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Kuwait oil unions end 3-day strike over government cutbacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:34

Suhail Mohamed al-Mazrouei, the United Arab Emirates' energy minister, center left, walks out of a oil production meeting with Anas al-Saleh, Kuwait's finance minister and acting oil minister, center right, in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Oil-producing countries are meeting in Qatar to discuss a possible freeze of production to counter low global prices, but Iran's last-minute decision to stay home could dilute the impact of any agreement. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Oil unions in Kuwait ended a three-day strike over government cutbacks, authorities said Wednesday, though it remained unclear what concessions may have been granted to the workers amid low global crude prices.


Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:21
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Banking remains a major hurdle for the legal marijuana industry, but new federal data suggest that's beginning to change.

Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Media freedom around the world has suffered a "deep and disturbing decline" due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday.

Scallop fishermen to discuss quota concern with regulators

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:06
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators and scallop fishermen are meeting to discuss how to regulate the industry in the northern Gulf of Maine.

Commission: LA policeman justified in shooting unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:05

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo, Walter DeLeon, left, discusses the details of his shooting last June as his mother Elisa cries in Covina, Calif. The Los Angeles Police Commission says an officer was justified in shooting and gravely wounding the unarmed man who approached him and his partner last year with a towel wrapped around one of his hands. In issuing its ruling Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the commission released a report quoting a witness as saying that moments before DeLeon was shot he said to call 911 and say he had a gun. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer was justified in shooting and gravely wounding an unarmed man who approached him and his partner with a towel wrapped around one of his hands, the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday.


New York primary results: Trump, Clinton winners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:40

 Trump, Clinton winnersFront-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.


Ex-Arkansas pastor charged with rape gets 2 life sentences

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:37
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas children's pastor has been given two life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the rape of two young girls.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus drops Johnny Manziel as client

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:35
Drew Rosenhaus has dropped Johnny Manziel as a client.

75-year-old Bucks County man charged with sexually assaulting children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:34

75-year-old Bucks County man charged with sexually assaulting childrenPolice in Warminster, Bucks County say a 75-year-old man faces several charges for sexually assaulting two children.


Haverford Township police officer, 39, dies of sudden illness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:20

Haverford Township police officer, 39, dies of sudden illnessA seven-year veteran of the Haverford Township Police Department has died after a sudden illness.


Texas police: Father kills wife, son, daughter, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:17
KATY, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a man shot and killed his wife, son and daughter before killing himself in a Houston-area home.

The Latest: Candlelight vigil held for superintendent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:14
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey superintendent killed by student driver while out jogging (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Asian stocks mixed as focus turns to ECB

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:08

People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's stock prices at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Asian stock markets are mostly higher, led by a rally in Japan, as investors were encouraged by Wall Street's rally to its highest levels in recent months. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest news on global financial markets (all times local):


Student driver hits, kills school superintendent out jogging

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:04
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community was in mourning after a school superintendent out jogging with his dog was struck and killed Tuesday by a car driven by a student in his district, police said.

The Latest: Salt Lake City votes to name road for gay leader

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:47

FILE - This file photo from April 1977 shows San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk in the mayor's office during the signing of the city's gay rights bill in San Francisco. A proposal to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk is the latest display of Salt Lake City standing out as a blue dot in a deep-red state where the prevailing Mormon faith still has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community. (AP Photo/File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the proposal to rename a street in Salt Lake City after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk (all times local):


Turkey abduction lands 2 California college students in jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:43

In this Monday, April 18, 2016 photo, Tim the turkey, center, stands next to a cow at the Orange High School farm in Orange, Calif., after it was returned to the school, as it went missing over the weekend. (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Tim the Turkey's abduction did more than ruffle a few feathers.


Police seek suspect after woman slain in North Texas church

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:30
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — A fitness instructor has been slain at a North Texas church and investigators are seeking a man dressed as a police officer who was seen on security video.

Police: Michigan radio host killed by husband

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:06
ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a southwestern Michigan morning radio show host and her husband have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide.

Arizona highway shootings suspect released from custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:03

Leslie Allen Merritt is pictured in this undated handout booking photoPHOENIX (Reuters) - A man accused in a string of freeway shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area last year was released from custody after defense lawyers on Tuesday called the ballistics evidence into question.


Virginia AG backs legality of governor's execution plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 09:54
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general says he doesn't believe a proposal to allow the state to obtain lethal injection drugs from anonymous compounding pharmacies would violate federal law.