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Nash sees young people as saviors of the future

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:58

FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Graham Nash speaks during the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, in Austin, Texas. The 72-year-old member of Crosby, Stills and Nash spoke exclusively to The Associated Press on Monday, July 7, 2014, after the Paley Center for Media hosted a discussion with the trio regarding their newly released remastered box set commemorating their 1974 tour with Neil Young. (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Jay Janner, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he's frustrated by political ideals surrounding issues like global warming and marriage equality, he realizes "those powers against progress" will naturally run their course.


US-China strategic talks get test this week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:53

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, center, get certificates saying that they have climbed to the top of the Great Wall as well as photo books about the wall from Guo Jiaqiang, second right, deputy director of the Badaling Foreign Affairs Office, and with Chen Fei, right, deputy director of the Badaling Great Wall Special District, while touring the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Kerry and Lew are in Beijing to attend the annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater cooperation.


Vet sues after burial with gay partner is denied

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:30

Madelynn Taylor, 74, looks at a 2011 photo of herself (in red) with her wife Jean Mixner, in Boise, Idaho on July 7, 2014. Taylor has filed a lawsuit seeking the right to have her deceased wife interred with her at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Idaho state law allows only married couples who are legally recognized by the state to be buried together at the cemetery; the state has refused to recognize Taylor’s legal marriage to Mixner in California as valid. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife.


Man charged with attacking W.Va. TV reporter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:27
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A central West Virginia man is accused of attacking a Charleston television reporter with a camera tripod.

Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:26

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2007 file photo, Crumbs Bake Shop managing partner Harley Bauer carries of tray of cupcakes during the store's grand opening in Beverly Hills, Calif. Crumbs on Monday, July 7, 2014 said it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.


Jury selection to begin in 'American Sniper' suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:22

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, left, talks to the media in Minneapolis. Ventura sued Chris Kyle, the author of the best-selling book “American Sniper,” for defamation in 2012 after Kyle claimed in his book that he punched Ventura at a California bar. Ventura says the incident never happened, and he’s suing for damages. Kyle, of Texas, was killed last year on a gun range while the lawsuit was pending. His widow, Taya Kyle, is now the central defendant in the case, which goes to trial on Tuesday, July 8, in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.


TV meteorologist loses eye in fireworks mishap

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:20

TV meteorologist loses eye in fireworks mishapA meteorologist at a Detroit-area television station has lost the sight in his left eye after a fireworks accident in Iowa.


NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter.

Mom suspected of abandoning baby on New York subway platform: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:52
(Reuters) - A mother accused of abandoning her baby by pushing its stroller onto the platform in a New York City subway station before hopping on a departing train was in custody on Tuesday, police said. The 20-year-old woman is suspected of leaving the 10-month-old child when a train arrived at the Columbus Circle train station on Monday, police said. "She was on the train," said New York City Police Department spokesman Christopher Pisano.

Man runs after being shot in the leg in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:15

Man runs after being shot in the leg in FrankfordPolice say a man ran to another location after being shot in the leg in the Philadelphia's Frankford section early Tuesday morning.


Authorities search for 2 missing in Lake St. Clair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:10
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people are missing in separate incidents on Lake St. Clair.

Grand Canyon crash a game-changer in air travel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:49

In this Sept. 12, 2013 photo released by the Grand Canyon National Park Service, shows a National Historical Landmark plate overlooking the east end of the Grand Canyon, Ariz. Two commercial airplanes, United Flight 718 and TWA Flight 2 crashed on June 30, 1956 over the Grand Canyon, killing all 128 people aboard in one of the deadliest aviation disasters in the U.S. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Grand Canyon National Park will mark the designation of the crash site as a National Historic Landmark in a ceremony overlooking the gorge where the wreckage was scattered over 1.5 square miles. (AP Photo/Grand Canyon National Park Service)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today. The skies were largely uncontrolled, and pilots outside major U.S. cities relied on sight to avoid catastrophes.


Man dies after being shot inside vehicle in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:18

Man dies after being shot inside vehicle in ParksidePolice say a 21-year-old man died after being shot multiple times inside a vehicle in the Philadelphia's Parkside section Monday night.


Russian arrested in hacking case filed in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:16
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit card numbers.

Riders evacuated from stalled California coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:21
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Monday, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

Jurors: Stepmom's role helped husband avoid death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Delilah Williams testified at her husband's murder trial that she had stomped on her 5-year-old stepdaughter so hard that she heard bone crack.

Prosecutors: No charges for deputy who killed boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:18

File - This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows Rodrigo Lopez, left, and Sujay Cruz, parents of Andy Lopez, as they walk to a news conference in San Francisco. Prosecutors said Monday, July 7, 2014, that they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed Andy Lopez, an unarmed 13-year-old boy, whose death last year sparked protests and criticism that the officer acted too quickly. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old boy say they felt they had lost their son again after prosecutors said they would not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed him, mistaking a pellet gun he was carrying for an assault rifle.


Chronic dryness hinders fight against West's fires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:12

This Saturday, July 5, 2014, photo provided by the Utah State Parks shows the fire from the Taylor Mountain Road Fire near Vernal, Utah. Authorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained. Utah fire officials say they plan to continue putting a perimeter around the Taylor Mountain Road Fire on Monday. Rangers say Steinaker State Park remains closed as crews use it as a staging area. (AP Photo/Utah State Parks)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews fought through a rugged landscape, triple-digit heat, gusty winds, and the stark and chronic dryness of California's long drought to make hard-earned progress against a wildfire burning for its fourth day.


Sterling ordered to testify at Clippers sale trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:46

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse with her attorney Pierce O' Donnell, Monday, July 7, 2014. With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on Shelly Sterling had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling, who's challenging his wife's $2 billion deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, was ordered to testify after he skipped the opening of the case.


A look at legal pot as Washington stores prepare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:20

Cannabis City owner James Lathrop briefly leans against the exterior of his new recreational marijuana store Monday, July 7, 2014, in Seattle. The shop will be the first and, initially, only store in Seattle to legally sell recreational pot when sales begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores open for business this week, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry: