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Immigration takes center stage in UK campaign to leave EU

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:01
LONDON (AP) — U.K. politicians who want Britain to leave the European Union are fighting back after President Barack Obama sided with those who want the country to stay in the 28-nation bloc.

Cruz, Kasich to coordinate strategies with goal of beating Trump

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:00

Cruz, Kasich to coordinate strategies with goal of beating TrumpIn an extraordinary move, Donald Trump's Republican rivals late Sunday announced plans to coordinate primary strategies in upcoming states to deprive the GOP front-runner of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.


IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:50

Dr. Masood Ahmed, Director of IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department, speaks to a journalist during the IMF Regional Economic Outlook Update press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 25, 2016. The International Monetary Fund said Monday that oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of more than $500 billion this year. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of around $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.


Fast-moving fire destroys several homes in Brooklyn

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:31

Fast-moving fire destroys several homes in BrooklynNine people, including seven firefighters, were injured in a six-alarm fire that ripped through a row of homes in Cypress Hills.


Deutsche Bank co-CEO acquitted of attempted fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:19
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen has been acquitted of attempted fraud charges related to the bank's long-running battle with a now-deceased media mogul.

China auto show highlights SUVs in slowing market

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:15

Workers clean the floor around a Morning Wind electric car from Chinese automaker Venucia on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing, Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are showcasing a new generation of luxurious SUVs at China's biggest auto show of the year as they battle for buyers in its cooling, crowded market.


AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:15

In this photo taken on Monday, April 11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.


Obama says 'spirit of innovation' turns ideas into jobs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:13

The combo shows U.S. President Barack Obama, bottom, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they test VR goggles when touring the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday, April 25, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Germany. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Here are the latest developments in connection with President Barack Obama's visit to an industrial technology trade show in Hannover, Germany. All times EDT


German business confidence stable despite global fears

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:48
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched measure of German business optimism was stable in April despite worries about a possible global economic slowdown.

Global stocks lower amid wait for central bank decisions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:24

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 25, 2016. Asian stocks fell across the board Monday ahead of policy decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan as well as major earnings reports and economic data from Japan and China expected later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks fell across the board Monday ahead of policy decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, and major earnings reports and economic data from Japan and China expected later in the week.


A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:38

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work speaks at the Pentagon. The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. “Spending resources on excess infrastructure does not make sense,” Work wrote leaders of the relevant congressional committees on April 12. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trimming the surplus would save money better used to strengthen the military.


Prince was a one-man band and a friend to many others

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:32

 the love of the music. Prince died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home outside Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)NEW YORK (AP) — On his own, Prince was a revolutionary recording artist and one-man band.


Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:17

Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., after crossing the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:05
"I only care about the first. We're not going for the second and third and fourth and fifth." — Donald Trump, who stressed that he expects to win the 1,237 delegates needed to stave off a contested Republican convention in the first round of voting.

State police: Deputy shoots man who fired into crowd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:47
HALIFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a Halifax County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man who fired into a crowd of people in Halifax.

Dallas grand jury indicts former quarterback Johnny Manziel: reports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:38

 Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland BrownsA Dallas County grand jury has indicted former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel on a charge of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury after he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, media reported. A grand jury examined in the case against Manziel last week and a decision on an indictment was expected on Monday. KRLD radio, a CBS affiliate, reported late on Sunday that Manziel, 23, had been indicted on a class A misdemeanor domestic violence assault charge, citing a Dallas County District Attorney's office source.


Q&A: A look at nonverbal autism, facilitated communication

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:52

In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 photo, Sam Alexander holds his son, Ben, during a class for screenwriting at Tulane University in New Orleans. In his classes, Ben, who has nonverbal autism, sits with his dad at his side, often in a back corner with easy access to an exit. Sometimes, his father places his hand over Ben’s mouth to quiet him, or nudges him to participate in a discussion. Should he have an occasional outburst or simply get loud enough to be distracting, his dad walks him out of the room for a few minutes to calm down. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)Benjamin Alexander, the first student with nonverbal autism to attend Tulane University in New Orleans, is an English major and a writer who's had essays published locally. He uses a form of facilitated communication, or supported typing, and hopes to educate others about living with autism.


'I am here' - Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:43

In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 photo, Ben Alexander listens to a lecture during a class for screenwriting at Tulane University in New Orleans. Alexander has nonverbal autism, a condition that became apparent when he was 2 years old. He has found his voice through writing using what is known as “facilitated communication,” a method in which another person supports the hand of the autistic person so he or she can communicate through typing. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Though he cannot speak, Benjamin Alexander has much to say, one typed word at a time.


Stoddard firefighter charged with arson due in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:16
STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter charged with arson in connection with a brush fire that burned 190 acres in New Hampshire and prompted the evacuation of 17 homes is due to make his first court appearance.

Police investigate party at storage facility in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:14

Police investigate party at storage facility in Bucks CountyBucks County authorities continue to investigate a large party at a storage facility that resulted in several arrests.