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Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:06

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Monday, April 25, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Voters take over from Pa's trail-weary candidates; Polls open in Pa. and Del. at 7 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:06

Voters head to polls for Pa., Del. primariesAttention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests.


Pa. Turnpike open this AM after truck crushes car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:57

Woman, 18, killed after truck overturns onto car along Pa. TurnpikeThe Pennsylvania Turnpike was open again for the Tuesday morning commute after a car was crushed by a tractor trailer.


French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:55

French rail strike disrupts commuters across the countryPARIS (AP) — A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the provinces.


One dead after truck overturns onto car on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:52

Pa. Turnpike open this AM after truck crushes carOne person is dead after a tractor trailer overturned onto a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County.


Multi-alarm fire damages house in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:16

Multi-alarm fire damages house in DelcoFlames fully engulfed a large home in Chadds Ford, Delaware County.


Albania's airport sold to a Hong Kong-based joint venture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:02
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Tirana International Airport has been bought by Hong Kong-based China Everbright and Friedmann Pacific Asset Management.

Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:49
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

Planning agency to take comments on FBI site redevelopment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's planning agency is taking comments about how best to redevelop the site of the FBI headquarters in Washington.

LGBT debate spurs arrests at North Carolina statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:18

Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 25, 2016. While demonstrations circled North Carolina's statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people, House Democrats filed a repeal bill that stands little chance of passing. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A day of protests and arrests around North Carolina's statehouse marked what's likely to be weeks of impassioned debate over a law limiting protections for LGBT people.


No regrets expressed by officials in dismissed freeway case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:03

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, accused freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., appears in Maricopa County Superior Court for his arraignment in Phoenix. A judge has dismissed a criminal case against Merritt, who had been accused of carrying out freeway shootings in Phoenix last summer that put drivers on edge. The ruling came Monday, April 25, after prosecutors had asked for charges against Merritt to be dismissed amid undisclosed questions about evidence. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool, File)PHOENIX (AP) — There was a stark difference between the beginning and end of the criminal case against a man accused in a string of freeway shootings in Phoenix that sent a metro area into a frenzy as drivers feared they would be fired at on the interstate.


Hyundai Motor's profit down 12 percent on China sales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:37

People walk under a billboard advertising Hyundai Motor Co.'s Genesis in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Hyundai Motor Co. says its first-quarter net profit has dropped 12 percent over a year earlier as global sales declined. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. has reported a 12 percent drop in its first-quarter net profit as lower sales in China, Russia and Brazil outweighed higher vehicle shipments at home and favorable foreign exchange rates.


Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:02

FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Sydney. Australia announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016, that French company DCNS had beat bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia's largest-ever defense contract. Turnbull said the French-designed submarines would be built in the Australian manufacturing hub of Adelaide. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced Tuesday that French company DCNS has beat out bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia's largest-ever defense contract.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:01
"If you collude in business, or if you collude in the stock market, they put you in jail. But in politics, because it's a rigged system, because it's a corrupt enterprise, in politics you're allowed to collude." — Donald Trump after Ted Cruz and John Kasich agreed to coordinate primary strategies in three of the 15 remaining primary states.

Friends find married couple dead inside their San Jose home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:32

Friends find married couple dead inside their San Jose homePolice are investigating after friends found Golam and Shamima Rabbi dead inside their San Jose home along with a disturbing message Sunday.


San Francisco startup creates world's smartest action camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:33

San Francisco startup creates world's smartest action cameraA San Francisco-based startup is going head to head with GoPro by making a camera that stays right side up even when you flip upside down.


Oakland's Genova Delicatessen closing after nearly a century

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:13

Oakland's Genova Delicatessen closing after nearly a centuryA deli named Genova Delicatessen, which has been in Oakland for almost a century, is closing its doors for good over a rent dispute.


U.S. agencies split over fingerprinting parents of child immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:07

Children climb up the border fence between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, USA, during a bi-national mass in support of migrants in Ciudad JuarezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration enforcement officers are proposing that fingerprints be taken from all people claiming custody of children who have entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, a measure that opponents said could keep thousands of families apart. As a new wave of unaccompanied Central American children pours across the U.S.-Mexico border, the proposal underscores the sometimes conflicting goals of federal agencies in dealing with undocumented immigrants, a volatile issue on the presidential campaign trail. Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is ultimately responsible for finding housing for migrant children, told Reuters they have no plans to change fingerprinting policy.


Federal judge upholds voter ID law in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:49

An election worker checks a voter's drivers license as North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary in CharlotteBy Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A federal judge upheld a North Carolina law on Monday that requires voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the polls, in a key victory for Republicans in a presidential election year who say the law is needed to prevent fraud. The case tested a central piece of broad voting restrictions passed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that North Carolina and other states with a history of discrimination no longer needed federal approval for voting law changes affecting minorities. In siding with Republican Governor Pat McCrory and other state officials in dismissing challenges to the law, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder in Winston-Salem wrote in a 485-page ruling that North Carolina "has provided legitimate state interests for its voter-ID requirement and electoral system." "In sum, plaintiffs have failed to show that any North Carolinian who wishes to vote faces anything other than the 'usual burdens of voting,'" Schroeder wrote.


Asian stocks drop ahead of central bank meetings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:02

FILE - This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo shows the American flag and Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Monday, April 25, 2016, ahead of policy decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, and a raft of earnings statements from major companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings, as commodity prices ran out of steam, dragging on big miners.