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APNewsBreak: Church shooting suspect's friend to plead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:55
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday.

France's President confirms shut down of old nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:48
PARIS (AP) — France's president says he will formally launch this year the long process to shut down the country's oldest nuclear plant.

France's President confirms shut down of old nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:48
PARIS (AP) — France's president says he will formally launch this year the long process to shut down the country's oldest nuclear plant.

Cosby's criminal case can resume after court rejects appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:45

Cosby's criminal case can resume after court rejects appealA Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby's attempt to halt his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not to prosecute him.


Dead whale washes up at popular California surf spot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:43

In this photo taken, Sunday, April 24, 2016, Kirk Lindahl, of San Clemente, snaps a selfie with a dead whale that washed up along the shore at Lower Trestles, a popular surf spot, a mile south of San Clemente, Calif. (Fred Swegles/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — A dead whale has washed up at a popular California surf spot, and a boat captain says he saw another whale carcass off shore.


Dead whale washes up at popular California surf spot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:43

In this photo taken, Sunday, April 24, 2016, Kirk Lindahl, of San Clemente, snaps a selfie with a dead whale that washed up along the shore at Lower Trestles, a popular surf spot, a mile south of San Clemente, Calif. (Fred Swegles/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — A dead whale has washed up at a popular California surf spot, and a boat captain says he saw another whale carcass off shore.


Report: 135,000 Kentucky kids have had parent in jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report says Kentucky has the highest percentage of children in the nation who have had a parent in jail — a situation so detrimental that a child advocate compares it to abuse.

Report: 135,000 Kentucky kids have had parent in jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report says Kentucky has the highest percentage of children in the nation who have had a parent in jail — a situation so detrimental that a child advocate compares it to abuse.

Bear in the 'burbs: Cub sent packing after romp near homes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:39

This Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a 2 year-old female bear cub after she was released to an unidentified location in Los Angeles County. Officials captured the bear cub on Sunday, April 24, after it was found in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community of Duarte. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub seen rooting through garbage cans and wandering in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community was captured and released back into the wild.


Bear in the 'burbs: Cub sent packing after romp near homes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:39

This Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a 2 year-old female bear cub after she was released to an unidentified location in Los Angeles County. Officials captured the bear cub on Sunday, April 24, after it was found in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community of Duarte. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub seen rooting through garbage cans and wandering in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community was captured and released back into the wild.


Charges dismissed in Phoenix freeway shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:38
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has dismissed a criminal case against a man who had been accused of carrying out freeway shootings in Phoenix last summer that put drivers on edge.

Illinois impasse sparks fears of the unthinkable: No school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:34

This April 11, 2016 photo shows Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Ill. Parts of the High School are 113 years old. School officials worry the district won't have enough money to keep the school open next year if the district doesn't get state money because of Illinois' budget impasse. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — The economic hard times that have hit this Illinois coal town are particularly visible inside its 113-year-old high school, where cracks in the walls and holes in the ceiling go unfixed and paint is peeling off the purple lockers lining the hallways.


Illinois impasse sparks fears of the unthinkable: No school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:34

This April 11, 2016 photo shows Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Ill. Parts of the High School are 113 years old. School officials worry the district won't have enough money to keep the school open next year if the district doesn't get state money because of Illinois' budget impasse. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — The economic hard times that have hit this Illinois coal town are particularly visible inside its 113-year-old high school, where cracks in the walls and holes in the ceiling go unfixed and paint is peeling off the purple lockers lining the hallways.


Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:30

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.


Lawyers ask panel to spare Georgia death row inmate's life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:29

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the state parole board to spare his life, saying he has turned his life around and is having a positive impact in prison.


Manziel's attorney says assault indictment to come Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:24

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members following the team's 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Seattle. Johnny Manziel's attorney says prosecutors have told him the troubled former NFL quarterback will be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January. Robert Hinton told The Associated Press on Monday, April 25, 2016, that he expects an assault charge for family violence to be filed. The Class A misdemeanor carries up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL quarterback said Monday.


Police chief apologizes for handcuff, arrest of children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:16
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police chief has apologized after his officers arrested 10 elementary school students, some of whom were handcuffed, in a bullying and assault case.

Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against Trump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:16

Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against TrumpGOP presidential candidate John Kasich, campaigning in South Philadelphia Monday morning, defended his collaboration with fellow candidate Ted Cruz in an effort to unify voters who oppose Donald Trump.


Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against Trump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:16

Kasich, in Philly, defends collaboration with Cruz against TrumpGOP presidential candidate John Kasich, campaigning in South Philadelphia Monday morning, defended his collaboration with fellow candidate Ted Cruz in an effort to unify voters who oppose Donald Trump.


Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing UAW vote in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:09

Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing UAW vote in TennesseeVolkswagen on Monday announced plans to appeal a National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld a unionization vote among a portion of workers at the German automaker's lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. ...