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Kimball as 'Capital For A Day' will include community social

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 14:20
KIMBALL, S.D. (AP) — Kimball's chance to be the honorary state Capital for a Day this month is approaching quickly.

San Francisco braces for traffic nightmare near Golden Gate Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 14:03
San Francisco residents were bracing for several days of snarled traffic after a key approach to the Golden Gate Bridge was closed on Thursday to allow crews to complete work on a major new access route to the iconic span. The 79-hour closure, which will last through 5 a.m. local time on Monday, was expected to result in delays of up to four hours for vehicles forced to use the only other approach to cross the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco into Marin County, said project spokeswoman Molly Graham said. "If you come to the Presidio (neighborhood) by bike or on foot, there’ll be lots of activity to see while the crews work, but for vehicles, the traffic will be major,” Graham said.

First chapter of new Harper Lee novel is previewed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:56

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. The first chapter to Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" ran in Friday's editions of The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, as anticipation grows for her first book since "To Kill a Mockingbird" is set to be released on July 14. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)NEW YORK (AP) — We know this much so far about Harper Lee's new book: Atticus Finch is 72 and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Scout is a grown woman who has a suitor most anxious to marry her.


Former Utah teacher sentenced to up to 30 years for student sex assaults

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:17
A former Utah high school teacher who admitted to sexually abusing three teenage boys with whom she carried on relationships would serve at least two years, and up to three decades, in prison under a sentence handed down by a judge on Thursday. Brianne Altice, 36, who taught English at Davis High School in suburban Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty in April to three counts of second-degree felony forcible sex abuse stemming from her contact with the three youths in 2013 and 2014. Judge Thomas Kay ordered two of the sentences to be served consecutively, with the third to run concurrently with the first two.

Childhood friendship put to test in public corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:04

FILE- In this June 22, 2015, file photo, New York state Sen. John Sampson leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York after jury selection in his obstruction of justice trial. Sampson is accused of asking a friend, who was a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, sneak him the names of cooperating witnesses after he came under scrutiny in a corruption probe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When a once-powerful New York politician became suspicious he was the target of a corruption probe, authorities say he came up with an outlandish way to get answers: He convinced a longtime friend who worked as a paralegal to try to leak him the names of cooperating witnesses.


Alexander Hamilton's descendant rankled at $10 bill change

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:57

In this photo taken July 8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, Doug Hamilton holds a $10 bill bearing the portrait of his direct ancestor, Alexander Hamilton. Doug Hamilton and others are trying to persuade the U.S. Treasury Department to change its plan to alter the bill as part of the effort to include a portrait of a woman on paper money. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer it if the Treasury Department would leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.


First chapter of new Harper Lee novel is previewed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:21
NEW YORK (AP) — The first chapter of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" begins with a grown up Scout returning by train to Maycomb, Alabama, where she is greeted by a young man who wants to marry her.

Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:05

Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. AiryA woman was hospitalized after her car crashed into a tree in Philadelphia's West Mt. Airy section.


Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:05

Driver injured after car slams into tree in West Mt. AiryA woman was hospitalized after her car crashed into a tree in Philadelphia's West Mt. Airy section.


6 injured in crash in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:50

6 injured in crash in New CastleSix people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in New Castle, Delaware.


Pacific islands cable breaks, cutting off phones, Internet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:49
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Technicians are restoring telephone and Internet service in the U.S Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands after a break in undersea cable disconnected the islands from the rest of the world.

Area storms bring strong winds and some flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:46

Area storms bring strong winds and some floodingSevere thunderstorms brought ominous clouds, heavy rain and strong winds to the area on Thursday.


AccuWeather: Severe Weather Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:45

 Severe Weather TonightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says tonight's storms could contain damaging winds and heavy downpours.


Woman shot at San Francisco pier fuels immigration debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:36

Flowers and a candle lay on the ground following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kathryn Steinle, a medical device saleswoman who loved travel and dance, is the newest symbol for those seeking stricter immigration enforcement. They point to her death, from a gun prosecutors say was fired by a Mexican man in the country illegally after five deportations, as heart-wrenching evidence of the need for tighter border controls.


2nd suspect arrested in Kensington shooting that injured 7

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:27

2nd suspect arrested in Kensington shooting that injured 7Philadelphia police have made a second arrest in a Kensington shooting that injured seven people, including children.


SC Gov. Nikki Haley Orders Removal of Confederate Flag

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:16
Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse Thursday.

Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:11

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1977, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, right, talks with coach John Madden in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, who led the Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler's Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)A Snake wouldn't seem to offer much help on a football field.


PHOTOS: Viewer pictures of Thursday's storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:04

 Viewer pictures of Thursday's stormsAction News viewers joined the action, sharing photos as severe storms moved through the area.


22 Million Affected by OPM Hack, Officials Say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:55
More than 22 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen.

Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurs SC flag vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:52

Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, speaks in favor of taking down the Confederate flag during debate over a Senate bill calling for the 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. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An impassioned plea by a descendant of the Confederate president seemed to swing momentum as South Carolina legislators debated whether to remove the rebel battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.