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Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:28

Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela, right, shakes hands with Nobel economics laureate Joseph, as Mark Pieth, a professor of criminal law and criminology at the University of Basel, looks on, in Panama City, Friday, April 29, 2016. The government of Panama has established a committee of independent experts to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca caused an international uproar over offshore accounts. The advisory group includes Stiglitz and Pieth. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's government established a committee of independent experts Friday to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts.


$20K reward offered to find hit-run driver who left Santa Ana man on life support

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:27

$20K reward offered to find hit-run driver who left Santa Ana man on life supportThe city of Santa Ana and family of a hit-and-run victim announced a $20,000 reward to find the driver Friday.


Woman charged in assault on South Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts employee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:23

Woman charged in assault on South Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts employeeA woman who allegedly assaulted a Dunkin' Donuts employee has been arrested.


River dredging project to increase cargo, add jobs at Port of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:18

River dredging project to increase cargo, add jobs at Port of PhiladelphiaState politicians came together Friday to mark a milestone at the Port of Philadelphia that will bring in more cargo and more jobs.


APNewsBreak: Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:15
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.

U.S. jury finds Immunosyn ex-CEO Ferrone guilty of fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:14
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2011 had charged California-based Immunosyn with misleading investors about the regulatory status of the company's sole product, a drug derived from goat blood called SF-1019, that was intended to treat a variety of ailments. “We are pleased with the jury’s finding that Stephen Ferrone defrauded Immunosyn’s investors with misleading statements in the company’s filings and press releases and his own speeches and interviews," Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC'S Division of Enforcement said in a statement.

Goff: pick by Rams a 'dream come true'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:57

 pick by Rams a 'dream come true'The Los Angeles Rams' No.1 draft pick, quarterback Jared Goff, said he's eager to face the challenge of the NFL game.


Anti-Donald Trump protests erupt near Republican convention in Burlingame

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:47

Anti-Donald Trump protests erupt near Republican convention in BurlingameHundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters crowded the streets near the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame as the presidential candidate arrived for the Republican convention.


4 young runaways found sneaking back into Florida facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:34

In this undated photo released by the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, three sisters, 4-year-old Allison Nelson, 10-year-old Anabella Gonzalez and 11-year-old Heavenlynn Gonzalez, pose for a photo. Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said officials at A Kids Place believe the girls' ages 13, 11, 10 and 4 " climbed out a window between 10 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016 and 2 a.m. Friday. They are believed to be with 13-year-old Ashlyn Smith. (Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office via AP)BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Four girls who apparently ran away from a facility for foster children near Tampa were found safe as they tried to sneak back onto the same property, authorities said Friday.


Lake Elsinore daycare employee arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:33

Lake Elsinore daycare employee arrested on suspicion of child sex assaultA 20-year-old daycare employee who also lived at the facility was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor in Lake Elsinore.


U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:32
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed. The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls, according to a Justice Department memo sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees on Friday and seen by Reuters. The court did not reject any of the applications in whole or in part, the memo showed.

The Latest: 4 girls found safe trying to sneak into facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:29

In this undated photo released by the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, three sisters, 4-year-old Allison Nelson, 10-year-old Anabella Gonzalez and 11-year-old Heavenlynn Gonzalez, pose for a photo. Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said officials at A Kids Place believe the girls' ages 13, 11, 10 and 4 " climbed out a window between 10 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016 and 2 a.m. Friday. They are believed to be with 13-year-old Ashlyn Smith. (Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office via AP)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on four girls who ran away from a foster home near Tampa, Florida. (all times local):


Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:21
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court Friday as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s.

Massive fire destroys at least 2 homes in Koreatown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:21

Massive fire destroys at least 2 homes in KoreatownA massive fire destroyed at least two homes in Koreatown Friday afternoon, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.


Man pleads guilty in stalking case involving Joe Arpaio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:09
PHOENIX (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges of trying to stalk Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year.

North Hills man accused of killing gay son also suspected in wife's murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:05

North Hills man accused of killing gay son also suspected in wife's murderA North hills man arrested on suspicion of murdering his gay son now faces more charges.


Louisiana prisoner freed after 41 years of unconstitutional life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:02
The high-profile case of Gary Tyler, 57, ended when he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 21 years - just over half of the time served - and told he could go home Friday, according to a statement released on behalf of Tyler and his attorneys. Tyler is among a generation of prisoners who faced harsh conditions and years or even decades in solitary confinement for convictions during racially charged events in Louisiana. At age 16 in 1974, Tyler was the youngest person on Louisiana's Death Row, where an all-white jury sent Tyler, who is black, to die for the slaying of 13-year-old Thomas Weber, a fellow Destrehan High School student in St. Charles Parish in southern Louisiana.

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:01

Police officers push down barricades used by a group protesting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel during the California Republican Party 2016 convention in Burlingame, Calif., Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.


Fugitive wanted in 2 states captured in southeast Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:56
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in Alabama and Florida on multiple charges including murder has been captured in southeast Alabama.

Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' Ronald Reagan film, says spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:33

Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' Ronald Reagan film, says spokesmanWill Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan.