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Gawker wins lawsuit against FBI in Hulk Hogan sex tape case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:28
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the FBI to turn over evidence related to professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's sex tape.

Probe of Connecticut serial killings leads to Virginia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:27
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say an investigation into the suspected serial killings of seven people has led detectives to a Virginia home where a key suspect once lived.

No more fee: T-Mobile's new phone-upgrade program explained

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:19

FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, T-Mobile CEO John Legere talks about the company's Jump plan during news conference in New York. T-Mobile is revamping its Jump phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.


Relief and recovery underway in Delaware Co. after Tuesday's storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:18

Relief and recovery underway in Delaware Co. after Tuesday's stormsRelief and recovery efforts continue in Delaware County, two days after Tuesday's destructive storms.


Man who drove with victim in windshield sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:11
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man who struck a New Jersey pedestrian and drove with the victim lodged in his car's windshield has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Central Park restaurant sued for sexual, racial harassment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:58
The suit, filed in U.S. district court in Manhattan by Akira Smalls, alleges the manager at the Loeb Boathouse made a series of boastful and graphic sexual comments to her, including asking her whether she had any sexually transmitted diseases, and the restaurant's chef got her drunk in a bid to have sex with her. The pricey restaurant, which opened in the 1950s, sits on the tip of the lake in the middle of Central Park, near its famous angel-topped Bethesda Fountain. When she complained to the owners in 2013 about sexual comments by the manager, James Modena, she was told he would not be fired, according to the suit.

Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center to open Sept. 10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:42

Reporters walk past the visitors center building at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Shanksville, Pa. during a press tour of the ongoing construction, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The $26 million visitor center complex is scheduled to be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, 2015, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks during which passengers caused the hijacked airliner to crash there. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A $26 million visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks.


Colorado movie massacre defense seeks to prove gunman's insanity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:40

File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialDefense lawyers in Colorado's movie massacre trial opened their case on Thursday, calling a psychiatrist as they seek to prove gunman James Holmes was insane and not in control of his actions when he plotted and carried out the 2012 rampage. Holmes, a 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student, opened fire inside a packed midnight premiere of a Batman film at a Denver-area multiplex, killing 12 people and wounding 70. The prosecution wrapped up its case last week after calling more than 200 witnesses, including first responders, survivors, and two court-appointed psychiatrists who both concluded Holmes was sane when he planned and launched the attack.


Supreme Court upholds broad housing discrimination claims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:39

Supreme Court upholds broad discrimination claims under housing lawBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday embraced a broad interpretation of the type of civil rights allegations that can be made under the landmark Fair Housing Act by ruling that the law allows for discrimination claims based on seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect. On a 5-4 vote in a major civil rights case, the court handed a victory to civil rights groups and the administration of President Barack Obama, which had backed a Texas nonprofit that claimed the state violated the law by disproportionately awarding low-income housing tax credits to developers who own properties in poor, minority-dominated neighborhoods. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close cases, joined the court's four liberals in the majority.     The court was considering whether the 1968 law allows for so-called disparate impact claims in which plaintiffs only need to show the discriminatory effect of a particular practice and not evidence of discriminatory intent.


Washington officer who shot theft suspects was reprimanded

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:36
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An officer under scrutiny for shooting and wounding two half-brothers suspected of trying to steal beer has been reprimanded during his three years with a Washington state police department.

Police: Car averaged 95 mph before fatally striking 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:35

Detroit Police officers check out the damage to a car involved in a police chase on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Detroit. A driver accelerated to more than 70 mph on a residential street in Detroit while fleeing officers before striking and killing two young children and injuring three other children and an adult, police said. (Steve Perez/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — The driver of a Chevy Camaro being pursued by police pushed the muscle car's average speed to 95 mph in a Detroit neighborhood where children were playing before striking and killing two and injuring several others, the city's police chief said.


Woman pleads guilty to trying to put hit on daughter's ex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:27
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who paid an undercover police officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend by burning him alive pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Abercrombie settles U.S. immigration discrimination charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:26

People walk by an Abercrombie & Fitch Co store in PasadenaThursday's settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice calls for Abercrombie to pay the woman $3,661 of back pay and interest, set up a $153,932 fund to compensate others who may have faced similar discrimination, and pay a $1,100 civil fine. Abercrombie was accused of violating the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act by requiring the complainant to provide written proof of her immigration status to verify her employment eligibility, though it did not require such proof from U.S. citizens.


Government names special master for Corinthian student debt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:24

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, a person walks past an Everest Institute sign in a office building in Silver Spring, Md. The Education Department is appointing a special monitor to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges. It's part of a debt forgiveness plan that could cost billions of dollars. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department appointed a special monitor Thursday to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges — a debt forgiveness plan that could cost billions of dollars.


Noah's big biblical boat being built as Kentucky attraction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:23

A wooden rib that is part of a ship based on the story of Noah’s ark is raised into place in Williamstown, Ky., on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The Ark Encounter will be a religious tourist attraction when it opens next year. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In a rolling Kentucky pasture, the first few wooden ribs of a giant Noah's ark tourist attraction have begun to sprout up.


U.S. intelligence chief: China top suspect in hack of U.S. agency: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:22

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in SingaporeThe United States' intelligence chief said on Thursday that China was the top suspect in a hack of a U.S. agency that compromised the personnel records of millions of Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The comments from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper marked a departure of sorts for the Obama administration, which has avoided publicly pointing to Beijing, even as officials said privately China likely was behind the attack. "You have to kind of salute the Chinese for what they did," given the difficulty of the intrusion, the Journal quoted Clapper as saying at a Washington intelligence conference.


Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:19
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson's mostly white police force, widely maligned after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer last summer, is trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies, the interim police chief said.

Pelicans nesting at North Dakota refuge a near record

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:17
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says American white pelicans are nesting at a central North Dakota refuge in near-record numbers.

Oregon man accused of killing parents, found in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:16
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man was accused of killing his parents after their bodies were found in a freezer at their Oregon home by police who twice checked on them but were deterred by notes saying the family was away, authorities said Thursday.

Oregon man arrested after parents found dead in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:11
An Oregon man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of aggravated murder after police found two bodies, believed to be those of his parents, in a freezer in the home where the family lived, authorities said. Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, faces two counts of aggravated murder and was booked into the Lane County jail in the suspected killing of his parents, with whom he lived, police said. Police believe the bodies found in the freezer are those of Randy and Karen Ringquist, both in their 60s, but they were awaiting a final determination from the medical examiner, Springfield Police Sergeant Rich Charboneau said.