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Man found shot in car in Willingboro identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:19

Man found shot in car in Willingboro identifiedPolice have identified the man found shot and killed inside his car in Burlington County, New Jersey.


UN says record 155 countries to sign climate agreement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A record 155 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April 22, the United Nations said Friday.

U.S. paves way for more Norwegian Air flights, competition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:14

A satellite antenna is seen on the roof of the Norwegian Airways Boening 737-800 at Berlin Schoenefeld AirportU.S. airlines and unions have said the subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, would undermine U.S. wages and working standards, claims Norwegian has dismissed. It comes about a month after the European Union pressured U.S. regulators to approve the typically routine request, which has languished for more than two years. The Transportation Department said it found no legal basis for denying the Irish unit's request to fly to the United States.


Third of U.S. Army, Air Force facilities seen as surplus by 2019: Pentagon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:12
A new Pentagon analysis of U.S. military bases and facilities estimates that one third of Army and Air Force infrastructure will be unneeded surplus by 2019, wasting scarce resources at a time of tight budgets, a military spokesman said on Friday. The analysis found the U.S. Defense Department overall had an excess infrastructure capacity of 22 percent, Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told a briefing. "We must close military bases to avoid spending money on bases we don't need," Davis told the briefing.

Michigan urges toughest lead rules in US after Flint crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:06

FILE--In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the media in Flint, Mich. Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan Gov. Rick Snyder and a team of water experts will unveil Friday, April 15, 2015 in the wake of Flint's water crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan that Gov. Rick Snyder and a team of water experts unveiled Friday in the wake of Flint's water crisis.


New York officer pleads guilty to more theft charges on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:03
A former Suffolk County, New York, police officer convicted of stealing from Hispanic motorists pleaded guilty to more theft charges on Friday after other victims stepped forward, the district attorney's office said. Scott Greene, a 52-year-old former sergeant and a 25-year veteran for the force, pleaded guilty to three counts of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny before state Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on Long Island. "Today marked a moment Scott Greene decided to put this case behind him and focus on what's important and that is his family and children," said defense attorney Scott Gross.

Ex-NY legislator Silver had affairs with two women: court papers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:02

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves a courthouse in New YorkSheldon Silver, one of New York state's most powerful politicians before his December conviction in a bribery case, had extramarital affairs with a lobbyist and a woman he helped get a state job while in office, according to documents unsealed on Friday. Silver, a Democrat who was speaker of the New York State Assembly, and both women tried to stop the release of the documents.


Democratic debate on CNN draws 5.6 million viewers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:49

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and Hillary Clinton stand on stage before the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Thursday, April 14, 2016, New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A high-stakes debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 5.6 million viewers, a relatively small audience for this campaign season's presidential debates.


Flyers' Couturier out of Capitals series with injury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:46

Flyers' Couturier out of Capitals series with injuryCenter Sean Couturier will miss the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers' first-round series against the Washington Capitals because of an upper-body injury.


2 arrested after food fight in McDonald's drive-thru lane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:44
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say two people have been arrested after a dispute in a McDonald's drive-thru lane turned into a food fight.

South Carolina military college reviewing request to wear hijab

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:42
The Citadel military college in South Carolina is considering a request by an incoming Muslim student to wear a hijab, the school said in a statement on Friday. The public military college in Charleston, founded in 1842, has never before granted an exception to its strict uniform requirements, according to the Washington Post, which cited an unnamed spokeswoman. Citadel students are required to wear uniforms furnished by the college at nearly all times except when the corps of cadets is furloughed or a cadet is on leave, according to the college's website.

Fired workers' pregnancy was not 'perfect look' for P&G: lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:38

A woman walks down an empty street in downtown MilanThe lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Friday by Tiffany Kantrowitz, who for two years worked at P&G’s Dolce and Gabbana makeup shop inside Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. P&G has a licensing agreement to make and sell Dolce and Gabbana products, according to a company representative who declined to comment on the lawsuit.


Ohio ex-cop leaves jail after posting bond in 2005 case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:31

FILE - This Friday March 18, 2005 file photo shows former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton listening as he is given the maximum sentence in the shooting death of his wife in Warren County Court in Lebanon, Ohio. The attorney for Barton, a former police official wants a judge to set bail for him in southwest Ohio after a federal court threw out his 2005 conviction on charges from his wife's slaying in a botched burglary. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former suburban Ohio police official who has spent more than a decade behind bars for his wife's death has been released from jail nearly a month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate a 2005 manslaughter conviction.


AP FACT CHECK: Clinton vs. Sanders on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:26

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON (AP) — Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her husband in testy exchanges with Bernie Sanders over Wall Street regulation.


Family of dead drug informant asks for federal investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:17
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a North Dakota college student who was a confidential informant for a drug task force before he turned up dead said Friday that they're not getting information from authorities and want a federal investigation.

U.S. Army approves 22 women officer candidates for possible combat units

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:16

Handout photo shows Then U.S. Army First Lieutenan Kirsten Griest and fellow soldiers participating in combatives training during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, GeorgiaTwenty-two women currently training to become U.S. Army officers will be allowed to enter the service as second lieutenants in the infantry and armor branches under historic new rules that allow women to serve in combat jobs, the Army said on Friday. The women, who are nearing the completion of officer training and will be commissioned in the coming weeks, had requested permission to serve in the newly opened roles upon entering the service, the Army said in a statement. Thirteen have been approved to enter the Army as armor officers and nine have been approved for the infantry.


Iran official accuses US, EU of not honoring nuclear deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Iranian official on Friday accused the U.S. and the European Union of failing to honor last year's nuclear deal by keeping Iran locked out of the international financial system.

Judge seals most files in court case over CIA sex case leaks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered the most sensational court records to remain sealed in the now-abandoned lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus.

Fishing fan George H. W. Bush gets giant replica lure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:56
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush loves to fish and his well-known appreciation for angling landed him a giant replica of a lure.

Georgia mom: Tears, regret over kindergartner's paddling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:50
MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mother says watching a video of a school principal holding her kindergartner down for a paddling as he screams and tries to get away brings her to tears.