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Autopsy: Driver shot self before fatal crash in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:58
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed that a man whose SUV collided with an oncoming car in the tourist community of Sedona, killing two people, had fatally shot himself before the crash, authorities said Tuesday.

Video of police beating California assault suspect prompts probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:57
The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Jose Velasco, had been assaulting his mother on a city street in Salinas, about 110 miles south of San Francisco, when officers used batons and Tasers to gain control of the situation, the police chief said. A passing motorist caught Friday's incident on video and posted it to YouTube. The video, which has logged tens of thousands of views, comes amid a wider national debate about policing tactics and use of force following a string of deadly encounters between officers and unarmed black and Hispanic men.

Rhode Island judge approves settlement on pension overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:55
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A proposed settlement to resolve years of legal wrangling over Rhode Island's landmark public pension system overhaul was approved Tuesday by a judge who called it an imperfect but fair solution.

Judge: Arkansas must recognize in-state same-sex marriages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:55

In this photo taken June 8, 2015, same-sex couple Dianna Christy, left, and Markett Humphries leave a courtroom at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. A judge ordered Arkansas officials on Tuesday to recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge ordered Arkansas officials on Tuesday to recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy a host of benefits such as filing taxes jointly and enrolling together in state health insurance plans.


Arkansas judge tells state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:50

 Gay Rodeo In Little RockA judge ordered Arkansas on Tuesday to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed during a six-day window in the state in May 2014 and have since been in legal limbo. The ruling from Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen applies to about 500 couples who received marriage licenses during the time when clerks issued them to same-sex couples in places such as Pulaski County, the state's most populous area and home to the capital, Little Rock. "With shameless disrespect for fundamental fairness and equality, (the state) insists on treating the marriages of same-sex couples who received marriage licenses between May 9 and May 15 as ‘void as a matter of law,'" he wrote in his decision.


Folcroft teen firefighter saves umpire who collapsed during game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:50

Folcroft teen firefighter saves umpire who collapsed during gameFirefighters are crediting a teenage member of their department with saving an umpire's life during a baseball game in Delaware County.


American Airlines, Qantas to launch U.S.-Australia flights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:49
MIAMI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd and American Airlines Group Inc are stepping up their alliance, announcing on Tuesday that the U.S. carrier will operate a direct flight from Los Angeles to Sydney for the first time. Qantas will also resume flights from Sydney to San Francisco as the two airlines shift their four-year-old joint venture to a revenue sharing agreement. The new flights, due to begin in December, will boost air capacity between Australia and the mainland United States by around 9 percent.

Officer shoots, injures 2 at shopping center in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:46
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police say an officer shot and injured two men at a Maryland shopping center, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

AP News Guide: Next steps after Hastert's arraignment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:45

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's brief appearance in federal court Tuesday did little to answer a long list of legal questions about the case against him, and even created some new ones.


Humane Society alleges unsanitary conditions at egg supplier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:35
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States on Tuesday released undercover video footage it said shows the mistreatment of birds and unsanitary conditions at a major national egg supplier in the state.

Sketch released after killing of delivery driver in Yeadon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:33

Sketch released after killing of delivery driver in YeadonPolice have released a sketch of the man who shot and killed a delivery driver in Yeadon, Delaware County early Tuesday morning.


Teen firefighter saves umpire who collapsed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:29

Teen firefighter saves umpire who collapsedFirefighters are crediting a teenage member of their department with saving an umpire's life during a baseball game in Delaware County.


Philadelphia police shooting evidence contradicts narrative

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:28
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Evidence made public Tuesday from a fatal Philadelphia police shooting that protesters said paralleled other high-profile killings of black men appears to contradict the official narrative that the victim was reaching into his car for a loaded pistol.

Ga. woman jailed on murder charge after taking abortion pill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:25
Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate said Tuesday that they are stunned police arrested a Georgia woman on murder charges after a hospital social worker told officers she terminated her pregnancy by taking abortion pills.

Most signatures on petition to recall Ferguson mayor invalid: official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:23

Mayor of Ferguson James Knowles looks on during a news conference in Ferguson, MissouriThe group of activists pushing for the recall of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III submitted 1,008 valid signatures - 806 short of the 1,814 needed to get a recall on a city ballot, said Eric Fey, director of the St. Louis County Board of Elections. A total of 1,125 signatures were declared invalid for various reasons - 562 were not registered voters in St. Louis County, and 366 were not registered voters in Ferguson, Fey said. The Ferguson city clerk must issue a certificate notifying petitioners of the validity issues, according to the city.


Man who wrote 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' headline dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:18

In this Feb. 20, 2007 photo, longtime New York Post news editor and film critic, Vincent Musetto is shown. Musetto, best known for writing the famous NY Post headline “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York. Musetto was 74. (Katie Orlinsky/New York Post via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran newspaperman Vincent Musetto, who wrote one of the industry's most famous headlines, died Tuesday at age 74.


New Castle mother abducted outside home remains missing, reward grows to $30K

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:12

New Castle mother abducted outside home remains missing, reward grows to $30KA Delaware family is pleading once again for information in the disappearance of a young mother who seemingly vanished nearly a year ago.


U.S. wildlife managers eye more hunting, fishing at national wildlife refuges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:11
U.S. wildlife managers proposed on Tuesday allowing the first migratory bird hunt at a wildlife refuge in Oregon and opening or expanding sport fishing and hunting at other protected sites in states including California and North Dakota. The push to provide more hunting and fishing opportunities at 21 of 560 federal wildlife set-asides in the nation is designed to lure additional sportsmen to the refuge system, which adds roughly $2.4 billion a year to local and national economies and supports more than 35,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Under the proposal, a waterfowl hunt geared at children and teens would be allowed for the first time this fall at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge on the outskirts of Portland.

Lane reopens on Southbound NE Extension at Lansdale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:07

Lane reopens on Southbound NE Extension at LansdaleOne lane of the southbound Northeast Extension (I-476) near Lansdale has reopened.


Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty to federal charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 05:54
By Fiona Ortiz and Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty in a packed Chicago courtroom on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI about it. Law enforcement officials have said Hastert was using the money to try to cover up sexual abuse of a male decades ago when the former Republican congressman worked as a high school wrestling coach and teacher, according to media reports. Hastert's attorneys, Thomas Green and John Gallo, entered the plea on his behalf in a brief arraignment hearing before Judge Thomas Durkin in Chicago's federal courthouse.