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Some Pathmark, Superfresh stores slated to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:43

Some Pathmark, Superfresh stores slated to closeGrocery store operator A&P is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to close or sell off stores as it faces increasingly tough competition.


University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:35

A pedestrian crosses in front of a vehicle as part of a demonstration at Mcity on its opening day Monday, July 20, 2015 on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. The 32-acre simulated city, complete with building facades, a roundabout, brick and gravel roads and other familiar features of urban driving, will be used to test driverless and connected vehicles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars.


Clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:33

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., Monday, July 20, 2015. Davis, who has said she cannot issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because it would violate her religious beliefs, is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union on the behalf of two gay couples and two straight couples. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A local elected official in a small Kentucky county testified Monday she could not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because signing the document would signal her approval of a union that violates her religious beliefs.


Child hurt when SUV rolls off highway, into dealership lot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:31

An SUV rests on top of cars at a Nissan dealership after it veered across Interstate 15 and rolled onto the vehicles in Victorville, Calif, Sunday, July 19, 2015. A child was ejected in the crash and transported by Mercy Air, according to the Victor Valley Daily Press. (David Pardo/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITVICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old child was seriously injured when an SUV carrying seven people careened off a Southern California freeway and into a car dealership, damaging a dozen other vehicles.


New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:14

The Cuban flag is raised over their new embassy in Washington, Monday, July 20, 2015. Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington in a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington, signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.


Trial begins in fatal North Carolina police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:10
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After nearly two years, a trial began Monday for a white Charlotte police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man who was looking for help.

Charleston shooting defendant to provide handwriting samples

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:05
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church was ordered to provide handwriting samples to investigators, and prosecutors hope to match it with notes and other writings that point to motive.

Former security official convicted in Iowa lottery fraud trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:58
An Iowa jury on Monday convicted a former multi-state lottery association official of fraud in a case where prosecutors said he rigged a Hot Lotto game drawing to win a $14.3 million prize. Eddie Tipton, 52, of Norwalk, Iowa, could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on his conviction for two counts of fraud. Tipton's attorney, Dean Stowers, said he would appeal.

Massachusetts police in billboard campaign to identify dead girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:54
Police in Massachusetts on Monday launched a billboard campaign to try to identify a 4-year-old girl whose body, stuffed in a trash bag, was found by a woman walking her dog on the waterfront almost a month ago. The Massachusetts State Police said a computer-generated image of what the girl may have looked like while alive will be mounted on 84 billboards around the state as they continue to search for any clues as to the girl's identity and to answer the question of how her remains turned up on Deer Island, a narrow spit of land in Boston Harbor.

VIDEO: Suspects wanted in carjacking, robbery in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:53

 Suspects wanted in carjacking, robbery in East Oak LanePhiladelphia police have released surveillance video in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in a carjacking and robbery in the city's East Oak Lane section.


Doctors say teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:36

This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. An 18-year-old French woman born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago, an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting, Monday, July 20, 2015. (Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting.


Mississippi horse trainer's death stirs fears in small town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:32

Frances Sanders, mother of Jonathan Sanders, right, hugs his sister Nicole Holloway, during a remembrance and rally for Jonathan Sanders in Stonewall, Miss., Sunday, July 19, 2015. Sanders died after a physical encounter with a white police officer on July 8, and had been riding in a two-wheeled buggy pulled by a horse. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)STONEWALL, Miss. (AP) — Fists raised in protest and at times heads bowed in prayer, hundreds of people gathered in a small Mississippi town to demand justice in the case of a black man who died after a physical encounter with a white police officer.


Ex-lottery worker convicted of rigging system to win $14M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:25

In this July 15, 2015, photo, Eddie Tipton looks over at his lawyers before the start of his trial at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. An Iowa jury began deliberating Friday after hearing over four days the complex story of how Tipton, a lottery security officer, allegedly fixed the Hot Lotto game in 2010 to get himself a winning ticket for a $14 million jackpot and then attempted to cash it anonymously. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register) MANDATORY CREDITDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former lottery security official was found guilty Monday of rigging a computerized Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot then trying to get acquaintances to cash the prize for him without revealing his identity.


Ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty sentenced in racketeering case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:13

Ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty sentenced in racketeering caseA longtime Philadelphia union boss has been sentenced in a racketeering case that accused him of using violence and intimidation to secure union jobs.


Attorney: Excavator operator to plead in building collapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:09
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An excavator operator charged in a building collapse that killed six people two years ago plans to plead guilty Tuesday to charges including involuntary manslaughter and causing a catastrophe, his attorney said.

Ain't misbehavin'? Broadway audience faux pas get spotlight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:08

FILE - In this May 12, 2012, file photo, a man takes a photo in front of the statue of theatrical legend George M. Cohan in the heart of New York's theater district. It's been a month of bad behavior among theatergoers in New York, including a teenager's attempt to charge his phone in a dummy outlet on a stage and an evening when Patti LuPone caught someone texting during her play and swiped the phone out of the patron's hand. (AP Photo/Chuck Zoeller, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! Rat-a-tat texting! The shaming "shhhhh!"


General jihadist propaganda may have inspired Chattanooga shooter: source

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General jihadist propaganda on the Internet may have inspired Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who allegedly killed five servicemen in Tennessee on Thursday before being shot dead himself, a source close to the investigation told Reuters on Monday.

Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to 'drive dirty'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:03

In this Thursday, July 9, 2015 photo, motorists drive on Grand River Boulevard in Detroit. It’s called driving dirty and city officials estimate that one out of every two motorists living in Detroit is taking to the road without any type of auto insurance coverage. Data from CarInsurance.com shows the top 25 zip codes in the United States where drivers pay the most for car insurance are in Detroit, with some policies topping $5,000 annually. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.


Papal pilgrims overwhelm Philadelphia transit ticket system

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:46
City officials have already warned that with an estimated 2 million people expected to travel into the city for an open-air Mass in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art in September, Philadelphia's roads and railways are likely to overwhelmed. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, which operates the region's transit system, opened sales at 9 a.m. local time (1300 GMT) on Monday for the 175,000 rail tickets to be available on each day of the pope's Sept. 26-27 visit to the city, but said its website was quickly overwhelmed by some 900,000 visits in about ten minutes.

Police: Drunk driving suspect found naked on barn roof

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:29

 Drunk driving suspect found naked on barn roofState police say a drunken driving suspect ran away from the scene of a central Pennsylvania crash but was found on a nearby barn roof - naked - and arrested once he fell off.