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Review: Feminism freezes over in 'Huntsman' sequel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:00

 Winter's War." (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out of every superhero universe and beyond, fairy tales should be fair game, too. But it's more than a little odd that the filmmakers here decided to follow up their feminist reimagining of the Snow White story with one focused on Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the jilted, hysterical woman (Emily Blunt's Freya), who is trying to keep him apart from his true love (Jessica Chastain's Sara). If this is progress, count me out.


Emergency construction causes traffic delays on Delaware Memorial Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:53

Emergency construction causes traffic delays on Delaware Memorial BridgeEmergency construction work on the Delaware Memorial Bridge caused major traffic backups from South Jersey into Delaware Wednesday morning.


Man accused of shooting Philadelphia cop held without bail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:50

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Scott Griffin, who authorities say is a 23-year-old Philadelphia resident arrested Monday, April 18, 2016, after he was identified as the man suspected of shooting police officer James McCullough on Sunday. McCullough, shot while trying to stop a carjacking, was released from the hospital Monday. He was arraigned early Wednesday on attempted murder, robbery and related charges.(Philadelphia Police Department via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in the leg after fleeing from a carjacking has been ordered held without bail.


Senate approves lawyer Missal as VA watchdog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Police: 2 killed after plane crashes in southeast Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:49
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — An investigation is underway into the cause of a fatal plane crash in southeast Louisiana.

Study: MLB teams could do better hiring minorities, women

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:44

In this photo taken April 11, 2016, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker pauses before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington. Major League Baseball teams could do a better job hiring minority candidates for managing and GM posts or women for VP and other administrative positions, according to an annual report released Wednesday. April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Major League Baseball teams could do a better job of hiring minority candidates for managing and GM posts or women for VP and other administrative positions, according to an annual report released Wednesday.


Illinois prosecutor files for dismissal of 1957 slaying case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:23

FILE - In this April 15, 2016 file photo, Charles Ridulph, the brother of Maria Ridulph who was found slain in 1957 in Sycamore, Ill., speaks with family and friends at a court hearing in Sycamore, after a judge vacated the murder conviction and released Jack McCullough. McCullough was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to life in prison for the killing. Ridulph has hired an attorney to help him pursue a special prosecutor to defend the conviction. (Danielle Guerra/Daily Chronicle via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUTSYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Formal steps by a state's attorney in Illinois to permanently dismiss the case against a man he believes was wrongly convicted in a 1957 killing have not deterred the victim's brother from seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor.


Man missing after he dove into Tampa Bay to free anchor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:15
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A search is continuing for a man who never resurfaced after diving into Tampa Bay to free an anchor that had become stuck.

Police chief: 'Gangs do not run the City of Chattanooga'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:07
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Chattanooga say they are taking steps to stop a rash of gang violence over the last few days.

23 dogs rescued at border will be offered for adoption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a smuggling suspect was arrested after 23 dogs — including 20 puppies packed in a nearly airless crate — were seized from an SUV at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Firefighters battle 2-alarm apartment building blaze in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:54

Firefighters battle 2-alarm apartment building blaze in DelranFire crews are on the scene of an apartment blaze in Delran, Burlington County.


Wildfires burning thousands of acres in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:52
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have burned nearly 12,000 acres across North Carolina.

Timeline of EU's legal battle with Google

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:47
BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union charges Google with rigging the global market for mobile apps, here is a look at the key dates in its legal tussle with the technology company.

Funeral being held for firefighter fatally shot in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:46
HOLLYWOOD, Md. (AP) — A funeral is being held for a firefighter who was fatally shot while responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington.

GMO mosquito plan headed for residents' vote in Florida Keys

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:33
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Residents in the Florida Keys will get to vote on whether genetically modified mosquitoes should be released in their neighborhood.

China looks to rice cookers to pep up economy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:30

 "Welcome, Duty Free counter" at Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district. The Chinese government's latest plan to transform itself into a consumer driven economy encourages the production of better consumer appliances, reducing reliance on foreign made goods. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government's latest plan to perk up its slowing economy is based on the humble rice cooker and luxury toilet seats.


The Latest:Ex-prosecutor pleads guilty to obstruction charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:29
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on case of Louisiana district attorney (all times local):

Police: Mom altered GoFundMe page photo to say son abused

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:11
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman fighting for custody of her 3-year-old son is accused of altering a photo of him for a GoFundMe page to make it look like he was abused.

Palestinian sister-city proposal stirs rancor in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:04

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, a Palestinian walks through snow on his way home in the West Bank city of Nablus. The Boulder, Colo., City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday, April 19, 2016, on a formal sister-city relationship with Nablus on the West Bank. But proponents instead asked the city to name a mediator to work with them and opponents, saying they were surprised by the resistance they encountered despite their efforts to win over their critics. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh, File)BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the City Council is trying to negotiate a truce among its own residents.


Rescuers on scene of 4-vehicle crash on Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:57

Rescuers on scene of 4-vehicle crash on Pa. Turnpike in BensalemTraffic is jammed along the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike after a four-vehicle crash in Bensalem.