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Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B for interest rate violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:11
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates used globally for its own financial gain.

U.S. Navy to recognize Cesar Chavez with full graveside honors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:02
(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will honor late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez on Thursday as a veteran who served in the Western Pacific just after World War II with full graveside honors at his memorial in California, Chavez's foundation said. Chavez, a labor leader and civil rights icon who is revered by agricultural workers and Hispanic Americans and co-founded the United Farm Workers union, died 22 years ago on Thursday. The ceremony at his gravesite in the Memorial Garden of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene will include a Navy bugler playing "Taps," a rifle salute, and the folding of the American flag and its presentation to his widow, Helen, the Cesar Chavez Foundation said in a statement. Active duty and reserve sailors across California will attend the formal function, it said, which is being co-sponsored by the foundation, the National Chavez Center, and the U.S. National Park Service, which operates the memorial.

Testimony ends in Hamptons rape trial; closings next week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:45
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled next week in the trial of a New York City investment banker accused of raping an Irish tourist on Long Island.

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:32

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secretsFormer CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.


Obama Takes 'Full Responsibility' for Operation That Killed Innocent Hostages

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:30
President Obama is expected to deliver a statement this morning.

Police: Sex offender stole school bus, tried to pick up child

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:28

 Sex offender stole school bus, tried to pick up childA registered sex offender, who was on parole, is accused of stealing a school bus and then trying to pick up a child.


Wisconsin ex-deputy sheriff with ALS not guilty of double killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:27
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A terminally ill former Wisconsin deputy sheriff was found not guilty on Thursday in the shooting deaths of his wife and her sister in his home due to his degenerative neurological disease, court documents showed. In a 10-2 decision, jurors found Andrew Steele, 40, was not responsible for the 2014 killings, by reason of mental disease, according to the records. His attorney had argued that his judgment was impaired by his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. "The verdict stands for the recognition that brain disorders can and should be considered in evaluating criminal responsibility," said his lawyer, Jessa Nicholson, in a phone interview.

Obama: 'I Take Full Responsibility' For U.S. Operation That Killed Innocent Hostages Held By Al Qaeda

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:20
President Obama is expected to deliver a statement this morning.

Nightclub lets San Francisco symphony tune in to young fans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:17

Percussionist Raymond Froehlich performs at SoundBox on Friday, April 10, 2015, in San Francisco. With an average audience age over 60, the San Francisco Symphony wanted to reach a younger audience for classical music. They created a new high-tech venue that looks like a Vegas nightclub, until the music starts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco's hottest venue for classical music.


US Operation Killed Innocent Hostages Held By Al Qaeda

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:15
President Obama is expected to deliver a statement this morning.

Five nursing students killed in Georgia highway pileup

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:15
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Five Georgia nursing students died on their way to a training session in a seven-vehicle crash that also left three people injured, including two other nursing students, authorities said on Thursday. The female students, in their first year of nursing school, were traveling on Interstate 16 from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro to a hospital in nearby Savannah for training on Wednesday. The accident involved two tractor-trailer trucks and five cars, according to the Georgia State Patrol and university officials. "Initial indication is a tractor-trailer failed to stop as traffic was slowed/stopped and it crashed into a line of vehicles," the Georgia State Patrol said.

Worker trapped at Northeast Philadelphia construction site

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:06

Rescuers free worker trapped at Northeast Philadelphia construction siteA worker is trapped following a construction accident in Northeast Philadelphia.


Firefighter, resident injured in house fire in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:05

Firefighter, resident injured in house fire in WilmingtonA firefighter and resident were injured in a house blaze in Wilmington, Delaware early Thursday morning.


Minnesota mother shocked that 2 sons face terror charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:04

This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. Farah is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adnan Abdihamid Farah's parents took his passport away last year when it came in the mail, and his mother would later tell authorities she feared her son would "disappear."


Passengers treated, released after flight diverts to Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:33

Passengers arriving at Buffalo Niagara International Airport react to the group of media gathered to report on a SkyWest Airlines plane, operating as United Express, that made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution." (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after three passengers lost consciousness. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, ...


Some officers looking to body cameras on their own

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:28

New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey in his office Tuesday April 21, 2015. New Richmond police officer Jesse Kidder was wearing a privately bought body camera that showed him pointing his gun but not firing at the suspect who charged yelling “Shoot me!” last week. Village police chief Randy Harvey says he would like to have the wearable video cameras for all his officers. But paying for them is an issue for his and many departments.(AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — The dramatic body camera video shows the slaying suspect charging at the officer, screaming — pleading, even — for him to open fire.


Advocate: Sheriff video release is 'character assassination'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:23

Robert Bates, left, leaves his arraignment with his daughter, Leslie McCreary, right, in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Bates, a 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers, pleaded not guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday.


High costs hinder outfitting of U.S. cops with body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:56

A Colorado Springs police officer poses with a Digital Ally First Vu HD body worn camera outside the police department in Colorado SpringsBy Julia Edwards and Anjali Athavaley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A recent series of widely publicized police shootings of unarmed civilians has heightened interest across the United States in outfitting patrol officers with body cameras. More than a half-dozen companies are competing to supply the nation's nearly 700,000 sworn officers with body cameras, which can cost between $350 and $700 apiece.


Police: Vandals smash more than 100 car windows in NY town

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:54
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Residents woke up to an unwelcomed surprise when they found that vandals swept through an upstate New York city, breaking the windows of more than 100 cars.

Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile; nearby town evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:44

Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile; nearby town evacuatedThe Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile.