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State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 06:46

FILE- In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, CEO of Vanguard Furniture John Bray, left, leads North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on a tour of the Vanguard showroom in High Point, NC. Gov. McCrory said it's up to individual companies to decide how to deal with a new law that requires transgender people to use bathrooms that conform to the sex listed on their birth certificates. The governor made the comments Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at a high school in Jamestown, just hours after PayPal said it was withdrawing its commitment to Charlotte. PayPal had planned to expand and create 400 jobs there. (Laura Greene/ The Enterprise via AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.


Child injured after ATV crashes into car in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 06:37

Child injured after ATV crashes into car in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a child was injured when an ATV crashed into a car in Southwest Philadelphia.


Man who shot Maryland firefighters thought he was stopping break-in

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 06:01

Firefighter/Medic John Ernest Ulmschneider is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Prince George's County Fire DepartmentThe shooter, who has not been officially identified, was interviewed by police and released on Saturday evening, about 24 hours after the shooting took place, Prince George's County Fire Department chief spokesman Mark Brady said. The firefighters were responding to a call on Friday to check on the well-being of a man whose brother had been unable to contact him, Brady said. When firefighters arrived, they pounded on the door and announced themselves as the fire department.


Oil workers go on strike in Kuwait to protest cutbacks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:42
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Oil workers in Kuwait went on strike Sunday to protest proposed government cutbacks as the OPEC nation grapples with a prolonged slump in crude prices.

Thousands of voters, celebrities, register to wrong party

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in a mix-up over its name, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Firefighter shot responding to call in Maryland improving

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:16
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — A firefighter shot while responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington and has been moved out of intensive care, officials said Sunday.

3 people found slain by shotgun blasts in home; man arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:12
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people have been found killed by shotgun blasts to their heads at a home, and a man has been arrested there after a short standoff.

Man killed after motorcycle, bus collide in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:07

Man killed after motorcycle, bus collide in Fairmount ParkA man was killed after a motorcycle collided with a bus in the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia.


Boy shot to death after game honoring fatally shot cousin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:03
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities said a 12-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday at a Knoxville park hours after attending a basketball game to honor a 15-year-old cousin who died while shielding friends in a December shooting that drew attention from President Barack Obama.

Family of 5 killed in fire is mourned; cause still unknown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:58
BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — Friends and neighbors are mourning a family of five, including three children, killed in a duplex fire as investigators try to find out what caused it.

Mormon missionary injured in Brussels attack returns to Utah

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:29
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary severely injured in the Brussels airport bombing arrived back home in Utah over the weekend, his family said.

Student group calls University of New Mexico seal offensive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:16

This undated photo shows the University of New Mexico’s official seal, depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman, that is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students. The Albuquerque Journal reports Native American students in the Kiva Club as well as members of advocacy group The Red Nation call the seal offensive. The seal is stamped on all diplomas and is present at most school events. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal via APALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico's official seal depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students.


Police identify officers who shot man in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man who they say charged at them with a knife.

Two teens swept out to sea from San Francisco beach presumed dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:58
The boys, both 17 years old, entered the sea with three other friends on Saturday. The search on land, sea and air included Coast Guard lifeboats, a cutter and a helicopter. The San Francisco Fire Department, police and park police also joined in the search.

Feds to resume search for sunken El Faro's data recorder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:53
MIAMI (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is resuming its search for the data recorder of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.

Driver stops at burning Pennsauken house, 3 escape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:44

Driver stops at burning Pennsauken house, 3 escapeThree people were able to escape a late night fire thanks to a passerby in Pennsauken, New Jersey.


3 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:41

3 injured in 3-alarm blaze at apartment complex in Pine Hill, N.J.Three people were taken to the hospital after a fire erupted at an apartment complex in Camden County.


Pennsylvania launches 24th US medical marijuana program

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:40

Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolfe signs the medical marijuana bill known as Senate Bill 3 into law on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Harrisonburg, Pa. Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT Daniel Zampogna, PennLiveHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.


Three killed in Philadelphia row house shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:38
The three people killed were the suspect's brother, the brother's girlfriend and an unrelated man living in the home, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. All three victims had been shot in the head, NBC 10 in Philadelphia cited police as saying. Philadelphia police did not respond to requests for comment.

Prep school outlines new measures on sexual abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:10
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Top officials of an elite New Hampshire prep school dealing with a flurry of sexual abuse allegations hired several law firms to examine the school's handling of misconduct allegations levelled at faculty members.