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Medical marijuana bill passes Pa. House, will be sent to Gov. Wolf

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:17

Medical marijuana bill passes Pa. House, will be sent to Gov. WolfThe Pennsylvania House passed the bill Wednesday, 149-46, approving legislation that had bounced between the House and Senate starting last May.


San Francisco chief: Accounts conflict on fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:12

Matt Castro wipes his eye while talking about his friend Luis Gongora, who was shot by police, during a town hall meeting to provide an update on the investigation of an officer involved shooting Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief says an officer reported that he told a homeless Latino man in Spanish to drop his knife before police officers fatally shot him.


Some big US banks have 6 months to shape up plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:01

Some big US banks have 6 months to shape up plansWASHINGTON (AP) — Five of the biggest U.S. banks have six months to get their disaster plans in shape. That's the message regulators issued Wednesday after giving the banks failing grades for the strategies they would deploy if they tumbled into bankruptcy.


Atlanta Braves' outfielder Olivera charged in hotel assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:00

Atlanta Braves baseball player Hector Olivera is seen in this Arlington County Sheriff's Office photoAtlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has been charged with assault following a dispute with a woman at a Virginia hotel, police said on Wednesday, and has been suspended from play while the incident is investigated. Police arrived at the Ritz-Carlton just outside of Washington at 6:51 a.m. on Wednesday after a woman reported she was assaulted by a man, according to a statement by the Arlington County Police Department. The man, later identified by a police spokeswoman as Olivera, had been staying at the hotel and was taken into custody and later charged with assault and battery.


Darby Township's new police chief making history

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:41

Darby Township's new police chief making historyA Delaware County township's new police chief is about to make history just by taking office.


Jury convicts Texas doctor in biggest home health care fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:38

FILE- This March 1, 2012, file photo shows the office window of Medistat Group Associates in DeSoto, Texas. Dr. Jacques Roy owned Medistat Group Associates in the southern Dallas suburb of DeSoto. A federal jury deliberated for 14 hours over two days before finding Roy, guilty of eight counts of committing health care fraud, one of conspiracy, two of making a false statement and one of obstructing justice. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted a Dallas-area doctor of fraud for allegedly "selling his signature" to process almost $375 million in false Medicare and Medicaid claims in what investigators called the biggest home health care fraud case in the history of both programs.


Police reports: Details on prep school sex encounters differ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:30
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A student who had a sexual relationship decades ago with a teacher at an elite prep school described it as consensual while another student accused the teacher of sexual abuse, according to police reports obtained by The Associated Press that represent the first details from them. The school said Wednesday that another teacher had been fired for having sexual encounters with a student decades ago.

The Latest: Hayes' lawyer says witness saw Smith with gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:27

Gabriella Ortiz, of New Orleans, pauses at a makeshift memorial in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, near the spot where former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed, and his wife wounded by gunfire, after a traffic accident last Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of football star Will Smith (all times local):


Rialto Marine's irreplaceable mementos stolen from home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:27

Rialto Marine's irreplaceable mementos stolen from homeBurglars hit a Rialto Marine's home, making off with precious mementos and a 400-pound safe holding two rifles.


EPA, other agencies seek more careful review of oil pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:23
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency and two other federal agencies have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to more carefully review and revise its preliminary plan for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying it should pay closer attention to the impact a spill would have on drinking water for Native American tribes.

One dead, 11 hurt in hydrogen sulfide release in Austin, Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:16
One person died and at least 11 were injured in a release of poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas at an apartment building near the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday, fire officials said. Austin firefighters responded to a hazardous materials call from an apartment at the complex and found a man believed to be in his 20s dead at the scene, said Austin Fire Department Lieutenant Kevin Haas. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that smells of rotten eggs.

CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:02

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file photo, Lara, who is less then 3-months old and was born with microcephaly, is examined by a neurologist at the Pedro I hospital in Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil. On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there's enough evidence now to declare that the Zika virus during the mother's pregnancy causes the microcephaly birth defect and other brain abnormalities. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.


Suspect in dismemberment slaying charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:02

John Charlton appears in court at the King County Jail Courtroom in Seattle on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Charlton was arrested for investigation of homicide after police said human remains were found over the weekend in a homeowner's recycling bin. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — A man authorities say dismembered a mother of three in her suburban home and then dumped her body parts in a Seattle recycling bin was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder.


The Latest: Suspect charged with murder in body parts case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:56

John Charlton, left, appears in court at the King County Jail Courtroom in Seattle on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Charlton was arrested for investigation of homicide after police said human remains were found over the weekend in a homeowner's recycling bin. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man following the discovery of body parts inside a Seattle recycling bin (all times local):


Grant helps city officials address prison reform in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:55

Grant helps city officials address prison reform in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia's prisons hold on average more than 7,000 inmates each day - the highest incarceration rate of any major American city.


U.S. Air Force says combat-ready F-35 fighter jets on track for 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:48
The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday said it still expected to declare an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets ready for combat between August and December, despite delays in the jets' computer-based logistics system. The four-star generals who run Air Combat Command and Air Force Materiel Command reviewed flight milestones and other aspects of the $379 billion F-35 program at Hill Air Force Base in Utah last week. The Pentagon's F-35 program office, Lockheed, pilots and maintenance specialists also took part.

Monumental Basquiat could fetch $40M at May auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:47

This undated photo provided by Christie's shows Jean-Michel Basquiat's self-portrait "Untitled, 1982" that has appeared in every major Basquiat retrospective. The monumental work, featuring splashes of explosive colors, is coming to auction in New York where it could bring $40 million on May 10 at Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale. (Christie's from The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, NY 2016 via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A monumental 1982 self-portrait of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) as a fiery demonic figure is coming to auction where it could bring $40 million.


San Francisco man receives 30-month sentence in toxin case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:46
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a San Francisco man accused of possessing deadly toxins and bomb-making material at his apartment to 2 and ½ years in prison.

Cruise ship group: City's statue plans are misuse of fees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:46

CORRECTS DATE FROM WEDNESDAY TO TUESDAY- A city worker walks along a site that will soon host a life-sized whale sculpture and bridge park project along the Gastineau Channel, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. The city is being sued by a industry representative for 12 cruise lines which alleges that the city is misspending funds from a per-passenger tax on the whale project and others which do not directly benefit cruise passengers. (AP Photo/Rashah McChesney)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A life-sized whale statue has Juneau in hot water after a cruise ship association alleged it's a symbol of the Alaska city's misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors.


Sumner Redstone to testify in competency trial: filings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:45

File photo of Viacom Inc controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone arriving at premiere of "The Guilt Trip" starring Streisand and Rogen in Los AngelesAttorneys for Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend say they should be allowed to depose the 92-year-old media mogul because Redstone plans to testify at an upcoming trial over his mental capacity, according to court filings made on Wednesday. Settlement talks between lawyers representing Redstone and former girlfriend Manuela Herzer, who filed the lawsuit last November, have broken down over the past 48 hours and litigation has "resumed," according to the Herzer court filing. Redstone's lawyers argued in a separate filing that he should not have to endure an invasive deposition in order to preserve his right to be heard at trial.