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Thurgood Marshall movie to be filmed in Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:30
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A movie about Thurgood Marshall before he became the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice will be filmed in Buffalo, New York.

The Latest: Vigil held for victim in body parts case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:20

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole speaks to reporters during a news conference Monday, April 11, 2016, in Seattle. Multiple body parts — including a foot — found in a homeowner's recycling bin likely belong to a woman who was reported missing Saturday morning, Seattle police said Monday. (Lynsi Burton/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man following the discovery of body parts inside a Seattle recycling bin: (all times local):


Police: Coughing fit leads to school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:08

 Coughing fit leads to school bus crashPolice are investigating a crash involving a school bus in North Philadelphia.


High lead levels found at homes near L.A.-area battery plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:03
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soil testing at 500 homes surrounding the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant near Los Angeles found all but a handful of dwellings with lead contamination at levels requiring cleanup, public health officials reported on Tuesday. The finding, presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, adds to previous sampling by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control showing more than 200 other homes near the Exide plant with lead-tainted soil in need of removal. The state and county ultimately plan to test soil at some 10,000 properties in communities surrounding the plant, which Georgia-based Exide agreed last March to close permanently to avoid criminal prosecution for illegal storage of hazardous waste.

Medical marijuana bill clears Pennsylvania Senate again

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:03

Medical marijuana bill clears Pennsylvania Senate againThe state Senate passed medical marijuana legislation for the second time in less than a year on Tuesday, and backers said they hope the House will accept the changes and send it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk later this week.


Chicago police shoot 16-year-old, prompting protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:58
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 100 people have gathered in Chicago for a vigil and protest after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer.

Emotions bubble over at Philadelphia soda tax hearing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:56

Emotions bubble over at Philadelphia soda tax hearingEmotions are bubbling up over the proposed soda tax hike in Philadelphia.


Mayfair mom receives scathing letter about her child with autism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:55

Mayfair mom receives scathing letter about her child with autismAn anonymous letter from a neighbor sent one fuming, emotional mother in Philadelphia's Mayfair section to Facebook.


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Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:51

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Woman given run-around after son murdered in her car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:46

Woman given run-around after son murdered in her carWhat happened to a Chicago woman's car after her son was murdered in it?


Asian stocks lifted by optimism on oil prices, Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:42

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Asian stock markets mostly gained on Tuesday as investors awaited corporate earnings results at home and abroad. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks logged solid gains Wednesday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street, although oil prices erased some of the recent big gains that had relieved among global investors.


Illinois death linked to Elizabethkingia outbreak that killed 18

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:35

Illinois death linked to Elizabethkingia outbreak that killed 18A death in Illinois has been linked to the same strain of bacteria that has caused an unprecedented outbreak of infection in Wisconsin and one case in Michigan.


Surgery separates infant conjoined twins in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:13

This Feb. 10, 2016 photo provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital shows conjoined twin sisters Scarlett, left, and Ximena Hernandez-Torres at Dirscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Doctors in Texas will attempt to separate the two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. The girls share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their identical triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues. (Joshua Thelin/Driscoll Children's Hospital via AP)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Surgery at a South Texas hospital has separated two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist.


Organized crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers firm office

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:58

A police officer stands outside Mossack Fonseca law firm while Organized crime prosecutors raid the offices, in Panama City, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)PANAMA CITY (AP) — Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm Tuesday looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients.


APNewsBreak: Cruise lines say city misused passenger fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:57

A city worker walks along a site that will soon host a life-sized whale sculpture and bridge park project along the Gastineau Channel, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. The city is being sued by a industry representative for 12 cruise lines which alleges that the city is misspending funds from a per-passenger tax on the whale project and others which do not directly benefit cruise passengers. (AP Photo/Rashah McChesney)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it's a symbol of the Alaska city's misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors.


Police: Loaded gun found in slain ex-Saint Will Smith's SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:13

Jacquelyn Brubaker, of New Orleans, looks at a makeshift memorial Monday, April 11, 2016, near the spot where former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed, and his wife was wounded by gunfire, after a traffic accident in New Orleans on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police found a fully loaded gun inside the vehicle former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith was driving the night he was shot, but there was no evidence that it had been fired, police said Tuesday.


Police investigate traffic stop shooting on interstate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:12
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in stable condition after being shot by police during a traffic stop on a metro Atlanta freeway.

Amber alert canceled; Gary toddler taken at gunpoint located safely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:03

Amber alert canceled; Gary toddler taken at gunpoint located safelyAn amber alert has been canceled for a 15-month-old boy who was taken at gunpoint Tuesday night from his foster home in Gary, Ind. Police said the boy has been located safely.


Senate GOP to subpoena EPA chief in Colorado mine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to issue a subpoena to force the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to appear at a field hearing in Phoenix next week on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states and on lands belonging to two Native American tribes.

Vigil planned for 2 college students killed in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:02
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University in Louisiana held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night for two 19-year-old students who were shot and killed at a party outside an off-campus apartment complex.