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Two accused in Mexican cartel lawyer slaying on trial in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:33
Two men accused of tracking an alleged high-level member of a Mexican drug cartel for two years to help set up his ambush slaying in Texas in 2013, go on trial on Monday afternoon in U.S. federal court in Fort Worth. Testimony at the trial is expected to show how brutal feuds between Mexican drug cartels leak over the border into the United States. Jesus Ledezma, 59, and his cousin Jose Cepeda, 60, are charged with interstate stalking, and aiding and abetting in the death of Juan Guerrero, 43, at an upscale shopping center in Southlake, a suburb of Fort Worth, near where he lived.

Colorado court: ruling stands that baker can't cite religion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:27

FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. Colorado's Supreme Court has refused to take up the case of Phillips, who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing service. The American Civil Liberties Union applauded the Monday, April 25, 2016 development, saying it affirmed that no one should be turned away from a business serving the public because of who they are or who they love. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing service.


Ammon Bundy questions authority of feds to prosecute him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:24
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for Ammon Bundy revealed plans to contest the authority of the federal government to prosecute their client for the takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Court: Law doesn't bar suits against cigarette manufacturers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:06
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cigarette manufacturers aren't immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Autopsy: Toddler died of pneumonia because of malnourishment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:44
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy report concludes a 3-year-old North Carolina girl died from pneumonia because she was so severely malnourished.

Delaware justices to hear arguments on death penalty law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:35
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments on the constitutionality of the state's death penalty.

Dubai pushes the pedal to the metal on driverless cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:34

In this Monday April 25, 2016 photo made available by Dubai Road and Transport Authorities, RTA, a ten-seater driverless car is being test run during the second Middle East and North Africa, MENA, Transport Congress Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced plans Monday to have 25 percent of all trips in the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates be by driverless vehicles by 2030. (RTA via AP)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 percent of all trips on its roads to be done by driverless vehicles.


Clinton, Sanders campaigning in Pennsylvania, Delaware Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:27

Clinton, Sanders campaigning in Pennsylvania, Delaware MondayThe Democratic presidential candidates are making stops in the Delaware Valley Monday ahead of Tuesday's primaries in Pennsylvania and Delaware.


3 in custody after shooting, standoff in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:26

3 in custody after shooting, standoff in LoganThree people are in police custody following a shooting and standoff in Philadelphia's Logan section.


France calls on Panama for tax transparency

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:22

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin, left, and Panama's Minister of Economy Dulcidio de la Guardia, right, pose prior a meeting at the Bercy Finance Ministry, in Paris, Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister has called on Panama to provide "total transparency" regarding exchange of tax information.


Pipeline developers vow to fight New York permit rejection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:20
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Developers of a 124-mile pipeline designed to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale fields say they'll challenge New York's rejection of a critical permit.

Skull found during Earth Day cleanup in Pennsauken

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:20

Skull found during Earth Day cleanup in PennsaukenAn Earth Day effort to clean up a trash-ridden New Jersey river took a grisly turn over the weekend when a volunteer uncovered a human skull.


Colorado court: ruling stands that baker can't cite religion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:16
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing service.

A look at the men accusing Dennis Hastert of sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:09

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. Hastert is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — When he steps before a judge Wednesday, Dennis Hastert will learn whether he goes to prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to cover up sexual abuse.


Friend of man charged in S.C. church shooting to plead guilty in related case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:09

Crowds take part in the morning service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonCHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina man plans to plead guilty to federal charges that accuse him of lying to investigators and concealing knowledge about his friend's plans to carry out a deadly mass shooting at a Charleston church last year.


Abortion rights' advocate looks to amendment recount

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:01
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An abortion rights' advocate says an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would clear the way for putting restrictions on abortions is likely to be thrown out now that a judge has ordered a recount of the votes.

2 killed in Cedarbrook ID'd; One killed near candidate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:59

2 killed in Cedarbrook ID'd; One killed near candidatePhiladelphia police are investigating whether a rivalry between two gangs led to a pair of deadly shootings in the city's Cedarbrook section.


APNewsBreak: Church shooting suspect's friend to plead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:55
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday.

France's President confirms shut down of old nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:48
PARIS (AP) — France's president says he will formally launch this year the long process to shut down the country's oldest nuclear plant.

France's President confirms shut down of old nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:48
PARIS (AP) — France's president says he will formally launch this year the long process to shut down the country's oldest nuclear plant.