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Groups: Immigrant kids need deportation lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:33
SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of U.S. immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.

Police: Gasoline spill led to 2-alarm Radnor fire, 1 injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:28

 Gasoline spill led to 2-alarm Radnor fire, 2 injuredDelaware County fire crews are battling a fire at a Main Line estate.


PHOTOS: Fire breaks out at Main Line estate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:25

 Gasoline spill led to 2-alarm Radnor fire, 2 injuredChopper 6 over the scene of a fire in Radnor, Pa.


Saltwater leak alters water supply for 1 ND town

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:25
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders switched to an alternative source of water Wednesday for one town on an Indian reservation in North Dakota following a substantial leak from a saltwater pipeline.

Crews battle 2-alarm fire in Wayne, 1 injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:09

Crews battle 2-alarm fire in Wayne, 1 injuredDelaware County fire crews are on the scene of a fire at a Main Line estate.


New York man gets 17 years in beating death of nursing home roommate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:00
A former New York nursing home resident who pleaded guilty to clubbing to death his 71-year-old roommate has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Thomas Yarnavick, 67, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in May for killing roommate Jailall Singh by striking him repeatedly over the head with a metal wheelchair footrest. The bloodied footrest was later found in a laundry hamper at the Beacon Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in the New York borough of Queens, where the two were living, prosecutors said. "This was a particularly senseless and disturbing killing of a man living out his days at a nursing facility," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.

Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:00
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

Endangered chicken delays Texas spaceflight plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:59
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The mating habits of an endangered species of chicken have postponed a West Texas city's plans for spaceflight.

Prostitute gave client heroin overdose: California police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:58

Handout photo of Alix Catherine TichlemanPolice in California have arrested a woman they described as a high-priced prostitute who is suspected of murdering a man by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin on board his yacht in a Santa Cruz harbor, authorities said. The Santa Cruz Police Department said security camera footage from the yacht showed Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, failing to help the 51-year-old victim after he fell unconscious in November 2013. In their initial statement, police did not identify the man, but in a follow-up on Wednesday they named him as Forrest Hayes. The Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper, which first reported the arrest, identified Hayes as a Google executive and said he was survived by a wife and five children.


Storm kills one, injures several at Maryland camp

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:51
MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — The executive director of a Christian summer camp in Maryland where a boy died after a tree fell on him during a storm says the camp is reviewing how it responds to severe weather events.

Congress seen unlikely to block threatened New York transit strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:50
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Congress will likely not intervene to prevent a threatened strike this month that would shut down the Long Island Rail Road, the country's largest commuter rail system, a U.S. representative from New York said on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a coalition of eight unions representing LIRR workers have been negotiating for four years to try to reach a contract deal. The MTA's chief executive, Thomas Prendergast, asked the region's lawmakers whether Congress would move to block a walkout. "We made it clear that this is up to the state to resolve," said Republican Representative Peter King, who represents a Long Island district served by the railroad.

Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:49

FILE - This July 8, 2014 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev.speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is blocking a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights that could have been a political problem for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall’s elections. The Nevada Democrat used Senate procedures Wednesday to prevent votes on any amendments to a bipartisan measure expanding hunters’ access to public lands and renewing land conservation programs. The thwarted amendments included proposals by Republicans expanding gun owners’ rights and by Democrats toughening firearms restrictions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.


Congresswoman says CHP beating video is brutality

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:49

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow takes question from the media outside the CHP offices after a meeting with a group of community activists demanding action in response to a cellphone video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman, in Culver City, Calif., Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Tami Abdollah)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is unjustifiable police brutality.


Teen arrested in killing of New Jersey girl shot on her scooter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:49
A teen was arrested in the killing of a 12-year-old girl who was riding on her scooter near a family gathering in Paterson, New Jersey, when she was struck by a stray bullet, officials said on Wednesday. Jhymiere Moore, 19, turned himself in to police and was arrested late on Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Genesis Rincon of Paterson, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes at a news conference. Authorities did not believe Rincon was the intended target of the shooting, which took place on Saturday night on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, where Rincon was riding her scooter with friends on her way to a nearby family gathering.

Girlfriend says she told accused Boston bomber's friend to dump backpack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:45

A Boston Red Sox hat is seen among a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston street in Boston, MassachusettsBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Kazakh woman said in a videotaped deposition shown in court on Wednesday she demanded that her boyfriend dispose of a backpack containing empty fireworks shells he had taken from the college dorm room of his friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber. The testimony came on the third day of the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, a Kazakh exchange student who was one of three friends of Tsarnaev who prosecutors have charged with hampering the investigation by removing the backpack from the suspect's room and tossing it into a dumpster. Bayan Kumiskali, a Kazakh national and a student at Babson College outside Boston, said she had been staying at the New Bedford, Massachusetts, apartment of her boyfriend, Dias Kadyrbayev, when he told her about the backpack he had taken three days after the deadly blasts while police were searching for Tsarnaev. Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev have both been charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for taking the backpack and a laptop.


Strong storms knock out power across the region

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:43

Strong storms knock out power across the regionTens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power after severe thunderstorms raced across the region.


Transit agency punishes bus driver who read on job

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:39
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's transit agency has disciplined a bus driver who was caught reading while he drove in stop-and-go traffic on a highway this week.

Arab nations call for emergency UN meeting on Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Arab nations called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and immediate action to end what they say is Israel's "outrageous onslaught" against Palestinians, especially in Gaza.

Probe begun at girl's death leads to 26 arrests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:35
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A total of 26 people have been arrested on weapons, drug and other charges after an investigation that began with the accidental killing of a 5-year-old girl by a Grants Pass man using a military-style rifle as a crutch to get up from a couch, authorities said.

Improper payments by federal government top $100B

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:33

Graphic shows top programs for improper payments; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax credits for families that don't qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. Federal agencies reported making $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them.