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AP investigation details several hundred perimeter breaches at major US airports since 2004

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:40
AP () — — AP investigation details several hundred perimeter breaches at major US airports since 2004.

Undercover detectives shoot armed man in Jacksonville

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:40
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Undercover narcotics detectives fired five to seven shots at a 20-year-old man during a confrontation in the northeastern Florida city of Jacksonville on Wednesday night, officials told local media.

Canadian designer Nygård links NY billionaire Bacon to Bahamas fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:36
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård escalated his acrimonious U.S. legal battle with Louis Bacon, saying the billionaire hedge fund manager may have driven a groundskeeper to set a fire that heavily damaged Nygård's neighboring Bahamas beachfront estate. Nygård made the accusation in a countersuit filed Wednesday in a New York state court in Manhattan, where he sought $50 million to punish Bacon for an alleged years-long "vendetta" that he said included harassment and frivolous litigation. The countersuit responded to Bacon's own defamation lawsuit accusing the chairman of Winnipeg-based Nygård International of orchestrating an "obsessive, deliberate and malicious" smear campaign against him for 4-1/2 years.

Parents: Teacher told students Obama is evil, hates America

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:36
DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — Parents of a Georgia middle school student have accused a teacher of making disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama to students, calling him an evil man who hates America.

Hail, high winds, tornadoes possible for Midwest on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:32

Hail, high winds, tornadoes possible for Midwest on ThursdayStrong storms rumbled through the Southern Plains early Thursday, missing major population centers but offering a preview of bad weather that could hit Chicago, Detroit and other big cities in the Midwest later in the day.


Energy Department to spend $200 million on new supercomputer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:23
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will give Argonne National Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-area home to a high-performance supercomputer that is five to seven times faster than current top supercomputers.

Obama says decision soon on Cuba as state sponsor of terror

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll decide soon whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

2 Louisville officers on leave after suspect shot, killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:13
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say a man is dead after Louisville officers became involved in a firefight near a middle school.

Accomplice in killing of Pam Smart's husband granted parole

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:12

Patrick Randall, left, with his attorney Mark Stevens answers questions from Gregory Smart’s family during his parole hearing, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Randall was granted parole for his role in the killing of Gregory Smart in 1990. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A second New Hampshire man who helped kill Pamela Smart's husband 25 years ago in a lurid case that inspired sensational media coverage was granted parole Thursday after being warned to stay away from the victim's family at all costs.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:04

A worker, wearing a face mask to protect against dust particles, pauses while arranging freshly cut stones at a quarry in the desert of Minya, southern Egypt on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Around 45,000 people work in an estimated 1,500 quarries, digging out stones that later will be used in construction or powdered to be used by pharmaceutical and ceramic companies inside Egypt and abroad. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Eddie Murphy to receive top US humor prize at Kennedy Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:53

 One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy will be awarded the nation’s top prize for humor this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The center announced Thursday that the 54-year-old Murphy will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 18 in a show that will be broadcast nationally. The humor prize honors those who influence society through their social commentary and satire in the tradition of Mark Twain. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eddie Murphy, famous for his standup routines, films and his early breakout on "Saturday Night Live," will be awarded the nation's top prize for humor this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, officials said Thursday.


SC officer Michael Slager had prior excessive force complaint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:49

SC officer Michael Slager had prior excessive force complaintThe white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back was allowed to stay on the force despite a 2013 complaint that he used excessive force against another unarmed black man.


Undercover detectives shoot armed man in Jacksonville

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:47
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man is in critical condition after being shot during a confrontation with two undercover detectives in Jacksonville, officials told local media.

Ring found with skeletal remains in southern Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:39
ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — The first phase of an autopsy on some skeletal remains found in southern Minnesota is complete, but authorities still don't know the cause of what they are calling a suspicious death.

2 elderly residents hospitalized after Frankford fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:31

2 elderly residents hospitalized after Frankford fireTwo elderly residents are hospitalized after a fire in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Florida officer's shooting of mentally ill man investigated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:20

Video Of Police Shooting In Miami Gardens Released By Victim's Family And Their LawyersMIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors are looking into the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by a Florida police officer, but his family called this week for an independent investigation of the incident, releasing footage from a police dashboard camera to bolster their case.


Water main break that floods New York streets, subways

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:19

Water main break that floods New York streets, subwaysSubway service has been restored following a water main break in Greenwich Village in New York City Wednesday night.


GE to bring hourly workers back to Kentucky site after fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:15
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — General Electric plans to start bringing hourly workers back to its sprawling Appliance Park manufacturing center next week after a massive fire.

Chester County DJ arrested for sex assault, child porn, upskirt videos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:15

Chester County DJ arrested for sex assault, child porn, upskirt videosA Chester County sex assault suspect was also found with child porn and upskirt videos of high school age girls.


Former Rhode Island Governor Chafee mulls White House run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:08

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee hands the Marriage Equality Act to Speaker Gordon Fox at the State House in Providence(Reuters) - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee said on Thursday he was mulling a run for the White House, becoming the first Democrat to publicly challenge presumed front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Chafee served eight years in the U.S. Senate as a Republican, then changed his party affiliation to independent when he ran for governor of Rhode Island in 2010. In 2013, his last year in office, he changed his party affiliation to Democrat.