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Man wounded in Wilmington gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:09

Man wounded in Wilmington gunfireA 29-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in Wilmington.


Firefighters battle house blaze in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:02

Firefighters battle house blaze in Cobbs CreekFire crews battled a house blaze in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section early Thursday morning.


12-year-old homicide suspect soon could return to Omaha

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:55
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 12-year-old homicide suspect has waived extradition proceedings in Minneapolis and soon could be back in Omaha.

Accuser asks for all Cosby testimony to be made public

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:50

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)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's first accuser has asked a judge to release the comedian's full deposition in her sex-assault lawsuit, saying Cosby, his lawyers and agents broke the confidentiality agreement that sealed the 2006 court settlement.


Judge recuses self from Florida theater shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:06
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A judge has recused himself from the trial of a former Tampa police captain accused of fatally shooting a man during an argument over texting in a Florida movie theater.

Father of unlicensed teen driver to plead guilty in fatal Pennsylvania crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:05
A New York man was set to plead guilty to undisclosed criminal charges on Thursday after he let his 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, drive his SUV, which she crashed in the Pennsylvania Poconos, killing three young friends. Michael Ware, 54, of Scarsdale, New York, withdrew his request for a trial late last month and said he would accept a plea deal offered by Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards. Edwards has declined to disclose details of the deal prior to Ware's scheduled appearance on Thursday before Judge Raymond Hamill in Wayne County Court of Common Pleas in Honesdale.

How exposed are you to the volatile Chinese stock market?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 19:47

A worker repairs the display board at a brokerage house in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province Wednesday July 8, 2015. China announced a flurry of new moves Wednesday to halt a stock market slide. The government told state companies and executives to buy shares, raised the amount of equities insurance companies can hold and promised more credit to finance trading. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUTNEW YORK (AP) — The extreme volatility in China's stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country's mainline index have suspended trading of their shares.


Southwest plane aborts takeoff in Chicago; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 19:21
CHICAGO (AP) — Southwest Airlines says no one was injured when one of its planes aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport in Chicago due to a mechanical issue.

Funeral set for Florida girl killed by leaping sturgeon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:59
LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Funeral plans are set for a 5-year-old north Florida girl who died after being struck by a sturgeon that leaped into the boat she was riding in with her family.

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag after 13 hour debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:57

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag after 13 hour debateGov. Niki Haley says she will sign the bill, meaning the flag could come down in days.


Catholic school staffer in Montgomery County apparently fired for same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:28

Catholic school staffer in Montgomery County apparently fired for same-sex marriageA staff member at a Catholic school in Montgomery County is without a job after she was apparently fired for her same-sex marriage.


Washington panel to vote on contentious Eisenhower monument plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:22
A Washington planning commission on Thursday is to consider final approval of a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial by famed architect Frank Gehry even as Congress is declining to pay for it. The design before the National Capital Planning Commission includes a pair of 80-foot (24-meter) freestanding columns and a 447-foot (136-meter) steel mesh tapestry that depicts the Kansas plains where the 34th U.S. president and World War Two Allied commander spent his boyhood. The commission's final approval would be a major step forward after 16 years of disputes over the design.

Baby dies after being left inside SUV in South Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 18:01
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say an 11-month-old baby died after being left inside a sport utility vehicle parked outside their apartment near Fort Lauderdale.

Police chief who pledged reforms fired amid crime spike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:06

FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts listens as Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference, in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the firing of Batts in a news release Wednesday, July 8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Less than three years ago, Anthony Batts was hand-picked by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to combat crime and reform a troubled law enforcement department in one of America's most violent cities.


1 injured after car crashes, overturns in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:59

1 injured after car crashes, overturns in FrankfordOne person was injured after a car crashed and overturned in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Man and woman shot in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:57

Man and woman shot in FrankfordA man and woman were wounded in a double shooting in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Man fatally shot in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:56

Man fatally shot in North PhiladelphiaA man has died after being shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.


Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:08

State Rep. John King, right, D-York, hugs a woman after the House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds early Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:05
"This was not an easy decision but it is one that is in the best interest of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore deserve better and we're going to get better." — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts amid growing criticism of his performance after a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody.