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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.


Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:05

In this photo taken March 21, 2016, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. President Barack Obama next week will make his first trip to Flint, Mich. since the impoverished city was found to have lead-tainted drinking water, the White House said Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias — this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.


11 nuke facility workers checked for chemical vapor exposure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:01

In this file photo taken April 3, 2008, the control panel for Hanford nuclear reservation's famous B Reactor is shown in Richland, Wash. The B Reactor, the world's first full-sized reactor, will be part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the nation's newest national park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Eleven workers at a nuclear facility who reported headaches were sent for medical evaluations Thursday after working near an area where waste from a leaking tank was being transferred, U.S. Energy Department officials said.


Men accused in terror plot arraigned on additional charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:00

In this courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Wright and Rovinski pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Two men already held on charges they conspired to help the Islamic State group have pleaded not guilty to additional terrorism charges.


The Latest: 3 tied to terror shooter deny sham-marriage plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:50

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) — The Latest on warrants served in a marriage fraud investigation stemming from the December terror attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino (all times local):


California Democrats will meet to choose national delegates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:43
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the political attention is focused on the California GOP convention this weekend, Democrats are holding meetings around the state to select delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia.

Psychologists call suspect in clinic shooting delusional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:39

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Robert Lewis Dear, middle, talks during a court appearance in Colorado Springs, Colo. The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic will return to court for a discussion of his mental health. The Thursday, April 28, 2016 hearing will focus on whether 57-year-old Dear is competent to continue with his criminal case. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has a delusional disorder that has caused him to believe for decades that the FBI is persecuting him and that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist, two forensic psychologists testified Thursday.


Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:36

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America Roberta Jacobson, is seen in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Jacobson, President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and clears the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country’s most important diplomatic posts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.


The Latest: Jazzfest ends on a high note, without rain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:35
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):

The Latest: Smith family pleased with indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local):

Police: Shooting in southwest Louisiana is murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:30
SULPHUR, La. (AP) — A man who exchanged gunfire with sheriff's deputies after fatally shooting his wife in southwest Louisiana died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Man sports half a beard in mugshot after marijuana arrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:27

Man sports half a beard in mugshot after marijuana arrestWhile perhaps not as villainous, one South Florida man is giving Batman villain Harvey Dent -- also known as Two-Face -- a run for his money.


Signatures readied to qualify gun control measure for ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:23

FILE -- In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, a custom-made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a high-capacity detachable magazine is displayed at TDS Guns in Rocklin, Calif. Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, April 28, 2016, that he and gun control proponents plan to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify a November ballot initiative that would tighten California's gun laws. If approved by voters the initiative would among other things require owners of high capacity ammunition magazines to sell them to a licensed firearms dealer, take them out of California or turn them in to law enforcement to be destroyed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun control proponents intend to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot to tighten California's already tough gun laws, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a sponsor of the measure, said Thursday.


Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:20

Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicideCUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a young Apple employee took his own life at the company's headquarters this week.