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Ex-New Orleans police officers plead guilty in post-Katrina killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56

Spent shell casing lies alongside road on Danziger Bridge in eastern New OrleansA retrial was later ordered due to prosecutorial misconduct. Under the plea deal, the four men involved in the shootings - Kenneth Bowen, Robert Faulcon, Robert Gisevius and Anthony Villavaso - pleaded guilty to depriving the victims of their civil rights, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to Kenneth Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


LGBT law puts North Carolina governor in precarious position

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:53

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young childrenA central Florida man killed his estranged wife and two young children before fatally shooting himself as police pursued him on a highway, authorities said Monday.


Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:47
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The medical examiner's office in North Carolina has confirmed that trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants.

Two students sue Kansas State University over rape allegations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:47
The lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas contend that the university violated the women's rights under Title IX, the federal law that bars sexual discrimination in education. Kansas State did not investigate their reports of being raped because the fraternities were off campus, the lawsuits allege. In a statement, Kansas State said it would not comment on litigation or individual reports of discrimination, including sexual violence.

Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:46
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples.

Judge rejects 'sleep driving' defense, convicts nun of DUI

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:43

Judge rejects 'sleep driving' defense, convicts nun of DUIA judge in New Jersey convicted a Philadelphia nun of DUI, rejecting her 'sleep driving' defense.


The Latest: Agency won't discuss officer's training record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:41
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on training records of a Winslow police officer involved in a fatal shooting (all times local):

Class action lawsuit filed against coin counting kiosks following Action News Investigation on accuracy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:41

Class action lawsuit filed against coin counting kiosks following Action News Investigation on accuracyAn Action News Special Investigation a few weeks ago is getting action and protecting your dollars and cents.


Trump, Clinton adding more campaign stops in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:36

Trump, Clinton adding more campaign stops in PennsylvaniaRepublican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is planning a campaign rally in Pennsylvania ahead of next week's primary, and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is adding Pennsylvania visits to her schedule.


Photo released of Bucks County dog killing suspect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:31

Photo released of Bucks County dog killing suspectAuthorities are one step closer to finding the man who killed a family dog in Bucks County.


Apple delays earnings report for business advisor's memorial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will announce quarterly financial results one day later than planned next week, to avoid reporting on the day of a memorial service for Silicon Valley business leader Bill Campbell, a mentor to former Apple chief Steve Jobs and other tech leaders.

Lawsuits: Kansas State ignores off-campus fraternity rapes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:23
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two female students allege that Kansas State University has refused to investigate their rapes and other sex assaults at off-campus fraternity houses, according to federal lawsuits filed Wednesday.

Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:21

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, accompanied by committee chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks about energy policy modernization during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power.


Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:18

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:16

South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod, center, listens to lawmakers discuss her bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for men to get a Viagra prescription on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia Democrat said her bill was a tongue-in-cheek response to all of the regulations South Carolina's male-dominated Legislature places on abortions. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday.


U.S. top court rules Iran bank must pay 1983 bomb victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:09

A cloud of smoke rises after the explosion of the Marine Corps building in BeirutThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran. The court's 6-2 ruling dealt a setback to Iran's central bank, finding that the U.S. Congress did not usurp the authority of American courts by passing a 2012 law stating that the frozen funds should go toward satisfying a $2.65 billion judgment won by the families against Iran in U.S. federal court in 2007. Bank Markazi had challenged a 2014 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the assets, bonds held in a trust account overseen by former federal judge Stanley Sporkin, should be handed over to the more than 1,000 American plaintiffs.


DC teen accused in Metro slaying faces new murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a 17-year-old who's already been charged in a fatal shooting at a Metro subway station is now facing charges in the unrelated shooting death of an off-duty Secret Service officer.

New effort to curb violence in Lehigh Valley schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:06

New effort to curb violence in Lehigh Valley schoolsThe Northampton County District Attorney is pushing for a new bill of rights for educators.


The Latest: Top lawmaker: N. Carolina law will stay in place

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:05

FILE This Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015 file photo shows Gavin Grimm on his front porch during an interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. A U.S. appeals court has overturned a policy barring a transgender student from using the boys' restrooms at his Virginia high school. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, April 19, 2016 that the Gloucester County School Board policy is discriminatory. A federal judge had earlier rejected Grimm's sex discrimination claim. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a law that limits protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people (all times local):