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Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:18

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2011 file photo provided by Jan Nebozenko, iron worker Gary Russo stands at the microphone during a short break from helping to build the Second Avenue Subway in New York. The karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead, two months after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Jan Nebozenko via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.


Kentucky clerk seeks Supreme Court help to deny gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:14
A Kentucky county clerk petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move coming two days after a federal appeals court rejected her request. In a related move, a federal judge refused to extend a stay of his own ruling requiring the clerk to furnish marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while she appealed on the grounds that her religious faith overrides her duties as a public servant. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said earlier in August that Kim Davis had to live up to her responsibilities as the Rowland County clerk despite her religious convictions, and he issued a preliminary injunction requiring her to issue marriage licenses.

Parents killed, kids injured in possible drag racing crash in Robbins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:55

Parents killed, kids injured in possible drag racing crash in RobbinsPolice said drag racing was involved in a crash that killed two people and injured several children in Robbins.


New Mexico's prosecutor charges state official with embezzlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:45
New Mexico's Democratic attorney general filed a 64-count criminal case against Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran on Friday, accusing her of embezzlement, money-laundering, campaign finance violations and other offenses, his office said. A spokesman for Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement his office would provide evidence to support the allegations through a preliminary hearing. Spokesman James Hallinan declined to release further information on Friday.

Fmr. Philadelphia Eagle Irving Fryar: I am not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:42

 I am not guiltyFormer Pro Bowl wide receiver and Philadelphia Eagle Irving Fryar is trying to clear his name.


Rash of burglaries hit Kankakee County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:29

Rash of burglaries hit Kankakee CountyA string of burglaries in the last couple weeks has people on edge in rural Kankakee County, where many people don't lock their doors and live miles from their neighbors.


Crumbling bridge cause for concern in Perkasie

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:27

Crumbling bridge cause for concern in PerkasieAround Perkasie, the Walnut Street Bridge has become as known for cracks as the Liberty Bell.


Police: Armed suspect rapes 3 people in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:24

 Armed suspect rapes 3 people in FishtownPhiladelphia police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted two women and a man in Fishtown.


Illinois Lottery winnings above 25K delayed due to budget crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:22

Illinois Lottery winnings above 25K delayed due to budget crisisIllinois' budget crisis has some lottery winners waiting on their winnings.


Los Angeles committee gives support to bid to host 2024 Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:46
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A committee of the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to support an effort to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, ahead of a deadline next month for U.S. Olympic organizers to decide on an American city to bid for the games. The U.S. Olympic Committee has turned to Los Angeles after dropping Boston in July, after that city's mayor said he would not expose taxpayers in the Massachusetts capital to assuming possible cost overruns. The full Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to pursue the Olympics after a council committee unanimously recommended moving forward on Friday.

Hawaii awaits hurricane while still recovering from rain

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:39
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Ignacio is expected to continue to strengthen through the weekend and come close to the Hawaiian Islands early next week.

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:39

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. addresses the jury from the witness stand during his capital murder trial in the Johnson County Courthouse on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Olathe, Kan. Miller is charged with the April 13, 2014 shooting deaths of three people outside of Overland Park Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City. (Shane Keyser /The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.


South Philadelphia homeowner tied up by burglar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:25

South Philadelphia homeowner tied up by burglarResidents in South Philadelphia are rallying behind one of their own as a homeowner came face to face with a burglar.


Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:09
NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors.

Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:45

This image released by Costumeish shows a man holding a fake lion head while dressed as a dentist, a costume referring to the Minnesota dentist who who killed Cecil the lion. The Halloween wars over pop culture costumes heated up early this time around. Petitions and social media outrage are flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's joyful lingerie outfit for her coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair. (Costumeish via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?


Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:38
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:35

Owen Labrie talks with one of his attorneys Jaye Rancourt, right, as his parents Denise Holland and Cannon Labrie talk in the lobby as they wait outside the courtroom for the verdict in his trial at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.


Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:16
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial.

St. Louis leaders agree to minimum wage increase to $11/hour

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:37
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The minimum wage in St. Louis would rise to $11 per hour by 2018 under a measure approved Friday.

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:28

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.