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Man raped teenage Delaware girl he met online, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:19

Man raped teenage Delaware girl he met online, police sayA Michigan man is behind bars in Delaware, charged with raping a 15-year-old girl he met on social media.

Clinton pledges to help working Americans, take Wall Street to task

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:10
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laid out a broad vision for the U.S. economy on Monday that focused on measures to help working Americans and guard against Wall Street excesses with tougher financial regulation. In a speech in New York, Clinton criticized Republican governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker, who is seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination, as having stomped on workers rights and promised to promote measures aimed at raising wages and helping American families. She vowed to crack down on U.S. ...

Americans more upbeat on earnings, home prices: NY Fed survey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:07

The sun shines down 36th Street between the landmark Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York City at sunsetAmericans expected higher earnings and home-price growth last month, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey that also found little change in inflation expectations. The New York Fed's survey of consumer expectations, released on Monday, found median earnings growth expectations rose to 2.5 percent in June from 2.3 percent in May, among the highest readings since the poll started in mid-2013. The survey, which taps about 1,200 respondents on a 12-month rotating basis, found one- and three-year-ahead inflation expectations each edged slightly higher to 3 percent.

Pope acknowledges US critics, and downplays US-Cuba role

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 22:07

Pope Francis leaves after paying a visit to the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome, Monday, July 13, 2015. Pope Francis landed in Rome Monday after a week-long trip to South America, including Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is acknowledging criticism in the United States of his anti-capitalist stance and is calling for dialogue before his high-profile trip in September. He's also downplaying his role in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement.

Obama touts importance of a secure retirement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a secure retirement is a critical component of what it means to be middle class in America.

Sage grouse flies into U.S. species protection crossfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:58

U.S. Bureau of Land Management photo of sage grouseBy Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-business Republicans.     A Reuters review of hundreds of federal records over a 10-year period shows how the non-profit groups have had success by inundating Washington with petitions for new protected-species listings and lawsuits designed to compel regulators to respond. ...

Plane runs off Richmond airport taxiway; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Southwest Airlines says one of its planes veered off the taxiway after landing at Richmond International Airport in Virginia.

Austin police officer placed on leave for fatally shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:09
An Austin, Texas, police officer has been placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting a suspect who was trying to flee and appeared to be reaching for a weapon, police said on Monday. "Officers instructed him to go and place his hands behind his back," said Austin Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley.

Laser eye surgery called success for New Hampshire falcon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 20:50
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A second round of eye surgery means a falcon in New Hampshire that had cataracts might fly again someday.

It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 20:20

This image received on July 8, 2015 and made available by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute shows Pluto from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) combined with lower-resolution color information from the spacecraft's Ralph instrument. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

Volunteer deputy accused in suspect's death to be arraigned

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:53
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man faces arraigned on a second-degree manslaughter charge.

2-alarm fire destroys home in Talleyville, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:42

2-alarm fire destroys home in Talleyville, DelawareThe blaze broke out at 6:30 a.m. Monday at a 2-story house on Weldin Park Drive in Talleyville.

Wisconsin Governor Walker says running for U.S. president in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:08

Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Scott Walker talks about his campaign during the Western Conservative Summit in Denver(Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced on Monday he was joining the crowded Republican field seeking the White House in the November 2016 election. "America needs new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done," Walker said in a new video. "I am running for president to fight and win for the American people." (Reporting by Emily Stephenson)

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned new Miss USA

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:48

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned Miss USA by Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Miss USA Olivia Jordan spoke of the need to discuss race relations en route to her pageant victory and hailed the diversity of women taking part in the contest during a post-pageant question about Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants.

Family IDs missing boater found dead in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:27

Family IDs missing boater found dead in Delaware RiverChris Allen was found Sunday evening. The father of four had just celebrated his 46th birthday on Saturday.

Firefighter hurt battling blaze in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:22

Firefighter hurt battling blaze in Camden, N.J.A firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting a fire on the 800 block of Newton Avenue in Camden.

Clinton to propose tax incentives to encourage companies to share profits: aide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:09

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinnerDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday will propose tax incentives to encourage companies to share more profits with workers, according to a campaign aide. In a speech in New York in which she will lay out her economic vision, Clinton will say that workers need to benefit from the profits they are helping to produce and will cite studies showing profit-sharing can increase productivity.

UAE woman executed for killing American teacher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:23
The United Arab Emirates executed a UAE woman convicted of terrorism early on Monday after the militant-inspired killing of an American kindergarten teacher in December 2014, the state news agency WAM reported. Ala'a Badr Abdullah al-Hashemi, 31, was sentenced to death on June 29 for stabbing Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan, a mother of 11-year-old twins, in the toilet of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall and attempting to bomb an American-Egyptian doctor. Hashemi was also convicted of setting up a social media account to spread militant ideology with the intention of undermining the government and, and of giving money to militant organizations for attacks, WAM reported.

Enduring and declining speech features in West Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:05
Below is a list of speech features studied by the West Virginia Dialect Project, some of which remain common and others that have become rare.

A push to restore pride in the way Appalachians speak

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:01

Kirk Hazen, left, and graduate student Jordan Lovejoy smile during an interview session in Pineville, W.V., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Hazen is director of the Dialect Project at West Virginia University, and Lovejoy was helping him gather samples in her native Wyoming County. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a sparsely populated Appalachian county, the young couple is recounting how they met while a language researcher captures their story with a high-end audio recorder.