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Search for missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier suspended

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:17
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The search for the missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier was called off Saturday afternoon after a helicopter spotted the body of a deceased male climber near the summit.

Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 per hour

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:17

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, joins members of the City Council and community leaders as he signs into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, in at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The ordinance makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law on Saturday an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the biggest city in the nation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.


8 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:09

8 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-riseEight people were hospitalized following a fire inside a high rise apartment building in Cheltenham's Wyncote section Saturday afternoon.


Navy ship christened for Giffords, wounded in 2011 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:01

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona is helped to the podium by her husband, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, as the USS Gabrielle Giffords, a littoral combat ship built at the Austal USA shipyards in Mobile, Ala, is christened during a ceremony Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor during a ceremony at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard Saturday afternoon. (Mike Brantley/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor during a ceremony at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard Saturday afternoon.


Latest: Father of man linked to shooting says son was angry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:57

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks during a news conference at police headquarters in Dallas. Dallas police say one or more suspects opened fire on police headquarters early Saturday morning, June 13, 2015, rammed a police car and fled to a fast food restaurant just off interstate 45 outside the city where they are engaged in a standoff with police. Police Chief Brown tells a news confrerence that preliminary witness statements suggest there may have been other assailants firing from elevated locations. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — 6 p.m. (CDT)


Phillies fall to Pirates for 9th straight road loss

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:46

Phillies fall to Pirates for 9th straight road lossGerrit Cole allowed two runs in six innings to become the first pitcher in the majors to 10 victories this season as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday.


Gerrit Cole wins 10th as Pirates top Phillies 4-3

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:43

Phillies fall to Pirates for 9th straight road lossGerrit Cole allowed two runs in six innings to become the first pitcher in the majors to 10 victories this season as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday.


Clinton pitches to working Americans at presidential campaign rally

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:37
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination. In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton touched on many of the issues that energize liberal Democrats. Speaking on New York's Roosevelt Island, with Manhattan's skyscrapers as a backdrop, Clinton promised to "make the economy work for everyday Americans, not just those at the top" if elected president.

Police: 4 found dead in Ohio home; teenage girl injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:34
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four people were killed in a shooting at an Ohio home and a teenage girl who was found outside the residence Saturday was injured, a police sergeant said.

Man to pay medical bills in shooting that marred tattoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:20
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man serving time for shooting his ex-girlfriend in Nebraska — marring her "happiness is a warm gun" tattoo — has been ordered to pay her medical bills.

Rancher denies firing gunshots near US researchers in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:18
Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy said Saturday that contract researchers for the federal Bureau of Land Management had no business being on rangeland where he grazes cattle, but he denied he or his supporters fired gunshots near them.

Bear captured in downtown Allentown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:09

Bear captured in downtown AllentownIt was an unusual sight for residents in downtown Allentown Saturday morning when a bear decided to take a walk through town.


7 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:56

8 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-riseSeven people were hospitalized following a fire inside a high rise apartment building in Cheltenham's Wyncote section Saturday afternoon.


Suspect killed after attack on Dallas police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:54

Suspect killed after attack on Dallas police headquartersA man planted pipe bombs outside of Dallas' police headquarters early Saturday before opening fire on the building and officers who tried to stop him, spraying the building and a squad car with bullets during a wild street battle but injuring no one.


2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:50

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port RichmondPhiladelphia Police say a man who opened fire on officers Saturday afternoon, leading to a standoff in Port Richmond, killed someone before ultimately taking his own life.


NAACP leader to speak Monday; parents say she lied on race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:44

FILE- In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home. Dolezal is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black, Friday, June 12, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.


Cleveland policeman 'distraught' after Tamir Rice shooting, report says

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:30
A Cleveland police officer who last year fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was holding a toy replica gun told investigators he had no choice but to open fire, according to a report released on Saturday. Timothy Loehmann, a rookie officer who shot Tamir Rice in November, said he was "very distraught" after realizing how young the boy was and that he was clutching a replica firearm that fires plastic pellets, an officer who responded to the shooting told investigators. The case is one of a nationwide series of deadly encounters between black males and police officers that have raised an outcry over the use of lethal force by U.S. law enforcement.

Academic group votes to censure University of Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:47

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Steve Salaita, a professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages, speaks during a news conference in Champaign Ill. A leading academic group is expected to decide Saturday, June 13, 2015, whether to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a Salaita following his anti-Israel Twitter messages. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A leading academic group voted Saturday to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel Twitter messages, a vote the university's chancellor said will have repercussions and is being taken seriously.


Virginia officer indicted in killing of black man released on bond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:26
Norfolk Police officer Michael Edington Jr., 25, was charged this week with voluntary manslaughter over the June 6, 2014 shooting death of 35-year-old David Latham. Edington said Latham had threatened him with a knife, the Virginia Pilot newspaper reported. Edington, who was indicted by a special grand jury on Thursday, was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance without having to post a cash bond, the Pilot reported.

2 arrested in Delaware for selling alcohol on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:22

2 arrested in Delaware for selling alcohol on FacebookA man and a woman have been arrested in Delaware for selling alcoholic beverages on social media.