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Charlie Sheen under investigation by Los Angeles police

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:26

Los Angeles police said Wednesday that actor Charlie Sheen is the subject of a criminal investigation headed by detectives from an elite stalking unit. Officer Matthew Ludwig said Sheen was listed as a ...

Kesha's ‘Hate Crime’ Claims Against Dr. Luke Thrown Out By Judge

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:36

"Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime," writes a New York judge.

White House finds temporary fix in Zika funding fight

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:03

The White House said on Wednesday it will redirect $589 million in funds to prepare for the Zika virus before the mosquito that carries it begins to emerge in the continental United States, but urged Congress to act quickly on its request for more money. White House budget director Shaun Donovan said the use of money previously provided for fighting another health crisis, the Ebola virus, was only a temporary fix for Zika funding.

Hillary Clinton says she isn’t sure Bernie Sanders is a Democrat

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:03
Hillary Clinton says she isn’t sure Bernie Sanders is a Democrat

Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:02

Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" ...

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:01

The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. America itself is emerging as ...

Bernie Sanders bobbled foreign policy in that Daily News interview

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:01

Bernie Sanders doesn’t know whether President Obama’s signature counterterrorism strategy, drone strikes, is the right approach to the problem. Fifteen years into a bitter national debate about Guantanamo Bay, he hasn’t thought much about where he would imprison and interrogate a captured terrorist leader.

Valerie Jarrett on ‘religious freedom legislation’ and gender stereotypes in media and toys

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:12
On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, regarding the conference being held at the White House today on the topic: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gets an earful at Starbucks: ‘You’re an embarrassment to our state!’

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:01
Scott was in line at the coffee chain's downtown Gainesville location on Tuesday when a female customer working on her laptop noticed the governor — and promptly went off on him.

Tina Brown: Donald Trump doesn’t believe what he says

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:11
On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, journalist and media mogul Tina Brown joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga to discuss the role women are playing in the 2016 presidential election race, from Hillary Clinton’s massive campaign to Donald Trump’s recent stumble in Wisconsin following divisive comments he made about women’s reproductive rights. Brown’s seventh annual Women in the World Summit begins today in New York City.

Hillary Clinton says she isn’t sure Bernie Sanders is a Democrat

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 06:27

Bernie Sanders says he is making Hillary Clinton “nervous.” While that may or may not be true, his popularity with younger voters is clearly annoying her. “Look, I think it’s exciting to be, in effect, protesting,” Clinton said. Sanders’ attacks on former President Bill Clinton are also irking the Democratic frontrunner.

San Francisco tries to make life affordable in costly city

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 22:06

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In approving a novel paid parental leave policy, San Francisco officials buttressed their efforts to make life a little more affordable for workers who eke out a living in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

Trump falters in Wisconsin as Cruz wins big

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 20:23

NEW YORK—Texas Sen. Ted Cruz soundly defeated Donald Trump in Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, winning close to 50 percent of the vote in a three-man contest and potentially giving a burst of new momentum to efforts to stop the real estate mogul from clinching the GOP nomination. It is a rallying cry,“ Cruz declared at his election night in Milwaukee. But it was too soon to tell whether Cruz’s victory was a sign that the #NeverTrump movement is truly gaining steam or if it was merely a bump in the road for Trump, who has spent the last several days trying to regain momentum after a series of self-inflicted wounds to his campaign.

Four-Peat: UConn beats 'Cuse for 4th straight national title

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 20:03

UConn won an unprecedented fourth straight national championship Tuesday night, capping another perfect season by routing Syracuse 82-51. Stewart said when she came to campus four years ago that she wanted to win four titles. ''It's unbelievable,'' Stewart said.

Sanders keeps on winning — and losing

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 18:39

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Milwaukee. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is on a roll. In spite of the long odds, Sanders and his campaign believe his current momentum can propel him across the finish line.

Exit poll: Cruz wins on Trump fear; Sanders on excitement

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 18:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Wisconsin, Democrats went with the candidate who excited them the most, and Republicans chose the candidate who wasn't Donald Trump.

San Francisco approves fully paid leave for new parents

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:03

San Francisco became the first place in the country Tuesday to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new parents in what was hailed as the latest move to address income inequality in the nation. ...

Mississippi enacts law that allows denying services to gays

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 15:07

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a far-reaching law allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and protecting other actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. The measure also clears the way for employers to cite religion in determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access, drawing criticism from civil rights leaders. Bryant, a Republican, said in a statement he signed the law "to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government." Mississippi is the latest state drawing national protest for a law seen as anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s widow on her husband’s legacy and on the next commander in chief

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:52
Taya Kyle, widower of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history Chris Kyle, hasn’t endorsed a presidential candidate. But she believes whoever is the next Commander in Chief needs to lead America in a direction that faces terrorism head on.

PayPal axes North Carolina expansion over transgender law

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:06

PayPal’s headquarters is located in San Jose. By losing PayPal, North Carolina might have just suffered the most palpable financial consequence of having a law that many consider discriminatory against transgender people. Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, said House Bill 2 (HB2) invalidates protections of rights for LGBT citizens and denies them equal rights under the law.