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School board chairman accused of cheating on GED resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:29
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The chairman of a Kentucky school board who is accused of cheating on a GED exam has resigned from the board.

Officer gave ride to runaway later charged in Texas slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:28
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An off-duty police officer in Central Texas gave a teenage runaway a ride to Austin about 10 days before the youth was charged in the killing of a college student.

Photos: Woman fights off attempted rapist; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:28

 Woman fights off attempted rapist; suspect soughtPhiladelphia police have released photos of a would-be rapist being fought off by the young woman he was trying to rape.


Elite prep school principal: Sex abuse claims 'dark moment'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:27

FILE - In this April 11, 2016 photo, part of the campus of the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy is seen in Exeter, N.H. The principal of the elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday, April 22, 2016, it represented a “dark moment” but said the school will emerge from the crisis strong and healthy. Phillips Exeter Academy Principal Lisa MacFarlane spoke to The Associated Press following revelations last month about former teacher Rick Schubart. Schubart was forced to resign in 2011 after admitting sexual misconduct dating to the 1970s and was barred from campus after more misconduct surfaced in 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The principal of an elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday it represented a "dark moment" but said the school will emerge from the crisis strong and healthy.


Man nabbed in child-sex sting is every parent's 'nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:27
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 50-year-old registered sex offender who showed up at a Florida hotel room with condoms and superhero T-shirts was expecting to have a sexual encounter with three young boys. Waiting for him instead were state and federal agents.

Arizona triple homicide victims were from Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:24

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows Kitage Lynch. A sheriff's official said Thursday, April 21, 2016, that a man and two women were the victims of a triple homicide discovered in residences on desert property used by Phoenix-area residents for weekend getaways. Lynch was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in city limits. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Three homicide victims found dead in trailers on a desert property in western Arizona were identified Friday as Washington state residents, including a married couple about to return home.


'Suspicious' fire in Camden leaves 6 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:24

'Suspicious' fire in Camden leaves 6 injuredAn early morning fire in Camden, New Jersey is being called 'suspicious.'


Bad week for German automakers: Huge costs, new probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:22

Joyce Ertel Hulbert, owner of a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI, holds a sign while interviewed outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Thursday, April 21, 2016. An agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, a judge said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — It's been a bad week for German automakers.


Florida Supreme Court halts abortion waiting period, for now

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court suspended the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions on Friday until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.

Georgia lawmaker targets guidelines on campus sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:17
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker and his wife have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights, alleging that it is trying to "micromanage student sex lives" with its regulations on how colleges and universities should handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

U.S. judge allows CIA interrogation lawsuit to proceed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:16

CIA sign before Obama's arrival to speak after his meeting with his National Security Council in VirginiaA U.S. judge on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against the former military psychologists who developed the CIA's interrogation program during George W. Bush's presidency, handing a major victory to a group of men who said they were tortured in secret prisons abroad. U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush's decision to allow the case to proceed was a step forward in the campaign to hold individuals accountable for a program that the American Civil Liberties Union said resulted in the torture of at least 119 men from 2002 until it was ended in 2008. The ACLU filed the lawsuit last October on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian abducted by the CIA and Kenyan security forces in Somalia in 2003, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, a Libyan captured in a U.S.-Pakistani raid the same year, and Gul Rahman, an Afghan national who died in 2002 in CIA custody from hypothermia caused by dehydration and exposure.


South Carolina town where black man shot asks U.S. for police help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:14
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers on Thursday requested aid from the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), a city spokesman said in an email. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF) and South Carolina civil rights leaders welcomed the development.

Tiger wearing collar with leash caught in South Texas city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:10

A young female tiger, looks out of a cage at the City of Conroe Animal Shelter Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Conroe, Texas. Authorities are looking for its owner, and they suspect it was a pet. Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in Conroe, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONROE, Texas (AP) — Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city.


At least eight dead in 'execution style' killings in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:07
At least eight people believed to be members of the same family were found shot to death execution-style in four homes in Pike County, Ohio, and a suspect or suspects may still be at large, officials said on Friday. All were shot in the head, the Pike County Sheriff and the Ohio attorney general told a news conference. "We have many horrific crime scenes," Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said.

Vermont to pay $1.55M to estate of freed former convict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:02
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont agreed Friday to pay $1.55 million to the estate of a New York man who was released from a life-without-parole sentence for the 1994 killing of his wife at a vacation condominium after DNA evidence cast doubt on his conviction.

Group cuts Great Lakes water diversion request

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:02
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee suburb's precedent-setting request to draw water from Lake Michigan could be significantly reduced by Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces considering the water diversion.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:00
Stocks closed mostly higher Friday despite a slide in big technology names.

3-alarm fire burns through Reading building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:47

3-alarm fire burns through Reading buildingA three-alarm fire burned through a building in the city of Reading.


3-alarm fire burns through Reading building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:47

3-alarm fire burns through Reading buildingA three-alarm fire burned through a building in the city of Reading.


Damage estimates for Houston-area flooding on the rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 04:43
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say flooding that's claimed eight lives and displaced thousands of people in the Houston area has caused more than $14 million in damage and inundated more than 1,700 homes.