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Religious leaders object to religious objections law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:26
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi's new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.

Forecasters warn of severe weather outbreak in central US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:22

This is the Weather Underground forecast for Tuesday, April 26, 2016, for the United States. Showers and thunderstorms are expected over most of the Plains, with severe storms and flash flooding possible. The Northeast and Ohio Valley will also have a chance of rain and storms. Much of the Rockies will have a chance of showers. (Weather Underground via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School districts and authorities are bracing for the possibility of a severe weather outbreak that could produce powerful, long-track tornadoes and large hail Tuesday in some central and southern Plains states.

Once-fugitive real estate heir eyes Los Angeles-area prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:15

FILE - In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans. Durst, in a court filing Monday, April 25, 2016, is asking a federal judge to recommend a Los Angeles-area prison when he's sentenced on the weapons charge that's kept him in Louisiana pending his trial on a California murder charge. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday, April 27, for the 72-year-old real estate heir, arrested last year in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert Durst is asking a federal judge to recommend a Los Angeles-area prison when he's sentenced on the weapons charge that's kept him in Louisiana pending his trial on a California murder charge.

US seeks outside control for troubled New Orleans jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:06
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal court to appoint a third party to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail, saying new leadership is essential because the city's sheriff has for years failed to improve conditions that endanger inmates.

Modest 2.5 magnitude earthquake hits N. Carolina mountains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:04
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Residents of a North Carolina mountain community are learning the sound of thunder accompanied by strange vibrations they felt was actually a minor earthquake.

Box Office Top 20: 'Jungle Book' overpowers 'Huntsman'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:03

In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with its star-studded cast of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" proved to be no competition for the CGI majesty of "The Jungle Book," which easily topped the box office again with $61.5 million.

The Latest: Sheriff plans fight over control of Orleans jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:55
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on efforts by the Justice Department and inmate advocates to have an outside administrator take over control of the violence-plagued jail in New Orleans (all times local):

Sportscaster Erin Andrews settles court case, ends appeals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:54
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews on Monday settled with two hotel companies that were found partially to blame for a stalker posting secretly-recorded nude video of her on the Internet.

Trump mocks rival Kasich's 'disgusting' eating habits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:45

Trump mocks rival Kasich's 'disgusting' eating habitsRepublican Donald Trump took aim at rival John Kasich's table manners Monday, labeling his eating "disgusting" and calling him "a stubborn guy who eats like a slob."

Detergent pods remain a danger for young children, study finds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:42

Detergent pods remain a danger for young children, study findsLaundry detergent packets commonly known as "pods" are a growing safety issue for young children, according to a new study published Monday in the Pediatrics medical journal.

Prosecutor: Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:41

CORRECTS FROM PIKETOWN TO PIKETON- Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader addresses the media, hesitating briefly before saying that his county is small and he knows the family, at a press conference in Piketon, Ohio, on Friday, April 22, 2016. Reader stated that multiple victims were killed in an execution style shooting and that the shooter is still at large. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Equirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants.

Latest: Mother of accused prom shooter: Son no monster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:37

Map locates Antigo, Wisconsin, site of a shooting at a prom; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting outside a northern Wisconsin high school during prom (all times local):

Classes resume after fatal Delaware school assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:33

Classes resume after fatal Delaware school assaultAdults greeted students as they returned back to Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington on Monday just days after one of their fellow classmates was assaulted.

Battle over N.C. transgender law intensifies as lawmakers reconvene

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:31

Protesters march to show their opposition against what they called 'Hate Bill 2'? in Raleigh, North CarolinaBy Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of people flocked to North Carolina's capital on Monday to show both support and disdain for a law that has thrust the state into the international spotlight over its restrictions on transgender bathroom access and gay rights. North Carolina became the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings and schools that match the sex on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity. "Our state is a state of crisis," Chris Sgro, executive director of the Equality North Carolina advocacy group, said in Raleigh before activists delivered petitions to Republican Governor Pat McCrory's office demanding the law's repeal.

Small plane crashes in Florida neighborhood: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:29
There were no injuries on the ground after the Beechcraft 76 damaged the roof of a home in the Atlantic Coast community north of Fort Lauderdale. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue could not be reached to comment on Monday afternoon. The pilot was practicing take-offs and landings when the plane came down shortly after takeoff from the nearby Pompano Beach Airpark, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration told WSVN television in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Columbia sued again over student's mattress protest of alleged rape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:26
A former Columbia University student who had been accused of rape has sued the school for a second time over its decision to allow his accuser to carry a mattress around campus in protest after he had been cleared of the allegations. The lawsuit filed on Monday by Paul Nungesser came six weeks after U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan threw out an earlier version. The judge said Nungesser failed to show that Columbia discriminated against him based on his gender.

Groups' dispute eyed in killing of man near candidate's aide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:26
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are trying to find out whether the shooting deaths of two friends hours apart in northwest Philadelphia — one of them while he was talking to an aide for a state House candidate — are related to a conflict between two groups.

Judge dismisses charges against Arizona man in freeway shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:22

Leslie Allen Merritt is pictured in this undated handout booking photoA judge on Monday threw out charges against a man accused in a series of freeway shootings that terrorized Phoenix-area drivers last year, a move that comes after ballistics evidence against him was challenged by defense lawyers. The ruling leaves Maricopa County prosecutors with the ability to refile the case at a later date.     A county attorney spokesman, Jerry Cobb, could not be reached for comment following the hearing, but said last week that the motion was made after a ballistics expert called into question the methodology that tied Merritt to the shootings.

Sheriff: 12 saw police shooting of black man; none talking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:21
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Twelve people have said they witnessed a local police department's fatal shooting of a black motorist over the weekend, but none has stepped forward to say what they saw, a Florida sheriff investigating the death said Monday.

Health chief: Legionnaires' didn't rise much to his level

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:20

Nick Lyon, director of the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies on the Flint Water Crisis before a joint committee Monday, April 25, 2016, in a Senate committee room in Lansing, Mich. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The head of Michigan's health agency said Monday there was an eight-month gap between when he was made aware of an investigation into a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area in January 2015 and when the issue rose to his level again around the time the city's lead-tainted water crisis exploded in September.