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Chinese company to build $1 billion mill in south Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:07
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company's first facility in North America.

Man charged with urinating on jet headed to North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:06
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been arrested in North Carolina after witnesses say he urinated on the floor of an American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte.

Voters head to polls for Pa., Del. primaries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:06

Voters head to polls for Pa., Del. primariesAttention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians and Delawareans cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades.


Man loses legs after diving under moving train to flee cops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:01

In this photo taken Monday night, April 25, 2016, workers inspect the area around a train blocking several crossings near Wadsworth Rd. in Saginaw, Mich., after police say a 20-year-old man who tried to escape police by crawling under a moving train lost both of his legs. Police say the man had two misdemeanor traffic warrants for his arrest. (Jacob Hamilton/The Saginaw News via AP) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old man who tried to escape police by diving under a moving train in Michigan has lost both of his legs.


Voter turnout appears heavier than usual in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:01

Voter turnout appears heavier than usual in PhiladelphiaObservers say primary election turnout appears heavier than usual at polling places throughout Philadelphia.


High winds diminish after sweeping Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:54

KFC employees put up caution tape around a downed sign after strong winds toppled the giant chicken bucket sign at the KFC in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2016. No one was injured when the bucket came down next to the drive-thru lane. (Scott Varley/The Daily Breeze via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — A blustery weather system diminished early Tuesday after sweeping across Southern California with wild winds, sleet and hail, toppling the bucket sign at a KFC restaurant and causing other damage.


NYC recession generation may never catch up in workplace - report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:48

A worker manoeuvres a lift as financial headlines play across a ticker in Times SquareYoung people who joined the New York City workforce during and after the 2007-2009 recession earn less than earlier generations, a disadvantage that could last their entire working lives, a report by city officials said. Academic research shows those joining the workforce during a recession can wind up in a lower paid and less prestigious job for years, and could even be less happy and less healthy than those who joined during a strong economy. The report from the city Comptroller's office goes further, suggesting that a national focus on public sector "deficit containment" and "fiscal restraint" since 2010 was "imposed at great cost to the generation entering adulthood in the early years of the 21st Century." Constraints on these workers may not fade as future generations enter the workforce, with many potentially facing a "wrenching readjustment" to a new normal in which career opportunities are more restricted, the report said.


Murder evidence tossed due to cellphone-surveillance device

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:48
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has tossed key evidence in the 2014 killing of a woman in Baltimore after ruling that police illegally obtained it using a clandestine cellphone-surveillance device.

The Latest: Autopsies: 7 of 8 in Ohio family shot repeatedly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:39

FILE - In this Friday, April 22, 2016 file photo, authorities set up road blocks at the intersection of Union Hill Road and Route 32 at the perimeter of a crime scene, in Pike County, Ohio. As the investigation into the killings of eight family members in rural Ohio enters its fifth day, more details are being released. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk told The Columbus Dispatch Monday, April 25, 2016, that the marijuana operations discovered at three of the four crime scenes included a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the killings of eight family members in southern Ohio (all times local):


3 face expulsion in Coast Guard Academy cheating probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:38
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Three cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut are facing possible expulsion and more than three dozen others have been disciplined in an investigation into cheating on an online quiz, officials announced Tuesday.

US stock indexes rise, led by energy and chemicals companies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:28

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were trading largely higher Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as traders digested a raft of corporate earnings statements from around the world in the run-up to the latest policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday afternoon as energy companies climb in tandem with the price of crude oil. Earnings reports are driving much of the action and sending materials companies higher. Health care stocks are falling on continued scrutiny of drug companies.


Police: Foul play suspected in Louisiana teenager's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:27
HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana suspect foul play in the death of a 16-year-old girl from Kenner, a suburb just west of New Orleans.

Senator says fighter program has been scandal and tragedy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's record on cost, schedule and performance has been a scandal and a tragedy, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told senior Pentagon officials Tuesday during a withering critique of the most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history.

Dallas grand jury indicts football's Manziel for domestic violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:14

File photo of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel in CincinnatiFormer U.S. football star Johnny Manziel was charged on Tuesday with hitting his former girlfriend, the latest in a string of setbacks for a quarterback whose erratic play and partying prompted the Cleveland Browns to cut him from the team in March. A grand jury met last week to consider an indictment against Manziel, 23, who could face up to a year in jail if convicted. "Johnny will certainly plead not guilty and we believe the evidence will support that plea," Manziel attorney Jim Darnell said in a statement.


Polling place glitch reported in East Falls section of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:14

Polling place glitch reported in East Falls section of PhiladelphiaThe first voters of the day arrived at the Charter Court Club Apartments at Wissahickon Ave. and School House Lane in East Falls to find the voting booths inaccessible.


Trial delayed for La. sheriff charged in inmate beatings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:02
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has postponed a trial for a Louisiana sheriff charged with ordering inmates to be beaten in retaliation for a lewd comment and complaints about jail conditions.

Georgia may soon lift ban on food stamps for drug felons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:34
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia may soon lift a ban on food stamps for convicted drug offenders after they are released, in an effort to keep them from returning to prison.

PHOTOS: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:32

 Suspects wanted by Philadelphia PoliceTake a look at the suspects wanted by Philadelphia police for crimes across the city.


Suspect arrested in multiple burglaries in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:31

Suspect arrested in multiple burglaries in Center CityPhiladelphia police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with several burglaries in Center City.


Ford investing $1.6B in 2 US plants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:30
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is spending $1.6 billion to upgrade two U.S. plants for new products.