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New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are promptly reported to police.

Trooper who guards governor accused of beating, kicking wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:45
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper on the team that guards the governor was charged Friday with beating his wife and threatening to kill her during an alcohol-fueled attack after she refused to have sex with him.

No May court date for federal Bundy standoff case in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:34

No May court date for federal Bundy standoff case in NevadaLAS VEGAS (AP) — There won't be a federal trial next month in Las Vegas for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two years ago.


Supporters rally for Donald Trump in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:14

Supporters rally for Donald Trump in Del.The crowd at the Quillen Arena at the Delaware State Fairgrounds went wild for Donald Trump Friday, ready to hear the businessman from New York speak about jobs, the economy and the military.


Judge sentences defendant, spends night in jail with him

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:10
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation — then spent the night in the cell with him.

APNewsBreak: Feds nix case over purported hostage negotiator

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:09
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday dropped criminal charges against a former car salesman who had aggravated the FBI with claims he was negotiating with Islamic State militants to free Western hostages.

New Jersey school board member quits over anti-Muslim comments

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:06
Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz had come under pressure to step down after attention was drawn to the posts on her personal Facebook account. Board President Jeanne Freitag confirmed the resignation, which was reported by New Jersey's Record newspaper on Friday. The resolution calls for the board to accept Gryskiewicz's resignation effective immediately, according to the meeting's online agenda.

At Tribeca, virtual reality takes early steps toward art

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:56

This image released by Baobab Studios shows a scene from the VR Film “Invasion!” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Baobab Studios via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Walking through most doors at the Tribeca Film Festival means taking a seat in a theater full of chattering moviegoers. But there are also darkened, cloth-wrapped chambers — like old carnival booths promising never-before-seen wonders — that offer nothing but a headset, headphones and perhaps some advice, like: "Watch for the dragon."


The Latest: Judge scrubs trial date in Bundy case in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:54
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the federal prosecution in Nevada of rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two years ago (all times local):

Arizona county tells feds election issues hit all races

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:51
PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials in Arizona's largest county on Friday told the U.S. Justice Department that minority and non-minority voters were equally affected by problems during the state's presidential primary election.

Medical examiner: Missing firefighter killed herself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:50
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner says a firefighter whose disappearance prompted a dayslong search in a Virginia national park took her own life.

The Latest: Attorney raises uncertainty about baby's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:48

A sheriff's department vehicle is parked outside the house where 1-year-old Kenzley Olson was staying when she was beaten to death on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Poplar, Mont. A federal investigator says a woman beat to death the girl on a Montana Indian reservation and threw the baby's body into a dumpster. Janelle Red Dog appeared in Fort Peck Tribal Court on Friday in the death of Olson after she reportedly confessed and drew a map of where the body was located. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 1-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation (all times local):


Law enforcement: Apple ruling will hinder crime fighters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:44
NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement groups say they fear the public will stop aiding police authorities if Apple is allowed to refuse to give up information from a phone in a New York City drug case.

Sheriff: Officers didn't stand by and watch teens drown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:43
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When three Florida teenagers stole a car, crashed it into a cemetery pond and then drowned, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talked about his frustration, about lives "needlessly lost," and how the vehicle became a death chamber for the three girls.

Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:40

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Cameron's official residence, in London, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people.


New Jersey woman convicted of burning newborn sentenced to 30 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:19
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, of Pemberton Township, a Philadelphia suburb, must serve 85 percent of the sentence, or 25-1/2 years, before she is eligible for parole, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said. Dorvilier pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter on Feb. 29 after she was charged with first-degree murder in the baby's death in Mount Holly, New Jersey, in January. After Dorvilier gave birth to the baby girl on Jan. 16, 2015, in the house where she lived with her mother and sister, she set the newborn on fire using a flammable liquid in a wooded area a few miles from her home, according to investigators.

Federal judge seizes Puerto Rico govt funds amid crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:15
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's financially strapped government has been hit with a federal court order that demands the island's health department immediately pay long-overdue bills owed to companies that serve mentally disabled people in the U.S. territory.

Officials: Stoddard firefighter charged with arson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:15
STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a Stoddard firefighter has been charged with arson in connection with a brush fire in that town that burned 190 acres and prompted the voluntary evacuation of 17 homes.

Medical examiner completes Prince autopsy; findings not released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:11

Medical examiner completes Prince autopsy; findings not releasedAuthorities say they have completed the autopsy on Prince's body, but preliminary findings were not being immediately released.


Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:05
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler said Friday it's recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because drivers can't tell if they've put the vehicles in park.