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Police ID man fatally shot after firing from balcony

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:18
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland are identifying the man they say was fatally shot by an officer after he fired at police from a third-floor balcony.

Canada to introduce marijuana legislation in spring 2017

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Canada's health minister says legislation to legalize marijuana will be introduced next spring.

The Latest: Man charged after missing priest was found dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:16
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a Florida priest Rev. Rene Wayne Robert whose body was found dead in Georgia after being reported missing since April 12. (all times local):

Ohio teen electrocutes himself during home experiment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:48
(Reuters) - A 15-year-old Ohio boy electrocuted himself while trying to conduct a high-voltage experiment he saw on YouTube, a sheriff's official said on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Dozens arrested in Pa. to Detroit drug ring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:46

 Dozens charged in Pa. to Detroit drug ringA total of 43 people have been charged after an investigation into a drug ring that stretched from western Pennsylvania to Detroit.


Police: 1 round in gun found at scene of Will Smith shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:45

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. New Orleans police released an incident report Tuesday, April 20, 2016, saying the first officer to arrive on the scene of Smith's shooting death April 9, 2016, found a gun on the hood of a vehicle with the empty magazine removed and one round in the chamber. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first officer to arrive on the scene of the shooting death of former Saints player Will Smith found a gun on the hood of a vehicle with the empty magazine removed and one round in the chamber, New Orleans police said Wednesday.


Laws decried as LGBT discrimination proposed across country

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:43
Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who — due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from opponents. Here's a look at legislation around the country:

Breakthrough cholesterol drugs fizzle amid price pushback

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:41

FILE - This undated file image provided by Amgen Inc. shows the cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha. Breakthrough cholesterol drugs Repatha and Praluent have barely sold since being approved by U.S. regulators in the summer of 2015. The injectable medications promise to reduce artery-clogging cholesterol by nearly twice as much as older medications, but their prices are expensive compared to older statin pills, the longtime standard treatment for lowering cholesterol. (Robert Dawson/Amgen Inc. via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — When a powerful pair of cholesterol-lowering drugs first hit the market last summer, initial excitement in the medical community quickly turned to panic.


Thousands to puff for legal pot at San Francisco 4/20 party

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:38
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people will descend on San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to smoke pot for the annual 4/20 celebration, in what may be the last year marijuana is illegal in California.

Treasury official says Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:33

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said Wednesday.


Lawyer: Cops beat postman who gave road directions to killer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:31
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York Police Department detectives are charged with assaulting a uniformed postal worker who they knew had given street directions to a stranger who later killed two policemen in 2014.

Home sweet home? Trump's lone defeat in NY was in Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:27

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a New York primary night campaign event, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump celebrated his overwhelming home-state primary victory in the glitzy Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name, he strode onstage to tune of "New York, New York," and the Empire State Building even marked the moment by lighting its spire in shimmering Republican red.


US stocks edge higher as investors eye company earnings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:24

Trader William McInerney, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. U.S. stock indexes are narrowly mixed in early trading on Wall Street as investors absorb the latest round of company earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Energy companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as the price of oil recovered from an early slide. Investors were also weighing the latest company earnings and deal news. Consumer staples companies lagged the rest of the market.


Teen survivor of mass shooting leaves rehabilitation center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:21
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl shot in the head during a deadly shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan has left a rehabilitation center.

Idaho preschooler left on bus ends up at wrong school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:12
AMMON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho school district is investigating after a preschooler missed his bus stop on his way to school, woke up alone in a bus barn, then made his way to the wrong preschool, where he spent the rest of the day without anyone realizing what had happened.

A timeline of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:11
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A look at some of the key events in the development of the Flint water crisis:

Woman who saw sister killed by white mob in 1969 has died

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:09
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A black woman who watched a white mob kill her sister during race riots nearly a half-century ago in Pennsylvania — and had to wait over 30 years for justice — has died.

Overturned truck jams traffic on EB Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:06

Overturned truck jams traffic on EB Schuylkill ExpresswayA dump truck has crashed and overturned, jamming traffic on the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway in University City.


GM cites progress in ignition-switch case settlement talks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:04

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing,A lawyer for General Motors said on Wednesday the company has made "significant progress" toward resolving lawsuits involving injuries and deaths allegedly linked to a faulty ignition switch that prompted the recall of 2.6 million vehicles. GM has admitted that some of its employees knew about the switch problems years before a recall was ordered. "We've made significant progress in terms of discussions and potential resolutions," Richard Godfrey, a lawyer for GM, told U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman during a hearing in Manhattan federal court where federal litigation over the switch has been consolidated.


Illinois says five more people with bacterial infection have died

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:04
The Illinois Department of Public Health said on Wednesday that five more people had died after being infected with Elizabethkingia, a disease linked to the deaths of 15 people in neighboring Wisconsin. Ten Illinois residents have been diagnosed with Elizabethkingia, and six have died. Officials said the Illinois strain of Elizabethkingia differed from the Wisconsin one.