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Police: No charges yet in Delaware student death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:33

 No charges yet in Delaware student deathPolice in Wilmington, Delaware held a news conference on Friday to reiterate that charges have not yet been filed in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis.


2 behind Planned Parenthood videos rejecting plea deals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:32
HOUSTON (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists indicted in connection with making undercover Planned Parenthood videos are rejecting plea deals offering them probation.

2 plane emergencies cleared at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:27

2 plane emergencies cleared at Philadelphia International AirportTwo aircraft emergencies were reported at Philadelphia International Airport within 15 minutes of each other on Friday morning, leading to a temporary ground stop.


Police and fire crews search for body in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:25

Police and fire crews search for body in Schuylkill RiverPhiladelphia police and firefighters are searching for a person who may be missing in the Schuylkill River.


American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:22

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, violinist Rachel Barton appears at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pine says an American Airlines flight attendant and captain would not allow her violin as a carry-on from Chicago to Albuquerque, N.M. She says federal regulations and the airline’s own policy specifically permit violins as carry-ons. American spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the American Eagle flight captain determined that the instrument could not be safely secured in an overhead bin or under a seat. Barton was rebooked for travel Friday, April 29, 2016, and received an apology from the airline. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage.


Protests follow Donald Trump to California GOP convention

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:21

Protests follow Donald Trump to California GOP conventionSeveral hundred protesters opposing Donald Trump gathered Friday outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak to California Republicans, and a large contingent of police sought to head off violence like what followed a rally in Southern California the night before.


North Carolina lawmaker defends law, acknowledges fallout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:20
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people — but that he's not changing his mind about it.

Friend of Charleston church massacre suspect pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:05

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file frame from video, Joey Meek, friend of Dylann Roof who is accused of killing nine black church members during Bible study on June 17 in Charleston , S.C., speaks to The Associated Press. Meek pleaded guilty Friday, April 29, 2016 to lying to federal authorities during their investigation. (APTN via AP, File)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a Charleston church last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities. He also revealed the suspect told him he had intended to kill himself after the slayings, which he had planned for months.


Friend of Charleston church shooting suspect pleads guilty to lying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:55

Dylann Roof, charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, listens to the proceedings with assistant defense attorney William Maguire during a hearing at the Judicial Center in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The white man accused of slaying nine black parishioners last year at a South Carolina church planned the shooting for six months and wanted to start a race war, said a friend who pleaded guilty on Friday to federal charges in a related case. Details about suspected gunman Dylann Roof's plot were revealed as his childhood friend, Joseph Meek, 21, admitted during a hearing in Charleston to concealing knowledge of the crime and lying to authorities investigating the massacre. Meek could be called to testify against Roof as part of an agreement with prosecutors and may be spared the maximum sentence of eight years in prison for cooperating.


Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:40

This March 2016 photo provided by 365 by Whole Foods Market shows Jeff Turnas, president of 365 at Whole Foods Market, at a store in Austin, Texas. Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain, 365 at Whole Foods Market, which the company says will have a minimalist layout, affordable prices and third-party vendors who set up shop inside the stores. (Karla Ent/365 by Whole Foods Market via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:32

April 28, 2016 Athens - Students hold candles University of Georgia students, faculty and family members hold candles to mourn the deaths of Georgia students killed in a car crash late Wednesday night, during a vigil in Athens, Ga., Thursday, April 28, 2016. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry told local news outlets the crash occurred just outside Watkinsville when two mid-sized sedans, one driving northbound and the other southbound, collided on Georgia State Route 15. (Taylor Carpenter/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital spokesman said.


Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:31

A search and rescue vessel patrols off the coast of the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Norway, as emergency workers attend the scene after a helicopter crashed believed to be have 13 people aboard, Friday April 29, 2016. A helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Many are feared dead. (Rune Nielsen / NTB scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said.


Governor facing impeachment push: I've done nothing illegal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:08
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Embattled Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday maintained he has done nothing wrong, just a day after Alabama lawmakers revived an impeachment effort against him.

The Latest: Son of Victim: I don't understand why he did it

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:06
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local):

'Kennewick Man' was Native American, U.S. Army Corps says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:04
Kennewick Man is one of just a few well-preserved North American skeletons that date back more than 8,000 years, and is one of the only good examples from the Pacific Northwest. The Corps' determination means the remains are now subject to procedures outlined in the U.S. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), as a coalition of Native American tribes had demanded, the Corps said.

Maryland man charged in bomb threat at Baltimore TV station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:02

A man, claiming to have a bomb, lays in the street outside of the Fox45 television station, which was evacuated due to a bomb threat, in Baltimore(Reuters) - A Maryland man accused of threatening Fox Television's Baltimore affiliate while wearing a hedgehog suit and a fake bomb vest loaded with foil-wrapped chocolate bars has been charged with arson and other counts, authorities said on Friday. The suspect, Alex Brizzi, 25, of Elkridge, Maryland, was shot and wounded by police after trying to deliver a flash drive with video about the end of the world during Thursday's incident at the offices of WBFF-TV. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told a news conference that there was no connection to organized terrorism.


Vigil planned for Ohio family of eight slain a week ago

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:56
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A vigil and fundraiser for eight family members shot execution-style in rural Ohio's Appalachian foothills, is expected to draw thousands of people on Friday evening, organizers said.

Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill to revoke licenses of abortion doctors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:56

File photo of Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin making remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in WashingtonAn Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion may soon head to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved. In the Republican-dominated legislature, the state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a Senate bill late on Thursday. Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has not yet indicated whether she will sign it.


FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:51

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.


Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes, fracking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:48
Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations.