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Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:59

This April 19, 2016 photo shows a recruiting mailer from the U.S. Navy to potential female recruits that the Navy has scrapped. It promised women they could join while staying in touch with their feminine side. Navy officials said Tuesday April 19, 2016, they made the decision amid criticism that the wording was condescending and perpetuated stereotypes. The mailer says the Navy offers women opportunities "most girls aren't even aware of" in career areas that "aren't just for the guys... all while staying in touch with your feminine side." (AP Photo/Stott Bauer)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it has scrapped a national recruiting mailer that promised women they can enlist without compromising their feminine side and pursue careers that "most girls aren't even aware of."


‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:58

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The oil bust already shrinking Texas’ coffers is colliding with the possibility of the state getting socked with multibillion-dollar verdicts in major lawsuits, budget officials said Tuesday, which could test years of Republican resistance to cracking the state’s emergency piggybank. No lawmakers or budget-crunchers raised the potential of spending cuts or […]
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‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:58

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The oil bust already shrinking Texas’ coffers is colliding with the possibility of the state getting socked with multibillion-dollar verdicts in major lawsuits, budget officials said Tuesday, which could test years of Republican resistance to cracking the state’s emergency piggybank. No lawmakers or budget-crunchers raised the potential of spending cuts or […]
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‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:58

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The oil bust already shrinking Texas’ coffers is colliding with the possibility of the state getting socked with multibillion-dollar verdicts in major lawsuits, budget officials said Tuesday, which could test years of Republican resistance to cracking the state’s emergency piggybank. No lawmakers or budget-crunchers raised the potential of spending cuts or […]

South Carolina entrepreneur to face no charges in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:57
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The founder of the clothing company Southern Tide won't face charges for fatally shooting another man who trespassed on the South Carolina estate of the entrepreneur, authorities said Tuesday, drawing criticism from the dead man's family.

US and Iran report some progress on Iran sanctions complaint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reported some progress Tuesday on Iranian complaints that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.

Woman assaulted on trail in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:57

Female jogger attacked, beaten on trail in Newark, DelawarePeople who run the trails near Phillips Park in Newark, Delaware are being warned to keep their guard up after a female jogger was beaten by a masked man Monday night.


Cuba's Fidel Castro makes rare speech

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:56
The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, talks about his advanced age in a rare speech on the final day of the country's Communist Party congress.
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The District of Columbia and Washington State Pass Back-to-Back Bans on Flame Retardants - The National Law Review

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:55

The National Law Review

The District of Columbia and Washington State Pass Back-to-Back Bans on Flame Retardants
The National Law Review
The District of Columbia (DC) and Washington state have both recently passed legislation banning the use of listed flame retardants in certain products. After these provisions come into force, no one may manufacture, distribute, sell, or offer for sale ...

Woman struck by vehicle in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:55

Woman struck by vehicle in Center CityA woman was struck by a vehicle in Center City Philadelphia.


Business Highlights

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:54

___ Yahoo deterioration deepens as company mulls possible sale SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has hung out a “for sale” sign without doing much to improve its curb appeal. The latest snapshot of the Internet company’s deteriorating condition emerged late Tuesday with the release of its first-quarter report. Most Read StoriesHuman remains found at recycling […]
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Business Highlights

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:54

___ Yahoo deterioration deepens as company mulls possible sale SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has hung out a “for sale” sign without doing much to improve its curb appeal. The latest snapshot of the Internet company’s deteriorating condition emerged late Tuesday with the release of its first-quarter report. Most Read StoriesHuman remains found at recycling […]
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Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:54

___ Yahoo deterioration deepens as company mulls possible sale SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has hung out a “for sale” sign without doing much to improve its curb appeal. The latest snapshot of the Internet company’s deteriorating condition emerged late Tuesday with the release of its first-quarter report. Most Read StoriesHuman remains found at recycling […]

Secret U.S. court issues first order for phone data under new law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:53

An illustration picture shows a network cable next to a pack of smartphones in BerlinThe secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has issued its first order allowing the National Security Agency to collect telephone records under a new electronic spying law Congress passed last year. According to an order from the court posted Tuesday on a website operated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the court issued the order on Dec. 31. The order, signed by FISC Chief Judge Thomas Hogan, said the court concluded that a surveillance application, apparently submitted by the NSA, met the requirements of the USA Freedom Act, which President Barack Obama signed last year.


The Latest: ACLU Attorney says ruling supports NC lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court ruling that a Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom (all times local):

Democrat attacks policy on China, Republican defends it

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s policy on the disputed South China Sea came under attack Tuesday from a fellow Democrat, and in an unusual twist, it was a Republican adversary who leapt to the administration’s defense. State Department officials were testifying before a House foreign affairs subcommittee, requesting an increase in their budget for […]
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Democrat attacks policy on China, Republican defends it

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s policy on the disputed South China Sea came under attack Tuesday from a fellow Democrat, and in an unusual twist, it was a Republican adversary who leapt to the administration’s defense. State Department officials were testifying before a House foreign affairs subcommittee, requesting an increase in their budget for […]
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Democrat attacks policy on China, Republican defends it

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s policy on the disputed South China Sea came under attack Tuesday from a fellow Democrat, and in an unusual twist, it was a Republican adversary who leapt to the administration’s defense. State Department officials were testifying before a House foreign affairs subcommittee, requesting an increase in their budget for […]

School shooting suit against gun-maker set for trial in 2018

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A judge has set a 2018 trial date in the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The families of nine of the people killed in the December 2012 massacre and a teacher who survived the attack are suing Remington Arms, the parent […]
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School shooting suit against gun-maker set for trial in 2018

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A judge has set a 2018 trial date in the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The families of nine of the people killed in the December 2012 massacre and a teacher who survived the attack are suing Remington Arms, the parent […]
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