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Doubts about honesty led to university chancellor's removal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:29

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda Katehi, told lawmakers that she never ordered campus police to use force or pepper spray on students last month, while testifying at a legislative hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Katehi has been placed on leave amid an uproar stemming in part from the school's hiring of consultants to improve its image, following a widely criticized protest pepper spraying incident by police. UC President Janet Napolitano's office announced Wednesday, April 27, 2016, that she is appointing an outside investigator to determine whether the actions of Chancellor Katehi have violated university policies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano felt compelled to remove the chancellor of UC Davis after documents contradicted the campus leader's contention that she did not have any dealings with contractors that were hired to bolster the school's image online, a university spokeswoman said Thursday.


APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:29

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.


Hawaii police make arrest in attack on endangered seal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:29
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video.

Sanofi profits stable, strong sales in emerging markets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:13
PARIS (AP) — Sanofi says drugs sales in emerging markets helped keep its profits stable in the first quarter despite losses caused by Venezuela's collapsing currency.

Rams pick former Cal Bears QB Jared Goff in first round of NFL draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:03

Rams pick former Cal Bears QB Jared Goff in first round of NFL draftUniversity of California Berkeley quarterback Jared Goff is headed south.


Preparations underway for CA Republican Convention in Burlingame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:47

Preparations underway for CA Republican Convention in BurlingameCalifornia's State Republican Convention will kick off in Burlingame and the situation is much different than years past.


UC Berkeley struggles to find housing for incoming students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:39

UC Berkeley struggles to find housing for incoming studentsUC Berkeley expects 750 more students than usual will need housing next year and is struggling to find a place to put everyone.


U.S. to consider banning criminal history from federal job applications

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:07

U.S. Office of Personnel Management building in WashingtonThe U.S. agency that oversees personnel hiring for the federal government will propose a rule that would remove questions about criminal history from job applications, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday. If the rule is enacted, tens of thousands of people who apply for federal government jobs annually would not have to disclose their criminal histories until after they are given a conditional job offer. The concept is known as "ban the box" because it removes the box on job applications checked by those with a criminal record.


Upcoming GOP Convention in Burlingame already met with protest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:00

Upcoming GOP Convention in Burlingame already met with protestThe California Republican Party Convention will begin Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame. All of the major GOP presidential candidates will be there.


White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:58

Police and fire department officers stand outside Trump Tower where detectives and other agencies were investigating a suspicious white powder found inside the building, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in New York. Six people were being evaluated by emergency medical crews after an envelope containing a white powdery substance was mailed to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign office in New York City. Police said a Trump staffer opened the letter containing the powder and immediately called police. It was unclear if the envelope also contained a letter. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.


California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:43

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015, file photo, a firefighter turns his head from flames of the Butte Fire burning near San Andreas, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection released a report Thursday, April 28, 2016, detailing the cause of the fire in Calaveras and Amador counties. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.


NYC police say white powder at Trump Tower is harmless

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:24

Police officers stand outside the Trump Tower during an investigation into a suspicious white powder substance found inside the tower in ManhattanFive civilians and a police officer were isolated and evaluated by emergency personnel after authorities responded to the location for a report of a suspicious white powder around 8:05 p.m. EDT, New York Fire Department spokesman John Ryan said. About two hours later, a police spokesman said that authorities found that the white substance Trump Tower was harmless, but investigators were still trying to determine what exactly it was. Local broadcaster WNBC, citing law enforcement sources, said the powder was found on the fifth floor of the building, near the campaign offices of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner.


Hostage situation in Fullerton ends peacefully

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:13

Hostage situation in Fullerton ends peacefullyA suspect who took a hostage in Fullerton surrendered without incident after an hours-long standoff, police said.


UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:12
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.

Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:01

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2006 file photo, Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., watches returns at a victory party in Billings, Mont. Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, has died. Montana Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Essmann said Burns died Thursday, April 28, 2016, of natural causes at his home in Billings. He was 81. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.


Eagles select QB Carson Wentz with 2nd pick in NFL Draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:01

Eagles select QB Carson Wentz with 2nd pick in NFL DraftThe Philadelphia Eagles have selected quarterback Carson Wentz as the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.


VIDEO: Car does donuts around Donald Trump protesters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:57

 Car does donuts around Donald Trump protestersIn a wild scene outside a Donald Trump rally in Orange County, a car began doing donuts around protesters Thursday evening.


Investigation: When ordering online, where does your grub come from?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:55

 When ordering online, where does your grub come from?Without even dialing a number, hundreds of menus flash before your eyes on websites like GrubHub and Seamless. But an Action News Investigation is asking, "Do you really know where your meal is coming from?"


Girl testifies in Hawaii high school rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:51
HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers defending Hawaii's public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student raped his female classmate called the girl to testify in the trial Thursday, but didn't ask her any questions about the 2013 incident.