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Correction: Spring Break-Sexual Assault story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:30

The the beachfront Spinaker Beach Club where an alleged assault took place is seen Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Panama City, Fla. A star college athlete and a fellow classmate from Alabama’s Troy University have been suspended from the school following their arrests after authorities say they sexually assaulted a woman sometime March 10-12 at the beach while a crowd of Panama City Beach spring breakers looked on. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says a cell phone video shows several men surrounding an incapacitated woman on a beach chair, describing the recording as the “most disgusting, sickening thing” he had ever seen . (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 12 about two men accused of sexually assaulting a woman during spring break, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the assault happened after an unrelated mass shooting. The woman was sexually assaulted between March 10 and 12, before the March 28 shooting.


North Carolina community college shooting victim was long-time employee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:19

North Carolina community college shooting victim was long-time employeeA gunman with a rifle entered a community college campus building Monday morning and killed a print shop operator who had just arrived at work, school officials and authorities said.


Tennessee high court postpones all scheduled execution dates

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:12
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has postponed execution dates for four inmates, effectively halting all executions while the courts decide whether current protocols for putting people to death are constitutional.

One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:10
A 3-year-old fatally shot a 1-year-old at a Cleveland house during the weekend, according to police, who said they are seeking to arrest the adult who left the gun in the home. The victim, identified as Braylon Robinson, was shot in the face on Sunday, police said on Monday. The mother then observed the victim lying on the floor bleeding," according to a statement released by Cleveland police. "A 3-year-old can't be held accountable for a tragedy like this," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at news conference.

Police investigate bomb threat at New York's Hamilton College

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:09
Police were investigating a bomb threat and suspicious package found on Monday on the campus of Hamilton College in upstate New York, authorities and the school said. Hamilton's security department got an anonymous call about 10 a.m. about two bombs being placed in an administrative building, New York State Trooper Jack Keller said. A suspicious package was found in the building, which was evacuated along with several others including dormitories, Keller said in an email. The college posted a warning on its website, saying a suspicious package had been found and that bomb technicians were headed to campus to investigate.

Protesters disrupt hedge fund conference in midtown Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:04
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly 400 hedge fund managers, investors, lawyers and journalists got something that was not on the lunchtime menu at an industry conference on Monday when roughly two dozen protesters interrupted the meal, shouting out prominent names of attendees and demanding better wages at fast-food restaurants. An unidentified person with the group, which represents the Restaurant Opportunity Center, said they came to protest because speakers at the conference, including Bill Ackman and Jeff Smith, say they want to create value for shareholders even though workers at the companies are still underpaid. The protesters shouted the names of several big name hedge fund managers including Ackman, whose hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management has invested in Burger King, and Smith, who invested in Darden Restaurants.

NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:03
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison, no chance for release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:58

Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison, no chance for releaseA judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention.


Pepsi to replace Coke in NBA marketing deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:56

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, a court side ad displays the Pepsi logo during a time out in an NBA preseason basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla. The NBA on Monday, April 13, 2015 said that it's struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi.


Enhanced security to remain in place for Boston Marathon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:33
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Enhanced security measures will remain in place for next Monday's Boston Marathon, the second since the deadly 2013 bombing at the finish line of the iconic race, authorities said.

Judge sentences convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without possibility of release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:22
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge sentences convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without possibility of release.

Former Mexican health minister named University of Miami president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:20
Julio Frenk, former minister of public health in Mexico and current dean of Harvard's School of Public Health, was named president of the University of Miami on Monday. Frenk, 61, will succeed President Donna Shalala, the former U.S. secretary of Health and Human Service, who late last year announced she would step down after 14 years. Shalala, who served in former President Bill Clinton's cabinet, will become CEO of the Clinton family foundation later this year. Frenk, was introduced at a press conference on Monday by the chair of the university board of trustees, Lennar Corp. Chief Executive Stuart Miller and Richard Fain, the head of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who led UM's presidential search committee.

Harvard's Julio Frenk is new University of Miami president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:13
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fundraising at Harvard during his recent tenure there, was tapped Monday as the next president of the University of Miami.

'Austin City Limits' creator Bill Arhos dies at 80

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:11
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.

Q&A: Should the Education Department discharge loans?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:11

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Corinthian 100 “strikers” who are refusing to pay back their loans have created a test case for how the department handles such borrowers. The former for-profit students want the department to discharge their loans, and provide relief to others who have been “subjected to illegal practices by their schools.” Their effort is backed by thirteen U.S. senators led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Students from the troubled Corinthian Colleges are getting support from state attorneys general and U.S. senators in their quest to have their federal student loans forgiven.


Video appears to show London diamond-district heist gang

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:09

Video appears to show London diamond-district heist gangThe gang members, dressed in fluorescent vests and hard hats, calmly carried bags and wheeled garbage bins into a high-security storage facility in London's diamond district.


2 people held during standoff in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:04

2 people held during standoff in Chester, Pa.Police say two people were being held during a hostage situation and standoff in Chester, Pa.


Hillary Clinton officially kicks off 2016 presidential run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:01

Hillary Clinton officially kicks off 2016 presidential runIt's official - Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president.


Hillary Clinton's long road back into presidential politics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:59

FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton confidantes view her four years at the helm of the State Department as her golden era _ a chance for one of the country’s most polarizing figures to jump off the political treadmill. She set a record for international travel and prioritized issues she had long been passionate about, including global health and boosting opportunities for women and girls. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton spent nearly two years tiptoeing around a decision to run for president that much of the political world assumed was a done deal.


Wife of slain Boston doctor gives birth to daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:59
BOSTON (AP) — The widow of a cardiac surgeon shot and killed at a Boston hospital by his patient's son has given birth to a baby girl less than three months after the doctor's death.