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Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 08:09

Haiden Day, 6, right, who has Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that his parents treat with medical marijuana, looks on as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, signs a bill Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., that overhauls Washington's medical marijuana market. The bill also creates a voluntary database of patients and cracks down on unregulated dispensary sales. Inslee has said the measure is needed now that the state's voter-approved recreational market is in place. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot.


Wynn Resorts shareholders: Elaine Wynn won't return to board

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 08:08

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Elaine Wynn attends Bloomberg Businessweek's 85th Anniversary celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Elaine Wynn failed Friday, April 24, 2015 to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd.,the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn - a development that ended a feud over the issue Shareholders who had to decide between re-electing Elaine Wynn or agreeing with a company recommendation to re-elect two other sitting board members ultimately sided with the company.(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd. — the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn — a development that ended a feud over the issue.


No contest plea by dog owners in jogger's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 08:04
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — The owners of two dogs that got loose and killed a jogger in Michigan pleaded no contest Friday to a reduced charge.

Jury convicts 3 of manslaughter Florida A&M hazing death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 08:02
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M drum major were convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, ending a 3-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school's famed marching band.

Mexican girl wrongly sent to United States returns home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:59

Mexican girl wrongly sent to United States returns homeProsecutors have launched an investigation of possible criminal conduct in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother, authorities said Friday.


Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

Court: Family of teen shot across border can't sue in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:42
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

5 things to know about transgender Americans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:41

FILE - In this June 27, 2014 file photo people march during the 10th annual Trans Day of Action in New York. Participants decried violence and discrimination while celebrating strides made by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. According to demographer Gary Gates of the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, an estimated 3.4 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, while only one-tenth that many — about 700,000 — are transgender. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK (AP) — These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding.


California man ordered to stand trial in 10-year kidnap case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:24
A California man accused of abducting his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter, marrying her and holding her captive for a decade of physical and sexual abuse was ordered to stand trial on Friday on kidnapping and rape charges. Isidro Medrano Garcia, 41, was set to be tried on five counts of forcible rape, kidnapping to commit rape and lewd acts on a minor after an Orange County Superior Court judge found that prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence against him to proceed.

Gaps remain in probe of Baltimore man's death in police custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:22

Workers rally at a union protest Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Carson City, Nev. The workers are opposing Republican-sponsored bills in the Nevada Legislature that would restrict collective bargaining and alter public employee pensions. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels)By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - An investigation into the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody is still trying to figure out what happened, the police commissioner said on Friday as the city braced for a major protest over the incident. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said police would release surveillance camera photos involving the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who died on Sunday a week after being arrested. More than 1,000 protesters are expected in Baltimore for a march from the site of his arrest to City Hall on Saturday, police said. Batts said Gray was put in a police van for transport to a police station and he was not buckled in at any time, as regulations required.


Georgia university cancels classes in flap over flag protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:05
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:04

FILE - In this June 22, 2013 file photo, Johnny Depp attends the world premiere of "The Lone Ranger," with background images of him as Tonto, left, and Armie Hammer in the title role, at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif. A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight Indian actors quit the northern New Mexico production of the satirical Western "The Ridiculous Six" over complaints about offensive names and religious scenes.(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.


North America's largest powwow draws thousands to New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:57

Native American and indigenous dancers wait their turn to join the procession during the grand entrance at the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque N.M., on Friday, April 24, 2015. The three-day event is North America's largest powwow, attracting indigenous dancers, drummers and singers from across the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America's largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event:


North Carolina mother outraged after autistic son comes home bloody and bruised

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:50

North Carolina mother outraged after autistic son comes home bloody and bruisedThe shaken up four-year-old was carrying a wet towel given to him by his bus driver and a hand-written note from a teacher at Brentwood Elementary in Fayetteville, N.C.


Woman punched by officer during arrest sues Seattle for $1 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:45
A Seattle woman who was punched in the face by a police officer as she was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence has filed a $1 million claim against the city, saying her rights were violated, the city clerk's office said on Friday. Miyekko Durden-Bosley, 23, suffered a fractured eye socket in the June 22 incident, which was captured on police video. In the video, Durden-Bosley can be seen kicking at the head of officer Adley Shepherd as she is handcuffed and placed in the patrol car. Both Durden-Bosley and Shepherd are black.

Foiled Vatican plot triggers security concerns for Pope's Philadelphia visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:42

Foiled Vatican plot triggers security concerns for Pope's Philadelphia visitA foiled plot against the Vatican has triggered added focus on security for the Pope's visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.


Hostage locations difficult to track - and may be getting harder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:38

Undated still image of American hostage Warren WeinsteinBy Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militants expand their safe havens and as Washington gathers less on-the-ground human intelligence. Obtaining timely intelligence on hostages has always been difficult, especially in volatile regions where the United States has limited access and where militants have well-established operations.


Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:38
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a New Hampshire man who shot himself Friday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago.

Suspect in Philadelphia cop shooting ID'd; officer recovering

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:36

Suspect in Philadelphia cop shooting ID'd; officer recoveringPhiladelphia police have identified the suspect who allegedly shot and wounded an officer late Thursday night in West Philadelphia.


Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:22

FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, a customer examines Apple's new watch in New York. The first batch of Apple Watches will arrive in people’s homes and offices Friday April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago.