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The Latest: Governor orders flags at half-staff after crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:26
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students (all times local):

More than 100 targeted in Darby drug sweep (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:25

More than 100 targeted in Darby drug sweep (PHOTOS, VIDEO)Police swarmed communities throughout Delaware County on Thursday morning, rounding up more than 100 people in an operating targeting drug sales in Darby Borough.


Eighty arrested in Ontario child porn, sex bust: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:23
Eighty suspects have been arrested in Ontario on charges including sexual assault and child pornography in cases involving at least 20 victims, following a multi-agency Canadian-U.S. operation, authorities said on Thursday. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said in a statement those arrested face 274 charges and include one youth who cannot be named under Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act. OPP chief superintendent Don Bell said some suspects targeted their victims and tried to convince them over the Internet to perform sexual acts in front of cameras.

3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:22

3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrestedFederal prosecutors say three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy.


After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:18

A low cloud moves over a farm near Gypsum, Kan., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday. The area is expecting severe weather. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small.


Strikes, protests in France against disputed labor reforms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:17

Students burn flares and shout slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, April 28, 2016, during a nationwide day of protest. Student organizations and employee unions have joined to call for protests across France to reject a government reform relaxing the 35-hour working week and other labour rules.(AP Photo/Claude Paris)PARIS (AP) — Protesters clashed with police in several French cities Thursday over proposed reforms to the country's labor rules and strikers forced cancellations and delays at two major airports serving Paris.


Veteran groups sue federal agency over Lejeune water claims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:12
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three veterans' groups have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs over its handling of claims about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Device was buried but airport's blizzard measurement was OK

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:10

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2016, file photo, despite adverse weather conditions, people visit New York's Central Park as a large winter storm enveloped the East Coast. The blizzard has set another record, in New York City, while a record in Newark, N.J., was deleted, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, April 28, 2016, in a report prompted by questions about the accuracy of snowfall measurements. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)A weather observer at Reagan National Airport lost a snow-measuring device during the January blizzard but still accurately recorded a snowfall total that was lower than in nearby Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.


Police apologize for raiding wrong house in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:07

Police apologize for raiding wrong house in Southwest PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia's police commissioner is apologizing to a family whose home was mistakenly targeted by a police SWAT team searching for several home invasion suspects.


Alabama's minimum wage restriction challenged as racially biased

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:04

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference in Mobile, AlabamaCivil rights groups and fast-food workers in Birmingham, Alabama, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday claiming a state law that prohibits cities from instituting higher minimum wages is racially discriminatory. The lawsuit, which names Governor Robert Bentley and state Attorney General Luther Strange as defendants, says the legislation is tainted by "racial animus" and violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. The city council in Birmingham, where three quarters of the approximately 210,000 residents are black, had passed an ordinance raising the minimum wage from the federal rate of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.


The Latest: Detroit principal pleads guilty in kickback scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:40
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the federal bribery cases against Detroit school officials (all times local):

FBI would gain new hacking power if search warrant rules change

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:34

A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in ZurichU.S. judges will be able to issue search warrants giving law enforcement agents power to access computers in any jurisdiction, potentially even overseas, under a controversial rule change likely to be approved by the Supreme Court by May 1. Magistrate judges can normally only order searches within the jurisdiction of their court, which is typically limited to a few counties. The U.S. Justice Department, which is pushing for the rule change, has described it as a procedural change needed to modernize the criminal code for the digital age, and has said it would not permit searches or seizures that are not already legal.


Bombardier jet order does not change Ottawa's stance on aid: source

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:32
A big order by Delta Airlines Inc for Bombardier Inc jets does not change the Canadian government's stance on whether to meet the plane maker's request for financial aid, a source close to the matter said on Thursday. The Canadian government's focus has always been on the long-term viability of the Quebec-based company and Canada's aerospace sector, not on a single deal, said the source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. Bombardier wants $1 billion in federal aid to help support its new CSeries jet.

Plea hearing set for TV pundit who claimed CIA ties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:29
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former cable news pundit who appeared on Fox News claiming to be a CIA officer is set to plead guilty to federal criminal charges.

Police use stun gun on man reportedly armed with sword in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:25

Man reported with sword in custody after Juniata Park barricadeA man allegedly armed with a sword has barricaded himself inside a Juniata Park home after being shocked with stun gun by police.


Police use stun gun on man with sword in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:23

Man reported with sword in custody after Juniata Park barricadeA man allegedly armed with a sword has barricaded himself inside a Juniata Park home after being shocked with stun gun by police.


Deputies find body of 2-year-old boy in pond near his home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:20
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — A massive search for a 2-year-old Florida boy ended tragically when deputies found his body in a pond about 150 yards from his home in the Tampa Bay area.

Jill Biden to host USS Delaware construction ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:13
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden and the daughter of a sailor, will celebrate the start of construction this weekend in Virginia of the future USS Delaware.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:58

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, signs stand outside new townhouses in Houston. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, lifting from their 2016 lows but remaining historically low during the spring home-buying season.


Police investigate vandalism at Maryland historic lighthouse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:37

FILE - In this June 6, 2007 file photo, a barge works alongside the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse near Annapolis, Md., as part of a renovation project on the structure. Authorities are investigating a break-in and vandalism at the historic lighthouse in Maryland. Maryland Natural Resources Police say the lighthouse was targeted between April 15 and April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a break-in and vandalism at a historic lighthouse in Maryland.