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At Harvard's newest center, researchers look for happiness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 04:06
BOSTON (AP) — For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there's some good news. Harvard is on the case.

Alabama city makes bathroom access by gender identity a crime

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 04:02

The first gender-neutral restroom in the Los Angeles school district is seen at Santee Education Complex high school in Los AngelesAn Alabama city appears to be the first in the country to specify criminal penalties for violators of an ordinance requiring people to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates, civil rights groups said on Wednesday. The law passed on Tuesday by the city council in Oxford, located about 60 miles east of Birmingham, carries a possible punishment of a $500 fine or six months in jail. It goes further than a law enacted last month in North Carolina - which has been boycotted by businesses, entertainers and government workers - since it became the first state to bar transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Woman throws coffee and punches outside Center City Starbucks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:52

Woman throws coffee and punches outside Center City StarbucksPhiladelphia police are searching for a woman who viciously attacked another woman outside a Starbucks in Center City Monday morning.

Officer tackles man, preventing him from jumping off bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:46
RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer wrestled a distraught man to the ground who said he wanted to die, stopping him from jumping off an interstate bridge.

National Labor Relations Board files unfair labor practices charge against Volkswagen over UAW

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:19
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — National Labor Relations Board files unfair labor practices charge against Volkswagen over UAW.

Man who killed parents with hammer gets new sentence hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:12
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who killed his parents with a claw hammer and then threw a party with their bodies still inside the house is getting a new sentencing hearing.

Body found in building at Apple's headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:12

Body found in building at Apple's headquartersThe Santa Clara County sheriff's department is investigating the discovery of a body in a conference room at Apple's headquarters. Authorities have confirmed the body is a man and a gun was found nearby.

The Latest: Lawyer denies charge that friar endangered kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:09

FILE--This combination of file photos from March 18, 2016 shows Giles Schinelli, left, Anthony Criscitelli, center, and Robert D'Aversa, when they were arraigned on charges of child endangerment and criminal conspiracy at a district magistrate in Hollidaysburg, Pa. The preliminary hearing is scheduled to resume Thursday April 27, 2016 for three Franciscan friars who allegedly failed to properly supervise a child predator who molested more than 100 children, mostly when working at a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing to decide whether three Franciscan friars should stand trial on child endangerment and other charges for their role in supervising another friar accused of molesting more than 100 children (all times local):

The Latest: Family pleased grand jury to consider shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:08
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a former police officer who fatally shot a legally armed musician who was waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck (all times EDT):

Report: VA office in Kansas manipulated data on appeals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:06
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs regional office in Kansas listed erroneous medical conditions for three dozen patients who were appealing rejected claims — an apparent effort to speed up the review process that might have had the opposite effect, government investigators found.

US stocks mostly rise as Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:01

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Stocks indexes are mostly lower in early trading as weakness in the technology sector pulls the broader market lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged. Technology companies are sliding following weak results from Apple and Twitter. Energy companies are rising with oil prices, and utility and telecommunications companies are moving higher as bond yields fall.

Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:01

Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust companyA Minnesota judge appointed a trust company to temporarily oversee Prince's multi-million dollar estate on Wednesday.

Fact sheet: 2016 Subaru Forester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:56

This photo provided by Subaru shows the 2016 Subaru Forester. The Forester ranks eighth best among compact SUVs in fuel economy and retains its reputation for reliability and strong resale value. (Subaru via AP)2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Girls involved in fatal fight at Delaware school suspended

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:55
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three students involved in a fight that ended in a teenager's death at a Delaware school have been suspended, a school district spokeswoman said.

Day care owner charged in death of toddler found in vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:53
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police have charged a day care owner with manslaughter in the death of her great-nephew, who was found in a hot vehicle.

Sex charges dropped against ex-teacher who married student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:52
ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — Charges were dropped Wednesday against an Alabama teacher accused of having sex with a student he later married.

McDonald's tests McNuggets without artificial additives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:48

FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, an order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. McDonald’s is testing Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives as it works to revive its U.S. business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it began testing the new recipe in about 140 stores in Oregon and Washington in March 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)NEW YORK (AP) — Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now McDonald's wants to take at least some of the mystery substances out.

Tens of thousands set to gather for nation's largest powwow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:46
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100,000 spectators, artists, and Native American dancers are converging on Albuquerque as part of North America's largest powwow.

Police: Man killed in Virginia standoff threatened suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:46
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man who was fatally shot by snipers during a standoff last week said he was going to kill himself, threatened to kill police officers and fired eight rifle shots at an armored police vehicle.

Trial still set for Ohio man who rushed stage at Trump rally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:43

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Secret Service agents guard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a man rushed the stage during a campaign rally at the Wright Brothers Aero Hangar at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio. Thomas DiMassimo, a 22-year-old Wright State University student, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area. During a Wednesday, April 27, 2016, status conference, participants told Magistrate Sharon Ovington that no agreement has been reached yet to avoid a trial scheduled May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student still faces trial next month after his arrest for rushing the stage at a Donald Trump rally.