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Details about the 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:03

In a July 22, 2013 photo, Michael Glasgow, laboratory water quality supervisor, tests water for bacteria and pH levels, among other tests, at the Flint water plant in Flint, Mich. Glasgow was charged Wednesday, April 20, 2016, with tampering with evidence for changing lead water-testing results and willful neglect of duty as a public servant, in the Flint water crisis. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)The first criminal charges have been filed in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis, including allegations that two state regulators and a Flint water plant supervisor tampered with evidence and that the state regulators knowingly misled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials and the county health department.


Reports: Pilots in deadly Ohio crash had no alcohol, drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:02
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Toxicology reports in the investigation of an Ohio plane crash that killed nine people indicate no sign of drugs or alcohol was found in the pilots' systems.

Florida official, 42, gets belated bar mitzvah in Jerusalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:54
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took 29 years, but Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera finally had a bar mitzvah.

Day care shut down after child forgotten in hot SUV dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The state forced a Louisville day care to shut down immediately Wednesday, two days after a toddler forgotten in a hot SUV by a staff member died.

Oklahoma deputy thought he had Tased unarmed man he killed: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:48

Handout of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaThe reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man was justified in his intended use of force, a defense attorney said in opening statements in his trial on Wednesday, as prosecutors said his actions warranted a conviction on manslaughter charges. Robert Bates, 74, a white insurance executive who volunteered as a reserve deputy, is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing an unarmed man, Eric Harris. "This was a proper use of force," defense attorney Clark Brewster told jurors.


20 displaced after 2-alarm apartment building blaze in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:45

20 displaced after 2-alarm apartment building blaze in DelranBurlington County fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze at an apartment building Wednesday morning.


Pennsylvania AG won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:43

Pennsylvania AG won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordingsPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has withdrawn a court motion that accused prosecutors of leaking FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper.


Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:41
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples.

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:41

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


A decade later, cops plead guilty in Katrina bridge shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:40

Former New Orleans Police Former Sgt. Arthur Kaufman arrives at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Five former New Orleans police officers are expected to enter pleas to reduced charges in the deadly shootings on a bridge in the days that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Kaufman, who was not involved in the shooting, faces a new trial in the cover-up alone. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday in deadly shootings in the days following Hurricane Katrina, abruptly ending a decade-old case that tainted an already scandal-plagued police force and reawakened memories of the chaos and devastation from the catastrophic 2005 storm.


Freddie Gray: 2nd officer must testify against colleagues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered a second officer to testify against his colleagues on charges arising from the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, the black man fatally injured in a police transport van.

UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:38
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi.

Gun found in locker, 4 Bonner-Prendergast students in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:38

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


Baltimore judge says second officer must testify in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:06

Officer Garrett E Miller is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentThe ruling by Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams to grant the prosecutors' motion means that Officer Garrett Miller must take the witness stand in the case that has drawn attention to police treatment of minorities. Miller will testify at the trial of Officer Edward Nero, which is scheduled to start on May 10, and that of Lieutenant Brian Rice, set for July 5.


One wounded in shooting at St. Louis' Washington University

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:03
The shooting took place near the Mallinckrodt Center, the student union on the main Danforth Campus, the private university said in a statement. The St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper quoted a police source as saying a woman had been shot in the arm.

Add another Pulitzer winner: Writer left off editorial entry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A name has been added to this year's list of Pulitzer Prize winners.

Ambulance crashes into NY overpass, killing driver, patient

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:56
LAKEVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an ambulance has crashed into an overpass on a New York parkway, killing the driver and a patient.

West Point cadet candidate pleads guilty to sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:55
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Military Preparatory School student seeking to be a West Point cadet has pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

Massive nuclear plant plan near Everglades delayed by court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:55

FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami is shown. An appeals court has ruled, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that a massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida's largest utility must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns. The 3rd District Court of Appeal reversed a 2014 decision by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to approve construction of two nuclear reactors by Florida Power & Light at its Turkey Point plant. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)MIAMI (AP) — A massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida's largest electric utility must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns near Everglades National Park, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.


The Latest: Utility disappointed by reversal of nuclear plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:53
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court ruling delaying Florida utility nuclear plant proposal (all times local):