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Police: Man who left girl in car drank beer as she sweltered

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:33
ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the northern Virginia man accused of accidentally leaving a 2-year-old girl strapped in a car for hours, leading to her death last week, had no right to drive and drank a beer at his girlfriend's home as the child sweltered inside the vehicle.

AP's 2015 profit rises 30 pct on tax benefit, cost cutting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:28

A logo for The Associated Press is seen at its headquarters in New York on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. AP's earnings rose 30 percent last year as the news cooperative recorded a huge tax gain and cut costs to help offset a revenue downturn reflecting the long-running financial woes plaguing newspapers and other media. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' earnings rose 30 percent last year on a large tax gain and cost cutting. Those helped offset a revenue decline stemming from the financial woes at newspapers and other media.


Instructor, 2 international students survive plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:26
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified the people injured when a small plane crashed as a South Florida flight instructor and his two international students.

Three dead, one wounded in Mississippi shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:24
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and one critically wounded in shootings early on Wednesday in north-central Mississippi, a Mississippi Bureau of Investigation official said. Multiple crime scenes are involved in the shootings in Montgomery County, located about 100 miles north of Jackson, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain. A person of interest was being interviewed and the Montgomery County sheriff is investigating, Strain said.

Orlando police chief to officers: Stop using excessive force

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:21
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's police chief has issued a new directive to his officers — use "only the minimal amount of force necessary."

GSK sees rise in sales of vaccines, healthcare products

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:21
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says higher sales of vaccines and consumer healthcare products pushed up its earnings from core business by 19 percent in the first quarter.

Police: Man held family in home for days, screwed door shut

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:09
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say Cleveland man armed with a pistol kidnapped his girlfriend and four children at home by screwing their front door shut and trapping them inside for four days.

Driver killed in rollover crash on Route 202 in Delaware identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:51

Driver killed in rollover crash on Route 202 in Delaware identifiedDelaware State Police have identified a motorist killed in a rollover crash on Route 202 in Wilmington.


New book examines gender's role in press freedom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:22
NEW YORK (AP) — Sexualized violence, online harassment and gender-based discrimination all play a role in inhibiting press freedom according to a new book released by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday.

Stevie Nicks surprises 'School of Rock' crowd, talks Prince

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:18

This image made from video shows singer Stevie Nicks singing "Rhiannon" during a surprise performance after the curtain call for the musical "School of Rock," Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway's "School of Rock" with a riveting performance of "Rhiannon" after the cast took its curtain call.


Georgia to execute man for 1998 murders of a father, two children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:53
Daniel Anthony Lucas, 37, confessed to fatally shooting Bryan Moss, 11, near Macon on April 23, 1998, after the boy arrived home from school and found Lucas and Brandon Rhode burglarizing the house, according to court records. Rhode next shot Bryan's sister, Kristin Moss, 15, and their father, Steven Moss, 37, when they arrived home, and Lucas then "shot all three victims again to make sure they were dead," Lucas' attorneys wrote in court papers. Lucas, who was convicted of the crimes in 1999, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST at the state prison in Jackson.

EU resists Greece's demand for emergency summit on bailout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:50
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of the European Union is resisting Greece's demand for an emergency leaders' summit on the country's troubled bailout program, arguing that finance officials need to resume talks and agree within days on reforms needed.

Mrs. Christie's facial expressions during Trump speech trending

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:40

Mrs. Christie's facial expressions during Trump speech trendingThe First Lady of New Jersey is trending Wednesday morning for her facial expressions during Donald Trump's victory speech.


Man charged in shooting of Virginia sheriff's deputy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:25
KEELING, Va. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged a man in the shooting of a sheriff's deputy near Keeling, Virginia.

Bizarre hit-and-run, carjacking leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at large

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:13

Bizarre hit-and-run, carjacking leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at largeA bizarre series of events that began with a hit-and-run crash and ended with a carjacking and another crash has left two Philadelphia police officers hospitalized and three suspects at large.


2 Philadelphia officers injured in hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:34

Bizarre hit-and-run, carjacking leaves 2 officers hurt, 3 suspects at largeTwo Philadelphia police officers driving in an unmarked pickup truck were broad-sided by another vehicle that took off.


1 person hurt in NJ Turnpike crash in Mercer Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:33

1 person hurt in NJ Turnpike crash in Mercer Co.One person was injured following a crash on the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike near exit 7 and 7a in East Windsor Township.


Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:22
OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — The city of Oxford, Alabama, has passed an ordinance making it illegal to use a public restroom different from the gender on a person's birth certificate.

Mother charged in death of her 2-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:17

Mother charged in death of her 2-year-old daughterPolice: Mother admitted to kicking child in head and torso.


Economic watchdog warns on UK leaving European Union

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:15

Economic watchdog warns on UK leaving European UnionLONDON (AP) — The head of the global economic forum OECD warned Britain that leaving the European Union would be tantamount to taxing its citizens — another in a growing cavalcade of cautionary advice ahead of a June 23 referendum on membership in the 28-nation bloc.