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Police: Man arrested after driving drunk to report crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:52
CORTE MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he drove to the California Highway Patrol office to report a crash he had been involved in over the weekend.

Coke's namesake sodas see declines in key countries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:51

FILE - In this July 9, 2015, file photo, bottles of Coca-Cola are on display at a Haverhill, Mass., supermarket. On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Coca-Cola Co., reports financial results. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola saw the popularity of its namesake sodas decline in key markets around the world during the first quarter, reflecting a mix of changing tastes, challenging economic conditions and a shifting business strategy.


Trial set for Ohio stepmother in scalding death of four-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:51
An Ohio woman will go on trial in September accused of murdering her 4-year-old stepson by holding him in a scalding-hot bath as a punishment, a county prosecutor said on Wednesday. Anna Ritchie, 25, pleaded not guilty this week to six counts including murder, involuntary murder, felonious assault and endangering a child. Authorities in Warren County, 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, said Ritchie held the boy, Austin Cooper, in a bath where temperatures reached 134 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Texas prison agency reviewing federal ban of execution drug

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:48
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prison officials are reviewing what they call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tentative decision to block it from importing a drug that could be used in executions.

In U.S. bathroom battles, Florida transgender student fights for equality

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:39

High school student Nate Quinn works on a paper at his home in Sarasota, FloridaFor 17-year-old transgender male Nate Quinn, using the bathroom at school became a battle. The Florida high school student was barred last year from using the boys' restroom, where he felt that he belonged, launching his school into the bathroom wars between gay rights activists and social conservatives. Quinn is now lobbying for a policy that would give all transgender students in Sarasota County on Florida's Gulf Coast access to the bathroom that they identify with, fuelling the debate playing out nationally a year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.


City approves proposal for Brooklyn's tallest tower

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:39

This artist's rendering provided by Shop Architects PC, shows a proposed 1,000-foot skyscraper to be built in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal for the 73-story apartment tower on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (SHoP Architects PC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has approved a proposal for a 1,000-foot skyscraper in Brooklyn.


Three Michigan officials charged in Flint toxic water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:31

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 WashingtonThree Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in connection with the state attorney general's investigation into dangerous lead levels in Flint's drinking water, a crisis that has fueled widespread public outrage, according to local media reports. Genesee District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized charges against Flint employee Michael Glasgow and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby, The Detroit News and Mlive reported. Attorney General Bill Schuette in January named a special prosecutor to lead a team to probe whether criminal charges should be filed in the water crisis.


All lanes back open after 4-vehicle crash on Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:26

All lanes back open after 4-vehicle crash on Pa. Turnpike in BensalemAll lanes are back open on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike after a four-vehicle crash in Bensalem.


Man's jail death adds new face to debate on marijuana laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:22
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The recent death of a man who was behind bars on a pot possession charge has put a new face on the debate over decriminalizing marijuana in New Hampshire, the only New England state without some form of marijuana decriminalization law.

Exclusive: U.S. students given SATs that were online before exam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:19

Tables are seen inside a hall in Hong Kong, one day before SAT examinations to be taken placeReuters reported last month that the College Board, the not-for-profit that owns the college entrance exam, had often reused SATs overseas after first giving the test in America and even after some test questions began to circulate online. Reuters found that tests were also reused in the United States during special midweek sittings, on Sundays and during makeup exams, even though some questions and answers from those tests had been discussed online. It’s unclear how many students took the exam during the five sittings Reuters identified.


Man who sold deadly diet drug on eBay to plead guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:18
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who sold an illegal diet drug on eBay to a Rhode Island resident who later died is scheduled to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in a California federal court.

Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:16

Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against IranWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other terrorist attacks to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian funds.


Attorney general won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:07

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, departs after a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane has dropped a court motion that accused prosecutors of leaking FBI recordings in her perjury and obstruction case to a newspaper.


EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:05

A woman uses an Android smartphone in Brussels on Wednesday April 20, 2016. The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that "Google's behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation." (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products.


Sister asks for leniency for Boston gangster's girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:01
BOSTON (AP) — The twin of a woman who went on the run with gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has asked a judge to be lenient while sentencing her sister on a criminal contempt charge.

Review: Feminism freezes over in 'Huntsman' sequel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:00

 Winter's War." (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out of every superhero universe and beyond, fairy tales should be fair game, too. But it's more than a little odd that the filmmakers here decided to follow up their feminist reimagining of the Snow White story with one focused on Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the jilted, hysterical woman (Emily Blunt's Freya), who is trying to keep him apart from his true love (Jessica Chastain's Sara). If this is progress, count me out.


Emergency construction causes traffic delays on Delaware Memorial Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:53

Emergency construction causes traffic delays on Delaware Memorial BridgeEmergency construction work on the Delaware Memorial Bridge caused major traffic backups from South Jersey into Delaware Wednesday morning.


Man accused of shooting Philadelphia cop held without bail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:50

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Scott Griffin, who authorities say is a 23-year-old Philadelphia resident arrested Monday, April 18, 2016, after he was identified as the man suspected of shooting police officer James McCullough on Sunday. McCullough, shot while trying to stop a carjacking, was released from the hospital Monday. He was arraigned early Wednesday on attempted murder, robbery and related charges.(Philadelphia Police Department via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in the leg after fleeing from a carjacking has been ordered held without bail.


Senate approves lawyer Missal as VA watchdog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Police: 2 killed after plane crashes in southeast Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:49
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — An investigation is underway into the cause of a fatal plane crash in southeast Louisiana.