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Maryland right-to-die doctor's license revocation stands

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:12

Dr. Lawrence Egbert walks outside the courthouse, early Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Baltimore. Egbert, a right-to-die advocate, is asking a judge to reinstate his Maryland medical license, which was revoked in December after the state medical board contended he assisted in the suicides of six people who died from inhaling helium. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)BALTIMORE (AP) — A sympathetic judge on Thursday let a founder of the Final Exit Network explain his role in six Maryland suicides but refused to reinstate his medical license, saying the law left him no choice.


Jury continues deliberations in federal cyberstalking case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:10
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking case against the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 ended a second day of deliberations Thursday after asking for several pieces of evidence and clarification of their instructions from the judge.

Earrings added to computer image of girl found dead on beach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:09

This updated flyer released Thursday, July 9, 2015, by the Suffolk County Massachusetts District Attorney includes a computer-generated composite image depicting the possible likeness of a young girl wearing earrings, whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston Harbor on June 25, inside a bag that also contained a black and white zebra-print blanket. She was wearing white leggings with black polka dots. Officials believe the brown-haired, brown-eyed girl was about 4 years old and are hoping the information generates clues about her identity. (Suffolk County District Attorney via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police have added earrings to the computer-generated image of a young girl whose remains were found in a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach, continuing their quest to learn the girl's identity.


Irish student injured in balcony collapse emerges from coma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:07
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 21-year-old Irish woman who was celebrating her birthday with a group of friends when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, killing six people and injuring seven others, has come out of her coma and is no longer in critical condition.

No charges filed in the death of 6-year-old mauled by dog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:06
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Henderson County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that no charges will be filed in the death of a 6-year-old boy mauled by a pit bull in western North Carolina.

Another bird flu casualty: Rita's pulls frozen custard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:04
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The latest casualty of bird flu? Frozen custard.

Boehner, other U.S. Republicans want Obama to fire OPM leadership

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that President Barack Obama should replace top officials at the federal Office of Personnel Management following a massive hack of its data. "After today's announcement, I have no confidence that the current leadership at OPM is able to take on the enormous task of repairing our national security," Boehner said in a statement after OPM announced that millions more people had been affected in recent cyber attacks than previously estimated. ...

US threatens to quit nuke talks; Iran blames West for divide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:03

German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, 2nd left, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, 5th right,, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, 3rd right and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, meet along with representatives from China and Russia at an hotel in Vienna, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program lurched toward another deadline on Thursday with diplomats reconvening amid persistent uncertainty and vague but seemingly hopeful pronouncements from participants. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Thursday to walk away from nuclear talks as he signaled that diplomats won't conclude an agreement with Iran over the coming hours — another delay that this time could complicate American efforts to quickly implement any deal. The Iranians immediately fired back, accusing the U.S. and its European allies of causing the deadlock.


Rhode Island prosecutor links classified website to crimes against women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:48
By John Larrabee PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - With two suspects in custody charged with killing women they allegedly met through Backpage.com, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is calling on Congress to shut down the adult services page of the classified ad website. Kilmartin's office announced an indictment against Daniel Tejeda, 28, of Providence earlier this week, charging him with first-degree murder. The second murder suspect, James Adams of Warwick, is now facing trial in Providence Superior Court.

Minnesota boy who got brain infection after swimming dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:47
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a water parasite that's more common in warmer southern states.

U.S. to halt legal steps vs Corinthian student loan defaults

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:47
Corinthian abruptly closed its remaining 28 schools in April and left 16,000 students without classes, becoming the largest failure in for-profit higher education. The company filed for bankruptcy in May and soon after the U.S. Department of Education announced a plan under which tens of thousands of former Corinthian students could seek relief from their federal student loans. Under Thursday's agreement, the Department of Education will suspend judicial debt collection efforts for 120 days against former Corinthian students who are in default, according to Scott Gautier, a lawyer for an official committee of students in the Corinthian bankruptcy.

Kentucky governor tells clerk to issue gay-marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:46
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor told a county clerk of court Thursday that he should either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or resign.

Search for serial female bank robber in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:46

Search for serial female bank robber in Northeast PhiladelphiaThe FBI has joined the search for a female suspect wanted for several bank robberies in Northeast Philadelphia.


FBI head: Potential violence plots stopped ahead of July 4

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the agency believes it stopped potential acts of violence in the month before the July 4 holiday.

Court stops prosecution of white police in black suburb

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:39
CLEVELAND (AP) — The prosecution of five white police supervisors in a predominantly black suburb for failing to stop a car chase that ended with two black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire was put on hold Thursday by a state appeals court.

Video of arrest prompts Philadelphia police investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:37

Video of arrest prompts Philadelphia police investigationThe Philadelphia Police Department has opened an Internal Affairs investigation after a video surfaced online allegedly showing officers repeatedly hitting 22-year-old Tyree Carroll during an arrest in April in Germantown.


New Hampshire lawmaker questions Dartmouth land agreement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:37
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than two centuries after a gift of land from the New Hampshire Legislature helped keep Dartmouth College afloat, a current lawmaker wants the Ivy League school to do more to repay the state's generosity.

South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:30

South Carolina Governor Haley spoke to a gathered crowd before signing a legislation permanently removing the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds in ColumbiaSouth Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday to permanently remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of nine black churchgoers last month. The rebel banner will go to the "relic room" of South Carolina's military museum in Columbia, the state capital. "The Confederate flag is coming off the grounds of the South Carolina State House," Haley said to cheers and applause.


Septic truck slams into newlyweds' home in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:29

Septic truck slams into newlyweds' home in Bucks Co.Newlyweds from upper Bucks County are dealing with their first crisis as a married couple.


FBI says it thwarted Islamic State-inspired July 4 attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:26

Police officers patrol Times Square in New YorkU.S. authorities foiled attacks planned around the Fourth of July, arresting more than 10 people in the month before the holiday who were inspired by Islamic State online recruitment, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday. "I do believe our work disrupted efforts to kill people likely in connection with July 4th," Comey told reporters at the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Separately, a national security source said multiple overseas plots by Islamic State sympathizers had also been halted in recent days.