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Daimler investigating emissions after US request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:52
DETROIT (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG is investigating at the request of the U.S. government what it says are "possible indications of irregularities" in its emissions certification process.

Answers to questions about Volkswagen dirty diesel deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:50

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)People who own one of 482,000 Volkswagen vehicles with 2-liter diesel engines will be able to sell them back to the company or have them fixed under terms of a deal announced Thursday by a federal judge.

Five from Texas college charged with stealing dinosaur bones in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:26
The bones, worth an estimated $2,500, are about 145-150 million years old and were illegally removed from a Jurassic period fossil trove at the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry in Wayne County, the Salt Lake Tribune said. Four former students and a former employee at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, were charged with theft and trespassing for peeling off from a sanctioned field trip at the quarry and hoarding the ancient fossils, the Tribune said. The accused also damaged the bones and the stone at the quarry, according to the charges cited by the Tribune.

Uber drivers remain independent contractors as lawsuit settled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:24

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los AngelesBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which resolves a major challenge to its business model by allowing the ride-hailing service to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuit had claimed that Uber [UBER.UL] drivers are employees and thus entitled to reimbursement of expenses. The case against Uber had been closely watched in Silicon Valley, as other companies in the on-demand tech economy share Uber's reliance on independent contractors.

Suspect injured in Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:20

Teen injured in police-involved shooting in WilmingtonPolice are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a 17-year-old boy injured in Wilmington.

Regulator: AC casinos hiring 2,400 this year, 600 full-time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:18

 AC casinos hiring 2,400 this year, 600 full-timeA top Atlantic City casino regulator said Thursday the gambling halls plan to hire more workers this year.

Jobs topic of discussion at Trump event in Harrisburg, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:08

Jobs topic of discussion at Trump event in Harrisburg, Pa.Republican Presidential Donald Trump covered a number of items Thursday during a stop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the top of the list was jobs.

Ohio police seek suspect in theft of teeth whitening kits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:06
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police are seeking an Ohio man who's accused of stealing more than $2,500 in teeth whitening kits, and so far, has made a clean getaway.

Everyone's talking about LGBT law -- except the lawmakers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:05
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is the country's most discussed state legislation, but few lawmakers seem willing to talk about it.

Neighbors voice concerns over possible sex club in Holmesburg

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:55

Neighbors voice concerns over possible sex club in HolmesburgDozens of people packed a room at St. Dominic's School and Church in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section to voice their concerns about a new neighbor.

Philadelphians remember Artist Formerly Known as Prince

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:42

Philadelphians remember Artist Formerly Known as PrinceLocals took to the streets Thursday to honor The Artist Formerly Known as Prince in unique ways - including a 5-mile run all around Philadelphia.

Driver deaths on flooded Houston-area roads prompt review

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:10

U.S. Highway 380 is closed because of water over the bridge as Lake Bridgeport continues to rise with runoff from recent rains, in Bridgeport, Texas, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The death toll has reached several in Southeast Texas flooding after storms dumped more than a foot of rain. (Rodger Mallison/Star-Telegram via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of eight drivers whose bodies were pulled from vehicles inundated by this week's torrential rains in the Houston area have prompted local leaders to push for improvements in how they warn people about the dangers of flooded roads.

Latest: Corps of Engineers releases water from control dams

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:06
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Houston-area flooding (all times local):

Missing Virginia firefighter's body thought found, no foul play

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:52
The firefighter, Nicole Mittendorff, 31, of Woodbridge, had been missing since last week, and authorities found a note in her parked car, spokeswoman Claire Comer said. Virginia State Police and National Park Service personnel had searched the park in western Virginia for six days.

'Purple Rain' superstar Prince, 57, dies at U.S. studio complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:50

U.S. musician Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas IslandBy Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters) - Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound, which included his home, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office. In a transcript of a 911 call made from the complex and released by the sheriff's office, an unidentified male initially reported that someone was dead at the home, later identifying that victim as Prince.

Virginia police: Remains likely those of missing firefighter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:23
Female remains found Thursday in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park are likely those of a paramedic-firefighter who disappeared a week ago, Virginia State Police said.

911 call helps convict former Louisiana district attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:11

Harry Morel, a former district attorney for St. Charles Parish, La., arrives with his attorney Ralph Capitelli, right, at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Morel is charged with obstructing a federal investigation. A bill of information filed by prosecutors said he harassed an unidentified witness in a federal grand jury investigation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In 2010, a woman made a desperate 911 call to report that a powerful prosecutor sexually assaulted her at her home. Six years later that prosecutor has been called a sexual predator by authorities and faces a possible prison sentence.

The Latest: Troopers preliminarily ID body as missing woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing firefighter in Shenandoah National Park (all times local):

Oklahoma voters to decide on return of Ten Commandments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:59
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to abolish an article of the state constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds.

Indiana lawmaker defends taking family on California trip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:56

FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Indiana Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Marlin Stutzman speaks during a debate with opponent Todd Young in Indianapolis. Stutzman billed his campaign more than $2,000 in airfare for his family's trip to the Ronald Reagan library in California, an apparent violation of federal election laws. The expense is part of hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses, meals and vehicle payments Stutzman has charged to his campaign fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman on Thursday defended his decision to have his Senate campaign pay more than $2,000 for a six-day trip to California last summer that his wife described on social media as a family vacation.