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Police: Motorhome driver killed in crash at NY racetrack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:55
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) — State police say the driver of a motorhome has been killed in a crash during an upstate New York racetrack's annual "Eve of Destruction" event.

Teen charged with killing math teacher wants trial moved

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:53

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Philip Chism appears in Salem Superior Court for a hearing in Salem, Mass. Lawyers for Chism, a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher, have asked a judge on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, to move his trial out of eastern Massachusetts, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the large amount of publicity the case has received. (Ken Yuszkus/The Eagle Tribune via AP, Pool, File)SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher have asked a judge to move his trial, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the publicity the case has received.


Police: Mother who couldn't handle son, 4, tied him to bush

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:43
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York mother who couldn't handle her 4-year-old son tied him to a bush while she went into an apartment to baby-sit.

Nurse drops newborn at hospital, fracturing his skull

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:29
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse has dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. The baby's mother says a doctor told her the nurse was "drowsy."

Why the gov't let many trade schools become diploma mills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it?

U.S. Girl Scouts get night under the stars at White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:19

A Girl Scout loses her balance in her camp chair around pretend campfire as Obama and the first lady welcome scouts to camp-out on South Lawn of White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was not your average Girl Scout campout.


Storm damage delays Amtrak, SEPTA rail lines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:15

Storm damage impacts Amtrak, SEPTA serviceAmtrak and SEPTA passengers are facing delays Wednesday morning because of weather-related issues.


Weather causes delays on Amtrak, SEPTA rail lines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:11

Weather causes delays on Amtrak, SEPTA rail linesAmtrak and SEPTA passengers are facing delays Wednesday morning because of weather-related issues.


U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations: DOJ official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:00
U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states, a senior U.S. Justice Department official said on Wednesday. John Carlin, Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the department's National Security Division, speaking to journalists in London, said in the last two weeks alone, federal authorities had made 10 counter-terrorism related arrests. The Islamic State “wants individuals to conduct an attack in the United States and they are doing everything they can to try to advance that goal,” said Carlin, whose visit to Britain included consultations with British security officials.

Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:48
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home.

Inert grenades found in Massachusetts charity's donation bin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:44
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called to a convenience store after three inactive grenades were found inside a clothing and toy donation bin.

Attorney: Man regrets defacing Virginia Confederate monument

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:16
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a man charged with defacing a Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia, says his client regrets the action.

Reports: Average Manhattan home price is over $1.8 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:15
NEW YORK (AP) — The average sales price of a Manhattan apartment has eclipsed $1.8 million — a new high.

Federal source: Preliminary indications show fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:06
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal source: Preliminary indications show fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson.

In some U.S. churches, guns are the answer to a prayer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:56

In some U.S. churches, guns are the answer to a prayerThe Sunday service was winding down, but before it ended, Bishop Ira Combs led the congregation of 300 at the Greater Bible Way Temple in prayer. The shootings that killed nine people in a Charleston church could not happen here, he reassured his flock. "We aren't looking to engage people in violence, but we are going to practice law enforcement," Combs told Reuters before the service.


WWI US Army 'I WANT YOU' poster sold for $20K at NYC auction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A World War I-era U.S. Army "I WANT YOU" recruitment poster has sold for $20,000 at an auction of some 2,000 wartime posters.

Tornado, funnel cloud reports being investigated in Chester, Lehigh Counties

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:30

Tornado, funnel cloud reports being investigated in Chester, Lehigh CountiesThe weather service will survey the area Wednesday, after reported sightings of funnel clouds in Lehigh County and a possible tornado in Chester County.


Colorado movie rampage jurors to hear from expert on psychosis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:29

File photo of accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listening to Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler at his arraignment in CentennialCalling into question his note-taking, qualifications and conclusions about gunman James Holmes, the lead prosecutor in Colorado's movie massacre trial put the defense's first expert witness through a withering cross-examination. Brauchler asked Woodcock why he did not watch all 22 hours of video interviews conducted by one of two court-appointed psychiatrists who found the defendant to be sane.


Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:06

Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknownTwenty years after the Ku Klux Klan burned it down, a South Carolina black church, north of Charleston, has caught fire again and authorities were trying to determine why.


Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:46

Smoke rises from Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church late Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Greeleyville, S.C., which caught fire Tuesday. The African-American church that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night. (Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty years after the Ku Klux Klan burned it down, a South Carolina black church, north of Charleston, has caught fire again and authorities are trying to determine why.