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Judge: Building owner can charge rent based on gold prices

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:49

A woman enters the downtown Commerce Building on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Columbus Ohio. A federal judge ruled in March that property owners can collect rent for the building based on the price of gold as part of a century-old agreement. The decision means rent could jump from $6,000 annually to nearly $350,000. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A downtown office building is worth its weight in gold, according to a federal judge who upheld a nearly century-old lease that tied rent to the current price of the metal.


Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:21
BETHEL, Vt. (AP) — Almost five years after raging flood waters heavily damaged the White River National Fish Hatchery in the Vermont town of Bethel, contaminating tens of thousands of surviving trout and salmon with an invasive algae known as rock snot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ready to start raising fish there again.

Georgia man suspected of killing five before shooting himself: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:17

Wayne Anthony Hawes is seen in an undated picture released by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Appling, GeorgiaWayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was found dead shortly after midnight at his home in Appling, about 130 miles (210 km) east of Atlanta, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Investigators were able to confirm the three had been shot by Hawes, Captain Andy Shedd said in the statement.


NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations, suspension

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:14

FILE - In this April 17, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City's Board of Elections, long a target of complaints, came under fire as followers of Bernie Sanders, many from Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn, said they were unable to vote in the Democratic primary. The New York Board of Elections has suspended its chief clerk in Brooklyn without pay amid questions into whether she followed proper procedures in what was supposed to be a routine housecleaning of voter registration lists. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the polls closed in New York's primary, the city's election board dismissed as groundless hundreds of complaints, many from people in Bernie Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn who said they were unable to vote.


Police: 3 killed in Alabama nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:55
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are investigating a shooting at a nightclub that left three people dead.

Justice Breyer to take part in event honoring Shakespeare

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be among the notable people talking about William Shakespeare during a program to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.

Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:16
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill.

German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:58
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's labor minister is rejecting suggestions by conservatives, including the finance minister, that the retirement age should be raised to as late as 70.

Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:23

Thousands of demonstrators protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.


AccuWeather: Morning Showers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:11

 Morning ShowersMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the clouds will be slow to clear this afternoon. Warming up again next week!


Severe criminal justice policies hurt U.S. economy: White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 18:17

 Homer hauled to New York prisonBy Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longer prison sentences for non-violent criminals and crowded prisons are hurting the American economy more than they are helping it, economists in U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said in a report released on Saturday. The prison population in the United States is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1980, primarily driven by longer sentences and higher conviction rates for nearly all offenses, according to the Council's report. Economists are "of one mind" that packed prisons, excessively long sentences, and insufficient reentry programs "are counter-productive to our economy as a whole in addition to hurting the people involved," Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters in a call on Friday.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:53

The shadow of Renante Nodalo is reflected on a door as he takes care of a rooster to be used for cockfighting in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Cockfighting is a popular pastime in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


The Latest: Prince to be honored in New Orleans jazz funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:43

Fans pose for photos and selfies at the Prince star and memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016 in Minneapolis where he often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of superstar musician Prince (all times local):


Man who charged Texas officer with knives fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:30
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say a 29-year-old man who charged an officer with knives in his hands was shot and killed by police.

Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus as Obama visits Germany

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:21

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Cameron's official residence, in London, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)BERLIN (AP) — When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business — a trans-Atlantic trade pact.


Kerry: US won't block foreign business deals under nuke deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media as he meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Friday, April 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.


Michelle McNamara, writer and wife of Patton Oswalt, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:02

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Patton Oswalt, left, and his wife Michelle Eileen McNamara arrive at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died, according to a publicist for Oswalt. She was 46. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died at her home in Los Angeles, according to Oswalt's publicist. McNamara was 46.


Feds say they've accessed phone at center of Apple data case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:53
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said it has withdrawn a request to force Apple to reveal data from a cellphone linked to a New York drug case after someone provided federal investigators with the phone's passcode.

Investigator: Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:46

A memorial is placed in front of the house for 1-year-old Kenzley Olson on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Poplar, Mont. A federal investigator says a woman beat to death the girl on a Montana Indian reservation and threw the baby's body into a dumpster. Janelle Red Dog appeared in Fort Peck Tribal Court on Friday in the death of Olson after she reportedly confessed and drew a map of where the body was located. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman beat to death a 13-month-old girl under her care on a Native American reservation in Montana, threw the baby's body into a dumpster and reported her missing before confessing to the crime a day later, a federal investigator testified.


Man who inspired film 'Bernie' sent back to prison by jury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:36

Bernie Tiede tears up as his uncle Elmer Doucet denies sexually abusing him as a child during day nine of Tiede's new sentencing trial, on Monday April 18, 2016, at the Rusk County Justice Center in Henderson, Texas. Tiede was convicted in 1999 of killing Marjorie Nugent, a widow more than 40 years his senior whom he befriended in Carthage. He was sentenced to life in prison but freed after a prosecutor said he believed Tiede deserved a reduced prison sentence because of abuse he suffered as a child. Jurors could now send him back to prison or let him remain free. (Michael Cavazos/Longview News Journal via AP, Pool)HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — A former East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the movie "Bernie" is headed back to prison.