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Hastert judge won't consider support letters unless public

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:13

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves the federal courthouse in Chicago after a hearing in his hush-money case. Prosecutors said Wednesday, April 13, 2016, they expect one person who accuses Hastert of sexual abuse to speak at his April 27, 2016 sentencing and the judge has indicated that he wants to consider that Hastert lied to federal authorities. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.


VIDEO: Stolen artworks recovered in Ukraine

BBC World News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:11
Ukraine says its security forces have recovered four Dutch masterpieces stolen from a museum in The Netherlands 10 years ago.
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Judge won't reduce bond for girls in Slender Man stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:10
A judge on Friday refused to reduce the $500,000 bond set for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man. Judge Michael ...

US rules for Norwegian Air in dispute over US-Europe flights

NBA - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:08

DALLAS (AP) — Norwegian Air Shuttle is celebrating a victory in its bid to expand flying between the United States and Europe. The U.S. Department of Transportation gave preliminary approval Friday for service to the U.S. by Norwegian’s Ireland-based subsidiary. The Transportation Department says it will take public comments before issuing a final order that […]
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US rules for Norwegian Air in dispute over US-Europe flights

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:08

DALLAS (AP) — Norwegian Air Shuttle is celebrating a victory in its bid to expand flying between the United States and Europe. The U.S. Department of Transportation gave preliminary approval Friday for service to the U.S. by Norwegian’s Ireland-based subsidiary. The Transportation Department says it will take public comments before issuing a final order that […]
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US rules for Norwegian Air in dispute over US-Europe flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:08

DALLAS (AP) — Norwegian Air Shuttle is celebrating a victory in its bid to expand flying between the United States and Europe. The U.S. Department of Transportation gave preliminary approval Friday for service to the U.S. by Norwegian’s Ireland-based subsidiary. The Transportation Department says it will take public comments before issuing a final order that […]

Who Here Is the True New Yorker?

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:06
For the first time in memory, we have three candidates seeking the presidency who can plausibly call themselves New Yorkers. Our own native New Yorker gives them a once-over.

Kneeling Hitler sculpture could fetch over $10M at auction

NBA - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:05

NEW YORK (AP) — A controversial sculpture of a kneeling Hitler by the edgy Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is among the highlights of a special sale at Christie’s auction house in New York. When viewed from the rear, “Him” appears as a child-like figure in a gray suit kneeling in prayer. But as viewers come […]
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Kneeling Hitler sculpture could fetch over $10M at auction

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:05

NEW YORK (AP) — A controversial sculpture of a kneeling Hitler by the edgy Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is among the highlights of a special sale at Christie’s auction house in New York. When viewed from the rear, “Him” appears as a child-like figure in a gray suit kneeling in prayer. But as viewers come […]
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Kneeling Hitler sculpture could fetch over $10M at auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:05

NEW YORK (AP) — A controversial sculpture of a kneeling Hitler by the edgy Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is among the highlights of a special sale at Christie’s auction house in New York. When viewed from the rear, “Him” appears as a child-like figure in a gray suit kneeling in prayer. But as viewers come […]

Bellevue home in Dargey investor scandal fetches $2.4M

NBA - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:05

The home that real estate developer Lobsang Dargey allegedly bought with money diverted from his Chinese investors is being sold for $2.41 million
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Bellevue home in Dargey investor scandal fetches $2.4M

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:05

The home that real estate developer Lobsang Dargey allegedly bought with money diverted from his Chinese investors is being sold for $2.41 million
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Bellevue home in Dargey investor scandal fetches $2.4M

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:05

The home that real estate developer Lobsang Dargey allegedly bought with money diverted from his Chinese investors is being sold for $2.41 million

Mother of OD victim earns praise for death notice bluntness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:04
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mother's blunt yet heartfelt tribute after her daughter died from a heroin overdose is spreading around the world via social media and earning praise for its brutal honesty.

Feds: New York Assembly ex-speaker had affair with lobbyist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:54

In this April 14, 2016 photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves court in New York. A judge says she plans to release information on Friday, April 15, that puts another blemish on the former Assembly Speaker's record in office. The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted in November in a $5 million corruption case. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver abused his position as one of the most powerful men in state government to give preferential professional treatment to two women with whom he had extramarital affairs, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Friday.


Lawmakers want UC campus president to quit over PR spending

NBA - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers want the head of the University of California, Davis to quit over the school’s public relations spending after students were pepper-sprayed. The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1Sf602H ) reported Friday that at least seven state lawmakers are calling for the resignation of school Chancellor Linda Katehi. The demands follow reports […]
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Lawmakers want UC campus president to quit over PR spending

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers want the head of the University of California, Davis to quit over the school’s public relations spending after students were pepper-sprayed. The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1Sf602H ) reported Friday that at least seven state lawmakers are calling for the resignation of school Chancellor Linda Katehi. The demands follow reports […]
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Lawmakers want UC campus president to quit over PR spending

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers want the head of the University of California, Davis to quit over the school’s public relations spending after students were pepper-sprayed. The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1Sf602H ) reported Friday that at least seven state lawmakers are calling for the resignation of school Chancellor Linda Katehi. The demands follow reports […]

Man convicted of HIV crime but later vindicated cannot sue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:54
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that defendants who enter plea agreements in criminal cases cannot later sue the state for wrongful imprisonment, even if their cases are eventually thrown out and charges are dropped.

Poor policies blamed as India reels from drought, hardship

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:51

In this April 12, 2016 photo, a boy who migrated from drought hit areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, carries water to his family's makeshift hut in Kukse Borivali, 85 kilometres (53 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Decades of groundwater abuse, populist water policies and poor monsoons have turned vast swaths of central and western India into a dust bowl, driving distressed farmers to suicide or menial day labor in the cities. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)SHAHAPUR, India (AP) — Shantabai Babulkar's day begins before dawn with a 5-kilometer (3-mile) trek across barren fields and dusty scrubland to fetch water from a distant well.