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Panama raids warehouse of company at heart of documents leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 09:20

A Panamanian police officer and private security guard stand outside a warehouse used by the Mossack-Fonseca law firm, that was raided by prosecutors, in Panama City, Friday, April 22, 2016. A week before prosecutors had wrapped up their search of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of any illegal activity in the company at the center of a document leak that revealed details of offshore financial accounts.(AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian officials have raided a warehouse of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which has been at the center of the huge document leak related to offshore accounts.


U.S. judge orders recount in Tennessee abortion vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 09:19
Chief District Judge Kevin Sharp called the procedure by which the state counted votes for the measure, Amendment 1, "fundamentally unfair." He said it violated equal protection and due process rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. "As a remedy, the Court will order a recount of the 2014 Election solely in relation to Amendment 1, but defer ruling on the question of whether the election on Amendment 1 should be voided," Sharp wrote in a 52-page decision. Amendment 1 was approved by 53 percent of the vote after one of the most costly election campaigns in Tennessee history.

Officer hurt in shootout with marathon bombers welcomes son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 09:11

This photo provided by Dic Donohue shows retired MBTA police officer Donohue and his family with their new son, Connor, at Mount Auburn Hospital on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass. The baby was born Friday, three years to the day after Donohue emerged from a coma following his wounding in the pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Donohue announced the birth on Twitter. (Dic Donohue via AP)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former transit police officer who was critically injured during the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers has welcomed a son three years to the day after he awoke from a coma.


Chicago police review 2011 case, strip 2 officers of powers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 09:10
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are reviewing officers' use of force in a 2011 robbery and two officers have been stripped of their powers pending the outcome of an investigation.

Prosecutors to dismiss charges against Phoenix freeway shooting suspect pending further investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:56
PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors to dismiss charges against Phoenix freeway shooting suspect pending further investigation.

No signs of trauma or suicide in Prince's death: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:51

Prince performs during his 'Diamonds and Pearls Tour' at the Earl's Court Arena in LondonBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday. The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead in an elevator at his home in suburban Minneapolis on Thursday at the age of 57, shocking millions of fans around the world and prompting glowing tributes by fellow musicians. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, whose office is investigating the circumstances of his death, said Prince was last seen alive by an acquaintance who dropped him off at his home at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.


Federal judge orders vote recount on abortion amendment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:46
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered a recount of votes on a 2014 amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that made it easier to put restrictions on abortions.

Dog kills California baby in apparent accident: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:31

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services photo of an impounded American Staffordshire terrier-Great Dane mixA dog lying in bed with a San Diego couple and their infant boy was startled by the mother and bit the child to death on Friday, police said. The parents were watching television at the time with their 97-pound (44-kg) American Staffordshire terrier-Great Dane mix and their 3-day-old boy, said Sergeant Tu Nguyen of the San Diego police child abuse unit. "The mom coughed unexpectedly and it startled the dog, which bit the baby, causing traumatic injury," said Nguyen, whose unit is called in to investigate the death of any child.


Cuba relents, allows Cuban-born travelers on historic cruise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:31

FILE- In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Victor Garcia, of Miami, from left, Maria Hernandez and Miriam Dominguez, protest against Carnival Corporation as they hold a rally in Doral, Fla. Two Cuban-American men are asking a Miami federal judge to guarantee they and other Cuban exiles will not suffer discrimination on upcoming Carnival Corp. cruises to Cuba. A hearing was held in Miami, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (Carl Juste/The Miami Herald via AP, File) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the island in a half-century, the Cuban government and the Miami-based cruise line announced Friday.


New Mexico eyes $24 million settlement in pay-to-play case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:25
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are considering whether to accept a $24 million settlement from an investment firm in what would be the largest payment yet in a pay-to-play scandal during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

Doctor in Uber driver attack video fired from Miami hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:22
MIAMI (AP) — A doctor has been fired from a Miami hospital three months after a video surfaced on YouTube showing her hitting and screaming profanities at an Uber driver.

Woman who set newborn on fire in road sentenced to 30 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:13

Woman who set newborn on fire in road sentenced to 30 yearsA woman who set her newborn on fire and left her in the middle of a New Jersey street has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.


The Latest: New Mexico judge extends pay-to-play inquiry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:07
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on litigation from a pay-to-play scandal with during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson (all times local):

Milwaukee teacher's aide fired, charged with child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:55
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Public Schools system says a teacher's aide has been fired after pushing a student to the floor in an incident caught on video.

US won't seek death in Crow Reservation double-killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:52
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager accused of killing a couple who authorities said stopped to help him on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.

New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are promptly reported to police.

Trooper who guards governor accused of beating, kicking wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:45
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper on the team that guards the governor was charged Friday with beating his wife and threatening to kill her during an alcohol-fueled attack after she refused to have sex with him.

No May court date for federal Bundy standoff case in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:34

No May court date for federal Bundy standoff case in NevadaLAS VEGAS (AP) — There won't be a federal trial next month in Las Vegas for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two years ago.


Supporters rally for Donald Trump in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:14

Supporters rally for Donald Trump in Del.The crowd at the Quillen Arena at the Delaware State Fairgrounds went wild for Donald Trump Friday, ready to hear the businessman from New York speak about jobs, the economy and the military.


Judge sentences defendant, spends night in jail with him

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:10
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation — then spent the night in the cell with him.