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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:45

Filipino LGBTs (Lesbians Gays Bisexual and Transgenders) hold hands as they gather for a Gay Pride rally Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Mania, Philippines to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriages in all U.S. states as a victory for their cause. The rally was scheduled to commemorate the 1969 demonstrations in New York City that started the gay rights movement around the world. Jonas Bagas, executive director of the pro-LGBT rights group TLF Share, said the U.S. court ruling “will reverberate in other corners of the world.” (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)LONDON (AP) — The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.


Inmate to plead guilty in federal prison guard's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:30
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An inmate at a federal prison in central California has agreed to plead guilty to killing a correctional officer seven years ago to avoid a possible death sentence, federal prosecutors said.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:09

Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital.


Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:09

Bishop Michael Curry, of North Carolina, speaks after being elected the Episcopal Church's first African-American presiding bishop at the Episcopal General Convention Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Curry won the vote in a landslide. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly Saturday.


Habitat for Humanity opens new ReStore in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:09

Habitat for Humanity opens new ReStore in South PhiladelphiaA Habitat for Humanity store is now open in South Philadelphia, offering gently used items at deep discounts with the proceeds going towards building homes for people in need.


Driver killed in 2-vehicle crash in Claymont, Del. ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:08

Driver killed in 2-vehicle crash in Claymont, Del. ID'dPolice say the driver killed after a two car crash in Claymont, Delaware Saturday morning has been identified.


AccuWeather: Improvement Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:48

 Rainy Saturday, Improvement SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a drier finish to the second half of the weekend.


Authorities investigate fire that destroyed black SC church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:45
WARRENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are looking into a fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in South Carolina.

New York manhunt for prison escapee heats up after accomplice killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:37

Law enforcement officers stand along County Route 41 during a search for an escaped prisoner south of MaloneHundreds of law enforcement officers hunting for a convicted murderer who escaped from a New York state maximum security prison scoured an area of near the Canadian border on Saturday, a day after a fellow escapee was killed. About 1,200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers on Saturday were searching a 22 square-mile (57 square-km) area along state route 30 between the towns of Malone and Duane in northern New York state, New York State Police said in a statement. After Richard Matt was fatally shot by U.S. Border Patrol officers, a tight security perimeter was set up in the area, where Sweat was believed to be holed up.


Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:17

The Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam sits in dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Officials say eight passengers on an excursion off the ship and a pilot were in a plane that was found crashed against the granite rock face of a cliff about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. All nine people aboard died in the crash, authorities said. (Taylor Balkom/Ketchikan Daily News via AP).JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.


1 suspect in northeastern NC shooting death turns self in

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:05
CONWAY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say one of three men being sought in a murder case has turned himself in to authorities.

Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:30
BANKERSMITH, Texas (AP) — Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.

More than 20,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after storms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:27

More than 20,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after stormsAs of Saturday morning, more than 20,000 customers remained without power in the tri-state area.


Baltimore Co. police name 3 officers who killed unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:23
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police are identifying three officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man who had threatened to kill himself.

Pa. woman gets 6 to 15 years in knife-throwing death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:21

Pa. woman gets 6 to 15 years in knife-throwing deathA Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to killing the father of one of her children by throwing a knife at him and was sentenced to six to 15 years in prison.


Siegfried & Roy's white lion Legend dies following procedure in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:14
The 14-year-old cat, named Legend, suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest on Friday after undergoing a procedure to pinpoint the cause of lameness in his front leg, the Toledo Zoo said in a statement. Legend was one of two white lions on loan to the Toledo Zoo by Siegfried & Roy, who are internationally famous for their magic and animal show, including performances with white tigers and lions.

Teenager shot in Trenton dies from injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:12

Teenager shot in Trenton dies from injuriesA teenager shot in Trenton has died from his wounds.


Some in GOP fed up with Maine's bombastic governor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:05

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivers his inauguration address after taking the oath of office for his second term at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. The Republican governor’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats, and some in his own party said his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Spokesman Peter Steele said LePage has been forced to use unconventional tactics to bring change to a state that had long been under Democratic rule. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage's bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital.


Lead plaintiff in gay marriage case returns to Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:56

Gay marriage plaintiff James Obergefell, center, waves during the Cincinnati Pride parade, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Cincinnati. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has come back to his hometown to celebrate.


Black bear crashes Pa. college party, gets collared

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:48

Black bear crashes Pa. college party, gets collaredA college party got a little wilder than expected when a black bear showed up.