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President Obama arrives in Bay Area for fundraising events

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:33

President Obama arrives in Bay Area for fundraising eventsPresident Barack Obama has arrived in San Francisco and is set to attend two separate fundraisers in the city.


Lack of funds for lawyers could mean freedom for 7 suspects

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seven New Orleans jail inmates, including one charged with murder and another charged with rape, have been ordered released by a judge because their cases have stalled amid uncertain funding for their defense.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay won't seek re-election in 2017

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:24

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announces he will not run for re-election during a press conference on Friday, April 8, 2016, at City Hall, in St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan /St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, the longest-serving mayor in the city's history, announced unexpectedly Friday that he will not seek re-election when his fourth term ends next year.


Gay, lesbian business group withdraws invite to Gov. Baker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:13
BOSTON (AP) — A gay business group has withdrawn an invitation to Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, citing his decision to speak at a weekend event featuring conservative leaders and a Texas minister who has said God sent Adolf Hitler for the Jews.

Mobster pleads guilty to racketeering in 2002 NYC killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:11
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York say a Gambino crime family associate has pleaded guilty to racketeering in connection with a 2002 mob killing.

Stock indexes manage tiny gains, led by the energy sector

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:09

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. Stocks are rising in early trading, led by energy companies as the price of crude oil turns sharply higher. Murphy Oil jumped 5 percent early Friday, April 8, 2016 and offshore drilling company Transocean gained 4.5 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed slightly higher on Wall Street, led by energy companies as the price of crude oil turned sharply higher.


Mayor: New Orleans to see big drop in flood insurance costs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:03
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New federal maps say New Orleans is much less vulnerable to flooding than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck more than 10 years ago.

Ex-U.S. Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:59
Rob O'Neill, 39, appeared inebriated when he was found in the driver's seat of a car with the engine running outside a convenience store in Butte in western Montana, said Undersheriff George Skuletich of the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department.

Video released in alleged excessive force arrest of Santa Rosa teen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:58

Video released in alleged excessive force arrest of Santa Rosa teenThe Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is releasing dramatic body camera video showing the arrest of a teenager who's now suing deputies for excessive force.


President Obama expected in Bay Area today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:52

President Obama arrives in Bay Area for fundraising eventsPresident Obama will be back in San Francisco today for fundraising events. He's expected to arrive at SFO around 1:30 this afternoon.


Official: Airman shot his commander at Texas base

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:52

 Airman shot his commander at Texas baseAn airman shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide Friday at a U.S. Air Force base in San Antonio, a senior U.S. official said.


Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Due to Toilet Law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:48

Springsteen performs during The River Tour at the LA Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Rock star Bruce Springsteen on Friday canceled a concert scheduled for this weekend in North Carolina in protest over the state's new law restricting public toilet use based on gender identity by transgender individuals. Springsteen said in a statement on his website and over his official Twitter feed that the North Carolina law is "an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress." (Reporting By Dan Burns; Editing by Toni Reinhold)


Exonerated man released from Virginia prison after 33 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:39

This April 30, 2013 photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Keith Allen Haward, convicted in 1982 of rape and murder in Newport News and serving a life sentence. The Virginia Supreme Court granted Harward's petition for a writ of actual innocence on Thursday, April 7, 2016, and ordered the Department of Corrections to release him from custody. Recent DNA tests failed to identify Harward's genetic profile in sperm left at the crime scene. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)BURKEVILLE, Va. (AP) — As he walked into the Virginia sun after spending 33 years in prison for crimes authorities now say he didn't commit, the fact that his parents weren't there to see him become a free man weighed heavily on Keith Allen Harward's mind.


Senate bill draft would prohibit unbreakable encryption

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:28

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks with committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. on Capitol Hill in Washington. A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government get access to readable data on a device if there’s a lawful search warrant. The draft is being finalized by Burr and Feinstein. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant.


Tourism to France rose in 2015 despite Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:26
PARIS (AP) — The overall number of tourists visiting France in 2015 rose marginally compared with the year before to reach an all-time high despite the two deadly attacks in Paris in January and November.

Track damage found in area of Kansas train derailment: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:22
The NTSB traced the damage to a grain truck after investigators found tire tracks running perpendicular to the railroad tracks as well as cattle feed nearby. Tires on a truck owned by Cimarron Crossing Feeders, LLC, matched imprints taken at the scene and the NTSB said there was damage to the front bumper of the truck.

Congress to hold hearing on DC subway shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest breakdown of Washington's subway system has attracted the attention of Congress.

New Jersey man faces jail for refusing to take down Trump flag

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:16

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks at a town hall event in AppletonRepublican presidential hopeful Donald Trump appears to have a passionate supporter in Joseph Hornick, a New Jersey man who faces a $2,000 fine or 90 days in jail for flying a flag emblazoned with the billionaire candidate's name over his home. New Jersey's primary is on June 7. For weeks, Hornick has displayed the blue flag with Trump's "Make America Great Again!" campaign slogan on a pole outside his two-story West Long Branch house, at a busy intersection near Monmouth University, in a show of his support for Trump.


Mom, grandma charged in teen's suspected drug death at hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:02
GREEN, Ohio (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a suspected heroin overdose were charged in his death after authorities said they think the mom and her son had used the drug together.

U.S. should offer mortgage relief for homeowners: New York Attorney General

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 02:53

Empty foreclosed home sits in the town of Rochelle Park in Bergen County, New JerseyNew York's attorney general urged the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Friday to quickly adopt a plan to reduce principal mortgages for U.S. homeowners at risk of foreclosure. In a letter sent to FHFA Director Mel Watt, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said nearly 60,000 homeowners in New York were delinquent on mortgages backed by government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2013 alone, and called for a quick adoption of "principal reduction" plans.