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Multi-vehicle crash on Schuylkill Expressway, 1 lane open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:44

Multi-vehicle crash on Schuylkill Expressway, 1 lane openA multi-vehicle crash has created traffic delays on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway near the Gulph Mills exit.


Chester Co. man arrested on child sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:41

Chester Co. man arrested on child sex chargesA Chester County man has been arrested on child sex charges, the district attorney's office announced on Tuesday.


N.Y. officer avoids prison for fatal shooting of black man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:32

Protesters support Officer Peter Liang outside a Brooklyn courthouse before his sentencing for manslaughter in the killing of Akai Gurley, in New YorkA former New York City police officer avoided prison on Tuesday for the killing of an unarmed black man in an unlit stairwell, prompting demonstrations outside a Brooklyn courthouse. State Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun sentenced Peter Liang to 800 hours of community service, after prosecutors recommended six months of home confinement. Liang, a rookie who lost his badge after his conviction, had faced up to 15 years for his manslaughter conviction in the death of Akai Gurley, 28.


U.S. court rules for Virginia student on transgender bathroom access

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:22

Student Gavin Grimm, who was barred from using the boys' bathroom at his local high school in Gloucester CountyBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled for a Virginia transgender student seeking access to the bathroom of his gender identity in a case that could impact the national bathroom wars playing out between gay rights activists and social conservatives. The ruling by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sent back to a lower court a widely watched case weighing protections for transgender students under the 1972 Title IX Act, which prohibits sex-based discrimination by schools receiving federal funding. Student Gavin Grimm was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at his local high school in Gloucester County, Virginia.


New York City watchdog decries 'irregularities' in primary voting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:12

A woman fills out a ballot at a polling center during the New York primary elections in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City, U.S.A New York City official on Tuesday ordered an audit of the city's election authorities, citing "deep concern over widespread reports of poll site problems and irregularities" as voters cast their ballots in the state's primary election. New York Republicans and Democrats are holding presidential nominating contests for the Nov. 8 election. Delegate-rich New York, the fourth most populous U.S. state, is a big prize for the candidates.


Judge to hear from voters about Arizona presidential primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:11
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge says he'll hear testimony Monday from voters and experts in a lawsuit that seeks to throw out the results of the state's presidential primary that was marred by long lines at polling places.

St. Louis chief: Black male shot, killed by white officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:09
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A black male was shot and killed Tuesday by a white officer on the city's north side during a chase involving a car that had been stolen at gunpoint the previous night, St. Louis police said.

GOP leader vows retribution for transgender 'blackmail'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:08

FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, speaks during a House Finance Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. McCormick on Tuesday, April 19, vowed retribution for companies that spoke out against a transgender bathroom bill, suggesting that lawmakers should consider limiting tax incentives and grants to them. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican leader in the Tennessee House vowed retribution Tuesday for companies that spoke out against a transgender bathroom bill, suggesting that lawmakers should consider limiting tax incentives and grants to them.


VW owners seek trial if there's no fix in emissions case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:02

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte, Calif. Lawyers for thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company doesn't agree to a fix by Thursday, April 21, 2016. The request was made in a proposed agenda for hearing Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers representing thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company and government regulators don't agree to a fix by Thursday.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:02
Stocks closed mostly higher on Tuesday, with energy and mining companies posting the biggest gains.

Multi-vehicle crash on Schuylkill Expressway, major traffic delays in area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:02

Multi-vehicle crash on Schuylkill Expressway, major traffic delays in areaA multi-vehicle crash has created traffic delays on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway near the Gulph Mills exit.


Senate bill would make extensive aviation policy changes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — From package delivery drones to bomb-sniffing dogs, a bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday makes extensive changes to aviation safety, security and consumer programs and policies. It would:

Alabama governor sued in latest fallout from scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:55
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley's former law enforcement secretary sued his old boss Tuesday, saying that Bentley wrongly fired him.

APNewsBreak: DC schools chief asked contractor for $100K

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

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2010 file photo, then-Deputy DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson during a news conference in Washington. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that now-District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Henderson asked a troubled contractor for a $100,000 contribution to a Kennedy Center gala honoring teachers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The chancellor of Washington's public schools asked a food-service contractor for a $100,000 contribution to a Kennedy Center gala honoring teachers, weeks after the company was accused in a whistleblower lawsuit of cheating the city out of millions of dollars, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.


Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it confronts decline in PCs

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

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, file photo shows a laptop that uses Intel's sixth-generation Core chip known as Skylake, at the Intel booth during CES International in Las Vegas. Intel announced Tuesday, April 19, it will cut 12,000 jobs, about 11 percent of its workforce, as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Intel says it will cut 12,000 jobs — about 11 percent of its workforce — as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers.


Missing firefighter described as well-liked high-achiever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:52

An undated photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows paramedic-firefighter Nicole Mittendorff, who has been missing for nearly a week. Search crews have been scouring the rugged terrain of the Shenandoah National Park for the 31-year-old Woodbridge, Virginia, woman. (Virginia State Police via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A paramedic-firefighter who disappeared last week always put others first, and authorities are asking the public to return the favor by calling police if they have any information that might help search crews scouring the rugged terrain of the Shenandoah National Park.


Judge dismisses class-action lawsuit in Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:49
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit over Flint's contaminated water was dismissed Tuesday, with the judge saying constitutional claims by residents are barred by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Six dead as Houston floods threaten area; schools, Exxon campus close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:46

Flood waters cover the area of FM 1463 at IH-10 in Fort Bend CountyHouston canceled school for a second straight day on Tuesday and Exxon Mobil Corp sent employees home early as a precaution against rain that sent rivers flooding streets, left six dead and led to more than 1,000 water rescues in the country's fourth most populous city. Exxon said it was worried rising water levels in nearby Spring Creek could flood roads surrounding its new campus and prevent people from leaving or entering. The National Weather Service put a flash flood watch in effect for large parts of the Houston area and into southwestern Louisiana on Tuesday after several inches of rain added to Monday's deluge of as much as 18 inches (45 cm) in some areas of Harris County, which includes Houston.


No charges for prison guard who killed biker in Denver brawl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:41

FILE - in this Jan. 30, 2016 file photo, paramedics attend to a man wounded in a clash with police during a motorcycle rally at the National Western Complex, in Denver. Prosecutors won't file charges against a Colorado Department of Corrections officer who fatally shot a biker during a shootout at a Denver motorcycle show. The Denver district attorney's office said Tuesday, April 19, 2016 that 33-year-old Derrick Duran claimed self-defense in the violent January clash, making it unlikely a jury would convict him in the death of 46-year-old Victor Mendoza. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, file) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — A Colorado corrections officer who killed a man during a shootout between two biker clubs at a Denver motorcycle show won't face criminal charges because his self-defense claim makes it unlikely a jury would convict him, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Congress unlikely to act on Puerto Rico ahead of deadline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress seems increasingly unlikely to take action to help Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline for the commonwealth to default on a nearly half-billion-dollar debt payment.