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AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:43

 Thunderstorms move through the areaMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says storms will be scattered, but with the potential for heavy downpours, gusty winds and hail.


Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:41

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. Hastert is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for making illegal withdrawals to conceal a dark secret from his past.


Bill Cosby takes legal hits in abuse cases on both U.S. coasts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:40

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs from a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in NorristownBy Nate Raymond and Steve Gorman NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Courts on both U.S. coasts dealt setbacks to Bill Cosby's legal team on Tuesday, as the comedian kept trying to fight off lawsuits over allegations that he has sexually abused women for decades. A California judge refused Cosby's second attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a woman who accused the entertainer of sexually abusing her when she was 15 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, her lawyer said. In New York, a federal judge ruled against Cosby's effort to compel the publisher of New York magazine to provide access to unedited interviews of six women who are suing him over separate abuse allegations.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:39
U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday in another cautious day of trading. Energy companies climbed in tandem with the price of oil, but technology companies fell.

Police: Father shot son after dispute in Mayfair

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

 Father shot son after dispute in MayfairPhiladelphia police say a father shot his son after a dispute in the Mayfair section of the city.


Woman charged with kidnapping toddler to be moved to prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:20
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts baby sitter accused of kidnapping and assaulting a toddler she cared for will be moved from a mental health hospital to a state prison to await trial.

Immigrant students seek in-state tuition in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:18
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and who have been granted temporary permission to stay is asking a judge to order the Georgia university system to allow them to pay in-state tuition.

Man arrested in 2003 Philadelphia firebombing that killed 5

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who got into a fight with a boxer outside a club went to the boxer's home later that night with friends and threw Molotov cocktails at the windows, igniting a fire that killed him and four relatives, police said Tuesday in announcing an arrest in the 2003 cold case.

Alabama mayor, councilman charged with assault after fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:16

Alexander City, Ala Mayor Charles Shaw, left, is restrained by an officer after a fight broke out between him and councilman Tony Goss, far right, during a meeting of the Alexander City City Council in Alexander City, Ala. on Monday, April 25, 2016. Those attending the meeting along with officers had to intervene after the meeting adjourned. The incident took place at Alexander City City Hall and was intended to discuss city audits and other municipal financial issues but the meeting broke down to a shouting match before it ended and the brawl ensued. (Mitch Sneed/Alexander City Outlook via AP)ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — A city council member in Alabama says the town's mayor punched him in the face at the end of a council meeting, leading to a fracas involving several others.


Testimony: Man who killed cop asked police to shoot him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:15
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army staff sergeant charged with fatally shooting a police officer working her first shift asked police to shoot him immediately after his arrest, according to testimony Tuesday.

House GOP leader: No help for Puerto Rico before deadline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:13

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy said Tuesday, April 26, 2016, that Congress will not act to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline when nearly half-a-billion dollars in bond payments come due. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will not act to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline when nearly half-a-billion dollars in bond payments come due, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday.


Cargo ship El Faro's voyage data recorder located: U.S. NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:12

Handout photo of the top of the El Faro navigation bridge structure with missing mast and support structures is shown on the ocean floor taken by an underwater video cameraThe voyage data recorder from the ship El Faro, which sank in October during a hurricane off the Bahamas killing all 33 crew onboard, was located on Tuesday in 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) of water, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said. The recorder, which may contain hours of information related to the cargo ship's engine and communications from its bridge before the sinking, was found using remotely operated undersea search equipment, the NTSB said, adding that the next step was determining how the device can be retrieved. The 790-foot (241-meter) El Faro went down off the Bahamas on Oct. 1 while on a cargo run between Florida and Puerto Rico.


College student killed after car crushed by truck on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:09

College student killed after car crushed by truck on Pa. TurnpikeThe 18-year-old New Jersey woman who was killed when a tractor trailer overturned, crushing her car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, has been identified..


HBO's 'Game of Thrones' opens with bang

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:07

This image released by HBO shows Joe Naufahu, left, and Emilia Clarke in a scene from the season six premiere of "Game of Thrones." Nielsen estimated that 7.94 million people watched "Game of Thrones" at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday, when the episode first aired. (Macall B. Polay/HBO via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The fantasy favorite "Game of Thrones," the most popular series in HBO's history, returned for its sixth season with what may or may not be the show's most-watched episode ever.


News Guide: Ex-NFL QB Johnny Manziel indicted in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:56

FILE - In this April 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, left, sits with Colleen Crowley during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, on misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel was indicted Tuesday on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend during a night out in January.


Another patient accuses former VA employee of sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:48
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Another patient has filed a lawsuit accusing a former physician assistant at the Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse.

Ohio man calmly tells 911: 'I just shot and killed my wife'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:47

Undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Jail shows Jeffrey Hawkins. Hawkins, a suburban Cincinnati man was being held on $3 million bond Tuesday, April 26, 2016 on a murder charge after calmly calling 911 to confess he'd killed his wife, and say that he wasn't a threat and would be awaiting police on his front stoop. (Hamilton County Jail via AP)CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied calmly: "I just shot and killed my wife."


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:44
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday April 14, to Thursday, April 21, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

New York's fraud suit against Trump University moves forward

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:44
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's fraud suit against Trump University is moving along.

Mother of 5 slain kids: SC agency could have stopped deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:38
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of five South Carolina children who police say were killed by their father in 2014 says the state's social services agency knew the father was a threat and did nothing to stop him.