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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.

The Latest: Sen. Ron Johnson criticizes border-index effort

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:05

In this Thursday, March 17, 2016, photo, Robert Leviton poses for a photo on the balcony of his townhouse in Pasadena, Calif. The traffic on the stretch of highway, background, that runs alongside his complex creates a persistent din and is visible from any of his townhome's north-facing windows. Leviton knew it would be like this when he bought the two-bedroom unit for $666,000 last summer. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's rejection of a color-coded system to measure border security. All times local:


North Carolina Republicans criticize Obama over transgender law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:43

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (unseen) following a meeting at Downing Street, in LondonNorth Carolina last month became the first state to require transgender people to use public restrooms that match the sex assigned to them at birth rather than their gender identity. Backers of the legislation in the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature say it is meant to protect privacy rights and keep children and women safe from sexual predators. "Not every father has the luxury of Secret Service agents protecting his daughters' right to privacy in the girls' bathroom," North Carolina State Senate Leader Phil Berger said in a statement.


Judge won't dismiss lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:35

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics that have since been discontinued and widely discredited. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.


U.S. probes toy jewelry kits linked to high lead levels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:33
Elliot Kaye, who chairs the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said on Friday that he is examining the safety of Cra-Z-Art kits after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called on several big retailers to pull them from store shelves. A similar demand was made to LaRose Industries LLC, a Randolph, New Jersey-based company that distributes Cra-Z-Art.

School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:30
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims.

School board chairman accused of cheating on GED resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:29
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The chairman of a Kentucky school board who is accused of cheating on a GED exam has resigned from the board.

Officer gave ride to runaway later charged in Texas slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:28
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An off-duty police officer in Central Texas gave a teenage runaway a ride to Austin about 10 days before the youth was charged in the killing of a college student.

Photos: Woman fights off attempted rapist; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:28

 Woman fights off attempted rapist; suspect soughtPhiladelphia police have released photos of a would-be rapist being fought off by the young woman he was trying to rape.


Elite prep school principal: Sex abuse claims 'dark moment'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:27

FILE - In this April 11, 2016 photo, part of the campus of the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy is seen in Exeter, N.H. The principal of the elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday, April 22, 2016, it represented a “dark moment” but said the school will emerge from the crisis strong and healthy. Phillips Exeter Academy Principal Lisa MacFarlane spoke to The Associated Press following revelations last month about former teacher Rick Schubart. Schubart was forced to resign in 2011 after admitting sexual misconduct dating to the 1970s and was barred from campus after more misconduct surfaced in 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The principal of an elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday it represented a "dark moment" but said the school will emerge from the crisis strong and healthy.


Man nabbed in child-sex sting is every parent's 'nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:27
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 50-year-old registered sex offender who showed up at a Florida hotel room with condoms and superhero T-shirts was expecting to have a sexual encounter with three young boys. Waiting for him instead were state and federal agents.

Arizona triple homicide victims were from Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:24

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows Kitage Lynch. A sheriff's official said Thursday, April 21, 2016, that a man and two women were the victims of a triple homicide discovered in residences on desert property used by Phoenix-area residents for weekend getaways. Lynch was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in city limits. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Three homicide victims found dead in trailers on a desert property in western Arizona were identified Friday as Washington state residents, including a married couple about to return home.


'Suspicious' fire in Camden leaves 6 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:24

'Suspicious' fire in Camden leaves 6 injuredAn early morning fire in Camden, New Jersey is being called 'suspicious.'


Bad week for German automakers: Huge costs, new probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:22

Joyce Ertel Hulbert, owner of a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI, holds a sign while interviewed outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Thursday, April 21, 2016. An agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, a judge said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — It's been a bad week for German automakers.


Florida Supreme Court halts abortion waiting period, for now

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court suspended the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions on Friday until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.

Georgia lawmaker targets guidelines on campus sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:17
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker and his wife have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights, alleging that it is trying to "micromanage student sex lives" with its regulations on how colleges and universities should handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

U.S. judge allows CIA interrogation lawsuit to proceed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:16

CIA sign before Obama's arrival to speak after his meeting with his National Security Council in VirginiaA U.S. judge on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against the former military psychologists who developed the CIA's interrogation program during George W. Bush's presidency, handing a major victory to a group of men who said they were tortured in secret prisons abroad. U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush's decision to allow the case to proceed was a step forward in the campaign to hold individuals accountable for a program that the American Civil Liberties Union said resulted in the torture of at least 119 men from 2002 until it was ended in 2008. The ACLU filed the lawsuit last October on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian abducted by the CIA and Kenyan security forces in Somalia in 2003, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, a Libyan captured in a U.S.-Pakistani raid the same year, and Gul Rahman, an Afghan national who died in 2002 in CIA custody from hypothermia caused by dehydration and exposure.


South Carolina town where black man shot asks U.S. for police help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:14
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers on Thursday requested aid from the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), a city spokesman said in an email. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF) and South Carolina civil rights leaders welcomed the development.