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New Jersey gay therapy ban is upheld over boy's challenge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:50
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a fresh challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, saying the prohibition does not violate the rights of either children or their parents. By a 3-0 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban did not infringe the First Amendment rights of minors and their parents to receive information and exercise religion, or the rights of parents to decide how to raise their children. The challenge came from a 15-year-old boy known as John Doe, who claimed to suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, self-hatred and suicidal thoughts as he struggled with his sexual identity, and his parents, who said they had sincere religious beliefs that homosexuality was sinful and harmful. The family plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, said their lawyer, Mathew Staver.

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Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Official: Man killed in Lamborghini crash at Disney racing attraction was a track employee.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:01

In this Monday, April 6, 2015 photo, David Hershkoviz listens to Avraham Krieger, the institute director of the Shem Olam Holocaust, as he speaks about the Torah scroll from the Warsaw ghetto in Kfar Haroeh, Israel. When Hershkoviz was a child, he used to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of his mother screaming in her sleep, knowing that she was reliving the horrors of the Holocaust. In time, he learned of the traumatic wartime experience that haunted her most being torn away from her own mother at the Auschwitz concentration camp’s selection line, where at 21 she was forced into work and her mother dispatched to death. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Audit: NY train line repair crews get little supervision

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:41
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on a New York commuter line where six people died in a fiery crash in February.

2 kayakers die, 1 hospitalized after rescue in rough waters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:41
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two kayakers have died and another is in critical condition after the Coast Guard rescued them in rough waters off northwest Washington state.

Jury in fifth day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:15

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez and defense attorney Charles Rankin wait in the courtroom during the jury deliberation in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverThe jury in the murder trial of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez began its fifth day of deliberations on Monday over whether he is guilty of killing an acquaintance in 2013, in the first of two murder trials he will face this year. Hernandez, 25, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of fatally shooting semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez's Massachusetts home in June 2013. If convicted of first-degree murder, Hernandez would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, is the first of two Hernandez faces this year.


Cops: Boy's death from drinking liquid nicotine was accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:02
FORT PLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an upstate New York toddler's death last year from drinking liquid nicotine was an accident.

3 hurt in construction accident at King of Prussia Mall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:41

3 hurt in construction accident at King of Prussia MallThree people have been injured in an industrial accident at the King of Prussia Mall. Action News is told one worker suffered serious injuries after being shocked.


Twitter turns Clinton's 'H' logo into target for ridicule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:40

clinton_logoWorse yet for the would-be 2016 standard-bearer of the left-leaning Democratic Party: The arrow pointed to the right. "So what lucky 3rd grader won the Design the Hillary Clinton Campaign Logo contest?" Tweeted a commentator with the handle @massfubar to nearly 14,000 followers. It also became an early reminder that missteps or hiccups by the campaigns, however small or trivial, can echo across social media at lightning speed. The official Twitter account for WikiLeaks, the organization founded by Julian Assange which publishes secret information leaked from governments and corporations, tweeted its own logo, which also includes a thick red arrow pointing to the right, side-by-side with Clinton's to emphasize the similarities.


Two fatally shot after van strikes toddler in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:24
(Reuters) - A Milwaukee driver was fatally shot, along with a teenager at the scene, after he hit a toddler who had run into the street, police said on Monday. The 41-year-old driver struck a 2-year-old on the city's northwest side at about 5 p.m. local time on Sunday, a police spokesman said. Police said they believe the alleged shooter was provoked by the toddler being struck. A 15-year-old boy, who was the toddler's brother, was also shot at the scene during the incident.

Mom accused of abandoning quadriplegic son is hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:05

Mom accused of abandoning quadriplegic son hospitalized in Maryland; extradition pendingAction News has learned that the woman accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods for several days has been hospitalized in Maryland.


Manhole cover sent flying by blast is caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:46
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an underground electrical fire is blamed for an explosion that sent a manhole cover flying more than 200 feet above a Buffalo street in a blast that was captured by a television news photographer.

Man in custody after police standoff in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:12

Man in custody after police standoff in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a man is in custody after fleeing from officers and barricading himself inside a home in West Philadelphia


Police: Man lit fireworks at synagogue, shouted about Allah

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:40
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man set off firecrackers outside a Passaic synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar."

Driver critical after dump truck crash in Burlington City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:26

Driver critical after dump truck crash in Burlington City, N.J.A motorist is hospitalized in critical condition after a collision involving a sedan and a dump truck.


Dryer fire forces family from Bellmawr, N.J. home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:57

Dryer fire forces family from Bellmawr, N.J. homeA smoky fire has forced a family out of their home in Camden County.


Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:37

This undated photo provided by John Potter of Lenoir, N.C., shows a framed image that historians have long thought might be the only existing photograph of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia, which sank 150 years ago near Savannah, Georgia. Potter initially said he discovered and photographed the original image at a yard sale in the 1980s when he couldn’t afford to buy it. Now he says the created the image as a hoax three decades ago as a teenager, using a model and his brother posing as a soldier. (AP Photo/John Potter)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — For three decades, the stained and blurry photograph presented a great mystery to Civil War historians.


Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:07

This undated photo provided by John Potter of Lenoir, N.C., shows a framed image that historians have long thought might be the only existing photograph of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia, which sank 150 years ago near Savannah, Georgia. Potter initially said he discovered and photographed the original image at a yard sale in the 1980s when he couldn’t afford to buy it. Now he says the created the image as a hoax three decades ago as a teenager, using a model and his brother posing as a soldier. (AP Photo/John Potter)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A photograph that for three decades posed a Civil War mystery appears to be a long-surviving hoax.


Shooting makes North Charleston chief's outreach job harder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:42

CORRECTS RALLY TO VIGIL - North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers, left, and Mayor Keith Summey wait for a vigil to begin at a makeshift memorial where Walter Scott was fatally shot by a white police officer after he fled a traffic stop, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Eddie Driggers had been out of active policing for five years when North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey offered him the top job in South Carolina's third-largest city.


Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:56

Graphic shows Gallup poll of U.S. adults who say they lack health insurance; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.