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Supreme Court declines to review North Carolina voting law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:31
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the legality of new Republican-backed voting restrictions in North Carolina that were part of a law opponents argued was aimed at making it harder for voters who tend to favor Democrats to cast ballots. The court rejected the state's appeal of an October decision by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that found that parts of the 2013 law should be provisionally blocked while litigation continues. At issue in the current case are the sections of the law that barred same-day voter registration and provisional voting for voters casting ballots outside their normal precincts. The Supreme Court's action has little immediate impact as a full trial on the legality of the law is scheduled for this summer, with a final ruling likely ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

High court rejects appeal from subcontractor freed from Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a former government subcontractor seeking to sue the U.S. government for negligence over his five-year imprisonment in Cuba.

Police: Basketball coach who fired gun during game in Southwest Phladelphia ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:09

 Basketball coach who fired gun during game in Southwest Phladelphia ID'dPolice say a basketball coach fired his gun during a game at a Southwest Philadelphia recreation center.


Chair in which Lincoln was shot center stage on anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:51

The chair in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 is shown on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., March 23, 2015. The Henry Ford Museum is offering a closer glimpse of the pivotal piece of history to mark the assassination’s 150th anniversary. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn will remove the chair from its glass enclosure on April 15, the sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s death. It will be displayed in a plaza area and museum admission will be free. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.


Phillies finalize Opening Day roster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:44

Phillies finalize Opening Day rosterThe Phillies selected the contracts of outfielder Jeff Francoeur and infielder Andres Blanco and optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to complete the 25-man roster.


Maine woman holds essay contest for 47 acres of woods

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:36
WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman wants to give away the 47 acres of woodlands she owns in the town of Whitefield to the person who can best put into words what they intend to do with the property.

Priscilla Presley: No Elvis imitators at new Vegas chapel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:36

 The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience” in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The King will not appear at Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel that is coming soon to Las Vegas — exactly how Priscilla Presley wants it.


Man who caught on fire while driving dies at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:22
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An 84-year-old Rochester-area man who suffered severe burns when a dropped cigarette ignited his clothes while driving on a New York road has died.

2 children dead after family's SUV overturns on turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:18
STUART, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an overloaded SUV carrying 12 relatives crashed over the weekend on Florida's Turnpike, claiming three lives.

Police: Couple faces charges for stealing bats with stroller

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:09
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they have issued arrest warrants for a Philadelphia couple who used a baby stroller to steal high-end baseball bats in southern New Jersey.

Truck crash slows traffic on I-76 West in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:59

Truck crash slows traffic on I-76 West in King of PrussiaA crash involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan slowed traffic on I-76 in King of Prussia.


Court: NYC woman can serve divorce papers via Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.

1 teenager shot dead, 2 others wounded at party in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:31

1 teenager shot dead, 2 others wounded at party in Camden CountyAn 18-year-old man has died and 2 teenage girls are hospitalized after gunfire erupted at a party in Camden.


Woman found dead in Southwest Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 17:53

Woman found dead in Southwest Philadelphia homeHomicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Southwest Philadelphia.


3 teens shot, wounded at party in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 17:35

1 teenager shot dead, 2 others wounded at party in Camden CountyPolice believe several people opened fire at the party, which was taking place at a used car lot near Route 130 and Grant Avenue.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:02
"Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience." — Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine later retracted.

Trial to start for officer charged in deaths of 2 suspects

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:55

FILE - In this March 13, 2015 file photo, suspended Cleveland Police patrolman Michael Brelo, left, sits with attorney Tom Shaughnessy during an administrative hearing in Cleveland. Brelo faces two voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a high-speed chase in November 2012. His trial is scheduled to begin Monday, April 6, 2015 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The outcome of voluntary manslaughter charges against a Cleveland police officer likely will rest on a judge's decision whether the final 15 shots he fired during a 137-shot barrage by officers was justified.


AccuWeather: Mild For Opening Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:18

 Perfect Opening Day WeatherMeteorologist Melissa Magee says clouds and showers will dominate the work week.


5 hurt as bus, car crash in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:11
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were injured when a car and tour bus collided in Southern California, but only one of them was seriously hurt.

Police: Woman kidnapped, beaten, robbed, dumped in cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:05

 Woman kidnapped, beaten, robbed, dumped in cemeteryThe search is underway for three suspects after police say a woman, leaving her job on Jewelers' Row in Center City, was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and then dumped in a cemetery.