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Jaguar XJ flagship is distinctive luxury style

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:29

This undated image made available by Jaguar shows the 2014-2015 Jaguar XJ. Starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for a rear-wheel drive, 2015 XJ is $75,195 with 340-horsepower V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission. (John Wycherley, Jaguar via AP)An odd thing happened as Americans' taste for luxury vehicles grew in recent years: Jaguar, the venerable British marquee, struggled to gain traction.


Fire investigated at South Carolina church, scene of earlier KKK arson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:23

Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this handout photoThe blaze at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in the city of Greeleyville was the latest in a rash of fires at black churches across the U.S. South, at least two of which have been determined by authorities to have been deliberately set. No one was injured, officials told reporters at a news conference, but they said the church building was a total loss. The Greeleyville fire came about two weeks after nine people, all of them black, were shot dead inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, 65 miles (105 km) away, with police arresting a white man linked to racist views.


Macy's dumps Trump clothing line in response to comments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:11

Macy's dumps Trump clothing line in response to commentsMacy's is the latest company to end its relationship with Donald Trump as the fallout from the real estate mogul's remarks about Mexican immigrants continues.


White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:05

News photographers take pictures of signs announce that visitors can now take photos during tours of the White House in WashingtonThe White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion on Wednesday, delighting tourists who immediately began posting pictures on social media. First lady Michelle Obama announced the change in a video on Instagram. "If you've been on a White House tour, you may have seen this sign," she said, holding up a placard reading "No Photos or Social Media allowed." "Well, not anymore," Obama said as she tore up the sign, laughing.


Officials: Students' gender identity determines restroom use

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:42
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:42

FILE - This July 8, 2014 file photo shows an Everest Institute sign on an office building in Silver Spring, Md. In the two decades since trade schools started popping up on U.S. stock exchanges to maximize profits, allegations of misconduct have been rampant. On July 1, 2015, new rules go into effect for any school with a career-training program. The Education Department estimates it loaned some $3.6 billion in the past five years to Corinthian students before the government forced it to sell or close its campuses. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.


Boy found in Maryland park swing died of dehydration and hypothermia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:04

Boy found in Maryland park swing died of dehydration and hypothermiaA Maryland medical examiner says the 3-year-old boy found dead in a park swing being pushed by his mother died of dehydration and hypothermia.


Hospital Officials: Newborn slips from nurse's hands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:59

 Newborn slips from nurse's handsA newborn baby is in a western Pennsylvania hospital with a fractured skull and a neck brace.


Police: Motorhome driver killed in crash at NY racetrack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:55
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) — State police say the driver of a motorhome has been killed in a crash during an upstate New York racetrack's annual "Eve of Destruction" event.

Teen charged with killing math teacher wants trial moved

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:53

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Philip Chism appears in Salem Superior Court for a hearing in Salem, Mass. Lawyers for Chism, a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher, have asked a judge on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, to move his trial out of eastern Massachusetts, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the large amount of publicity the case has received. (Ken Yuszkus/The Eagle Tribune via AP, Pool, File)SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher have asked a judge to move his trial, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the publicity the case has received.


Police: Mother who couldn't handle son, 4, tied him to bush

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:43
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York mother who couldn't handle her 4-year-old son tied him to a bush while she went into an apartment to baby-sit.

Nurse drops newborn at hospital, fracturing his skull

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:29
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse has dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. The baby's mother says a doctor told her the nurse was "drowsy."

Why the gov't let many trade schools become diploma mills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it?

U.S. Girl Scouts get night under the stars at White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:19

A Girl Scout loses her balance in her camp chair around pretend campfire as Obama and the first lady welcome scouts to camp-out on South Lawn of White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was not your average Girl Scout campout.


Storm damage delays Amtrak, SEPTA rail lines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:15

Storm damage impacts Amtrak, SEPTA serviceAmtrak and SEPTA passengers are facing delays Wednesday morning because of weather-related issues.


Weather causes delays on Amtrak, SEPTA rail lines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:11

Weather causes delays on Amtrak, SEPTA rail linesAmtrak and SEPTA passengers are facing delays Wednesday morning because of weather-related issues.


U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations: DOJ official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:00
U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states, a senior U.S. Justice Department official said on Wednesday. John Carlin, Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the department's National Security Division, speaking to journalists in London, said in the last two weeks alone, federal authorities had made 10 counter-terrorism related arrests. The Islamic State “wants individuals to conduct an attack in the United States and they are doing everything they can to try to advance that goal,” said Carlin, whose visit to Britain included consultations with British security officials.

Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:48
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home.

Inert grenades found in Massachusetts charity's donation bin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:44
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called to a convenience store after three inactive grenades were found inside a clothing and toy donation bin.

Attorney: Man regrets defacing Virginia Confederate monument

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:16
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a man charged with defacing a Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia, says his client regrets the action.