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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks with 6abc Action News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:27

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks with 6abc Action NewsDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waded into Philadelphia politics during and after a discussion in West Philadelphia on Friday.


8 relatives killed 'execution style' in rural Ohio; 3 kids survive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:20

8 relatives killed 'execution style' in rural Ohio; 3 kids surviveEight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head on Friday, leaving their rural town reeling while a manhunt was launched for whoever's responsible.


Neuvirth magnificent against Capitals as Flyers force Game 6

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:48

Neuvirth magnificent against Capitals as Flyers force Game 6Michal Neuvirth made a playoff career-high 44 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.


Community mourns student who died in Delaware school assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:31

Community mourns student who died in Delaware school assaultStudents at a Delaware school are still coming to terms with the tragic death of a classmate, who died following an assault in a bathroom.


Pop icon Prince's death tempers celebration at Jazz Fest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:28

Janelle Monae performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Friday, April 22, 2016. Monae, who had a professional working relationship with Prince, who died yesterday, said onstage she was dedicating her show to him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janelle Monae stormed the Congo Square stage amid blaring guitars, pounding drums and a screaming crowd that grew even louder when she announced to a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival crowd that she intended to pay tribute to Prince.


8 relatives shot dead, some while sleeping; 3 kids survive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:27

This aerial photo shows one of the locations being investigated in Pike County, Ohio, as part of an ongoing homicide investigation, Friday, April 22, 2016. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple crime scenes in rural Ohio, and at least most of them were shot to death, authorities said. No arrests had been announced, and it's unclear if the killer or killers are among the dead. (Lisa Marie Miller/The Columbus Dispatch via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head Friday, leaving their rural town reeling while a search was launched for whoever's responsible.


AP Exclusive: Color index for US border security is rejected

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:27

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has rejected a new proposal of color-coded alerts to measure border security after a consultant called the system simplistic and misleading. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule. So what did it do when tasked by Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 with measuring security along the country's borders?


Man who inspired film 'Bernie' sent back to prison by jury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:26

Bernie Tiede tears up as his uncle Elmer Doucet denies sexually abusing him as a child during day nine of Tiede's new sentencing trial, on Monday April 18, 2016, at the Rusk County Justice Center in Henderson, Texas. Tiede was convicted in 1999 of killing Marjorie Nugent, a widow more than 40 years his senior whom he befriended in Carthage. He was sentenced to life in prison but freed after a prosecutor said he believed Tiede deserved a reduced prison sentence because of abuse he suffered as a child. Jurors could now send him back to prison or let him remain free. (Michael Cavazos/Longview News Journal via AP, Pool)HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sent a former East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the movie "Bernie" back to prison.


U.S. drops New York fight with Apple after gaining access to iPhone

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:23

Details are pictured on the backside of an Apple I phone 6 on a table in a restaurant in HanauThe U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. The letter marked a sudden end to a closely watched case, in which the Justice Department had been appealing a ruling by a federal magistrate judge holding that he could not force Apple to assist authorities.


Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:20

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in NovemberRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive order Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.


Pet dog fatally mauls 3-day-old baby in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:11

This photo provided by the San Diego County Department of Animal Services shows a male American Staffordshire terrier-mix named Polo, in their custody after it mauled to death a 3-day-old boy, police said Friday, April 22, 2016. The parents were in bed watching TV with their newborn son and dog Thursday night when the mother coughed. The coughing startled the dog and it unexpectedly bit the baby, Sgt. Tu Nguyen said. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 3-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child's parents, police said Friday.


Teen charged with attacking Sikh man commits suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:07
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy facing trial on charges of beating and running over a Sikh man has committed suicide.

Charges to be dismissed in Phoenix freeway shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:03

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, accused freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., appears in Maricopa County Superior Court for his arraignment in Phoenix. Prosecutors have decided to dismiss charges against Merritt, Jr., suspected in the freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year. Maricopa County Attorney’s Office spokesman Jerry Cobb said Friday, April 22, 2016 that the office filed a motion to dismiss all charges without prejudice against Leslie Merritt Jr. Cobb says authorities and prosecutors identified additional forensic investigation that needs to be completed in order for the case to proceed. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The man authorities have described as the Phoenix freeway shooter who terrorized the city last year received a huge victory Friday with prosecutors deciding to dismiss all charges — for now.


Eight relatives dead in Ohio 'execution style' killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:39
Eight members of the same family were shot to death execution-style in four homes in Pike County, Ohio, and more than 30 people have been questioned in the search for the killer or killers, officials said on Friday. The victims included seven adults and one juvenile, all shot in the head, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. Asked about possible suspects, DeWine told a news conference: "We don't know whether we're talking about one individual, or two, or three, or more." An infant less than a week old, a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old survived the shootings in Pike County, in south-central Ohio.

Ex-congressmen send letters asking for leniency for Hastert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:37

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. Dennis Hastert’s lawyers have filed 41 letters of support for the former U.S. House speaker as he heads into sentencing, including one former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, several other former congressmen and a onetime CIA chief were among 41 people who wrote letters asking for leniency for Dennis Hastert as the former U.S. House speaker heads to sentencing next week in his hush-money case.


Feds: University of New Mexico fails in sex assault response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:35

University of New Mexico President Robert Frank responds to a Justice Department investigation that found the school failed to comply with federal laws in its handling of sexual assault and harassment reports in Albuquerque, N.M on Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students often do not know how to report sexual assault and sexual harassment at the University of New Mexico or where to turn for help in a broken system that violates federal law, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.


Prosecutors seek dismissal of charges against man in Arizona shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:31

Leslie Allen Merritt is pictured in this undated handout booking photoThe move by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office came after a judge on Tuesday reduced the bail of 21-year-old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr to nothing from $150,000, clearing the way for his release later that day. "We have a professional and ethical duty to act in the interest of justice and not merely seek a conviction and this is a textbook example of doing that," said Jerry Cobb, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Merritt was arrested last Sept. 18 and charged with 15 criminal counts, including drive-by-shooting and aggravated assault, for four of 11 shooting incidents along a stretch of Interstate 10 that passes through Phoenix.


Colorado nuns get higher fence to avoid harassment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:11
An order of cloistered Roman Catholic nuns won approval from a Denver suburb to build a higher fence to prevent people from entering their property to harass them, the Sisters' advocate said on Friday. The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Colorado asked the city of Littleton to add two feet to a six-foot fence after several incidents in the last two years of people scaling the walls and trespassing on the monastery grounds, said Mike Kisting, who made the request on behalf of the Sisters. The Discalced Carmelites are among the Catholic Church's strictest contemplative orders, requiring them to spend their days in prayer and devotion, with little speaking and to live "a life of complete self-sacrifice," according to their website.

Solar plane passed half way point for final leg of journey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 09:55

The Solar Impulse 2 solar plane flies into the sunrise out of Kalaeloa Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii. The solar plane will fly a two-and-a-half day journey to Northern California. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN (AP) — The pilot of a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey took a few minutes Friday to exchange pleasantries with the United Nations secretary general as he flew high above the Pacific Ocean en route to a stop in Northern California.


Uber drivers protest 'unfair guidelines' at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 09:43

Uber drivers protest 'unfair guidelines' at Philadelphia International AirportDrivers of Uber Black and the disabled community held a protest against Uber X and Lyft at the Philadelphia International Airport.