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Moderate earthquakes recorded in central, northwest Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:08
HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports several moderate earthquakes in central and northwest Oklahoma.

Correction: Alaska-Bear Mauling story

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

This April 2, 2016, photo provided by Gemini Waltz Media shows Forest Wagner at a Eaglecrest Ski Area in Douglas, Alaska. Wagner, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, was mauled by a bear while leading a mountaineering class near Haines, Alaska, on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Cortes Perez, Gemini Waltz Media via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In stories April 20 and earlier about the mauling of a University of Alaska Southeast outdoors professor leading students in a mountaineering class, The Associated Press reported erroneously a student had to hike to a different area to get cell reception to call for help. Alaska State Troopers now say the student was seeking a satellite signal not cellphone reception.


Judge rejects Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

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

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. A judge has dismissed an inflectional of emotional distress claim filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims the comedian sexually abused her when she was underage. The ruling Thursday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan allows most of Judy Huth's lawsuit against Cosby to proceed. Cosby’s lawyers had challenged the case on various procedural grounds, including that Huth had waited too long to sue the comedian. Huth sued Cosby in December 2014, alleging he forced her to perform a sex act on him at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sexual battery lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage will proceed, a judge has ruled.


Autopsy: North Wales church victim shot multiple times

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:05

 North Wales church victim shot multiple timesA man who was killed during a church service in North Wales, Montgomery County died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are taking aim at a Republican plan to block the Obama administration from protecting the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:03
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April. 24, 2016:

AP Explains: GOP battles bailout perception on Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:02

In this April 13, 2016, file photo House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline May 1 with no sign Congress will act in time to help. Further complicating lawmakers’ efforts to steer the U.S. territory away from economic collapse are ads airing nationwide that claim the legislation amounts to a financial bailout even though the bill has no direct financial aid. House conservatives have latched onto that argument, making it difficult for Ryan, to garner support for the bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help.


Man pleads guilty to explosives use tied to abortion clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:55
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man has pleaded guilty to criminal use of explosives after he went to apply for a job a Wichita abortion clinic with a small bottle of gunpowder and a wick in his backpack.

April snow showers fall on flowers in northern New England

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:50

A spring snow covers wood carvings on display Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Thornton, N.H. Parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were set to get a couple of inches before the snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon, according to Andy Pohl, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — It's late April, but it's not too late for snow in northern New England.


Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:44

In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, a jar containing a strain of marijuana nicknamed "Killer D" is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.


Justices weigh case of jury discharged, then called back

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once jurors return their verdict and the judge thanks them and sends them on their way, their job is done. Or is it?

U.S. justices mull propriety of recalling discharged jury to duty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:41

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen after split 4-4 decision in first major case after Scalia death in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the question of under what circumstances judges can recall jurors to duty after they have rendered a verdict, in a case involving a man seeking damages after suffering injuries in a Montana car accident. The justices, during an hour of arguments, indicated that a gap of just a few minutes in which there is no opportunity for jurors to be exposed to any information that could prejudice their views of the case may be permissible. The jury initially awarded Dietz nothing.


107-year-old woman who danced with Obama gets new ID card

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:37

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2016, file frame grab from video shows Virginia McLaurin, left, in Washington. McLaurin, who gained Internet fame for her impromptu dance with President Barack Obama has received a temporary photo identification card after her lack of a birth certificate stymied her earlier efforts to get one. (AP Photo/Rick Gentilo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 107-year-old woman who gained Internet fame for her impromptu dance with President Barack Obama has received a temporary photo identification card after her lack of a birth certificate stymied her earlier efforts to get one.


Regulators relax monitoring of decade-old Gulf oil leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:10
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal regulators have relaxed a pollution monitoring requirement for a company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that could last another century.

Railroad crossing arm crashes through LA school bus windows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A railroad track crossing arm crashed through a passenger window of a school bus carrying seven special-needs students and came out a window on the other side Tuesday in Los Angeles.

One World recalls snow blowers over fire hazard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:02
One World Technologies Inc is recalling about 670 Ryobi snow blowers because they can overheat and cause a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The recall by the Anderson, South Carolina importer of the machines came after two reports of the snow blowers overheating. One World is recalling about 300 Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers in the United States and roughly 370 in Canada, the statement said.

Maine governor won't apologize for comment about Indians

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:57
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor says he won't apologize for commenting on hard-to-understand workers from Bulgaria or India.

Man plans horseback trip from Washington to Michigan reunion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:46
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A cancer survivor has embarked on a roughly 2,200-mile journey on horseback from Washington to his 50th high school reunion in Michigan.

Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:42
MILAN (AP) — With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe.

Woman killed when car crushed by tractor trailer on Pa. Turnpike ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:41

Woman killed when car crushed by tractor trailer on Pa. Turnpike ID'dThe 18-year-old New Jersey woman who was killed when a tractor trailer overturned, crushing her car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, has been identified..