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Man who was kicked out of Florida bar lights bouncer on fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:48
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man tossed gasoline on a bouncer and then lit him on fire after he was kicked out of a bar.

Policeman investigated after report of tampering with corpse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:43
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A police Medal of Valor winner is under investigation after allegations that he improperly handled the corpse of a man shot by officers — and even joked about tickling his feet.

Former Massachusetts governor joins Mitt Romney's old firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:25

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. Patrick has a new job. The former Democratic Massachusetts governor will be joining the Boston firm Bain Capital to develop a line of so-called “social impact" investing to support causes from climate change to hunger. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — Deval Patrick has a new job.


UN to vote on arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.

Man held after accidentally causing explosion in his car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:40
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A man police say set off an explosion in his car is held without bail after investigators found bomb-making materials inside the vehicle.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:34

In this Friday, April 10, 2015, photo, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Capt. Billy McKelvey, left, speaks next to Jim Clark, an independent consultant, during a news conference about the investigation of the death of Eric Harris in Tulsa, Okla. Police say a reserve sheriff's deputy thought he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun, when he fatally shot Harris during an arrest that was caught on video in Tulsa. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Oklahoma deputy charged with manslaughter in fatal Tulsa shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:32

Handout of Eric Harris provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma prosecutors charged a sheriff's reserve deputy with second-degree manslaughter on Monday in the fatal shooting of a black man this month in Tulsa, the most recent in a series of U.S. cases that have raised questions about race relations and policing. Reserve deputy Robert Bates, 73 and white, fatally shot Eric Harris, 44, an African-American, on April 2. Bates thought he was using a Taser instead of his gun, the Tulsa Sheriff's office said of the incident seen in a video released over the weekend. Legal experts said second-degree manslaughter in Oklahoma can bring between two and four years in prison.


Oregon panel considers noise regulations for hand dryers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:27
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon lawmaker proposed legislation Monday creating uniform standards for hand dryers in public restrooms, citing the proliferation of powerful dryers that, while efficient, can sometimes trigger tinnitus or cause discomfort for people with development or sensory disabilities.

Alaska Airlines Ramp Agent Found in Cargo Hold After Banging Alerts Pilot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:26
The pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448 heard banging immediately after takeoff from beneath the plane, where officials found a ramp agent after an emergency landing.

Napping Airport Worker Nearly Catches Ride to LA in Cargo Hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:06
The pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448 heard banging immediately after takeoff from beneath the plane, where officials found a ramp agent after an emergency landing.

Driver who struck expectant parents gets 25 years to life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:02
NEW YORK (AP) — A speeding driver convicted of crashing into a car taking expectant parents to a New York City hospital, killing the couple and their baby, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Washington state school district gets tough about vaccines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:59
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane school district officials on Monday removed from class 143 students who could not prove they had legally required vaccinations.

Man convicted of murder trashes his lawyers, says execution would be better

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:54

Man convicted of murder trashes his lawyers, says execution would be betterA man sentenced to death in the killings of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot said Monday he's so dissatisfied with his attorneys he'd rather be executed now than continue seeking a new trial with them.


Obama signs disaster declaration for January blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:48
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that federal disaster aid that the state has been granted for a late January blizzard could bring between $80 million and $90 million, but he's disappointed his broader request wasn't approved.

Plane leaves Seattle with napping airport worker stuck in cargo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:44
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing at a Seattle-area airport on Monday afternoon after it took off with a worker trapped in a cargo area under the cabin where he had fallen asleep, the U.S. carrier said. The pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448 reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft after takeoff from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, south of Seattle, the statement said. Screaming could also be heard from the cargo hold, an airport spokesman said. When the aircraft returned safely after being in the air for 14 minutes, a ramp agent was found inside the pressurized and temperature-controlled front cargo hold, the statement said.

U.S. has record number of applications for H-1B tech visas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:41
Applications for H-1B visas allowing U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in science, engineering and computer programming totaled a record 233,000 for fiscal 2016, according to government figures released on Monday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday used a computer-generated lottery process to dole out the visas, and will start processing them by May 11, the agency said on its website. "Year after year, the government falls back on a lottery system to determine which U.S. employers will ‘win’ the ability to hire top world talent," Lynn Shotwell, executive director of the Council for Global Immigration, an industry lobby group, said in an email on Monday in response to the figures. President Barack Obama's move last November to ease immigration rules using his executive authority largely disappointed tech industry leaders.

Hit by school violence, Colorado mulls districts' liability

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:40
DENVER (AP) — Rocked by deadly school violence, Colorado lawmakers from both parties signed off Monday on a bill to make public school districts liable for shootings and violence.

Final juror cuts continue in Colorado theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:34

People enter and leave the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., Monday April 13, 2015. The jury selection process in the trial of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes entered its final stage Monday when attorneys began questioning prospective jurors as a large group. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 in a crowded Aurora, Colorado movie theater in 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The months-long process of selecting a jury in the Colorado theater shooting case is nearing its end, the judge said as the pool of prospective jurors, once numbering 9,000, was reduced to 93 on Monday.


APNewsBreak: AG says Bible can't be official Tennessee book

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:33
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions.

California policeman accused of tickling feet of man killed by officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:26
(Reuters) - A California police officer is under investigation for allegedly "manipulating" the body of a man who had been shot dead by police, the Bakersfield Police Department said on Monday, and a newspaper said the officer had tickled the corpse's feet and grasped his head. The department did not provide details of how Senior Officer Aaron Stringer allegedly manipulated the body of Ramiro Villegas, who was killed by police in November. The alleged incident took place while Villegas's body was in a room at Kern Medical Center following the shooting, the department said. Villegas was shot after a car chase, the Bakersfield Californian reported.