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Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:12
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds failed to appear for his arraignment on federal tax charges Monday, and his lawyer told reporters that the Illinois Democrat couldn't return from an overseas trip in time because of a daughter's health problems.

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:03

FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, students cheer as they hold up signs supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the Supreme Court decided that the ACA may provide nationwide tax subsidies, outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. Last month’s Supreme Court decision upholding the statute’s federal subsidies, which help millions of Americans afford health care, shattered the GOP’s best chance of forcing Obama to accept a weakening of his prized law. Without that leverage, Obama would likely veto any major changes they’d send him. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.


Documents reveal details of Chicago woman's killing in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:03

FILE - In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Heather Mack, 19, left, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are handcuffed as they arrive at a courtroom during their trial in Bali, Indonesia. Mack and Schaefer, 19, were both convicted in the killing of Mack’s mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in a taxi at a Bali resort last August. The Chicago Tribune reports Monday, July 6, 2015, that Indonesian court documents, recently made public in a Cook County court, reveal the details of the hours leading up to Wiese-Mack’s killing. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Chicago woman in Bali arrived on the island hours before the killing and checked into a resort using her credit card, according to Indonesian court documents.


Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:01
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation.

The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:01

In this photograph taken Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks during a campaign stop at a sports bar in the Cherry Creek area in Denver. Earlier in the day, Paul made a stop at a cannabis industry convention in downtown Denver to speak to people in the marijuana industry behind closed doors. Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago. White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization and landed its first major candidate, Paul, at a trade show. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.


Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:55

Henk Rogers, who manages the worldwie rights to the video game Tetris, opens his solar-powered battery unit that he uses to remain off the electrical grid, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Honolulu. Rogers is announcing a new company that will sell and install the same battery units to residential and commercial consumers in August, hoping to help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.


All clear at Maryland military hospital after gunshot report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:48

Police SWAT team members prepare to enter the campus of Walter Reed Medical Center as police investigate report of gunshot in Bethesda, MarylandAuthorities gave the all clear at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington, the biggest military hospital complex in the world, after a report of a gunshot triggered a lockdown on Monday, the U.S. Navy said. Police found no sign of a gunshot or injuries at the sprawling 243-acre (98-hectare) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, the Navy said on its Twitter feed. A call to police reporting the sound of a gunshot triggered the lockdown of the Bethesda, Maryland, site and a massive security response.


Police: No evidence of gunshot at Walter Reed hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:43
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police say there's no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.

'Smell flowers, not smoke': Seattle curbs cigarettes in parks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:42
Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products in Seattle's parks became illegal on Monday, as the U.S. Pacific Northwest's largest city joined other American metropolises in restricting puffing in public. Seattle's Parks and Recreation officials voted in May to ban smoking in all of its 465 parks. Cities have pursued the ban as the dangers of cigarette smoking became more widely accepted, and because of cigarette butt litter.

Man posing as security guard steals $75,000 from Oklahoma Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:38
A man dressed as a security guard walked out of an Oklahoma Wal-Mart with $75,000 in cash, a crime that went undetected until the real security guards showed up later to transport the money, police said on Monday. The suspect walked into the Wal-Mart on Saturday in Bristow, southwest of Tulsa, dressed in clothes similar to those of a Loomis armored truck employee. Oklahoma authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for the suspect, which video surveillance showed getting into a black Chevrolet Malibu and driving off from the store with the money.

Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:22

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, Evan Wajda, left, and Melissa Punska, both of Rye, N.H., sit in a jacuzzi at Harrah's in Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic City's efforts to diversify itself and become less dependent on gambling appear to be paying off after nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working.


Police: Maryland boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:22
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

Amazon must face trademark lawsuit over search results

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:15

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in GoldenAmazon.com Inc must face a trademark lawsuit brought by a watchmaker which says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers, a federal appeals court ruled. The 2-1 opinion from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday reversed a lower court ruling, and said high-end watchmaker Multi Time Machine Inc. is entitled to a trial on its trademark allegations. An Amazon representative could not immediately be reached for comment.


Judge dismisses lawsuit from man convicted of 9/11 role

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:10
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City dismissed a lawsuit from a man imprisoned for a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Court: Atlantic City overcharged Borgata casino in taxes

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

 Atlantic City overcharged Borgata casino in taxesThe Borgata casino will receive about $63 million after a state appeals panel concluded Monday that Atlantic City had overcharged it on property taxes.


Tennessee county names interim clerk after predecessor exits over gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:56
A Tennessee county on Monday named a temporary county clerk after the person in the position resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses that she said violated her religious beliefs. In Decatur County, 100 miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, Mayor Mike Creasy said in a statement on Monday he disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry, but that he would enforce the law.

Texas same-sex couple gets marriage license after suing clerk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:53
A Texas county that initially balked at providing a marriage license to two men following the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide issued the document on Monday after the couple filed a lawsuit in federal court. Katie Lang, the clerk in Hood County southwest of Fort Worth, in late June said her Christian beliefs were being violated by issuing licenses to same-sex couples and she would not personally grant them. Hood County residents Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton received the license from the clerk's office after filing suit against Lang on Monday.

Burglar steals cash, alcohol from restaurant in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:39

Burglar steals cash, alcohol from restaurant in South PhiladelphiaPolice are looking for a burglar who broke into a restaurant in South Philadelphia.


Amber Alert cancelled in New Jersey; child and father found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:38

Amber Alert cancelled in New Jersey; child and father foundNew Jersey State Police have cancelled an Amber Alert after a child was allegedly taken at knifepoint by his father.


Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:24

Possible active shooter sought after report of shot fired at Walter Reed hospitalPolice say they are investigating a possible active shooter situation after a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.