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Philadelphia letter carriers get much-deserved recognition

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:15

Philadelphia letter carriers get much-deserved recognitionLetter carriers loaded up for another day of work in Fox Chase. But today some of them had a little extra to carry.


Stepfather accused of toddler's murder pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:05
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he murdered his infant stepson 14 years ago.

Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:04

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an event to announce new products at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Apple reported that quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with its next big product. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year — and that's the problem.


Pentagon aims to curb tobacco use by military: memo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:04

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter attends a joint news conference with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani in RiyadhWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has issued new policy guidelines aimed at curbing tobacco use within the U.S. military that include raising the prices of tobacco on military bases to match local market prices.


AccuWeather: Thunderstorms move through the area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:04

 Thunderstorms move through the areaMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says storms will be scattered, but with the potential for heavy downpours, gusty winds and hail.


US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.

FBI: Body found after Kansas shootout was robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:56
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A body found in charred ruins of a Kansas motel room after a shootout that injured three federal agents was that of the robbery suspect they sought to arrest, the FBI said Tuesday.

Prince's sister says musician had no known will

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:56

Tyka Nelson holds a rose outside Paisley Park, the home of her brother Prince in Chanhassen, Minn., on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Nelson went out to thank fans who gathered at the home to mourn the loss of the pop star who died Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's sister believes the superstar musician didn't have a will and asked a Minnesota court on Tuesday to appoint a trust company to temporarily oversee his multimillion-dollar estate.


Mayfair arson suspect caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:54

Mayfair arson suspect caught on cameraPhiladelphia investigators released new surveillance video Tuesday of an arsonist targeting a Mayfair business.


Woman pleads not guilty to murder in Montana baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:53

A sheriff's department vehicle is parked outside the house where 1-year-old Kenzley Olson was staying when she was beaten to death on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Poplar, Mont. A federal investigator says a woman beat to death the girl on a Montana Indian reservation and threw the baby's body into a dumpster. Janelle Red Dog appeared in Fort Peck Tribal Court on Friday in the death of Olson after she reportedly confessed and drew a map of where the body was located. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman on a Montana American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old relative who was under her care, court officials said.


Voters make voice heard in Pa. Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:52

Voters make voice heard in Pa. Senate raceThe Democratic primary will see a candidate selected to face incumbent Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey in November.


NTSB: Search crews find El Faro's missing data recorder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:48

This undated image made from a video and released Tuesday, April 26, 2016, by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the stern of the sunken ship El Faro. The NTSB announced that the data recorder was located northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas. El Faro, a 790-foot freighter, sank last October after getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin. The data recorder is capable of recording conversations and sounds on the El Faro's bridge, which may help investigators better understand the final moments of the ship's final journey. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)Search crews on Tuesday found the missing data recorder of the sunken freighter El Faro, which went down in 15,000 feet of water last year after getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin.


Cockfighting clues found on Ohio property of slain family: officials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:48
Investigators probing the mysterious execution-style killings of eight family members in rural Ohio last week have found evidence of illegal cockfighting and marijuana cultivation on their property, state officials said on Tuesday. Cockfighting chickens, cages and signs of a breeding operation have been discovered on the land in Appalachian-Pike County, about 95 miles east of Cincinnati, Dan Tierney, a spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said in an email. Cockfighting is illegal throughout the United States.

Man fleeing robbery jumps fence near White House: Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:47
A man fleeing a nearby robbery jumped the fence of a building next to the White House on Tuesday afternoon and was taken into custody by the Secret Service, the agency said in a statement. The incident prompted a 20-minute lockdown of the White House, a Secret Service official said. The unidentified man jumped the west fence of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is on the White House campus and sits just west of the executive mansion, the agency's statement said.

US urges Illinois city to give customers bottled water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:44

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., speaks in Rockford, Ill. Federal regulators are recommending that the city of Galesburg, Ill., provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in the drinking water. The actions come in response to an investigation published this month by The Associated Press, which found that Galesburg had one of the nation's most persistent problems of lead in the drinking water. Bustos, said she's pleased Galesburg leaders are considering the EPA's recommendations.(Scott Morgan/Rockford Register Star via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITFederal regulators are recommending that an Illinois city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.


Tornadoes hit central U.S. states with severe weather on tap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:42
Tornadoes were spotted in two central states on Tuesday as the National Weather Service warned large swaths of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could be hit by twisters, destructive hail and high winds. There were reports of one tornado in Kansas and another in Oklahoma but no indication they caused any major damage or injuries. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch extending from Texas into southern Nebraska and a severe thunderstorm watch for large parts of Missouri and into Pennsylvania.

Clinton, Sanders await Pennsylvania primary results

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:42

Clinton, Sanders await Pennsylvania primary resultsThe polls for the Pennsylvania primary will soon be closed.


Greece set to miss May 1 target on bailout deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:40
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior European official says Greece has failed to reach a deal with bailout lenders before a May 1 target date set by Athens.

Lawyers ask for halt to execution; say convict was young

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:24

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)ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking a court to halt his execution, arguing the death penalty was inappropriate because of his youth and lack of maturity at the time of his crime.


Board denies clemency for Georgia man set to die Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:23

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)ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the planned execution of a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die Wednesday (all times local):