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Church van overturns on North Carolina interstate; 15 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 02:13
BENSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say 15 people in a church van were hurt after their van blew a tire and overturned on Interstate 40 in North Carolina.

City paid $30K to settle Ebola fears lawsuit over girl, 7

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 02:09
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The insurance carrier for a Connecticut city paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a third-grader who was barred from school for several days because of Ebola fears.

Houston No. 1 in US in armored car, bank takeover robberies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 01:27

In this Sept. 6, 2013 photo, a bag of money is left in a parking lot after an armored car was robbed off of Little York and the Eastex freeway in Houston. Eleven armored trucks were robbed in Houston in 2013 and another eight last year, accounting for 20 percent of all such heists in the U.S. In 2013, 120 banks were robbed around Houston, one every three days. Last year the number dipped slightly to 100, while nearly 4,000 banks, savings and loans and credit unions were held up nationwide, according to FBI statistics. ( J. Patric Schneider/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — Larry Gonzales was emerging from his Garda Cash Logistics armored truck to refill an ATM at a Houston-area Chase Bank in October 2013 when a man behind him demanded money.


NAACP leader to speak Monday about claims she lied about her race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 01:09

NAACP leader to speak Monday about claims she lied about her raceSpokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.


A look at the Murdoch boys' club: Who's in and out

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 01:03

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in San Francisco. Sibling rivalries. A quest for power. An affair. A scandal. The turbulent life of the 84-year-old billionaire and his heirs emerged back in the spotlight this week as the aging media magnate readied to hand over the keys to his empire. The media circus around the Murdochs shares many parallels with paparazzi coverage of the royals, including the family’s seats of power in the U.K. and in Commonwealth nation Australia, but the jostling for control in Murdoch’s family is different. The eldest child’s inheritance is never ensured. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sibling rivalries. A quest for power. An affair. A scandal. The turbulent lives of 84-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his heirs returned to the spotlight this week as the aging magnate took steps to hand over control of the media empire he built nearly from scratch.


Small town residents have mixed feelings on No. 1 beach rank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:55

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 13 - A couple from Japan takes wedding photos at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, on Wednesday June 10, 2015 in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Residents in the small town have mixed feelings about this beach recently being declared the best public beach in the United States. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with apprehension about visitors.


Prison break casts spotlight on staff-inmate relationships

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:54

Joyce Mitchell is arraigned in City Court on Friday, June 12, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Mitchell is accused of helping two convicted killers escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Training to work in maximum-security prisons includes stern warnings that add up to one message: Don't get too close to the inmates.


Louisiana's budget a long-term solution: Jindal's office

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:36

Republican presidential hopeful, Louisiana Gov. Jindal addresses an economic summit in Orlando,Louisiana's newly approved budget mostly relied on recurring revenues to close a $1.6 billion gap, a spokeswoman for the state's governor and possible presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal said on Saturday, responding to a credit analyst's view that it was heavily reliant on one-time measures. Moody's analyst Marcia Van Wagner said on Friday the legislature closed that gap with a heavy reliance on short-term measures, meaning the state "will likely see continued large budgetary gaps next year, when it has to craft the budget for fiscal year 2017". Kristy Nichols, the state's Commissioner of the Division of Administration, who is in charge of the state's budget and a spokeswoman for Jindal, said most of the revenues and savings were recurring rather than one-off measures.


Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:27

President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leave meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 12, 2015. The president made an 11th-hour appeal to dubious Democrats on Friday in a tense run-up to a House showdown on legislation to strengthen his hand in global trade talks (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama's standing for the rest of his second term.


John Stamos arrested for alleged DUI in Beverly Hills

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:17

John Stamos arrested for alleged DUI in Beverly Hills'Full House' actor John Stamos was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday night in Beverly Hills.


STORY PULLED: Dallas Police Headquarters-Shooting-The Latest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:12
DALLAS (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the confirmation of the death of the suspect in an attack Saturday on Dallas police headquarters. Police say they have not yet confirmed his death, but that they suspect he is dead.

Mother, stepdad to have joint trial in custody flight case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 00:10
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the mother and stepfather of a girl who was taken out of the United States a decade ago during a custody dispute can have a joint trial.

Guards' code of silence blamed in Rikers inmate killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 23:42

Byron Taylor, foreground, a guard at the Rikers Island jail, leaves court in New York, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 after his arraignment on conspiracy and obstruction charges for his part in a brutal assault on an inmate in 2012. Behind Taylor is his attorney Samuel Braverman. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — As federal prosecutors tell it, the cover-up in Ronald Spear's death started immediately after he died from a brutal kick to the head from a guard at the Rikers Island jail complex, with correction officers taking advantage of a code of silence condoned by commanders and union representatives.


Maine lobster marketers look to re-brand 'shedders' as treat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 23:18

A lobster is checked to determine if it is a hard shell or a "shedder", a recently molted lobster that is growing back its shell, at the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine, Friday, June 12, 2015. Softshell lobsters generally have less meat than hardshells, but dealers say it's time to play up their supposedly sweeter meat as a reason to come to Maine for the succulent crustacean. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — When Maine's lobsters start shedding their shells, restaurant owner Steve Kingston goes to the docks with a message for lobstermen: bring 'em to me.


Facing 'peacekeeper babies,' UN now offers DNA testing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 23:04

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 30, 2010 file photo, United Nations peacekeepers patrol an earthquake survivors makeshift camp in Port-au-Prince. In 2015, troubled by peacekeepers' sexual relationships with the people they are meant to protect, the UN has quietly started helping with DNA collection to prove paternity claims for so-called "peacekeeper babies." (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeepers arrive; months later, some leave infants behind. Now the United Nations has quietly started to offer DNA testing to help prove paternity claims and ensure support for the so-called "peacekeeper babies."


AccuWeather: Very Warm, Humid

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 22:58

 Very Warm, HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the humidity eases slightly this afternoon, but it will still be rather uncomfortable out there today.


Olney home invasion ends in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 22:56

Olney home invasion ends in shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a home invasion that ended in a shooting in the Olney section of Philadelphia.


Chief: Sniper shoots suspect in attack on Dallas police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 22:15

Suspect dead in Dallas police HQ attackDallas' police chief says a sniper has shot the suspect in an overnight attack on police headquarters and that the department is checking to see if he's still alive.


Texas police say unclear if suspect in shooting attack killed in van

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 22:10
(Reuters) - A suspect believed responsible for planting bombs and firing automatic weapons outside Dallas Police headquarters early Saturday morning may have been shot and killed while holed up in his van, police said. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said police believed that snipers had shot the suspect through the windshield of his van, which has been surrounded in a fast food restaurant parking lot about 10 miles (16 km) south of Dallas. No police officers or civilians were injured in the incident, Brown said.

Search enters 8th day after prison worker charged in escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 21:49

Search enters 8th day after prison worker charged in escapeThe massive manhunt for two convicted killers resumed Saturday on the morning after a worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison was charged with smuggling in hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver bit to help the men escape.