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APNewsBreak: Church shooting suspect's friend to plead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:50

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file frame from video, Joey Meek, friend of Dylann Roof who is accused of killing nine black church members during Bible study on June 17 in Charleston , S.C., speaks to The Associated Press. Meek is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday, April 25, 2016. Meek has agreed to plead guilty to lying to authorities and failure to report a crime, according to the agreement, and a hearing is set for 1 p.m. Friday in Charleston. (APTN via AP, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday.


Puerto Rico senators reject amended debt moratorium bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:44
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Senators in Puerto Rico say they will not approve an amended bill that would exclude certain bonds issued by the government from a debt moratorium.

Oklahoma bill tying abortions to doctor licenses criticized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:39
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Of the pieces of anti-abortion legislation that Oklahoma lawmakers have considered this session, one that would strip doctors of their license to practice has abortion rights activists and the state's medical association balking.

FBI agent wounded in Kansas gunfight still hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:39

A Topeka police officer looks back at the scene Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Country Club Motel, in Topeka, Kan., where two deputy U.S. marshals and one FBI agent suffered gunshot wounds as they tried to arrest a robbery suspect late Saturday night. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDITKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of three federal agents injured during a fiery weekend shootout at a Kansas motel remained hospitalized Monday as investigators sought to identify the body found inside the suspect's charred motel room.


Feds issue new standards for Medicaid insurance plans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Monday set new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, which in recent years have become the main source of coverage for low-income people.

Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:34

FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, the Time Warner Cable corporate logo is displayed at a company store, in New York. On Monday, April 25, 2016, the Justice Department approved Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create another cable giant. Monday’s OK comes with conditions meant to preserve competition from online services. Additional approvals are required, but expected, before the deal closes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider.


Wisconsin prom shooter was bullied in school, say ex-classmates

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:34
Jakob Wagner, 18, was teased while attending Antigo High School, about 180 miles (290 km) north of Milwaukee, because of his bad hygiene, Emily Fisher, a 19-year-old former classmate, told the Wausau Daily Herald.

Feds won't designate critical habitat for threatened bat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:29
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against designating any caves, mines or forests as critical habitat for the northern long-eared bat, the agency said Monday.

TV personality Erin Andrews settles video stalker case: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:25

Show co-host Erin Andrews arrives at the 2015 CMT Awards in Nashville(Reuters) - Television personality Erin Andrews has reached a settlement with the owner and operator of the Nashville hotel where a nude video of her that went viral was secretly recorded, according to media reports on Monday. Terms of the agreement are confidential and the matter is now over, according to newspaper the Tennessean, the ABC TV affiliate in Nashville and E! News - all of which cited Andrews' lawyer. A jury in March found the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University liable for the video and awarded Andrews $55 million in damages to be paid by the hotel and the man who shot the video.


Teenager dies after being struck by car near Washington Township Carnival

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:14

Teenager dies after being struck by car near Washington Township CarnivalA teenager has died after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday near the Washington Township Carnival.


ACLU: Two-thirds of new Kansas voter registrations on hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:06
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rolls in Kansas are in "chaos" because of the state's proof-of-citizenship requirements, the American Civil Liberties Union has argued in a court document, noting that about two-thirds of new voter registration applications submitted during a three-week period in February are on hold.

Man killed in North Wales, Montgomery County church shooting ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:05

Man killed in North Wales, Montgomery County church shooting ID'dMontgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has identified a 27-year-old man who was shot and killed during a church service in North Wales.


3 in custody after shooting outside day care in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 05:03

3 in custody after shooting outside day care in LoganThree people are in police custody following a shooting and standoff in Philadelphia's Logan section.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:55
U.S. stocks slipped in quiet trading Monday as energy companies dropped with the price of oil and metals and chemicals companies fell. Company earnings remains weak, as Xerox and drugmaker Perrigo tumbled after they reported disappointing results and cut their expectations for the year.

9/11 memorial: Security guard shouldn't have silenced choir

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:49

A rose is left behind, inserted into an engraved name at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City, Monday April 25, 2016. Placing items in the memorial is among the rules posted for visitors. Recently security guards stopped a middle school choir from North Carolina from singing the national anthem on the memorial plaza, enforcing a rule against musical performances without a permit. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the Sept. 11 memorial said Monday that one of their security guards shouldn't have stopped a North Carolina middle school choir from singing the national anthem on the memorial plaza.


A look at the men accusing Dennis Hastert of sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:49

FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. A man who alleges he was sexually abused by Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)CHICAGO (AP) — When he steps before a judge Wednesday, Dennis Hastert will learn whether he goes to prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to cover up sexual abuse.


Man dead after police use stun gun on him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:48
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after police used a stun gun on him outside a Mississippi restaurant.

Police did not fire at teen who killed officer, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:48
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teen fired the only shots during a chase last month that ended with the death of a South Carolina police officer and the suicide of the suspect, authorities said.

Valeant Pharma picks Perrigo leader to become next CEO

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:47
Embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals has chosen Perrigo Co. Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa to become its new CEO, replacing J. Michael Pearson.

Cosby's criminal case can resume after court rejects appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:36

Cosby's criminal case can resume after court rejects appealA Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby's attempt to halt his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not to prosecute him.