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Widow of prominent Ky. defense lawyer sues over his killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:00
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Kentucky defense lawyer's widow is suing psychiatrists and a hospital over their treatment of a patient who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the lawyer's fatal shooting last year.

Family of immigrant killed by Wash. police gets documents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:59
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Pasco, Washington, has been given forensic reports and other documents from the investigation into his death.

US Beats Germany to Get to Women's World Cup Finals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:56
The team beat Germany 2-0.

Service honors last of 9 Charleston church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:44
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Public officials paid tribute to longtime pastor Daniel L. Simmons Sr. in the last of the services for the nine victims of a shooting at a predominantly black Charleston church.

White House intruders beware: New fence to have metal spikes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year.

U.S. names new envoy for bid to close Guantanamo prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:26

To match feature USA-GUANTANAMO/GUARDSA newly appointed special envoy to lead the Obama administration’s efforts to close the Guantanamo prison said he saw a window of opportunity that could substantially reduce the detainee population there in coming months. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named attorney Lee Wolosky, who served in the National Security Council under the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to a post considered crucial to meeting President Barack Obama’s long-standing promise to shut the internationally condemned jail at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.


AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:21

 From stormy to humidMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says localized storms have already produced damaging winds, flooding rains and hail.


Candidate Jeb Bush releases 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:07

Bush speaks at a town hall meeting in Henderson, NevadaWASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday that traced his path to a net worth of between $19 million and $22 million, in a show of transparency that will pressure Democrat Hillary Clinton and his Republican rivals to open their financial books. Bush's income has soared since he left the Florida governor's office in 2007, the records showed. Tracking steadily higher through the financial crisis and deep recession, Bush's income was nearly $7.4 million in 2013.


Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:57

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.


Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:57

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.


Los Angeles seeks job training exemption to new minimum wage law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:55
The Los Angeles City Council, which weeks ago approved a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, on Tuesday asked its legal staff to carve out an exemption to the ordinance for job training programs. In voting to approve the measure, city council members instructed the city attorney to put together an ordinance allowing employers of job training programs to pay workers below the minimum wage for the first 18 months of their training. "This is an important measure that will ensure everyone has the opportunity to get the training they need to enter the workforce and lead productive lives,” Council member Paul Krekorian said.

Los Angeles seeks job training exemption to new minimum wage law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:55
The Los Angeles City Council, which weeks ago approved a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, on Tuesday asked its legal staff to carve out an exemption to the ordinance for job training programs. In voting to approve the measure, city council members instructed the city attorney to put together an ordinance allowing employers of job training programs to pay workers below the minimum wage for the first 18 months of their training. "This is an important measure that will ensure everyone has the opportunity to get the training they need to enter the workforce and lead productive lives,” Council member Paul Krekorian said.

Illinois Democrats seek temporary budget to keep government open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:54

Madigan, speaker of the Illinois Representatives, listens to the State of the State address in SpringfieldBy Fiona Ortiz SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - The financially troubled state of Illinois edged closer on Tuesday to a government shutdown as Democratic lawmakers and the Republican governor failed to resolve a budget impasse ahead of a midnight deadline. Veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan said he would present an emergency one-month budget on Wednesday to keep essential services operating, but Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, in office since January, has signaled he would not accept such a measure. "This is another opportunity to not shut down the government," Madigan told reporters.


Illinois Democrats seek temporary budget to keep government open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:54

Madigan, speaker of the Illinois Representatives, listens to the State of the State address in SpringfieldBy Fiona Ortiz SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - The financially troubled state of Illinois edged closer on Tuesday to a government shutdown as Democratic lawmakers and the Republican governor failed to resolve a budget impasse ahead of a midnight deadline. Veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan said he would present an emergency one-month budget on Wednesday to keep essential services operating, but Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, in office since January, has signaled he would not accept such a measure. "This is another opportunity to not shut down the government," Madigan told reporters.


Trump's pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:51

FILE - In this June 16, 2015 file photo, real estate mogul Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in New York. Ora TV, a television company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 said it will scrap a project it was developing with Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with him and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which he partly owns.


Trump's pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:51

FILE - In this June 16, 2015 file photo, real estate mogul Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in New York. Ora TV, a television company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 said it will scrap a project it was developing with Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with him and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which he partly owns.


Escapee Says He Was Almost Caught Twice, Practiced Escape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:50
David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

U.S. Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:49

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie stands with wife Mary Pat as he announces campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New JerseyBy Luciana Lopez LIVINGSTON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched an uphill run for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with his trademark brashness, offering up his blunt talk and willingness to tackle tough issues as the cure for Washington dysfunction. Christie, once seen as a leading 2016 White House contender but now viewed as a long shot, said his dose of New Jersey straight talk could help span the partisan divide to solve difficult political problems. "I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that's what America needs right now," Christie told friends, family and supporters at the campaign launch at his old high school in suburban Livingston, New Jersey.


1 civilian, 3 firefighters treated for unknown fumes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:42

1 civilian, 3 firefighters treated for unknown fumesOne civilian and at least three firefighters were treated for exposure to unknown fumes in Newark, Delaware.


Hawaii OKs traditional burials involving burned corpses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:38

Ken Ordenstein, owner of Ken Ordenstein Funerals, left, and Leialoha "Rocky" Kaluhiwa, vice president of the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, right, react outside Hawaii Gov. David Ige's office after he signed a bill on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Honolulu. The bill ensures that Native Hawaiians and others can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a cloth before being buried. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred.