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Funeral set for Florida girl killed by leaping sturgeon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:59
LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Funeral plans are set for a 5-year-old north Florida girl who died after being struck by a sturgeon that leaped into the boat she was riding in with her family.

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag after 13 hour debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:57

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag after 13 hour debateGov. Niki Haley says she will sign the bill, meaning the flag could come down in days.


Catholic school staffer in Montgomery County apparently fired for same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:28

Catholic school staffer in Montgomery County apparently fired for same-sex marriageA staff member at a Catholic school in Montgomery County is without a job after she was apparently fired for her same-sex marriage.


Washington panel to vote on contentious Eisenhower monument plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:22
A Washington planning commission on Thursday is to consider final approval of a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial by famed architect Frank Gehry even as Congress is declining to pay for it. The design before the National Capital Planning Commission includes a pair of 80-foot (24-meter) freestanding columns and a 447-foot (136-meter) steel mesh tapestry that depicts the Kansas plains where the 34th U.S. president and World War Two Allied commander spent his boyhood. The commission's final approval would be a major step forward after 16 years of disputes over the design.

Baby dies after being left inside SUV in South Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:01
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say an 11-month-old baby died after being left inside a sport utility vehicle parked outside their apartment near Fort Lauderdale.

Police chief who pledged reforms fired amid crime spike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:06

FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts listens as Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference, in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the firing of Batts in a news release Wednesday, July 8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Less than three years ago, Anthony Batts was hand-picked by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to combat crime and reform a troubled law enforcement department in one of America's most violent cities.


1 injured after car crashes, overturns in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:59

1 injured after car crashes, overturns in FrankfordOne person was injured after a car crashed and overturned in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Man and woman shot in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:57

Man and woman shot in FrankfordA man and woman were wounded in a double shooting in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Man fatally shot in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:56

Man fatally shot in North PhiladelphiaA man has died after being shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.


Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:08

State Rep. John King, right, D-York, hugs a woman after the House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds early Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:05
"This was not an easy decision but it is one that is in the best interest of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore deserve better and we're going to get better." — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts amid growing criticism of his performance after a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody.

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag after 13 hour debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:36

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag after 13 hour debateGov. Niki Haley says she will sign the bill, meaning the flag could come down in days.


Future of Subway pitchman's foundation unclear after raid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:29

A photo of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle is seen on a menu board hanging inside one of its locations Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in St. Louis. FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suspended Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's foundation, which encourages children to avoid the same obesity he experienced in college, faces an uncertain future following a raid at his home two months after the group's then-executive director was arrested on child pornography charges.


Tragedies tie survivors across Detroit city-suburb border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:16

In this photo taken June 15, 2015, Dave Lawrence, right, and Steven Goodin share a moment after a prayer at the site where Lawrence's 16-year-old granddaughter Paige Stalker was killed in Detroit. A few days after Paige's slaying in December, Christina Samuel was shot and killed not far away. Chris Samuel, Christina's father, and Lawrence have launched a foundation with others aimed at establishing neighborhood groups and developing safety education programs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Residents and activists fanned out at a busy intersection on Detroit's east side, blocks from where a suburban high school girl was gunned down in a car.


The Latest: South Carolina governor says 'it is a new day'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:46

Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, gets emotional as she speaks during debate over a Senate bill calling for the Confederate 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. But some Republicans proposed changes to the Senate bill that would preserve some kind of symbol in front of the Statehouse to honor their Southern ancestors. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the Confederate flag debate in the South Carolina (all times local):


Teacher fired over students' notes to sick inmate sues board

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:28
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former teacher has sued a New Jersey school board that fired her after her third-grade class wrote get-well letters to a sick prison inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer.

Cosby's first known accuser was no aspiring starlet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:18

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with young women. In court documents released Monday, July 6, 2015, he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has painted many of his accusers as star-struck gold-diggers — aspiring models and actresses trying to shake him down to get ahead in Hollywood.


Asian stocks fall in volatile trade as China index seesaws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:17

Employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange look at monitors during morning trading in Tokyo Thursday, July 9, 2015. Asian stocks markets were volatile on Thursday as China's main index seesawed after a prolonged sell-off while Hong Kong's benchmark rebounded strongly. (AP Photo/ Eugene Hoshiko)HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks markets were volatile on Thursday as China's main index seesawed after a prolonged sell-off while Hong Kong's benchmark rebounded strongly.


Boy, 12, arrested in shooting death of Omaha man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:12
The child was expected to be extradited back to Omaha this week, officials said. Two teen suspects, ages 15 and 17, have been arrested on charges of first degree murder, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said in a news release. According to police, the three teens lured the victim, Jamymell Ray, and another man, to an Omaha park under the premise of a marijuana deal.