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On eve of court ruling, Americans oppose contraceptive ban: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 16:25

Numerous news crews await outside the Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans oppose letting employers, based on their religious views, exclude certain contraceptives from workers’ insurance coverage, says a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected on Monday. In one of the most closely watched cases of the year, the nine-member court will weigh whether for-profit corporations may raise religious objections to a mandate in President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law that their insurance cover contraceptives. It brings to the forefront thorny questions of religious freedom and reproductive rights, along with enduring politicking over the law known as Obamacare, itself broadly upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012. The poll asked whether employers should be able to choose what forms of contraceptives their health plans provide based on their religious beliefs.


Moderate quake widely felt in Arizona, N. Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 15:34
SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported.

Crew fan in hospital after lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 14:24
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew rescheduled their game against FC Dallas for Sunday afternoon as an off-duty firefighter remains hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest following a lightning strike that postponed Saturday's game.

Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 14:09

Investigators look over the debris of a fallen security door outside a Rita's Water Ice store in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Investigators tell Philly.com that the metal security door detached and fell on a 3-year-old girl who died. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.


Plaintiffs in historic gay marriage case lauded at lavish ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 13:51
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A year after becoming among the first same-sex couples to wed legally in California, two men who were plaintiffs in the case that led to a court overturning the state's five-year ban on gay marriage held a lavish ceremony on Saturday with family and friends including Hollywood stars to celebrate their wedding. Paul Katami, 41, and Jeff Zarrillo, 40, exchanged vows during a poolside ceremony at the famous Beverly Hilton Hotel, which hosts the annual Golden Globe awards, with more than 100 supporters including three of their four parents, as well as actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner. We are paying tribute tonight to the people who stood up years ago." The couple, who have been together for 13 years, were legally wed a year ago at Los Angeles City Hall after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a federal court's order striking down California's same-sex marriage ban.

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:30

This artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson looks on during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The hearing of the Libyan accused of masterminding deadly Benghazi attacks, lasted ten minutes; he pled not guilty to conspiracy Saturday at his first appearance in U.S. court. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics appeared briefly for the first time in an American courtroom on Saturday, pleading not guilty to a terrorism-related charge nearly two weeks after he was captured by military special forces


Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:28

Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fireAuthorities say a man has died in a house fire in Newark, Delaware.


Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:23

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judgeThe Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.


Child, 3, killed in freak accident at Rita's Water Ice

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:23

Child, 3, killed in freak accident at Rita's Water IcePolice say a 3-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident when a large security gate fell on her at a Rita's Water Ice in Brewerytown.


Rewards offered in Rite Aid robberies in Philly, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:21

Rewards offered in Rite Aid robberies in Philly, Pa.Rewards are being offered to find the bandits wanted for two separate Rite Aid robberies in Philadelphia and Bucks County.


Woman, child killed in N. Phila. house fire ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:20

Woman, child killed in N. Phila. house fire ID'dFamily members have identified the woman and child killed in the house fire in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Man killed in apparent road rage shooting ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:20

Man killed in apparent road rage shooting ID'dPolice have released the identity of the 32-year-old man killed in an apparent road rage shooting in Kensington.


VIDEO: Block party kicks off Wawa Welcome America

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:19

 Block party kicks off Wawa Welcome AmericaA major block party in the heart of Center City Philadelphia kicked off the start of the Wawa Welcome America festival leading up to the Fourth of July.


Man killed in Newark, Delaware house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:16

Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fireAuthorities say a man was killed in a house fire in Newark, Delaware.


Woman rescued from Newark, Del. house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:46

Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fireAuthorities say a woman was rescued from a house fire in Newark, Delaware.


Man shot and killed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:22

Man shot and killed in FrankfordA man in his 20s was shot and killed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


GM crash victim payment plan won't have limit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:09

FILE - In this July 11, 2013 file photo, attorney and special adviser Kenneth Feinberg speaks at a public forum on the distribution of Newtown donations at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn. Feinberg plans to announce the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches on Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)DETROIT (AP) — When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he'll have an open wallet.


Pelosi holds little hope for immigration reform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:50
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border that she holds little hope that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.

Child killed by falling security door at Philadelphia ice treat shop: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:40
A 3-year-old girl was killed on Saturday when a metal security door fell on her at a flavored ice shop in Philadelphia, according to local media reports. The child was with her mother at a Rita's Italian Ice location in the Brewerytown neighborhood when the security door detached from the building and trapped her underneath it, TV station WPVI reported, citing information from police. A Philadelphia police representative could not be reached for comment. Police are investigating the death, WPVI said.

Biden attends niece's wedding near Syracuse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:25
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — For a few hours, he was just Uncle Joe.