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The Latest: Candles to honor car crash victims, 22 others

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 00:30

April 28, 2016 Athens - Students hold candles University of Georgia students, faculty and family members hold candles to mourn the deaths of Georgia students killed in a car crash late Wednesday night, during a vigil in Athens, Ga., Thursday, April 28, 2016. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry told local news outlets the crash occurred just outside Watkinsville when two mid-sized sedans, one driving northbound and the other southbound, collided on Georgia State Route 15. (Taylor Carpenter/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MANDATORY CREDITATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students (all times local):


Students upset over school paper's racially charged cartoon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 00:08
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Students at Wesley College in Delaware have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper last week.

Court documents show rope, concrete link man to wife's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 00:06
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Court documents show a Texas man was arrested in the drowning of his estranged wife in a Fort Worth-area lake after police determined that a rope around her neck tied to concrete to weigh her down came from his home.

Report: 11-year-old boy shoots home intruder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:58
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — An 11-year-old Alabama boy says he opened fire with a gun and wounded a man suspected of breaking into his home.

House again approves DC private school voucher program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted again to reauthorize the nation's only federally funded private school voucher program, which is open to students in the District of Columbia.

17-year-old wounded after opening fire on San Bernardino police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:51

17-year-old wounded after opening fire on San Bernardino policeA 17-year-old suspect was shot by San Bernardino police Thursday night after he and two others fired multiple shots at officers in an unmarked vehicle, authorities said.


Former US Naval Academy instructor faces new charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is filing new charges against a former U.S. Naval Academy instructor convicted in 2013 of committing indecent acts, fraternization and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Eurozone economy at a glance: 2008 and now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:47
LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy has grown back to the size it was back in 2008, according to new figures. Here is a look at some other key indicators for the 19-country bloc, its best- and worst-off member states, and other major economies.

The Latest: Norway bans Airbus helicopter type from flying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:42

A search and rescue vessel patrols off the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Norway, as emergency workers on the shoreline attend the scene after a helicopter crashed believed to be have 13 people aboard, Friday April 29, 2016. The helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Many are feared dead. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):


Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:37

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music AwardsNicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet 'El Perdon,' at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.


Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:36

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.


Fox News terrorism pundit pleads guilty to faking CIA ties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:31
A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, federal prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, entered the plea in U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. "His fraud cost the government money, could have put American lives at risk, and was an insult to the real men and women of the intelligence community who provide tireless service to this country," said Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Police in Washington state fatally shoot man with knife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:30
SEATTLE (AP) — Two Spokane officers fatally shot a man outside a homeless shelter after he approached them with a knife, police said.

U.S. court says Amtrak has too much power over freight carriers

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

Passengers take pictures from an northbound Amtrak train in the aftermath of a wildfire in the Solimar Beach area of Ventura County, CaliforniaAmtrak, the government-owned passenger rail company, wields too much power in setting regulations that private freight carriers must also follow, a top court ruled on Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down parts of a 2008 law called the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, saying it violates the due process rights of freight carriers. Both freight carriers and Amtrak compete for use of the same track, the court noted.


Police: Intruder fatally shot by woman at Sultan-area home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:29
SEATTLE (AP) — An 80-year-old woman fatally shot a man who broke into her home north of Seattle and stabbed her husband, authorities said.

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:28
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying.

Funeral services for fmr. Police Commissioner Willie Williams to take place in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:26

Funeral services for fmr. Police Commissioner Willie Williams to take place in PhiladelphiaFuneral arrangements have been announced for former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie L. Williams, who died Tuesday in Atlanta at the age of 72.


Correction: Abbott-St Jude Acquisition story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:12

Abbott Labs to spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude MedicalIn a story April 28 about an Abbott Laboratories plan to buy St. Jude Medical, The Associated Press reported erroneously the deal's value. Abbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical, not $19.3 billion.


Board renames Virginia school that honored segregationist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:56
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia middle school that was named in honor of a prominent segregationist will be renamed for a local historically black village.

Report: SC firefighter killed after trying to jump on truck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:53
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A report from state troopers says a South Carolina firefighter who died last month had tried to jump onto a fire truck.