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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.

A partial list of victims of the Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:15
Here is a partial list of victims of Friday's attacks in Paris confirmed by The Associated Press and other media:

GMO salmon approval turns up heat in U.S. labeling battle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:14
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - A battle over whether the U.S. government should require special labels for genetically modified foods is set to heat up after a type of salmon on Thursday became the first biotech animal approved for human consumption. Activists who argue that the farm-raised salmon poses risks to the environment and public health say its clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will galvanize opponents to press for the fish to be labeled as genetically engineered. Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups plan to send letters to the FDA and members of Congress calling for a law that requires labels.

Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:09
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

Fantasy sports fans jab Visa, MasterCard with RICO suit: Frankel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:09
A newly filed class action claims that FanDuel and DraftKings could not have become billion-dollar businesses had it not been for the help of the credit card industry, which enabled players to enter online fantasy sports contests. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court on behalf of FanDuel and DraftKings players nationwide, accuses, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other defendants of participating in a racketeering scheme to facilitate illegal gambling operations. In addition to DraftKings, FanDuel and the credit card companies, the class action names banks that issued credit cards used by the lead plaintiff, as well as the companies that processed the transactions.

Montco native visits 6abc after winning World Series of Poker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:01

Montco native visits 6abc after winning World Series of PokerThe World Series of Poker Champion, a local from North Wales, stopped by 6abc to play some poker.

DC police: Officer shoots, kills man armed with large knife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted the officer with a large knife and another sharp object.

U.S. Secret Service agent accused of sexting deemed flight risk: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56

Lee Robert Moore is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of JusticeProsecutors asked that Moore be held until trial because he was a flight risk, a danger to the public and his crimes involved a minor. Court documents detail a series of explicit, pornographic online chats starting in late August between Moore and a Delaware State Police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Man charged with murder in East Texas camp killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56

This undated photo provided by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office shows William Hudson. Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, that Hudson was arrested and charged in relation to the weekend homicides of multiple people at a Texas campsite. (Anderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A man was charged with six counts of capital murder Thursday in the killing of a family at an East Texas campsite.

Latest: City of Chicago says it will release shooting video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56

Attorneys Michael Robbins, left, and Jeffrey Neslund, council 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) (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on a judge deciding whether to order Chicago police to release a video that is said to show an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times (all times local):

Great Lakes levels expected to stay mostly above average

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:55
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Nino gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said Thursday.

Skating rink owner facing new child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:52

Skating rink owner facing new child pornography chargesA Franklin Township, New Jersey, man is facing additional charges in connection with having inappropriate contact with children.

District of Columbia pays $16.7 million over false imprisonment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:49
The District of Columbia agreed on Thursday to pay $16.65 million to a man who spent 27 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit, the city's attorney general said. The man, Donald Gates, 64, was convicted for the 1981 rape and murder of university student Catherine Schilling. "Mr. Gates has shown extraordinary fortitude and dignity, and we wish him well as he proceeds with his life," District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, who had defended police actions in the case, said in a statement.

Colorado man who threatened college faces federal gun charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:47
A Colorado man who threatened to shoot people at a community college before burning it down has been indicted on federal weapons charges after he was found to own an assault rifle, handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, prosecutors said on Thursday. David Aaron Moscow, 30, was a student at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins until 2012 when he left voluntarily, according to federal court documents. Last month, Moscow tried to re-enroll at Front Range and was questioned about his prior conduct, authorities said.

Baltimore cop who slit dog's throat acquitted of animal cruelty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:46
(Reuters) - A Baltimore police officer who slit the throat of a dog that bit a pregnant woman on the hand in June has been acquitted of animal cruelty charges, his attorney said on Thursday.  Jeffrey Bolger, 50, was arrested in June after he used a knife to cut the throat of a 7-year-old female Shar-Pei named Nala who was on the loose from home, killing the animal.  Charging documents said that while the animal was restrained, Bolger slashed its throat, saying he would "gut" the dog. ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop law limiting St. Louis County traffic fine revenue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:45
A Missouri law aimed at reducing local governments' reliance on revenue from minor traffic violations is unconstitutional because it singles out St. Louis County, an attorney who filed a lawsuit against the law said on Thursday. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday against top Missouri officials, 12 cities and two residents in St. Louis County asked the Cole County Circuit Court to stop the law. St. Louis County is home to the city of Ferguson, which was roiled by protests in the wake of an August 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer.

Prosecutors: Man convicted in Russia for fatal NYC stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:44
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say fatally stabbed his wife and her adult daughter in New York before fleeing to Russia has been tried and convicted overseas — marking the second time anyone has been convicted in Russia for a crime committed in the U.S., prosecutors said Thursday.

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:37

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Fogle is due to formally plead guilty and be sentenced on charges of trading child pornography and paying for sex with minors. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jared Fogle emerged from obscurity to become the unlikely face of one of the nation's biggest restaurant chains, earning a small fortune by touting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that included Subway sandwiches.

U.S. FCC proposes upgraded wireless emergency alerts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:36
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed upgrading wireless emergency alerts to the nation's more than 350 million mobile phones. The FCC cited the attacks last Friday in Paris and the threat of terrorism in the United States as a factor in discussing the need for upgraded alerts. Wireless emergency alerts have been in place since 2012 to warn phone users of missing children, severe weather and other emergencies.

Treasury issues new rules to limit tax inversions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday issued new rules aimed at reducing the tax benefits available to companies that move their tax addresses overseas.