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Fire damages Edgemoor home where shooting reported earlier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:52

Fire and shooting on same day, same block in Edgemoor, DelawareAn investigation is underway after a fast moving fire damaged two homes in Delaware, just hours after a shooting on the same block.


Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:52
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.

Coroner: Florida teen dies in ropes course fall in SC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:41
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Florida teenager died after falling from a high ropes course at a camp on the South Carolina-North Carolina border, officials said Tuesday.

Street artist Fairey surrenders to Detroit authorities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:36
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Street artist Shepard Fairey, who created the "Hope" poster of Barack Obama in 2008, turned himself into Detroit police on Tuesday on charges he defaced several properties in the city, authorities said. Fairey is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, Detroit Police Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said. Police issued a felony arrest warrant for Fairey, 45, accusing him of two counts of malicious destruction of property, each punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Oklahoma Republicans compare food-stamp recipients to animals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:33
The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday removed a Facebook post that compared people who receive food stamps to wild animals after it set off a social-media storm. Titled a "lesson in irony," the post from Monday night says the U.S. government is proud that its food stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, this year reached 46 million people. "Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us 'Please Do Not Feed the Animals.' Their stated reason for the policy is because 'The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves,'" it said.

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect expected in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:28
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor says the suspect in the Charleston church shootings is expected in court this week for a hearing on whether documents in the case will be released to the media.

Convicted monsignor moved from jail that pope plans to visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:20
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints is no longer housed at a Philadelphia jail that Pope Francis plans to visit.

Child poverty among African-Americans steady, falls for others: study

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:20
The Pew Research Center study, which was based on U.S. Census figures until 2013, found child poverty rates have fallen among whites, Hispanics and Asian-Americans. African-Americans have had the highest rate of child poverty among ethnic groups in the United States since 1997 when they were about even with Hispanics, according to figures from Pew. Poverty was defined as living in a household with an annual income below $23,624 for a family of four, the Pew Research Center said.

Officials: 4 escape from Mississippi jail; 2 still at large

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:20
RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Four prisoners escaped from a Mississippi jail before a late-night bed check with help from inside and outside the facility, officials said, and two remained at large Tuesday.

House GOP moves on sanctuary issue after California tragedy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled House panel has voted to block so-called sanctuary cities from receiving certain federal grants.

AccuWeather: Rain, Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:48

 Rain, Downpours TodayA flash flood warning continues in Salem county, New Jersey until 2:00p.m. Flood Advisories continue for portions of Gloucester, Camden, Atlantic, Cumberland, Burlington counties in New Jersey and Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties in Pennslyvania.


Delaware County hospital shooter pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:45

Delaware County hospital shooter pleads guiltyThe man on trial for a fatal shooting on the grounds of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Delaware County has pleaded guilty.


DC lawmaker wants to impound cars of suspected 'johns'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Councilman wants to combat what he calls a rise in street prostitution by impounding the cars of suspected "johns."

Police: Donovan McNabb was DUI at twice the legal limit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:42

 Donovan McNabb was DUI at twice the legal limitPolice in Arizona say Donovan McNabb was driving at more than twice the legal limit was he was arrested on DUI charges.


Police: Man lit ex's teddy bear on fire, starting blaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:34
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been accused of starting a fire at his ex-girlfriend's Memphis home by dousing a teddy bear with lighter fluid and threatening the woman's family.

Police: Donovan McNabb was DUI at double legal limit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:30

 Donovan McNabb was DUI at twice the legal limitPolice in Arizona say Donovan McNabb was driving at more than twice the legal limit was he was arrested on DUI charges.


Obama to call for justice system changes in Philadelphia NAACP speech

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:29

Obama to call for justice system changes in Philadelphia NAACP speechIn a speech to the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the president planned to call for legislative action to reduce unduly harsh sentences.


18-day negotiation yields landmark Iran nuclear accord

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:24

18-day negotiation yields landmark Iran nuclear accordIran, the United States and other world powers struck a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iranian nuclear programs in an agreement aimed at easing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran hanging over the volatile Middle East.


Man shot in the head behind West Oak Lane home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:22

Man shot in the head behind West Oak Lane homePhiladelphia police are investigating an early morning murder in the city's West Oak Lane section.


Fmr. Harrisburg mayor arrested on corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:05

Fmr. Harrisburg mayor arrested on corruption chargesThe former mayor of Pennsylvania's capital city faces wide-ranging corruption charges.