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Suspect in custody in fatal stabbings of Lancaster County mom, teen daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:56

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbings of Lancaster County mom, teen daughterA suspect was taken into custody Thursday in the stabbing deaths of a Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter and the wounding of her 15-year-old daughter, police said.


Suspect in custody in fatal stabbings of mom, teen daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:48
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday in the stabbing deaths of a Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter and the wounding of her 15-year-old daughter, police said.

Novelist rescued by maritime students after sailboat damaged

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:40
CASTINE, Maine (AP) — An author whose sailboat was battered by storms while crossing the Atlantic has some students from Maine Maritime Academy to thank for his rescue.

Virginia Dems sue over voting laws before 2016 election

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:38
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats filed a federal lawsuit against the State Board of Elections on Thursday, joining similar efforts in two other swing states to challenge Republican-backed laws that they say will make it difficult for some to vote in the 2016 presidential election.

Grand jury indicts Norfolk police officer in shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:37
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury has indicted a Norfolk police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a mentally ill man.

Pentagon: Price tag for war on Islamic State is $2.7 billion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has spent more than $2.7 billion on the war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since bombings began last August, and the average daily cost is now more than $9 million, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Las Vegas Review-Journal gets a new publisher

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:33
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest newspaper has a new publisher credited with growing circulation and business at the newspapers he's led.

Judge who donated to Hastert to stay on hush-money case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:32

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — The federal judge assigned to the case against Dennis Hastert will continue to preside over it after disclosing connections to the former U.S. House Speaker and several attorneys.


Colorado schools to track marijuana offenses by students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:32

In this April 18, 2015 photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park. Colorado schools will begin compiling data on the number of students who get busted for using marijuana, an idea aimed at gauging the impacts of the drug's legalization. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana, an effort aimed at gauging the effects of the drug's legalization in the state.


North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:29
Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority in a 69-41 vote.

Workers win wage war at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:23

Workers win wage war at Philadelphia International AirportThere's a high flying dispute going on at Philadelphia International Airport.


New Oregon law allows for a year of birth control at a time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:22

Gov. Kate Brown signs a bill expanding access to contraception during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The bill makes Oregon the first state to require insurers to pay for up to 12 months of birth control at a time. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, expanding coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days.


Small oil spill reported after 10-inch pipeline ruptures in Louisiana: official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small oil spill was reported on Thursday after a pipeline that belongs to Phillips 66 ruptured in Carlyss, Louisiana, according to a local official. The spill from a 10-inch line in was quickly contained, according to Norman Bourdeau, Operations Manager for the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security. He could not say where the pipeline starts and ends, but said it belonged to Phillips 66, and the crude was owned by Citgo Petroleum Corp. (Reporting By Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Chris Reese)

Two men charged in Wisconsin with stuffing employee in storage box

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:09
Firas Yasin, 36, of Tinley Park and Eyad Abdel-Jalil, 38, of Orland Park were charged in Dane County Circuit Court with attacking a 21-year-old employee on Sunday after accusing him of theft at their Cricket Wireless store in Madison, online court records and police records showed. The men then stuffed him in a small storage box, forcing him to remain in a fetal position, letting him out periodically over the course of five hours, police said.

Suspects sought in Fishtown home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:09

Suspects sought in Fishtown home invasionPhiladelphia police have released video of the suspects in a Fishtown home invasion


Correction: Disability-Suicide story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:05
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — In a story June 10 about a man who killed himself after his disability payments were suspended, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a quarter of the population of Kentucky's 5th Congressional District receives federal disability benefits. A quarter of people receive Social Security benefits, which includes retirement, disability and survivor benefits.

Police: Gunman on bridge had history of behavioral issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:04
MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire on a Wisconsin trail bridge last month, killing three people and wounding another before taking his own life, was drunk, had stopped taking medication for depression and had a history of suicidal and sometimes homicidal thoughts, according to a police report released Thursday.

First vessel in Shell's Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 05:57
The first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling fleet has embarked from Washington state to Alaska ahead of its planned resumption of oil and gas exploration in the remote region this summer, the company said on Thursday. The Arctic Challenger, an oil spill containment barge, had left Bellingham, north of Seattle, and was headed toward Dutch Harbor, in Unalaska, off mainland Alaska, Shell spokeswoman Megan Baldino said.

Judge: Man accused of trying to go to Syria to remain held

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 05:57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Minnesota man accused of making two separate attempts to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group should remain in custody, saying the 21-year-old was a flight risk and no conditions of release could guarantee the public's safety.