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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.


Agency to Hawaii residents: Don't hate on tourists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:31

In this Thursday, April 14, 2016 photo, chef Mark Noguchi, right, and his wife Amanda Corby Noguchi play with their youngest daughter at Noguchi's restaurant Mission Social Hall and Cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii. The state agency promoting travel to Hawaii is starting an online video campaign to remind local residents about tourism’s benefits, including a video featuring Noguchi talking about tourism and his family. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — As a record number of visitors stream into Hawaii, state officials want residents to know: Tourism is your friend.


The Latest: Hundreds of pot plants found at killing scenes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:30

CORRECTS FROM PIKETOWN TO PIKETON- Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader addresses the media, hesitating briefly before saying that his county is small and he knows the family, at a press conference in Piketon, Ohio, on Friday, April 22, 2016. Reader stated that multiple victims were killed in an execution style shooting and that the shooter is still at large. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Equirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the killing of eight members of a family in southern Ohio (all times local):


Southern Illinois University leader condemns racist video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:26
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include an anonymous video posted on YouTube that called for the lynching and beating of black students.

Ex-art studio worker pleads guilty in 'Afghan Girl' theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:17
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia art gallery employee has pleaded guilty to her role in the theft of dozens of prints including the "Afghan Girl" photograph that once graced the cover of National Geographic.

Man to plead guilty to hiding friend's church shooting plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:17

Crowds take part in the morning service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina man will plead guilty to federal charges he lied to investigators and concealed knowledge of his friend's plans for a deadly mass shooting that killed nine parishioners at a Charleston church last year, court papers showed on Monday. Joseph Meek, 21, will plead guilty to two charges, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court. An attorney for Meek and federal prosecutors declined to comment.


Guard was wrong to silence school choir, 9/11 Memorial says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:16

People walk near the 9/11 memorial in Exchange Place, New JerseyA security guard who stopped a middle-school choir from singing the national anthem at the September 11 memorial in Manhattan acted inappropriately and the students are welcome to come back and sing the anthem, a memorial official said on Monday. Fifty-one choral students led by their teacher from Waynesville Middle School in North Carolina started signing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the National September 11 Memorial in New York last week when a security guard stopped them because they lacked the required permit to perform. Although the rules require a permit, which takes 10 business days to process and carries a $35 fee, it was still appropriate for middle-school students to sing the national anthem at the site, where more than 2,700 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a spokeswoman for the 9/11 Memorial said.


Sheriff: Deputy fired for pepper spraying restrained inmate

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

This arrest photo made available by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office on Monday, April 25, 2016, shows Sgt. Charlesetta Hawkins. Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher says he fired Hawkins and had her charged with cruelty to an inmate after security video showed her using pepper spray on an inmate who spit in the deputy’s face while his hands and feet were bound to a restraint chair. (Chatham County Sheriff's Office via AP)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy was fired Monday and charged with a felony after an investigation found she used pepper spray to punish a jail inmate who spit in her face while his hands and feet were in restraints, the sheriff said.