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City investigating claims female firefighters found feces in changing room

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:11

City investigating claims female firefighters found feces in changing roomThe Chicago Fire Department is investigating harassment claims from female firefighters after what appeared to be feces was left on a shirt and chair.


Police investigating apparent triple homicide in Montana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:51
BELFRY, Mont. (AP) — Police are investigating what they say is an apparent triple homicide after discovering of three bodies inside a home Thursday in a tiny community in southern Montana, officials said.

Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:50

President Barack Obama responds to questions at the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught constitutional law for over a decade in Chicago, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Obama discussed his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, and continued to call on the Senate to give him a fair hearing and and up or down vote. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his "extraordinary" nominee to the Supreme Court.


'Barefoot Bandit' says his mother may die before he's freed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:45
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The former teenage car, boat and plane thief who became known as the "Barefoot Bandit" during a two-year crime spree says his mother is ill and might die before he's released from prison this summer.

N.Y. financier's ex-employee agrees to reduced $5.6 million award

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:44

Wey, the head of New York Global Group, exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse following his hearing in New YorkA Swedish woman has agreed to accept a more than two-thirds reduction to an $18 million jury award in a lawsuit against a New York financier she accused of sexual harassment and defamation, her lawyer said on Thursday. A lawyer for Hanna Bouveng, an ex-employee of New York Global Group Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Wey, said he had informed a Manhattan federal judge that his client had agreed to accept the reduced sum of $5.65 million rather than pursue a new damages trial. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe last week issued a ruling granting Wey a new damages trial unless Bouveng agreed to have her $18 million award be cut to the reduced sum.


Fire at Exxon refinery sends plume of smoke over Houston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:35
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A fire erupted at Exxon Mobil Corp's Baytown, Texas refinery on Thursday afternoon, sending a large plume of black smoke into the air that was visible for miles across Houston.

Rights groups decry bodyslamming of Texas schoolgirl caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:31
A widely seen cell phone video of a school police officer in San Antonio bodyslamming a 12-year-old girl was decried by two rights groups on Thursday who called for schools to rein in violence by officers against students. The San Antonio Independent School District has launched an investigation into the officer, Joshua Kehm, who has been with the district since February 2015. "We hope this serves as a wake-up call not only to San Antonio ISD – but to the broader community – that we need a full dialogue around the appropriate role of police in schools," said Deborah Fowler, executive director of Texas Appleseed, a public interest justice center.

Arizona woman accused of faking cancer to get state abortion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:30

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows Chalice Zeitner. Opening statements are scheduled Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the trial of Zeitner, who is accused of faking a cancer diagnosis in a scheme to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis in order to get state Medicaid funding to cover a late-term abortion genuinely believed she was sick, her defense attorney said Thursday.


San Francisco Giants to host Los Angeles Dodgers in home opener at AT&T Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:29

San Francisco Giants to host Los Angeles Dodgers in home opener at AT&T ParkThe San Francisco Giants will host the Los Angeles Dodgers for their home opener at AT&T Park at 1:35 this afternoon.


EU threatens to put sanctions on Panama, other tax havens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:28

Indians women walk past an advertising poster showing Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in a market, in Allahabad, Thursday, April 7, 2016. The fallout from a massive leak of records on offshore accounts dragged a growing number of leaders and celebrities into the spotlight Wednesday, with a Bollywood actor, a race car driver and Ukraine's president among those denying they evaded taxes. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)BERLIN (AP) — A European Union official threatened Thursday to sanction Panama and other nations if they don't cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the small country remains a key destination for people who want to hide money.


Attempted luring investigation in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:25

Attempted luring investigation in Cherry HillPolice in Cherry Hill are investigating a possible attempted luring near a Wawa.


Police: Pot brownie intended for mom, 79, sickened home aide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:22
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man made marijuana-laced brownies for his unknowing, 79-year-old mother, and she offered one to a home health care worker who then became ill.

Workers removing graffiti from exterior of historic mission

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:22

FILE - This May 6, 2015 file photo shows the Mission San Xavier del Bac just south of Tucson, Ariz. Church officials discovered extensive graffiti on the church early, Thursday, April 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Vandals spray-painted on the walls of an 18th century Catholic mission, desecrating what is regarded as a significant architectural remnant from the Southwest's Spanish colonial era.


Cars damaged at Northeast Philadelphia repair shop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:20

Cars damaged at Northeast Philadelphia repair shopPolice in Northeast Philadelphia are looking for the vandals who damaged almost two dozen cars.


Villanova Championship Parade: Road closures, SEPTA impact

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:19

 Road closures, SEPTA impactExcitement is building as students, players and fans across the region count down to Friday's Villanova Championship Parade.


Virginia high court orders release of wrongly convicted man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:18

This April 30, 2013 photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Keith Allen Haward, convicted in 1982 of rape and murder in Newport News and serving a life sentence. The Virginia Supreme Court granted Harward's petition for a writ of actual innocence on Thursday, April 7, 2016, and ordered the Department of Corrections to release him from custody. Recent DNA tests failed to identify Harward's genetic profile in sperm left at the crime scene. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former sailor convicted of rape and murder in Virginia more than three decades ago is innocent and should be released from prison, the state's highest court said Thursday.


Firefighters hope to contain Oklahoma blaze as winds subside

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:13

This April 5, 2016 photo provided by Landon Cates, volunteer firefighters from the Dewey County Task Force work a blaze southwest of Freedom, Okla. Oklahoma Forestry Services Director George Geissler says arcing power lines are to blame for the blaze in northwest Oklahoma, located about 170 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. (Landon Cates/Leedy Fire Department via AP)WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Firefighters battling a large wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma caught a break Thursday from diminished winds, but forecasters warned that other areas of the Midwest are at risk for pop-up fires because of dry air and strong gusts.


Federal judge rejects $12.25 million settlement in Lyft driver lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:11

A smartphone app for Lyft drivers is seen during a photo opportunity in San FranciscoA federal judge on Thursday rejected a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against ride-hailing company Lyft, saying the $12.25 million deal "short-changed" drivers. The sticking point, Chhabria said, was that attorneys for the plaintiffs estimated the total potential claim for expense reimbursement for drivers at $64 million, and then negotiated the $12.25 million settlement based on that figure. "The drivers were therefore short-changed by half on their reimbursement claim alone," Chhabria wrote.


3 sentenced in armed burglary of federal judge's Ohio home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:07
CINCINNATI (AP) — Three men who committed an armed break-in and robbery of the suburban Cincinnati home of a federal judge and her husband have each been sentenced to 34 years in prison.

Las Vegas Sands antes $9M to settle corruption case with SEC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:05

FILE - In this May 25, 2012 file photo, Sands Casino complex is lit up in Macau. Las Vegas Las Vegas Sands is paying a $9 million fine to settle a regulatory investigation that painted a sordid picture of the casino owner's expansion into a gambling mecca in China. The resolution announced Thursday, April 7, 2016 closes a Securities and Exchange Commission probe that began more than five years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)Las Vegas Sands is paying a $9 million fine to settle a regulatory investigation that painted an unflattering picture of the casino owner's expansion into a gambling mecca in China.