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Waters closed after 'aggressive' shark bumps surfer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:05
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lifeguards have ordered everybody out of the water in Huntington Beach after a shark bumped a surfer.

Woman struck by car at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:57

2 women struck by car at Philadelphia International AirportA woman was struck by a car at Philadelphia International Airport.


Family files $4.76 million claim over Washington state police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:47

Relatives of Antonio Zambrano-Montes carry his coffin after a funeral mass in PomaroThe Mexico-based parents of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes filed the claim with the city of about 68,000 residents on Thursday on behalf of the undocumented immigrant's two teenage daughters. The February shooting death of Zambrano-Montes triggered steady protests in a Latino majority farming community less than 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, where activists likened his death to police slayings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York that led to massive protests across the country. Police have said officers responding to a report of a man throwing rocks at passing cars shot Zambrano-Montes 17 times after he began pelting them with rocks and ignored commands to surrender.


Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents sought.

Michigan children released from detention in custody case -media

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:38
At an emergency hearing, Judge Lisa Gorcyca said the children - whose parents have been involved in a custody battle for more than four years - could leave detention and attend a camp for the rest of the summer. The children were not housed with juveniles convicted of crimes or awaiting court hearings. A court-appointed attorney for the children and the father's attorney had petitioned the court for different conditions from the county juvenile facility, local media reported.

Delaware woman wins $500,000 prize from Acme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:36

Delaware woman wins $500,000 prize from AcmeA woman from Pike Creek, Delaware has 500,000 reasons to smile, and it's all because of her mom.


U.S personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:33

Archuleta testifies before a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee concerning a recently revealed data breach affecting millions of federal employees' personal data, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief of the U.S. federal hiring office resigned on Friday after massive computer hacks at the agency that put the personal data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, including people seeking sensitive security clearances. The White House said Katherine Archuleta had stepped down as head of the Office of Personnel Management and that OPM was enhancing cyber-security measures, such as limiting the number of "privileged users" of computer data. Archuleta, facing a chorus of demands from Congress for her ouster, said in a statement she had told President Barack Obama it was "best for me to step aside and allow new leadership to step in." Beth Cobert, who works in the White House budget office, will become acting OPM director, the White House said.


Wilmington lawmakers change law against pit bull owners

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:18

Wilmington lawmakers change law against pit bull ownersThe Wilmington City Council has changed a law to ensure that owners of pit bulls are treated no differently from the owners of other types of dogs.


Former candidate asks Tennessee to allow assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:15
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill is asking a state court in Tennessee to declare he has a right to end his life when he wants and on his own terms.

Wilmington lawmakers change law to help pit bull owners

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:14

Wilmington lawmakers change law against pit bull ownersThe Wilmington City Council has changed a law to ensure that owners of pit bulls are treated no differently from the owners of other types of dogs.


FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:58

In this July 8, 2015, photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey says Dylann Roof, the gunman in the Charleston church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the gun used in the attack, and on July 10 attributed the problem to incomplete and inaccurate paperwork related to an arrest of Roof weeks before the shooting. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and background check flaws that allowed the transaction to take place.


Defense in theater shooting trial rests; closings next week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:57

In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Department video, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, upper left in blue shirt, joins others in standing as the jury, not pictured, is brought into the courtroom, during Holmes' trial in Centennial, Colo., Friday, July 10, 2015. The defense in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested its case Friday after trying to show James Holmes was legally insane when he carried out the deadly 2012 attack, suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The defense in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested its case Friday after trying to show James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire at a midnight movie and was suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth.


Woman accused as posing as attorney takes plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:54
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer last year has taken a plea deal.

Confederate flag taken down in South Carolina after 54 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:52

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1957 file photo, Paul Davis Taylor holds a Confederate flag in front of Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Taylor was among some 500 people who gathered across the street from the school, which had been scheduled to integrate. More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the rebel banner is scheduled to be removed Friday, July 10, 2015, morning during a ceremony. (AP Photo, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina pulled the Confederate flag from its place of honor at the Statehouse on Friday, marking a milestone in how America commemorates the war that tore the United States apart 150 years ago.


NASA's new commercial crew astronauts: Each wants to fly 1st

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:48

In this image made from video provided by NASA, astronauts, from left, Bob Behnken, Eric Boe, Doug Hurley and Suni Williams gather for an interview at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday, July 10, 2015. On Wednesday, NASA announced the four were chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft. (NASA via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For now, just call them the Commercial Crew Cadre.


Witnesses to fatal stabbing on DC Metro watched it unfold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:46

This photo provided by the Metropolitan Police Department shows Jasper Spires, who has been arrested for first degree murder while armed for the stabbing death of Kevin Sutherland, 24, the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the nearly 40-year history of the D.C. region’s subway system. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland died in the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the subway system's nearly 40-year history, stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt. The attack stunned passengers who watched it unfold.


US personnel chief resists calls to resign amid data hack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:44

US personnel chief resigns in wake of massive data breachWASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government's personnel office is rejecting bipartisan calls for her resignation following revelations that hackers stole the personal information of more than 21 million people on her watch.


New birth control rule for employers with religious qualms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to put to rest one of the most difficult disputes over its health care law, the Obama administration Friday unveiled its latest plan to address employers' religious objections to providing free birth control for their female workers.

Fugitive who rode bike from New Hampshire to Florida is held

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:31

This March 13, 2013 photo provided by the New Hampshire State Police shows Edgar Gordon. U.S. marshals said Friday, July 10, 2015, they've apprehended the fugitive sex offender who fled New Hampshire on his bicycle and rode to Florida. (New Hampshire State Police via AP)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. marshals say they've apprehended a fugitive sex offender who fled New Hampshire on his bicycle and rode to Florida.


National Weather Service confirms tornado in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:29

National Weather Service confirms tornado in New Castle CountyThe National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in New Castle County, Delaware when storms tore through the area Thursday night.