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Childhood friendship put to test in public corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:04

FILE- In this June 22, 2015, file photo, New York state Sen. John Sampson leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York after jury selection in his obstruction of justice trial. Sampson is accused of asking a friend, who was a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, sneak him the names of cooperating witnesses after he came under scrutiny in a corruption probe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When a once-powerful New York politician became suspicious he was the target of a corruption probe, authorities say he came up with an outlandish way to get answers: He convinced a longtime friend who worked as a paralegal to try to leak him the names of cooperating witnesses.


Alexander Hamilton's descendant rankled at $10 bill change

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:57

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 it if the Treasury Department would leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.


First chapter of new Harper Lee novel is previewed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:21
NEW YORK (AP) — The first chapter of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" begins with a grown up Scout returning by train to Maycomb, Alabama, where she is greeted by a young man who wants to marry her.

Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:05

Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. AiryA woman was hospitalized after her car crashed into a tree in Philadelphia's West Mt. Airy section.


Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:05

Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. AiryA woman was hospitalized after her car crashed into a tree in Philadelphia's West Mt. Airy section.


6 injured in crash in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:50

6 injured in crash in New CastleSix people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in New Castle, Delaware.


Pacific islands cable breaks, cutting off phones, Internet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:49
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Technicians are restoring telephone and Internet service in the U.S Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands after a break in undersea cable disconnected the islands from the rest of the world.

Area storms bring strong winds and some flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:46

Area storms bring strong winds and some floodingSevere thunderstorms brought ominous clouds, heavy rain and strong winds to the area on Thursday.


AccuWeather: Severe Weather Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:45

 Severe Weather TonightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says tonight's storms could contain damaging winds and heavy downpours.


Woman shot at San Francisco pier fuels immigration debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:36

Flowers and a candle lay on the ground following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kathryn Steinle, a medical device saleswoman who loved travel and dance, is the newest symbol for those seeking stricter immigration enforcement. They point to her death, from a gun prosecutors say was fired by a Mexican man in the country illegally after five deportations, as heart-wrenching evidence of the need for tighter border controls.


2nd suspect arrested in Kensington shooting that injured 7

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:27

2nd suspect arrested in Kensington shooting that injured 7Philadelphia police have made a second arrest in a Kensington shooting that injured seven people, including children.


SC Gov. Nikki Haley Orders Removal of Confederate Flag

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:16
Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse Thursday.

Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:11

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1977, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, right, talks with coach John Madden in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, who led the Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler's Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)A Snake wouldn't seem to offer much help on a football field.


PHOTOS: Viewer pictures of Thursday's storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:04

 Viewer pictures of Thursday's stormsAction News viewers joined the action, sharing photos as severe storms moved through the area.


22 Million Affected by OPM Hack, Officials Say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:55
More than 22 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen.

Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurs SC flag vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:52

Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, speaks in favor of taking down the Confederate flag during debate over a Senate bill calling for the flag to be removed from the Capitol grounds, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The House is under pressure to act after the state Senate passed its own measure, which is supported by Gov. Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An impassioned plea by a descendant of the Confederate president seemed to swing momentum as South Carolina legislators debated whether to remove the rebel battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.


South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:46

Governor Nikki Haley Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From SC StatehouseCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.


AP PHOTOS: Costumes rule at Comic-Con fan fest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:34

Women promoting Sharknado 3 dance on Fifth Avenue on Preview Night at Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday July 8, 2015 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 130,000 fans are expected at San Diego's Comic-Con during the next few days for autograph signings, TV and film presentations and toy shopping. But more than anything else, this fan fest is all about the costumes.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:16

FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. The number affected by the breach is higher than the 14 million figure that investigators gave The Associated Press in June. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Maine activist who accused orphanage founder defends actions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:16
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who accused the founder of a Haitian orphanage of child abuse and was hit with a defamation lawsuit defended himself in court on Thursday by saying he was trying to protect poor and vulnerable children.