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Escapee Says He Was Almost Caught Twice, Practiced Escape

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 17 min ago
David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

Escapee Says He Was Almost Caught Twice, Practiced Escape

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 17 min ago
David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

U.S. Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 18 min ago

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie stands with wife Mary Pat as he announces campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New JerseyBy Luciana Lopez LIVINGSTON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched an uphill run for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with his trademark brashness, offering up his blunt talk and willingness to tackle tough issues as the cure for Washington dysfunction. Christie, once seen as a leading 2016 White House contender but now viewed as a long shot, said his dose of New Jersey straight talk could help span the partisan divide to solve difficult political problems. "I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that's what America needs right now," Christie told friends, family and supporters at the campaign launch at his old high school in suburban Livingston, New Jersey.


1 civilian, 3 firefighters treated for unknown fumes

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 25 min ago

1 civilian, 3 firefighters treated for unknown fumesOne civilian and at least three firefighters were treated for exposure to unknown fumes in Newark, Delaware.


1 civilian, 3 firefighters treated for unknown fumes

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 25 min ago

1 civilian, 3 firefighters treated for unknown fumesOne civilian and at least three firefighters were treated for exposure to unknown fumes in Newark, Delaware.


Hawaii OKs traditional burials involving burned corpses

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 29 min ago

Ken Ordenstein, owner of Ken Ordenstein Funerals, left, and Leialoha "Rocky" Kaluhiwa, vice president of the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, right, react outside Hawaii Gov. David Ige's office after he signed a bill on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Honolulu. The bill ensures that Native Hawaiians and others can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a cloth before being buried. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred.


Pete Mackanin will remain Phillies' manager for rest of season

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season, general manager Ruben Amaro announced Tuesday.

Pete Mackanin will remain Phillies' manager for rest of season

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season, general manager Ruben Amaro announced Tuesday.

FBI investigating new fiber cable attack in California

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating the incident, which appeared to be the latest in a string of fiber cable cuts in the San Francisco Bay area over the last year, according to special agent Greg Wuthrich of the Bureau's San Francisco division. The cut took place in Livermore, a city about 40 miles east of San Francisco, Wuthrich said. Wave Broadband said the fiber cables were physically severed beginning at 4:20 a.m. local time (1220 GMT).

Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 33 min ago
SEATTLE (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.

Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 36 min ago

A man plays his guitar while he begs for money in front of a closed down business in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, June 29, 2015. International economists released a critical report on Puerto Rico's economy Monday on the heels of the governor's warning that the island can't pay its $72 billion public debt. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt.


What's next for California's contentious vaccine law

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 42 min ago

Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, is thanked by Leah Russin, holding her son Leo, 21 months, after Pank's measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated in response to a measles outbreak in Disneyland last year, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. The bill, SB277, gives California one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.


Escapee Says He Was Almost Caught Twice: DA

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago
David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

Escapee Says He Was Almost Caught Twice: DA

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago
David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

King of Prussia Mall offers preview of new expansion corridor

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago

King of Prussia Mall offers preview of new expansion corridorThe King of Prussia Mall is in the midst of a massive expansion and officials say the project is nearly halfway complete.


King of Prussia Mall offers preview of new expansion corridor

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago

King of Prussia Mall offers preview of new expansion corridorThe King of Prussia Mall is in the midst of a massive expansion and officials say the project is nearly halfway complete.


Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.

Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.

Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 52 min ago

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares for a TV interview at the State Television (ERT) in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked at ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.


Suburban Cleveland police detective charged with excessive force

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 56 min ago
A suburban Cleveland police detective has been indicted on federal felony charges of excessive force and obstruction of justice in the April arrest of a suspect, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Robert Toth, 48, who has been with the Westlake Police Department since 1992, is accused of abusing a suspect identified as "T.A." on April 24 and then trying to cover it up, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland said in a statement. Toth pleaded not guilty to the charges during an appearance before U.S. District Court Judge Donald Nugent on Tuesday, said Mike Tobin, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.