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Michael Finney answers your consumer questions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:46

Michael Finney answers your consumer questionsFed up? Curious? Furious?! If you need help, just ask Michael Finney, your own consumer expert from 7 On Your Side!


Small plane crashes into Florida house with 3 aboard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:42

A person is transported to the hospital after a plane crashed into a house in Pompano Beach, Fla., Monday, April 25, 2016. (Carline Jean/The South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) SOUTH FLORIDA OUT; NO MAGS; NO SALES; NO INTERNET; NO TVPOMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say three people were injured when their small plane crashed into a Florida home.


Andra Day to appear on 40 million Coke cups at McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:41

REMOVES REFERENCE TO A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF CUPS - FILE - In this April 1, 2016 file photo, Andra Day appears at the 2016 Black Girls Rock! event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. Day’s image will appear on Coca-Cola cups at select McDonald’s throughout the country. Coca-Cola officials said Monday, April 25, that Day and the lyrics of her standout song “Rise Up” will be featured on the red and white cups, which will be available May 2. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.


On 6th day, teen carrying brother reaches Michigan Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:41
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother finished a 111-mile walk Monday, reaching the steps of the Michigan Capitol after the teen carried his sibling on his back for all but the last half-mile.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits challenging a North Carolina election law that requires voters show photo identification when casting ballots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:37
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judge dismisses lawsuits challenging a North Carolina election law that requires voters show photo identification when casting ballots.

Focus shifts to bullying after Wisconsin prom shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:23

Map locates Antigo, Wisconsin, site of a shooting at a prom; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called for a discussion on how to deal with bullying in schools after friends of a gunman who wounded two people outside a high school prom said the 18-year-old had been bullied.


Sexual abuse accuser sues ex-House Speaker Hastert for $1.8 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:17

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in Chicago(Reuters) - A man who accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of sexual abuse filed a lawsuit on Monday claiming the once powerful conservative politician owes him $1.8 million as a part of an agreement between them to compensate him for decades of pain and suffering. The plaintiff, identified as James Doe, filed the lawsuit in Kendall County Circuit Court in northeastern Illinois, claiming Hastert owes him the unpaid portion of a $3.5 million deal they verbally agreed to in 2008. Doe said he was 14 when he was molested by Hastert, a trusted family friend, high school teacher and "beloved coach" of the state champion wrestling team in the town of Yorkville, Illinois.


Abortion rights' advocate looks to amendment recount

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would place greater restrictions on abortions is likely to be tossed out now that a judge has ordered a recount of the 2014 ballot approving it, the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the results said Monday.

US says piracy in Gulf of Guinea increasing at alarming rate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned Monday that piracy and armed robbery are increasing at an alarming rate in the Gulf of Guinea, pointing to reports by industry experts of at least 32 attacks off the coast of Nigeria alone so far this year.

Investigation into slayings of eight Ohio family members enters Day 4

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:48
A spokeswoman for the Ohio attorney general's office, Jill Del Greco, said no arrests had been made, adding that she was not at liberty to disclose additional details of the killings or the investigation.

Religious leaders object to religious objections law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:26
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi's new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.

Forecasters warn of severe weather outbreak in central US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:22

This is the Weather Underground forecast for Tuesday, April 26, 2016, for the United States. Showers and thunderstorms are expected over most of the Plains, with severe storms and flash flooding possible. The Northeast and Ohio Valley will also have a chance of rain and storms. Much of the Rockies will have a chance of showers. (Weather Underground via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School districts and authorities are bracing for the possibility of a severe weather outbreak that could produce powerful, long-track tornadoes and large hail Tuesday in some central and southern Plains states.


Once-fugitive real estate heir eyes Los Angeles-area prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:15

FILE - In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans. Durst, in a court filing Monday, April 25, 2016, is asking a federal judge to recommend a Los Angeles-area prison when he's sentenced on the weapons charge that's kept him in Louisiana pending his trial on a California murder charge. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday, April 27, for the 72-year-old real estate heir, arrested last year in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert Durst is asking a federal judge to recommend a Los Angeles-area prison when he's sentenced on the weapons charge that's kept him in Louisiana pending his trial on a California murder charge.


US seeks outside control for troubled New Orleans jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:06
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal court to appoint a third party to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail, saying new leadership is essential because the city's sheriff has for years failed to improve conditions that endanger inmates.

Modest 2.5 magnitude earthquake hits N. Carolina mountains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:04
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Residents of a North Carolina mountain community are learning the sound of thunder accompanied by strange vibrations they felt was actually a minor earthquake.

Box Office Top 20: 'Jungle Book' overpowers 'Huntsman'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:03

In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with its star-studded cast of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" proved to be no competition for the CGI majesty of "The Jungle Book," which easily topped the box office again with $61.5 million.


The Latest: Sheriff plans fight over control of Orleans jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:55
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on efforts by the Justice Department and inmate advocates to have an outside administrator take over control of the violence-plagued jail in New Orleans (all times local):

Sportscaster Erin Andrews settles court case, ends appeals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:54
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews on Monday settled with two hotel companies that were found partially to blame for a stalker posting secretly-recorded nude video of her on the Internet.

Trump mocks rival Kasich's 'disgusting' eating habits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:45

Trump mocks rival Kasich's 'disgusting' eating habitsRepublican Donald Trump took aim at rival John Kasich's table manners Monday, labeling his eating "disgusting" and calling him "a stubborn guy who eats like a slob."


Detergent pods remain a danger for young children, study finds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:42

Detergent pods remain a danger for young children, study findsLaundry detergent packets commonly known as "pods" are a growing safety issue for young children, according to a new study published Monday in the Pediatrics medical journal.