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Girl testifies in Hawaii high school rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:51
HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers defending Hawaii's public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student raped his female classmate called the girl to testify in the trial Thursday, but didn't ask her any questions about the 2013 incident.

Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:44

Investigators look at overdose in Prince deathInvestigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.


Philadelphia police officer arrested in domestic incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:41

Philadelphia police officer arrested in domestic incidentA Philadelphia police officer has been arrested in connection with a domestic incident involving his girlfriend.


The Latest: Utility says blame for 2015 wildfire is unclear

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:32
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the cause of a deadly 2015 wildfire (all times local):

Montgomery County church member charged in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:31

Montgomery County church member charged in fatal shootingThe Montgomery County District Attorney's Office says a man displayed a badge he purchased online to a fellow church member prior to shooting him to death during Sunday morning service.


Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:26

Members of the media stand outside the home of Syed Raheel Farook, the elder brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, after the FBI served a warrant to the location, in Corona, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. Syed Raheel Farook was arrested with two others Thursday in what prosecutors say was a marriage scheme to fraudulently allow one of them to remain in the United States. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.


Repeat shoplifter faces up to 12 years in DVD theft case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:53
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shoplifter faces up to 12 years in prison because of a Tennessee prosecutor's aggressive new approach to repeat offenders.

2 hospitalized after Fairmount Park collision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:53

2 hospitalized after Fairmount Park collisionTwo people are hospitalized after two vehicles collided in the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia.


Selfie-taking inmate was trying to have a good time in jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:32
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia jail officials are investigating an inmate's use of a cellphone to take photos of himself and others inside a transport van and posting them online.

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:30

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.


Rams select Cal QB Jared Goff with No. 1 overall pick in NFL draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:28

Rams select Cal QB Jared Goff with No. 1 overall pick in NFL draftThe Los Angeles Rams are returning home with a new face of the franchise after choosing the California quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.


Brother of San Bernardino shooter arrested with two others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01

A memorial still remains outside as workers return to work for the first time at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San BernardinoBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three people linked to the couple responsible for December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said. The trio included Syed Raheel Farook, whose brother Syed Rizwan Farook and sister-in-law, Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in a rampage authorities have said was inspired by Islamist militants. Officials said the charges stemmed from an immigration-related investigation that came out of their probe into the massacre.


US Marshals seek fugitive accused of murder, armed robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:45
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Alabama and Florida are seeking a fugitive wanted for murder, attempted murder and armed robbery.

Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:37

FILE - An April 10, 2016, file photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. Prosecutors will have to present witnesses against Hayes, who accused of killing retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, at a hearing Thursday, April 28, unless a grand jury indicts him first. Police say Cardell Hayes shot the star defensive end and Smith’s wife late April 9, killing Smith and hitting Racquel Smith in both legs. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith.


EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:36
DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.

Graffiti at Utah's Arches National Park may be irreparable

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:29

Graffiti is seen scratched into a sandstone wall near Frame Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah(Reuters) - Graffiti etched into one of the popular red rock arches in Utah's Arches National Park may be too deep to be repaired, the park's superintendent said on Thursday. The site of the graffiti is near a hiking trail to one of the park's main attractions, Delicate Arch, a 64-feet high sandstone structure that has been known to draw hundreds of visitors at a time. Defacing a national park can lead to a sentence of six months in prison and a $500 fine, according to the website for the U.S. Department of Justice.


The Latest: Investigators consider overdose in Prince death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:21

 Investigators consider overdose in Prince deathThe Latest on the investigation into the death of music superstar Prince (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that investigators are looking into whether Prince ...


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:17

This image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, shows a building on fire after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A Syrian monitoring group and a first-responders team say new airstrikes on the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo have killed over a dozen people and brought down at least one residential building. The new violence on Thursday brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed. (Validated UGC via AP video)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:16

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments Thursday.


Apple employee died of self-inflicted gunshot wound: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:06

A Santa Clara county Sheriff's Office vehicle is shown parked outside one of the main office buildings of the Apple campus in CupertinoThe victim, who was found on Wednesday deceased in a conference room at Apple's campus in Silicon Valley, was identified as 25-year-old Edward Thomas Mackowiak of Santa Clara, California. An Apple spokesman declined to comment on Thursday or say what Mackowiak did for the company, but a LinkedIn profile that has since been taken down listed him as a software engineer. Apple's so-called Infinite Loop campus is the hub for the company's workforce in Cupertino, which numbers 16,000 employees, according to a 2013 report on the company's economic impact.