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Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:18

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:16

South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod, center, listens to lawmakers discuss her bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for men to get a Viagra prescription on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia Democrat said her bill was a tongue-in-cheek response to all of the regulations South Carolina's male-dominated Legislature places on abortions. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday.


U.S. top court rules Iran bank must pay 1983 bomb victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:09

A cloud of smoke rises after the explosion of the Marine Corps building in BeirutThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran. The court's 6-2 ruling dealt a setback to Iran's central bank, finding that the U.S. Congress did not usurp the authority of American courts by passing a 2012 law stating that the frozen funds should go toward satisfying a $2.65 billion judgment won by the families against Iran in U.S. federal court in 2007. Bank Markazi had challenged a 2014 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the assets, bonds held in a trust account overseen by former federal judge Stanley Sporkin, should be handed over to the more than 1,000 American plaintiffs.


DC teen accused in Metro slaying faces new murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a 17-year-old who's already been charged in a fatal shooting at a Metro subway station is now facing charges in the unrelated shooting death of an off-duty Secret Service officer.

New effort to curb violence in Lehigh Valley schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:06

New effort to curb violence in Lehigh Valley schoolsThe Northampton County District Attorney is pushing for a new bill of rights for educators.


The Latest: Top lawmaker: N. Carolina law will stay in place

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:05

FILE This Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015 file photo shows Gavin Grimm on his front porch during an interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. A U.S. appeals court has overturned a policy barring a transgender student from using the boys' restrooms at his Virginia high school. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, April 19, 2016 that the Gloucester County School Board policy is discriminatory. A federal judge had earlier rejected Grimm's sex discrimination claim. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a law that limits protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people (all times local):


Details about the 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:03

In a July 22, 2013 photo, Michael Glasgow, laboratory water quality supervisor, tests water for bacteria and pH levels, among other tests, at the Flint water plant in Flint, Mich. Glasgow was charged Wednesday, April 20, 2016, with tampering with evidence for changing lead water-testing results and willful neglect of duty as a public servant, in the Flint water crisis. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)The first criminal charges have been filed in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis, including allegations that two state regulators and a Flint water plant supervisor tampered with evidence and that the state regulators knowingly misled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials and the county health department.


Reports: Pilots in deadly Ohio crash had no alcohol, drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:02
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Toxicology reports in the investigation of an Ohio plane crash that killed nine people indicate no sign of drugs or alcohol was found in the pilots' systems.

Florida official, 42, gets belated bar mitzvah in Jerusalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:54
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took 29 years, but Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera finally had a bar mitzvah.

Day care shut down after child forgotten in hot SUV dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The state forced a Louisville day care to shut down immediately Wednesday, two days after a toddler forgotten in a hot SUV by a staff member died.

Oklahoma deputy thought he had Tased unarmed man he killed: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:48

Handout of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaThe reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man was justified in his intended use of force, a defense attorney said in opening statements in his trial on Wednesday, as prosecutors said his actions warranted a conviction on manslaughter charges. Robert Bates, 74, a white insurance executive who volunteered as a reserve deputy, is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing an unarmed man, Eric Harris. "This was a proper use of force," defense attorney Clark Brewster told jurors.


20 displaced after 2-alarm apartment building blaze in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:45

20 displaced after 2-alarm apartment building blaze in DelranBurlington County fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze at an apartment building Wednesday morning.


Pennsylvania AG won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:43

Pennsylvania AG won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordingsPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has withdrawn a court motion that accused prosecutors of leaking FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper.


Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:41
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples.

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:41

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


A decade later, cops plead guilty in Katrina bridge shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:40

Former New Orleans Police Former Sgt. Arthur Kaufman arrives at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Five former New Orleans police officers are expected to enter pleas to reduced charges in the deadly shootings on a bridge in the days that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Kaufman, who was not involved in the shooting, faces a new trial in the cover-up alone. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday in deadly shootings in the days following Hurricane Katrina, abruptly ending a decade-old case that tainted an already scandal-plagued police force and reawakened memories of the chaos and devastation from the catastrophic 2005 storm.


Freddie Gray: 2nd officer must testify against colleagues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered a second officer to testify against his colleagues on charges arising from the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, the black man fatally injured in a police transport van.

UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:38
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi.

Gun found in locker, 4 Bonner-Prendergast students in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:38

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


Baltimore judge says second officer must testify in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:06

Officer Garrett E Miller is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentThe ruling by Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams to grant the prosecutors' motion means that Officer Garrett Miller must take the witness stand in the case that has drawn attention to police treatment of minorities. Miller will testify at the trial of Officer Edward Nero, which is scheduled to start on May 10, and that of Lieutenant Brian Rice, set for July 5.