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Judge stops Border Patrol from putting war vet in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:52
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A war veteran seeking to avoid a U.S. Border Patrol assignment in Texas because of post-traumatic stress disorder has won a key ruling from a federal judge in Michigan.

Cruise ship industry sues Alaska capital over artificial island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:42
The Cruise Lines International Association on Tuesday sued Alaska's capital city in federal court over the fees. "The entry fees are only allowed for very narrow uses and they really have to be tied to the ship that the passenger arrives on, not a whale statue a mile away from the dock," John Binkley, president of the Alaska chapter of the association, said in a phone interview.

Top Republicans: Zika funding likely but timing uncertain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:41

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, have a light moment with reporters following a news conference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are increasingly likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus. It's not clear how quickly Congress may act, however, despite the political urgency and a White House pressure campaign.


The Latest: Congressman says DC subway won't get bailout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:41

FILE - In this March 16, 2016 file photo, a man walks past a closed McPherson Square Metro Station in Washington. Congress is set to ask questions about the safety of the Washington area's subway system after an unprecedented daylong shutdown. The Metro system's general manager and other officials will answer questions from two House oversight subcommittees at a hearing Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in Congress about the safety of Washington's subway system (all times local):


Penn State survey finds sexual misconduct is common

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:40

Penn State survey finds sexual misconduct is commonA survey of sexual misconduct at Penn State's main campus found that more than three-quarters of undergraduate women have experienced offensive or harassing behavior from other students, university officials announced Wednesday.


The Latest: Boy taken from mom in 2002 forgives his father

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:38

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Bobby Hernandez, right, listens to defense attorney Ralph DeFranco in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court before pleading not guilty to kidnapping and other charges in Cleveland. Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced on multiple charges Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Cleveland. Hernandez, 53, of Cleveland, plead not guilty to charges that included kidnapping, interference of custody, tampering with records and forgery. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of an Ohio man who took his son from his mother in 2002 (all times local):


National Labor Relations Board declines VW's union challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:37
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declined to take up Volkswagen's challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.

Plane makes emergency landing in Portland

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:25
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.

Damaged U.S. warship to head to San Diego for repairs: U.S. Navy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:21
The USS Fort Worth, a U.S. warship that suffered damage to its combining gears in Singapore in January, will travel to San Diego under its own power for extensive repairs at a General Dynamics Corp shipyard, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday. The ship built by Lockheed Martin Corp will use its gas turbine engines to transit to its homeport of San Diego this summer from Singapore, where it has been deployed since December 2014, the Navy's Pacific Fleet said in a statement.

10 sickened in Delaware County CO leak, heater blamed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:13

10 sickened in Delaware County CO leak, heater blamedA faulty heater is to blame for a carbon monoxide leak that sent ten people to the hospital in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Judge rejects request to block passport marker law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to immediately block a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children.

VA investigates 'active shooter' false alarm to 23K staffers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating after a false alarm about an active shooter was sent to VA hospitals nationwide.

Arrest made in killing of Rutgers student in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student in New Jersey last weekend.

Detroit Zoo shows off new penguin habitat with better views

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:08

Penguins swim in the Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Royal Oak, Mich. The new penguin habitat that the zoo calls the world's largest such facility offers its 80-plus residents new rocks for climbing, waves, snow and better ice conditions, while allowing visitors to come nose-to-beak with the stately birds. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A new penguin habitat that the Detroit Zoo calls the world's largest such facility offers its 80-plus residents new rocks for climbing, waves, snow and better ice conditions, while allowing visitors to come nose-to-beak with the stately birds.


Judge gives Texas 'affluenza' teen nearly 2 years in jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:03

Ethan Couch is brought into court for a hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The judge ordered Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, to serve nearly two years in jail. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck to serve nearly two years in jail, a surprising sanction that far exceeds the several months in jail that prosecutors initially said they would pursue.


Bears emerging early have run-ins with Montana residents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:02
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The chicken-killer had been caught red-pawed, but because he was a first-time offender, he was released on his own recognizance.

Families of Germanwings crash victims sue US flight school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of victims killed last year when a suicidal pilot flew an airliner into a mountainside in the French Alps filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. flight school where the pilot was trained, alleging the school failed to properly screen his medical background.

Cosby asks court to reseal testimony about affairs, drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:44

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. Lawyers for Cosby are urging a court to reseal the actor’s deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, Quaaludes and payments to women. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia is hearing arguments Wednesday, April 13. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers urged an appeals court Wednesday to reseal the comedian's lurid, decade-old testimony about his womanizing, but the panel of judges seemed to think the request was pointless, since the deposition has already made headlines around the world.


Murder charge expected in decapitation of Seattle-area mom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:36
A judge on Tuesday found probable cause to hold John Charlton, 37, on $2 million bail while police investigated him on suspicion of second-degree murder, prosecutors said. King County prosecutors have until a Thursday hearing to bring charges against Charlton in connection with the gruesome killing of Ingrid Lyne, 40, which has made national headlines. "This is a very brutal crime," prosecutor Jennifer Worley told the judge at the Tuesday hearing as reported by television station Q13 Fox.

UAW election by set of VW Tennessee workers upheld by NLRB

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:34

A general view of the Volkswagen plant in ChattanoogaVW had asked for a review of the election involving about 160 of the plant's workers, who are skilled trades employees, in which 71 percent voted to join the UAW. The plant has a total hourly workforce of about 1,400 workers.