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20 displaced after 2-alarm apartment building blaze in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:45

20 displaced after 2-alarm apartment building blaze in DelranBurlington County fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze at an apartment building Wednesday morning.


Pennsylvania AG won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:43

Pennsylvania AG won't seek hearing on leaked FBI recordingsPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has withdrawn a court motion that accused prosecutors of leaking FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper.


Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:41
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples.

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:41

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


A decade later, cops plead guilty in Katrina bridge shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:40

Former New Orleans Police Former Sgt. Arthur Kaufman arrives at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Five former New Orleans police officers are expected to enter pleas to reduced charges in the deadly shootings on a bridge in the days that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Kaufman, who was not involved in the shooting, faces a new trial in the cover-up alone. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday in deadly shootings in the days following Hurricane Katrina, abruptly ending a decade-old case that tainted an already scandal-plagued police force and reawakened memories of the chaos and devastation from the catastrophic 2005 storm.


Freddie Gray: 2nd officer must testify against colleagues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered a second officer to testify against his colleagues on charges arising from the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, the black man fatally injured in a police transport van.

UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:38
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi.

Gun found in locker, 4 Bonner-Prendergast students in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:38

Gun found in locker, 5 Bonner-Prendergast students arrestedThe report of a gun led to a lockdown at an Upper Darby school and five students were taken into custody.


Baltimore judge says second officer must testify in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:06

Officer Garrett E Miller is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentThe ruling by Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams to grant the prosecutors' motion means that Officer Garrett Miller must take the witness stand in the case that has drawn attention to police treatment of minorities. Miller will testify at the trial of Officer Edward Nero, which is scheduled to start on May 10, and that of Lieutenant Brian Rice, set for July 5.


One wounded in shooting at St. Louis' Washington University

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:03
The shooting took place near the Mallinckrodt Center, the student union on the main Danforth Campus, the private university said in a statement. The St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper quoted a police source as saying a woman had been shot in the arm.

Add another Pulitzer winner: Writer left off editorial entry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A name has been added to this year's list of Pulitzer Prize winners.

Ambulance crashes into NY overpass, killing driver, patient

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:56
LAKEVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an ambulance has crashed into an overpass on a New York parkway, killing the driver and a patient.

West Point cadet candidate pleads guilty to sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:55
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Military Preparatory School student seeking to be a West Point cadet has pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

Massive nuclear plant plan near Everglades delayed by court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:55

FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami is shown. An appeals court has ruled, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that a massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida's largest utility must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns. The 3rd District Court of Appeal reversed a 2014 decision by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to approve construction of two nuclear reactors by Florida Power & Light at its Turkey Point plant. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)MIAMI (AP) — A massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida's largest electric utility must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns near Everglades National Park, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.


The Latest: Utility disappointed by reversal of nuclear plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:53
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court ruling delaying Florida utility nuclear plant proposal (all times local):

FAA grounds Trump's business jet for expired registration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:51

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a man photographs the plane carrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as it departs Muscatine Municipal Airport after Trump spoke in Muscatine, Iowa. Federal officials say Trump’s business jet won’t be allowed to fly until its registration is renewed. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that its inspectors have contacted the chief pilot of Trump’s 750 Citation X about the plane’s registration, which expired in January. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The top speed of Donald Trump's business jet? Currently 0 mph.


Nun who drove into building is convicted of drunken driving

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:50

FILE - In a Wednesday, April 13, 2016 file photo, Sister Kimberly Miller, a Philadelphia nun and teacher at Little Flower High School for Girls in the city, looks on before appearing in Washington Township Municipal Court, in Washington Township, N.J. Miller was convicted Wednesday, April 20, 2016, of drunken driving charges despite her assertion that she had a sedative and doesn't remember crashing her car into a New Jersey building. (Tim Hawk/NJ.com via AP, Pool, File)WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia nun and schoolteacher was convicted Wednesday of drunken driving charges despite her assertion that she had taken a sedative and doesn't remember crashing her car into a New Jersey building.


US Virgin Islands prepares for minimum wage increase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:47
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands says it will soon increase the minimum wage to $8.35 an hour.

At least eight dead in Houston-area floods, more rain falls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:44

Harris County Sheriff deputies help residents evacuate from high water in the Wimbledon Champions subdivision of Houston, TexasAt least eight people have died and some 1,150 homes have been damaged in flooding triggered by torrential downpours in the Houston area this week as more rain fell in the region on Wednesday adding to vast pools of standing water. All of those who died were found in or near vehicles that had been in flooded areas, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and a local sheriff said. The National Weather Service said about an inch or less had fallen in the area as of Wednesday afternoon, keeping water high in parts of the country's fourth largest city where some roads have been turned into lakes.


Trucking firm to pay millions in fatal crash of 5 students

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:41
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students last year is settling wrongful death suits for large sums, with the lawyer for one family saying they will receive $14 million.