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UK leader Cameron publishes tax returns, aims to defuse row

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:48

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the Conservative party's spring forum in central London, Saturday, April 9, 2016. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he bungled his admission of his investment in an offshore fund revealed in the mammoth data breach at a Panama law firm. (John Stillwell/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTDUBLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron published his income tax returns for the past seven years Sunday in hopes of defusing criticism over his investment in an offshore trust run by his late father.


Cruz sweeps delegates at Colorado convention

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:33

Cruz sweeps delegates at Colorado conventionTed Cruz has completed a clean sweep of Colorado delegates to the Republican National Convention by picking up 13 delegates.


Police: Lives of campus victim, suspect violently intersect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:00

In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus — unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The lives of 18-year-old University of Texas student Haruka Weiser and the teenage suspect in her killing differed dramatically.


The Latest: UK leader reveals tax returns to ease criticism

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:53

In this grab taken from APTN, anti-government demonstrators protest in front of Parliament in Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday April 9, 2016. Thousands of Icelanders have rallied outside the country’s parliament in Reykjavik demanding the removal of the entire government following this week’s resignation of Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson over his links to offshore investments. (David Keyton via AP)LONDON (AP) — The Latest on developments relating to the massive leak of financial documents on offshore accounts from a Panamanian law firm. (all times local):


Small town turns on Hastert as details of allegations emerge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 08:54

This Saturday, April 9, 2016 photo shows Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Ill., where Dennis Hastert was a wrestling coach. On Friday, prosecutors detailed allegations that the former speaker of the U.S. House sexually abused several members of the team. (AP Photo/Jason Keyser)YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The small town that boasted of the role it played in Dennis Hastert's ascent from high school wrestling coach to speaker of the U.S. House spoke bitterly of him on Saturday, a day after prosecutors detailed allegations that Hastert sexually abused several members of the team.


Prank caller tricks Burger King workers into smashing windows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 08:47
Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids were dispatched to the scene Friday night after someone at a gasoline station next door called emergency services to report what appeared to be an act of vandalism in progress, police Captain Tom Hawley said. The restaurant manager told arriving officers she had just received a phone call from a man identifying himself as a fire department official who seemed to have a working knowledge of commercial fire safety systems, which he asked her to check, according to Hawley.

US water systems repeatedly exceed federal standard for lead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 08:03

In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 photo, city officials display an example of the lead pipes in Galesburg, Ill. An Associated Press analysis of federal data shows that nearly 1,400 water systems serving millions of Americans have exceeded the federal lead standard at least once during the last three years. In Galesburg, Ill., lead levels have exceeded the federal standard in 22 out of 30 testing periods since 1992. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — This railroad town promotes its ties to Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and the poet Carl Sandburg. But Galesburg's long history also shows in a hidden way: Aging pipes have been leaking lead into the drinking water for decades.


Washington to boost mental hospitals' security after escapes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 08:03

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Lakewood Police Department shows Anthony Garver. Garver, 28, who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face charges that he tortured a woman to death was captured Friday. Garver was taken into custody by law enforcement in Spokane, Wash., State Patrol spokesman Todd Bartolac said. (Lakewood Police Department via AP, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials promised Saturday they were working quickly to increase security at the state's psychiatric hospitals after a week in which two patients escaped and another two went missing.


VIEWER PHOTOS: Snowy spring Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:54

 Snowy spring SaturdayAction News viewers share snowy scenes on a not-so-spring-like Saturday.


3 rescued from deserted island after writing 'help' on beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:22

This photo provided by U.S. Navy released April 7, 2016 shows two men waving life jackets and look on as a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft discovers them on the uninhabited island of Fanadik. The three men were back to safety on Thursday, April 7, 2016, three days after going missing. (U.S. Navy/Ensign John Knight via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — Three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted the word "help" spelled out in palm leaves on the beach, officials said Saturday.


Water with unsafe lead amounts found in hundreds of schools

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:20

In this Friday, March 25, 2016 photo, Director of Chemistry Ravi Swamy, of Aqua Pro-Tech Laboratories, uses inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy to test drinking water samples at the facility, in Fairfield, N.J. Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing for lead in the water flowing from classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets to reassure anxious parents or take action if they are surprised by the results. In March, the school district in Newark, New Jersey, shut off sinks and fountains in 30 buildings in response to high lead samples while offering to test as many as 17,000 children for lead contamination. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to uncover any concealed problems and to reassure anxious parents.


Puerto Rico governor declares emergency at government bank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 06:52
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced Saturday that he has declared a state of emergency at the Government Development Bank aimed at ensuring that Puerto Ricans continue to receive essential government services.

Flyers beat Penguins 3-1, clinch playoff spot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 06:44

Flyers beat Penguins 3-1, clinch playoff spotWayne Simmonds scored two goals, Steve Mason stopped 18 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth with a 3-1 win over the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.


Official: Ex-FBI agent was gunman in Texas base shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 06:31

FBI officials walk behind an military vehicle near the scene of a shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Friday, April 8, 2016, in San Antonio. (John Davenport/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITDALLAS (AP) — A former FBI agent who later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force was identified Saturday as the man who killed his commander at an air base in San Antonio before turning the gun on himself.


The Latest: Town's residents speak bitterly of Hastert

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 06:13

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune is citing unidentified law enforcement sources as saying at least four people have made "credible allegations of sexual abuse" against Hastert. In a Thursday April 7, 2016 story, the newspaper says it has determined the identities of three accusers, all men whose allegations stem from when they were teenagers and Hastert was their coach in Yorkville, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case (all times local):


Swansea hopes for takeover by US owners by end of season

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 06:11

Swansea City's Alberto Paloschi, right, and Chelsea's Oscar battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Saturday April 9, 2016. PA Wire /PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESSWANSEA, Wales (AP) — English Premier League club Swansea has confirmed it was in talks on a potential takeover from American investors.


The Latest: Psychiatric wards boost security after escape

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:56

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Lakewood Police Department shows Anthony Garver. Garver, 28, who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face charges that he tortured a woman to death was captured Friday. Garver was taken into custody by law enforcement in Spokane, Wash., State Patrol spokesman Todd Bartolac said. (Lakewood Police Department via AP, File)SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the escape of two men from a psychiatric facility in Washington state (all times local):


Family of US citizen released by Syria is thankful

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:54
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle-area family of a U.S. citizen released from captivity by the Syrian government said Saturday they were grateful for efforts by the U.S. government over the past three years to secure his freedom.

Man dead after early morning fire in Pa. home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:51

Man dies after early morning fire in Pa. home (PHOTOS)Authorities say a man died following an early morning fire in an eastern Pennsylvania home.


Bernie Sanders wins Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:35

Bernie Sanders wins Democratic presidential caucuses in WyomingBernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming, adding another state to his victory total in his race for the nomination against front-runner Hillary Clinton.