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Police find man shot near University of Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:03
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks at the University of Arizona, prompting an exhaustive search after the victim left campus before help arrived.

The Latest: Baltimore police identify officer who shot teen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:02
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the shooting by Baltimore police of a 13-year-old by carrying a fake gun (all times local):

Montgomery County church member charged in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:33

Montgomery County church member charged in fatal shootingThe Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has charged a man in a fatal shooting inside a Montgomery County church last weekend.


First funeral held six days after Ohio family massacre

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:32
Almost a week after eight family members were found shot to death at four separate homes in rural Ohio's Appalachian foothills, the first funeral for the victims is being held on Thursday as investigators work to identify the killers. Officials have likewise declined to reveal details of the investigation to avoid tipping off suspects, but search warrants were filed under seal on Thursday by the Pike County prosecutor's office, according to Dan Tierney, spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Local media have quoted unnamed law enforcement officials as saying many theories are being considered, including a family feud or even the involvement of a Mexican drug cartel in the slayings.

Minnesota police obtain sealed search warrant for Prince's residence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:31

U.S. musician Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island(Reuters) - Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday. Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud of the Carver County, Minnesota, sheriff's office cited intense media scrutiny surrounding the death of the 57-year-old performer, in his request for a state district court judge to seal the warrant. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at his home, a compound known as Paisley Park, in suburban Minneapolis on April 21.


UC Davis chancellor says politics driving action against her

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:30

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda Katehi, told lawmakers that she never ordered campus police to use force or pepper spray on students last month, while testifying at a legislative hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Katehi has been placed on leave amid an uproar stemming in part from the school's hiring of consultants to improve its image, following a widely criticized protest pepper spraying incident by police. UC President Janet Napolitano's office announced Wednesday, April 27, 2016, that she is appointing an outside investigator to determine whether the actions of Chancellor Katehi have violated university policies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chancellor of the University of California, Davis says politics are driving the decision to put her on paid leave while the university investigates her treatment of relatives that work at the campus and whether she lied about the school's hiring of online image consultants.


Smile! Miami-Dade police deploying 1,000 body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:25

A body camera is worn by Miami-Dade Police Department PIO Marjorie Eloi, which 1,000 officers will begin using over the next few months, during a news conference, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Doral, Fla. Police body cameras have become more popular following a number of controversial officer shootings around the country. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — The largest police agency in Florida is outfitting 1,000 of its officers with pager-sized body cameras over the next few months in the state's biggest such deployment to date, officials announced Thursday.


Court: NYC jail guard's conviction in inmate's death is fair

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:21
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Rikers Island jail guard who ignored pleas for help by a dying inmate in 2012 because he didn't believe the prisoner needed assistance received a fair trial, an appeals court said Thursday.

1st funeral held for victims of Ohio slayings that killed 8

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:12

Visitors gather for the wake of Gary Rhoden at the Crockett L. Reed Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in South Shore, Ky. Multiple people, including Rhoden, were found dead Friday at several properties near Piketon, Ohio. Investigators have interviewed more than 50 people in the case but have made no arrests. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)SOUTH SHORE, Ky. (AP) — A funeral amid extra security was held Thursday in Kentucky for one of eight people shot dead in Ohio in what authorities describe as a cold-blooded massacre targeting a single family.


Italy, Austria make deal to avoid Brenner Pass closure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:09

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka, left, and Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano sit before their meeting in Rome, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Italy is watching warily as Austria moves to tighten controls along its borders as it fears the closure of the Balkans route being used by migrants, including refugees of Syria’s war, to reach Europe will create new flows through Italy. It has begun to build a fence on its southern border, and on Wednesday announced multiple highway check points. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)MILAN (AP) — Italy and Austria have reached a deal to avoid closing the heavily trafficked Brenner Pass, an important conduit for tourists and goods transiting Europe, Italy's interior minister said Thursday.


Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner's nose

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:02

In this photo provided by the Port of Seattle and taken April 27, 2016, a Dallas-bound American Airlines airplane is shown parked at a gate after it returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff following a bird strike that left a large dent on the airplane's nose. (Port of Seattle via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner's nose.


Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:55

 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrestedThree people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday.


7th grader dies after being struck by car in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:49

7th grader dies after being struck by car in New CastleStudents headed into George Read Middle School in New Castle, Delaware Thursday mourning the loss of a classmate.


France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:39

French officials show off "Ocean One" an underwater diving robot at the history museum in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, April 28, 2016. French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot which they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archeology. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MARSEILLE, France (AP) — French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology.


UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:39

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, the United Parcel Service logo is seen on the side of a truck as driver Marty Thompson is reflected returning from a delivery in Cumming, Ga. United Parcel Service Inc. is scheduled to report financial results on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that first-quarter profit rose 10 percent to $1.13 billion, helped by an increase in both ground shipments and next-day air deliveries in the United States.


Current, former Detroit principals charged in bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:39
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's office has charged 12 current and former Detroit Public Schools principals, one district administrator and a long-time vendor with conspiracy to commit bribery in school supply kickback schemes. The following lists their names, schools and kickback amounts, along with details of personal financial problems:

Ford's 1Q net income doubles on truck, SUV sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:36

This Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, photo, shows a Ford sign above the entrance to Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford reports financial results Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income more than doubled to $2.5 billion in the first quarter on strong sales of trucks and SUVs worldwide.


Friends turn foes for justice's re-election in West Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:35
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In 2004, former coal baron Don Blankenship spent $3.5 million to help get a West Virginia Supreme Court candidate elected in a wild race that inspired a John Grisham novel.

Shareholders criticize Pfizer after scrapped Allergan deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:28
Just weeks after the collapse of Pfizer's controversial deal to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan and move its headquarters to Ireland, company executives faced sharp criticism from shareholders at their annual meeting.

The Latest: Governor orders flags at half-staff after crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:26
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students (all times local):