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Parents seek answers after Delaware school assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:32

Parents seek answers after Delaware school assaultThe conversations were candid and at times heated as parents and community members came to get answers after a student was killed during an assault in a high school bathroom.


Deadly shooting at New Castle park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:31

Deadly shooting at New Castle parkPolice in New Castle, Delaware are investigating a deadly shooting at a park.


More than 50 arrested protesting new North Carolina law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:29

Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 25, 2016. While demonstrations circled North Carolina's statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people, House Democrats filed a repeal bill that stands little chance of passing. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 50 opponents of North Carolina's new law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people were arrested at the statehouse Monday night. It wrapped up a feverish day that brought several thousand of impassioned demonstrators for and against the law to the capital city for the opening of the legislature's annual work session.


'Individual A' sues Hastert, alleging unpaid hush money

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:25

FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. A man who alleges he was sexually abused by Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit Monday, saying he's owed more than half the money Hastert promised.


Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:25

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.


The Latest: Police say Tamir Rice's kin should educate kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:15

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the $6 million settlement between Cleveland and the family of 12-year-old police shooting victim Tamir Rice (all times local):


Blowing dust closes I-10 stretch between Arizona, New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:50

This photo is provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows conditions on Interstate 10 in Arizona, Monday, April 25, 2016. Blowing dust is causing the closure of a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between southeastern Arizona and New Mexico. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — Blowing dust caused the closure of a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between southeastern Arizona and New Mexico for about two hours.


Voters testify in Arizona presidential primary challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:46

CORRECTS FROM DIANE TO DIANNE- Dianne Post, a poll worker in Phoenix testifies about voting problems with Democrat ballots during the presidential primary election in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz., on Monday, April 25, 2016. John Brakey, from Tucson, Ariz., is challenging the outcome presidential primary election, contending that long lines in Maricopa County suppressed the vote and statewide voter registrations problems led to illegal vote counts. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Voters dismayed with Arizona's problematic presidential primary voiced frustrations with long lines and registration issues Monday during a hearing for a court challenge to have the election results thrown out.


Girl, 16, wounded in Summerdale shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:33

Girl, 16, wounded in Summerdale shootingA 16-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in Philadelphia's Summerdale section.


Bay Area groups work to help Nepal rebuild 1 year after massive quake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:32

Bay Area groups work to help Nepal rebuild 1 year after massive quakeIt's been one year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Nearly 9,000 people died, over 21,000 were injured and millions were left homeless - and most of them still are.


U.S. habitat protections denied for endangered bat species

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:16
U.S. wildlife officials have decided against setting aside protected habitat for the cave dwellings of an imperiled species of bats, saying that doing so might draw the attention of vandals who would do harm to the lairs of the winged mammals. The northern long-eared bat, whose numbers have been decimated by the spread of a fungus behind a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome, are deemed integral to the ecology throughout their range along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, Oklahoma, the Dakotas and parts of Montana and Wyoming. Federal wildlife managers on Monday said it would be imprudent to designate critical habitat for the bats because that would entail publicly identifying where they hibernate, increasing the risk of vandalism and possibly hastening the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Family, friends stunned after teen drowns in Martinez pool

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:15

Family, friends stunned after teen drowns in Martinez poolThe Contra Costa Sheriff's Department is in mourning and a high school is in shock after a star athlete, whose mother is a sheriff's sergeant, appears to have drowned in a Martinez pool over the weekend.


Tourist in yoga airplane altercation allowed to fly to Korea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:10

FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016 file photo, Hyongtae Pae stands outside the federal courthouse in Honolulu, after pleading guilty to interfering with a flight crew. Pae, a tourist arrested for becoming violent because he couldn't do yoga on a plane is being allowed to return home to South Korea. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang previously allowed Hyongtae Pae to be released, but prevented him from leaving Hawaii. But on Monday, April 25, 2016, Chang modified conditions of Pae's release to allow him to return home. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist whose desire to do yoga on a plane led to his arrest is being allowed to leave Hawaii and return home to South Korea.


Autopsy: Newborn killed by dog died of bites to head

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:59

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the San Diego County Department of Animal Services shows a male American Staffordshire terrier-mix named Polo, in their custody after it mauled to death a 3-day-old boy, in San Diego. The autopsy, released Monday, April 25, 2016, by San Diego County's medical examiner, found that the newborn boy mauled to death by the family dog died from bites to his head and also ruled the death of 3-day-old Sebastian Caban an accident. Authorities say the newborn was in bed with his parents and the dog Thursday night, April 21,when the mother coughed, startling the animal and prompting the attack. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 3-day-old California boy mauled to death by the family dog died from bites to his head, according to autopsy results released Monday.


Japan to raise nuke safety check competency per IAEA review

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:47

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Philippe Jamet, right, Commissioner of France Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Mission Team Leader and Juan Carlos Lentijo, left, Deputy Director General and Head of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, speak prior to a press conference with Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority in Tokyo. Japan has improved its nuclear safety regulation since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but it still needs to strengthen inspections and staff competency, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency, led by Jamet, said Friday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese nuclear regulators said they will revise laws, nearly double inspection staff and send some inspectors to the U.S. for training to address deficiencies cited by the International Atomic Energy Agency.


The Latest: 3 dozen more protesters arrested at legislature

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:41
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on rallies held over a law limiting protections for LGBT people on the first day of North Carolina's legislative session (all times local):

Federal judge upholds North Carolina photo ID mandate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:38

A pile of government pamphlets explaining North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law sits on table as the law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary in CharlotteRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina's election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases.


Dallas grand jury to indict former quarterback Johnny Manziel: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:10

 Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland CavaliersA Dallas County grand jury is expected to indict former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel on Tuesday on a charge of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury after he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Manziel's lawyer said. Manziel, 23, is to be indicted on a Class A misdemeanor domestic violence assault charge, a lawyer for Manziel, Robert Hinton, said.


San Francsico supes going after Airbnb, other short-term rentals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:10

San Francsico supes going after Airbnb, other short-term rentalsSan Francisco supervisors are proposing a new crackdown on illegal short-term rentals that is going straight to Airbnb.


Power fully restored to thousands following massive outage in East Bay

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

Power fully restored to thousands following massive outage in East BayPower has been restored after a transformer failure and fire at a PG&E substation in El Cerrito caused a massive power outage in the East Bay Monday morning.