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Columbine Shooter Dylan Klebold's Mother to Hold 1st TV Interview

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:47
Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine High shooter Dylan Klebold, will hold her first TV interview with Diane Sawyer about her new memoir and journey since the tragedy.

Escaped Virginia prisoner who sparked huge manhunt pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:47
A bank robbery suspect who sparked a massive manhunt when he fled a Virginia hospital with a security guard's gun pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges on Thursday, prosecutors said. Wossen Assaye, 43, entered the plea to the two charges in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a statement. Assaye triggered a nine-hour manhunt on March 31 when he apparently freed himself from shackles at a hospital in Washington's Virginia suburbs.

Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:42
ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.

Mexican government says poverty rate rose to 46.2 percent in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:42
Two million more Mexicans fell into poverty between 2012 and 2014, government data showed on Thursday, highlighting the challenges President Enrique Pena Nieto faces in meeting pledges to lift millions out of need. The poverty rate increased by 0.7 percentage point to 46.2 percent last year from 45.5 percent in 2012, equivalent to 55.3 million people in the nation of nearly 120 million, said government social development agency Coneval. The poverty level is roughly in line with that in 2010, suggesting that the modest economic growth of the last four years has not been enough to improve low-income people's circumstances.

Southwest expects gate-sharing with Delta in Dallas to be difficult

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:38

Southwest Airlines jet comes in to land at Lindbergh Field in San Diego, California"It's not going to be easy," Southwest's Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said Thursday on a conference call with media. The low-cost airline controls 18 of 20 gates at the Dallas airport, its headquarters, and an agreement that was set to expire on July 6 allowed Delta to operate five daily flights from the gates.

Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:34

Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gaysA tenured university professor in Pennsylvania who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction is under fire again for incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays.

Missouri nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:28
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

Pharmacy owners cannot cite religion to deny medicine: U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:07
The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy's owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgements on whether religious believers can opt out of providing services. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, came in a case filed by pharmacists who objected to delivering emergency contraceptives. The 9th Circuit overturned a lower court that had said the rules were unconstitutional.

N.Y. City must release misconduct records for officer in chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:06

Protesters rally and speak out on the one year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner in New YorkA state judge has ordered New York City to release a summary of misconduct findings against the police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in a case that added to the national debate on how police deal with minorities. In an opinion dated on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Garner’s death, and released publicly late Wednesday, State Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger granted a freedom of information request from the Legal Aid Society. After police sought to question Garner, an unarmed black man, about selling loose cigarettes illegally, Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold maneuver that is banned by the New York City Police Department.

Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:02

FILE - In this Thursday June 18, 2015 file photo, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, center, poses for a photo with workers of the United States pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy. Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food this week. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)MILAN (AP) — Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world's fair focusing on food this week.

The Latest: Coroner arrives at scene of family stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:54

An investigator walks in the front yard of a house in Broken Arrow, Okla., Thursday, July 23, 2015, where five family members were discovered stabbed to death. Two teenagers were taken into custody. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The latest on the stabbing deaths of an Oklahoma family (all times local):

Desert city capitalizes as highway collapse diverts drivers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:51

Construction workers stand near the collapsed elevated section of Interstate 10, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, near Desert Center, Calif. Yuma, Ariz., usually a sleepy desert town , is seeing thousands more visitors as traffic between Phoenix and Los Angeles is rerouted due to the collapsed freeway bridge to the north. Crews continued worked to fortify the bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, with a goal to reopen the main route between Los Angeles and Phoenix by Friday. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP)Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel.

The Latest: Kerry says US allies won't back military force

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:48

Secretary of State John Kerry, testifies along with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, July 23, 2015, to review the Iran nuclear agreement. Kerry bluntly challenged critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the United States failed to hold out for a better deal at the bargaining table. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest in a hearing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting on the agreement the United States and five other world powers struck this month with Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions (asterisk)(all times local):

New Mexico couple set homeless man ablaze with fireworks: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:37
Police in New Mexico have arrested an Albuquerque couple accused of setting a homeless man ablaze with fireworks as he slept on a city sidewalk, authorities said on Thursday. Joshua Benavidez and Irene Enriquez, both 31, were taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of carrying out the July 11 attack, after police received multiple tips that a purple SUV used by the assailants belonged to Benavidez. It was just trying to scare him," Benavidez told a reporter from KOB 4 television news channel as the couple were arrested.

Philadelphia postman charged after 22,500 pieces mail found undelivered

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:35
In a case that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "snail mail," Patrick D’Ambrosio was accused of stashing the mail in his car and in garbage bags in his garage between May 2014 and January 2015, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. The cache was discovered after a United States Postal Service manager complained that mail in the Philadelphia area was not being delivered. Chris Allen, an assistant special agent with IG's office, said on Wednesday that the office is working with the U.S. Postal Service this week to ensure the mix of letters, magazines and packages are delivered.

Rogue Minnesota DQ makes up own rules for ice cream treats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:30

This Monday, July 13, 2013 photo shows the Dairy Queen restaurant in downtown Moorhead, Minn. The store first opened in 1949. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.

Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:25

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the Financial Times Newspaper is seen on sale at a newsagents in London. Pearson PLC, the owner of the Financial Times, confirmed Thursday, July 23, 2015 it is in "advanced discussions" about the potential sale of the newspaper. The company noted recent press speculation about the potential disposal of the FT Group, but added "there is no certainty that the discussions will lead to a transaction." (John Stillwell/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC.

Obama aware of death of black woman in Texas jail: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is aware of the death of a black woman in a Texas jail days after her widely publicized arrest after a traffic stop, the White House said on Thursday.

Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:17

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2015, file photo, defense attorney David Bruck arrives at federal court in Boston during the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Thursday, July 23, 2015, a federal judge appointed Bruck to represent Dylann Roof, who authorities have charged with the June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion.

Teen wounded, man killed in Kensington shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:08

Teen wounded, man killed in Kensington shootingsA man was shot and killed and a teen hit by a stray bullet in separate shootings that police believe may be connected in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.