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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.

Tiger wearing collar with leash caught in South Texas city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:10

A young female tiger, looks out of a cage at the City of Conroe Animal Shelter Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Conroe, Texas. Authorities are looking for its owner, and they suspect it was a pet. Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in Conroe, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONROE, Texas (AP) — Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city.


At least eight dead in 'execution style' killings in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:07
At least eight people believed to be members of the same family were found shot to death execution-style in four homes in Pike County, Ohio, and a suspect or suspects may still be at large, officials said on Friday. All were shot in the head, the Pike County Sheriff and the Ohio attorney general told a news conference. "We have many horrific crime scenes," Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said.

Vermont to pay $1.55M to estate of freed former convict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:02
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont agreed Friday to pay $1.55 million to the estate of a New York man who was released from a life-without-parole sentence for the 1994 killing of his wife at a vacation condominium after DNA evidence cast doubt on his conviction.

Group cuts Great Lakes water diversion request

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:02
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee suburb's precedent-setting request to draw water from Lake Michigan could be significantly reduced by Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces considering the water diversion.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:00
Stocks closed mostly higher Friday despite a slide in big technology names.

3-alarm fire burns through Reading building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:47

3-alarm fire burns through Reading buildingA three-alarm fire burned through a building in the city of Reading.


3-alarm fire burns through Reading building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:47

3-alarm fire burns through Reading buildingA three-alarm fire burned through a building in the city of Reading.


Damage estimates for Houston-area flooding on the rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:43
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say flooding that's claimed eight lives and displaced thousands of people in the Houston area has caused more than $14 million in damage and inundated more than 1,700 homes.

Damage estimates for Houston-area flooding on the rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:43
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say flooding that's claimed eight lives and displaced thousands of people in the Houston area has caused more than $14 million in damage and inundated more than 1,700 homes.

Cocaine cache found in candy jars at New York's JFK airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:35
Petra Hoyos-Bravo, 51, was arrested on Monday as she flew in from Mexico City, the agency said in a statement, noting that CBP officers found nearly $200,000 of cocaine in her luggage. Hoyos-Bravo was charged on Tuesday, and is scheduled to appear in Queens County Criminal Court on May 3. "This latest seizure demonstrates the vigilance of our CBP officers, and their excellence in detecting those who would try to smuggle these illegal substances," Robert Perez, the agency's director of field operations New York, said in a statement.

The Latest: Obama gives Cameron custom Shinola watch

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

Britain's Prince Harry, left, stands with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, right, outside of Kensington Palace in London, with United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, prior to a private dinner, Friday April 22, 2016. Obama stepped into Britain's debate about EU membership and many other topics, as he starts a three day visit to Britain. (Chris Radburn/Pool via AP)LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to the United Kingdom (all times local):


Judge overturns dying inmate's conviction in wife's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:31
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge has tossed out the conviction of an inmate with terminal cancer who has been in prison the last two decades in the killing of his wife who was beaten death in their bedroom.

Rains help North Carolina firefighters battling wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:30
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Rains moved into North Carolina on Friday bringing some relief for firefighters battling three wildfires that have burned more than 18,000 acres.

NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:29
NEW YORK (AP) — The city will require private building owners to update heating and power systems to help meet a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph Safra

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

Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph SafraSAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has accepted charges filed by prosecutors against banking tycoon Joseph Safra for allegedly agreeing to pay more than $4 million in bribes to tax auditors to reduce or annul fines on unpaid taxes.


Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph Safra

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

Court accepts charges against Brazil banker Joseph SafraSAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has accepted charges filed by prosecutors against banking tycoon Joseph Safra for allegedly agreeing to pay more than $4 million in bribes to tax auditors to reduce or annul fines on unpaid taxes.


US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:14
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain has called for a criminal investigation into what led to a massive spill of mine waste that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.