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U.S. universities seek to delay lawsuits over Asian-American admissions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:29
Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC) moved this week to delay lawsuits by a conservative group alleging that the schools unfairly limit the number of Asian-American students admitted. The universities have cited last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision to revisit a white student's lawsuit against the University of Texas that claims consideration of an applicant's race violates the Constitution. The schools say the lawsuits against them should be suspended until the Supreme Court rules on the Texas dispute, likely by June 2016.

Sheriff's office seeking to help Montana man who was scammed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:29

Stuart Voigt sits outside his home with his dog Bud near Bearmouth , Mont. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. The Missoula County sheriff's department is seeking donations on behalf of Voigt, a 74-year-old man who lost his life savings on the false promise of receiving millions of dollars and a Mercedes Benz in a sweepstakes scam. (Michael Gallacher/The Missoulian via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDRUMMOND, Mont. (AP) — The Missoula County sheriff's department is seeking donations on behalf of a 74-year-old man who lost his life savings on the false promise of receiving millions of dollars and a Mercedes Benz in a sweepstakes scam.


Video shows armed man in California clash with Suge Knight: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:27

Defendant Marion "Suge" Knight looks on as he attends a hearing with his attorney Thomas Mesereau in his robbery case in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marion "Suge" Knight, who is charged with murder for running over a man at a California hamburger stand, plans to produce a video showing an attacker brandished a gun just before the fatal incident, his attorney said in court papers. Attorney Tom Mesereau gave few details on the video in a motion submitted on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, including how it was shot and how Knight obtained it. Knight, 50, is charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of felony hit-and-run in connection with a Jan. 29 confrontation in the parking lot of a hamburger stand that left one man dead.


S Carolina rebel flag to come down

BBC World News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:27
The South Carolina House has voted to take down the Confederate flag from capitol grounds after a long and fractious debate.
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AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:18
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse on Friday.

US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

NBA - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and snatched other sensitive information in a recent breach of U.S. government computer systems, the Obama administration said Thursday. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said Thursday that more than 19 million who applied for background investigations had their information compromised, […]
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US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and snatched other sensitive information in a recent breach of U.S. government computer systems, the Obama administration said Thursday. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said Thursday that more than 19 million who applied for background investigations had their information compromised, […]
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US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and snatched other sensitive information in a recent breach of U.S. government computer systems, the Obama administration said Thursday. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said Thursday that more than 19 million who applied for background investigations had their information compromised, […]

At bill signing ceremony, South Carolina Gov. Haley says flag will come down with dignity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:17
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At bill signing ceremony, South Carolina Gov. Haley says flag will come down with dignity.

Teen stabbed in the leg inside Whitemarsh Twp. home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:15

Teen stabbed in the leg inside Whitemarsh Twp. homeA Montgomery County teenager is hospitalized after sustaining a stab wound to her leg, and now police are investigating what led up to the incident.


Celebrity chefs pull out of Trump's Washington DC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:11
"The recent statements surrounding Mexican immigrants by Donald Trump do not in any way align with my personal core values," Zakarian said in an e-mail. Zakarian, who runs a string of restaurants including The Lambs Club and the National in New York City, said Zakarian Hospitality employs many immigrants from all over the world. On Wednesday, José Andrés said he would not open a Spanish restaurant in the hotel coming up in Washington DC's Federal Post Office building.

U.S. FAA to change navigation codes named after Trump

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:10

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a back-yard reception in BedfordThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Thursday it would rename three navigational waypoints that are currently named after Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the so-called "fixes" are used by pilots as waypoints to determine their position on a route. The three at issue are located near Palm Beach International Airport in Florida.


AccuWeather: Tornado Watch for Lancaster County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:10

 Tornado Watch for Lancaster CountyA Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of Lancaster County.


Connecticut children overdosed on antihistamine, mom charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:02
An overdose of over-the-counter cold medicine caused the death of two children whose bodies were found in their gas-filled home in Connecticut, and their mother, who had said she stabbed them, remained charged with murder, police said on Thursday. Autopsies concluded this week by the state's chief medical examiner on Aleisha Moore, 6, and Daaron Moore, 7, determined they died from acute intoxication of an antihistamine used to treat cold or allergy symptoms, East Haven police said. The children were found dead and their mother, LeRoya Moore, injured when police and firefighters were called to their East Haven home on June 2 for a medical emergency.

Investigator: Oklahoma Wal-Mart manager helped steal $75,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:59

FILE - In this July 4, 2015, file frame from surveillance video provided by the Bristow Police Department, a man leaves with more than $75,000 from a Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver in Bristow, Okla. A Wal-Mart manager and his daughter were arrested Wednesday, July 8 in connection with an investigation. (Bristow Police Department via AP, File)BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor is considering felony grand larceny charges against a Wal-Mart manager and his stepdaughter after another man stole about $78,000 from the store while disguised as an armored truck driver.


Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurred flag vote

NBA - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:59
Rep. Jenny Horne, a descendant of the Confederate president, called on her colleagues to have the heart to remove the flag.
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Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurred flag vote

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:59
Rep. Jenny Horne, a descendant of the Confederate president, called on her colleagues to have the heart to remove the flag.
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Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurred flag vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:59
Rep. Jenny Horne, a descendant of the Confederate president, called on her colleagues to have the heart to remove the flag.

Police: Teen threw hand sanitizer on boy, lit him on fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:51

 Teen threw hand sanitizer on boy, lit him on fireAuthorities have arrested a teenager who they say assaulted a boy by dousing him in hand sanitizer and then lighting him on fire.


Man pleads guilty in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:42

Man pleads guilty in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teensThe man charged in a tragic accident that killed three Bucks County teenagers has pleaded guilty.