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Gangster's girlfriend faces sentencing on contempt charge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:58
BOSTON (AP) — A woman who spent 16 years on the run with Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) faces sentencing this week for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger as a fugitive.

Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:52

In this April 21, 2016 photo, Brian Nelson, a prisoners' rights coordinator for the Uptown People's Law Center, poses for a photo at the UPLC office in Chicago. Nelson served 26 years in prison for armed robbery and murder, many of which were in solitary. Illinois lawmakers are pushing state prisons to restrict their use of solitary confinement, joining a national movement that has policymakers rethinking a decades-old punishment that critics say has deep psychological impacts. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete dust from his cell, even though he's been free since 2010.

Partnership deals in vogue to counter low growth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:42
LONDON (AP) — With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm EY said Monday.

Slaying of eight Ohio family members called 'sophisticated' execution

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:41
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said it was clear the victims, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were deliberately singled out for attack, most of them while they slept, rather than killed at random or in a crime of passion. "We would anticipate that this could be a lengthy investigation," he added.

Gunman wounds 2 outside Wisconsin prom before cops kill him

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:39

Map locates Antigo, Wisconsin, site of a shooting at a prom; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday.

Bubble burst: Florida man using "hydropod" at sea rescued

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:39
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man bidding to reach Bermuda in an inflatable bubble has been voluntarily rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Rescue pup Vincent crowned 'Beautiful Bulldog' in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:35

Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The owners of Vincent, a rescued 60-pound English bulldog, aren't quite sure how old he is.

Teenager struck near Washington Township Carnival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:18

Teenager struck near Washington Township CarnivalA pedestrian was seriously injured after getting hit by a vehicle on a South Jersey street.

Los Angeles marches, rallies commemorate Armenian killings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:17

Demonstrators rally outside the Turkish Consulate to commemorate the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire more than a century ago, in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed starting in April 1915. Turkey denies the killings were genocide and contends those who died were victims of civil war and unrest. Turkey also insists the death toll has been inflated. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weekend vigils, marches and demonstrations were held across the Los Angeles area to commemorate the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire more than a century ago.

Administration: Up to 250 military personnel headed to Syria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:11

President Barack Obama speaks during the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe Trade Fair in Hannover, Germany, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)AERZEN, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will send an additional 250 military personnel to Syria to help local forces fighting the Islamic State group, increasing to 300 the number of U.S. forces battling extremists in the war-torn country, administration officials confirmed Sunday.

The Latest: Teen describes police response to prom shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:01
ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin (all times local):

Highlights of AP interview with NKorean foreign minister

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Here are highlights of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong's interview with The Associated Press in New York on Saturday:

Three federal agents shot in Kansas gunbattle with suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:32
A joint fugitive task force that included the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI and local law enforcement attempted to arrest Orlando Collins at the Country Club Motel in Topeka about 10 p.m. on Saturday, said Amy McCarter, a spokeswoman for the Topeka Police Department. The FBI said he was considered armed and dangerous. As investigators approached the room where they believed Collins was staying, they came under fire, the FBI said.

Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:21

FILE- In this May 28, 2013, file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, addresses a news conference in New York. A series of loosely related public corruption investigations which Bharara coordinated have spilled into public view. Targets include high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing New York City jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — After a successful attack on corruption in New York's state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City.

Captain calls finding boat of Florida teens "stroke of luck"

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:53
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Norwegian ship captain has told a newspaper it was a "stroke of luck" that he discovered the boat of two teenagers lost at sea last July.

1 dead, 1 'cooperating' after shooting death in church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:43
NORTH WALES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a dispute between two members of a suburban Philadelphia church during a Sunday worship service ended with one person shooting and killing the other.

'Huntsman' sequel misfires; 'Jungle Book' reigns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:40

 Winter's War." (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Jungle Book" remained king of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener "The Huntsman: Winter's War" by around $40 million, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

Prince's final shows: intimate, playful with a Bowie tribute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:37

FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for what turned out to be Prince's last concert, in Atlanta, went on sale just eight days before he was scheduled to play and sold out almost instantly. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd at Atlanta's Fox Theater was on its feet screaming. Prince had already taken an encore, but he'd only played for just over an hour and he hadn't even played "Purple Rain."

Police shine helicopter spotlight to avert train crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:24
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Riverside authorities say a quick-thinking police helicopter crew shined its spotlight to alert a train's crew of a car on the tracks, narrowly averting a collision.

The Latest: Obama: Time not on side of US-Europe trade deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:23

US President Barack Obama arrives for the opening of the Hannover Messe industrial fair in Hannover, northern Germany, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):