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'Smell flowers, not smoke': Seattle curbs cigarettes in parks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:42
Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products in Seattle's parks became illegal on Monday, as the U.S. Pacific Northwest's largest city joined other American metropolises in restricting puffing in public. Seattle's Parks and Recreation officials voted in May to ban smoking in all of its 465 parks. Cities have pursued the ban as the dangers of cigarette smoking became more widely accepted, and because of cigarette butt litter.

Man posing as security guard steals $75,000 from Oklahoma Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:38
A man dressed as a security guard walked out of an Oklahoma Wal-Mart with $75,000 in cash, a crime that went undetected until the real security guards showed up later to transport the money, police said on Monday. The suspect walked into the Wal-Mart on Saturday in Bristow, southwest of Tulsa, dressed in clothes similar to those of a Loomis armored truck employee. Oklahoma authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for the suspect, which video surveillance showed getting into a black Chevrolet Malibu and driving off from the store with the money.

Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:22

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, Evan Wajda, left, and Melissa Punska, both of Rye, N.H., sit in a jacuzzi at Harrah's in Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic City's efforts to diversify itself and become less dependent on gambling appear to be paying off after nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working.


Police: Maryland boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:22
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

Amazon must face trademark lawsuit over search results

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:15

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in GoldenAmazon.com Inc must face a trademark lawsuit brought by a watchmaker which says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers, a federal appeals court ruled. The 2-1 opinion from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday reversed a lower court ruling, and said high-end watchmaker Multi Time Machine Inc. is entitled to a trial on its trademark allegations. An Amazon representative could not immediately be reached for comment.


Judge dismisses lawsuit from man convicted of 9/11 role

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:10
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City dismissed a lawsuit from a man imprisoned for a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Court: Atlantic City overcharged Borgata casino in taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:59

 Atlantic City overcharged Borgata casino in taxesThe Borgata casino will receive about $63 million after a state appeals panel concluded Monday that Atlantic City had overcharged it on property taxes.


Tennessee county names interim clerk after predecessor exits over gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:56
A Tennessee county on Monday named a temporary county clerk after the person in the position resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses that she said violated her religious beliefs. In Decatur County, 100 miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, Mayor Mike Creasy said in a statement on Monday he disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry, but that he would enforce the law.

Texas same-sex couple gets marriage license after suing clerk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:53
A Texas county that initially balked at providing a marriage license to two men following the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide issued the document on Monday after the couple filed a lawsuit in federal court. Katie Lang, the clerk in Hood County southwest of Fort Worth, in late June said her Christian beliefs were being violated by issuing licenses to same-sex couples and she would not personally grant them. Hood County residents Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton received the license from the clerk's office after filing suit against Lang on Monday.

Burglar steals cash, alcohol from restaurant in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:39

Burglar steals cash, alcohol from restaurant in South PhiladelphiaPolice are looking for a burglar who broke into a restaurant in South Philadelphia.


Amber Alert cancelled in New Jersey; child and father found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:38

Amber Alert cancelled in New Jersey; child and father foundNew Jersey State Police have cancelled an Amber Alert after a child was allegedly taken at knifepoint by his father.


Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:24

Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospitalPolice say they are investigating a possible active shooter situation after a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.


Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:02

FILE - In this June 26, 2015 photo, supporters celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Eleven years later, the Supreme Court has now ruled that all those gay marriage bans must fall and same-sex couples have the same right to marry under the Constitution as everyone else. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.


AccuWeather: Warm and humid, spotty showers today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:53

 Warm and humid, spotty showers todayMeteorologist David Murphy says a spotty thunderstorm is possible over the next several days.


Buffett donates record $2.84 billion to Gates, family charities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:45

Warren Buffett speaks at his Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge in OmahaThe 10th annual donation, Buffett's largest, comprised 20.64 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, and increased Buffett's total contributions to the charities to more than $21.5 billion. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share. Also receiving donations are the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, named for Buffett's late first wife, and the Howard G. Buffett, Sherwood and NoVo Foundations, respectively overseen by his children Howard, Susan and Peter.


Body found in Delaware River near Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:41

Body found in Delaware River near Queen VillageA body was found in the Delaware River on Monday morning near the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia.


Man injured in West Philadelphia robbery and stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:33

Man injured in West Philadelphia robbery and stabbingA man in his 30s was stabbed after at least two men broke into his West Philadelphia home.


Man shot and killed in Port Richmond

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

Man shot and killed in Port RichmondA man was shot and killed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Suspected active shooter after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:51

Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospitalPolice say they are investigating a suspected active shooter situation after a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.


Amber Alert: Child allegedly taken at knifepoint by father in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:47

Amber Alert cancelled in New Jersey; child and father foundNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert after a child was allegedly taken at knifepoint by his father.