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No prison time for NYPD officer in stairwell shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:15

Former police officer Peter Liang sits in court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Liang, convicted in the accidental shooting death of an unarmed man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened stairwell was spared prison time Tuesday, and a judge reduced his manslaughter conviction to a lesser charge. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A former police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in a darkened stairwell was spared prison time Tuesday, and a judge reduced his manslaughter conviction to a lesser charge in a case that became a flashpoint for police accountability.


Electric Car Incentives In Washington State Expanded To More Models - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:12

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Electric Car Incentives In Washington State Expanded To More Models
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Come July, a wider range of fully electric and extended range plug-in hybrid cars will benefit from a sales tax break in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Monday to raise the cutoff for a tax incentive. JJ McCoy of the Seattle ...
Washington State Expands Electric Car Incentive ProgramGas 2.0
More EVs will get a sales tax break of ~$3000 in Washington state starting in JulyElectrek

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Argentina returns to global markets with $16.5 billion bond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:11
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has made a highly successful return to global credit markets with the launch of a $16.5 billion bond offering.

Poll: Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:11

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana State University survey has found a majority of people in the state oppose taking down Confederate monuments. The survey released Monday examined feelings statewide about New Orleans’ plan to remove prominent Confederate statues, including a towering figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed […]
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Poll: Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:11

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana State University survey has found a majority of people in the state oppose taking down Confederate monuments. The survey released Monday examined feelings statewide about New Orleans’ plan to remove prominent Confederate statues, including a towering figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed […]
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Poll: Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:11

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana State University survey has found a majority of people in the state oppose taking down Confederate monuments. The survey released Monday examined feelings statewide about New Orleans’ plan to remove prominent Confederate statues, including a towering figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed […]

UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:09

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that Morocco’s expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission’s civilian staff in the disputed Western Sahara will likely be exploited by “terrorist and radical elements” and could lead to full-scale war. In a rebuke to Morocco’s unilateral action, the U.N. chief urged the Security Council […]
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UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:09

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that Morocco’s expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission’s civilian staff in the disputed Western Sahara will likely be exploited by “terrorist and radical elements” and could lead to full-scale war. In a rebuke to Morocco’s unilateral action, the U.N. chief urged the Security Council […]
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UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:09

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that Morocco’s expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission’s civilian staff in the disputed Western Sahara will likely be exploited by “terrorist and radical elements” and could lead to full-scale war. In a rebuke to Morocco’s unilateral action, the U.N. chief urged the Security Council […]

UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that Morocco's expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission's civilian staff in the disputed Western Sahara will likely be exploited by "terrorist and radical elements" and could lead to full-scale war.

Your Tuesday Evening Briefing: Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump, Kabul

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:07
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Judge approves deal between Ferguson, Justice Department

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, people watch and hold signs as members of the Ferguson City Council meet in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis-area residents were sounding off Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the last public hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice's settlement that calls for sweeping changes in Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge approved an agreement Tuesday between Ferguson and the U.S. Justice Department that calls for sweeping changes in the Missouri city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.


Maine could be 1st state to OK medical pot to treat addicts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

A crowd listens to speakers at a public hearing Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Augusta, Maine. Speakers describe how marijuana helped them recover from their addiction to opioid drugs and illegal narcotics like heroin. More than 60 people attended the hearing held by the state Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Tom Bell)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could become the first state to add addiction to opioid prescriptions and illegal narcotics like heroin to its list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.


2 Bundys seeking release from jail in Nevada standoff case

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy wants more time to prepare to seek release from federal custody pending trial in an armed confrontation with government agents in Nevada two years ago. Ammon Bundy argues in documents filed ahead of a Wednesday detention hearing in Las Vegas that he’s no flight risk […]
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2 Bundys seeking release from jail in Nevada standoff case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy wants more time to prepare to seek release from federal custody pending trial in an armed confrontation with government agents in Nevada two years ago. Ammon Bundy argues in documents filed ahead of a Wednesday detention hearing in Las Vegas that he’s no flight risk […]
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2 Bundys seeking release from jail in Nevada standoff case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy wants more time to prepare to seek release from federal custody pending trial in an armed confrontation with government agents in Nevada two years ago. Ammon Bundy argues in documents filed ahead of a Wednesday detention hearing in Las Vegas that he’s no flight risk […]

1 dead, 1 seriously injured after being hit by Amtrak train

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia. Emporia police Chief Ricky Pinksaw tells news outlets that the men were walking across the railroad crossing about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the southbound train hit the men. Authorities say […]
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1 dead, 1 seriously injured after being hit by Amtrak train

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia. Emporia police Chief Ricky Pinksaw tells news outlets that the men were walking across the railroad crossing about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the southbound train hit the men. Authorities say […]
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1 dead, 1 seriously injured after being hit by Amtrak train

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia. Emporia police Chief Ricky Pinksaw tells news outlets that the men were walking across the railroad crossing about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the southbound train hit the men. Authorities say […]

1 dead, 1 seriously injured after being hit by Amtrak train

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:04
EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia.