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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.


San Francisco Sheriff: Federal authorities failed to provide legal basis to hold immigrant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:23
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Sheriff: Federal authorities failed to provide legal basis to hold immigrant.

Background System Failed That Allowed Roof to Buy Gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:11
See what caused the system lapse.

AccuWeather: Humidity Dropping Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:48

 Humidity Dropping TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the weekend looks warm, but sunny and nice.


Kentucky teen jogging with headphones killed by train

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:47
A northern Kentucky teenager was struck and killed by a train while jogging on railroad tracks near his home while wearing headphones, a county sheriff's office said on Friday. Elijah Wagers, 14, a freshman-to-be who planned to play football at Walton-Verona High School, was killed on Thursday night, Boone County Sheriff’s spokesman said Tom Scheben, spokesman for the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

PHOTOS: US Women's World Cup Parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:43

 US Women's World Cup ParadeOn Friday morning, the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team will make their way up the Canyon of Heroes, along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall in New York City.


Prosecutor wants police charges in Ohio county court tossed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:25
CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss charges in a county court against five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with two black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of gunfire because identical charges have been filed elsewhere.

Flag removal opens door for South Carolina to bid for NCAA championships

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:22

NCAA President Emmert speaks during news conference at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis(Reuters) - South Carolina can host championship-level college sports events after the Confederate battle flag was removed from the grounds of the state capitol on Friday, National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert said. The state had been barred from hosting NCAA pre-determined post-season competitions while the flag flew at the State House grounds in Columbia. Calling the flag a "symbol of racism," Emmert said the removal of the banner "now means that South Carolina can bid to host future NCAA championships." The flag came down about three weeks after the fatal shooting of nine black worshippers by a white gunman during a Bible study session at a black church in Charleston.


No one hurt when house explodes with firefighters inside

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:19
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A burning house in Arkansas exploded as firefighters fought the blaze, but no one was injured in the blast that thrust insulation into the air like confetti.

Wild screams for Women's World Cup soccer champs in New York parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:15

 Women's World Cup-Final-Japan at United StatesBy Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - Screams and a blizzard of confetti cheered the World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer players as they rolled up New York City's "Canyon of Heroes" on Friday in the first ticker-tape parade honoring a women's sports team. "U-S-A, U-S-A," chanted thousands waving American flags as the parade began moving north from lower Manhattan, cheered by a crowd thick with girls decked out in soccer socks and star-spangled headbands. "I'm the next Hope Solo," read a sign held by 9-year-old Jaeleigh Tuccille, a beaming, curly-haired girl from Neptune, New Jersey hugged by her mother.


$10 bill change rankles descendant of Alexander Hamilton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:15

In this photo taken July 8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, Doug Hamilton holds a $10 bill bearing the portrait of his direct ancestor, Alexander Hamilton. Doug Hamilton and others are trying to persuade the U.S. Treasury Department to change its plan to alter the bill as part of the effort to include a portrait of a woman on paper money. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.


Texas girl, 12, takes siblings for a car ride, crashes into church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:13
A 12-year-old Texas girl packed her three younger siblings into the family SUV for a late-night joyride that ended shortly after it began when she lost control and crashed into a church, Fort Worth police said on Friday. Police said the girl, who was not identified, apparently took the car keys while her father was at a nearby store on Thursday night. The car suffered minimal damage while the Fort Worth church was left with a crack in a brick wall where the journey came to an end, police said.

Jury: Court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:01
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal jury on Friday found the death of a woman shot by her former father-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children, convicting the three relatives on all counts.

Jury: Court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:00
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal jury on Friday found the death of a woman shot by her former father-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children, convicting the three relatives on all counts.

Woman fired over her same-sex marriage speaks out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:55

Woman fired over her same-sex marriage speaks outA staff member at a school on the Main Line, who says she was fired for being in a same-sex marriage, is speaking out for the first time.


Judge: Croatian woman can be extradited on war crime charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:47
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Croatian woman can be extradited to Bosnia to face war crimes charges after living for years in Kentucky.

Jury: Delaware court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:44

 Court gunman's 3 relatives guilty of cyberstalkingA federal jury says the death of a woman who was shot by her former father-in-law a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children.


Jury: Delaware court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:44

 Delaware court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalkingA federal jury says the death of a woman who was shot by her former father-in-law a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children.


NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners with parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of young girls and other fans of the U.S. women's soccer team filled lower Manhattan Friday morning for a ticker-tape parade celebrating its Women's World Cup victory.