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Voters testify in Arizona presidential primary challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:46

CORRECTS FROM DIANE TO DIANNE- Dianne Post, a poll worker in Phoenix testifies about voting problems with Democrat ballots during the presidential primary election in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz., on Monday, April 25, 2016. John Brakey, from Tucson, Ariz., is challenging the outcome presidential primary election, contending that long lines in Maricopa County suppressed the vote and statewide voter registrations problems led to illegal vote counts. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Voters dismayed with Arizona's problematic presidential primary voiced frustrations with long lines and registration issues Monday during a hearing for a court challenge to have the election results thrown out.


Girl, 16, wounded in Summerdale shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:33

Girl, 16, wounded in Summerdale shootingA 16-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in Philadelphia's Summerdale section.


Bay Area groups work to help Nepal rebuild 1 year after massive quake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:32

Bay Area groups work to help Nepal rebuild 1 year after massive quakeIt's been one year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Nearly 9,000 people died, over 21,000 were injured and millions were left homeless - and most of them still are.


U.S. habitat protections denied for endangered bat species

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:16
U.S. wildlife officials have decided against setting aside protected habitat for the cave dwellings of an imperiled species of bats, saying that doing so might draw the attention of vandals who would do harm to the lairs of the winged mammals. The northern long-eared bat, whose numbers have been decimated by the spread of a fungus behind a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome, are deemed integral to the ecology throughout their range along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, Oklahoma, the Dakotas and parts of Montana and Wyoming. Federal wildlife managers on Monday said it would be imprudent to designate critical habitat for the bats because that would entail publicly identifying where they hibernate, increasing the risk of vandalism and possibly hastening the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Family, friends stunned after teen drowns in Martinez pool

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:15

Family, friends stunned after teen drowns in Martinez poolThe Contra Costa Sheriff's Department is in mourning and a high school is in shock after a star athlete, whose mother is a sheriff's sergeant, appears to have drowned in a Martinez pool over the weekend.


Tourist in yoga airplane altercation allowed to fly to Korea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:10

FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016 file photo, Hyongtae Pae stands outside the federal courthouse in Honolulu, after pleading guilty to interfering with a flight crew. Pae, a tourist arrested for becoming violent because he couldn't do yoga on a plane is being allowed to return home to South Korea. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang previously allowed Hyongtae Pae to be released, but prevented him from leaving Hawaii. But on Monday, April 25, 2016, Chang modified conditions of Pae's release to allow him to return home. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist whose desire to do yoga on a plane led to his arrest is being allowed to leave Hawaii and return home to South Korea.


Autopsy: Newborn killed by dog died of bites to head

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:59

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the San Diego County Department of Animal Services shows a male American Staffordshire terrier-mix named Polo, in their custody after it mauled to death a 3-day-old boy, in San Diego. The autopsy, released Monday, April 25, 2016, by San Diego County's medical examiner, found that the newborn boy mauled to death by the family dog died from bites to his head and also ruled the death of 3-day-old Sebastian Caban an accident. Authorities say the newborn was in bed with his parents and the dog Thursday night, April 21,when the mother coughed, startling the animal and prompting the attack. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 3-day-old California boy mauled to death by the family dog died from bites to his head, according to autopsy results released Monday.


Japan to raise nuke safety check competency per IAEA review

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:47

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Philippe Jamet, right, Commissioner of France Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Mission Team Leader and Juan Carlos Lentijo, left, Deputy Director General and Head of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, speak prior to a press conference with Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority in Tokyo. Japan has improved its nuclear safety regulation since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but it still needs to strengthen inspections and staff competency, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency, led by Jamet, said Friday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese nuclear regulators said they will revise laws, nearly double inspection staff and send some inspectors to the U.S. for training to address deficiencies cited by the International Atomic Energy Agency.


The Latest: 3 dozen more protesters arrested at legislature

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:41
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on rallies held over a law limiting protections for LGBT people on the first day of North Carolina's legislative session (all times local):

Federal judge upholds North Carolina photo ID mandate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:38

A pile of government pamphlets explaining North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law sits on table as the law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary in CharlotteRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina's election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases.


Dallas grand jury to indict former quarterback Johnny Manziel: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:10

 Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland CavaliersA Dallas County grand jury is expected to indict former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel on Tuesday on a charge of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury after he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Manziel's lawyer said. Manziel, 23, is to be indicted on a Class A misdemeanor domestic violence assault charge, a lawyer for Manziel, Robert Hinton, said.


San Francsico supes going after Airbnb, other short-term rentals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:10

San Francsico supes going after Airbnb, other short-term rentalsSan Francisco supervisors are proposing a new crackdown on illegal short-term rentals that is going straight to Airbnb.


Power fully restored to thousands following massive outage in East Bay

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:09

Power fully restored to thousands following massive outage in East BayPower has been restored after a transformer failure and fire at a PG&E substation in El Cerrito caused a massive power outage in the East Bay Monday morning.


RAW VIDEO: Warriors GM Bob Myers talks Steph Curry's knee injury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:03

 Warriors GM Bob Myers talks Steph Curry's knee injuryGolden State Warriors General Manager addressed Steph Curry's knee injury during a Monday afternoon news conference.


Vermont ski resort could be forced to close amid fraud probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:01
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federal receiver appointed to oversee two Vermont ski resorts amid allegations of massive fraud says Jay Peak could close and Q Burke Mountain may not open without additional money.

No regrets expressed by officials in dismissed freeway case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:00

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, accused freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., appears in Maricopa County Superior Court for his arraignment in Phoenix. A judge has dismissed a criminal case against Merritt, who had been accused of carrying out freeway shootings in Phoenix last summer that put drivers on edge. The ruling came Monday, April 25, after prosecutors had asked for charges against Merritt to be dismissed amid undisclosed questions about evidence. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool, File)PHOENIX (AP) — There was a stark difference between the beginning and end of the criminal case against a man accused in a string of freeway shootings in Phoenix that sent a metro area into a frenzy as drivers feared they would be fired at on the interstate.


Michael Finney answers your consumer questions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:46

Michael Finney answers your consumer questionsFed up? Curious? Furious?! If you need help, just ask Michael Finney, your own consumer expert from 7 On Your Side!


Small plane crashes into Florida house with 3 aboard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:42

A person is transported to the hospital after a plane crashed into a house in Pompano Beach, Fla., Monday, April 25, 2016. (Carline Jean/The South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) SOUTH FLORIDA OUT; NO MAGS; NO SALES; NO INTERNET; NO TVPOMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say three people were injured when their small plane crashed into a Florida home.


Andra Day to appear on 40 million Coke cups at McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:41

REMOVES REFERENCE TO A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF CUPS - FILE - In this April 1, 2016 file photo, Andra Day appears at the 2016 Black Girls Rock! event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. Day’s image will appear on Coca-Cola cups at select McDonald’s throughout the country. Coca-Cola officials said Monday, April 25, that Day and the lyrics of her standout song “Rise Up” will be featured on the red and white cups, which will be available May 2. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.


On 6th day, teen carrying brother reaches Michigan Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:41
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother finished a 111-mile walk Monday, reaching the steps of the Michigan Capitol after the teen carried his sibling on his back for all but the last half-mile.