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4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:44

Students gather at a memorial for University of Georgia students that were killed Wednesday in a car crash, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Athens, Ga. Five students were involved in a car crash. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said the crash occurred just outside Watkinsville when two mid-sized sedans, one driving northbound and the other southbound, collided late Wednesday on Georgia State Route 15. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left another student critically injured, the school's president said at a somber Thursday briefing.


Brother of San Bernardino shooter arrested with two others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:38

A memorial still remains outside as workers return to work for the first time at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San BernardinoBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three people linked to the couple responsible for December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said. The trio included Syed Raheel Farook, whose brother Syed Rizwan Farook and sister-in-law, Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in a rampage that authorities have said was inspired by Islamist militants. U.S. Navy veteran Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his wife, Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernykh, 26, were arrested by federal agents after being charged with conspiracy to make a false statement to immigration officials while under oath, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.


PHOTOS: More than 100 targeted in Darby drug sweep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:37

 104 of those targeted in Darby drug sweep ID'dPolice swarmed communities throughout Delaware County on Thursday morning, rounding up more than 100 people in an operating targeting drug sales in Darby Borough.


Slain teen's dad, stepmom arrested on domestic abuse charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:35
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the father and stepmother of a slain Virginia teenager have been arrested after a domestic violence incident.

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:35

 Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scenePrescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported.


Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:32
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue dropped 3 percent in March compared with last year, weighed down by bettors playing less baccarat and casinos having a less-lucky month in slots and sports betting.

VIDEO: Draft Day has arrived

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

 Draft Day has arrivedThe day that could determine the Eagle's fortunes for years to come has finally arrived.


Judge: Man suing Hastert can remain anonymous for now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:28

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, for his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — One day after a man publicly revealed himself as a sexual abuse victim of Dennis Hastert, a judge ruled Thursday that another victim does not have to reveal his name in a lawsuit that contends the former U.S. House Speaker hasn't paid all the money promised in exchange for his silence.


Malta minister loses portfolio over Panama Papers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:25
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Minister Konrad Mizzi has been relieved of his duties in energy and health after he acknowledged opening a company in Panama which is held by a trust in New Zealand.

Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder in cafeteria shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:20

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, Butler County Sheriff Deputies stand on the scene at Madison Local Schools, in Madison Township in Butler County, Ohio, after a school shooting. A 15-year-old boy charged with shooting students in an Ohio school cafeteria is due back in juvenile court to face charges including attempted murder. Butler County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft scheduled a pretrial hearing for Thursday, April 28, 2016, for James Austin Hancock. Hancock has been held in juvenile detention since his Feb. 29 arrest after the shootings that wounded two students and injured two others at Madison Local Schools near Middletown. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESHAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting students in a school cafeteria pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic.


Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:18
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After Oklahoma's highest court dismissed a criminal charge against a 17-year-old boy accused of forcing a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex, outraged lawmakers vowed Thursday they'll move quickly to fix an apparent loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law.

Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:17

FILE - In this April 7, 1951 file photo, Bill Tilden makes a return during an exhibition match at the Bayside Tennis Club in Bayside, N.Y. A group is pushing for a historical marker touting the accomplishments of tennis great Bill Tilden at Philadelphia's Germantown Cricket Club, but hit a roadblock over questions about the star's conduct with teenage boys. (AP Photo, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace — if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys.


Markets Right Now: Tech, energy stocks lead a broad decline

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:16

A money trader monitors computer screens with the day's exchange rate between yen and the U.S. dollar, behind, at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Japanese stocks rallied Thursday as the latest economic data spurred hopes for more central bank stimulus, leading gains in other Asian benchmarks after the Fed left interest rates unchanged. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on financial markets. All times local.


Man charged after tires slashed on 13 vehicles in South Philadelphia

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

Man charged after tires slashed on 13 vehicles in South PhiladelphiaA man is facing charges in connection with allegedly slashing the tires of 13 vehicles in a South Philadelphia neighborhood.


Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

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

In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, Cold War era sanitation kits, meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelter, are shown in Bozeman, Mont. After county officials determined they didn't need the kits any more, they found out the Department of Defense didn't want them back and the Federal Emergency Management Agency had no use for them, either. The county has offered some to museums. The rest may be sold at auction. A value and date haven't been set. (Troy Carter /Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters.


$1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:10
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."

U.S. senators release final sentencing reform bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:47

A guard opens the handcuffs of an inmate after he was escorted back into his cell in the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, CaliforniaA revised criminal justice reform bill moved closer to a full U.S. Senate vote on Thursday when it gained support from more Republicans after being stalled for months in Congress.In a legacy-shaping issue for President Barack Obama, the measure's sponsors announced four new Republican co-sponsor senators and a new version of the bill at a press conference in the Senate. The measure now has 37 co-sponsors, according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley.


Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:44

FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2012, file photo, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, center, plays with Madagascar characters, Alex the lion, right, and Kowalski the penguin, left, during a groundbreaking opening of DreamWorks studios in Redwood City, Calif. Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, the companies announced Thursday, April 28, 2016. DreamWorks will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures. Once the deal closes, DreamWorks co-founder and CEO Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks New Media. He'll also serve as a consultant to NBCUniversal, a unit of Comcast Corp. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the "Shrek," ''Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment.


Family of man killed in police shooting leery of grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:41

Attorney Benjamin Crump, right, talks with Clinton Jones,Sr and Katti Jones, Corey Jones' father and stepmother, as the family arrives at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Thursday, April 28, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Police shot Corey Jones, a legally armed musician who was waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck last October. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck said Thursday that after meeting with prosecutors they remain leery but are also more hopeful about the decision to present the case to a grand jury.


The Latest: Ohio youth pleads guilty in school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:35

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, Butler County Sheriff Deputies stand on the scene at Madison Local Schools, in Madison Township in Butler County, Ohio, after a school shooting. A 15-year-old boy charged with shooting students in an Ohio school cafeteria is due back in juvenile court to face charges including attempted murder. Butler County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft scheduled a pretrial hearing for Thursday, April 28, 2016, for James Austin Hancock. Hancock has been held in juvenile detention since his Feb. 29 arrest after the shootings that wounded two students and injured two others at Madison Local Schools near Middletown. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESHAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the 15-year-old student charged in Ohio school cafeteria shootings. (all times local):