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Spain: Princess Cristina's accuser arrested by police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:50

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at a makeshift courtroom for a corruption trial, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish police official says the leader of the anti-corruption group that brought criminal tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina has been arrested by financial crimes officers. The official says Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) chief Miguel Bernad was detained at his Madrid home on Friday April 15, 2016. The group has pursued criminal tax fraud charges punishable by up to eight years in prison against Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, after prosecutors declined to do so, saying Cristina should face an administrative fine at most. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)MADRID (AP) — The leader of the anti-corruption group that brought criminal tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina was arrested Friday by financial crimes officers, a Spanish police official said


Obama backs effort to give consumers options on cable boxes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is throwing his weight behind an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes that control which television channels they watch.

Driver loses control, crashes into pole in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:22

Driver loses control, crashes into pole in MontcoPolice say a driver lost control and crashed into utility pole in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:14

In this April 12, 2016 photo, a dried up pond is seen in Talagoan, 145 kilometres (90 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Another year of severe drought has left hundreds of millions reeling in at least 13 Indian states, and experts predict the situation will only worsen as summer stretches on. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Man found guilty of sexually abusing teen sleeping in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:41

Man found guilty of sexually abusing teen sleeping in DelcoA jury in Delaware County has found a man guilty of sexually abusing a teenage girl while she was asleep in her bed.


School band director found hiding in teen's closet arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:18
GONZALES, La. (AP) — A high school band director in Louisiana has been arrested after authorities say he was found hiding in a 16-year-old girl's closet.

1 person injured in Logan house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:11

1 person injured in Logan house blazeOne person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Scandal-hit VW brand sees sales drop in German market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:00
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen AG saw sales fall in its home market as it struggles to overcome a scandal over cars that cheated on diesel emissions tests.

Albania to probe failed privatization of power utility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:53
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Parliament launched an investigation of the botched sale of its power corporation, which reportedly cost the state 414 million euros.

Bird strike causes plane to make emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:44
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a plane flying from New York to Tennessee made an emergency landing in West Virginia after striking a bird.

Attorneys seek permission to film hearing in slain teen case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:40
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to allow defense attorneys to film a preliminary hearing for a former Virginia Tech student charged with plotting a teenager's slaying.

Spokesman: More than 30 dogs rescued from hoarder house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:45
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 30 dogs were rescued from a fire at what authorities in South Florida called a hoarder house.

Has China's slowdown bottomed out? Growth at 6.7 pct in 1Q

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:36

A man walks between vehicles in the parking lot of a refitting factory in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Friday, April 15, 2016. China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent compared with the previous year, according to official data released Friday, April 15, 2016. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTHONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent, largely in line with expectations, but its slowest pace since the global financial crisis.


House GOP to miss budget deadline amid divisions in caucus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:35

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Monday, April 11, 2016, Puerto Rico released a new proposal to restructure part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal growth plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for a U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:10
"I don't let myself off the hook. I don't find parts in any of this that makes me feel the slightest bit good about myself." -Charles Manson cult follower Leslie Van Houten, who was recommended for parole from prison after serving 46 years for participating in the 1969 murder of wealthy grocer and his wife.

A glance at China's latest economic numbers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:19
China's economic growth slowed in the first three months of this year to its slowest pace since 2009 during the global financial crisis. The data raised hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing.

Fred Hayman, stylish godfather of Rodeo Drive, dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT AGE TO 90 - FILE - In this May 31, 2011 file photo, Fred Hayman poses for photographers after receiving the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street called Rodeo Drive into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, has died at age 90. Known affectionately as the godfather of Rodeo Drive, Hayman died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his home in Malibu, Calif.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, earning him the sobriquet "Godfather of Rodeo Drive," has died at age 90.


AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers' rescue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:16

Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Brock Roden discusses the rescue of two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field earlier in the week at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Roden and the others were dropped off by a helicopter and had to ski nearly 15 miles on the Harding Ice Field, trying to reach two skiers who had been stranded by four days in blizzard-like conditions. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A locator beacon carried by two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field made their rescue far easier than it might have been, according to members of the Alaska Air National Guard


New York primary brings campaign tension to a boil _ again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:08

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is greeted by supporters Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats clashed on a Brooklyn debate stage while Republicans courted donors in Manhattan as "New York values" framed the 2016 race for the White House Thursday night, just days before the state's high-stakes presidential primaries in both parties.


Candidates for job of world's top diplomat face questions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:35

Former Macedonian Foreign Minister Srgjan Kerim gestures as he address U.N. General Assembly members about his candidacy for U.N. Secretary General, Thursday April 14, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations is taking a historic step to open up the usually secret process of selecting the next secretary-general, giving all countries the chance to question candidates on issues. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine candidates seeking to become the world's top diplomat answered a total of about 800 questions over the past three days from ambassadors and advocacy groups in the first move in the U.N.'s 70-year history to open up the usually secret selection of the next secretary-general.