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Chaka Fattah concedes defeat in 2nd Congressional Democratic primary; Katie McGinty wins Senate seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:31

Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primaryCongressman Chaka Fattah has conceded defeat in the 2nd Congressional Democratic Primary Tuesday night.


Chaka Fattah concedes defeat in 2nd Congressional Democratic primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:23

Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primaryCongressman Chaka Fattah has conceded defeat in the 2nd Congressional Democratic Primary Tuesday night.


Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:12
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws, a decision that marks at least a temporary victory for another state that requires photo identification to vote.

VIDEO: Clinton thanks Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:07

 Clinton thanks PhiladelphiaHillary Clinton thanks supporters in Philadelphia.


Body discovered in Schuylkill River near South Philadelphia refinery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:51

Body discovered in Schuylkill River near South Philadelphia refineryA body was discovered in the Schuylkill River on the grounds of a South Philadelphia refinery.


San Jose police say disturbing double homicide wasn't random act of violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:51

San Jose police say disturbing double homicide wasn't random act of violenceSan Jose police now say the double homicide of an Evergreen couple was not a random act of violence, rather that the suspect or suspects were familiar to the family.


Racist, homophobic texts emerge in SFPD scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:43

Racist, homophobic texts emerge in SFPD scandalNew homophobic and racist text messages allegedly sent by a San Francisco police officer are coming to light in a report. The text messages are at the center of an ongoing scandal for the SFPD.


ABC News: Donald Trump , Hillary Clinton win Pennsylvania, Delaware primaries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:42

Donald Trump , Hillary Clinton win Pennsylvania, Delaware primariesABC News projects Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the winners in the Pennsylvania and Delaware primaries.


Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The African Union's special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara warned Tuesday that Morocco's expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission's civilian staff sets "a very dangerous precedent" for the U.N.'s far-flung missions and poses dangers to north Africa and the Sahel where extremist groups are operating.

Prison inmate charged in 1984 kidnapping, murder of 3-year-old Fairfield boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:39

Prison inmate charged in 1984 kidnapping, murder of 3-year-old Fairfield boyThe Solano County District Attorney's Office charged a state prison inmate Tuesday with the 1984 kidnapping and homicide of a 3-year-old boy.


San Francisco public defender releases racist police texts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:32
Racist and homophobic text messages sent by a San Francisco police officer were released by the city's public defender on Tuesday, in the second scandal in a year over slur-filled messages linked to local police. Public Defender Jeff Adachi released six pages worth of former officer Jason Lai's text messages, which were full of slurs and expletives referencing black, Indian, Latino, Muslim, gay and transgender people. The texts refer to African-Americans as barbarians and "wild animals on the loose," while others insult President Barack Obama and NBA superstar LeBron James.

Onlookers marvel at size, stench of dead whale in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:24

A girl calls to her mom as she stands near a dead whale on the shore Monday morning, April 25, 2016, on the cobblestone beach at Lower Trestles on San Onofre State Beach, just south of San Clemente, Calif. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT LA TIMES OUT, MAGS OUT. JEFF GRITCHEN, ORNAGE COUNTY REGISTERSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The massive, reeking carcass of a 40-foot gray whale rotted Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot, luring dozens of gawkers while authorities decided whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into pieces and load them on trucks.


3,000-pound beloved whale statue back in Berkeley after repairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:20

3,000-pound beloved whale statue back in Berkeley after repairsCrews worked to move a 3,000-pound whale sculpture that has undergone repairs back to the University of California Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science Tuesday.


Condition of Alaska bear mauling victim improves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:08
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The university professor mauled while leading a mountaineering class in southeast Alaska continues to improve.

Coroner: Most Ohio victims shot many times, some bruised

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:06

FILE - In this Friday, April 22, 2016 file photo, authorities set up road blocks at the intersection of Union Hill Road and Route 32 at the perimeter of a crime scene, in Pike County, Ohio. As the investigation into the killings of eight family members in rural Ohio enters its fifth day, more details are being released. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk told The Columbus Dispatch Monday, April 25, 2016, that the marijuana operations discovered at three of the four crime scenes included a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner's report released Tuesday showed new details of vicious violence in the shooting deaths of eight members of a rural southern Ohio family, finding most victims were shot three to nine times each and some of them were bruised. Meanwhile, the hunt for whoever is responsible continued to expand, with more than 200 law enforcement officials involved.


Bill Cosby takes legal hits in abuse cases on both U.S. coasts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:03

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs from a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in NorristownBy Nate Raymond and Steve Gorman NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Courts on both U.S. coasts dealt setbacks to Bill Cosby's legal team on Tuesday, as the comedian kept trying to fend off lawsuits over allegations that he has sexually abused women for decades. A California judge, in a ruling made public on Tuesday, refused Cosby's second attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a woman who accused the entertainer of sexually abusing her when she was 15 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. In New York, a federal judge ruled against Cosby's effort to compel the publisher of New York magazine to provide access to unedited interviews of six women who are suing him over separate abuse allegations.


San Francisco Supervisors seek stronger fire safety regulations after fire damages Mission building for 3rd time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:03

San Francisco Supervisors seek stronger fire safety regulations after fire damages Mission building for 3rd timeSan Francisco Supervisors want stronger regulations after a fire damaged a building in the Mission District for the third time in 16 months.


Judge dismisses challenge to Arizona presidential primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:02
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out a challenge to the results of Arizona's problematic presidential primary despite evidence that there were glitches in the election.

Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:59
HONOLULU (AP) — Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature.

The Latest: Grapefruit-sized hail damages roofs, cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:58

Nicole Brown of Hazelwood tries to save her umbrella that succumbed to high winds on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in St. Louis, Mo., as rain from an afternoon storm began to fall. "I didn't know it was gonna rain like this," she said. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central and eastern U.S. (all times local):