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Delaware governor signs marijuana decriminalization bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:24
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Former tennis coach pleads guilty to corrupting minor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:12

Former tennis coach pleads guilty to corrupting minorA former tennis coach has pleaded guilty to corruption of a minor charges.


Delaware man charged with stabbing roommate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:12

Delaware man charged with stabbing roommateDelaware State Police have charged a Dover man with stabbing his roommate.


Delaware governor signs bill decriminalizing pot: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:09

A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleThe measure will allow individuals in Delaware to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and use it privately without facing criminal sanctions, though police could still confiscate the drug, according to Delaware Online, The News Journal. The statute also will reduce the penalty for using marijuana in a public place to a $100 civil fine. Under previous Delaware law, simple marijuana possession was a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,150.


Philadelphia Council boosts property taxes to fund schools

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:06

Philadelphia Council boosts property taxes to fund schoolsPhiladelphia's City Council has approved a series of tax increases aimed at raising an additional $70 million for the schools.


Mom pleads guilty to riding on car roof with 5-year-old son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:06
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to riding with her 5-year-old son on the roof of a station wagon, holding onto the cargo rack as the vehicle traveled at least 50 mph.

Suspect charged with nine counts of murder in South Carolina shooting: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 22:05
(Reuters) - Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the South Carolina church shooting, Charleston police said in a Twitter post on Friday.

Homeless man finds purse, returns it to poor mom with cancer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:50
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A man living on the streets in central Pennsylvania has returned a lost purse containing nearly $400 to its owner — a single mother who is on welfare and battling brain cancer.

47 people become new U.S. citizens in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:39

47 people become new U.S. citizens in Old CityMore than 40 people from 28 different countries became American citizens in Old City and their stories are as different as they are inspiring.


DSU student's lawsuit claims scholarship lost after refusing to attend church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:36

DSU student's lawsuit claims scholarship lost after refusing to attend churchA former Delaware State University volleyball player is now suing her old school for allegedly serving up religious discrimination.


Major water main break floods Hunting Park shopping center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:33

Major water main break floods Hunting Park shopping centerPhiladelphia firefighters had to rescue several people who were stranded after a 48-inch water main ruptured near a Hunting Park shopping center.


Wife killed in head-on crash while pursuing her husband in another vehicle, family says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:32

Wife killed in head-on crash while pursuing her husband in another vehicle, family saysFamily members say the wife was following her husband and his companion who were in another car when she struck a third vehicle head-on and died.


Portion of old bridge under repair collapses in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:20

Portion of old bridge under repair collapses in PennsylvaniaPart of a 103-year-old bridge being rebuilt in central Pennsylvania collapsed Thursday, injuring three workers, emergency and construction officials said.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:03

An army contingent carry a Greek flag in front of the temple of the Parthenon before a hoisting ceremony at the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece Thursday, June 18, 2015. Greece and its creditors publicly blamed one another for an impasse in bailout talks, on the eve of a eurozone finance ministers' meeting billed as key to their outcome. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Woman who allegedly scammed Boston Marathon charity in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 20:30
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman charged with scamming the charity set up for survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and fraudulently receiving benefits from other organizations will likely face trial in February.

NYC's Carnegie Deli fined for violating building codes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 20:12
NEW YORK (AP) — The famed Carnegie Deli in midtown Manhattan will remain closed for at least two more weeks after it was found to be diverting some of its gas before it reached the meter.

Police: Man in custody after disturbance at Richmond church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 20:00
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a man has been taken into custody for evaluation after he threatened worshippers at a south Richmond church.

South Carolina governor calls for death penalty in church shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 19:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said on Friday the suspect in the deadly church shooting in Charleston should face the death penalty if convicted.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 19:17
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina governor tell NBC Charleston church shooter should get the death penalty.

Penn State-Sandusky money to help children's support services

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 19:03

Penn State-Sandusky money to help children's support servicesA Pennsylvania commission is now taking applications for grants from the $48 million paid into the state treasury by Penn State over the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.