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Wrong-way driver was drunk during crash that killed 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:54
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An investigation into a crash that killed four people, including two Des Moines police officers, revealed the wrong-way driver was drunk, had been smoking marijuana and was traveling over 100 mph.

Obama to visit Flint, Michigan to hear about water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:50

A woman with a "Flint Lives Matter" shirt walks toward a hearing room where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify on Capitol Hill in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will visit Flint, Michigan next week to hear from residents about the drinking water crisis, the White House said on Wednesday. Obama will visit Flint on May 4 to hear "first-hand from Flint residents about the public health crisis," and get a briefing on federal response efforts, a White House official said. Children in Flint were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in drinking water after a state-appointed city manager ordered a switch to the Flint River for supplies.


White House urges congressional action amid Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama's trip to Flint, Michigan next week is aimed at highlighting the ongoing need to help that community recover in the wake of its drinking water crisis, the White House said on Wednesday in urging the Republican-led Congress to take action. "There are a number of things that the administration has done, but there are significant underlying problems that can only be addressed through congressional action," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing. ...

Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:25
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.

USGS records 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:19
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area.

Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert's life and career

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:12

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, for his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — For years, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was known primarily for rising from political obscurity in rural Illinois to spending eight years in the nation's third-highest office. Then came a federal indictment in a hush-money case centered on sex abuse allegations, in which the 74-year-old Republican will be sentenced Wednesday.


Music written by inmates to be performed at White House

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:07
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Music created by inmates at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons was making its way to the White House on Wednesday, thanks to a group of musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall.

2 men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:04

2 men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old CityPhiladelphia police are looking for the suspects who beat and robbed two men in Old City earlier this month.


The Latest: Man pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:02

John Charlton, left, the man accused of dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her body parts in Seattle recycling bins, is viewed through a window as he walks with one of his attorneys, right, in a King County Superior Courtroom, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, following his arraignment in Seattle. Charlton pleaded not guilty to murder and theft charges in connection with the case. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the court appearance of a man accused of dismembering a woman and dumping her body parts in Seattle recycling bins (all times local):


Man charged with woman's murder following standoff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:02

Suspect in woman's murder arrested after standoffA man has been charged with the murder of a woman inside a Delaware home, which led to an hours-long standoff with police.


Cops: Car full of people in PJs may mean 'heroin rush hour'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) — "Heroin rush hour" has some telltale signs in northern Kentucky, like a car filled with people in their pajamas venturing to Cincinnati around 9 or 10 a.m.

Two men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:59

2 men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old CityPhiladelphia police are looking for the suspects who beat and robbed two men in Old City earlier this month.


German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:51

German shepherd helps rescue children from burning homeAuthorities in central Florida say a German shepherd helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a blaze destroyed their home.


Government sets 9-day red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:40
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer.

Gun accidentally fires in doctor's office, injuring 2 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:33
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a gun accidentally fired inside a doctor's office in New York, wounding two people.

Receiver: Vermont ski resort to stay open

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:28
The federal receiver appointed to oversee two Vermont ski resorts amid fraud allegations says he's secured enough money to keep one of them open. Michael Goldberg and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin met with ...

2016 Subura Forester delivers affordable all-wheel drive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:28
It's not flashy, but the Subaru Forester has the second-lowest price for a compact SUV with traction-improving all-wheel drive. This year, it adds new safety and entertainment features that connect drivers ...

Car hits chopper that lands on highway to aid crash victim

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a medical helicopter was hit by a car and disabled as it prepared to transport an injured pedestrian, and the car's driver now faces drunken driving charges.

Car hits chopper that lands on highway to aid crash victim

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a medical helicopter was hit by a car and disabled as it prepared to transport an injured pedestrian, and the car's driver now faces drunken driving charges.

Polygamous fraud investigation fueled by surveillance video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:27
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case.