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The Latest: Ex-officer arrested for obstructing rape probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:26
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a former San Francisco police lieutenant charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer (all times local):

Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene: media

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:25

U.S. musician Prince performs at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock WoodBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate. CNN reported that the pain-killing substance was found on Prince while the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported that prescription pills were found where the musician died at the age of 57 last week at his home in suburban Minneapolis. Both reports were based on unidentified law enforcement sources.


Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene: media

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:25

U.S. musician Prince performs at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock WoodBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate. CNN reported that the pain-killing substance was found on Prince while the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported that prescription pills were found where the musician died at the age of 57 last week at his home in suburban Minneapolis. Both reports were based on unidentified law enforcement sources.


Man critical after Frankford shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:20

Man critical after Frankford shootingA man is critical after a shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Police investigating Tioga-Nicetown double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:17

Police investigating Tioga-Nicetown double shootingPolice are investigating a double shooting in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


Gov't launches new website for student loan borrowers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

City Hall officials subpoenaed amid campaign finance probes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said.

UN to meet on May 6 on protection of Palestinian civilians

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:55
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold an informal meeting on May 6 on the protection of Palestinian civilians, an issue the Palestinians have pressed for decades and say is more needed now than ever.

Training begins for Schuylkill River Trail Watch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:55

Training begins for Schuylkill River Trail WatchVolunteers and elected officials came together Wednesday night to make a popular Philadelphia attraction safer.


Russia asks UN to blacklist 2 powerful Syrian rebel groups

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:53

FILE- In this Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, Russia's United Nations Ambassador Vitaly Churkin makes comments to the media prior to a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters. Churkin told reporters Wednesday, April 27, that the two hardline Islamic groups — Jaish al-Islam, or the Army of Islam, and Ahrar al-Sham — aren't observing the cessation of hostilities in Syria "and are engaged in terrorist activities" and therefore should be subject to sanctions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia said Wednesday it has asked the U.N. Security Council to blacklist two powerful Syrian rebel groups that it considers "terrorist organizations," one which is playing a key role in political negotiations aimed at ending the five-year conflict.


Police investigating shots fired at University of Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:51
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police are looking for a person of interest after finding shell casings and blood while responding to a report of shots fired at the University of Arizona on Wednesday night.

Amazon bringing 2,000 jobs to N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:47

Amazon bringing 2,000 jobs to N.J.Amazon is expanding its presence in New Jersey, announcing plans to build two more fulfillment centers that will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the state.


Princess the dog, 2 cats looking for forever homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:46

Princess the dog, 2 cats looking for forever homesPrincess the dog and two cats are looking for forever homes after being rescued from a property overrun with 13 pub-like dogs and four cats living in poor conditions in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia.


Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:42

Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffersBernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides.


Japan's central bank leaves monetary policy mostly unchanged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:35
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank left its unprecedented monetary stimulus mostly unchanged in a policy meeting Thursday, defying speculation it would open the taps further to boost growth.

A look at the men accusing Dennis Hastert of sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:29

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, for his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to cover up sexual abuse.


Federal regulators put brakes on Ohio energy deals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:29
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two closely watched energy deals in Ohio allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers cannot take effect until federal regulators approve them.

Georgia executes man convicted in 1998 triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:27

In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a central Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.


Former speaker Hastert sentenced to more than year in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:24
CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.

Bernie Sanders' campaign is laying off hundreds of staffers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:17

Bernie Sanders' campaign is laying off hundreds of staffersBernie Sanders' campaign is laying off hundreds of staff members.