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Texas woman killed self with children in car: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:12
A woman from a Dallas suburb who was found dead inside her sport-utility vehicle with her three children alive in the back seat committed suicide, police said on Thursday. Christine Woo's body was discovered by police in Frisco, about 25 miles north of Dallas, at a Target parking lot on March 31. Three days earlier, Woo, 39, and her children had been reported missing.

Ecuador quake death toll rises; country faces rebuilding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:09

Women and children wait in a line for over an hour for free food and water from the government, days after an earthquake in Crucita, Ecuador, Thursday, April 21, 2016. The damage from the 7.8-magnitude quake adds to already heavy economic hardships being felt in this OPEC nation triggered by the collapse in world oil prices. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The death count from Ecuador's worst earthquake in a decade rose to at least 587 on Thursday even as the country faced another grim toll: a long and costly reconstruction effort likely to cost billions of dollars.

Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:06

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft reports financial results Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft reported a surprise drop in sales and profit for the first three months of the year, a sign the tech giant is still trying to find its way in the post-PC era.

Sears to close 78 stores this summer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:06

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2012, photo, a Sears store is shown in Hialeah, Fla. Sears Holdings Corp. is announcing Thursday, April 21, 2016, that it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. will close another78 stores —68 Kmart units, and 10 Sears stores — as it looks to restore profitability.

Clemson students end 8-day diversity sit-in protest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:04
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University students say they are ending their sit-in protest over a lack of diversity on campus.

Woman behind bars in death of girl on Montana reservation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman was behind bars on a Montana Indian reservation Thursday in connection with the death of a 1-year-old girl who was reported to have been kidnapped from her home and found dead the next day.

6 more okayed for jury pool in trial over boy's death in SUV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:59
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has approved six more jurors for the jury pool for a trial to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

Starbucks expresses confidence in rewards overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:59

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the coffee company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Starbucks reports financial results Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks expressed confidence Thursday that an overhaul of its rewards program will drive up sales over the long term, but warned that the transition could be bumpy.

Arkansas funeral home pleads guilty over stacked bodies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:50
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The company that owns an Arkansas funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas pleaded guilty Friday after felony charges were dropped against the father and son who own the business.

Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:48
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Floods have swamped much of Argentina's soy crop, causing heavy losses to one of the world's top grains suppliers.

New charges in Boston beheading plot to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:43
Two New England men accused of plotting to behead Massachusetts police officers in support of the militant group Islamic State were receiving instructions from one of the group's cyber experts, according to a new indictment released on Thursday. A grand jury in federal court in Massachusetts added conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries to the charges against David Wright, 26, of Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, 25, of Rhode Island. According to the new indictment, Rovinski has continued to support Islamic State while in jail by trying to recruit others to "decapitate non-believers" and take down the U.S. government and by writing a new pledge of support to the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, on the back of his own criminal complaint.

Conestoga High School teacher's aide accused of sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:31

Conestoga High School teacher's aide accused of sex with studentA woman who works as a teacher's aide and coach at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Chester County has been arrested on sex related charges.

Arkansas GOP governor uses veto to save Medicaid program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:30

FILE - In this March 22, 2016 photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks in Conway, Ark. Arkansas lawmakers have approved a plan to preserve the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, backing an unusual tactic that will require a veto from Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson to save the program covering more than 250,000 poor people. The House on Thursday April 21, 2016 voted 76-13 for a Medicaid budget bill that sets a Dec. 31 end date for the program. Hutchinson then will veto the end date, effectively preserving the program. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas' first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.

New law mandates better manners from Times Square characters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:26

FILE - In this March 29, 2016 file photo, costumed characters work for tips in New York's Times Square. Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that will regulate where and how costumed characters like Spider-Man and Elmo operate. A City Hall ceremony on Thursday April 21, 2016 capped a City Council effort to rein in aggressive panhandlers including topless, body-painted women, who have flooded Times Square, with some harassing pedestrians for money. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Spider-Man, Elmo and the Statue of Liberty will just have to be on their best behavior.

Police talk to woman sought after infant remains found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:23
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they have spoken with a woman they identified as a person of interest in their investigation into the discovery of infant remains under a home.

Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:23

Douglas Hughes arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Washington, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Hughes, from Ruskin, Fla., flew a gyrocopter into restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to be sentenced today.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail.

Death of mom found in SUV with 3 live children ruled suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:21
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The death of a Texas mother whose body was found in her SUV last month with her hungry, thirsty children alive beside her has been ruled a suicide.

Rabbi sues Manischewitz, saying it let kosher standards slip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:20
NEW YORK (AP) — A rabbi is accusing kosher foods giant Manischewitz of pushing him out as their longtime inspector of holiday matzos after he complained that the company wasn't sticking to strict Jewish religious practices.

Milwaukee school aide may be fired for shoving student to floor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:18
A 39-year-old teacher's aide at Bay View High School was arrested on Wednesday for physical abuse of a child after the incident with the 14-year-old student, Milwaukee police said in a statement. The video does not show what occurred before the incident but Milwaukee CBS television affiliate WDJT reported, citing witnesses, that the student and the aide had been arguing. The teacher's aide has not been identified because he has not been charged.

Gloria Steinem visits Ohio Statehouse, attends public forum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:03
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Writer and activist Gloria Steinem is taking part in a series of events at the Ohio Statehouse during a stop in the political battleground state.