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Horizon drops hostile bid for Depomed after judge's ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Horizon Pharma says it is dropping its hostile bid for rival drugmaker Depomed after a judge rejected its effort to nullify Depomed's "poison pill" takeover defense.

Chicago says it'll release shooting video per judge's order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:01

CORRECTS TO COUNSEL FROM COUNCIL - Attorneys Michael Robbins, left, and Jeffrey Neslund, counsel for the mother of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer, talk to reporters Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after Cook County Judge Franklin Valderrama ordered the Chicago Police Department to release a video of the shooting by Nov. 25, in Chicago. The video is said to show the officer shooting McDonald 16 times in October 2014. Some including the teen's mother worry the video could spark violent protests. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago said Thursday it will comply with a judge's order and soon release a video of a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times — images that some worry could lead to unrest similar to protests that other cities have seen after police-involved deaths.

Saudi Arabia will host conference to unite Syrian opposition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:35

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

Congress finally close to vote on new education law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is finally close to a vote to rewrite the outdated and highly criticized No Child Left Behind education law.

Girl says she couldn't leave bed or room while imprisoned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:27
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The oldest of three sisters who police say were imprisoned by their parents in an Arizona home testified Thursday that she was confined to a bed in her room for months until the younger girls escaped and alerted police.

Pew study reveals Mexican immigrants returning to native homeland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:22

Pew study reveals Mexican immigrants returning to native homelandA new report from the Pew Research Center reveals for the first time in more than four decades, more Mexican immigrants are returning back to their native homeland than entering the United States.

Portrait of Rhode Island ex-mayor, felon Cianci unveiled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:19
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A portrait of former Providence, Rhode Island, mayor and two-time felon Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) has been unveiled at City Hall, and Cianci couldn't resist telling a one-liner referring to his criminal past.

Syrian refugees are put through years of screening

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:12

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2015 file photo, Syria refugee Nedal Al-Hayk listens during an interview in Warren, Mich. Al-Hayk, who was resettled in suburban Detroit with his family after a three-year wait, said officials interviewed him and his wife in separate rooms, repeatedly asking detailed questions pressing them about their backgrounds and reasons for fleeing Syria. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Over and over, Nedal Al-Hayk and his wife traveled up to three hours by bus from their temporary home in Jordan to an office where U.S. Homeland Security officials put them in separate rooms and asked them many questions in many different ways: Where were you born? Where were your parents born? Were you part of a rebel group? Were you politically outspoken?

Kansas official shows slides of criminals named Mohammed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:11
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A commissioner in the second most populous Kansas county put on a slide presentation at a local government meeting showing convicted criminals with the name Mohammed, prompting a Muslim group to respond that American politicians seem to be racing to see who is the more bigoted.

Premier: France under 'long, permanent threat'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:07

 France under 'long, permanent threat'Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France is under a "long and permanent threat" after attacks in Paris claimed at least 129 lives last week.

Trial witness: Ex-NY Senate leader badgered him to help son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:49

New York Sen. Dean Skelos, left, and his son Adam Skelos arrive to court in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday in the corruption trial of Dean Skelos, who is facing federal charges that he extorted bribes from companies with business before the state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A real estate company executive testified Thursday that he felt badgered and uncomfortable when he got what he believed to be inappropriate requests from a temperamental former New York Senate leader to help his son.

Portraits of black faculty members defaced at Harvard Law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:44
BOSTON (AP) — Portraits of several black professors were found vandalized at Harvard Law School on Thursday, a day after a campus rally for black students.

Prosecutor: Former lottery official fixed 2011 Oklahoma game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:43
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former lottery security officer who was convicted of rigging an Iowa Hot Lotto game an attempt to win a $14 million jackpot also fixed a game in Oklahoma, an Iowa prosecutor said Thursday.

Parole denied again for convict in 1976 school bus hijacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:39

This Nov. 9, 2015, photo released by the California Department of Corrections, shows Fredrick Woods. Woods is one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago in Chowchilla, Calif. The California Board of Parole Hearings is scheduled to meet Nov. 19, 2015 to decide if Woods should be paroled. Woods' accomplices, brothers James and Richard Schoenfeld, have already been paroled.(California Department of Corrections via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of California children nearly four decades ago was denied parole for the 16th time on Thursday.

Men who tried to push Jewish man into divorce are sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:33
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three New York men who tried to coerce a Jewish man into giving his wife a religious divorce were sentenced on Thursday.

In Ohio, Bill Clinton stresses importance of public service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:28

Former President Bill Clinton listens to his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance that public service will play in an increasingly interdependent world.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims 100M people looking for work

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:25

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump laughs with host Dave Price during the WHO-HD Iowa Forums at the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst)NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump often argues the number of people looking for work in the U.S. far surpasses government figures, something he says helps fuel the discontent that drives thousands of people to his rallies.

Family, border dangers keep Mexicans from returning to US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:21

Rodrigo Quiroz, 43, gestures as he stands for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Tijuana, Mexico. After seven years living illegally in Arizona, Quiroz has returned to Mexico. A new study finds more Mexicans are leaving the United States than coming to the country, marking a reversal to one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — There are many reasons for the historic reversal of migration between the U.S. and Mexico, according the Pew Research Center, which announced Thursday that more than 1 million Mexicans headed south to re-establish their lives in the last five years, while only 870,000 migrated north to the U.S.

The Latest: Girl says she couldn't leave room or bed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:20
PHOENIX (AP) — The latest on the testimony of three sisters who authorities say were imprisoned for months in an Arizona home by their mother and stepfather. (all times local):

Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:18

A woman passes an image of Jesus at a shelter for migrants Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Tijuana, Mexico. A new study finds more Mexicans are leaving the United States than coming to the country, marking a reversal to one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.