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Pope to visit White House during U.S. trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:47

Pope to visit White House during U.S. tripThe White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.


UN approves 1,000 more peacekeepers for C. African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that authorizes more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.

Co-Pilot Appeared to Want to 'Destroy the Plane': Prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:33
The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps this week appeared to want to "destroy the plane," Brice Robin, Prosecutor of Marseille, said.

'American Idol'-like talent competition app launches

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:09

This photo provided by Chosen shows a screenshot from the talent competition app, "Chosen." The former CEO of Beats Music, David Hyman, is behind the new app, which debuts Thursday, March 26, 2015, for invitees on Apple devices. (AP Photo/Chosen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.


Police call kidnap a hoax, now can't find California woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:07

This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. (AP Photo/Vallejo Police Department)VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California investigators say they were suspicious when a man took hours to report that strangers broke into his home and abducted his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom but had to take it seriously for the two days she was missing.


More than 15,000 structures without power after Oklahoma tornadoes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:06

A Tornado is seen in Sand SpringsAbout 15,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma and Arkansas were without power on Thursday after tornadoes touched down in the states a day earlier, leaving at least one person dead and scores of structures damaged. School were closed in parts of Oklahoma and clean up was underway from the twisters that hit Tulsa, Oklahoma City and northwest Arkansas. Another tornado was spotted in Moore, Oklahoma, where police said multiple buildings were damaged and vehicles overturned. The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a tornado in 2013 that killed 24 and injured more than 300.


US, UN press Europe to make strong return to peacekeeping

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:05

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, Spanish U.N peacekeepers patrol the area where a rocket fell short in Lebanon several kilometers north of the Israeli border, near the village of el-Meri, southern Lebanon. Russia's aggressiveness in the east. The Islamic State group's sudden rise in the south. As Europe’s militaries register new threats close to home, they’re now being asked by the United States to make a strong return to peacekeeping around the world as well. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's aggressiveness in the east. The Islamic State group's sudden rise in the south. As Europe finds new threats close to home, it's now being asked by the United States to make a strong return to peacekeeping around the world as well.


U.S. autoworkers face threat as car makers drawn to Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:58

UAW President Dennis Williams addresses their Special Bargaining Convention held at COBO Hall in Detroit(In March 25 item, corrects third paragraph to show GM is adding Cruze production to existing plant, not building new plant)) By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday said getting raises for workers at the Detroit automakers will be a top priority in contract talks this summer, but more jobs and production are shifting to U.S. plants without unions and Mexico. In the next six years, Mexico's auto production will rise to more than a quarter of the North American market, according to industry consultant IHS Inc. Earlier this week, General Motors Co said it would invest $350 million in an existing factory in Mexico to assemble a new generation of compact Chevrolet Cruze sedans, although the company said that would not affect a Lordstown, Ohio, plant that builds the same model. The rise of Mexico as an auto assembly hub is just one factor working against the UAW as it launches contract talks with Ford Motor Co, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this summer.


Dallas woman accused in illegal butt injections surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:24
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a woman accused of providing illegal buttocks injections has surrendered to authorities.

Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:23

In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, U.S. Armed Forces veterans attend the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. The Labor Department reported on Thursday, March 26, 2015, that fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits a week earlier, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.


U.S. consumer watchdog unveils plans to regulate payday loans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:54

Cordray participates in an open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in WashingtonThe U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Thursday outlined its plans for cracking down on the payday lending industry and ensuring that borrowers can repay their loans. The framework unveiled by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was a key step toward new rules for various types of loans that regulators say trap borrowers in debt. President Barack Obama is expected to tout the progress the young agency has made in shielding the middle class from unfair financial practices in a speech on Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama. Payday loans are small-dollar extensions of credit that borrowers agree to repay in a short time, such as when they next receive a paycheck.


Report: Delaware trooper justified in using deadly force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:47

 Delaware trooper justified in using deadly forceThe Delaware attorney general's office says a state trooper was justified in using deadly force against a wanted man who shot and wounded him after a vehicle pursuit.


Massachusetts denies parole to murderer who fled to Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:37
NATICK, Mass. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in Massachusetts, who escaped from prison and spent 20 years as an activist and poet in Chicago, has been denied parole.

Police now say California woman's kidnap report was a hoax

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:52

Police now say California woman's kidnap report was a hoaxInvestigators in Northern California say they were suspicious from the start of a boyfriend's report of the violent abduction of his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom, yet had to take it seriously for the two days she was missing.


Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash: Report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:03
Official described audio indicating one pilot was outside cockpit.

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:32

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injuredThe first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.


One person killed, several injured as tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:41

A Tornado is seen in Keystone LakeAt least three tornadoes struck Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said. A tornado moving through the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs damaged as many as 60 buildings, a spokesman for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said. The Sand Springs tornado heavily damaged a gymnastics studio that had about 60 people inside, according to local fire department officials. Another tornado was spotted in Moore, Oklahoma, where police said multiple buildings were damaged and numerous cars and trucks overturned.


Arizona Legislature OKs abortion medication requirement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:03
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers approved legislation that requires abortion providers to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.

Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates handcuffed when guard shot them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:01

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Carlos Manuel Perez Jr., 28. The Calrk County Coroner in Las Vegas said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Perez’s death on Nov. 12, 2014, of multiple gunshots to the head, neck, chest and arms at High Desert State Prison was a homicide. Murphy says a homicide ruling means Perez died at the hands of another person. It doesn’t establish fault. (AP Photo/Nevada Department of Corrections)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived.


Anti-gay initiative puts California attorney general in bind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California lawyer with an idea that has been called offensive, outrageous, reprehensible and illegal is putting the century-old process that gives citizens the right to make laws at the ballot box to its latest test.