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New Hampshire city rejects pumpkin festival after violence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:47
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The City Council in Keene, New Hampshire, overwhelmingly rejected a permit for the annual Pumpkin Festival Thursday night after alcohol-fueled violence last year led to injuries, property damage and more than 100 arrests.

California court issues ruling about out-of-control kids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:44
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state can remove an out-of-control child from the custody of a parent even if the mother or father is not to blame for the child's behavior, a California appeals court said Thursday.

Prosecution rests in trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:44

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is seated during his murder trial, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The prosecution rested Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case that he killed the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister.


NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:24

FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, Boy Scout Pascal Tessier, 16, center left, and his brother Lucien Tessier, 20, who had earned the rank of Eagle Scout, pose for a portrait with their parents, Oliver Tessier, left, and Tracie Felker, at their home in Kensington, Md. On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Boy Scouts’ New York chapter announced it hired Pascal Tessier as the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.


Judge OKs sale of Revel casino to Florida developer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:22

Judge OKs sale of Revel casino to Florida developerA bankruptcy court judge has finally approved the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino to a Florida developer.


Gov. Chris Christie pardons Phila. mom facing gun charges in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:15

Gov. Chris Christie pardons Phila. mom facing gun charges in NJGov. Chris Christie has pardoned a Philadelphia woman facing gun charges and jail time after a traffic stop in New Jersey in 2013.


Ex-Fortune 500 executive gets 9 to 20 years in fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:09
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive from New Hampshire was sentenced Thursday to between nine and 20 years in prison for causing a highway crash that killed a Vermont couple and their unborn fetus.

VA to relinquish control of Denver hospital construction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:07

Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of the department of U.S. Veterans Affairs, speaks during a news conference at the construction site of the Veterans Affairs hospital Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. Veterans Affairs officials are trying to get the overdue, over-budget hospital back on track. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take over construction management at the new Denver veterans hospital amid an internal investigation into how the project ran $1 billion over budget, the Veterans Affairs Department said Thursday.


1 dead in Glen Mills motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:55

1 dead in Glen Mills motorcycle crashOne person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Glen Mills, Delaware County.


Ex-state assembly speaker seeks dismissal of criminal case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:50
NEW YORK (AP) — The state's former assembly speaker asked a judge on Thursday to toss out criminal charges against him, saying a federal prosecutor stretched the law too far to try to make a case.

Lawmakers urge quick resolution to Veterans Affairs review

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Pennsylvania congressmen are expressing concern about delays in a government investigation into widespread mismanagement of disability claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' office in Philadelphia, saying the full findings are long overdue.

2 NYC women arrested on charges they plotted to build bomb

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:41

U.S. Citizens Arrested On Terror Charges Appear In Brooklyn Federal CourtNEW YORK (AP) — Two women were arrested Thursday on charges they plotted to wage violent jihad by building a homemade bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack.


Rider in Tacony ATV accident dies from injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:36

Rider in Tacony ATV accident dies from injuriesAn ATV rider has died from injuries sustained in an accident in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.


Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:32

Indiana Legislature Makes Announcement On Religious Discrimination LawsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.


Arkansas, Indiana enact fixes to measures seen as targeting gays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:32

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in IndianapolisBy Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Indiana and Arkansas revised on Thursday new religious freedom acts that had drawn criticism from rights groups and U.S. companies that assailed them as discriminatory against gays. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, signed his state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law minutes after it passed in the statehouse. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also a Republican, signed a revised religious freedom law that amended one he signed last week. The original measure catapulted the state into a firestorm because it lacked specific provisions to prevent denial of services and other discrimination against gays.


Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:32

Air Force One awaits President Barack Obama on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, April 2, 2015, for his trip to Louisville, Ky. The president delayed his departure for the trip because of the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland, and to speak in the Rose Garden. But he's going ahead with the visit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. can't afford tax cuts for the rich while cutting job training programs for young people.


Alabama death row inmate to be freed after nearly 30 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:30

In this undated photo made available by the Alabama Department of Corrections, shows inmate Anthony Ray Hinton. Hinton, who spent nearly 30 years on death row will go free Friday, April 3, 2015, after prosecutors told a court that there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1985 murders he was convicted of committing. (AP Photo/Alabama Dept. of Corrections)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who spent nearly 30 years on death row will go free Friday after prosecutors told a judge there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1985 murders he was convicted of committing.


Police: Girl, 14, conspired with soldier in mom's killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:28
A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl conspired with her soldier boyfriend to have her mother killed, texting him hours before her mother's death, "I want her gone," authorities said Thursday.

Man reported missing at sea 66 days ago found by Coast Guard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:59
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a South Carolina man whose family reported him missing at sea more than two months ago has been found off the North Carolina coast.

UN Security Council members urge Syria chlorine probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Members of the U.N. Security Council have called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate the latest allegations of the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon in Syria.