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Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:16
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill.

German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:58
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's labor minister is rejecting suggestions by conservatives, including the finance minister, that the retirement age should be raised to as late as 70.

Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:23

Thousands of demonstrators protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.


AccuWeather: Morning Showers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:11

 Morning ShowersMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the clouds will be slow to clear this afternoon. Warming up again next week!


Severe criminal justice policies hurt U.S. economy: White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 18:17

 Homer hauled to New York prisonBy Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longer prison sentences for non-violent criminals and crowded prisons are hurting the American economy more than they are helping it, economists in U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said in a report released on Saturday. The prison population in the United States is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1980, primarily driven by longer sentences and higher conviction rates for nearly all offenses, according to the Council's report. Economists are "of one mind" that packed prisons, excessively long sentences, and insufficient reentry programs "are counter-productive to our economy as a whole in addition to hurting the people involved," Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters in a call on Friday.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:53

The shadow of Renante Nodalo is reflected on a door as he takes care of a rooster to be used for cockfighting in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Cockfighting is a popular pastime in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


The Latest: Prince to be honored in New Orleans jazz funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:43

Fans pose for photos and selfies at the Prince star and memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016 in Minneapolis where he often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of superstar musician Prince (all times local):


Man who charged Texas officer with knives fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:30
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say a 29-year-old man who charged an officer with knives in his hands was shot and killed by police.

Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus as Obama visits Germany

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:21

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Cameron's official residence, in London, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)BERLIN (AP) — When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business — a trans-Atlantic trade pact.


Kerry: US won't block foreign business deals under nuke deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media as he meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Friday, April 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.


Michelle McNamara, writer and wife of Patton Oswalt, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:02

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Patton Oswalt, left, and his wife Michelle Eileen McNamara arrive at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died, according to a publicist for Oswalt. She was 46. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died at her home in Los Angeles, according to Oswalt's publicist. McNamara was 46.


Feds say they've accessed phone at center of Apple data case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:53
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said it has withdrawn a request to force Apple to reveal data from a cellphone linked to a New York drug case after someone provided federal investigators with the phone's passcode.

Investigator: Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:46

A memorial is placed in front of the house for 1-year-old Kenzley Olson on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Poplar, Mont. A federal investigator says a woman beat to death the girl on a Montana Indian reservation and threw the baby's body into a dumpster. Janelle Red Dog appeared in Fort Peck Tribal Court on Friday in the death of Olson after she reportedly confessed and drew a map of where the body was located. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman beat to death a 13-month-old girl under her care on a Native American reservation in Montana, threw the baby's body into a dumpster and reported her missing before confessing to the crime a day later, a federal investigator testified.


Man who inspired film 'Bernie' sent back to prison by jury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:36

Bernie Tiede tears up as his uncle Elmer Doucet denies sexually abusing him as a child during day nine of Tiede's new sentencing trial, on Monday April 18, 2016, at the Rusk County Justice Center in Henderson, Texas. Tiede was convicted in 1999 of killing Marjorie Nugent, a widow more than 40 years his senior whom he befriended in Carthage. He was sentenced to life in prison but freed after a prosecutor said he believed Tiede deserved a reduced prison sentence because of abuse he suffered as a child. Jurors could now send him back to prison or let him remain free. (Michael Cavazos/Longview News Journal via AP, Pool)HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — A former East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the movie "Bernie" is headed back to prison.


Death toll at 28 in Mexico petrochemical plant explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:30

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this video grab a large plume of smoke rises from the Mexican State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos' petrochemical plant after an explosion in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The explosion killed several people, injuring dozens and sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air, officials said. (Inmel Enoc via AP)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers recovered four more bodies from a petrochemical plant wrecked by a huge explosion this week on Mexico's southeastern Gulf coast, raising the death toll to 28, the state oil company said Friday night.


US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:58

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, second from left, testifies before U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, head of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, about actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer, at the Phoenix city council chambers Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Van Velzer)PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer.


Student loan issue may muddy Cruz's appeal to young voters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:51

In this April 21, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a rally at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md. Cruz frequently tells campaign trail audiences that he ran up more than $100,000 in college loans _ and only paid them back a few years ago. He also makes personal appeals to today’s soon-to-be college graduates who are worried about mountains of debt and skimpy job prospects. But complicating that appeal to young voters is the fact that Cruz hasn’t offered a plan to cut the cost of college. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Ted Cruz kicked off his White House bid at Liberty University, he told the crowd "y'all can probably relate" to the $100,000-plus in student loan debt he ran up in college and paid off only a few years ago. Since then he's appealed for support from college seniors who are piled with student loans and scared about the prospects for getting out of debt.


US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:30

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, second from left, testifies before U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, head of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, about actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer, at the Phoenix city council chambers Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Van Velzer)PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer.


Georgia police say suspect in fatal shooting of 5 found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:09
APPLING, Ga. (AP) — Georgia police say suspect in fatal shooting of 5 found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Georgia police say suspect in fatal shooting of 5 found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:09
APPLING, Ga. (AP) — Georgia police say suspect in fatal shooting of 5 found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound.