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Nebraska allows state licenses for thousands of immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:44

Helen Estanislao and Antonio Perez celebrate outside the Legislative Chamber at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, April 20, 2016, after Nebraska lawmakers overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts veto of a bill that would allow certain immigrants to get professional licenses. The bill would apply to young immigrants who entered the country illegally but received temporary legal status under a 2012 Obama administration policy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will allow thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work in at least 170 professions that require state licenses including health care and education after lawmakers overrode conservative Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of the measure on Wednesday.


GOP senator blocks nominee responsible for terrorism fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:26
A Republican senator on Wednesday blocked an effort to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee for a key Treasury post responsible for leading the battle against terrorism and financial crimes. The president ...

Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20, treasury announces

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:25

Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20, treasury announcesThe Treasury announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill following an earlier plan to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.


Autopsy details stabbing, gunshot deaths of Chicago family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:23

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, crosses and crime scene tape are seen outside a home in Chicago where six bodies, four adult and two children, were found Feb. 4. A new report by the Cook County medical examiner on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, reveals details of the autopsies of three of the victims. Autopsies for the other three victims were previously released. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was one of six people killed in February in a Chicago home suffered 42 knife wounds and a woman was shot six times, new autopsy reports show.


Zookeeper slain by tiger died of neck injury, examiner says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:18
MIAMI (AP) — A medical examiner says a South Florida zookeeper died from a neck injury after being attacked by a Malayan tiger.

Ohio boy electrocuted while conducting YouTube experiment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:08
A 15-year-old Ohio boy was electrocuted apparently while attempting to conduct an experiment he saw on YouTube that involves a high-voltage traveling arc of electricity, authorities said Wednesday.

New Jersey education trustee to Muslims: 'Stay in your desserts'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:02
A northern New Jersey board of education member accused of Facebook posts urging Muslims to "stay in your desserts" is refusing to step down despite a growing list of educators and lawmakers calling for her resignation. Gladys Gryskiewicz remained listed as a trustee of the Elmwood Park Board of Education on its website on Wednesday despite an uproar over reports of a series of messages on her personal Facebook account.

Rhode Island pension fund to push for corporate diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:02
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's $7.5 billion pension fund will vote "no" any time a company in which it invests nominates a slate of corporate board nominees that would cause fewer than 30 percent of directors to be women or racial minorities, the state's treasurer said Wednesday.

Senate bill would promote wide variety of energy sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — From boosting solar and wind power to encouraging greater efficiency in new buildings, a bill approved by the Senate on Wednesday makes extensive changes to U.S. energy policy. The bill is the first far-reaching energy bill approved by the Senate since 2007.

APNewsBreak: Senate candidate bills campaign for family trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:55

FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Indiana Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Marlin Stutzman speaks during a debate with opponent Todd Young in Indianapolis. Stutzman billed his campaign more than $2,000 in airfare for his family's trip to the Ronald Reagan library in California, an apparent violation of federal election laws. The expense is part of hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses, meals and vehicle payments Stutzman has charged to his campaign fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Facebook page belonging to the wife of an Indiana congressman touted the family's visit to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with photos showing the two children by the conservative icon's grave and the couple in front of a "humble" wooden table where Reagan signed a massive tax cut.


Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:55

In this Feb. 18, 2016 photo, a Cash Transaction Unit, a high-security operation with bullet-proof payment windows set up specially for marijuana businesses paying their monthly taxes in cash, is installed in a retrofitted office space at the Oregon Department of Revenue at its Salem, Ore., headquarters. (AP Photos/Kristena Hansen)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a once-empty office in Oregon's Department of Revenue headquarters, officials have created a mini-fortress.


Propane tank explodes inside car in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:54

Propane tank explodes inside car in Port RichmondPhiladelphia police say a motorist is hospitalized after a leaking propane tank exploded inside a car in Port Richmond.


How Oregon pot dealers pay taxes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:52

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2014, file photo, Cannabis City clerk Will Bibbs, left, helps a customer looking over a display case of marijuana products at the shop in Seattle. As more states legalize marijuana banking remains a major hurtle for the industry. The federal government could decide this summer to reclassify marijuana from the "most dangerous drugs" list, although it's unclear how the banking industry will respond. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has raked in $6.84 million so far from January and February recreational pot sales — far outpacing the $3 million projected for the entire year.


PHOTOS: Dozens charged in Pa. to Detroit drug ring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:51

 Dozens charged in Pa. to Detroit drug ringA total of 43 people have been charged after an investigation into a drug ring that stretched from western Pennsylvania to Detroit.


Feds say Panama Papers relevant to criminal probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of leaked documents showing how the world's richest avoid tax obligations are "relevant" to a criminal investigation, a top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said in a letter to the journalism consortium that has overseen investigative reporting on the so-called Panama Papers.

Five ex-Madoff employees lose U.S. appeal of convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:48
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of five former employees of Bernard Madoff's firm who prosecutors said helped their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected arguments by the ex-employees' lawyers challenging various lower-court rulings and the sufficiency of the evidence presented during their six-month trial. Back-office director Daniel Bonventre, portfolio managers Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi, and computer programmers Jerome O'Hara and George Perez also lost a challenge to what they called a racial aspect of a federal prosecutor's closing argument.

3rd sewage line breaks in Memphis, spills waste into river

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:23
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers are making emergency repairs to a broken sewer line that's spewing about 1 million gallons of wastewater per day into a Mississippi River tributary in Memphis, an official said Wednesday.

Fact sheet: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:23

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is newly styled and more fuel efficient, with more of the latest safety and tech features. (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT2016 Chevrolet Malibu Premier


Modern styling, new tech, fuel economy highlight new Malibu

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:22

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is newly styled and more fuel efficient, with more of the latest safety and tech features. (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) MANDATORY CREDITChevrolet revamped the Malibu for 2016, making the family sedan look more modern and giving it more safety and technology features, including software that helps keep teen-agers safe and parents in the know.


Planned Parenthood hits states on defunding after U.S. warning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:19

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks on stage at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards where she receives an award, in the Manhattan borough of New YorkPlanned Parenthood, the women's healthcare group under attack recently by U.S. anti-abortion activists, hit back on Wednesday, criticizing some states for trying to block funding for the organization. Shortly before making a speech at Georgetown University, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told reporters that a letter sent on Tuesday to state Medicaid agencies makes clear that efforts to defund her group are illegal. Federal Medicaid Director Vikki Wachino sent the letter to Medicaid agencies in all 50 U.S. states, warning them against cutting off funds to Planned Parenthood.