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U.S. to put child migrants on fast track in deportation hearings: official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:25
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to give priority to child migrants over adults in deportation hearings as part of a broader initiative to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally, a Justice Department official told Reuters. The new policy, to be announced by the Justice Department on Wednesday, is one of several steps the administration is taking to accelerate the removal of tens of thousands of child migrants entering the United States, many from Central America. The official gave few details of how quickly the "removal" hearings would proceed, but the White House asked Congress on Tuesday for $45 million to hire 40 judges to address backlogs in courts that mean deportation hearings often take more than 18 months. Immigration courts typically prioritize immigrants held in detention for hearings, but under U.S. law, children are not detained.

Baby dies inside car parked in affluent Connecticut town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:16
A 15-month-old boy has died after being left inside a car parked in an affluent Connecticut community in sweltering summer weather, police said on Tuesday. The death, which occurred on Monday in the town of Ridgefield, comes weeks after a Georgia father was charged with murder for leaving his 22-month-old son in a hot car for seven hours in a case that has drawn national headlines. "It was reported to police that the infant was left unattended inside a parked vehicle for an extended period of time," the Ridgefield Police Department said in a statement. Temperatures in the area on Monday reached 87 degrees by 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

California tribe agrees to election to end dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:15
CORNING, Calif. (AP) — Rival factions within a Native American tribe fighting over a lucrative Northern California casino and other assets have agreed to a binding general election, officials said.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:59
iBook charts for week ending July 7, 2014:

Federal judge stirs controversy with blog post

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:53
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge in Nebraska is again drawing attention because of his personal blog, this time for using an obscene reference to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court should not have heard the Hobby Lobby case.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:46
App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 7, 2014:

7 indicted in Trenton heroin ring bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:46

7 indicted in Trenton heroin ring bustAn investigation that targeted a violent drug network in Trenton has led to the arrest of seven suspect - two of which are facing attempted murder charges.


World's tallest water slide set to open Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:46
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After three delays, the world's tallest water slide is scheduled to open this week.

PHOTOS: Suspects in Trenton heroin ring bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:45

 Suspects in Trenton heroin ring bustThe New Jersey Attorney General's Office released photos of some of those charged in the bust of a violent drug ring in Trenton.


Connecticut school shooting responders thanked

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:41
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are honoring more than 300 people including local and federal law enforcement officers, dispatchers and psychiatrists for their work in the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Correction: United Nations-Gay Marriage story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a story July 7 about the United Nations recognizing gay marriage for its staff members, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.N., reported erroneously that the new policy affected only employees of the U.N. Secretariat. The policy applies to all U.N. employees, including those who work at separate agencies and programs such as UNICEF and UNESCO.

A Woman Found Out a Serial Killer Once Lived in Her Home From Watching TV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:34
A Missouri woman says she has finally been able to break her rental lease after learning that her home was used as a torture chamber by a suspected serial killer over a decade ago.

California officials: tree fell on coaster track

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:32

Members of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park security staff monitor the situation at the exit of the park after riders were injured on the Ninja coaster, not shown, Monday, July 7, 2014, in Valencia, Calif. The roller coaster hit a tree branch dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night. Two of the four people hurt on the Ninja coaster were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but all the injuries were minor, fire and park officials said. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Andy Holzman)The state agency that investigates workplace accidents says it was an entire tree — not just a branch — that fell onto a roller coaster's tracks in California, dislodging the front car and keeping nearly two dozen riders hanging for hours.


Jury seated to hear Ventura's defamation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:30

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, right, makes his way out of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building during the first day of jury selection in a defamation lawsuit, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit against the Chris Kyle estate, claiming that Kyle's account of a bar fight in a book he wrote was false. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury was set to hear opening statements Tuesday in Jesse Ventura's defamation case against the estate of a slain sniper who had claimed he punched the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler inside a bar.


Friends of accused Boston bomber wanted to protect suspect: agent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:22

A Boston Red Sox hat is seen among a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston street in Boston, MassachusettsBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect told an FBI agent that he and two friends removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the suspected bomber's dorm room out of a desire to protect him, the agent testified on Tuesday. Sara Wood of the Federal Bureau of Investigation testified that the friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, three times denied knowing what was in the backpack before admitting what he and his friends had found in bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He has pleaded not guilty and his attorney on Monday said Tazhakayov's roommate and fellow Kazakh exchange student Dias Kadyrbayev was responsible for taking the fireworks casings, from which the gunpowder had been removed.


Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:20
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.

Wisconsin logger frees bear from milk can

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:08
RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The video of a western Wisconsin logger who saved a black bear who got its head stuck in an old milk can is getting hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits.

Twin brothers charged with killing Good Samaritan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:07
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two brothers are set to be arraigned in a Central California courtroom on murder charges in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over after trying to rescue a woman who was being assaulted.

Crews hoist second fuselage from derailment site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:03

Work crews remove one of the Boeing 737 fuselages that plunged into the Clark Fork River east of Superior, Mont., on Monday, July 7, 2014. Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo) SEATTLE ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews have removed the second of three commercial airplane bodies from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.


2 dead in medical complex shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:00
Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center.