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Suspended officer: Instagram posts 'taken out of context'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:29
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's lieutenant who was suspended over online posts that were deemed racist has told internal affairs investigators they were taken out of context.

Suspended officer: Instagram posts 'taken out of context'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:29
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's lieutenant who was suspended over online posts that were deemed racist has told internal affairs investigators they were taken out of context.

Suspended officer: Instagram posts 'taken out of context'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:29
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's lieutenant who was suspended over online posts that were deemed racist has told internal affairs investigators they were taken out of context.

Police chief in Tennessee sorry over children's arrests: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:25
"I am so saddened, and I'm so sorry this incident happened, because I truly think it could have been avoided," Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr told the Tennessean newspaper in an interview published on Sunday. The arrests of the children, aged 6 to 11, gained national attention and sparked criticism at a time when police-community relations and the role of law enforcement in schools are in the spotlight throughout the country. Human rights group Southern Poverty Law Center said it would launch an investigation.

Police chief in Tennessee sorry over children's arrests: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:25
"I am so saddened, and I'm so sorry this incident happened, because I truly think it could have been avoided," Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr told the Tennessean newspaper in an interview published on Sunday. The arrests of the children, aged 6 to 11, gained national attention and sparked criticism at a time when police-community relations and the role of law enforcement in schools are in the spotlight throughout the country. Human rights group Southern Poverty Law Center said it would launch an investigation.

Correction: Paramedic-Stolen Debit Card story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:23

This undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Police Department shows Michael John Harcharik. The paramedic stole a debit card from a man getting treatment and used it to spend more than $11,000 after the patient died, authorities said. (Santa Fe Police Department via AP)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a story April 13 about a Santa Fe paramedic being accused of stealing a man's debit card, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man's daughter said she wrote his PIN code on the card. Rebecca Pearson says her father's family surmises he wrote the code on his card after he suffered a stroke.


Correction: Paramedic-Stolen Debit Card story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:23

This undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Police Department shows Michael John Harcharik. The paramedic stole a debit card from a man getting treatment and used it to spend more than $11,000 after the patient died, authorities said. (Santa Fe Police Department via AP)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a story April 13 about a Santa Fe paramedic being accused of stealing a man's debit card, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man's daughter said she wrote his PIN code on the card. Rebecca Pearson says her father's family surmises he wrote the code on his card after he suffered a stroke.


Correction: Paramedic-Stolen Debit Card story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:23

This undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Police Department shows Michael John Harcharik. The paramedic stole a debit card from a man getting treatment and used it to spend more than $11,000 after the patient died, authorities said. (Santa Fe Police Department via AP)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a story April 13 about a Santa Fe paramedic being accused of stealing a man's debit card, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man's daughter said she wrote his PIN code on the card. Rebecca Pearson says her father's family surmises he wrote the code on his card after he suffered a stroke.


Hungarian journalists resign over undisclosed payments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:14
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around a dozen journalists at Hungarian news website Vs.hu, including the chief editor, say they have resigned after revelations that the website's publishing company received large sums from foundations set up by the National Bank of Hungary.

Hungarian journalists resign over undisclosed payments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:14
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around a dozen journalists at Hungarian news website Vs.hu, including the chief editor, say they have resigned after revelations that the website's publishing company received large sums from foundations set up by the National Bank of Hungary.

Hungarian journalists resign over undisclosed payments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:14
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around a dozen journalists at Hungarian news website Vs.hu, including the chief editor, say they have resigned after revelations that the website's publishing company received large sums from foundations set up by the National Bank of Hungary.

Human skull uncovered in New Jersey during Earth Day cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:01
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — An Earth Day effort to clean up a trash-ridden New Jersey river took a grisly turn when a volunteer uncovered a human skull.

Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:48

 QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penaltyA federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.


Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:48

 QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penaltyA federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.


Agencies' reports into Virginia inmate's death scrutinized

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:36
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two state agencies' reports into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate have come under scrutiny over whether their investigations were thorough enough.

Proposed Louisiana food inspection cuts may pose health risk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More Louisiana residents and visitors could be exposed to food borne illnesses if lawmakers approve a budget proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards for next year calling for fewer inspections of the retail food industry.

Girl, 16, shot while riding in minivan in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:31

Girl, 16, shot while riding in minivan in TrentonA 16-year-old girl was shot and seriously injured while riding in a minivan in Trenton, New Jersey.


Justice Department asks US judge to appoint outside management for troubled New Orleans jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:26
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justice Department asks US judge to appoint outside management for troubled New Orleans jail.

US new-home sales fall in March for third straight month

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:25

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, file photo, a "Sold" sign sits in front of a house under the final stages of construction in Plano, Texas. On Monday, April 25, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in March. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.


Fed will likely keep rates unchanged in face of global slump

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:18

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 16, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Despite a healthy U.S. job market, with the global economy struggling and U.S. inflation still subpar, many economists see little likelihood of a rate hike even before the second half of the year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood to resume raising interest rates from ultra-lows.