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Lawyers for NFL, players union in court again to talk 'Deflategate' deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 01:21

Brady exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkLawyers for the National Football League and its players union returned to federal court on Thursday to discuss a potential settlement of litigation over New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension. The two sides met privately in New York with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who has pressed both parties to seek a resolution before the Patriots' season begins on Sept. 10, according to court records. Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who imposed the four-game suspension, were not at the conference, the records show.


Police: Man shot by state trooper, deputy in Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 01:01
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — Police say a 30-year-old man is in serious condition after he was shot by a state trooper and a deputy in Louisiana.

The Latest: Gay couple drives an hour to try to get married

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 01:00

David Ermold, right, attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused the order and has filed an appeal. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk's office that has defied a federal judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples (all times local):


Center City businesses prep for road closures due to papal visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:58

Center City businesses prep for road closures due to papal visitWith only about six weeks left before Pope Francis' visit, a lot of people in Center City have a lot of questions about how the street closures will affect them, especially those who have businesses to run.


Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:53

Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgeryFormer President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced Wednesday he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.


Drywall mishap jams westbound Schuylkill Expressway in Bala Cynwyd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:52

Drywall mishap jams westbound Schuylkill Expressway in Bala CynwydA mishap involving a truck hauling drywall jammed traffic on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) in Bala Cynwyd.


Ohio man get 20 to life for suffocating three-year-old stepsister

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:50
An Ohio man was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for suffocating his 3-year-old stepsister while he babysat her and her 8-year-old sibling, prosecutors said on Thursday. Brian K. Scales, 21, was sentenced on Wednesday in a Montgomery County court in Dayton, Ohio, after he was found competent to stand trial and changed his insanity plea to guilty for killing Tristan Carlton. Carlton’s body was found “in her bed, cold and stiff,” by her mother, Inas Scales, the afternoon of Feb. 14, Montgomery County prosecutor spokesman Greg Flannagan said in a statement on Thursday.

Convicted Virginia ex-governor asks to stay free pending high court appeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:45
Lawyers for McDonnell, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party, filed the motion in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. A three-judge panel of the court in July upheld McDonnell's 11 convictions. McDonnell, 61, "remains neither a flight risk nor a threat to public safety, and the questions presented by his case remain 'substantial,' notwithstanding that a panel of this Court has rejected them," the 23-page filing said.

Virginia woman claims murder confession was coerced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:44
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a man whose body was entombed in concrete claims she was pressured into confessing to murder.

Officials support moving bust of Dred Scott opinion's author

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:41
A bust of the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott opinion affirming slavery will likely be removed from City Hall in Frederick, Maryland, after a majority of elected officials said they support relocation.

PETA asks US government to investigate SeaWorld Orlando

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:41
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights group PETA is asking federal officials to investigate SeaWorld Orlando after a veterinarian says she observed violations of the Animal Welfare Act on a recent visit.

Pollen suggests girl found dead on Boston beach is from area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:40

Pollen suggests girl found dead on Boston beach is from areaInvestigators say pollen indicates that a young girl whose remains were found stuffed in a bag on a Boston Harbor beach this summer lived in the area.


Police: DWI driver's crash closes road; later crashes in backlog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:38

 DWI driver's crash closes road; later crashes in backlogPolice in Toms River, New Jersey say a man driving while intoxicated was arrested after crashing in a traffic backlog that was caused by his own earlier DWI crash.


Nearly 200 people apply for Cleveland community police panel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:33
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two former Cleveland police chiefs, a former Ohio lieutenant governor, a prominent civil rights attorney and a number of activists are among the nearly 200 people who've applied to become members of a commission that will recommend how to improve Cleveland police officers' interactions with the public.

Fire damages townhouse in Evesham Twp., NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:31

Fire damages townhouse in Evesham Twp., NJFirefighters battled a house fire in Evesham Township, Burlington County.


Sheriff: 11-year-old steals car, leads chase in Seattle area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:31

 11-year-old steals car, leads chase in Seattle areaThe King County Sheriff's Office says an 11-year-old boy was arrested after stealing a car and leading deputies on a chase in SeaTac.


Oklahoma man dies from brain-eating amoeba infection

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:31
An Oklahoma man has died after contracting a rare brain-eating disease while swimming in a lake in the southern part of the state, officials said on Thursday. The man, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized last week in Oklahoma City after a swim in Lake Murray, about 115 miles south of Oklahoma City, health officials said.

Fewer than 30,000 rich taxpayers to pay top new state rates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:28
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Higher state income taxes have kicked in for Connecticut's wealthiest residents, with a top lawmaker confident the new rates will generate nearly $300 million in expected revenue.

Police: Drunk driver's crash closes road; later crashes in backlog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:28

 DWI driver's crash closes road; later crashes in backlogPolice in Toms River, New Jersey say a man driving while intoxicated was arrested after crashing in a traffic backlog that was caused by his own earlier DWI crash.


Firefighters make progress against growing California blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:26

Firefighters look on during the Jerusalem Fire along Morgan Valley Road in Lake CountyBy Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Firefighters kept battling blazes across drought-parched California on Thursday, and thousands of them made solid progress against a wildfire that has forced 150 people to evacuate homes outside of San Francisco. Firefighters had drawn containment lines around about 33 percent of the so-called Jerusalem Fire, which grew overnight to cover 23,500 acres (9,510 hectares) by Thursday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The inferno, which is charring ranch land north of Napa Valley wine country some 100 miles (160 km) outside of San Francisco, has displaced about 150 people and threatens at least 50 more houses and ranches, Cal fire said.