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Clovis Rodeo roper has dreams of national competition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:22

Clovis Rodeo roper has dreams of national competitionHundreds of riders are saddling up for one of the central valley's biggest events-- the 102nd annual Clovis Rodeo.

BYU students investigated by school after reporting rape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:17

BYU students investigated by school after reporting rapePROVO, Utah (AP) — Madeline MacDonald says she was an 18-year-old freshman at Brigham Young University when she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on an online dating site.

Group home resident dies after confrontation with police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:16
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police say a resident of a group home died after a confrontation with officers near a park in Virginia.

California-based US attorney resigns before Obama departs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:12

FILE -- This Feb. 11, 2016 photo shows Benjamin Wagner, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Wagner announced, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, his resignation, effective midnight, April 30. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California-based federal prosecutor whose office secured multi-billion dollar settlements after the housing meltdown announced Wednesday that he is resigning as President Barack Obama's administration begins to wind down.

NBA's Thunder among groups opposing 2 Oklahoma gun bills

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:10
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state's business community, including the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

Costco project moving forward in Hanford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:10

Costco project moving forward in HanfordHanford's long-awaited Costco project is finally moving forward, as city leaders broke ground on the site near Lacey Boulevard and Highway 43.

Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:03
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The medical examiner's office in North Carolina said trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants.

Wal-Mart shrinks board membership to 12 from 15

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is shrinking the number of board members to 12 from 15 as it looks to bolster the board for the future.

5 jurors qualify to serve in trial over boy's death in SUV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:56
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has approved five more jurors for the jury pool to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

Lawyer: NYC hopes surveillance deal alters image of police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City lawyer said Wednesday that the city hoped to improve the image of its police department when it reached a deal with civil rights advocates to allow a civilian to serve on a committee of high-ranking police officials as they discuss investigations relating to surveillance of political activities.

Michigan teen begins 111-mile walk with brother on back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:53
TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teen who has made annual treks carrying his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy on Wednesday started a 111-mile walk that's expected to be his last.

Judge denies Redstone granddaughter's bid to join competency suit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:52

Redstone, executive chairman of CBS Corp. and Viacom, arrives at premiere of "The Guilt Trip" starring Streisand and Rogen in Los AngelesBy Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Sumner Redstone's granddaughter to join the media mogul's former girlfriend in a lawsuit that challenges the 92-year-old billionaire's mental competency. The granddaughter, Keryn Redstone, argued in court papers that Sumner Redstone had become a "prisoner in his own home" after the former girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, was ejected from his mansion in October. Herzer, 51, had sued to be reinstated as his designated healthcare agent.

U.S. border agents seize longest Mexico-California drug tunnel yet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:49

An air vent helps authorities with their investigation after the discovery of a cross-border tunnel from Tijuana, Mexico to Otay Mesa, CaliforniaFederal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. Six people were arrested as authorities in San Diego moved on Monday and Tuesday to shut down the tunnel, the 13th underground passageway discovered along California's border with Mexico since 2006. "This is the largest cocaine seizure ever associated with a tunnel," said Laura Duffy, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.

1-year-old girl found dead on Montana Indian reservation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:44
POPLAR, Mont. (AP) — The search for a 1-year-old girl who authorities believe was abducted from her home on a Montana Indian reservation ended Wednesday with the discovery of her body and a female taken into custody for questioning.

6 arrested during Freddie Gray unrest sue Baltimore police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:41
BALTIMORE (AP) — Six men arrested during the unrest prompted by Freddie Gray's death in police custody sued the Baltimore Police Department, the state and more than a dozen officers Tuesday, alleging that they were beaten, abused and deprived of their constitutionally protected right to protest.

Panama inks $2.6B financing deal with Japan for metro line

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:32
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama has signed a deal with Japan to secure $2.6 billion in financing for the construction of a third metro line in the Central American nation's capital.

Police: Man fakes disappearance to escape child-porn charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:28
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When Cody Magee's wife reported that her husband hadn't returned from a kayaking trip off the Georgia coast, the Coast Guard launched a two-day search by land and sea.

'Sexual predator' ex-prosecutor admits guilt in federal case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:23

Harry Morel, a former district attorney for St. Charles Parish, La., arrives at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Morel Jr. is charged with obstructing a federal investigation. A bill of information filed by prosecutors said he harassed an unidentified witness in a federal grand jury investigation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana district attorney solicited sex from at least 20 women in exchange for offering favorable treatment from his office, authorities said Wednesday after the veteran prosecutor pleaded guilty to obstructing their long-running investigation of him.

Group sues Interior over 'fast track' deep-sea well permits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:19
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group sued the Interior Department on Wednesday for what it called the "fast track" permitting of potentially dangerous oil and natural gas wells in offshore waters. The action came on the sixth anniversary of the nation's largest offshore oil spill.

Capital of conservative Utah will name street for gay leader

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:18

Cars ride along 900 South, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City Council has voted to hold a public hearing on whether to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk alongside thoroughfares honoring civil rights icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Council has decided to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk, the latest display of its position as a blue island in a sea of deep-red, where the prevailing Mormon faith still has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community.