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Economic watchdog warns on UK leaving European Union

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:15

Economic watchdog warns on UK leaving European UnionLONDON (AP) — The head of the global economic forum OECD warned Britain that leaving the European Union would be tantamount to taxing its citizens — another in a growing cavalcade of cautionary advice ahead of a June 23 referendum on membership in the 28-nation bloc.


German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:14

In this Tuesday, April, 26, 2016 photo released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Maxx the dog, with a bandage on his paw, recuperates from smoke inhalation after it helped fire fighters locate and rescue a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl from a burning home Monday night in Longwood, Fla. (Seminole County Sheriff Office via AP)LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say a German shepherd helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a blaze destroyed their home.


Statoil swings to Q1 profit partly offset by cost cuts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:42
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA has swung to a profit of $611 million in the first quarter as reduced costs helped offset low crude prices.

Protesters calling for resignation of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr shut down community meeting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:41

Protesters calling for resignation of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr shut down community meetingMore than 100 protesters shut down the San Francisco's Police Department community meeting Tuesday night and briefly blocked an intersection in the Mission District as a show of support for five people on a hunger strike who are headed into their seventh day.


Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 4 states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:40

Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 4 statesIn a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP's "presumptive nominee."


Santa Clara Valley Water Board votes to keep water restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:39

Santa Clara Valley Water Board votes to keep water restrictionsSanta Clara County has one of the highest water restriction levels at around at 30 percent. Staff recommended cutting the restrictions by half Tuesday night, but the board voted against it.


Fairfield family finally has answers after arrest made in 1984 kidnapping of boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:25

Fairfield family finally has answers after arrest made in 1984 kidnapping of boyMore than 30 years after a young boy was kidnapped and held for ransom, his family finally has answers.


Career education making a comeback in US high schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:21

In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Antioch High School freshman Matilde Roblero, right, removes invasive plant species from the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge in Antioch, Calif. In the latest incarnation of vocational education programs that once prepared young people not bound for college for skilled trades, the federal government and states like California are betting big that connecting high school studies to the increasingly technical knowledge required in fields such as manufacturing, agriculture and information technology will get more students to graduate, go on to complete at least some college and find well-paying jobs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — There was an emergency in Room 14. Three girls injured, one with a broken thighbone and maybe something more serious. Snapping on sterile gloves and kneeling before the worst-off patient, two 17-year-olds went to work.


Barclays plc reports 1Q profit fell 7 percent.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:18
LONDON (AP) — Barclays plc said Wednesday that first-quarter earnings fell 7 percent, dragged down by businesses it intends to sell.

Governor: Questions remain about Washington state auditor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:04

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley can be seen in the background at far right rushing to an exit staircase as his attorney, Angelo Calfo, center, talks to reporters following the conclusion of Kelley's federal fraud trial Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. A jury on Tuesday failed to reach a verdict on key charges against Kelley, and acquitted him on the single count where they could agree. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The first Washington state official indicted in 35 years escaped conviction at his five-week federal fraud trial, but that doesn't mean others in state government are any happier that he remains in office.


Mother charged in death of her 2-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:02

Mother charged in death of her 2-year-old daughterPolice: Mother admitted to kicking child in head and torso


College free speech: Hecklers on NC campuses under scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:39

FILE - In a Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes the oath of office during the inaugural ceremony at the state Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. In a move that would make North Carolina the latest battleground over free speech on college campuses, Forest is proposing the state’s 17-campus public university system create a policy that includes punishments for “those who interrupt the free expression of others.” Lawmakers opened the legislative session on Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina's college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:01
"It's over. As far as I'm concerned it's over." — Donald Trump after he roared to victory in five primary contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the Republican's "presumptive nominee."

Pepper spray flies during Trump protest clash in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:24

A man, center, sprays Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump supporters with pepper spray during a rally in front of the Anaheim City Hall on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of Donald Trump clashed Tuesday outside City Hall, and five people, including two little girls, were pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator during the heated confrontation, police said.


Ohio man shoots, wounds own son, mistakes him for intruder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:11
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man shot and wounded his own son after mistaking him for an intruder.

Baltimore primary voters back reform candidate for mayor after Freddie Gray unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:10

State Senator Catherine Pugh speaks near City Hall in BaltimoreA Maryland state senator backing law enforcement reform won a narrow victory on Tuesday in the Democratic nominating contest for the mayor of Baltimore, as the city recovers a year after rioting sparked by a black man's death in police custody. The primary election in the mostly African-American city of 620,000 people comes as Baltimore residents confront rising violent crime and unrest sparked by the death of Freddie Gray in April, 2015. The incident stoked a simmering U.S. debate on treatment of minorities by law enforcement officers and prompted the current mayor to decline to seek re-election.


Activists pack license hearing for Ohio abortion clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:07

Dozens of people attend a hearing about an Ohio abortion clinic's license on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Anti-abortion activists packed a hearing to determine the fate of the clinic's license, as the facility's operators argued they are meeting emergency requirements laid out in a 2013 law that has contributed to clinic closures around the state. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anti-abortion activists packed a hearing to determine the fate of an Ohio abortion clinic's license on Tuesday as the facility's operators argued they are meeting emergency requirements laid out in a 2013 law that has contributed to clinic closures around the state.


Oklahoma man accused in girl's rape sentenced to 120 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:05
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl has been sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Storms bring hail, strong winds, small tornadoes to Plains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:14

Lightning illuminates the sky over the Marion County Courthouse in Marion, Kan., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday, but arrived without the destructive tornadoes that many had worried about for days.


Tornadoes, strong storms hit central U.S. states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:13
A powerful spring storm brought strong winds and baseball-sized hail to several central states on Tuesday, with tornadoes spotted in Kansas and Oklahoma as the severe weather marched east, forecasters said. The storm knocked down tree limbs and left about 20,000 people in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area without power, utility provider OG&E and local officials said. Hail and falling branches caused damage to cars and roofs across portions of the Great Plains, and tornadoes were reported in Kansas and Oklahoma, but the region was spared the destructive twisters that forecasters said could have been spawned by the storm system.