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Family sues after amphibious tour boat hits, kills woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:45
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a woman struck and killed by an amphibious tourist boat on a street last spring has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

U.S. Army to cut 40,000 troops over next two years: USA Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:39

U.S. army soldiers look on during the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in AdaziThe U.S. Army plans to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, affecting all its domestic and foreign posts, USA Today reported on Tuesday, saying the Army also planned to cut 17,000 civilian employees. The cuts would reduce the active-duty Army from its current size of about 490,000 soldiers to about 450,000, its smallest number since before the United States entered World War Two. The troop reductions were initially announced in February 2014 when then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled the Pentagon's budget for the 2015 fiscal year.


Bill Cosby's public moralizing was his undoing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:38

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference. 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/Evan Vucci, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America's dad and then as America's granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing.


Subway suspends relationship with spokesperson Jared Fogle amid federal investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:28

Subway suspends relationship with spokesperson Jared Fogle amid federal investigationFederal authorities are at the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle. The raid comes in the wake of a child porn investigation involving the former executive director of Jared's charity.


PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:22

FILE - In this March 10, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's golf course in Los Angeles. Trump says he met with the PGA of America on Monday, July 6, 2015, and both sides agreed it would be best to not play the 36-hole exhibition at Trump National Golf Club. Trump says in a statement he does not want the PGA of America to suffer consequences from his comments about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants.


Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:16

 Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's casesBill Cosby's accusers see his admission of obtaining quaaludes to give young women before sex as vindication of their claims that he drugged and sexually assaulted them.


The Latest: Subway suspending relationship with Jared Fogle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:13

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, longtime Subway front man Jared Fogle speaks to students about healthy eating and exercise at Battle Academy in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn. FBI agents and Indiana State Police on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 raided Fogle's Zionsville, Ind. home and have removed electronics from the property. (Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Tuesday's raid at the home of Subway restaurant chain spokesman Jared Fogle (all times are local):


CORRECTS: Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Fogle amid investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:10
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — CORRECTS: Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Fogle amid investigation. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show that the restaurant chain said it is suspending, not ending, relationship with Fogle)

Child rescued from well in Warrington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:09

Child rescued from well in WarringtonBucks County crews have rescued a child from a well in Warrington.


Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:07

Members of the community march on Chicago's West Side to protest the death of 7-year-old Amari Brown, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Chicago. Brown, who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend, was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge in curbing gang-related violence. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — Two mothers who lost sons to gun violence joined ministers and an activist group Tuesday in an unusual lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs, alleging that weak oversight of gun stores has allowed criminals to easily obtain weapons flowing into a metropolitan area besieged by gang violence.


Ex-Bosnian guard extradited to face war-crimes charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Bosnian prison camp guard living in the U.S. has been extradited to his native country to face war-crimes charges, including that he beat civilian detainees with a baton and a rifle and forced some detainees to crawl on the ground naked and eat grass where others had urinated.

Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:02

FILE - In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Cook County Judge Diane Joan Larsen ruled that Illinois may not continue to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse. In response to a request for a legal review by Madigan, Larsen said Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger may pay only some workers who are covered under a federal law. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leaving some 65,000 employees without a paycheck and putting added pressure on lawmakers to approve a new spending plan.


Tennessee death row inmates challenge execution method

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:01
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee's method for executing prisoners began on Tuesday with an anesthesiologist suggesting that inmates given high doses of lethal injection drugs could spontaneously recover, although that was unlikely.

Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial again delayed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:58

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Peterson is due back in court in Chester, Ill., as his trial on charges of plotting to kill a prosecutor approaches. Peterson has pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting an unidentified prison inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial has again been delayed as the former suburban Chicago police officer seeks to enlist an expert witness to review taped conversations with an unnamed prison informant.


California assisted suicide bill stalls before committee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:53
By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A contentious physician-assisted suicide bill that would allow some terminally ill patients in California to legally obtain medication to end their lives has stalled, state lawmakers said on Tuesday, amid staunch opposition from religious leaders. Democratic state Senator Bill Monning, who co-authored the bill, said it was not presented to the state Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday as scheduled after passing the Senate last month. Democratic Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, who is on the health committee, said his opposition stemmed from his background in healthcare.

FBI conducting investigation at home of Subway's Jared Fogle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:45

Subway suspends relationship with spokesperson Jared Fogle amid federal investigationFederal authorities are at the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle. The raid comes in the wake of a child porn investigation involving the former executive director of Jared's charity.


Plane deploys chute, lands in Houston-area neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:36

Authorities investigate after a plane made an emergency landing along Laurel Bank Way in North West Houston, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Authorities say the pilot of the small plane reported engine trouble and deployed an emergency chute before landing in the Houston-area neighborhood. Authorities say the pilot and a passenger were being treated for minor injuries. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing in a Houston-area neighborhood after the pilot reported engine trouble and deployed an emergency chute.


Clinton wants access for Puerto Rico to U.S. bankruptcy laws

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:34

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinnerBy Amanda Becker IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Tuesday joined calls for changes in U.S. bankruptcy laws that would enable Puerto Rico's public entities to restructure some $72 billion in debt. In Washington, two Democratic senators hope to move forward within weeks with legislation in Congress that would allow the U.S. territory to restructure debts in bankruptcy court, instead of risking chaos. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments.


Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:33

A monument to Confederate women stands on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Statues and memorials could be joined by a monument of a Hindu monkey-faced god turning the Arkansas Capitol into a menagerie following the Legislature's decision to allow a privately funded Ten Commandments display. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Capitol lawn could soon get crowded: Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, fallen firefighters and the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School might be joined shortly by tributes for vegans, a monkey-faced deity and a cloven-hooved demon.


The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00

Rachel Palencik poses for a photograph with her frozen breast milk Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in West Chester, Pa. About 4,000 mothers participate in 15 nonprofit milk banks across the United States, but the entry of for-profit milk banks has led to tensions as state lawmakers begin regulating the industry. Palencik wants to be sure that her milk goes to a mom and infant who need it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.