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Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:31
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protests by Japanese-American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment camps.

White House mum on DEA chief after sex party scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:30

DEA administrator Michele Leonhart testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a hearing on sexual harassment and misconduct allegations at the DEA and FBI in WashingtonThe White House sidestepped questions on Thursday about whether President Barack Obama retains confidence in the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration after an investigation found DEA agents took part in sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia. The Justice Department's internal watchdog found that 10 DEA agents participated in the parties, paid for by drug cartels. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives have said they have lost confidence in DEA chief Michele Leonhart. Asked twice by reporters at a briefing whether Obama still has confidence in Leonhart, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama "has very high expectations for everybody who serves in this administration." "We do have concerns about what's been reported by the Office of the Inspector General," Earnest said, referring to the internal watchdog that detailed the allegations.


Suspect in community college shooting says he's a neo-Nazi

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:24
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with killing a print shop employee at a North Carolina community college says he's a neo-Nazi who hates gay people.

Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:19

FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2015 file photo, a Welsh corgi competes in the ring with its owner on the second day of Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England. In a study released on Thursday, April 16, 2015, scientists found that just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains that helps them bond. And owners can do a similar trick in return. This two-way street may have begun during dog domestication because it helped the two species connect, the Japanese researchers suggest. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, those puppy eyes.


Accused Facebook fraud fugitive still missing, U.S. appeals court hears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:15
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for a New York man who disappeared ahead of his criminal trial over charges he tried to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg told a U.S. appeals court his client was like the fugitive protagonist of "Les Misérables." Joseph Alioto, the lawyer for Paul Ceglia, made the statement on Thursday as he urged the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to revive Ceglia's civil lawsuit seeking half ownership of Facebook under a purported contract with Zuckerberg. Ceglia was set to face trial on May 4 but disappeared in March, along with his wife, two children and his dog.

As student tests move online, keyboarding enters curriculum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:11
SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Ja'Niyah Smith's first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and as they do every week practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a cartoon pickle, catch flies with a frog's tongue and arrange virtual blocks into words.

Washington school shooter's father pleads not guilty to illegal gun possession

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:09
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he illegally bought the handgun used in the rampage. Ray Fryberg, 42, was arraigned in federal court in Seattle on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg used that gun to target a group of his friends and cousins as they sat around a table in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 25. The shooting rocked the small city of Marysville, about an hour's drive north of Seattle, and the adjoining, close-knit community of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, of which the Frybergs are prominent members.

Suspect arrested after firing shot near police captain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:07

Suspect arrested after firing shot near police captainAuthorities apprehended a suspect after a police captain saw the man fire a gun in Wilmington, Delaware.


New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:51

Gov. Sam Brownback signs a welfare reform bill into law in Topeka, Kan., Thursday, April 16, 2015. The law tells recipients that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos or buy lingerie. Although more than 20 states have similar bills, Kansas appears to have the most extensive list of restricted items. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.


Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:45

FILE - In this April 7, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Howard University in Washington, at the university's medical center to discuss the impact of climate change on public health and steps his administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on communities. The cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it’s already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.


Vegas-area couple face more charges in child death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:43
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — New charges have been filed against a couple accused of leaving a pregnant 17-year-old alone in a Las Vegas-area home with a 3-year-old child who died after they moved to California with their five other children.

Ohio man who trained with Islamic militants charged with supporting terrorism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:39

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, left, speaks with his defense attorney, Sam Shamansky, during a hearing to set bond on charges of money laundering and providing support for terrorism, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Mohamud pleaded not guilty and bond was set at $1 million. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Columbus, Ohio, man who trained with Islamic militants in Syria has been arrested and charged with supporting terrorism and making false statements, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, a naturalized American, had been instructed by a Muslim cleric to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism, a federal indictment said. The indictment said Mohamud told an associate that he wanted to go to a military base in Texas and "kill three or four American soldiers execution-style." Mohamud's brother was killed fighting with the Nusra Front, the Syria-based affiliate of al Qaeda, the indictment said.


Police: Basement wasn't completely searched before boy found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:38

Charlie Bothuell IV, left, and Monique Dillard-Bothuell appear in court in Detroit, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Charlie Bothuell V, now 13, was missing for 11 days last June before authorities found him in his father and stepmother's basement during a highly publicized search. His father, Charlie Bothuell IV, and stepmother, Monique Dillard-Bothuell, are charged with child abuse and torture. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Investigators didn't conduct a "no-stone-unturned' search of a Detroit basement before a boy reported missing was finally found there after 11 days, a police officer testified Thursday.


Milwaukee police chief says suspect in fatal shooting of motorist and teenager killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:35
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police chief says suspect in fatal shooting of motorist and teenager killed himself.

7 hurt, including several children, in multi-vehicle crash in New Castle, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:31

7 hurt, including several children, in multi-vehicle crash in New Castle, DelawareAt least 7 people have been hospitalized, including several children, following a multi-vehicle crash in New Castle, Delaware.


Pedestrian ID'd in fatal Egg Harbor Twp. crash, search for near-miss driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:31

Pedestrian ID'd in fatal Egg Harbor Twp. crash, search for near-miss driverPolice have identified the man struck and killed in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.


Former Washington state governor ejects man from car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:29

Washington state Gov. Gregoire speaks to an audience shortly before signing legislation legalizing gay marriage in the state in OlympiaFormer Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot, the police said.


Current G-20 head urges more action on global economy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — The current head of the Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations says governments need to do more to jolt the global economy out of the rut it fell into after the 2008 financial crisis.

Woman convicted in 1 husband's death, acquitted in another

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:24
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 73-year-old grandmother from Northern California has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her third husband — three decades after being acquitted of killing her second husband.

Schock campaign paid big for gifts, travel in last months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report shows former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign spent big on donor gifts and travel in the months before he resigned amid questions about his spending.