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Shipwreck-hunting company sues over Blackbeard's ship

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:26
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's sunken ship off the North Carolina coast has sued the state for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and videos of the wreck and recovery.

Landscaper gets jail time for killing ducks with lawnmower

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:19
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida landscaper who ran over a family of ducks with his riding lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing in Maryland church

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:16
The suspect, Song Su Kim, 30, of Falls Church, attacked the couple on Sunday with a kitchen knife during a church service at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center in Urbana, about 40 miles northwest of Washington, said Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amanda Hatcher. The scene was "very bloody," Hatcher said.

SEPTA cancels update about pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:04

SEPTA cancels update about pope visit passesSEPTA will hold a news conference on Monday afternoon to update their effort to offer Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September.


SEPTA cancels update for pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:03

SEPTA cancels update about pope visit passesSEPTA will hold a news conference on Monday afternoon to update their effort to offer Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September.


UN says Burundi election wasn't 'inclusive, free, credible'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:55
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. electoral observers in Burundi say last week's election that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term took place in an environment that was "not conducive for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process."

911 calls reveal both sides of deadly road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:39
BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. (AP) — In 911 calls from an apparent road rage incident, a north Florida man tells a dispatcher he has his gun "cocked and loaded" because "some maniac" was trying to run him off the road.

15 injured when church bus, SUV crash on I-64 in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:35
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fifteen people have been taken to hospitals in central Kentucky after a bus carrying teenagers from a suburban Indianapolis church crashed.

2 sought after home invasion, shooting in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:31

2 sought after home invasion, shooting in MayfairPolice are looking for two suspects after a home invasion and shooting on Monday morning in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.


Insanity defense weighed for mom charged with killing kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:31

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, LeRoya Moore, of East Haven, is arraigned in Superior Court in New Haven, Conn. Moore goes before a judge Monday, July 27, 2015, charged with murdering her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines. She has been in prison since being found near the bodies of 7-year-old Daaron Moore and his 6-year-old sister, Aleisha Moore in their home on June 2. (Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines say they are considering an insanity defense.


VIDEO: Woman in China saves son before falling to her death in escalator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:20

 Woman in China saves son before falling to her death in escalatorWARNING: Some may find images disturbing; Metal panel gave way, collapsing under 30-year-old's feet


Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger was denied right to testify: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:15

Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in a booking mug combination photoThe judge who blocked former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger from claiming a U.S. prosecutor gave him immunity for his crimes violated his rights by preventing him from testifying at his 2013 racketeering trial, Bulger's lawyer said on Monday. The lawyer, Hank Brennan, went before a three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston to challenge the conviction of Bulger, 85, on charges including committing or ordering 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s. The trial detailed Bulger's corrupt relationship with federal agents and prosecutors in Boston who turned a blind eye to the Irish-American gangster's crimes in return for information they could use against the Italian-American mafia.


Lawyer: School that blocked gay speech didn't discriminate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, Twin Peaks Charter Academy senior Evan Young reads his valedictorian speech, which he had been barred from reading during Twin Peaks Academy's 2015 commencement ceremony, during an event in in Boulder, Colo., sponsored by the nonprofit Out Boulder. The Twin Peaks Charter Academy, which prevented Young, a gay valedictorian, from coming out during his commencement speech, hired an outside attorney to investigate its decision, who found that the school didn't discriminate by blocking the speech. (Jonathan Castner/The Daily Camera via AP, file)LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A school didn't discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according to an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision.


Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:01

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it is just the beginning for the streaming service that’s had some troubles since its launch in March. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March.


Professional poker player sues casino that claims he cheated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:57
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A professional poker player has sued a casino that claimed he won $9.6 million by cheating at baccarat, alleging it knew about defects in the cards and then destroyed evidence.

Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:53

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015 photo, Sam Evers of Houston performs his yoga on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph. But wet weather has forced the cancellation of Speed Week for the second straight year and revived a debate about whether nearby mining is depleting the Bonneville Salt Flats of their precious resource. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph.


Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:49

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2015, where he released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch movie critic dies in 1-car accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:49
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The longtime movie critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has died in a one-car accident.

Apartment fire forces evacuation of 350 people in Pennsauken Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:44

Apartment fire forces evacuation of 350 people in Pennsauken Twp.Investigators are working to find the cause of a blaze on the first floor of a high-rise apartment complex in southern New Jersey.


Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:44

FILE - This file June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, captured in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Bulger was convicted in a Boston federal court in August 2013 on a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. A federal appeals court in Boston heard arguments Monday, July 27, 2015 on his bid to overturn his racketeering conviction. Bulger was not present for the proceedings. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes.