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GM says it will phase out cars without air bags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:04
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Thursday it will phase out cars without air bags and other safety features after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact flunked a crash test in Latin America.

Houston deputy constable shot in ambush, expected to recover

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:02
Alden Clopton, 48, who has been on the force 11 years, underwent several hours of surgery on Thursday morning after the attack that took place around midnight, said Pamela Greenwood, a spokeswoman for the Harris County Constable Precinct 7 office. "Our officer was ambushed," Precinct 7 Constable May Walker told a news conference in Houston. Dr. Joseph Love, the attending trauma surgeon for Clopton at Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute in Houston, said he expects Clopton to make a full recovery.

Engineer accused of illegally helping China build reactors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:57
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Chinese-born U.S. nuclear engineer has been accused of recruiting a team of U.S.-based experts to help a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company build reactors there.

Fire that killed 2 toddlers in NYC caused by incense

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:56

Fire that killed 2 toddlers in NYC caused by incenseTheir mother had gone to a nearby Laundromat, thinking there was someone at their Bronx home to watch the two girls.


High copper or lead levels seen in 19 Detroit schools' water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:54
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's hard-pressed school system has found elevated levels of lead and copper in nearly a third of its elementary schools, contamination that one expert says could be found nationwide, wherever school authorities spend the time and money to look.

The Latest: Texas officer expected to recover from shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:49

In this undated photo released by Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton is seen. Clopton was shot multiple times from behind late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while talking to another constable following a traffic stop in Houston. Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Houston deputy constable (all times local):


Broad Street marchers arrive at City Hall; protesting Temple stadium, minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:47

Broad Street marchers arrive at City Hall; protesting Temple stadium, minimum wageDemonstrators voicing their opinions on various concerns including the minimum wage and Temple University's proposed new stadium have marched down Broad Street to City Hall.


Tennessee governor vetoes bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:46
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee governor vetoes bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book.

Official: State aircraft used to deliver governor's wallet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:46
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state helicopter was used to deliver Gov. Robert Bentley's forgotten wallet to him at the beach two years ago, but the governor said Thursday that he did not request the pricey delivery method.

N.Y. officer loses bid for new trial in shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:44

New York City Police officer (NYPD) Peter Liang is led from the court room at the Brooklyn Supreme court in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkA former New York City police officer on Thursday lost a bid to set aside his manslaughter conviction for killing an unarmed black man in a darkened public housing stairwell. State Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun in Brooklyn rejected arguments from former Officer Peter Liang's lawyers that a juror with anti-police bias had lied in order to get onto the case. The decision not to order a new trial clears the way for Liang's sentencing on Tuesday, two months after he was found guilty in connection with the shooting of Akai Gurley.


U.S. charges Chinese citizen with trying to illegally export fiber

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:36
A Chinese citizen has been charged with trying to illegally export to China high-grade carbon fiber used primarily in aerospace and military applications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. "The carbon fiber – which has many aerospace and defense applications – is strictly controlled, and Sun expressed a willingness to pay a premium to skirt U.S. export laws," said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.

2 suburban NY officials charged in securities fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:28
RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — A town supervisor and the former head of a development corporation were charged with securities fraud Thursday, accused of "repeatedly and brazenly" lying about town finances as they secretly funded construction of a minor-league baseball stadium that the public had rejected.

Kentucky jury awards $5.3M in UPS discrimination lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:27
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Eight black men won a $5.3 million jury award Thursday in a lawsuit over claims that they endured a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington, Kentucky, and that an effigy of a black UPS driver was hung from a ceiling.

Vermont ski resort operated 'Ponzi-like' scheme, SEC charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:18
The owners of a northern Vermont ski resort operated a "Ponzi-like" scheme, spending $50 million of investor funds intended for an expansion of the property on personal expenses including a condo, U.S. financial regulators charged on Thursday. A federal judge in Miami ordered the assets of Jay Peak and related businesses frozen after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged that its owners raised some $350 million from investors for projects including new resort facilities and a biomedical research facility, but spent the new funds on old projects that had gone over budget. Owner Ariel Quiros, who lives in Miami according to federal prosecutors, used investor funds to pay expenses including his income taxes, to acquire another unrelated ski resort and to buy a luxury condo, the SEC said.

Football star's slaying plays out in court of public opinion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:16

This Sunday, April 10, 2016 photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. Police say Hayes has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed Saturday night. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The bullet-riddled corpse of a retired football star — seven shots to the back, one to the side — makes a powerful starting point for prosecutors as they build the case against a gunman jailed in the death of former New Orleans Saint Will Smith, say legal experts who are watching the story unfold.


Woman hurt in Kalamazoo shootings trying to forgive suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:10

Tiana Carruthers, one of the Kalamazoo mass shooting survivors, gives a personal statement at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The press conference was the first time Carruthers has made a public appearance since she was shot four times by alleged gunman Jason Dalton on Feb. 20, 2016. (Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can't hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him, even as she's trying to walk and use her "completely reconstructed" arm.


The Latest: Ex-cop's lawyer upset by stairwell case ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:02
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the case of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):

Neighbor gets 10-20 years for arson that destroyed cop's home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:02

Neighbor gets 10-20 years for arson that destroyed cop's homeA Montgomery County woman who burned down her neighbor's house will spend between 10 and 20 years behind bars.


AccuWeather: Cold Start - Nice Finish

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:51

 Cold Start - Nice FinishMeteorologist Adam Joseph says temperatures rebound to more seasonable levels this afternoon.


Victim of deadly hit-and-run in Kensington identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:49

Victim of deadly hit-and-run in Kensington identifiedFamily members have identified the man killed Wednesday night by a hit-and-run driver in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.