended a funeral Monday for a man who died after suffering serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.


Kerry: Will urge Iran FM to push Yemen rebels to talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he will use a meeting with his Iranian counterpart to urge Iran to push the Shiite rebels it supports in Yemen back to the negotiating table.

Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:43

A Starbucks store closes Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix because of computer issues. Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late Friday and said it was working to resolve the outage. Customers found some stores closed and others offering free coffee. (AP Photo/Traci Carl)NEW YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.


Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:36

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villagesShelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones.


By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:35

FILE - In this July 20, 2012, file photo, Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outside Gateway High School where he had been searching for his son Alex Sullivan who was killed while attending "The Dark Knight Rises," movie where gunman James Holmes opened fire, in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and 70 others injured in the deadly shooting. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A by-the-numbers look at the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:


Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:34

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney generalLoretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.


Baltimore police receive threat from gangs to 'take out' law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:30
(Reuters) - Baltimore police said on Monday they had received a credible threat that various gangs were partnering to "take out" law enforcement officers. The gangs that have entered into a partnership include the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips, according to a statement from the Baltimore Police Department. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales)

Cuomo: NY is 1st state to offer English lessons by cellphone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:30
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York will be the first state to offer English-language lessons to Spanish speakers over their mobile phones.

Lynch inherits civil rights probes from Holder as attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:29

Lynch testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white police and black men will be among the challenges immediately facing new Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was sworn in on Monday. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case. A 25-year-old black man died a week after being injured while in police custody. Following her swearing in by Vice President Joe Biden, Lynch signaled that improving relations between police and the communities they protect will be high on her agenda.


Detectives: N.C. woman raped, robbed, and run over

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:47

 N.C. woman raped, robbed, and run overSheriff's detectives said a woman was raped, robbed, run over, by men she knew from a school for the deaf


9-year-old girl finds infant's dismembered remains in backyard of home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:43

9-year-old girl finds infant's dismembered remains in backyard of homeThe dismembered body of an infant was found in the backyard of a home in Westmont, California Saturday afternoon.


Defense seeks light sentence in Virginia terror support case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:42
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Defense lawyers are asking a judge to go easy on a Virginia woman who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group.

Colorado carnival morphs into mob scene; crowd fights police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:42
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Three teens have been arrested after a carnival turned sour and police struggled to control a hostile crowd of more than 150 people.

Japan's prime minister focuses on economy and women's issues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:39

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, waves beside professor Joseph Nye after speaking at the John F. Kennedy School of Government forum in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage.


Truckers strike four shipping companies at Southern California ports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:39
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m. Pacific time, with picket lines going up immediately at the companies' truck yards, Teamsters spokeswoman Barb Maynard told reporters on a conference call. The action comes as West Coast port cargo traffic is still recovering from months of slowdowns stemming from a previous dispute between dockworkers and major shipping companies. The port drivers accuse the trucking companies of wage theft by illegally misclassifying them as independent contractors, deducting truck-leasing charges and other expenses from their paychecks.