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Escaped Texas jail inmate found hiding in dishwasher

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:39
JASPER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas jail inmate who fled while being treated at a hospital has been caught hiding in a dishwasher.

Volunteers wanted to patrol Schuylkill River Trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:34

Volunteers wanted to patrol Schuylkill River TrailA new initiative is underway to keep people safe on the Schuylkill River Trail.


The Latest: In Saints' black, gold, fans pay homage to Smith

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:30

People view the casket of New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith during a public viewing at the NFL football team's training facility in Metairie, La., Friday, April 15, 2016. Smith was shot to death last Saturday, and his wife wounded by gunfire, after an altercation following a traffic accident last Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith (all times local):


Ohio man, woman plead not guilty in live-streamed rape case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:29
Bond was set at $300,000 for Raymond Gates, 27, and $125,000 for Marina Lonina, 18, the prosecutor's office said. Lonina was accused of using the social networking app called Periscope to stream the assault of a 17-year-old girl, which took place in Columbus, Ohio, in February.

Homicide investigation underway at New York homeless shelter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they are investigating the death of a man inside New York City's main intake shelter for homeless men as a homicide.

Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church security

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:29

Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant arrives to attend B.B. King's funeral in Indianola, MississippiMississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a gun rights bill on Friday allowing churches to create security programs designating members to carry firearms to defend worshipers against violence. The legislation, called the "Mississippi Church Protection Act," also makes it easier for residents in other settings to carry concealed weapons, drawing criticism from national gun control advocates. It was passed amid heightened concerns about church security after a gunman last June killed nine black worshippers during a Bible study session at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, an attack that authorities say was racially motivated.


Lawsuit: Seattle compost ordinance is rotten

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:27

David Morales, a garbage driver with Recology, picks up a garbage container for Seattle Public Utilities, Friday, April 15, 2016, in Seattle. A judge is scheduled to hear a challenge Friday, April 16, 2016, to a new Seattle law allowing garbage collectors to check people's trash to see whether they are disposing of recycling items and food waste incorrectly. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle ordinance that bars people from throwing their coffee grounds, pizza scraps and other potential compost into their trash cans is being challenged by critics who say the liberal city is turning garbage collectors into trash investigators.


2 plead not guilty to charges of rape, livestreaming rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:25

This photo provided by the Franklin County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office, shows Marina Lonina. A prosecutor has charged Lonina with using an app to livestream the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl. Lonina and her co-defendant Raymond Gates were charged Wednesday, April 13, 2016, with rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of livestreaming the rape of her 17-year-old friend with a social media app was trying to record the assault as evidence, the woman's attorney said Friday in a defense a prosecutor flatly dismissed.


Cirque du Soleil cancels North Carolina shows over transgender law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:21

Artists perform during a dress rehearsal for 'Amaluna', a show by Cirque du Soleil in LondonBy Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Cirque du Soleil said on Friday it was canceling shows in North Carolina over a new state law that it called discriminatory, the performance group said on Friday, becoming the latest entertainment act to take a stance against the measure. "The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring human rights for all ... Cirque du Soleil believes in equality for all," the group said in an online statement. North Carolina last month became the first state to enact a measure requiring transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that correspond with their birth gender instead of the gender with which they identify.


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.