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Utah leaders call pornography a plague damaging young minds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:23

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert looks up during a ceremonial signing of a state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Herbert recognized it's a bold assertion but said Utah wants to take the lead sounding a voice of warning about the harms of pornography. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah political leaders and anti-pornography activists said Tuesday that children's minds are being corrupted in a world where graphic sexual images are a click away.


Key mandates of a court-approved deal between Ferguson, DOJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:20
A federal judge approved an agreement Tuesday between the city of Ferguson and the U.S. Justice Department that calls for sweeping changes in the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot in August 2014 by a police officer.

Families settle lawsuits in fatal crash involving executive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:19
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The families of a Vermont couple killed when a former Fortune 500 executive crashed his pickup truck into their SUV on a New Hampshire highway have settled lawsuits related to the crash.

No prison time for NYPD officer in stairwell shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:15

Former police officer Peter Liang sits in court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Liang, convicted in the accidental shooting death of an unarmed man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened stairwell was spared prison time Tuesday, and a judge reduced his manslaughter conviction to a lesser charge. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A former police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in a darkened stairwell was spared prison time Tuesday, and a judge reduced his manslaughter conviction to a lesser charge in a case that became a flashpoint for police accountability.


Argentina returns to global markets with $16.5 billion bond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:11
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has made a highly successful return to global credit markets with the launch of a $16.5 billion bond offering.

UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that Morocco's expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission's civilian staff in the disputed Western Sahara will likely be exploited by "terrorist and radical elements" and could lead to full-scale war.

Judge approves deal between Ferguson, Justice Department

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, people watch and hold signs as members of the Ferguson City Council meet in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis-area residents were sounding off Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the last public hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice's settlement that calls for sweeping changes in Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge approved an agreement Tuesday between Ferguson and the U.S. Justice Department that calls for sweeping changes in the Missouri city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.


Maine could be 1st state to OK medical pot to treat addicts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

A crowd listens to speakers at a public hearing Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Augusta, Maine. Speakers describe how marijuana helped them recover from their addiction to opioid drugs and illegal narcotics like heroin. More than 60 people attended the hearing held by the state Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Tom Bell)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could become the first state to add addiction to opioid prescriptions and illegal narcotics like heroin to its list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.


1 dead, 1 seriously injured after being hit by Amtrak train

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:04
EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia.

Thousands attend funeral for slain Ohio police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:04
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement officers from as far away as Colorado have joined thousands of mourners at funeral services for an Ohio police officer who was killed when a man opened fire on a SWAT team.

Grandfather of cop shooting suspect: 'He's better than that'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:04

 'He's better than that'The grandfather of the man accused of shooting and wounding a Philadelphia police officer spoke to Action News.


Female jogger attacked, beaten on trail in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:01

Female jogger attacked, beaten on trail in Newark, DelawarePeople who run the trails near Phillips Park in Newark, Delaware are being warned to keep their guard up after a female jogger was beaten by a masked man Monday night.


Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:59

This April 19, 2016 photo shows a recruiting mailer from the U.S. Navy to potential female recruits that the Navy has scrapped. It promised women they could join while staying in touch with their feminine side. Navy officials said Tuesday April 19, 2016, they made the decision amid criticism that the wording was condescending and perpetuated stereotypes. The mailer says the Navy offers women opportunities "most girls aren't even aware of" in career areas that "aren't just for the guys... all while staying in touch with your feminine side." (AP Photo/Stott Bauer)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it has scrapped a national recruiting mailer that promised women they can enlist without compromising their feminine side and pursue careers that "most girls aren't even aware of."


South Carolina entrepreneur to face no charges in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:57
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The founder of the clothing company Southern Tide won't face charges for fatally shooting another man who trespassed on the South Carolina estate of the entrepreneur, authorities said Tuesday, drawing criticism from the dead man's family.

US and Iran report some progress on Iran sanctions complaint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reported some progress Tuesday on Iranian complaints that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.

Woman assaulted on trail in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:57

Female jogger attacked, beaten on trail in Newark, DelawarePeople who run the trails near Phillips Park in Newark, Delaware are being warned to keep their guard up after a female jogger was beaten by a masked man Monday night.


Woman struck by vehicle in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:55

Woman struck by vehicle in Center CityA woman was struck by a vehicle in Center City Philadelphia.


Secret U.S. court issues first order for phone data under new law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:53

An illustration picture shows a network cable next to a pack of smartphones in BerlinThe secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has issued its first order allowing the National Security Agency to collect telephone records under a new electronic spying law Congress passed last year. According to an order from the court posted Tuesday on a website operated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the court issued the order on Dec. 31. The order, signed by FISC Chief Judge Thomas Hogan, said the court concluded that a surveillance application, apparently submitted by the NSA, met the requirements of the USA Freedom Act, which President Barack Obama signed last year.


The Latest: ACLU Attorney says ruling supports NC lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court ruling that a Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom (all times local):

Democrat attacks policy on China, Republican defends it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's policy on the disputed South China Sea came under attack Tuesday from a fellow Democrat, and in an unusual twist, it was a Republican adversary who leapt to the administration's defense.