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Gov. Wolf signs Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill into law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:54

Gov. Wolf signs Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill into lawGov. Tom Wolf has signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania into law. The bill will go into effect in the next month.


'Jungle Book' roars with $103.6 million debut

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:48

In this image released by Disney, Shere Khan the tiger, voiced by Idris Elba, appears in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "The Jungle Book" opened with $103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts ever at the box office and continuing the studio's streak of unearthing live-action riches buried in its animated classics.


Target's Marimekko launch fails to ignite shopping frenzy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:40

This image provided by Target shows examples of the company's new Marimekko Collection, launched on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The launch comes as Target is getting back its fashion mojo under CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm in August 2014. (Target via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — It was hardly a Lilly-lollapalooza.


McDonald's restaurant trying out all-you-can-eat fries

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

McDonald's restaurant trying out all-you-can-eat friesForget super-size. How about all-you-can-eat fries? That's exactly what one McDonald's restaurant is trying out in St. Joseph, Missouri.


John Legend, Chrissy Teigen welcome baby girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:17

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen welcome baby girlA Legend has arrived. Model Chrissy Teigen and Grammy-winning singer John Legend announced the arrival of their baby girl on Instagram Sunday.


'Moral Monday' leader removed from American Airlines flight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:14

FILE - In a Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, delivers his keynote address during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Barber, the architect of the progressive movement known as "Moral Monday", said in a statement that he was removed Friday, April 15, 2016, from an American Airlines flight from Washington Reagan to Raleigh-Durham after he responded to a passenger who made disparaging remarks. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The architect of the progressive movement known as "Moral Monday" said he was removed from an American Airlines flight after he responded to a passenger who made disparaging remarks.


Florida zoo to reopen after deadly tiger attack

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

FILE- In this April 15, 2016, file photo, police officers enter the administration building at the Palm Beach Zoo after zookeeper Stacey Konwiser died while being attacked by a tiger in West Palm Beach, Fla. The zoo is reopening Monday, April 18, as authorities from several local, state and federal agencies continue investigating what led to Friday’s deadly attack. (Damon Higgins/Palm Beach Post via AP, File) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — The South Florida zoo where a veteran keeper was attacked and killed by a Malayan tiger is reopening Monday as authorities from several local, state and federal agencies continue investigating what led to Friday's deadly attack.


Philadelphia police investigating multiple overnight shootings

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

Philadelphia police investigating multiple overnight shootingsMultiple shootings kept Philadelphia police busy overnight.


Galvis, Phils beat Papelbon in 10, end Nats' win streak at 7

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 06:50

Galvis, Phils beat Papelbon in 10, end Nats' win streak at 7Freddy Galvis hit an RBI double off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over Washington 3-2 Sunday, ending the Nationals' seven-game winning streak.


Police: Father admits to shooting, killing 4-year-old; says sibling not involved

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 06:48

Police ID man charged in fatal shooting of 4-year-old in Kensington homePolice say a man has admitted to accidentally shooting and killing his 4-year-old stepdaughter in the Kensington section of Philadelphia after it was originally believed her 5-year-old sibling pulled the trigger.


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.