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Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:30

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.


Lawyers ask panel to spare Georgia death row inmate's life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:29

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the state parole board to spare his life, saying he has turned his life around and is having a positive impact in prison.


Manziel's attorney says assault indictment to come Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:24

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members following the team's 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Seattle. Johnny Manziel's attorney says prosecutors have told him the troubled former NFL quarterback will be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January. Robert Hinton told The Associated Press on Monday, April 25, 2016, that he expects an assault charge for family violence to be filed. The Class A misdemeanor carries up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL quarterback said Monday.


Police chief apologizes for handcuff, arrest of children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:16
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police chief has apologized after his officers arrested 10 elementary school students, some of whom were handcuffed, in a bullying and assault case.

Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against Trump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:16

Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against TrumpGOP presidential candidate John Kasich, campaigning in South Philadelphia Monday morning, defended his collaboration with fellow candidate Ted Cruz in an effort to unify voters who oppose Donald Trump.


Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against Trump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:16

Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against TrumpGOP presidential candidate John Kasich, campaigning in South Philadelphia Monday morning, defended his collaboration with fellow candidate Ted Cruz in an effort to unify voters who oppose Donald Trump.


Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing UAW vote in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:09

Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing UAW vote in TennesseeVolkswagen on Monday announced plans to appeal a National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld a unionization vote among a portion of workers at the German automaker's lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. ...


Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing UAW vote in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:09

Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing UAW vote in TennesseeVolkswagen on Monday announced plans to appeal a National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld a unionization vote among a portion of workers at the German automaker's lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. ...


Lawyers ask panel to spare Georgia death row inmate's life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:07

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the state parole board to spare his life.


Lawyers ask panel to spare Georgia death row inmate's life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:07

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the state parole board to spare his life.


2 federal agents wounded in Kansas gunfight leave hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:05

Smoke rises from a fire at a motel following a Saturday, April 23, 2016, shootout in Topeka, Kan. Authorities say gunshots were exchanged with federal agents, and firefighters worked to douse the fire. (WIBW via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two of three federal agents injured during a fiery weekend shootout at a Kansas motel are out of the hospital, and authorities are trying to identify the body found inside the suspect's charred motel room.


Boston mayor says not subject of federal probe into labor unions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:02

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a news conference in BostonBoston Mayor Martin Walsh, a former labor leader, said on Monday that federal agents had not contacted him in connection with what local media has described as a wide-ranging investigation into whether the city's building unions used strong-arm tactics. The Boston Globe reported over the weekend, citing unnamed sources, that Walsh had been implicated in a federal investigation into whether city union officials threatened developers who hired nonunion workers on projects in and around the city. Walsh, who served as a state representative from 1997 through 2013, went on to say that even if there were an investigation into his former union, he was not concerned.


Boston mayor says not subject of federal probe into labor unions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:02

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a news conference in BostonBoston Mayor Martin Walsh, a former labor leader, said on Monday that federal agents had not contacted him in connection with what local media has described as a wide-ranging investigation into whether the city's building unions used strong-arm tactics. The Boston Globe reported over the weekend, citing unnamed sources, that Walsh had been implicated in a federal investigation into whether city union officials threatened developers who hired nonunion workers on projects in and around the city. Walsh, who served as a state representative from 1997 through 2013, went on to say that even if there were an investigation into his former union, he was not concerned.


Boston mayor says not subject of federal probe into labor unions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:02

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a news conference in BostonBoston Mayor Martin Walsh, a former labor leader, said on Monday that federal agents had not contacted him in connection with what local media has described as a wide-ranging investigation into whether the city's building unions used strong-arm tactics. The Boston Globe reported over the weekend, citing unnamed sources, that Walsh had been implicated in a federal investigation into whether city union officials threatened developers who hired nonunion workers on projects in and around the city. Walsh, who served as a state representative from 1997 through 2013, went on to say that even if there were an investigation into his former union, he was not concerned.


Rail strike to disrupt French train traffic on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:52
PARIS (AP) — France's six rail unions have issued a joint call for a one-day strike that is set to disrupt local and national train traffic, but not international lines.

Rail strike to disrupt French train traffic on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:52
PARIS (AP) — France's six rail unions have issued a joint call for a one-day strike that is set to disrupt local and national train traffic, but not international lines.

Rail strike to disrupt French train traffic on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:52
PARIS (AP) — France's six rail unions have issued a joint call for a one-day strike that is set to disrupt local and national train traffic, but not international lines.

USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:47

FILE - This file photograph taken July 14, 2010, shows Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday, April 25, 2016, that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.


Officials: Highway maintenance sparked North Carolina fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:47
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a fire that's burned more than 15,000 acres in northeastern North Carolina was caused by highway maintenance work.

Officials: 2 large brush fires were intentionally set

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:31

 2 large brush fires were intentionally setOfficials say two large brush fires that crews have been battling in the Poconos were intentionally set.