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Medical examiner: Missing firefighter killed herself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:50
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner says a firefighter whose disappearance prompted a dayslong search in a Virginia national park took her own life.

The Latest: Attorney raises uncertainty about baby's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:48

A sheriff's department vehicle is parked outside the house where 1-year-old Kenzley Olson was staying when she was beaten to death on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Poplar, Mont. A federal investigator says a woman beat to death the girl on a Montana Indian reservation and threw the baby's body into a dumpster. Janelle Red Dog appeared in Fort Peck Tribal Court on Friday in the death of Olson after she reportedly confessed and drew a map of where the body was located. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 1-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation (all times local):


Law enforcement: Apple ruling will hinder crime fighters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:44
NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement groups say they fear the public will stop aiding police authorities if Apple is allowed to refuse to give up information from a phone in a New York City drug case.

Sheriff: Officers didn't stand by and watch teens drown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:43
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When three Florida teenagers stole a car, crashed it into a cemetery pond and then drowned, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talked about his frustration, about lives "needlessly lost," and how the vehicle became a death chamber for the three girls.

Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:40

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Cameron's official residence, in London, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people.


New Jersey woman convicted of burning newborn sentenced to 30 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:19
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, of Pemberton Township, a Philadelphia suburb, must serve 85 percent of the sentence, or 25-1/2 years, before she is eligible for parole, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said. Dorvilier pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter on Feb. 29 after she was charged with first-degree murder in the baby's death in Mount Holly, New Jersey, in January. After Dorvilier gave birth to the baby girl on Jan. 16, 2015, in the house where she lived with her mother and sister, she set the newborn on fire using a flammable liquid in a wooded area a few miles from her home, according to investigators.

Federal judge seizes Puerto Rico govt funds amid crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:15
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's financially strapped government has been hit with a federal court order that demands the island's health department immediately pay long-overdue bills owed to companies that serve mentally disabled people in the U.S. territory.

Officials: Stoddard firefighter charged with arson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:15
STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a Stoddard firefighter has been charged with arson in connection with a brush fire in that town that burned 190 acres and prompted the voluntary evacuation of 17 homes.

Medical examiner completes Prince autopsy; findings not released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:11

Medical examiner completes Prince autopsy; findings not releasedAuthorities say they have completed the autopsy on Prince's body, but preliminary findings were not being immediately released.


Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:05
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler said Friday it's recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because drivers can't tell if they've put the vehicles in park.

The Latest: Sen. Ron Johnson criticizes border-index effort

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:05

In this Thursday, March 17, 2016, photo, Robert Leviton poses for a photo on the balcony of his townhouse in Pasadena, Calif. The traffic on the stretch of highway, background, that runs alongside his complex creates a persistent din and is visible from any of his townhome's north-facing windows. Leviton knew it would be like this when he bought the two-bedroom unit for $666,000 last summer. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's rejection of a color-coded system to measure border security. All times local:


North Carolina Republicans criticize Obama over transgender law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:43

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (unseen) following a meeting at Downing Street, in LondonNorth Carolina last month became the first state to require transgender people to use public restrooms that match the sex assigned to them at birth rather than their gender identity. Backers of the legislation in the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature say it is meant to protect privacy rights and keep children and women safe from sexual predators. "Not every father has the luxury of Secret Service agents protecting his daughters' right to privacy in the girls' bathroom," North Carolina State Senate Leader Phil Berger said in a statement.


Judge won't dismiss lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:35

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics that have since been discontinued and widely discredited. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.


U.S. probes toy jewelry kits linked to high lead levels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:33
Elliot Kaye, who chairs the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said on Friday that he is examining the safety of Cra-Z-Art kits after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called on several big retailers to pull them from store shelves. A similar demand was made to LaRose Industries LLC, a Randolph, New Jersey-based company that distributes Cra-Z-Art.

School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:30
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims.

School board chairman accused of cheating on GED resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:29
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The chairman of a Kentucky school board who is accused of cheating on a GED exam has resigned from the board.

Officer gave ride to runaway later charged in Texas slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:28
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An off-duty police officer in Central Texas gave a teenage runaway a ride to Austin about 10 days before the youth was charged in the killing of a college student.

Photos: Woman fights off attempted rapist; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:28

 Woman fights off attempted rapist; suspect soughtPhiladelphia police have released photos of a would-be rapist being fought off by the young woman he was trying to rape.


Elite prep school principal: Sex abuse claims 'dark moment'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:27

FILE - In this April 11, 2016 photo, part of the campus of the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy is seen in Exeter, N.H. The principal of the elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday, April 22, 2016, it represented a “dark moment” but said the school will emerge from the crisis strong and healthy. Phillips Exeter Academy Principal Lisa MacFarlane spoke to The Associated Press following revelations last month about former teacher Rick Schubart. Schubart was forced to resign in 2011 after admitting sexual misconduct dating to the 1970s and was barred from campus after more misconduct surfaced in 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The principal of an elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday it represented a "dark moment" but said the school will emerge from the crisis strong and healthy.


Man nabbed in child-sex sting is every parent's 'nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:27
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 50-year-old registered sex offender who showed up at a Florida hotel room with condoms and superhero T-shirts was expecting to have a sexual encounter with three young boys. Waiting for him instead were state and federal agents.