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Religious freedom fight over gay marriage will persist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 05:22

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a reworked religious freedom bill into law after it passed in the House at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Brian Chilson)NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative faith leaders have made religious liberty a rallying cry as gay marriage has spread throughout the states. And though stunned by Indiana's retreat from a religious freedom law after an uproar over same-sex marriage, they vow not to give up.


Dockworkers union leaders back West Coast ports labor deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 05:15

Freighters and cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los Angeles(Reuters) - A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a tentative five-year agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association, representing a group of shippers, on Feb. 20 with the help of a federal mediator and intervention by U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. "With their vote to recommend ratification of the contract between shippers and dockworkers at the West Coast ports, leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have taken an important step toward finalizing the agreement," Perez said in a statement on Friday. During nine months of talks between dockworkers and shippers, tensions arose and played out in chronic cargo backups that increasingly slowed freight traffic at the ports.


Seven officers suspended from San Francisco force over racist texts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 05:13
(Reuters) - Seven San Francisco police officers linked to a scandal over racist and homophobic text messages were suspended with the recommendation they be fired, Chief Greg Suhr said on Friday. “There is also no place in the SFPD for any officer capable of the thinking expressed in these hateful text messages," Suhr said in a statement. "The officers responsible for the reprehensible texts should be separated from the SFPD as soon as practical. The fine, right-minded men and women of the SFPD that are of the impeccable character required of a Guardian (police officer) expect no less,” he said.

US woman accused of trying to join, martyr self for IS group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 05:07

members of the Islamic State group parading in a street in the Syrian city of RaqaPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman was arrested Friday on charges she tried to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group, a day after two women in New York were charged with plotting to wage jihad by building a bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack.


College senior gives new meaning to 'off-campus' with hut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:58

In this March 23, 2015 photo, Dylan Miller, a senior at Juniata College, poses in front of his shelter in the woods near campus in Huntingdon, Pa. For his senior research project on simple living, Miller decided to emulate Thoreau instead of just reading his work. So, deep in the woods about a half-hour's walk from campus, he built a hut out of fallen trees, leaves and a tarp - unheated, no plumbing - and has been living there since the beginning of the school year, studying by lantern and chasing away the occasional bear. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — You'd think Dylan Miller would have looked forward to spring, considering he spent his senior year of college living off-campus — WAY off campus — in a sturdy but rudimentary shelter he built in the woods.


Justice Dept.: Inmate's gender condition should be treated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:58
ATLANTA (AP) — Prison officials must treat an inmate's gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition, the Justice Department said in a court filing Friday.

Correction: Seattle Minimum Wage story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:55

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Rubin Sanchez sends flames upward as he cooks lunch for a customer at the Skillet Diner in Seattle.Seattle’s new minimum wage law went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that will eventually raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Starting Wednesday, large businesses and national chains must raise their minimum pay to at least $11 an hour. Smaller businesses must pay at least $10 an hour. Seattle's current minimum wage is $9.47, the same as the Washington state minimum wage. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — In a story April 1 about Seattle's minimum wage law, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount the small restaurant chain Skillet had raised wages. Skillet is phasing in a wage increase, as the law allows, not immediately increasing pay to $15 an hour.


March in support of Michigan motorist beaten by police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:50

Floyd Dent, stands behind his attorney as she addresses hundreds of protesters after a march on Michigan Ave. on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Inkster, Mich. Dent was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — Ministers, civil rights proponents, union workers and others have marched in support of a black motorist who was pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer during a traffic stop in suburban Detroit.


Clinton campaign headquarters expected in Brooklyn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:49

A woman enters One Pierrepont Plaza, Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hillary Rodham Clinton has signed a lease for two floors in the Brooklyn Heights building for what is expected to be her presidential campaign headquarters. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has signed a lease in a Brooklyn, New York, building for what is expected to house her presidential campaign headquarters.


Rocky Mountain snow offers scant encouragement to California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:42

A pedestrian moves along a sidewalk while framed by branches covered with snow from a spring storm, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Denver. The dry month of March in Colorado, which is normally one of the state's snowiest months of the year, has raised concerns about water supply across the West for the summer ahead. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Drought-weary Californians can't expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too, officials said Friday.


Indianapolis rally to urge LGBT civil-rights protections

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:38
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gay-rights activists and their supporters are planning a rally during this weekend's Final Four in Indianapolis to push for a state law that specifically bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Abington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:35

Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in AbingtonA man was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Thursday night in Abington Township.


7 San Francisco officers suspended over racist texts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:33
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seven San Francisco police officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended, and the police chief has recommended that they be fired.

Dozens arrested in major Philadelphia drug sweep

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:29

Dozens arrested in major Philadelphia drug sweepPhiladelphia narcotics officers said dozens of people were arrested on Thursday in a massive drug sweep.


Court won't reconsider decision on Wall St. insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:25
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a ruling that dealt a blow to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading on Wall Street.

Russian fights extradition from U.S. in World War II looted art case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 03:53
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian art dealer accused by Polish authorities of illegally possessing an 18th-century painting stolen during World War II by Nazi Germany is challenging his extradition from the United States. Alexander Khochinskiy, 64, filed papers late on Thursday in a federal court in Manhattan seeking to dismiss an extradition complaint that formed the basis of his arrest in New York in February. Since 2012, Polish authorities have sought Khochinskiy's arrest for unlawfully acquiring "Girl with a Dove," a 1754 painting by Antoine Pesne, according to court papers. The painting was found by the Russian Army in 1945, where it became part of a repository of the former Soviet Union, the extradition complaint said.

Timeline of communications in terror case against US woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 03:50
Timeline of some of the communications by Keonna Thomas that were cited in an FBI affidavit accusing the Philadelphia woman of seeking to travel overseas to fight for the Islamic State group. The affidavit also included, in parentheses, FBI explanations and translations of terms used in her communications. The identities of those alleged to be co-conspirators are unclear.

Man shot in the face, torso in Wilmington, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 03:25

Man shot in the face, torso in Wilmington, DelawareA man suffered serious injuries when a gunman opened fire on the streets of Wilmington, Delaware Friday morning.


Look up! Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 03:22

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, shows the Blood Moon, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Monterey Park, Calif. Skygazers in the western U.S. and Canada will be treated to a total eclipse of the moon before dawn, Saturday, April 4, 2015. Scientists said it’ll be an unusually brief eclipse, with totality lasting several minutes. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday — and it's an unusually short one.


3 people hurt in nasty crash on MLK Drive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 03:20

3 people hurt in nasty crash on MLK DriveThree people have been taken to area hospitals after a nasty crash Friday in Fairmount Park.