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Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:34

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members following the team's 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Seattle. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, on misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)DALLAS (AP) — An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel calls the indictment against him "incredible" and said Tuesday that the way it's been handled so far suggests there are problems with the case.


Suit: Cops violated rights of man taking kids for ice cream

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:30
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut officers are accused of violating a black man's rights during a traffic stop last year when they frisked him and searched his car as his two frightened sons sat in the back seat, according to a lawsuit announced Tuesday.

FBI decides provisionally not to share iPhone unlock: sources

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:25

Pieces of an iPhone are seen in a repair store in New YorkBy Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has provisionally decided not to share an iPhone unlocking mechanism used by a contractor to open the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters because the agency does not own the mechanism, two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. The FBI is expected within days to write to the White House explaining why the agency cannot share the unlocking mechanism with other government agencies, Apple or other third parties, said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous.


US regulators seek more fuel tests from Mitsubishi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:21
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government wants Mitsubishi Motors to do more real-world tests on its cars to verify gas mileage estimates.

Stung by low oil prices, Exxon loses 'AAA' rating from S&P

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:17

FILE - This April 29, 2014, file photo, shows an Exxon sign at an Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa. Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor's, a label it held for over six decades, S&P announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor's, a label it held for over six decades.


Texas inmate dies, still on death row after long, futile freedom campaign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:12
A man who spent about 35 years on death row in Texas claiming he was innocent has died of natural causes at age 60, prison officials said on Tuesday, after decades of campaigning by anti-death penalty activists failed to have his conviction overturned. Lawyers for the inmate, Max Soffar, asked the Texas governor and a court in 2014 to grant his release, saying he had been diagnosed with terminal and inoperable liver cancer.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:11
App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 24, 2016:

Moderate earthquakes recorded in central, northwest Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:08
HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports several moderate earthquakes in central and northwest Oklahoma.

Correction: Alaska-Bear Mauling story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:08

This April 2, 2016, photo provided by Gemini Waltz Media shows Forest Wagner at a Eaglecrest Ski Area in Douglas, Alaska. Wagner, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, was mauled by a bear while leading a mountaineering class near Haines, Alaska, on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Cortes Perez, Gemini Waltz Media via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In stories April 20 and earlier about the mauling of a University of Alaska Southeast outdoors professor leading students in a mountaineering class, The Associated Press reported erroneously a student had to hike to a different area to get cell reception to call for help. Alaska State Troopers now say the student was seeking a satellite signal not cellphone reception.


Judge rejects Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:08

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. A judge has dismissed an inflectional of emotional distress claim filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims the comedian sexually abused her when she was underage. The ruling Thursday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan allows most of Judy Huth's lawsuit against Cosby to proceed. Cosby’s lawyers had challenged the case on various procedural grounds, including that Huth had waited too long to sue the comedian. Huth sued Cosby in December 2014, alleging he forced her to perform a sex act on him at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sexual battery lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage will proceed, a judge has ruled.


Autopsy: North Wales church victim shot multiple times

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:05

 North Wales church victim shot multiple timesA man who was killed during a church service in North Wales, Montgomery County died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are taking aim at a Republican plan to block the Obama administration from protecting the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:03
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April. 24, 2016:

AP Explains: GOP battles bailout perception on Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:02

In this April 13, 2016, file photo House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline May 1 with no sign Congress will act in time to help. Further complicating lawmakers’ efforts to steer the U.S. territory away from economic collapse are ads airing nationwide that claim the legislation amounts to a financial bailout even though the bill has no direct financial aid. House conservatives have latched onto that argument, making it difficult for Ryan, to garner support for the bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help.


Man pleads guilty to explosives use tied to abortion clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:55
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man has pleaded guilty to criminal use of explosives after he went to apply for a job a Wichita abortion clinic with a small bottle of gunpowder and a wick in his backpack.

April snow showers fall on flowers in northern New England

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:50

A spring snow covers wood carvings on display Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Thornton, N.H. Parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were set to get a couple of inches before the snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon, according to Andy Pohl, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — It's late April, but it's not too late for snow in northern New England.


Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:44

In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, a jar containing a strain of marijuana nicknamed "Killer D" is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.


Justices weigh case of jury discharged, then called back

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once jurors return their verdict and the judge thanks them and sends them on their way, their job is done. Or is it?

U.S. justices mull propriety of recalling discharged jury to duty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:41

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen after split 4-4 decision in first major case after Scalia death in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the question of under what circumstances judges can recall jurors to duty after they have rendered a verdict, in a case involving a man seeking damages after suffering injuries in a Montana car accident. The justices, during an hour of arguments, indicated that a gap of just a few minutes in which there is no opportunity for jurors to be exposed to any information that could prejudice their views of the case may be permissible. The jury initially awarded Dietz nothing.


107-year-old woman who danced with Obama gets new ID card

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:37

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2016, file frame grab from video shows Virginia McLaurin, left, in Washington. McLaurin, who gained Internet fame for her impromptu dance with President Barack Obama has received a temporary photo identification card after her lack of a birth certificate stymied her earlier efforts to get one. (AP Photo/Rick Gentilo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 107-year-old woman who gained Internet fame for her impromptu dance with President Barack Obama has received a temporary photo identification card after her lack of a birth certificate stymied her earlier efforts to get one.