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Protests as Venezuela embraces 2-day workweek to save power

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:02

A man holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish; "Yes to the referendum, Maduro out!" during a signature gathering campaign organized by the opposition aimed at recalling Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Maduro's approval rating has plummeted amid spiraling triple-digit inflation, a deep recession and widespread shortages. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts.


Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:02

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mateIn need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina - a woman who he said has repeatedly "shattered glass ceilings" - to serve as his running mate.


U.S. Congress passes legislation to protect firms' trade secrets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:00

Boeing logo at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Wednesday passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation strengthening legal protection for companies' trade secrets, including manufacturing processes and computer methods. The House of Representatives voted 410-2 to approve the "Defend Trade Secrets Act" on the heels of it being unanimously passed by the Senate earlier this month. The legislation, which is backed by the White House, would open the door for companies to sue in federal court for damages related to theft of trade secrets.


Man found dead at Apple headquarters in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:00

A Santa Clara county Sheriff's Office vehicle is shown parked outside one of the main office buildings of the Apple campus in CupertinoAn Apple Inc employee was found dead on Wednesday at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, police said, with local media reporting that the victim had suffered a head wound and a gun was discovered near his body. Sergeant Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office told reporters at a press conference that deputies were called to Apple's main offices in Cupertino at 8:35 a.m. PDT(1535 GMT). Urena said that Santa Clara County Coroner's investigators would conduct an autopsy to ascertain the cause and manner of death.


Changes announced to address city mail mismanagement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:00

Changes announced to address city mail mismanagementAlmost three months after uncovering major mismanagement at Philadelphia's mail distribution center, city officials say the problems were worse than they thought.


Fmr. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie Williams dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:58

Fmr. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie Williams diesFormer Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie Williams has died at the age of 72.


ESPN sources: Philadelphia leads field to host 2017 NFL Draft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:57

 Philadelphia leads field to host 2017 NFL DraftThe NFL Draft may be headed back to Philadelphia.


South Carolina body camera law not exactly as Haley suggests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:55

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley talks to inmates at Manning Correctional institution Monday, April 25, 2016, in Columbia, S.C., who are scheduled to be released. Haley told prisoners Monday a better life beyond the barbed-wire fencing starts with a legal job, and it's her job to help them find one. (AP Photo/Seanna Adcox)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told a prison inmate this week that state law requires every police officer to wear a body camera, "so if something happens we can see it."


Suspect in woman's murder arrested after standoff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:54

Suspect in woman's murder arrested after standoffA man has been charged with the murder of a woman inside a Delaware home, which led to an hours-long standoff with police.


Labor agency files complaint against VW on row with UAW in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:39

A general view of the Volkswagen plant in ChattanoogaUnder board procedure, employers must formally refuse to recognise a union certified by the NLRB in order to bring the case to U.S. appeals courts. As the board earlier this month said Volkswagen workers could join the UAW, the agency will likely soon rule against Volkswagen, allowing the company to appeal.


Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:36

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mateIn need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina - a woman who he said has repeatedly "shattered glass ceilings" - to serve as his running mate.


Iowa simplifies voting rights restoration form for felons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:34
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The application form that convicted felons in Iowa must complete to seek restoration of their voting rights in Iowa has been made simpler, Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday, but voting rights advocates argue the process is still one of the most burdensome in the country.

Caught on camera: Man sought in armed robbery at N.J. gas station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:26

 Man sought in armed robbery at N.J. gas stationA man is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station that was caught on camera in Ewing Township, New Jersey.


Pennsylvania judge orders three priests to trial in sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:23
A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday ordered three Franciscan friars to stand trial on charges they endangered boys by assigning a fourth cleric they knew to be a sexual predator to work at a Catholic high school in the 1990s. Robert D’Aversa, 69, and Anthony Criscitelli, 61, to stand trial in Blair County Court of Common Pleas in Hollidaysburg, Pa., on felony charges of endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy. "We're obviously pleased at the court's ruling and are ready to take the case to trial," Deputy Attorney General Daniel Dye, the prosecutor, said in a phone interview.

Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:17

Activists line up to put flowers in crib in front of Pfizer world headquarters in New York, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The crib filled with flowers, organized by Doctors Without Borders, was delivered to Pfizer with a petition demanding that the pharmaceutical company lower the cost of the pneumonia vaccine. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company.


Willie Williams, trailblazing top cop for 2 cities, dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:16

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1997, file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams discusses the fatal shooting of comedian Bill Cosby's son Ennis Cosby during a news conference in Los Angeles. Williams, the first black police chief in Philadelphia and in Los Angeles, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the age of 72 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to his daughter-in-law Valerie Williams. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Willie L. Williams, who was the first black police chief in Philadelphia and in Los Angeles, where he took over in the wake of the Rodney King riots, has died. He was 72.


FBI says it won't disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:16

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, an iPhone is seen in Washington. The FBI said Wednesday, April 27, 2016, that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough “technical information” about the software vulnerability that was exploited. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was exploited.


University of Kentucky suspends fraternity for hazing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:16
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has suspended a fraternity for five years for alcohol and hazing violations.

Lawyer: Author Jon Krakauer, public deserve to see records

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:11

Author Jon Krakauer, center, listens to introductory remarks ahead of oral arguments before the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Bozeman, Mont. The Montana commissioner of higher education is appealing a judge's order to release documents about a rape case to Krakauer. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer and the public deserve to know why the University of Montana reversed its decision in 2012 to expel a star quarterback who was accused of rape, an attorney for the writer told the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday.


Police shooting of armed musician heads to grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:08
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury will decide whether a former police officer should face charges in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician who was waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck, a prosecutor said Wednesday.