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Indiana GM plant chemical blast injures 4 workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:26
MARION, Ind. (AP) — A General Motors Co. spokeswoman confirms one worker has life-threatening injuries after a chemical explosion at GM's metal-stamping plant in Indiana.

SC sheriff pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:22
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges on Tuesday.

New York City police to subway acrobats: Sit down

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:19
The underground acrobats who flip, somersault and pole-dance among New York City subway riders as trains roll are drawing a new audience -- police officers.

News Analysis: Compromise at the Supreme Court Veils Its Rifts

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:14
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. managed to shepherd the justices together, but the 9-to-0 decisions often masked deep disagreements.






Federal appeals court orders Indiana to recognize lesbian marriage including dying partner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:14
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal appeals court orders Indiana to recognize lesbian marriage including dying partner.

Swimming despite the sewage and corpses

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:09
The swimming lessons blighted by sewage and corpses
Categories: BBC World News

US Supreme Court decision could affect Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:07
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington labor, government and business officials are still reading and analyzing the dense U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week on union dues for home health care workers, but many believe Harris v. Quinn will have implications for Washington state. That impact could go well beyond ...

Alabama shuts down church's sex offender housing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:05

A gravel drives leads to a camp inhabited by convicted sex offenders behind Triumph Church near Clanton, Ala., on Monday, June 30, 2014. A law that took effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014 shut down the refuge, which Pastor Rick Martin says he founded to follow the Bible's instructions to care for the outcast. A prosecutor wrote a law passed earlier in the year to outlaw the camp by barring convicted sex offenders from living within 300 feet of each other on the same piece of property in Chilton County. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Believing it was his calling to reach out to people Jesus called "the least of these," Pastor Ricky Martin built a little church and opened a camp out back for some of society's most unwanted people: Sex offenders.


911 tape: Inmate's body in hot NYC cell was stiff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:03
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail doctor told a 911 dispatcher that a homeless mentally ill ex-Marine discovered in a 101-degree cell in February was in rigor mortis and CPR was stopped after 20 minutes, according to a recording of the call obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Justices sometimes do agree: Your privacy matters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:03

FILE - This June 30, 2014 file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching cellphones of people they've arrested. But the conservative-liberal divide was still evident in other cases, including this week's ruling on religion, birth control and the health care law. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.


VIDEO: Tutu and Machel on child marriage

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:03
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak to the BBC about their campaign to end child marriage.
Categories: BBC World News

Baby birthed by teenage mother found buried in North Carolina: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:00
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina teenager appears to have concealed her pregnancy from her parents before giving birth to a baby girl whose body was found buried in the family's yard, local police said on Tuesday. The baby's body was discovered Sunday night inside a brown bag in a shallow grave as police investigated a tip about a concealed childbirth, Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones said. As many as a dozen people may have known about the pregnancy, he said. "More people knew about her pregnancy than we once thought," Jones said.

Music Made By Wolves and Trappers

E-Town - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:58
Walt Disney was right. It is a small world after all. I think I realize this more and more each year I grow older. It’s funny how minor details can turn into connections later in life. Maybe a person you grew up with becomes connected to someone you won’t meet for five years. A place […]
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Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens off Florida

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:57

Nick Alvarez, of New York, enjoys a day at the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the state's east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm gradually gained strength off Florida's coast on Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.


NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.

Emin's My Bed artwork sold for £2.2m

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:56
Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed modern artwork sells for £2.2m at auction at Christie's in London.
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Kerry warns U.S. will deport undocumented Central American children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:55

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pauses as he speaks during a news conference at the U.S. embassy in the International Zone in BaghdadBy Patricia Zengerle PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Washington would work with Central America to address the root causes of an immigration crisis, but kept up the Obama administration's tough message that undocumented children would be deported. "We obviously understand people who want to do better, and who look for a better life," Kerry said as he met leaders from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, countries from which tens of thousands of children have fled to the United States in recent months. Kerry was in Panama for the inauguration of the country's new president, Juan Carlos Varela, and he combined the trip with meetings to address a crisis that is straining U.S. resources and roiling partisan tensions in Washington over immigration.


Highway crisis looms as soon as August, US warns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:52

President Barack Obama speaks about transportation and the economy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The president said 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials warned Tuesday.


Prescription Overdose Deaths in Florida Plunge After Tougher Measures, Report Says

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:51
A C.D.C. report says the decline is the first significant drop in deadly overdoses stemming from abuse of oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

AIDS researcher pleads not guilty to fakery counts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:48

Former Iowa State University researcher Dong-Pyou Han leaves the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Han was making his initial court appearance on charges that he falsified data to make a proposed AIDS vaccine appear promising and win millions of dollars in federal grant money. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he falsified his research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding.