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Air France resumes flights to Iran, after nuclear deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:47

Air France ground staffs work next to the Airbus A330 of the AF 738 Paris Teheran inaugural flight at Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, north of Paris, France, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Air France resumes flights to Iran after last year's landmark deal to curb Iranian nuclear activities, as part of larger French and European efforts to rebuild trade ties long frozen by sanctions. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — Air France has resumed flights to Iran after last year's landmark deal to curb Iranian nuclear activities, as part of larger French and European efforts to rebuild trade ties long frozen by sanctions.


Highlights of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:44

Highlights of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana legislationHere are major elements of the 80-page bill:


More than 20 hurt after pickup, bus collide in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:19
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 20 people have been hurt after a bus and a pickup truck collided in Las Vegas.

Prison historic site takes hard look at mass incarceration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:08

In this April 12, 2016 photo, people walk near Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The nearly two-century-old penitentiary in Philadelphia that is now a historic site is retooling its programming to take a critical look at mass incarceration in America. Eastern State Penitentiary is widely known for morphing into a hugely popular monthlong haunted house each Halloween, and for providing a look back on a bygone era of corrections. Now it’s about to make problems with today’s prison system a major focus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An old penitentiary-turned-historic-site that becomes a haunted house attraction each Halloween and provides a look back on a bygone era of corrections is taking a new direction with a hard look at today's prisons and America's high rate of incarceration.


Medical pot activists fear epilepsy drug could undercut them

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:07

In this April 6, 2016 photo, Tara Cordle poses with her son, Waylon during a visit to Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Waylon has severe epilepsy. He takes Epidiolex, derived from the cannabidiol in marijuana, to control his seizures as part of a national trial. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.


New Hampshire man asks to have murder sentence suspended

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:01

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006, file photo Eric Windhurst sits between his lawyers Mark Sisti, left, and Aime Cook in Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, N.H. Windhurst, who got away with murder for 20 years now wants his sentence reduced to the 10 years he’s already served. Windhurst was 17 when he fatally shot a friend’s stepfather, Paquette, after the friend told him that Paquettte had sexually abused her. A hearing is set for April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who got away with murder for 20 years now wants his sentence reduced to the 10 years he already has served.


Fast times, $16M for charity: Boston Marathon things to know

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:00

FILE - In this April 21, 2014, file photo, runners compete in the 118th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 120th running of the historic footrace is scheduled for Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — Happy birthday to the Boston Marathon, which turns 120 on Monday. (You don't look a day over 90.)


Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:59

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, White House press secretary Josh Earnest takes questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just about 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.


Trial begins for ex-reserve who fatally shot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:46

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Robert Bates arrives for his arraignment in Tulsa, Okla. The ex-Oklahoma sheriff’s reserve deputy who was recorded on body cameras fatally shooting an unarmed man after a foot pursuit goes to trial Monday, April 18, 2016, for second-degree manslaughter. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Lawyers for an Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect lying face-down on the ground and being restrained are expected to argue that the victim's drug use and health could have contributed to his death.


Person pulled from roof during Lancaster fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:43

Person pulled from roof during Lancaster fireFirefighters pulled a person off the roof of a burning home in Lancaster County.


Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:40

Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush inThe strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. President Rafael Correa said at least 233 people had died and rescuers were struggling to reach survivors trapped in the rubble.


More than 5M tax returns expected Monday as deadline nears

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:37

FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. Millions of taxpayers face a midnight deadline Monday, March 18, 2016, to file their tax returns, while millions of other Americans seek more time, a six-month extension. The filing deadline was delayed three days beyond the traditional April 15 deadline, because Friday was a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of taxpayers face a midnight deadline Monday to file their tax returns, while millions of others will ask for more time —a six-month extension. There was a three-day delay beyond the traditional April 15 deadline because Friday was a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.


Local Zika outbreaks in United States 'likely': U.S. official

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:26

A pair of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen during a mating ritual while the female feeds on a blood meal in a 2003 imageBy Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affected, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday. The United States has seen more than 350 cases of people who were infected abroad and then returned to the country but has yet to confirm a case where someone was infected within its borders. The World Health Organization declared a global health emergency in February.


Congress considering US-made footwear for military

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:26
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A bill in Congress would require the Department of Defense to provide U.S.-made footwear to personnel.

Police: Man kills brother, 2 others in North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:22

 Man kills brother, 2 others in Kensington shootingPolice have arrested a suspect who they say shot and killed his brother, his brother's girlfriend, and another man in North Philadelphia Sunday morning.


Man mulling plea deal in Newtown victim harassment case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:53
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of harassing relatives of a teacher killed in the Newtown school massacre is set to return to court to disclose whether he will accept a plea deal or go to trial.

Air Force considering Ohio base for F-35A fighter jets

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:52
SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — Military officials say the U.S. Air Force is considering northwest Ohio for one of two Air National Guard bases that will house next-generation fighter jets.

Oil island draws heat for 'disrepair and dysfunction'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California's early offshore oil drilling operations is under fire from state regulators to clean up its act after severely corroded and unsafe wells and other equipment were found at the idle facility as part of ramped-up inspections.

Wright house in Phoenix to temporarily halt public tours

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:21

In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 photo, Participants get ready for a free yoga class outside the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home will temporarily cease hosting daily tours and special events after May 7. Operators want to focus on finding organizations to collaborate on preservation and operations plans. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)PHOENIX (AP) — A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix will close to the public starting next month.


Changes at Texas jail where Bland died difficult to attain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:03

File - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, news media work outside the Waller County Jail, in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)DALLAS (AP) — Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations, which may run afoul of state law.