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Japan central bank leaves monetary policy mostly unchanged, boosts support for quake recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:09
TOKYO (AP) — Japan central bank leaves monetary policy mostly unchanged, boosts support for quake recovery.

Georgia executes man for 1998 murders of a father, two children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:41
Daniel Anthony Lucas, 37, was put to death by lethal injection at 9:54 p.m. local time at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, the Georgia Department of Corrections said. Lucas confessed to fatally shooting Bryan Moss, 11, near Macon on April 23, 1998, after the boy arrived home from school and found Lucas and Brandon Rhode burglarizing the house, according to court records. Rhode next shot Bryan's sister, Kristin Moss, 15, and their father, Steven Moss, 37, when they arrived home, and Lucas then "shot all three victims again to make sure they were dead," Lucas' attorneys wrote in court papers.

Midwest sees 2nd day of storms but no major damage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:37

Lightning strikes along Interstate 70 near Junction City, Kan., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Springtime storms lashed parts of the Midwest and South on Wednesday, but on a smaller scale than the night before when tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas injured more than a dozen people and damaged homes.


Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:36

Kerry delivers remarks on trade at an event with the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los AngelesU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military. "I have deep reservations about just an all-volunteer military," Kerry said at a forum on the Vietnam War at the University of Texas in Austin. Kerry also said numerous deployments overseas under the current system placed enormous burdens on military families.


Latest on storms: 3 tornados in Illinois; no major damage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:34

A funnel cloud forms Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. Officials have confirmed a tornado has briefly touched down in northwest Omaha. National Weather Service meteorologist David Pearson says a tornado touched down several times Wednesday afternoon but only briefly. (Tim Moore via AP)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central and eastern U.S. (all times local):


Seattle compost rule thrown out by judge as unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:31

FILE - In this April 15, 2016 file photo, David Morales, a garbage driver with Recology, picks up a garbage container for Seattle Public Utilities in Seattle. A judge on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 stopped enforcement of a Seattle ordinance barring people from throwing compost in the trash, declaring it unconstitutional. The measure required trash collectors to tag garbage cans that contain more than 10 percent compostable material with education information. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)SEATTLE (AP) — An effort in Seattle to stop residents from tossing food scraps and other compost into the trash was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday by a judge who said trash collectors poking through people's garbage violates privacy rights.


Man found dead at Apple headquarters in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:23

A Santa Clara county Sheriff's Office vehicle is shown parked outside one of the main office buildings of the Apple campus in CupertinoAn Apple Inc employee was found dead on Wednesday at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, police said, with local media reporting that the victim had suffered a head wound and a gun was discovered near his body. Sergeant Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office told reporters at a press conference that deputies were called to Apple's main offices in Cupertino at 8:35 a.m. PDT (1535 GMT). Urena said Santa Clara County Coroner's investigators would conduct an autopsy to ascertain the cause and manner of death.


Markets Right Now: Asia shares mixed on BOJ stimulus watch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:15

Traders Mark Puetzer, left, and Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Stocks indexes are mostly lower in early trading as weakness in the technology sector pulls the broader market lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on financial markets. All times local.


Japan gloomy data reinforce expectations for more BOJ easing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:15

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015 file photo, shoppers walk at a shopping district in Tokyo. Japan reports its industrial production rose in March while core inflation fell 0.3 percent. The date released Thursday, April 28, 2016, raised expectations that the Bank of Japan may tweak its already lavish monetary stimulus to better support a recovery for the world's third-largest economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's factory output rose in March while core inflation and consumer spending fell, underscoring a lack of confidence among households whose buying power remains the key to sustained growth.


The Latest: Apple says dead man was "young and talented"

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:13
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an Apple employee found dead in a conference room at the company headquarters in Cupertino, California (all times local):

Marijuana legalization clears hurdle to Maine ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:11
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A referendum proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine has met the threshold to appear on the November ballot, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday.

The Latest: Georgia executes man convicted in triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:09

In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia death row inmate (all times local):


Metro North train crashes into car parked on tracks in Westchester County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:04

Metro North train crashes into car parked on tracks in Westchester CountyThere was no one in the car at the time - police said the car appeared to be broken down on the tracks.


Sculpture stolen from Pakistan recovered in Manhattan, will be returned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:57

Sculpture stolen from Pakistan recovered in Manhattan, will be returnedThe Buddhist artifact known as a Buddhapada will go back to Pakistan's Swat Valley, where it was stolen back in the 1980's.


Hawaii reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:50

Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, gives an update about the state's dengue fever outbreak with George Szigeti, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, center, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Honolulu. Hawaii officials say they’ve reached a milestone in controlling the state’s dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious.


Yale keeps name of college tied to 19th century slavery defender

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:48
Yale University will keep the name of its Calhoun College, named after former U.S. Vice President John Calhoun, despite objections by students unhappy with its association with a prominent defender of slavery, the school said on Wednesday. The Ivy League school in Connecticut, which is among several universities that have recently faced calls to dissociate themselves from symbols associated with racism, said it hoped its decision would encourage the campus to confront the history of slavery. It also said it would change the title of the officers who lead its 12 undergraduate residential colleges to head of college from master, a term some people connected to slavery.

Authorities quiet on probe into slayings of 8 family members

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:46

Leonard Manley, left, father and grandfather of several murder victims, drives up Union Hill Road away from a roadblock at the outer perimeter of a crime scene, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, near Piketon, Ohio. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple properties near Piketon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were tight-lipped Wednesday about their investigation into the slayings of eight family members in a rural part of the state, and the attorney general said they wanted to avoid informing the killer or killers about what they know.


Suspect sought in attempted luring in Roselle Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:45

Suspect sought in attempted luring in Roselle ParkPolice say Tuesday morning the driver stopped a 16-year-old boy walking in Roselle Park and said sexually explicit things to him.


Breast-feeding guidelines tweaked for sake of women who don't

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:35

Breast-feeding guidelines tweaked for sake of women who don'tIf the government's new guidelines for breast-feeding mothers seem familiar, they should. They're exactly the same as the 2008 version, with the exception of one word.


The Latest: Ohio attorney general warns of donation scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:33

Leonard Manley, left, father and grandfather of several murder victims, drives up Union Hill Road away from a roadblock at the outer perimeter of a crime scene, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, near Piketon, Ohio. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple properties near Piketon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the killings of eight family members in southern Ohio (all times local):