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Man shot multiple times in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:08

Man shot multiple times in Port RichmondA man in his 20s was shot several times in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section early Tuesday morning.


South Dakota nurse embeds in colony life to transform care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:07

Nurse Kerri Lutjens draws blood from a Hutterite during a home visit at the Tschetter Colony near Olivet, S.D., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Lutjens has spent the past few years gaining the trust of several communities of Hutterites, a deeply religious people, who live in insular farming communities in the Plains, Upper Midwest and Canada. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OLIVET, S.D. (AP) — A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens.


Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge's order

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 19:31

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Covington, Ky. The Rowan County, Ky., clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought marriage licenses on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, defying a federal judge's order that said deeply held Christian beliefs don't excuse officials from following the law. The fight in Rowan County began soon after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide in June. Davis cited her religious beliefs and decided not to issue marriage licenses to any couple, gay or straight. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two same-sex couples in this small eastern Kentucky county got everything they wanted in a ruling from a federal judge Monday, except for one sentence.


Opening arguments expected in New England prep school rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 19:01
The suspect, Owen Labrie, 19, of Tunbridge, Vermont, is charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman girl days before he graduated in 2014 from St. Paul's School. It is clustered on 2,000 wooded acres (810 hectares) in Concord, New Hampshire's state capital. Quoting from a police affidavit, the Concord Monitor newspaper reported that Labrie told officers shortly after his arrest that his alleged encounter with the girl was part of a school tradition known as "senior salute," in which senior boys competed to "score" with the most female students.

Driver crashes, car catches on fire in Roxborough

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:56

Driver crashes, car catches on fire in RoxboroughA driver was critically injured after a car crashed and caught fire in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.


Dads, daughters invited for football camp at Levi's Stadium

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:34

Dads, daughters invited for football camp at Levi's StadiumAt Levi's Stadium Monday night, an inspiring football camp for fathers and their daughters took place to spark the girls' enthusiasm for sports.


1 person injured in apartment blaze in Somerton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:25

1 person injured in apartment blaze in SomertonOne person was injured in a fast moving apartment fire in Philadelphia's Somerton section.


Los Gatos board votes to continue science camp despite arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:21

Los Gatos board votes to continue science camp despite arrestThe school board considered whether a science camp program should continue following a molestation arrest involving a camp counselor.


SJPD: Officer-involved shootings related to Lundy Ave. homicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:35

 Officer-involved shootings related to Lundy Ave. homicideMonday night San Jose police were involved in their second fatal shooting in 24 hours. Police say both suspects shot were connected to the Lundy Avenue homicide.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:33

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions from an upcoming Beatles collection sale shows a signed copy of their first hit, “Love Me Do,” which will be auctioned in New York on Sept. 19. The collection, spanning the band’s entire career, is from the estate of Uwe Blaschke a noted German Beatles historian who died in 2010. (Heritage Auctions via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Teen to be charged with rape, attempted murder of 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:31

Teen to be charged with rape, attempted murder of 5-year-old girl in North PhiladelphiaA 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody, and police say he will be charged with the rape and attempted murder of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia.


San Jose police: Two suspects tied to recent homicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:24

 Two suspects tied to recent homicideSan Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia explained how Monday night's officer-involved shooting was connected to Sunday's shooting and Thursday's homicide.


Driver shot, crashes into 2 parked cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:20

Driver shot, crashes into 2 parked carsPolice say a driver crashed into two parked cars after being struck by a bullet in Chester, Pennsylvania.


Lawmakers call for oversight hearings on green jobs measure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 15:14

FILE -- In this Dec. 4, 2012 file photo, billionaire Tom Steyer, the chief financier behind the Proposition 39 campaign, discusses a proposed bill to fund energy efficiency projects at schools in California's poorest communities, during a news conference at Mark Twin Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, according to a review by The Associated Press. At right is Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D- Los Angeles, one of the proponents of the measure.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers from both parties are calling for more stringent oversight of a clean jobs initiative after an Associated Press report found that a fraction of the promised jobs have been created.


Few options for activists after college labor union blocked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 14:17

Northwestern football player Justin Jackson walks to practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. The National Labor Relations Board on Monday \overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union, saying the prospect of union and non-union teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football.(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)CHICAGO (AP) — Labor activists vowed not to abandon their fight to organize college sports teams after the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to become the first in the nation to unionize.


Christie, feds to discuss how to fund new Hudson rail tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 14:09

New Jersey state Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney, front left , D- West Deptford, N.J., listens as AMTRAK employee Rob Kane, front right, describes the workings of a bank of large electrical breakers in a tunnel below New York's Penn station Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Newark, N.J. A push to fund a new tunnel has gained momentum since electrical malfunctions in the 105-year-old tunnel caused several days’ worth of delays last month. That’s the scheduled topic when Gov. Chris Christie meets with federal transportation officials Tuesday in Washington. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to meet with federal transportation officials as plans to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River have been muddied by uncertain commitments from the major stakeholders.


South Dakota nurse embeds in colony life to transform care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:56

Nurse Kerri Lutjens draws blood from a Hutterite during a home visit at the Tschetter Colony near Olivet, S.D., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Lutjens has spent the past few years gaining the trust of several communities of Hutterites, a deeply religious people, who live in insular farming communities in the Plains, Upper Midwest and Canada. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OLIVET, S.D. (AP) — A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens.


Beatles' first recording contract to be auctioned next month

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:54

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions from an upcoming Beatles collection sale shows a signed copy of their first hit, “Love Me Do,” which will be auctioned in New York on Sept. 19. The collection, spanning the band’s entire career, is from the estate of Uwe Blaschke a noted German Beatles historian who died in 2010. (Heritage Auctions via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles' first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft playing gigs in the city's boisterous nightclub district.


Beatles' first recording contract to be auctioned next month

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:54

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions from an upcoming Beatles collection sale shows a signed copy of their first hit, “Love Me Do,” which will be auctioned in New York on Sept. 19. The collection, spanning the band’s entire career, is from the estate of Uwe Blaschke a noted German Beatles historian who died in 2010. (Heritage Auctions via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles' first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft playing gigs in the city's boisterous nightclub district.


Alaska village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:47

FILE - This Aug. 30, 2011, file photo provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows Big Diomede Island in Russia, right background, as seen from Little Diomede Island in the U.S. state of Alaska, left foreground. Residents from the tiny Alaska Native village on Little Diomede are trying to reconnect with their long-lost relatives from Big Diomede, who were moved to Russia’s Chukotka Peninsula after the island became a Russian military base during World War II. Three miles separates the islands, but it might as well be thousands of miles because Big Diomede is strictly off-limits. (George A. Kalli/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via AP, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Across the Bering Strait, Robert Soolook can easily see the looming hulk of the neighboring Russian island where some of his relatives used to live before they were forced to relocate to the Soviet mainland at the start of the Cold War.