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4 cars derail from freight train in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 04:29

4 cars derail from freight train in WilmingtonFour cars derailed from a freight train that was travelling from Pennsylvania to Delaware.


Interim archdiocese leader aims to rebuild trust in church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 04:20

Archbishop Bernard Hebda, interim leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, speaks during an interview in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday, July 10, 2015. Under his predecessor, Archbishop John Nienstedt, the archdiocese was shaken by a clergy sex abuse scandal, criminal charges and bankruptcy. Hebda says he'll collaborate with a wide variety of people on how to formulate a plan to rebuild the archdiocese. He celebrates his first Mass in the archdiocese Sunday at the St. Paul Cathedral. (Jean Pieri/The St. Paul Pioneer Press via AP)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The interim leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Friday he expects its legal difficulties will be among the most urgent problems he'll need to address.


New Mexico police arrest teen 'mobbers' in man's murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:57
Police in New Mexico have arrested six teenage boys in connection with the murder of a man who was fatally shot in the driveway of his Albuquerque home early one morning last month, authorities said on Friday. Steve Gerecke, a 59-year-old bartender, was gunned down after confronting a group of youths who were breaking into cars and homes in his street at about 3 a.m. on June 26, police said. The incident was an example of what one of the suspects referred to in a police report as "mobbing," in which a group of teens band together to steal from vehicles and residences.

Lawyers for Colorado movie gunman James Holmes wrap up case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:57

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialDefense lawyers trying to avoid the death penalty for Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes wrapped up their case on Friday, hoping they have convinced jurors he was legally insane when he carried out one of the worst U.S. mass shootings. Prosecutors accuse Holmes of being a cold-blooded murderer who aimed to kill all 400 people in the packed midnight premiere of a Batman film at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora, a Denver suburb. After Holmes' attorneys wrapped up their case, some victims and relatives of those killed hugged the prosecutors.


Man pleads guilty to sending hoax letters with white powder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:55
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man faces up to 25 years in prison for mailing hundreds of hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, government offices and U.S. embassies.

FAA investigates engine issues of two grounded Southwest flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:51
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating engine problems that grounded two Southwest Airlines planes this week at Chicago Midway International Airport, FAA and airline officials said on Friday. There were no injuries in either incident, a Southwest spokeswoman said. The FAA is looking into both cases, in which Southwest reported issues with an engine, an FAA spokeswoman said.

Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer remembered for humor and wit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:47

People attend a memorial service for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — High-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer was remembered Friday at his funeral as an unwavering defender and teacher of church gospel, but also for his quick wit and humor.


Congresswomen ask US government to probe Saudi Arabia death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:35
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire congressional delegation members are urging the U.S. State Department to investigate the death of an American in Saudi Arabia.

Michigan doctor gets 45-year prison sentence for healthcare fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:33
Dr. Farid Fata, 50, who pleaded guilty in September to more than a dozen healthcare and financial fraud charges, was accused of administering unnecessary infusions or injections on 553 patients and submitting about $34 million of fraudulent claims to Medicare and private insurers. A resident of Oakland Township, Michigan, Fata pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay or receive kickbacks and two counts of money laundering.

Judge: Croatian woman can be extradited on war crime charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:27
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Croatian woman can be extradited to Bosnia to face war crimes charges after living for years in Kentucky, a federal judge has ruled.

Police say missing NJ woman has been located

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:27

Police say missing NJ woman has been locatedCamden County authorities say they have located a woman who was reported missing on Friday.


'Intimate encounter' complaint leads to teacher's arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:21

'Intimate encounter' complaint leads to teacher's arrestA teacher at a charter school in Exton, Pa. has been charged with institutional sexual assault after an alleged encounter with a teenage student.


Appeals court upholds former Virginia governor's convictions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals panel upheld former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions Friday, rejecting his claim that he only extended routine political courtesies to a wealthy businessman who showered him and his family with expensive gifts and five-figure loans.

AP EXPLAINS: Confederate battle flag, flown around US South

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 02:50

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)The Confederate battle flag has been removed from South Carolina's Statehouse grounds, in the wake of the massacre of nine African-Americans — including a state senator — at a historic black church in Charleston last month. The successful push for the rebel banner's removal came after Dylann Storm Roof, the white suspect charged with murder, appeared in widely seen photos holding Confederate flags. The swift decision to remove the flag comes five decades after it was raised to commemorate the American Civil War's centennial and remained at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement. Here's a brief explanation of the Confederate battle flag, a historic but deeply divisive symbol that remains present in the American South.


Missing woman from NJ told friend she may be in danger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 02:41

Police say missing NJ woman has been locatedCamden County authorities are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing woman, who indicated to a friend that she may be in danger.


2 found dead in Cape May County woods ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 02:27

2 found dead in Cape May County woods ID'dInvestigators have identified the man and woman who were found dead in a wooded area of Cape May County on Wednesday.


Slain man's parents seek $4.8 million from Washington city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 02:25

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, marchers carry photos of police shooting victim Antonio Zambrano-Montes during a rally in Pasco, Wash. A Washington state man was holding a large rock and drew back his arm as if he was going to throw it when police officers opened fire and killed him, one of the officers said in a recording released Wednesday, July 8. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com via AP, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The parents of a man shot dead after throwing rocks at police officers in Washington state have filed a claim seeking nearly $4.8 million from the city of Pasco.


Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 02:18

In this photo taken Monday, July 6, 2015, Kamila Al-Najjar poses with her mother, Joan Groen, at her assisted living facility in Santa Rosa, Calif. Caught between kids and aging parents, a new poll shows the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care as they grow older. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. But most aren't doing much to get ready.


Disney allows Sikh worker to show turban and uncut beard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:36
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Sikh American deliveryman who claimed his routes at Walt Disney World were restricted so visitors wouldn't see his turban and unshaved beard has won the right to have the same routes as other delivery workers.

Officials arrive to investigate Pa. school destroyed in storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:31

Officials arrive to investigate Pa. school destroyed in stormOfficials have arrived to investigate the elementary school in Hamburg, Berks County that was left in ruins after strong storms hit the area on Thursday night.