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Hillary Clinton comes to San Francisco for star-filled fundraiser

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 10:05

Hillary Clinton comes to San Francisco for star-filled fundraiserHillary Clinton is coming to San Francisco for a star-filled Democratic Party fundraiser.


Palo Alto group seeks to ban 2-story homes to preserve architectural design

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:59

Palo Alto group seeks to ban 2-story homes to preserve architectural designIn Palo Alto, a battle is brewing between neighbors over a proposal to ban two-story houses.


U.C. Berkeley says provost resigns, citing wife's health

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:18
The provost of the University of California at Berkeley has stepped down, citing his wife's health issues, the school's chancellor said on Friday. Claude Steele's resignation was announced in a posting on the university's website, following revelations last week that a total of 19 staff members had violated its sexual misconduct policy. Steele, 70, is the highest-ranking administrator at Berkeley to step down as the school deals with widespread criticism about the harassment disclosures.

Wearing Saints black and gold, fans of Will Smith pay homage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:17

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson view the casket of former Saints defensive end Will Smith during a public viewing inside the team's NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Friday, April 15, 2016. Smith was shot to death this past Saturday, and his wife wounded by gunfire, after an altercation following a traffic accident. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Wearing black and gold jerseys and bowing their heads, fans of slain former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith paid homage to the star on Friday, almost a week after he was shot and killed during a traffic dispute.


Road closures point of contention for residents in Schuylkill Township, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:16

Road closures point of contention for residents in Schuylkill Township, Pa.Residents in a section of Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania, are going to have to get used to the closing of West Pothouse Road for the next month because of the construction of two new schools.


Man says Audi Palo Alto technician took car on joy ride

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:15

Man says Audi Palo Alto technician took car on joy rideA car dealership in Palo Alto is responding to a video showing one of its technicians on what looks like a joy ride.


San Francisco's Japanese American community awaits news after quake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:51

San Francisco's Japanese American community awaits news after quakeBay Area Japanese Americans have relatives and friends in the earthquake stricken island of Kyushu. They're anxiously awaiting news their loved ones and hoping they're okay.


Florida zoo worker dies after tiger attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:45
The attack occurred in a hidden area where tigers eat and sleep at around 2 p.m. local time, zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter said. The tiger was subdued with a tranquilizer and officials treated the injured woman who was rushed to St. Mary's Medical Center but later died from her injuries, Carter said. The victim, Stacey Konwiser, 38, had just reached her three-year anniversary at the zoo, where her husband is also a keeper, Carter said.

Teenage boy accidentally shoots, kills friend in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:37
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after he accidentally fired a gun and killed his friend in a Southern California home.

Man critical after shooting in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:35

Man critical after shooting in CamdenA man is in very critical condition after a shooting in Camden County.


Girl charged after student stabbed during fight at Philadelphia public school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:27

Girl charged as juvenile after stabbing at Philadelphia public schoolPolice say an 8th-grade girl is being charged in connection with a stabbing during a fight with another 8th-grade girl at Cooke Elementary School in Logan.


Mountain lion turns up at L.A. high school, home of the Cougars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:21
A mountain lion found its way onto the grounds of a Los Angeles high school on Friday, prompting police to lock down the campus before the big cat was shot with tranquilizer darts a few blocks away. No one was injured in the incident at John F. Kennedy High School, said Andrew Hughan of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the mountain lion was transported to a safe habitat in the nearby Santa Susana Mountains. Students at the high school and residents, meanwhile, celebrated the sighting on social media and live-tweeted its capture on Twitter.

Girl charged after student stabbed during fight at Philadelphia public school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:20

Girl charged after student stabbed during fight at Philadelphia public schoolPolice say an 8th-grade girl is being charged in connection with a stabbing during a fight with another 8th-grade girl at Cooke Elementary School in Logan.


Girl charged after 8th-grader stabbed during fight at Philadelphia public school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:18

Girl charged as juvenile after stabbing at Philadelphia public schoolPolice say an 8th-grade girl is being charged in connection with a stabbing during a fight with another 8th-grade girl at Cooke Elementary School in Logan.


The Latest: Remains likely those of woman in body parts case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:16

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) — The Latest on the discovery of additional human remains inside a Seattle recycling bin (all times local):


Police: Off-duty officer fatally shoots gunman robbing store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:09
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an off-duty officer shot and killed a gunman who was robbing a liquor store.

Remains identified as those of Texas teen missing since 1997

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:02
HOUSTON (AP) — Human remains found in a Houston pasture are those of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared in 1997, the Harris County medical examiner's office said Friday.

Clemson students say they'll continue sit-in through weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:55

Clemson University students gather on the steps of Sikes Hall to protest exclusion, racial insensitivity, and administrative inaction at the university in Clemson, S.C., Thursday, April 15, 2016. Five students were given a citation for trespassing in Sikes Hall, following a sit in to also protest a campus incident Monday, April 11 in which students hung bananas from an African-American history banner. (Ken Ruinard/Anderson Independent-Mail via AP)CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — One of the organizers of a sit-in at Clemson University says protesters will stay inside the building through the weekend if school leaders don't answer their call to improve the racial climate on campus.


Top Cincinnati university cop urged aggressive traffic stops: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:42
Former University of Cincinnati Police Chief Jason Goodrich, who resigned in February amid an internal review, pushed the department's officers to make more traffic stops, according to the report by consulting firm Exiger released this week. Goodrich and the department's No. 2 official, Major Tim Thornton, who also resigned, said they were unaware of the reason for the surge in traffic stops, the review said. Goodrich and Thornton could not immediately be reached for comment.

Top finance officials: World economy still faces threats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 07:40

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew talk at the G-20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors group photo, during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The global recovery has regained most of the ground lost from the market turbulence at the beginning of the year, finance officials of the world's largest economies said Friday. But they worry that growth remains uneven in the face of a variety of threats ranging from terrorist bombings to Britain's upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union.