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Two vehicles collide on Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:17

Two vehicles collide on Schuylkill ExpresswayA bad crash on the Schuylkill Expressway sent two people to the hospital early Saturday morning.


North Carolina GOP's careful plan could be in jeopardy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:10
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, GOP leaders developed a strategy to take over North Carolina's state government for the first time since 1870: Aggressively pursue the seats of vulnerable Democratic lawmakers and win House and Senate majorities by 2010; use those majorities to redistrict the state in Republicans' favor; and push a business-friendly, socially conservative agenda in a Southern state where progressive policies once held sway.

How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:02

FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo, a tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla. Forecasters are finding that the human mind is more difficult to predict than a stormy atmosphere. As the nation's midsection braces for bad weather Tuesday, April 26, 2016, researchers are still trying to determine when to raise a general alarm with the public, so warnings will be more effective. The National Weather Service has even brought on a social scientist to help. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.


How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:02

FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo, a tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla. Forecasters are finding that the human mind is more difficult to predict than a stormy atmosphere. As the nation's midsection braces for bad weather Tuesday, April 26, 2016, researchers are still trying to determine when to raise a general alarm with the public, so warnings will be more effective. The National Weather Service has even brought on a social scientist to help. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.


Jurors unmoved by former Va. governor's appeal arguments

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:02

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, hugs his daughters Cailin Young, left, and Jeanine McDonnell Zubowsky, right, after he was sentenced outside federal court in Richmond, Va. The Supreme Court will decide how far politicians can go in doing favors for people who give them money as it takes up the public corruption case of McDonnell. In the court's final argument of the term on Wednesday, April 27, the justices will consider the appeal of McDonnell, who was convicted along with his wife Maureen of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, three of the jurors who convicted him say they remain certain they did the right thing.


Yolanda Adams Morning Show comes to an End

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:50

Yolanda Adams Morning Show comes to an EndReach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to end "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" after more than nine years.


Yolanda Adams Morning Show comes to an End

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:50

Yolanda Adams Morning Show comes to an EndReach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to end "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" after more than nine years.


Judge: Building owner can charge rent based on gold prices

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:49

A woman enters the downtown Commerce Building on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Columbus Ohio. A federal judge ruled in March that property owners can collect rent for the building based on the price of gold as part of a century-old agreement. The decision means rent could jump from $6,000 annually to nearly $350,000. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A downtown office building is worth its weight in gold, according to a federal judge who upheld a nearly century-old lease that tied rent to the current price of the metal.


Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:21
BETHEL, Vt. (AP) — Almost five years after raging flood waters heavily damaged the White River National Fish Hatchery in the Vermont town of Bethel, contaminating tens of thousands of surviving trout and salmon with an invasive algae known as rock snot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ready to start raising fish there again.

Georgia man suspected of killing five before shooting himself: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:17

Wayne Anthony Hawes is seen in an undated picture released by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Appling, GeorgiaWayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was found dead shortly after midnight at his home in Appling, about 130 miles (210 km) east of Atlanta, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Investigators were able to confirm the three had been shot by Hawes, Captain Andy Shedd said in the statement.


NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations, suspension

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:14

FILE - In this April 17, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City's Board of Elections, long a target of complaints, came under fire as followers of Bernie Sanders, many from Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn, said they were unable to vote in the Democratic primary. The New York Board of Elections has suspended its chief clerk in Brooklyn without pay amid questions into whether she followed proper procedures in what was supposed to be a routine housecleaning of voter registration lists. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the polls closed in New York's primary, the city's election board dismissed as groundless hundreds of complaints, many from people in Bernie Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn who said they were unable to vote.


Police: 3 killed in Alabama nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:55
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are investigating a shooting at a nightclub that left three people dead.

Justice Breyer to take part in event honoring Shakespeare

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be among the notable people talking about William Shakespeare during a program to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.

Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:16
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill.

German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:58
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's labor minister is rejecting suggestions by conservatives, including the finance minister, that the retirement age should be raised to as late as 70.

Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:23

Thousands of demonstrators protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.


AccuWeather: Morning Showers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:11

 Morning ShowersMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the clouds will be slow to clear this afternoon. Warming up again next week!


Severe criminal justice policies hurt U.S. economy: White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 18:17

 Homer hauled to New York prisonBy Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longer prison sentences for non-violent criminals and crowded prisons are hurting the American economy more than they are helping it, economists in U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said in a report released on Saturday. The prison population in the United States is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1980, primarily driven by longer sentences and higher conviction rates for nearly all offenses, according to the Council's report. Economists are "of one mind" that packed prisons, excessively long sentences, and insufficient reentry programs "are counter-productive to our economy as a whole in addition to hurting the people involved," Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters in a call on Friday.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:53

The shadow of Renante Nodalo is reflected on a door as he takes care of a rooster to be used for cockfighting in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Cockfighting is a popular pastime in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


The Latest: Prince to be honored in New Orleans jazz funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:43

Fans pose for photos and selfies at the Prince star and memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016 in Minneapolis where he often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of superstar musician Prince (all times local):