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Fugitive wanted in 2 states captured in southeast Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:56
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in Alabama and Florida on multiple charges including murder has been captured in southeast Alabama.

Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' Ronald Reagan film, says spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:33

Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' Ronald Reagan film, says spokesmanWill Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan.


Weed killer could be lurking in some California wines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:29

Weed killer could be lurking in some California winesA lab test of ten California wines concluded they all contain the active ingredient from weed-killer, glyphosate, a chemical classified a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization.


Surveillance video released of 2 men sought in Center City robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:26

Surveillance video released of 2 men sought in Center City robberyPhiladelphia police are looking for two men wanted in connection with a robbery in Center City.


Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:21

A man navigates a flooded road, outside a home in Villa Paranacito, Entre Rios, Argentina, Thursday, April 28, 2016. The Argentine Red Cross estimates more than 30,000 people have been affected by the flooding, with more than 2,000 evacuated after rain swelled rivers, swamping fields and towns nationwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina (AP) — Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.


Louisiana prisoner freed after 41 years of unconstitutional life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:18
The high-profile case of Gary Tyler, 57, ended when he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 21 years - just over half of the time served - and told he could go home Friday, according to a statement released on behalf of Tyler and his attorneys. Tyler is among a generation of prisoners who faced harsh conditions and years or even decades in solitary confinement for convictions during racially charged events in Louisiana. At age 16 in 1974, Tyler was the youngest person on Louisiana's Death Row, where an all-white jury sent Tyler, who is black, to die for the slaying of 13-year-old Thomas Weber, a fellow Destrehan High School student in St. Charles Parish in southern Louisiana.

11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:06
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift.

Defense asks judge to move hot SUV death trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:03
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die have asked the judge to move his trial.

Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.

Hundreds line up for chance to work at LA Rams home games

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:59

Hundreds line up for chance to work at LA Rams home gamesMany Angelinos and Los Angeles Rams fans waited in line Friday morning for a chance to be interviewed and get a job working for the team.


Wife, children accused of murder in man's malnutrition death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:58
CLEVELAND (AP) — The wife and three adult children of an Ohio man who died of organ failure caused by malnutrition and bed sores have been charged with murder.

Investigators look at possible overdose in Prince death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:55

Investigators look at possible overdose in Prince deathInvestigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.


Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:53

Michelle Wilkins, center, stands with her father Mark and mother Wendy, as Wilkins speaks with members of the media following the sentencing hearing for Dynel Lane, who was given 100 years in prison for cutting the nearly 8-month-old fetus from Wilkins's womb in 2015, at the Boulder County Justice Center, in Boulder, Colo., Friday, April 29, 2016. A jury convicted Lane, 36, in February, 2016 of attempting to kill Michelle Wilkins in 2015. Lane also was convicted of assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy after luring Wilkins with an ad for maternity clothes. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.


Ex-sergeant jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police sergeant has spent seven months in solitary confinement after being held in contempt for failing to unlock his computers in a child-porn investigation.

The Latest: 2 kids found in Texas home still hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:33
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on authorities finding eight unsupervised children at a San Antonio home, including two toddlers found tied up in the backyard (all times local):

Colorado woman sentenced to 100 years for cutting fetus from woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:31

Booking photo of Lane charged in connection with the stabbing of a pregnant Colorado woman near DenverA Colorado woman was sentenced on Friday to 100 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder for stabbing a pregnant stranger she had lured with an online ad for free maternity clothes, then cutting the fetus from her victim's womb. A Boulder County District Court judge handed down the sentence for Dynel Lane, 35, for the grisly 2015 attack, which renewed a national debate over whether a fetus is a person and if termination of a pregnancy can ever be considered murder. Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, survived the attack in the town of Longmont, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Denver.


Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:25

FILE - In this May 29, 2012, file photo, a train hauling coal to British Columbia heads north out of Seattle between office buildings, condos and the downtown waterfront. On Friday, April 29, 2016, state and local regulators are releasing a sweeping review of a coal export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington. The analysis is expected to study impacts that extend well beyond the facility site in southwest Washington, from global-warming effects of burning the exported coal in Asia to rail impacts as the coal is from the Rockies throughout the state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.


Woman sentenced to 100 years for cutting baby out of stranger's womb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:24

Woman sentenced to 100 years for cutting baby out of stranger's wombA Colorado woman has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for cutting a baby from a stranger's womb.


The Latest: Police: Older son confessed to killing father

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:15
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of two sons in the shooting deaths of their parents in California. (all times local):

Polish firm cuts contracts with 2 stud farms amid turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:13
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A private Polish company said it has ended its contracts with two well-known state-owned stud farms after managers were replaced by the government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms that feature Arabian and other horses.