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Pennsylvania fines Uber $11M for operating without approval

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:58
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday — a record for the utility commission — for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said it would appeal.

Man hurt when crew tries to demolish trailer with him inside

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:56
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old man suffered broken bones and a deep cut to his head after a crew tried to demolish a trailer with him inside.

Paris climate agreement on track for early start

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:51

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, French President Francois Hollande, right, French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius, second right, United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres, left, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hold their hands up in celebration after the final conference at the COP21, the United Nations conference on climate change, in Le Bourget, north of Paris. About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday, April 22, 2016, in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. The agreement, the world’s response to hotter temperatures, rising seas and other impacts of climate change, was hammered out in December outside Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.


Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:44
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for conspiring to join the Islamic State group had discussed the possibility of attacks in the United States, according to a document filed by prosecutors.

The Latest: Solar-powered plane leaves Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:37

The Solar Impulse 2 solar plane flies out of the Kalaeloa Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii. The solar plane will fly a two-and-a-half day journey to Northern California. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a solar plane flying from Hawaii to California (all times local):


Top Pennsylvania official uses private email against policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:36

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives for a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general has routinely used personal email accounts to conduct official business, transmitting confidential information and the identities of undercover agents, despite an office ban that says doing so risks security.


The Latest: Christie disappointed transit pick backed out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:34
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Transit's new director deciding he doesn't want the job. (all times local):

Egypt's pound flops on black market amid exchange crackdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:26
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's currency fell to new lows on the black market this week, with traders selling it on Thursday from between 11 and 11.15 Egyptian pounds to the dollar amid speculation it will be officially devalued further.

The Latest: Judge: VW owners get option of buybacks, fixes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:22

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. A person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Volkswagen has reached an agreement with the U.S. government to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that cheat on emissions tests. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an agreement in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal (all times local):


Judge: Volkswagen owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:07

 Volkswagen owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions dealAn agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, a judge said Thursday.


Camden man charged in double fatal shooting inside home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:00

Camden man charged in double fatal shooting inside homeAuthorities say a Camden man has been arrested and charged in one of the two double fatal shootings in Camden this month.


Correction: Harvey Milk Boulevard-Salt Lake City story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:58

Cars ride along 900 South, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City Council has voted to hold a public hearing on whether to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk alongside thoroughfares honoring civil rights icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story April 21 about a street named for gay leader Harvey Milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. He was one of the first.


One-time star in solar energy, SunEdison seeks protection

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:51

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 8, 2016, file photo, specialist Gregg Maloney works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, adjacent to the SunEdison post. SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, April 21, 2016, after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation.


Judge: Volkswagen owners get option of buybacks, fixes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:46

 Volkswagen owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions dealA judge says an agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them.


Volkswagen owners get option of buybacks, fixes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:40

 Volkswagen owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions dealA judge says an agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:23
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge: Agreement over Volkswagen emissions scandal will give consumers options of buybacks, fixing vehicles.

AP PHOTOS: Life in Baltimore 1 year after Freddie Gray death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:16

This combination of photos shows a demonstrator raising his fist on April 27, 2015, in front of police and a burning building during unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, top, and a man walking children across the same street on April 19, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)A year after Freddie Gray's death, and the riots that followed, daily life in Baltimore has largely returned to its old ways.


The Latest: In 911 call, prosecutor accused of sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:10

Harry Morel, a former district attorney for St. Charles Parish, La., arrives with his attorney Ralph Capitelli, right, at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Morel is charged with obstructing a federal investigation. A bill of information filed by prosecutors said he harassed an unidentified witness in a federal grand jury investigation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a former Louisiana district attorney who pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing a federal investigation of allegations that he solicited sex from at least 20 women in exchange for leniency from his office (all times local):


The Latest: Emanuel won't cut police-investigation agency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:07
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the recommendations for Chicago Police reform (all times local):

ACLU defends New Jersey man ticketed for Donald Trump flags

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 22:56
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's American Civil Liberties Union is defending a man who is facing a fine for flying flags supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.