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Roach-infested home explodes when bug-killing spray combusts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:42
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A roach-infested apartment has exploded in New Jersey after fumes from bug-killing spray built up and combusted, sending two adults and one child to a hospital.

Former Warner Music executive pleads guilty to stealing from record label

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:40
A former Warner Music Group executive accused of embezzling more than $1 million pleaded guilty this week as part of a plea deal, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday. Danielle Smith, who worked with artists for Warner Music's Atlantic Records division in Los Angeles, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree grand larceny for using a corporate credit card for personal expenses over a four-year period.

Woman shot in the foot while holding grandson on couch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:30
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A stray bullet went through a wall and struck a woman in the foot while she was lying with her 8-month-old grandson on her couch.

'Kobe means LA': Lakers fans lament on Bryant's last game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:25

Fans cheer during a fan festival commemorating Kobe Bryant's career, outside Staples Center before Bryant's last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After one, last, unforgettable, 60-point night, the fans of Los Angeles will have to get used to life without Kobe Bryant. It's something many of them have never known.


New York becomes last state to remove ban on pro MMA fights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:21

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, smiles with UFC athletes Chris Weidman, left, and Ronda Rousey after signing into law a bill that will allow professional mixed martial arts in New York, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Cuomo said at the signing ceremony at Madison Square Garden that the fights will boost the economy. New York was the last U.S. state to prohibit the bouts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The light heavyweight Liam McGeary, an English expatriate who lives in Brooklyn and fights for Bellator, isn't the only mixed martial arts champion most New Yorkers have never heard of. But they may soon.


Montana bear expert, advocate Chuck Jonkel dies at 85

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:19
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Pioneering bear researcher and advocate Charles "Chuck" Jonkel died of natural causes at a Montana nursing home, his son Jamie Jonkel said.

Ohio congressman objects to Bible removal at military base

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:05
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman said it's unacceptable that a Bible was removed from a POW display at a military base medical center.

The Latest: Feds issue new, tougher offshore drilling rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:01
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on new federal rules on offshore oil and gas drilling safety (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Thieves targeting California almonds, walnuts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:33

In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo is Todd Crosswell, general manager of Caro Nut Co. at the company's nut processing plant in Fresno, Calif. Sophisticated thieves stole six truckloads from Caro Nut last year at a loss of $1.2 million to the firm. The scheme has cost the California nut industry nearly $7.6 million dollars in the last four years. In some cases, the thieves with international ties use fake shipping papers to assume the identity of legitimate firms to steal truckloads worth between $150,000 and $500,000 each. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree costing millions.


Judge rules Newtown lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:22
A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Judge Barbara Bellis ruled Thursday that ...

Minnesota man pleads guilty to trying to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:18
Adnan Farah, 20, plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office said. More than 80 people have been charged since 2014 in U.S. federal cases related to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Brussels bombings in March that killed 31 people and the Paris attacks in November that killed 130. Islamic State is also known as ISIS or ISIL and controls territory in Iraq and Syria.

Correction: Mesa Rampage-Plea story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:16

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Ryan Elliott Giroux. Giroux pleaded guilty Friday, April 8, 2016, to killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage in the metro Phoenix area that led to a massive manhunt in March, 2015.(Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)PHOENIX (AP) — In a story April 8 about Ryan Elliott Giroux, who pleaded guilty to killing one person and wounding five others last year during a metro Phoenix rampage, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of Giroux's attorney. She is Pamela Nicholson, not Stephanie Low. Low was a prosecutor in the case.


U.S. looks to aviation industry to help shrink road deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:15

Smashed cars litter at the scene of an earlier multi-car and truck pile up the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Bensalem interchange in PennsylvaniaThe U.S. government is bringing together top airline and auto company executives to discuss aviation industry practices such as safety data sharing that automakers could adapt to help reduce car accidents, a leading cause of death in America. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have invited chief executives from major automakers and aviation industry leaders to an April 22 event, according to an invitation reviewed by Reuters that has not been made public.


Man wounded in deadly shootout released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:12
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students has been released from a Baton Rouge hospital.

Man gets 45 to 90 years in Tioga carjack crash that killed family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:04

Man gets 45 to 90 years in Tioga carjack crash that killed familyThe second defendant in a carjacking that ended with the deaths of a mother and three children selling fruit at a busy Philadelphia intersection has been sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison.


Unions blame corporate changes at Amtrak for worker deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:00

Unions blame corporate changes at Amtrak for worker deathsRailroad union leaders say a "perfect storm" of corporate changes at Amtrak is largely to blame for two workers being killed on tracks near Philadelphia.


Official: FBI reviewing SC couple's cavity search case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:54

HFM April 13 In this April 12, 2016, photo, Lakeya Hicks and Elijah Pontoon stand outside their home in Aiken, South Carolina. The couple is speaking out about the 2014 traffic stop they say ended in public humiliation over an invasive cavity search for drugs that didn't exist. Hicks and Pontoon are suing the Aiken Department of Public Safety for illegally searching them on the side of a busy road. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing the case of a black South Carolina couple who say they were subjected to an illegal cavity search at the hands of white officers.


Puerto Rico faces defaults as Congress stalls on way to help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:48

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah., left, and the committee's ranking member Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., right, listen to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, during a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the "Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Congress needs to "bring order to the chaos" in Puerto Rico and prevent U.S. taxpayers from having to eventually bail out the territory, which is facing a $70 billion debt.


Man gets 45 to 90 years in carjack crash that killed family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The second defendant in a carjacking that ended with the deaths of a mother and three children selling fruit at a busy Philadelphia intersection has been sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison.

Philadelphia nun goes on trial on drunken driving charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:47

Kimberly Miller, a Philadelphia nun and teacher at Little Flower High School for Girls in the city, looks on before appearing in Washington Township Municipal Court, in Washington Township, N.J., Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Miller has been charged with driving under the influence and related charges. (Tim Hawk/NJ.com via AP, Pool)WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia nun facing drunken driving charges says she had a sedative and doesn't remember crashing her car into a New Jersey building.