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The Latest: Jazzfest ends on a high note, without rain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:35
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):

The Latest: Smith family pleased with indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local):

Police: Shooting in southwest Louisiana is murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:30
SULPHUR, La. (AP) — A man who exchanged gunfire with sheriff's deputies after fatally shooting his wife in southwest Louisiana died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Man sports half a beard in mugshot after marijuana arrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:27

Man sports half a beard in mugshot after marijuana arrestWhile perhaps not as villainous, one South Florida man is giving Batman villain Harvey Dent -- also known as Two-Face -- a run for his money.


Signatures readied to qualify gun control measure for ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:23

FILE -- In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, a custom-made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a high-capacity detachable magazine is displayed at TDS Guns in Rocklin, Calif. Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, April 28, 2016, that he and gun control proponents plan to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify a November ballot initiative that would tighten California's gun laws. If approved by voters the initiative would among other things require owners of high capacity ammunition magazines to sell them to a licensed firearms dealer, take them out of California or turn them in to law enforcement to be destroyed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun control proponents intend to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot to tighten California's already tough gun laws, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a sponsor of the measure, said Thursday.


Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:20

Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicideCUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a young Apple employee took his own life at the company's headquarters this week.


FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:18
Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel. The Federal Aviation ...

Mayor defends his team after subpoenas in campaign probes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:17
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday neither he nor his advisers did anything wrong despite his office confirming a day earlier that top aides received subpoenas by federal and state prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation.

The Latest: State: 11M liters of water distributed in Flint

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:15

In this photo taken March 21, 2016, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. President Barack Obama next week will make his first trip to Flint, Mich. since the impoverished city was found to have lead-tainted drinking water, the White House said Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan: (all times local):


Wind-driven brush fire burns 47 acres in Ventura

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:15

Wind-driven brush fire burns 50 acres in VenturaFirefighters worked on a fast-moving brush fire Thursday that erupted near the west side of Highway 33 in Ventura.


1 killed in big rig crash on northbound 5 Freeway near Sylmar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:12

1 killed in big rig crash on northbound 5 Freeway near SylmarA 61-year-old driver was killed after a big rig rolled over the person's car on the northbound 5 Freeway near Sylmar Thursday afternoon.


San Bernardino police working to fight rising gun violence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:07

San Bernardino police working to fight rising gun violenceSan Bernardino police are putting officers on overtime to combat a rise in shooting deaths.


N.J. group gives forgotten veterans proper burial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:05

N.J. group gives forgotten veterans proper burialVeterans came together Thursday at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery to honor nine veterans from World War II and Korea on their final tour.


High-speed rail board approves revised California plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:00

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The board that oversees California’s massive high-speed rail project is meeting in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2016, to consider a new $64 billion business plan. The updated plan calls for a station in Merced and the first stretch to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California, acknowledging the political reality that federal and private financing has fallen far short of what backers had hoped.


Coroner identifies Apple employee found dead at headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:59

A Santa Clara county Sheriff's Office vehicle is shown parked outside one of the main office buildings of the Apple campus in CupertinoMackowiak's body was found Wednesday at Apple's Cupertino campus, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County coroner's office said. An Apple spokesman declined to comment or say what Mackowiak did for the company, but a LinkedIn profile that has since been taken down listed him as a software engineer.


San Bernardino gunman's brother, 2 others arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:56

San Bernardino gunman's brother, 2 others arrestedSan Bernardino mass shooting gunman Syed Farook's brother and two others were arrested on charges stemming from allegations of marriage fraud conspiracy, authorities said.


Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:55
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.

Suspect dies after chase in North Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:51

Suspect dies after chase in North HollywoodA suspect died - possibly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound - after a short police chase when the vehicle crashed in North Hollywood, police said.


U.S. Army names first female infantry officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:36

Captain Kristen Griest participates training at the U.S. Army Ranger School on Ft. Benning GeorgiaCaptain Kristen Griest became the U.S. Army's first female infantry officer this week, the Army said, in a milestone for the U.S. military as it opens up combat roles for women. Griest was one of two women who made history last year after becoming one of the first female soldiers to pass the Army's grueling course to qualify for the elite Rangers unit. Earlier this month, the Army said it had approved requests from more than 20 women to enter the infantry and armor branches, both of which face the possibility of combat.


EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:35
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.