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Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:52
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole has pleaded not guilty.

Two teen girls found shot dead at school in Phoenix suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:43
Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale and were found with a gun beside them, police said. Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said it was too early to determine if the incident at Independence High involved a suicide.

Man charged with murder in Georgia lawman's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:36

Police officers mill around the parking lot of the Villages on the River apartment complex on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, following a fatal police shooting, in Riverdale, Ga. (John Spink/Atlanta Joutal police shooting, rnal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — A suspect accused of gunning down a Georgia lawman has been charged with murder in the death of the 25-year police veteran. The fallen officer was struck by two shots as he helped colleagues serve a "no knock" search warrant at an apartment complex near Atlanta, authorities said Friday.

Maine governor accused of insensitivity with 'Mr. Chiu' joke

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:29
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is being accused of racial insensitivity over a joke about a Chinese investor's name.

Colorado's newest pot shop tied to strip club and mayor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:24

In this Feb. 10, 2016 photo, a large roadside sign marks the entrance of longtime strip club Shotgun Willie's, and Smoking Gun Apothecary, the new marijuana dispensary, in Glendale, Colo. Smokin Gun Apothecary is on a site formerly occupied by the Denver area’s best known strip club, Shotgun Willie’s. The strip club hasn’t gone away, it’s moved just across the parking lot. Both businesses have the same owner, who envisions pot shoppers getting discounted drinks at the strip club and is outfitting the roof of the pot shop for a future lounge in case Colorado changes its law banning on-site marijuana consumption.(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver.

Police: No more danger after 2 teens shot at Arizona school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:21

A Phoenix police officer, left, tries to give instructions to parents waiting to reunite with their children, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. after two teens were shot Friday at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb. Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that both victims were 15 years old and were shot once. She says authorities are not searching for any suspects and a weapon was found near the bodies. Breeden told parents awaiting word on their kids that "your children are safe." (AP Photo/Matt York)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two teens were shot Friday at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children.

Court: Facebook's nudity policy can face trial in France

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:15

A visitor takes a picture with a phone of Gustave Courbet's 1866 "The Origin of the World," painting which depicts female genitalia at Musee d'Orsay museum, in Paris, France, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of Courbet's famous 19th-century nude painting. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.

Autopsy: Police shot man 20 times, including 6 in back

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:09
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An autopsy report shows a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police suffered 20 gunshot wounds, including six in the back, and had drugs in his system when he died in the shooting that sparked protests and calls for the chief's removal.

Man sentenced for evidence tampering in fatal hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:03
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to tampering with evidence in a fatal hit-and-run case in which authorities say his wife carried the victim on top of her car for 11 blocks before dumping the body.

US stocks higher this afternoon as oil rebounds, banks rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:01

This Monday, July 6, 2015 photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building, in New York. European stocks rose Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan's main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)A strong rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on retail sales helped lift the U.S. stock market in afternoon trading Friday, putting it on course for its first gain in a week. Financial and energy companies were among the biggest gainers. Oil was up more than 11 percent.

Jury: Man killed wife's twin when wife was due to give birth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:59
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of killing his wife's twin sister in Massachusetts while his wife was in the hospital getting ready to deliver their second child.

The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:53

Kanye West gestures to the audience at the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models stood high on a platform wearing his new shoe and clothing collection.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:46
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Feb. 11, 2016:

Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:43

 releasing tax returns before the primaries elections avoids tough scrutiny later. The top three Republicans leading in national polls don’t appear to be listening. (Trump Presidential Campaign via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening.

Man, woman from Texas killed in plane crash off Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:42
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman from Texas were killed when a small plane they were in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Man, woman killed in plane crash off Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:39
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane that crashed off the Florida Panhandle (all times local):

First trial delayed for biker arrested after Texas shootout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:39
WACO, Texas (AP) — A judge has postponed the first trial scheduled for one of the many bikers arrested after last year's deadly shootout at a restaurant in Waco, Texas.

Michigan governor, EPA to testify at House panel on Flint

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:38

File photo of Michigan Governor Snyder speaking during the official launch of VLF Automotive at the North American International Auto Show in DetroitMichigan Governor Rick Snyder will testify on the Flint drinking water crisis at a House of Representatives oversight panel next month, aides for the committee said on Friday. The panel earlier this month held its first hearing into Flint's lead-laced drinking water, which thousands of children are believed to have ingested since April 2014. The committee has also invited Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to testify at next month's hearing.

Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 02:07

File photo of attorney John Antia at Lincoln United Methodist Church in south ChicagoBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers. The accusation centers on the Jan. 2-4 raids that were the U.S. administration’s first large-scale operation since mid-2014 to deport hundreds of families who crossed the southern border illegally. Four of the women -- three of them in statements to Reuters through their lawyers and one in an interview with Reuters -- said that ICE agents had misled them on their right to legal counsel while they were detained at a detention facility in Dilley, Texas.

Kansas confirms two more norovirus cases in Buffalo Wild Wings probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:45
Two more cases of norovirus were confirmed in people who visited a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant in Kansas, but the source of the illness could not be identified, a spokeswoman for the state health department's county office said. Now, a total of three people out of the 10 people who were tested are confirmed to have contracted norovirus, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman said. There have been no other reports of illness related to the Buffalo Wild Wings' restaurant in Overland Park in suburban Kansas City, Johnson County spokeswoman Barbara Mitchell told Reuters in an email.